Sunday, 30 November 2014

Tourism News: New Temporary Visa Requirements for some African States

UPDATED: Temporary Visa Requirement for Seychelles

Traditionally visitors to the Seychelles do not require a visa regardless of the nationality of the person. However, in view of the recent health concerns on the Ebola virus, the Public Health commissioner has announced certain travel restrictions.

Further to the above, the Department of Immigration and Civil Status has taken note of the seriousness of the health concern raised by the Public Health Commissioner has consequently introduced a temporary visa requirement for the nationals of the following countries:

Friday, 28 November 2014

Hotel Updates: Raffles Praslin Resort & Spa

Construction Notice: Urgent Maintenance Work at the Arrival area 

The management of Raffles Praslin Resort & Spa wish to inform you that as from today, we will be having Urgent Maintenance Work at the Arrival area/Arrival hall of the resort which will last until Wednesday, 3rd December 2014.

All private and company vehicles can drive in and proceed with picking up or dropping guests at the arrival/area hall.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Hotel Updates: Valmer Resort

Construction Notice: Minor Works Carried out in Parking Area

The management of Valmer Resort wish to inform you that minor repair and maintenance works are being carried out in the establishment's parking area.

The work site is far from any villas and should not create a disturbance, and the work that is carried out only between 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Saturday, will be completed by Friday the 12th of December 2014.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Hotel Updates: Crown Beach Hotel [Updated]

Renovations at Crown Beach Hotel 

Crown Beach Hotel Management wishes to inform all its partners that they are currently undergoing some minor touch up works in 2 of their rooms on the top floor. The touch ups needed urgent attention, hence the unforeseen plan and work program.

 Work is usually conducted between 10am and 4 pm and is due to be over by the 20th of December, and not the date as previously stated. 

 We wish to inform all our clients checking in to ensure that we still maintain a healthy  rapport with the guests. We regret the inconveniences that this may cause.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

Denis Private Island Excels at  Luxury Travel Guide’s Global Awards 2014

Denis Private Island, Seychelles has been awarded ‘Best Luxury Private Accommodation’ in the Luxury Travel Guide’s Global Awards 2014.

The unique island hotel has also been featured in the 2014 Luxury Travel Guide - Africa &The Middle East Edition.

Read more CLICK HERE

Monday, 10 November 2014

Hotel Updates: Eden Bleu Hotel

Seychelles' Newest Hotel Opens for Business

As of November the 1st, the newest addition to the Eden Island Marina complex, Eden Bleu Hotel, is open for business.

Dubbed as 'Seychelles' first business hotel,' Eden Bleu is conveniently located a short distance from the Seychelles' International Airport, as well as the country's major business hubs of of Victoria, Providence and Port Victoria.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Hote Updates: L’Archipel Hotel

L’Archipel Hotel participates in the La Digue Offshore Fishing tournament 2014

 The popular hotel on Praslin, L’Archipel, participated in the 11th edition of the La Digue Offshore Fishing tournament to help support a worthwhile community project on La Digue.

This popular event organized by the Seychelles Sports Fishing Club (SSFC), saw the participation of 25 boats and over 200 keen anglers from Mahé, Praslin and La Digue

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Construction Notice: Bernique Guesthouse

New Restaurant Under Construction

Bernique Guesthouse, La Digue, would like to inform that work is currently being carried out onsite in the construction of a new restaurant.

All work is carried out between 9:30am and 5:00pm, and all heavy, noise generating construction has already been finished. Currently wooden elements are being fitted and painting will commence soon so as to open the new restaurant - an added facility for guests - by the end of January 2015. 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Hotel Updates: Acajou Beach Resort

Acajou Beach Resort Readies for Grand Re-Opening

The Acajou Beach Resort (Seychelles) will re-open its doors on the 15th December, 2014 following the major renovation and expansion project that has been carried out over the past year, the resort has announced.

While the facilities, restaurants and vast majority of rooms will all be completed as scheduled in mid-November, the December opening date will allow additional time for the resort’s management to clear the grounds and continue landscaping works.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Hotel Updates: Chalets D’ Anse Forbans

Chalets D’ Anse Forbans Celebrates 20 Years Of Operation

It was 20  years  ago when Chalets d’ Anse  Forbans first opened for business.    The Seychellois managed and family run Self Catering Chalets are built on a former coconut plantation that has been in the family for generations. The location of the chalets is ideal as you are merely steps from the idyllic sandy beach of Anse Forbans. 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Conservation Updates

Mynas trapped on Denis Island to save rare endemic birds
The Green Islands Foundation is currently in the process of eradicating Common Myna birds from Denis Private Island as part of the GEF funded protected area project. Common Mynas cause problems worldwide and spread further every year, they are found on many islands within the Seychelles archipelago after being introduced from Mauritius in the 19th century. 

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Hotel Updates: Hilton Seychelles Hotels

Hilton Seychelles Hotels Give Back to Local Community

In celebration of Hilton Worldwide’s third annual Global Week of Service, from October 19 – 25, more than 15 volunteers from Hilton Seychelles Hotels participated in painting a mural with Perseverance North Primary School. A total of 25 pupils joined us on Wednesday 22nd October 2014, to create a mural with a positive message for the students. Community service is an integral part of Hilton Worldwide’s culture, and volunteering occurs year-round across our portfolio of twelve distinct brands and more than 4,200 properties. 

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Hotel Updates: Denis Private Island

A Slice of Private Paradise: Denis Private Island gets reviewed by the Travel Butlers

The Travel Butlers are safari holiday specialists offering tailor-made itineraries, friendly service, expert advice and affordable prices. The husband and wife team recently spent a night on Denis Private Island, and this is what they had to say, as told in their 5-Star review posted on Trip Advisor