Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Hotel Updates: CaranaBeach Hotel

CaranaBeach's Lorizon Restaurant earns international award nomination

Since opening in April last year, Seychelles' CaranaBeach Hotel has created quite the stir amongst local diners and tourists, but now its signature fine-dining restaurant could be making waves on the international scene as well.


Sunday, 26 February 2017

Hotel Updates: Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie

Temporary Closure: Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie

Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie has announced that the hotel is planning for its annual closure as follows:

29 November 2017 - 20 December 2017

These dates are tentative, and subject to change. The hotel has also asked to kindly refrain from sending them any bookings for this period.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Hotel Updates: Beachcomber Seychelles Sainte Anne Resort & Spa

Temporary Closure: Beachcomber Seychelles Sainte Anne Resort & Spa

Beachcomber Seychelles Sainte Anne Resort & Spa have announced that the resort will be closed for refurbishment works as of September 2017. 

Situated on Sainte Anne Island, Seychelles, the resort is the only establishment on on the island. The refurbishment works are aimed at improving the quality of guest experience for visitors to the resort.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Featured Properties: Indian Ocean Lodge

The Indian Ocean Lodge: Where Service Stands Out

It may not have the bells and whistles of a 5-star hotel, but the Indian Ocean Lodge is proving that service doesn’t have to be compromised in order for guests to enjoy an affordable stay in the Seychelles.

The 32-room hotel, situated on Grand Anse Beach on the island of Praslin, is making a mark with its humble brand of island hospitality, if its recent reviews are any indication.

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Carnaval International de Victoria

Seychelles Carnaval 2017: Dates Re-Scheduled for October

The 'Carnaval International de Victoria,'  also known as the Seychelles Carnaval, has been moved to a later date this year - in October.

Since its inception in 2011, the Seychelles Carnaval has been traditionally held in April, but as of this year it will now be incorporated as part of the annual Creole Festival held in October each year.  

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Mason's Travel News

Mason’s Travel Named Seychelles’ Best Tour Operator in Luxury Travel Guide 2017

An international compendium of the world’s best properties and services in the affluent travel and tourism industry has awarded Mason’s Travel its top honour as the best tour operator in Seychelles.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Airline News: Air Seychelles

Air Seychelles Expands Etihad Airways Codeshare Agreement to Japan

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has expanded its  codeshare agreement with Etihad Airways to two cities in Japan.

The new deal will see Air Seychelles place its “HM” code on the daily Etihad Airways service between Abu Dhabi and Nagoya, via Beijing, as well as the daily service to Narita airport in the capital of Tokyo.

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Hotel Updates: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Restrictions on USD Cash Notes at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has issued a reminder that the establishment will not accept any US cash currency notes printed prior to 2006.

This is policy is in line with banking legislation in Seychelles, which was set into motion in 2014. 

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Airline Updates: South African Airways

South African Airways announces a new Code Share route with Air Seychelles

South African Airways (SA) is proud to announce a new codeshare route with Air Seychelles (HM) from Seychelles (SEZ) to Durban (DUR). Air Seychelles will be introducing direct services between SEZ-DUR effective 30th March 2017. 

Friday, 3 February 2017

Diving in Seychelles: Alphonse Island

Diving in Untouched Splendour, on Alphonse Island Seychelles

If you’re planning a dive trip to the Seychelles, look no further than Alphonse Island. Hailed as one of the most remote and unspoiled outer islands in the Seychelles, Alphonse Island is the perfect 2017 destination for scuba divers of all abilities.  Alphonse Island’s PADI dive centre has an experienced team of PADI-certified professionals dedicated to ensuring the safety of divers and protecting the underwater environment while providing exciting diving adventures.

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Hotel Updates: Hilltop Boutique Hotel

Hilltop Boutique Hotel Receives Numerous Awards

Hilltop Boutique Hotel, on  Mahé Island, Seychelles, has recently received numerous awards in recognition of their accommodation offerings.

They received, for a second year running, an award from the online booking website, booking.com., as well as a 2017 Recognition of Excellence by Hotels Combined.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Hotel Updates: Bamboo Chalets

Temporary Closure of Bamboo Chalets

Please note that Bamboo Chalets, on La Digue Island, Seychelles, will be temporarily closed as of 01st November 2017 due to renovations taking place on the property.The hotel has not yet released any information as to how long the closure will be, however we will keep you updated on any further details.