Thursday, 27 February 2014

Recent Events

From running a marathon to the walking the runway: Eco-Friendly Marathon prize-giving and Korean cultural exchange


The close of the 2014 Eco-Friendly Marathon took the form of a prize giving ceremony which coincided with this year’s Korean Fashion Show, in a dual-event held at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort on Sunday evening. 

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island featured in Gulf News Magazine 


So, there’s no lock on the bathroom then?” “No lock? There’s no wall,” laughed the hotel rep as he showed me to my beachfront spa cottage, explaining the ‘barefoot luxury’ experience of Denis Island Resort, a tiny – just 1.3km by 1.75km – coralline crescent situated a 30-minute flight away from the Seychelles' main island of Mahé.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Hotel Updates: St. Anne Resort and Spa

St. Anne Resort and Spa Golf Tournament


The annual St. Anne Resort and Spa Golf Tournament took place at the Seychelles Golf Course on Saturday, and this year it was won by 9year old Jaden Deltel. 

Marked by overcast weather and cool conditions, the day’s golfing saw the participants challenge all 18 holes of the course, which is set with a Front Nine par of 34 and Back Nine par of the 34, making for a course par of 68. 

Monday, 24 February 2014

Annual Events:

Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon 2014


The annual Seychelles Eco-Friendly Marathon took place yesterday. Heralded as a great success, this year’s event was the biggest in the marathon’s 7 year history, with 1464 participants from 35 countries taking part. 


Saturday, 22 February 2014

Mason's Travel News

Photography Competition: Winners Announced


The 2014 Mason’s Travel “Live the Seychelles Experience” Photography Competition, which saw over 400 submitted entries, came to a close at the end of January. Winners were announced in a ceremony aboard the company’s Indiana catamaran on Tuesday evening, attended by the competition’s Top 10, as well as Mason’s Travel staff and members of the judging panel. 

Friday, 21 February 2014

Hotel Updates: Constance Lémuria

Constance Lemuria launch hiking trail


Discover the Lémuria trail: a very scenic walk from Mont Plaisir to Anse georgette. You will enjoy fabulous views over Anse Georgette and Lémuria golf course, Anse Lazio and Praslin airport.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Notice:

Construction of La Promenade/ walkway at Beau Vallon


Please be advised that there is currently an ongoing construction of a promenade/walkway along part of Beau Vallon Beach in front of the new Savoy Resort and Sables d’Or apartments.  The walkway starts just after Coral Strand hotel and ends at “La Plage” restaurant.  The walkway is expected to be completed in May 2014.

Hotel Updates: Hilton Northolme Resort & Spa

Construction work at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa


The hotel has announced that for the period between Monday 20th January 2014 to Monday 1st September 2014 construction works will be carried out on the neighbouring land at the far end of the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa. 

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Mason's Travel News

Mason's Group honours loyal visitors


Indian Ocean Lodge, Praslin, hosted a special event honouring their very special guests – returning visitors that have shown outstanding loyalty to Seychelles by returning year after year and decade after decade. Mr. and Mrs Pietsch, from Germany, are celebrating 30 years of visiting Seychelles on their current trip, and the Zaide family have been visiting our islands for the last 25 years.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Hotel Update: Reef Holiday Apartments

Public Road Construction Work beside Reef Holiday Apartments


 The Seychelles Land Transport Agency are currently improving the drainage systems within the vicinity of Anse Aux Pins, Mahe.  This construction project is taking place right beside the Reef Holiday Apartments which has resulted into some noise disturbance at the hotel.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Hotel Update: Four Seasons Resort

Five years of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles


A week of staff activities at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles grew to a crescendo recently with events to mark the anniversary of the opening of the resort on the 6th February 2009.


Airline Updates

Airport Notices


Left Luggage Service - Now Operational!

Please be advised that the left luggage service has now re-opened at the Seychelles International Airport.

