Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Spotlight on Seychelles: Carnaval International de Victoria 2014

Seychelles hosts another successful Carnaval

In its fourth edition, this year's Carnaval International de Victoria was a huge success, bringing tourists, participants and media from across the globe and putting the world's attention on the beautiful Seychelles Archipelago.

151 foreign journalists were on hand to witness weekends festivities where 26 international delegations joined Seychelles in celebrating this year's Carnaval.

Hotel Updates: Fregate Island

Oetker Collection Announces the Appointment of Wayne Kafcsak as Managing Director of Fregate Island Private 

Seasoned hotelier Wayne Kafcsak has been appointed Managing Director of Fregate Island Private, a jewel of conservation in the Seychelles which has recently joined the Oetker Collection. 

With a thirty-five year management career in luxury international resorts, Wayne Kafcsak brings his valued experience to the Island. 

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island – Proud Nominee in the World Luxury Hotel Awards

The world Luxury Hotel Awards is a recognised global organisation providing luxury hotels with recognition for world class facilities and service excellence provided to guests.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Airline Updates: Airport Runway Repairs

Attention trade partners

This is to inform you that the runway will be closed from Friday 2nd May 2014 from 2100hrs until 0500hrs each day, for a period of 10 weeks for repair works.

Please note this will not be affecting any of the flight schedules.

Many thanks for your understanding and cooperation during that period.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Hotel Updates: Constance Lemuria Resort

Constance Lemuria Resort undertakes Coral Garden Project

The hotel has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nature Seychelles concerning the implementation of a project for the restoration of a coral garden at Petit Anse Kerlan, Praslin.

Mason's Travel News

Mason's Travel represents Seychelles at WTM Latin America

Mason's Travel has been representing Seychelles at the World Travel Market Latin America trade show in São Paulo, Brazil.

WTM Latin America runs from the th 23rd to 25th of April, and the Seychelles stall can be found at allocation K10. 

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Hotel Updates: Constance Ephelia Resort

Constance Ephelia Seychelles awarded “Most Popular Hotel on Mahe Island”

Constance Ephelia Seychelles has been awarded the ‘Most popular hotel on Mahé island- Seychelles by’.

This award has been recommended by the guests who have rated the hotel as outstanding. The Management and team of the hotel have managed to fulfill and exceed the wishes and expectations of the guests throughout the year 2013. 

Hotel Updates: Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Raffles Praslin, Seychelles appoints new Director of Sales & Marketing

Saskia Schuller has been appointed as the Director of Sales and Marketing of Raffles Praslin, Seychelles, with effect from 15 April 2014. 
Mrs Schuller, a German native with 19 years of international experience in the hospitality industry, joins the Raffles family from Kerzner International’s Atlantis The Palm, Dubai.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Mason's Travel News

Mason's Travel takes home top honours at Air Seychelles awards

Mason’s Travel was awarded two of the top prizes awarded during a dinner of appreciation hosted by Air Seychelles at the Hilton Northolme Resort and Spa to honour its trade partners. Indeed, Mason’s Air Travel won top performing travel agent, while sister company Mason’s Travel went home with the top performing Destination Management Company (DMC) accolade. 

Monday, 21 April 2014

Hotel Updates: Sables d’Or Luxury Apartments

Sables d’Or Luxury Apartments adds additional facilities

The Sables d’Or Luxury Apartments has now added these facilities in the apartments for the self catering guests

Espresso coffee machine
Sandwich maker/ toaster
Beach mats in beach bag

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Hotel Updates: Le Tropique Villa, Praslin

Temporary Closure of Le Tropique Villa

Kindly be informed that Le Tropique Villa will be closed for general cleaning as from 1st to 30th June 2014.

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles celebrates year of achievement with trade partners 

Air Seychelles recently hosted a dinner of appreciation for Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and travel agents, in recognition of their loyalty and support during a record-breaking 2013.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Hotel Updates: Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove

FIFA World Cup at Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove

Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove will be screening selective World Cup football matches on big Screen at its “Cocoloba Bar”.  This will begin with the opening match on the 12th June 2014. 
A selection of drinks with amazing discounts up to 30% and also light snacks will be available throughout the transmission of the World Cup.

