Thursday, 31 July 2014

Hotel Updates: L'Hirondelle Guesthouse

L'Hirondelle Guest House, Seychelles
L'Hirondelle Guest House, Praslin, Seychelles

Re-Opening of L'Hirondelle Guesthouse

Further to the Mason's Travel Blog update - 10th of April 2014, Hirondelle Guesthouse is pleased to announce that the construction and renovation works at the hotel is expected to be completed shortly. The re- opening date is scheduled for the 6th of August 2014.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Indian Ocean Lodge

Indian Ocean Lodge among Best Rated Hotels on HolidayCheck

Europe's leading hotel review platform, Holiday Check, has rated Indian Ocean Lodge, as one of the top hotels in the HolidayCheck Quality Selection for 2014.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island, Seychelles
Denis Private Island, Seychelles

Denis Private Island Featured in Printemps Voyages Magazine

Denis Private Island has recently been featured in Printemps Voyages Magazine.  The article, entitled ‘Le luxe se marie à la nature, pour un écotourisme chic’, describes the island as being the place where nature joins tourism to create ‘chic ecotourism’ and a haven for lovers of authentic luxury.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Coral Strand

Coral Strand, Seychelles
Coral Strand, Seychelles

Swimming pool from Coral Strand Smart Choice hotel shall reopen on August 15th 

The hotel would like to inform that there has been a little delay in the reopening of its swimming pool. The expected date will now be the 15th August.
Fortunately, noise shall not be significant from now on.  The remaining works will consist on laying new mosaic tiles, grouting and then waiting for it to dry properly before refilling the pool. The swimming pool is completely “tented”  to minimize distraction. 

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Conservation: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island, Seychelles
Denis Private Island, Seychelles

Unexpected discovery of wedge tail shearwater seabirds on Denis Island

During a beach profile monitoring exercise recently, Gilberte Gendron, a research staff from the Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA) conducted training for staff working for both Denis Island and the Green Islands Foundation. GIF is an NGO which focuses on environmental research on Denis Island, several wedge tail shearwaters including chicks in a burrow of intertwined casuarina roots on the coast were found.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Takes Delivery of New Domestic Aircraft

Air Seychelles has taken delivery of two new DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 400 aircraft from Viking Air Limited of Canada. The new aircraft will be used for services between Mahé and Praslin, as well as other islands in the Seychelles archipelago, including Bird, Denis and Fregate.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Conservation: Green Turtles on Praslin

Green Turtle Seychelles

A Green Turtle has laid eggs on Grande Anse Kerlan beach (near Constance Lemuria Resort)

The green turtles nest all year round in Seychelles, but specially from June to September. 

Hotel Updates: Les Villas d'Or

Les Villas d'Or receives accolade

Les Villas d'Or is pleased to announce that it has won the HolidayCheck Quality Selection 2014 certificate, being among the best rated hotels on HolidayCheck.

Mason's Travel congratulates Les Villas d'Or on this success!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Hotel Updates: New Emerald Cove (Construction Notice)

Closure of New Emerald Cove for renovations

Kindly be informed that the New Emerald Cove Hotel will be closed from the 1st till the 10th of December 2014. 

As in previous years, the hotel has decided to close down the hotel during a period of low occupancy, in order to carry out  maintenance works that cannot be done while clients are in the hotel. 

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Raffles Praslin

Raffles Praslin, Seychelles
Raffles Praslin launches new restaurants concepts

Raffles Praslin has introduced new concepts at its restaurants; Pan Asian Cuisine at Curieuse Restaurant, Mediterranean Cuisine at Losean Restaurant and Creole Cuisine at the Pool Bar and Restaurant. Continue reading for full details.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Hotel Updates: La Diguoise

La Diguoise, Seychelles

La Diguoise receives Certificate

La Diguoise, a small hotel located on the island of La Digue is pleased to announce that have been awarded the ‘Holiday Check Quality Selection Award 2014 Certificate’.

Mason’s Travel wishes to congratulate La Diguoise on this achievement!

Monday, 21 July 2014

Hotel Update: Chateau Sans Souci

TripAdvisor Certificate for Chateau Sans Souci

The hotel is pleased to announce that they have been awarded the ‘2014 TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence’.

Mason’s Travel wishes to congratulate Chateau Sans Souci on this achievement!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Doubletree by Hilton Allamanda Resort and Spa

Hilton Doubletree Allamand Resort, Seychelles (Photo: ©
Hilton Doubletree Allamanda Resort, Seychelles

Introducing Sunday Brunch at DoubleTree by Hilton

Doubletree by Hilton Allamanda Resort & Spa is pleased to introduce its Sunday Brunch whereby guests are welcomed with the hotel’s signature ‘’Go Green’ mocktail followed by an unlimited BBQ buffet.

