Seychelles – Mahe, Praslin & Silhouette Island Specials

Imagine yourself in a hammock on an idyllic white sandy beach, coconut cocktail in hand…  Road Travel is delighted to offer some really great specials to some of the world’s most spectacular islands.  After God had finished creating the world, he had a handful of diamonds left over.  He came upon a place just east of Africa where he thought to himself, ‘Here I can create something marvellous’, and so he scattered the remaining diamonds in the ocean.  Thus the ‘Seychelles’ were born.

The island of Mahe is about 17 miles long and only two to five miles wide.  The highest point is Morne Seychellois, at around 2,969 feet.  A chain of mountains runs along the centre of Mahe, with only a narrow ring of land around the island which is relatively flat.  Most of the residents of Mahe live on this coastal strip.  The mountainous interior of Mahe is not only steep, but also thick with forests and large boulders made of granite.  The most remote beaches are on the south and west coasts of Mahe, while the east coast is more developed.  The north coast has the best of both worlds: beautiful beaches plus great restaurants and lodging establishments.  There is a main highway that follows the coastal contours of the island, hugging the coast around almost the entire island.  There are some smaller roads that cut across the island, so it’s easier to get from east to west.  Most tourist accommodations in the Seychelles are on Mahe.

Perched on the Western tip of the Beau Vallon Bay, Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove is set amidst a tropical garden with lush exotic vegetation. With sweeping thatched roof, the use of local granite, the resort offers open air lobby that bestows breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean.  With magnificent view of the ocean, the charming and informal Meridien Fisherman’s Cove possess a history dating back to the founding year of 1943 making it the first and most legendary hotel in Seychelles.  We are offering our clients an additional 35% discount on our contracted rates, so hurry and secure your dream holiday with us!

Praslin is the perfect tropical island, since it’s not over-developed but has some tourism activity for visitors.  The topography and environment are lush, green, and picture-perfect tropical island vegetation and scenery.  The overall flavor of the island’s culture is relaxed and peaceful.  It’s made of granite and has a spine of mountains running down its centre.  Praslin is about seven and a half miles long by three miles wide, which makes it the second-largest island of the Seychelles Islands.  Most people visit Praslin to see Valle de Mai, which is a preserved area of forest where coco de mer palms are abundant.  This is a major attraction of the Seychelles Islands because there only a few places in the world where this particular palm grows wild.  The other main attraction of Praslin of course is the beaches.

La Reserve is a much loved family owned hotel in Praslin.  It boasts 40 rooms, which all faces the sea.  Its luxury accommodation provides individually decorated rooms all giving a particular Creole feel, with local artist’s paintings adorning the walls, king sized four poster beds and wooden furniture coupled with the amenities of the modern day including satellite television, air conditioning, ceiling fans, mini bar, tea and coffee facilities, lockable safe and hairdryers.  The hotel also boasts one of the largest swimming pool in the Seychelles.  It is situated on Anse Petit Cour, in a Marine National Park, with its own exclusive beach and protected by a reef that provides the gentlest of waters for swimming and snorkeling.  Road Travel can offer 35% off our contracted rates to clients, so don’t hesitate, contact us to take advantage of these great rates!

And last but definitely not least, we are also excited to offer a Special Presidential Villa rate at the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa. The beautiful and mountainous island of Silhouette is the third largest in the Seychelles archipelago with Mount Dubon reaching a height of 780mtrs.  Just 19 miles from Mahé, Labriz Silhouette Island has rain-forest-clad slopes giving way to pristine white sand beaches with huge granite boulders.  An abundance of fauna and flora can be found on Silhouette including many rare species.  In recognition of the wealth of indigenous plants and animals, Silhouette has now been designated a National Park.  Numerous walks can be taken with the resident naturalist including a visit to the island’s Giant Tortoise sanctuary.  Encircled by a coral reef, Silhouette is also a Marine National Park, making it ideal for snorkeling as well as diving or fishing.

Originally, only a small lodge housed visitors to Silhouette Island.  Now, Hilton Resorts has opened Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, a stunning property of 111 contemporary style villas in garden or beach settings, some with plunge pool.  The ultimate in exotic indulgence, this 1090 sq m Presidential Villa offers you your own private sanctuary nestled on the slope of a hill, with truly stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Featuring two 150 sq m bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms and private terrace overlooking the Ocean, a living room (with a fully stocked bar), lounge and a large outdoor dining venue this Villa is perfect for an ultimate island getaway.  Perfect for a romantic honeymoon or an unforgettable holiday, this Villa also features the biggest private swimming pool in Seychelles, a contemporary entertainment system, a spacious sun-deck, private access to the beach and a dedicated butler service.  Relax and let yourself be completely spoiled in this Seychelles paradise.

Visitors will find a wide choice of facilities and activities at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa.  These include a breathtaking Spa where treatment rooms are set amidst the giant granite boulders, as well as a choice of water sports including snorkeling, big game fishing and its own 5-star PADI Dive Centre including a re-compression chamber.  In addition, there are nature walks and a visit to the Giant Tortoise Sanctuary should not be missed!

Author: Africa Road Travel

Africa Road Travel is an established inbound southern African tour operator. Our parent company (Cape AgriTours) was established more than 14 years ago, Africa Road Travel started in 2001 and opened their own independent offices in Cape Town in 2004. Since then the company has grown in leaps and bounds, besides the years of accumulated professional industry knowledge and experience, we enjoy special industry contracts with many service providers, Hotels and Guest Houses. This allows us to provide you with individual attention, free assistance with your vacation plans, a free ground handling service and discount prices.

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