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Kayaking at Anse Peniche

Quest for perfect island getaways in Seychelles

One minute I’m swimming past sunshine yellow banana rays, Phoebe the turtle and friendly black-tipped sharks, and the next I’m rescuing marooned honeymooners on Coco Island.

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Félicité, Coco Island

One minute I’m swimming past sunshine yellow banana rays, Phoebe the turtle and friendly black-tipped sharks, and the next I’m rescuing marooned honeymooners on Coco Island.

I like to think of it as the trip where I saved lives. OK, so they might have made it off the atoll without my heroic efforts, but their marriage would most certainly have started on a rockier note.

Félicité, a private island in the Seychelles, is a multi-sensory playground with more than 1,000 species of fish – perfect for water babies like me whose friends have become accustomed to me disappearing into the sea for hours. (They used to send out search warrants; now they settle into their sun loungers and order another frozen latte.)

But while I couldn’t get enough of the life aquatic – stairs at the Six Senses Zil Pasyon resort’s Koko Bar lead you directly to an underwater wonder world – it’s safe to say that for one unlucky couple, the love affair with the ocean was not mutual. But at least they have a good story to dine out on.

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