Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

“I’m blue da ba dee da ba dai da ba Dee” – Eiffel 65.
“Everything’s blue now, so lucky you” – The Lightning Seeds.

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

Arrivation into the Seychelles wasn’t high and mighty even though this was country number 190 on a dream even I care less about now. It wasn’t a cause for celebration. I was here more of an escape from my horrors, to get away from life. Indeed this was my first time outside Europe in 20 months – since I left Angola in February 2020.

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

This very blog, this very story, this very website made me and ruined me. Dwelling on that cost me at least 5 years of life and probably the completion of a 200 country target. I won’t blame COVID for my lack of travels. I’ll blame depression.

“It’s twelve o’clock till midnight, there must be someone to blame” – Manic Street Preachers.

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

It was my first time outside of Europe in 20 months when I landed in The Seychelles. The Seychelles play their international football in Africa. It’s not mainland, it’s not quite Asia yet it’s in the Indian Ocean. I’ve stuck it in the Africa section on my blog though – due to proximity.

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

I booked to stay in the quirky “Blue Castle”/”Blue House”, Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins. This is located by the coast, on Mahe Island, the main island in The Seychelles and the one that houses both the country’s capital city, Victoria,and the country’s international airport.

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

I enjoyed my stay at Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins and here are some reasons why.

1.WiFi Works

WiFi works here! Amazing. It worked in my cosy bedroom. I actually worked for a day here as a native English speaker, online to businesses in Poland. Despite being relatively well travelled and having taught English in Asia, this was my first time to teach online outside Europe to clients in Europe. Blogging has passed me by slightly recently but at least I had the chance to do that here too.

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

2.Breakfast Included

The room price includes your breakfast, served up by the owner himself onto the tables on the outdoor balcony.

Breakfast at Le Chateau Bleu, The Seychelles

Breakfast at Le Chateau Bleu, The Seychelles

3.Blue and White Colour Quirks

You might be aware that I always love quirky and unusual places to sleep. The blue and white colour scheme here is brilliant. You are Blue Da Ba Dee here for sure. Bring yer Eiffel 65 cassette tapes till it.

Blue and White Colour Quirks

Blue and White Colour Quirks

Blue and White Colour Quirks

In my bathroom, even the soap, towel and curtains were blue. Blue is the colour of all that I wear. I have a girlfriend and she is so blue.

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

I also decided to leave a copy of my blue and white Backpacking Centurion book. Volume 2 – Lands Down Under has a blue and white cover and it’s now here for visitors to read. You can buy a hattrick online.

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

4.Friendly Owner

I was collected at the airport by Guy, the owner. Guy picked me up, made my breakfast, checked me in and made sure I felt at home during my stay. As far as hotel owners go, this guy knows how to do hospitality.

With Guy, the Owner of Le Chateau Bleu!

With Guy, the Owner of Le Chateau Bleu!

With Guy, the Owner of Le Chateau Bleu!

Arriving into The Seychelles

Arriving into The Seychelles

Arriving into The Seychelles

5.Near The International Airport

I was here on a short three day break and so I wanted to maximise the hattrick by not wasting time on landing or leaving. Therefore, by staying at Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, you are near the main international airport. It’s so close! Less than 4kilometres. Even the bus takes you from almost outside Le Château Bleu to the airport bus stop.

Arriving into The Seychelles

Arriving into The Seychelles

Arriving into The Seychelles

Arriving into The Seychelles

6.Calm Village- Anse Aux Pins

Whilst staying here I also toured Anse Aux Pins. It’s a small and calm village. It still manages to have a football pitch, a bank, a bus station and lots of shops. Bars and restaurants however have passed Anse Aux Pins by, no thanks till that there pandemic.

Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island, The Seychelles

Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island, The Seychelles

Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island, The Seychelles

Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island, The Seychelles

7.Island Nearby – Ile Soleil

Within a 3 minute walk you can leave Mahe Island and visit Ile Soleil. That was the only other island in The Seychelles that I visited. I simply climbed over a wall, walked across a bridge and there I was, on Ile Soleil. The island of the sun.

Island Nearby - Ile Soleil, The Seychelles

Island Nearby – Ile Soleil, The Seychelles

Island Nearby - Ile Soleil, The Seychelles

Island Nearby – Ile Soleil, The Seychelles

Island Nearby - Ile Soleil, The Seychelles

Island Nearby – Ile Soleil, The Seychelles

8.Cosy Room

My room was blue, white, cosy and chilled out. I even had a fridge, a television and air conditioning. I could chill local beers (Seybrew) in the fridge. I was in Room 3.

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

Blue and White Colour Quirks

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

Backpacking in The Seychelles: Staying At Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island

Here are the details for booking a room at Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island, The Seychelles:

Le Chateau Bleu, The Seychelles

  • Address:  E Coast Rd. Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island, Seychelles
  • Click here to view their location.

Here are some videos from my stay at Le Château Bleu in Anse Aux Pins, Mahe Island:

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