Children of 12 years and under would be at a discounted rate.  

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

Hilton Northolme  Resort and Spa, Seychelles

New fun Weekend Activities at Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa 

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Spa have recently introduced fun-filled weekend activities;

Friday, 18 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Hilton Properties, Seychelles

New Appointments at Hilton Resorts in Seychelles

Welcome to the Hilton Seychelles Family! Hilton Seychelles proudly announces the appointment of Mr. Xavier Sha-Boultwood as the new Resort Manager for Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, as well as Mr. Lawrence Tuck as  new Resort Manager appointed for Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort and Spa

Experience Vaishaly Facials at the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles HillTop Spa

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has recently teamed up with Vaishaly, London’s leading facialist to launch a new treatment, the “Vaishaly Experience”.  Innovation at its best, the treatment strikes a perfect harmonious balance between Vaishaly’s signature facial massage technique and cranial sacral therapy techniques which is effective at dealing with stress and deep healing.

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Constance Lemuria

New Chinese Breakfast Corner at Constance Lemuria

Constance Lemuria has introduced a Chinese breakfast corner at its Legend restaurant to suit Asian food gourmets and Chinese guests. 

The breakfast consists of:

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Constance Ephelia Resort and Spa

International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 won by Constance Ephelia Seychelles in the Beach Hotel Category

Constance Hotels and Resorts are proud to announce that Constance Ephelia Resort, represented by Jean-Marc EYNAUD Architects has won the “International Hotel & Property awards 2014” within the beach hotel category. 

International Hotel & Property Awards 2014 recognize talent, commend design and create opportunities for the participants. It is different to other design awards because it is not judged by a panel but is voted online by clients, professionals, readers and customers. 

Monday, 14 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Indian Ocean Lodge

Indian Ocean Lodge introduces sleek new look with re-branding of hotel

Indian Ocean Lodge is proud to announce the launch of their new logo. The new, contemporary logo focuses on Ile de Palmes, Praslin isle, renowned for its virgin beauty and pristine natural splendour. Indian Ocean Lodge is your gateway to discovery of this magical island. 

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Coco de Mer Hotel

Coco de Mer Hotel wins accolades

The hotel is pleased to announce that they have won two accolades, one being the 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence and the other being the Holiday Check Germany – Certificate of Recommendation.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Banyan Tree Resort and Spa

Appointment of new General Manager for Banyan Tree Seychelles

Banyan Tree Seychelles is proud to announce the appointment of Mr Ricardo Suarez as the hotel’s new General Manager.  Mr. Suarez brings with him over 18 years of experience in the hospitality industry.  Prior to joining the Group, he had held various management assignments in Central America and was in managerial positions with both Westin and InterContinental Hotel.

Friday, 11 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Casa de Leela

Casa de Leela wins accolade

The hotel is pleased to announce that it has won the 2014 TripAdvisor certificate of Excellence.

Mason’s Travel congratulates Casa de Leela on this success!

Friday, 4 July 2014

Seychelles in the Spotlight

Anse Lazio recognised as one of the Top Ten Beaches in the World

Trip Advisor, the world`s largest travel site, has recognized Anse Lazio beach on Praslin Island in the Seychelles as one of the 2014 winners of its Travelers` Choice ™ awards for Beaches.

“Picture perfect in every way. Gorgeous beach and the bluest water ever!” – This is how the site described Anse Lazio Beach which has always been seen as one of Seychelles` top beaches offering unrivaled swimming.

More than 320 beaches are recognized globally, with Seychelles` Anse Lazio Beach also earning recognition to be among the best. 

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Airline Updates: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles’ Proud Return to Paris

Air Seychelles has recommenced flights to Paris from its home base in the Seychelles after a gap of two and half years.

The Indian Ocean island-based carrier is deploying its brightly-coloured Airbus A330-200 aircraft twice weekly on the new route, offering 18 lie-flat seats in Business Class and 236 seats in Economy Class.  The flights operate with a brief stopover in Abu Dhabi.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Constance Ephelia Resort and Spa

New General Manager for the Constance Ephelia 

Jean-Marc Lagesse, a much respected industry professional from Mauritius has been appointed as the new General Manager of the largest resort of the Seychelles, the Constance Ephelia.

He has taken up his position in Seychelles since the 1st July. 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Hotel Updates: Hilton Resorts, Seychelles

Hilton Worldwide Hotels in Seychelles Take Part in Company’s Largest Global Career Event

The three Hilton properties in Seychelles recently took part in the ‘Careers@Hilton Live: Youth in Hospitality Month’ which is Hilton Worldwide’s largest ever global career event showcasing to young people, the many opportunities available in the hospitality industry.