Travel to St. Helena

 

 

 

Far from the madding crowd

Think out of the box, be daring and plan a visit to this remote and rare island where the harmonious fusion of nature and tradition makes this secluded haven an ideal place for spending a challenging vacation that will sparkle in your memory all your life.

A Slice of history

Almost 200 years ago a British ship brought an outstandingly remarkable prisoner from the distant shores of Europe to this windswept tiny island in the faraway southern Atlantic on board the HMS Northumberland. He was none other than Napoleon Bonaparte, one of the most charismatic persons in history, comparable to Julius Caesar, after he finally met his Waterloo – where else, but in Waterloo!

 

Charles Darwin, during his voyage around the world in his quest to discover our origin, had this to say about St Helena – “A little world, within itself, which excites our curiosity”. Let’s explore that little world.

How to get there

St Helena is perhaps the only place in the world that you can reach only by sea. But your arrival will be less spectacular than the exiled Emperor who had the company of 2000 British troops to keep him captive. The name of your vessel will be RMS St Helena as it is the only remaining Royal Mail Ship in existence. Your voyage, however, will be less arduous than Napoleon’s. Instead of boarding the ship from faraway Naples, you can get the RMS St Helena from closer Cape Town, Walvis Bay or Ascension Island where she stops for refueling.

Why St Helena

St Helena has changed since the days Napoleon, Darwin, Thomas Cook the globetrotter, and Captain Bligh (some may recall Trevor Howard playing this role beautifully in the 1962 classic The Mutiny on the Bounty, although it was Marlon Brando who stole the show as Bligh’s second-in-command). What hasn’t changed, however, is the island’s tranquility and beauty, and the warmth of its friendly people.

Showcasing memory

There are two museums in St Helena. One is the Longwood House, the prized prisoner’s last abode. It is the world’s best Napoleonic museum. The other museum is located in Jamestown. It is the island’s only town that has many Georgian buildings built during the golden times of profitable mercantile activities. It overlooks the harbor where Britain’s East India Company’s ships anchored and the crews used to have a good time after many months of tiresome sailing.

Beautiful landscapes

The island’s glorious landscapes are stunning with breathtaking views from the upper ridges. Blue waters of the Atlantic look serene and peaceful. The profound tranquility of the environment is broken by the rhythmic sound of sea waves lashing on rocky shores.

Getting around

Take advantage of the smallness of the island. Walk as much as you can and explore the wonderful town’s quaint Georgian houses. You can hire a car or join a guided tour, venturing out into the countryside and coastal areas that will dazzle you with amazing contrasts in landscapes in such a tiny island.

Food and drinks

The food is influenced by Malay, Chinese and British cuisine. Fish is a staple food and cooked in various ways – curries, roasted, fried, soups et al. Varieties of carnivorous are available. The British had fixed 40 kilos of meat as daily ration for Nepoleon’s personal retunue! All hotels have excellent bars.

 

Where to stay

There are three hotels on the island, all of 18th century vintages. The Consulate is in the center of Jamestown providing relaxing accommodation with all modern facilities. Wellington House has excellent spacious rooms but bathroom facilities on a different floor. Farm Lodge Country House was originally an East India Company planter’s residence. It is about 15 minutes drive from Jamestown. There is also a range of self-catering and bed/breakfast accommodation are available in Jamestown and the country areas. Recetas faciles y rápidas

Come to St Helena

The island’s population was a mere 4255 in 2008. Following the Boer war 5000 prisoners were interned on this island. 2000 British troops were stationed here to prevant Napoleon making another successful bid to escape. So the island can accommodate more people – not prisners, of course; but tourists!

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    Travel to St. Helena

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