Friday, 31 January 2014

Hotel Update: Constance Lemuria

Baby sea turtles swim out to sea!

15th January 2014 - Once again, the landscaping staff of Constance Lemuria Resort successfully released some 100 baby sea turtles into the ocean from Grand Anse Kerlan Beach, Praslin as the both tourists and locals witnessed such a unique experience.

“During January to early April there are times when baby sea turtles end up in the gardens of the resort instead of the sea. Staff would collect them and release them later on in the afternoon when one is sure that all have been found," says Mr. Adrian Allison, Constance Lemuria Resort’s Landscaping Manager.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Hotel Updates: Le Domaine de la Reserve

Le Domaine de la Reserve new staff appointment 

It is with great pleasure that Le Domaine de la Reserve welcomes Ms Chantal Jeannevol back on board to manage its Marketing Department. 
Miss Jeannevol has worked seven years in this field and knows the hotel very well. She is the most appropriate person to ensure that the hotel’s strong business relationships are maintained throughout.

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island on German Television channel HRTV 

Denis Private Island, along with key locations in Seychelles, will be featured in a 45 minute report entitled “Dream Destination Seychelles,” to be aired on German Television station HRTV.

The report portrays unique and interesting aspects of Seychelles, and Denis Private Island in particular, highlighting points which make them “dream destinations.”

Upcoming Events: Chinese New Year Dinner

Chinese New Year Dinner at Constance Ephelia

Constance Ephelia  will be organising a Chinese New Year dinner on Friday 31st February 2014 at its Adam & Eve restaurant.  This event will start at 1900hrs. 
For those looking for a true Chinese Cuisine Experience, including the famous Peking duck, take this culinary journey to discover a wide range of Asian dishes as well as wonderful fusion cuisine.  Reservation is mandatory.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Airline Update:

Air Seychelles introduces new CEO

Cramer Ball has tended his resignation as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Air Seychelles; the national carrier announced at a press conference yesterday.  The announcement came with the introduction of his replacement, South African national Manoj Papa.

Mr. Ball joined Air Seychelles in the wake of the Etihad
Airways equity agreement that saw the national carrier bounce back from the brink of bankruptcy, and has been instrumental in the turnaround strategy that lead to the

Monday, 27 January 2014

Golfing in Seychelles

Paradise found: Golfing at Constance Lemuria Resort, Praslin

Matt Cooper travels to the Seychelles and is blown away by a totally unique golfing experience

Throughout my first round at Constance Lemuria in the Seychelles I was fighting more than a duck hook - I was also scratching an itch, a mental itch.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Video: Seychelles travel video by Paul Wex

Big Little World: Visiting Life

Thinking of visiting Seychelles? Or perhaps you have visited before? Either way, this stunning video by filmmaker Paul Wex offers a unique and fascinating view of Seychelles, its flora & fauna, its people and its culture. . .

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Mason's Travel News

Mason’s Travel Launches New Blog Platform

Victoria, Mahé, 22January 2014 – Local destination management company, Mason’s Travel, have launched a new industry blog as a means to disseminate tourism news and travel information. Dubbed “Mason’s Travel Blog,” the new platform launches alongside the company’s comprehensive social media strategy and their new e-newsletter. The blog went “live” today. The move forms part of the company’s

Monday, 20 January 2014

Seychelles in the Media

New York Times 52 Places to Go in 2014: NO# 27. Seychelles!

David Germain, the Seychelles Tourism Board Director for Africa and the Americas expressed his joy when he was informed that the Seychelles had been featured as one of the 52 places to visit in 2014 by The New York Times. 

The mid-ocean islands of the Seychelles was the only destination from the Indian Ocean to make this prestigious list guiding American holiday makers in 2014.

Upcoming Events: China Day

First Seychelles-China Day Celebrations

31st January - 2nd February 2014

As China prepares for Spring Festival, Seychelles has announced its first Seychelles-China Day Celebration. 

The Chinese Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) is undisputedly the biggest and the most important holiday for people of Chinese origin around the world. Soon Seychelles will also join those Nations and groupings celebrating the Chinese New Year. 

Airline Updates

Air Seychelles and Vanilla Islands Sign Partnership Agreement

Air Seychelles, has signed an agreement with the Vanilla Islands Organisation to increase visitor numbers to the Indian Ocean.

Under the strategic marketing agreement, the signatories will invest in a range of cooperative programs and products to attract visitors to the Indian Ocean from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Kempinski Resort, Seychelles

Kreol Garden Barbeque at Kempinski Resort

The hotel organizes a Kreol Garden barbeque every Sunday from 1230hrs to 1600hrs.
Set in the tropical surrounds, pass-around kreol finger food as the barbeque burns its stone, sending flavorsome aromas in the air, tickling your every taste bud. 

Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles

Love is in the air at Four Seasons Resort

With one of the most beautiful bays in Seychelles, Petite Anse is the perfect venue for the dream barefoot beach wedding. 