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Launches All-Cargo Domestic Service 

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced the start of an all-cargo domestic service between the two largest islands of the Seychelles archipelago, Mahé and Praslin.

Operated by Air Seychelles’ Shorts 360 aircraft and specifically timed to connect with flights from Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg, the weekly cargo service will target perishable commodities destined for hotels and other tourism establishments on Praslin.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Annual Events: SSFC Seychelles National Fishing Tournament 2014

12 boats, 5 tonnes of fish, a huge success!

The Seychelles Sports Fishing Club (SSFC) hosted the annual Seychelles National Fishing Tournament over the past weekend. The event has been heralded as a huge success by the organisers, participants and their sponsors. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

Mason's Travel News

Mason’s Travel hosts Spanish sunset cruise

Mason’s Travel, hosted a very special event – a Spanish cultural evening set as a sunset cruise aboard the company’s sailing catamaran Anahita.

Excitement mounted as Anahita set sail from Marine Charter and the famed La Tuna band strum the first chords of an evening filled with Spanish flair. 

Friday, 11 April 2014

Hotel Updates: Enchanted Island Resort

Meet Enchanted Island Resort's Head Chef, Ulric Denis

Inspired at an early age by his mother, Chef Ulric Denis’ passion began as he watched his mother sift through the kitchen, experimenting with food and flavors. 

Today, as the Executive Chef of Enchanted Island Resort he is the only true Seychellois to hold such an integral position in the Seychelles. 

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Hotel Updates: L'Hirondelle Self Catering

Renovation works at L’Hirondelle Self Catering Guesthouse 

The construction and renovation works at L’Hirondelle Guesthouse are on schedule and the re-opening date will be August 1, 2014. 

The new L’Hirondelle will offer a total of ten one-bedroom apartments. There will be two categories of apartments: five ground floor Garden View Apartments and five first floor Sea View Apartments. All apartments will have bathrooms en suite, living area, a fully accessorised kitchenette, air conditioning in bedrooms, ceiling fans in all rooms and a spacious veranda. 

Hotel Updates: Acajou Hotel

Re-opening of Acajou Hotel

Acajou Hotel is pleased to advise that the extension and renovation works are progressing well. 

The hotel plans to re-open on the 01st November 2014 and will boast the following facilities:

Upcoming Events: La Tuna band tour Seychelles

The tastes and sounds of Spain come to Seychelles

For the first time, Seychelles will have the opportunity to experience true Spanish culture thanks to the efforts of The Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Seychelles Tourism Board and Mason’s Travel., who have teamed up to bring us La Tuna – the famed traditional Spanish musicians who have entertained the likes of popes, kings, queens and celebrities. And not to mention an array of fine Spanish cuisine to compliment the performances!

Hotel Updates: Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie

Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie launches New Wellness Collection

Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie is pleased to introduce its new wellness collection, the Z2Zen brand, specially created for Le Domaine Spa on La Digue.

The Z2Zen brand which focuses on aromatherapy and other holistic techniques, invites guests to discover and bring to life their hidden senses.

Hotel Updates: Desroches Island

Desroches Island powered down for Earth Hour 2014

Desroches Island, a luxury destination in the Amirantes Archipelago, joined millions of people, cities, destinations and attractions all over the world by turning off the power for one hour on the 29th of March to commemorate Earth Hour which is the largest voluntary environmental movement on the planet.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Mason's Travel News

Mason's Travel welcomes new Head of Marketing 

Mason’s Travel is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Peter Storey in the position of Senior Manager - Sales & Marketing, who took up his post on Monday 31st March.

Mr Storey has previously worked in Seychelles in a similar field, and is well-accustomed to the country, its culture and its lifestyle. 

