Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Destination Information

Discover  the wonders of Silhouette Island


Silhouette Island is the 3rd largest island in the Seychelles, it is also the most untouched island with 93% making up a National Park and only one resort - Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, discover below many reasons why Silhouette is unique from every other Island in Seychelles.



Monday, 29 June 2015

Conservation News: Denis Private Island

The sooty tern project has started!


May and June are the months in which the sooty terns in Seychelles start their breeding activities. With this onset of the breeding season, the Conservation Team has started up the sooty tern project. The aim of this project is to re-establish a sooty tern population on Denis Island. 


As the neighboring Bird Island houses a enormous breeding population of ca. 700,000 birds and the sooties are known to have bred on Denis, it would be fantastic to see these seabirds returning to the island.


Hotel Updates: Cerf Island Resort

[Updated] Maintenance Work


Cerf Island Resort would like to inform trade partners and members of the public that as of  Monday 11th May 2015, they will be conducting maintenance work on the roof for restaurant 1756.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Hilton Seychellles Group of Resorts

Multiple Awards for Hilton Seychelles Group of Resorts


The Hilton Seychelles group of resorts  - comprising Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa (Mahé), Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort  Spa (Silhouette) and Doubletree by Hilton Seychelles Allamanda Resort and Spa (Mahé)  - have received multiple awards during the first half of 2015.

Please find below a list of these accolades. 


Saturday, 27 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove

Swimming Pool Maintenance Works Completed


Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove is pleased to announce that their refurbishment on the Swimming Pool has been completed on schedule and the pool is now back in full operation, with a refreshed look and feel!  


The hotel would like to thank you for your continuous support.

Hotel Updates: Cerf Island Resort

Dedicated Waiting Area for Guests of Cerf Island Resort 


Cerf Island Resort has the pleasure of announcing that they have a reserved table at Maharaja’s Restaurant for their guests. If the boat is not already waiting for the guests at arrival on Eden Island jetty, the guests can be seated at the Maharaja’s restaurant and enjoy a complimentary drink (during the restaurant opening hours), while they wait for the boat to go to the resort.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Roy Kinnear Appointed New CEO of Air Seychelles


Air Seychelles today announced the appointment of Roy Kinnear as its new Chief Executive Officer with effect from 1 July 2015.

Mr Kinnear joins Air Seychelles from strategic partner Etihad Airways, where he held the position of Senior Vice President – Revenue Management and Planning, responsible for leading the airline’s revenue management, inventory control, pricing, and revenue forecasting. He replaces Manoj Papa.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Upgrades its Butler Programme


“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” or so says the old adage. With this is mind Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has created the ultimate breakfast experience for its Suite and Residence Villa guests.


A recent training plan, conducted by the Four Seasons culinary team, under the supervision of Senior Sous Chef Ruwan Nalindra, means that all Butlers at the Resort have been fully trained to be able to prepare and serve a delicious cooked breakfast in the privacy and comfort of the Suites and Residence Villas.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Hotel Updates: AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa

AVANI Seychelles Wins "Indian Ocean's Leading New Resort" at World Travel Awards 2015


AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa was proudly announced as the Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort in the World Travel Awards 2015 at a glittering ceremony in the Seychelles on Saturday 20th June 2015.


Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards rewards and celebrates excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry and is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire.



Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Restaurants: Fish Trap Restaurant & Bar

New Restaurant: Fish Trap opens as the Largest Stand-Alone Restaurant & Bar on La Digue Island, Seychelles


La Digue island has witnessed the official opening of 'Fish Trap', its largest stand-alone restaurant and bar on Monday 15thJune.


La Digue is known for good food and has many restaurants but they are all restaurants attached to a hotel or guesthouse. Tarosa had until the arrival of the 'Fish Trap' been the only stand alone restaurant in the heart of the island at La Passe. Carl and Sydney Mills wanted to make a break from the traditional hotel restaurants models and opted for an up market stand-alone restaurant and bar with a view and 'feet in the sand' approach.




