Friday, 31 July 2015

Hotel Updates: AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa

AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa Welcomes New GM

AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa is pleased to welcome their the new General Manager, Mr. Thomas Barguil. A French native, who has nearly 20 years' experience in upmarket hotels and resorts across the globe, takes up his GM role with AVANI this month. He will guide the teams in the resort's first lead up to high season and beyond; AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa having only opened on the western coast of Mahé in February 2015.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Hotel Updates: Hanneman's Holiday Residence

Hanneman Holiday Residence Inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

Hanneman Holiday Residence, the highly acclaimed self-catering establishment in Beau Vallon on Mahé Island, Seychelles, has just been inducted into the TripAdvisor Hall of Fame.

This prestigious accolade is only awarded to those hotels and resorts, worldwide, which have won a coveted TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for five consecutive years running.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

 Four Seasons Seychelles Enhances Spa Offerings with New Yi-King Menu

 Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has enhanced is Spa services by recently adding a new Yi-King therapy menu - a specialised Chinese treatment, Yi-king elements are determine by the guests date of birth.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Hotel Updates: Raffles Praslin Seychelles Resort & Spa

Raffles Praslin Seychelles Welcomes Interim GM

Raffles Praslin Seychelles Resort & Spa has welcomed an interim General Manager to the resort - Mr. Ian Robinson.

Mr. Robinson joins the team from Fairmont Mayakoba, where he was General Manager and Regional VP for 8 years. Prior to that, he was Regional VP and General Manager of the Fairmont Turnberry Isle resort in Aventura, Florida, and has a wealth of experience in luxury resorts, having worked in Venezuela, Mexico, Turks & Caicos and Jamaica, to name a few.

Monday, 27 July 2015

Conservation Updates: Denis Private Island

Green Islands Foundation completes eradication of invasive Myna birds on Denis Private Island

The Common Myna, also known as Indian Myna, is one of the world’s most invasive birds, causing problems wherever it has been introduced. Myna birds are not native to Seychelles, but since they were introduced here from Mauritius in the 19th century, they have spread to many of the islands. Because their diet includes the eggs and chicks of other birds they pose a threat to endemic birds in Seychelles. 

Monday, 20 July 2015

Mason's Travel Excursions

Praslin Tour: Vallée de Mai/Anse Lazio 

Enjoy two of Praslin's most famous attractions in one full-day tour

Explore the wonders of Praslin, Seychelles’ second largest island. With a small population, life on Praslin is relaxed and the breath-taking scenery pristine. Let Mason's Travel guide you around the island and visit its two most famous attractions!

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Hotel Updates: Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Raffles Praslin Seychelles Adds new Treatment Menu to their Spa

Raffles Praslin Seychelles has announced the launch of a new treatment menu at the Raffles Spa.

Complementing the magnificent setting of our their treatment rooms, every aspect their new treatment menu is carefully designed to offer a sensory journey that reflects the unique setting of Seychelles, and that relaxes and rejuvenates.

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Hotel Updates: L'Hirondelle Self-Catering Guest House

L'Hirondelle Self-Catering Guest House receives the Trip Advisor Award of Excellence 2015

L'Hirondelle Self-Catering Guest House, offering accommodation on Praslin Island, Seychelles, has announced that they have a won a TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence 2015.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Mason's Travel News

Update On the Mason's Travel / SSFC Conservation League

The Seychelles Sports Fishing Club (SSFC) have released an update on the Mason's Travel/SSFC Conservation League - the only tag and release league in Seychelles, in association with The Billfish Foundation.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Mason's Travel Excursions

Peaks of Paradise: Explore Mahé Island's magnificent North Coast, with Mason's Travel as your guide

Explore the untouched splendour of Mahé’s north coast as you enjoy a guided hike through the Morne Seychelles National Park. (Or you can skip the hike and set sail to meet the group at the end of the trail).

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Airline Updates: Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Starts Flights to Cape Town and Gaborone

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce that it has started flights to Cape Town, South Africa and Gaborone, Botswana on 30 June 2015. Ethiopian Airlines flies regular flights to Mahé Island, Seychelles, which will now  benefit from this increased destination offering.

Friday, 10 July 2015

Destination Info: Activities

SMAC Adventures:  Zip-Lining and Rock-Climbing in the forests of Port Luanay


If you are looking for an exciting and action-packed activity when you visit Mahé Island Seychelles, then SMAC Adventures offers just that - zip-lining through the trees as you make your way down the mountain, and rock-climbing the granite cliff faces that are iconic of the island!


Thursday, 9 July 2015

Hotel Updates: Valmer Resort

Valmer Resort: Construction of Gym and Spa is Complete

Valmer Resort on Mahé Island has announced that the construction of the gym and spa is now complete. There are light works still being carried out at present, such as electrical work and putting up the balustrades. 

The gym will be operational as from beginning of August, and the resort will advise accordingly once it is launched. As for the spa, it will be operational in September as the resort is finalizing/ recruiting the spa therapists.

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Hotel Updates: Acajou Beach Resort

Rave reviews for revamped Acajou Beach Resort

Six months after re-opening its doors to guests, the newly revamped Acajou Beach Resort of Seychelles has quickly re-established itself as one of the islands’ premier mid-size hotels. Formerly known as the Acajou Hotel, the resort was closed throughout 2014 as part of an overhaul that would see added rooms and new room categories. A series of new eco-friendly initiatives have also cemented the resort’s position among Seychelles properties with green credentials.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Hotel Updates: Anse Soleil Beachcomber

Annual Closure: 31st May 2016 - 08 July 2016

Kindly note that  Anse Soleil Beachcomber as well as Anse Soleil Self-Catering Chalets have advised that the hotel will be on annual closure from 31st May16 up to 09th July 2016

The hotel will be closed as from 31st May16 up to 08th July 2016 and will re-open on 09th July 2016.  To be noted that all bookings should check-out on the 31st May 2016.  

Monday, 6 July 2015

Hotel Updates: Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Raffles Praslin Seychelles Partakes in World Biodiversity Day

Raffles Praslin team took part in the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), a day designed to raise awareness of biodiversity issues.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Hotel Updates: Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Raffles Praslin Seychelles  Appoints New Director of Operations

Raffles Praslin Seychelles  is pleased to welcome Ronald Dooremalen as their interim Director of Operations to assist the team as they bid Christoph Ganster farewell and wish him success on his next journey.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Airline Updates: Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles

Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles Amend Schedules to bring Abu Dhabi - Seychelles Service to Double Daily

Etihad Airways has increased its service between Abu Dhabi and Seychelles from four flights per week to daily to give guests more choice and greater flexibility when travelling to and from Seychelles. Starting on 1 July 2015, the total number of return flights operated by Etihad Airways and Air Seychelles between Abu Dhabi and Seychelles increased to 14 per week. 

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Restaurants: Chez Plume

Chez Plume Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Chez Plume Restaurant on Mahé Island, Seychelles, has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015, for its consistent positive reviews on the world's largest travel and tourism website.

Located on the west coast of Mahé at Anse Boileau, Chez Plume is a stalwart in Seychelles' restaurant industry and proves popular by guests and locals alike.