Copolia Lodge on Mahe was a breath of fresh air from my usual work in Seychelles. I’m usually down at the beach (don’t get my wrong, I love the sea!) photographing seaside hotels and lodges but Copolia is situated high in the mountains of Mahe and is all about the nature of Seychelles, promoting body and mind wellness. The 6 room lodge provides beautiful healthy food for all meals and activities include hikes on Copolia trail where you get to see the most amazing views of Mahe as well as Yoga and spa treatments.
As soon as I walked into the lodge, I felt a sense of calm, and Coralie, the owner made me feel even more at ease and happy in the beautiful surroundings. I remember waking up the first morning (I arrived at night) and opening my curtains and looking out onto the mountain – the first word that came into my head was Jurassic park. Giant fruit bats were still gliding near the trees as the sun was rising making them look a bit like Pterodactyls because of the sheer size of them. It was a beautiful sight, one I had not seen before in the islands.
If you’re looking for a calm, body, mind and all around balanced breakaway in the Seychelles, Copolia is the place to be one with nature and your surroundings.