Monday, 22 June 2015

Things to See and Do: Bazaar Labrin

A Cultural Extravaganza - Creole Food, Live Local Music and Souvenir Stalls


If you happen to find yourself on Mahé Island, Seychelles on a Wednesday, wondering what to do, then you should definitely check out the Bazaar Labrin in Beau Vallon - a cultural extravaganza featuring affordable local dishes, live local music and local arts and craft stalls.

Hotel Updates: Constance Lemuria Resort

Constance Lemuria Excels at World Travel Awards 2015


Constance Lemuria Resort, situated on Praslin Island Seychelles, has recently won the title of 'Seychelles' Leading Resort 2015' at the recent World Travel Awards.

The ceremony was held at Kempinski Resort Seychelles in June.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Enchanted Island Resort

Enchanted Island wins at World Travel Awards 2015


Enchanted Island's 'Owner's Signature Villa' has just won an award at the World Travel Awards for Seychelles' Leading Luxury Hotel Villa. 

The award was presented at the World Travel Awards Indian Ocean Gala Ceremony, held at Kempinski Seychelles Resort  on Saturday evening.


Saturday, 20 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Constance Lemuria Resort & Spa

Constance Lemuria inducted into TripAdvisor Hall of Fame


Constance Lemuria Resort & Spa, this year a five-time winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, has been inducted into the "Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame". 


Friday, 19 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Hotel Coco de Mer and Black Parrot Suites

Hotel Coco de Mer and Black Parrot Suites inducted into TripAdvisor Hall of Fame 


Hotel Coco de Mer and Black Parrot Suites, this year a five-time winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, has been inducted into the "Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame". 

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Maia Luxury Resort and Spa

Maintenance Notice: Maia Luxury Resort and Spa


Maia Luxury Resort and Spa wishes to inform you and your clients of an upcoming re-roofing project at the resorts Welcome Pavilion.

Due to recent heavy rains and strong winds, management has had to anticipate their re-roofing plans for the Welcome Pavilion and this will now take place between the 23rd and 28th June.


Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Raffles Praslin, Seychelles Launches 'Ranger-for-a-day" program

  
Raffles Praslin, Seychelles has launched a unique eco-tourism initiative: the opportunity to live a day as an island range. “Ranger for a Day,” consisting of environmental conservation activities, and spending a day with a park ranger on the neighbouring island of Curieuse. This experience only available to Raffles’ guests, is a fascinating journey in which they will bond with Seychelles natural wonders, and get unique insight into the local environment, that can’t be found in any travel guide.



Tuesday, 16 June 2015

New Poperty: The Hilltop Boutique Hotel

Mason's  Travel Welcomes The Hilltop Boutique Hotel to Our Portfolio


Mason's Travel has added another property to our accommodation portfolio -
The Hilltop Boutique Hotel, offering accommodation on Mahé Island, Seychelles.

Monday, 15 June 2015

New Property: Old School Self-Catering

Mason's Travel Welcomes Old School Self-Catering to Our Portfolio


Mason's Travel has added another property to our accommodation portfolio - Old School Self-Catering, offering accommodation on Praslin Island, Seychelles.

Sunday, 14 June 2015

New Property: Glacis Heights Villa

Mason's  Travel Welcomes Glacis Heights Villa to Our Portfolio


Mason's Travel has added another property to our accommodation portfolio -
Glacis Heights Villa offering accommodation on Mahé Island, Seychelles.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

New Property: Heliconia Grove

Mason's Travel Welcomes Heliconia Grove to Our Portfolio


Mason's Travel has added another property to our accommodation portfolio - Heliconia Grove, offering accommodation on Praslin Island, Seychelles.