The “Simply Bliss” and “Forever and Ever” packages can be customized in any way clients wish. They can select their favorite arch, theme and dining preferences then opt to keep it simple or add a choice of extras including spa treatments,

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Castello Beach Hotel

Castello Beach Hotel wins Award

Castello Beach Hotel is pleased to announce that is has been awarded HolidayCheck Top Hotel 2014. The hotel received a total rating of 5.3/6.

Mason’s Travel congratulates Castello Beach Hotel for
this success!

[Source: Castello Beach hotel/]

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Anse Soleil Beachcomber

Announcement: Construction work at Anse Soleil Beachcomber

The Management of Anse Soleil Beachcomber wish to inform that they have
commenced a small construction project behind the main hotel building. This building is intended to house a new kitchen.

This construction has been planned carefully not to cause undue noise and/or
disruptions to any of their services.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Constance Lemuria Resort

Lemuria joins the elite ‘club’ of the world’s leading hotels

Constance Lemuria has just passed the audit for admission to one of the world’s finest and most exclusive ‘clubs’, the Leading Hotels of the World. 

After scoring over 88 percent affirmative ‘ticks’ in the audit, the hotel can now formally display the plaque at the entrance of the resort. Being admitted to the Leading Hotels of the World only happens after a lengthy process of vetting, open and incognito audits and inspections. 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Denis Private Island, Seychelles

Connect with Denis Private Island!

A jewel in the crown of the Seychelles isles, this little corner of the world is an ecological wonder; rich with exotic flora and fauna, unspoilt beaches and lush tropical forests, all surrounded by the bottomless sea of the Indian Ocean.

Visit their website ( and discover more about their magical retreat, or join them on Facebook and Twitter. 

Monday, 13 January 2014

Mason's Travel News

Masons Travel & Sainte Anne Resort participate in Crisis Communication Seminar

Sainte Anne Resort & Spa  - On Monday 13th January, several members from the Masons Travel management team, Denis Private Island and Sainte Anne Resort staff members gathered to attend a Seminar on An Introduction to Crisis Communication. 

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Airline Updates

Airport Notices

Left Luggage Service

Please be advised that the left luggage service is no longer operational at the
International Airport until further notice.

Please note: As of 14.02.2014, the Left Luggage Service has been reinstated!

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.

Four Seasons Resort,Seychelles

Tropicsurf at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

The resort offers fabulous opportunities to try hand at surfing or stand up paddling. With expert instruction from Australia’s Tropicsurf, anybody can experience the thrill of gliding across the waves or even an invigorating stand up paddle in its local bay.

[Source: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles)

Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort & Casino

PLEASE NOTE: The hotel advises that the renovation works in the Superior rooms which was scheduled to be completed in November 2013, will now be completed in March 2014.

WELCOME: The hotel is pleased to welcome Mrs. Germaine Michaud who joins its marketing team as Sales and Marketing Manager. Prior to this appointment, she was the Secretary General of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mason’s Travel wishes her the best success in her new post!

Pieds Dans l’Eau restaurant update

The “Les Dauphins Heureux” restaurant at Pieds Dans l’Eau Hotel at Anse Royale, on Mahé, is now opened on Sunday for breakfast and for its Creole buffet lunch. The restaurant is however closed on Sunday evening and therefore cannot provide dinner for clients on half board. Clients on half board can take the Sunday buffet lunch to replace the evening meal or make up for another meal during their stay.

[Source: Pieds Dans l’Eau]

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Fregate Island Private

Fregate Island Private now a masterpiece hotel in the Oetker collection.

It is now six months since Fregate island Private in the Seychelles joined the list of Masterpiece Hotels in the Oetker Collection.

Mr. Didier Le Calvez, the Senior Vice President Operations and Sales & Marketing for Oetker Collection recently presented the Minister for Tourism, Mr. Alain St Ange with the operational vision of the new company appointed to manage Fregate Island Private.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Airline Update

Air Seychelles Clinches Prestigious 4-star Skytrax ranking

Air Seychelles has been awarded the prestigious 4-star Airline ranking by airline review organisation, Skytrax.

Air Seychelles is the first and only 4-star airline in the Indian
Ocean, and is one of only 36 airlines in the world that meet the rigorous quality criteria of the Skytrax 4-star airline ranking. This achievement was announced by Mr. Cramer Ball, the airline's Chief Executive Officer, during an unveiling ceremony held at the International Airport terminal on the 3rd January 2014.

Le Duc de Praslin

Renovation of restaurant at Le Duc de Praslin

A full month renovation was done on the hotel’s main “Le Dauphin” restaurant and was just ready for the festive season. Guests enjoyed a brand new buffet display. A new modern buffet line has been built and the restaurant has been extended to cater for 40 more guests including an outside deck that can be turned into a dance floor.