Saturday, 30 September 2017

Hotel Updates: Alphonse Island

Welcome to Your Ultimate DIVING Experience


Alphonse Island has been the only Outer Island of the Seychelles to offer diving in recent years and is the sole resort where you can fully experience the sheer abundance and massive size of fish in comparison to the Inner Islands.

This is due to the atoll' isolation and subsequent lower fishing pressure. Here you can relish the exclusivity of being the only divers in the ocean surrounding the entire Alphonse Group with few other boats around.

Friday, 29 September 2017

New Property Alert: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, Desroches Island

Now Accepting Guests: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, Desroches Island Unveils Introductory Offer to Welcome First Guests in Early 2018


With its grand opening just months away, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island is now accepting reservations for arrivals beginning March 1, 2018, and offering a special Island Debut package to welcome its first guests.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Hotel Updates: North Island Seychelles

North Island Seychelles Listed in "The World’s Top 100"


North Island has been listed in Condé Nast Traveller’s prestigious Readers’ Travel Awards 2017 as the second Best Hotel in the Middle East, Africa and The Indian Ocean. It also ranked #27 overall in the World’s Top 100 hotels, countries, islands and airlines, as voted for by the readers of this luxury travel magazine.

"We are delighted that our guests and the readers of Condé Nast Traveller have voted for us in these renowned annual awards," says an article on the island's website. 

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Hotel Updates:Chalets d' Anse Forbans


Chalets d' Anse Forbans Beach Cleanup 


The Ocean Project, Anse Forbans Community Conservation Programme, Doubletree Hilton Allamanda  and Chalets d Anse Forbans invited their local community and a wider network of clubs and students to get together to make a difference in their very first organized Beach Clean-up in their village of Anse Forbans.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Hotel Upates: Enchanted Island Resort

Enchanted Island Resort Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 


Set in five acres of natural greenery, JA Enchanted Island Resort is situated in a private location within one of the Indian Ocean archipelago’s protected National Marine Parks. Holiday-makers to the resort can relish in tranquillity encircled by white sand, turquoise water and lush tropical flora. 

Monday, 25 September 2017

Hotel Updates: Le Duc de Praslin Hotel & Villas

Temporary Closure of Swimming Pool & Restaurant:
5 - 19 December 2017


The management of Le Duc de Praslin Hotel & Villas would like to inform all its esteemed partners that the hotel’s main swimming pool will be closed from 5th to 19th December 2017 for renovations.

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Airline Updates: Air France Joon


Seychelles to welcome Air France back in 2018


Air France has announced that it will be operating scheduled flights to Seychelles from the Paris Charles Gaulle airport as from May 5, 2018, using its new sister airline ‘Joon.’ 
The new airline, which is targeting a younger clientele, was formally launched on Monday September 25, 2017, when details of the flight schedules were revealed to the press in Paris. It was announced that Joon will operate thrice-weekly flights to Seychelles, exclusively on behalf of Air France, using its Airbus A340-600, to be replaced by an A350-900 by 2019.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Airline Updates: British Airways

Seychelles to welcome British Airways back in March 2018


British Airways has announced that it will be resuming scheduled flights to Seychelles as from March 2018.

The United Kingdom’s flag carrier, also one of the world's leading scheduled international passenger airlines, will launch direct flights to Seychelles as of March 24, 2018.

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Hotel Updates: Hilton Labriz Silhouette


Hilton Labriz Silhouette Announces Temporary Closure of Grand Kaz Restauarant 


Hilton Labriz Silhouette has announced that due to replacement works on the outside veranda of Gran Kaz restaurant, the outlet will remain closed from 9th  October to 5th  November 2017.


Gran Kaz is a historic building located on Silhouette Island used by Hilton Resort as a restaurant serving traditional Creole meals. 

Friday, 15 September 2017

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines


Ethiopian Airlines to Receive the First B787-9 Dreamliner in Africa


Ethiopian Airlines has announced, that they  will be taking the deliver of  a B787-9 Dreamliner - the first of its kind for an African airline - in October 2017.


Read this article to see the updated Ethiopian Airlines flight schedule between Addis Ababa and Seychelles' Mahé International Airport, CLICK HERE:

http://www.masonstravelblog.com/2017/06/airline-updates-ethiopian-airlines.html#more

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Hotel Updates: Crown Beach Hotel


Crown Beach Hotel No Longer Set to Close in December


Please be advised that Crown Beach Hotel, on Mahé Island Seychelles will no longer be closed for renovation 01-10 December 2017 as was previously announced on this blog. Travellers and Travel Agents can consider the hotel open for 'business-as-usual' during this period. 

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Hotel Updates: Hanneman Holiday Residence


Hanneman Holiday Residence Receives Holiday Check Award 2017


Hanneman Holiday Residence has once again been awarded a certificate by the popular German speaking online travel forum Holiday Check.


According to the Front office and reservation manager, Ms Santale Tirant, the award is discerned to establishments that have won excellent reviews with a high scoring figure. The hotel was awarded a grade of 5.8/6 for 2017. 

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Hotel Updates: Hilton Seychelles Resorts

Hilton Seychelles Resorts Win TUI Environmental Champion Award


Two Hilton Seychelles resorts have been recognised for their nature conservation efforts with the TUI Environmental Champion Award.

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa and Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa are the only two resorts in Seychelles to receive the prestigious award from TUI Germany, a part of the international tourism business called TUI Group.