So you want to be a rum connoisseur? Excellent. Put down the pipe and monocle. There’s no need to take ourselves quite so seriously. There’s a more to the rum tasting experience than looking pensively into the glass and muttering words like ‘woody’, ‘silky’ and trying to sound like you know what you’re talking about. Rum is filled with complex flavours and dramatically different characteristics that depend on the type of rum – and the individual tasting it. Relax, and forget about any pretense.
Although the Seychelles is commonly known as a singular ‘island destination,’ the African paradise is actually an archipelago made of 115 different islands, each with their own unique geography, heritage and lifestyle. Considering that the Seychelles recorded history dates back to the 16th century, it is no surprise that over the centuries, each island has developed a rich story - perfect for holiday makers looking for a place of wild wonder.
The Seychelles is widely known as the most beautiful destinations on earth, world renowned for playing host to some of the greatest sights of all tropical destinations. From sprawling beaches and epic sunsets on the horizon to diverse and vibrant plant and animal life, the Seychelles is undoubtedly a visual feast.
The Seychelles is a destination that has made itself onto many bucket lists – and rightfully so. If you’re lucky enough to visit this island paradise, these are the 10 things you absolutely, positively, unquestionably have to do in the Seychelles.
International travel trends say that most visitors want to tap into the local’s scene at any destination. Many travellers don’t want to travel long distances only to see another tourist hub - they have those at home already! They’re interested in seeking out those hidden gems that only the locals frequent. This has meant that many visitors have asked our staff members, at and at the Takamaka Distillery, where they hangout and what they do in their spare time - this time of year.
When escaping the office there are normally three items to tick off your vacation list: swimming costume, towel, and beach destination. Takamaka Rum’s home, the Seychelles, is the perfect location to unwind and soak up those sunrays. After all, it is truly a 365-day-a-year holiday destination - with an average temperature of 27°C throughout the year.
You’ve been planning your Seychelles holiday for months. You can already taste the cocktails and feel the sand between your toes. But there’s one hurdle standing between you and your dream holiday – deciding what to pack.
The Seychelles’ capital, Victoria is the smallest capital city in the world. Despite being one of the world's most sought after holiday cities, the heart of the Seychelles islands is only 1500m in total. But what Victoria lacks in space it makes up for in attractions - from a vibrant market ad street food culture, and a home to some of the friendliest people on earth.
Takamaka Rum’s home is the small bay of AU CAP on the old plantation site of La Plaine St Andre, a 30 minute drive from the capital. Open to the public, you won’t be greeted by hard steel and concrete, as the rum distillery is a transformed manor home that radiates a warm and friendly family vibe.
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.