30 Dec '11, 3pm

Discover the natural side of the Seychelles...

With their luxury resorts and royal guests, the islands are familiar as a tropical idyll for the rich and famous. Tim Ecott , however, celebrates their simpler side, where nature is king. When I first visited the island of La Digue more than 20 years ago, there were only two places to stay. One was a licensed hotel made up of a collection of simple, thatched chalets in a palm grove beside a beach; the other was inland, set on a rise above a vanilla plantation. This was an 'unofficial' hotel, Château St Cloud, a charming but eccentrically run old house where Oliver Reed stayed while filmingCastawayin the mid-1980s. Everyone dined together at a long wooden table and there was no menu: you ate what appeared from the kitchen, which was always delicious Creole food. Back then, the only way to reach La Digue (the Seychelles' third most populous island) was by inter-island schoon...

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