Fast Track Service

Kindly also note that the Fast Track Service has been extended until the 30th
April 2014. Therefore Fast Track Service can be booked for clients with arrival
up to the 30th April 2014.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Hotel Update: L’Archipel Hotel

L’Archipel Hotel on Praslin Adopts Solar to Save Energy


As consumers demand more eco-friendly vacation choices, L’Archipel Hotel on Praslin, has responded by being an energy-efficient and carbon friendly resort.
 
The hotel recently installed the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System, marking the hotel’s initial step towards generating clean and renewable solar energy.

Activity Spotlight: Golfing in Seychelles

Four Seasons launches beach driving range on Mahé


The Seychelles mainland of Mahé - with its small 9-hole course - may not be the golfer’s first choice destination, but Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has created a new Sunset Golf experience that is sure to compensate.

With the setup along the stunning Petite Anse beach and entirely encompassed in the horseshoe-shaped bay that the Resort surrounds, this mini-driving range is one of the most spectacular in the world.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Silhouette National Parks Experience

Discover the flora and fauna of untouched Seychelles


On Silhouette Island, 93% of which is designated as a national park, there exists a cooperation between three organisations that are championing the preservation and promotion of this natural paradise. The symbiosis between the Hilton Labriz Resort and Spa, The Island Conservation Society (ICS) and the Island Development Company (IDC) sees these three organisations cooperating in a constructive and effective effort to maintain the natural beauty, biodiversity and eco-tourism appeal of Seychelles’ third largest island.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Mason's Travel: Meet the Team

Stefano Colombo: Representative 



"My name is Stefano Colombo and I am a Representative at Masons Travel. I speak English, French, Italian and Creole. After being born in Italy, I returned to the Seychelles at the age of 12, and here I discovered paradise!"

I completed my studies in Seychelles and always strived to work in the tourism industry as I love to meet people and share the secrets of our little corner of Paradise. Upon completion of my studies I applied at Masons Travel, this was my first choice as they have such an esteemed reputation with great team spirit. I started as an airport host, welcoming the guests upon their arrival."

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Mason's Travel News

Mason’s Travel at ITB 2014


Mason’s Travel will be present at ITB 2014 which will be held in Berlin, Germany from the 05th to 07th March 2014. We will be represented by our Managing Director, Mr. Alan Mason and Sales Manager, Mrs. Elza Frichot.

You may find us at the Seychelles Stand - No. 130 / Hall 20.   Please contact us for your appointment on email: EFrichot@masonstravel.com

Activity Spotlight: Fishing

Rare Gorgeous Swallowtail and massive Yellowfin Tuna landed

Following the Seychelles Sports Fishing Club (SSFC) Marlin Slam Fishing Tournament two weeks ago which was won by Team Island Star with a 212-kilo blue marlin, this last weekend brought some more excitement to the scales.


Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Hotel Update: Denis Private Island

Spend Valentine's Day on Denis Private Island


Make this 14th of February the Valentines Day to remember...

Surrounded by the soft sounds of waves lapping against our beaches, the amazing hues of our sunset and the romantic feel that can only be experienced at Denis Private Island.


Come with your loved one and indulge yourselves at our magical hideaway on the most intimate day of the year.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Industry Update: Abu Dhabi Bridal Show 2014

Mason's Travel represented in Abu Dhabi 


Mason's Travel will be represented at the Abu Dhabi Bridal Show 2014, based at the Seychelles Tourism Board stand, located at allotment D-20 in Hall 7. 

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Turtle Hatchlings on Denis Private Island!


With the nesting season almost over for Hawksbill Turtles it can mean only one thing, baby turtles! The Environmental Officer of the Denis Private Island, Mr Andre Labiche has recorded a total of 40 successful nests over the month of November and 64 successful nests over December.  Since early this month Hawksbill turtle hatchlings have been emerging from the beach and will continue to do so until early April.

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles

Four Seasons Resort receives TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award


For the second year running, Four Seasons Seychelles has received a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice award, and been honoured in their list of Top 25 Hotels in Africa. The consumer poll ranked the Resort as the top pick in Seychelles. The category includes hotels and lodges in mainland Africa, as well as resorts in other islands such as Mauritius.