Water adventures and rum cocktails are a Seychelles thing
The Republic of Seychelles is made up of 115 islands. In total there are only 522 kms of roads amongst all the islands, meaning, if you’re going anywhere – you’re boating. This is ideal when you consider that every day is literally perfect beach-day weather. Coupled with warm waters and loads of adventure options, you’ll feel like you’re part of a tropical Takamaka Rum crew, because you’re bound to be enjoying the Seychelles’ finest rum. Here are a few water-based activities with the perfect Takamaka Rum cocktail to enjoy afterwards.
SUP-ing around to get to the punch.
Stand-up paddling is an active and fun way to move across the pristine island waters. With loads of operators to choose from, each one is able to tailor your experience to your expertise. So whether you’ve never seen a stand-up board in your life, or you’ve been around the surf block in your hometown more than a couple of times, you’re golden. Nothing is going to quench your thirst, and pair perfectly with an unwinding session on the beach like a Classic Takamaka Rum Punch:
You will need:
- Cocktail shaker
- Generous amount of crushed ice
- Lime juice
- Sugar syrup
- An orange
- A cherry
- And Takamaka Rum
Grab your your cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Add 20ml lime juice, 40ml sugar syrup, and 60ml of your Takamaka Rum. Then shake or stir, depending on your energy levels. It’s a very relaxed drink to make and even easier to enjoy. For garnish you can add a slice of orange and a juicy little cherry.
Kayaking will mean doing it responsibly, or sleeping under the stars.
A kayaking adventure means you’ll be island hopping between your bungalow and nature reserves – nice. Think day-trips to the truly unspoilt island getaways you see when watching survivor, but better. Not a soul in sight, except for the friends and friendly crew. Also, no need to worry if your arms and core aren’t looking forward to a good workout (it’s holiday time!), expertise and energy levels vary widely on these tours, and they can be tailored to whatever you’re looking for. Be more concerned about what you’ll catch on your adventure with an estimated 1 000 fish species in the area. It’s in moments like these you need a Takamaka Dark Mojito to enjoy with your supper, caught by your very own hand:
You will need:
- Ice, bring a cooler box
- A lime
- Mint leaves
- Raw sugar cane, easy to find on an island known for it’s sugar
- A bottle of sparkling water
- And a bottle of dark Takamaka Rum
Crush your mint leaves and raw sugar cane together with your ice. Prepack into the cooler box, as the last thing you want to do after a lengthy paddle is crush mint. Add mix to glass once you’ve reached your destination. Add a splash of sparkling water and 60 ml of dark Takamaka Rum. Enjoy responsibly as you need to paddle home, or set up your tent and sleep it off.
All up in the air with a kite is exciting
Kiteboarding is a true adventure activity to get the blood moving. The Seychelles is said by many to be one of the best spots in the world for this heart-racing sport. But be warned, if you’re budget conscious, this is an activity that should be perfected at home (lessons are expensive). To ensure you’ve calmed the nerves after a day in the sky and over oceans of this beautiful island nation, there can only be one cocktail – a Dark and Stormy Takamaka Rum Cocktail:
You will need:
- 1 shot (44ml) of Takamaka Dark Rum
- 120ml of ginger beer
- Ice blocks
- fresh lime
Place the ice blocks in the glass then proceed to pour in the ginger beer. Then take your Takamaka Dark Rum and pour over the top. Stir your mixture, add a squeeze of fresh lime – and enjoy.
Why all this adventure when I could just cruise?
Nothing is more relaxing than having everyone else take care of rigging. Booking a chartered course and sailing for the sunset might be more your style, and there are plenty of operators to cater for your desires. Think relaxing sunset glow, and a cool sea breeze, on your face after a relaxing day of floating above the coral reefs. No cocktail is better than the classic Takamaka Piña Colada.
You will need:
- 80 ml light Takamaka Rum
- 180 ml of pineapple juice
- 60 ml of coconut cream
- 2 crushed I ice
- A pineapple
- And a cherry
Place Takamaka rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream and ice into a blender. Or because you’re on a cruise, ask the bartender to do it. Blend together all the ingredients. our into a glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple and a cherry.
Then sit back and relax. There are many ways to enjoy the Seychelles, but they all include being on the water with some Takamaka rum.