Sunday, 20 December 2020

Hotels News

Find out what happens when you swap sleigh bells for seashells, as we reveal how some of Seychelles’ top hotels are celebrating the festive season in 2020:

Anyone choosing to escape the bitter cold of a northern hemisphere Christmas season is guaranteed a warm welcome on the shores of this island destination. Not only does the Seychelles enjoy year-round sunshine and an average temperature of 28 degrees, but our sunny Creole hospitality and vibrant island spirit are in abundant supply at this magical time of year. Retailers, restaurateurs and tourism establishments such as hotels and guests houses, hang out their brightest decorations – many creatively crafted from recycled and natural materials or inspired by the colours of the ocean.

Hotels are sure to delight their guests on Christmas and New Year’s Eve with gala dinners and fun-filled festive programmes for young and old. Some establishments, however, are breaking the mould to bring their guests a festive celebration that offers a true taste of the Seychelles.

Sugar and Spice at Four Seasons Seychelles:

The Four Seasons Resort in the exquisite south of Mahe is treating their guests to more than just deli-ghtful culinary pop-ups on Petit Anse (the hotel’s beautiful beach, where themed deli pop-ups, such us pitas, poke bowls, gourmet sandwiches and ice-cream burgers will be hosted). This year guests of the luxury resort can enjoy a festive spa treatment that uplifts the senses, using island-harvested cinnamon oil. . The journey starts at Le Syel Spa, with panoramic ocean views, a relaxing cinnamon bath alongside a cinnamon tea and cookies followed by a sugar body scrub to buff and beautify the skin leaving it refreshed and glowing for a deeply relaxing massage.

This award-winning spa offers blissful seclusion and holiday-themed treatments for both adults and children (because we all deserve a little pampering at Christmas time). 

Stunning views of Petit Anse from Le Syel Spa at Four Seasons Seychelles

A Little Out-of-the-Ordinary at Alphonse Island:

Out on the outer islands, Christmas celebrations are a little more out-of-the-ordinary at Alphonse Island. This fly-fishing Mecca attracts adventurous anglers and marine enthusiasts from across the globe to this far-flung island paradise. True to their unique guest-profile, their action-packed festive program invites the resort’s residents to really engage with the island’s remarkable marine environment, by offering unique activities such as manta experiences, snorkeling with sailfish and a festive Christmas lunch hosted on a remote sandbank. 

Alphonse Island's manta experience is one of the more unique festive season offers available in Seychelles this year

The Secret Ingredient is Love at Denis Private Island:

Christmas fare prepared with passion and finesse will be found across the Seychelles islands this festive season, as world-class chefs in some of the world’s leading hotels put into action the Christmas menus they’ve been planning for months. At Denis Private Island, however, Christmas dinner is not only prepared with enthusiasm and care by an award-winning culinary team – it is grown and reared with a fastidious commitment to quality and sustainability on the island’s own farm. Farm-to-table freshness is realised, as the resort’s chefs get first pick of the organic fruit and produce grown on the island, as well as premium cuts of meat and poultry that are hand-reared and lovingly provided for at the farm. Guests will be treated to a decadent array of traditional Christmas dishes, enhanced with island flavours and spices, grown just a short bicycle ride away from the resort’s main kitchen. 

Even Denis Island's youngest guests appreciate the farm-to-table freshness and quality available from the resort's restaurant

Get a Taste for (Modern) Seychelles at Le Nautique:

The annual seven-course New Year’s Eve tasting menu at La Digue’s premier waterfront boutique hotel gets an authentic Seychellois make-over this year. Guests at Le Nautique will be treated to a range of classical Creole dishes (with a modern twist), including freshly-caught red snapper served with heavenly island spices. This crash-course in Creole cuisine will have guests welcoming the new year with a new appreciation for Seychellois culture and our island produce.
Delectable red snapper - a highlight on Le Nautique's seven-course New Year's Ever Creole tasting menu

Full Moon Disco at Raffels Seychelles:

Over on Praslin, guests at the luxurious Raffles Seychelles will welcome 2021 in glittering style this New Year’s Eve, as their Takamaka Terrace takes centre stage to transform into a magnificent Full Moon Disco! The last night of the year will begin with an enchanting gala dinner, leading up to a dazzling Full Moon party with live music performances. It's an event that can't be missed! 

The Takamaka Terrace at Raffels Seychelles will be transformed into an enchanting Full Moon Disco, to welcome 2021