Upcoming Events: Spanish Cultural Exchange

Mason's Travel invites you on a "Spanish Sunset Cruise"

Join Mason's Travel for a Spanish Sunset Cruise aboard Anahita with Tapas and Spanish Melodies from the famous La Tuna band on Monday 14th April.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles' Domestic Fleet Order To Arrive Ahead Of Schedule

Air Seychelles has announced that two of the three aircrafts that they have ordered from Canada’s Viking Air will arrive in mid-2014, one year ahead of schedule.

Mason's Travel News

Mundo Abreu Trade Fair  2014 

Mason's Travel recently attended the Mundo Abreu Trade Fair in Lisbon, Portugal, and was represented by Sales Manager Inaki Fernandez.

Contact your Masons Travel Representative to plan your next holiday to the Seychelles.   |

Upcoming Events: Spanish Cultural Exchange

Get a "Taste of Spain" at Indian Ocean Lodge

Join Indian Ocean Lodge  on Praslin for a "Taste of Spain"  - a dinner of Spanish Cuisine and Spanish Melodies from the famous La Tuna band on the evening of Saturday 12th April.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Hotel Update: L'Archipel Hotel, Praslin

L’Archipel Hotel welcomes Mr. Eddie D’Offay as Deputy Managing Director 

With a passion for providing exceptional and personalized service, the accomplished hospitality professional, Mr. Eddie d’Offay, has joined Hotel L’Archipel, the four star beach resort on Praslin.

Mr. d’Offay takes the position of Deputy Managing Director and will also oversee the marketing functions of L’Archipel. 

Hotel Updates: Hanneman Holiday Residence

Hanneman Holiday Residence “Did it Again”

The hotel is proud to announce that it has been selected and mentioned  as one of four establishments in Seychelles in the latest edition of the book ”1000 Places To See Before You Die” which is a guide book for world travelers. 

The book which is in several languages covers countries and holiday destinations worldwide.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

New Hotel Property: Cabanes des Anges

New Self-Catering accommodation on La Digue

Cabanes des Anges on La Digue Island provides some of Seychelles’ warmest hospitality and an unrivalled approach to small guesthouse luxury.

Located only 5 minutes from Anse Reunion Beach, Cabane des Anges is nestled in a tranquil and exotic tropical garden of palm trees and a variety of flowering plants, which complements the natural beauty of the island. 

Saturday, 5 April 2014

New Hotel Property: Cote d’Or Footprints

New Self-Catering accommodation on Praslin

Côte d’Or  Footprints is a family-run self-catering  establishment offering  eight one- bedroom chalets and  two two-bedroom chalets on Côte d’Or Beach, Praslin, all set in a landscaped garden and are all elegantly decorated  and equipped with modern conveniences.  

Friday, 4 April 2014

Upcoming Events: Seychelles National Fishing Tournament

The National Fishing Tournament will be held in the Seychelles from the 11th to 12th April 2014 at the Marine charter. 

The tournament is open to both residents and visitors.

An entrance fee is applicable per boat.  For entry forms and rules, please contact

Thursday, 3 April 2014

The Islands of Seychelles: Cousin

Cousin Island: The perfect marriage between tourism and conservation

Cousin Island is a perfect example of a successful marriage between conservation and tourism.  Nature Seychelles, which manages the special reserve, is promoting the island’s eco-tourism as a vehicle to finance conservation.

Video: Cousin Island

  Cousin Island: A Conservation Success Story

  This video tells the conservation success story   
of Cousin Island Special     Reserve, a former   coconut enterprise now turned nature reserve   
  in the Seychelles. 

   Managed by local NGO and BirdLife Partner, Nature Seychelles, Cousin 
   lies approximately 2 km from Praslin Island, Seychelles.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Hotel Update: Kempinski Resort, Seychelles

Kempinski Seychelles Resort commemorates World TB Day

“Reach the 3 million.” This was the slogan appearing on the white T-shirts that all Managers of Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare wore on March 24th in commemoration of World TB (tuberculosis) Day. 

The team of Kempinski Seychelles worked in close partnership with the Ministry of Health to organize a day of awareness and activities to sensitize and encourage their team members to be responsible for their own health, and pass on a clear message to everyone that "we can make a difference."