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Hotel photography for Mantis Hotel on St Helena Island: A Photographer's Paradise

Welcome to St Helena Island, a hidden gem in the vast South Atlantic Ocean, brimming with natural beauty and rich history. As a Lodge & Hotel Photographer, I had the opportunity to explore this enchanting volcanic and tropical oasis, located 1,874 km west of mainland Africa. Join me as I take you on a visual journey through my lens, delving into the mesmerizing world of hotel photography on St Helena Island.

A Scenic Arrival

My journey to this captivating destination began with a flight with SA Airlink from Johannesburg in South Africa. I just returned from a Landscape Photography trip in the Mount Everest Region in Nepal and was able to get on this 3rd official flight to St Helena Island. SA Airlink offers weekly flights to and from this beautiful island. On final approach we were offered stunning aerial views of the island's rugged coastline and beautiful landscapes. Touching down on this remote paradise, I was greeted by the warm hospitality of the people of St. Helena Island and the staff of Mantis Hotel, a true haven nestled amidst the picturesque surroundings of St Helena.

The Epitome of Elegance

As I ventured into the heart of Mantis Hotel, I was immediately struck by the charm and sophistication of its beautiful rooms. Each space exuded a harmonious blend of modern comforts and island-inspired décor, providing the perfect backdrop for my hotel photography escapade. From cozy nooks to sprawling suites, every corner of Mantis Hotel offered a unique visual story waiting to be captured.

Breathtaking Landscapes

Beyond the confines of the hotel, St Helena Island beckoned with its awe-inspiring vistas. The island's rocky beaches painted a serene tableau of crashing waves, offering a perfect setting for outdoor photoshoots. Exploring the historic town of Jamestown and ascending the iconic Jacobs Ladder with it's 699 steps, I witnessed the island's rich tapestry of culture and heritage unfold before my lens.

Nature's Masterpiece

One of the highlights of my hotel photography expedition was the chance to capture St Helena's lush green mountains in all their glory. The verdant landscapes, punctuated by cascading waterfalls and verdant valleys, provided a stunning backdrop for my visual narratives. Each frame reflected the island's pristine beauty and untamed wilderness, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the splendor of nature's masterpiece. St. Helena Island is definitely any Landscape Photographer's dream destination.

Embracing the history of St Helana Island

St. Helean Island is very fascinating and touches many aspects of world history. Old canons, old churches and graveyards can be seen. Some of these makes for very interesting photos. Read more about the Island's history here.

My time here had been nothing short of magical. From the vibrant hues of the tropical flora to the warm smiles of the islanders, every moment captured through my lens told a story of unparalleled beauty and tranquility. St Helena had woven its spell on me, leaving me with memories that would last a lifetime.

Jonathan is a Seychelles giant tortoise, a subspecies of the Aldabra giant tortoise. His approximate age is estimated to be 191 as of 2024, making him the oldest known living land animal. Jonathan resides on the island of Saint Helena

In conclusion, my hotel photography experience on St Helena Island was nothing short of extraordinary. Through my lens, I sought to capture the essence of this idyllic paradise, showcasing its unparalleled beauty and timeless allure. As I bid farewell to this enchanting island, I carried with me a treasure trove of images and memories that would forever hold a special place in my heart. St Helena Island, with its volcanic landscapes and tropical charm, had truly etched itself into my soul.

So, if you ever find yourself yearning for a photographic adventure like no other, consider St Helena Island – where every frame tells a story, and every moment is a masterpiece waiting to be captured.

Make sure to check out my videos of St. Helena on my YouTube Channel.


Book your flight to St. Helena Island through SA Airlink.

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