Robe life at Raffles in the Seychelles

Travel blogger Laura McWhinnie from This Island Life at Raffles Seychelles on Praslin Island.

If I was stranded on a deserted island and could only take one outfit, it would be a bikini and robe combo.  There’s nothing better than living the island life in a bikini with a robe to throw on when the occasion calls for it. In the instance, the occasion was a delicious lunch. We’d just checked-in to our incredible villa at Raffles on Praslin Island, complete with private plunge pool, when the staff brought around the best in-room lunch I’ve ever had.

With such breathtaking surrounds, I’m glad I had packed resort wear that could do this beautiful villa justice. I pared this kimono-style robe by Australian designer Shona Joy, with a bikini by one of my favourite local swimwear labels – Aloé Swimwear. I love neutral tones, but both of these pieces are anything but basic. With bold white and mocha stripes, white fringing and a luxurious hood that makes me feel like Whitney Houston from the bodyguard, this robe is as cool as they come. Like all Aloé pieces, this bikini is reversible with a solid pinky-nude tone that reverses out to a white striped design. It’s also hardware free making it crazy comfy and perfect to leave on for post-lunch naps on a fluffy white hotel bed. Because that’s what island life is all about at one of the most spectacular resorts in the Seychelles.

Shot at our incredible villa at Raffles Seychelles on Praslin Island.

Aloé Swimwear ‘Carpe Top’ in Cream BathAloé Swimwear ‘Hula Bottoms’ in Cream BathShona Joy ‘San Remo Kimono Mini Dress’ in Mocha Stripe / Roberto Coin ‘Diamond Hoop Earrings’ in 18K Yellow Gold / Roberto Coin ‘Tiny Treasures Diamond Palm Tree Pendant Necklace’ in 18K White Gold / Sunday Somewhere ‘Yetti’ Sunglasses in Black and Gold / Emu Australia ‘Mayberry’ Sheepskin Slides in Natural

Travel blogger Laura McWhinnie from This Island Life at Raffles Seychelles on Praslin Island.

Travel blogger Laura McWhinnie from This Island Life at Raffles Seychelles on Praslin Island.

Travel blogger Laura McWhinnie from This Island Life at Raffles Seychelles on Praslin Island.

Travel blogger Laura McWhinnie from This Island Life at Raffles Seychelles on Praslin Island.

Travel blogger Laura McWhinnie from This Island Life at Raffles Seychelles on Praslin Island.

Travel blogger Laura McWhinnie from This Island Life at Raffles Seychelles on Praslin Island.

Travel blogger Laura McWhinnie from This Island Life at Raffles Seychelles on Praslin Island.

Travel blogger Laura McWhinnie from This Island Life at Raffles Seychelles on Praslin Island.

 

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