Friday, 12 June 2015

New Property: Bamboo Chalets, La Digue

Mason's  Travel Welcomes Bamboo Chalets to Our Portfolio


Mason's Travel has added another property to our accommodation portfolio - Bamboo Chalets on La Digue Island, Seychelles

Ideally located in central La Digue, this comfortable Guesthouse allows guests to have easy access to the local village & the jetty - a five minute walk away.


Thursday, 11 June 2015

New Property: H Hotel Beau Vallon Beach

The H Hotel and Resort Management Company Adds an Idyllic Property in Seychelles


The H Hotel and Resort Management Company, a U.A.E based company, has announced growth and expansion to the Seychelles this year at the Arabian Travel Market.



The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach, Seychelles, will open its doors to guests, holidaymakers, and honeymooners on August 1st of this year.



New Property: Villa Authentique

Mason's Travel Welcomes Villa Authentique to Our Portfolio


Mason's Travel has added another property to our accommodation portfolio - Villa Authentique, offering accommodation on La Digue Island, Seychelles.


Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island nominated for World Luxury Hotel Awards 2015


Denis Private Island - the exclusive Island getaway in Seychelles has once again been nominated for the World Luxury Travel Awards, representing Seychelles in this prestigious competition.

To vote for Denis Private Island and show your support for this unique island getaway, CLICK HERE.



The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a recognized global organization providing luxury hotels with recognition for their world class facilities and service excellence provided to guests.

Monday, 8 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Desroches Island Hotel

A New Chapter - Sale of Desroches Island Hotel


Desroches Island Lodge Limited (DIL) are excited to announce that they have concluded negotiations for the sale of the hotel and business situated on Desroches Island, subject to the Government of Seychelles consent and approvals.

The hotel management will continue to operate, manage and market the hotel in the normal manner for the remainder of 2015, but envisage handing over possession and control to the new owners on 11 January 2016.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Discover Seychelles, with Mason's Travel . . .

What to see and do on Praslin Island, Seychelles


Dreaming of visiting Seychelles? Thinking of visiting Praslin Island? Well here is a list of 5 things to see and do on Praslin and her surrounding satellite islands.



And don't forget, Mason's Travel can assist you with all your excursion needs.



Saturday, 6 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Les Lauriers Eco Hotel & Restaurant

Annual Closure of Restaurant


Les Lauriers Eco Hotel & Restaurant has notified that the restaurant will be on annual closure from the 1st to the 15th June 2015.

Friday, 5 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Domaine de La Reserve

Domaine de La Reserve inducted into TripAdvisor Hall of Fame


Domaine de La Reserve, this year a five-time winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, has been inducted into the "Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame". 


Thursday, 4 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Enchanted Island


Enchanted Island Wins TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015


TripAdvisor has awarded Enchanted Island Resort the 2015 Certificate of Excellence. This achievement is a direct result of  consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travellers.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island Featured in Condé Nast Traveller's The World's Best Family Hotels 2015


Denis Private Island - the exclusive Island getaway in Seychelles, where you can 'Experience Barefoot Luxury at its finest' - has been featured in Condé Nast Traveller's The World's Best Family Hotels 2015. 


The article, by Tim Ecott, has this to say about the island paradise: 



Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Hotel Updates: Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

Maia Spa Launches Full Moon Massage


The Full Moon is steeped in ancient folklore and beliefs which exalted its restorative healing  capabilities and powerful energy.


Discover the Full Moon’s enticing and mysterious, ephemeral glow,  with a 90-minute open-air massage, performed from Maia’s highest vantage point, and where you are enveloped by the still bliss of the night. This restorative treatment will imbue a sense of calm  and introspection, as well as awaken your inner beauty. 

Monday, 1 June 2015

Industry News

WEF Global Travel & Tourism Report 2015 Places Seychelles in 2nd. Position in Eastern & Southern Africa


In the recently published World Economic Forum’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness report for 2015, Seychelles has scored highly across a range of indices to win second position in the Eastern and Southern Africa category behind only the recognised power house of the continent, South Africa.