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Important travel information for visitors to Seychelles is included at the back of this document.
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Holiday Title: Pockets of Paradise
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Seychelles for 10 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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Holiday Title: Pockets of Paradise
Passengers: 2 Adults
Arrive at Praslin Airport. Collect your luggage and make your way into the Arrivals Hall where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Located on a secluded private beach at Anse Petite Cour on the northeast side of Praslin, Le Domaine de la Reserve is a traditional Seychellois-run hotel with spacious rooms along the beachfront. The hotel lies right on the edge of a Marine Park, with its calm bay and coral reef offering ideal swimming and snorkelling all year round.
After breakfast you will be collected and transferred back to Praslin Airport in time to check in for your flight back to Mahé.
Air Seychelles HM3121: Fly from Praslin (PRI) departing at 12:00 to Seychelles Intl (SEZ), arriving at 12:20
Collect your luggage then make your way into the Arrivals Hall where you will be met and transferred to the jetty to begin the next part of your island-hopping adventure.
Board the boat across to Silhouette Island - the journey takes about 45 minutes.
Located on the remote island of Silhouette, Hilton Labriz and its 111 villas are spread along a stretch of white sand beach under the imposing Mount Dauban, the Seychelles archipelago's second highest peak. With most of the island largely uninhabited, guests can immerse themselves in nature and enjoy a hike through the rainforest or head out on snorkelling and diving trips to explore the beautiful coral reefs.
After breakfast you will be transferred back to the jetty where you will board the boat back to Mahé.
You will be met on arrival and transferred to Hilton Northolme Resort & Spa.
Your Seychelles getaway awaits at this hidden treasure - also an inspiration for James Bond creator, Ian Fleming. Surrounded by white-sand beaches, tropical gardens and crystal waters, the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa is a true escape. The villas are perched on stilts, providing gorgeous views and plenty of privacy. An infinity pool, oceanfront dining, a luxurious spa, glass-bottom boat tours - you can enjoy all these at this special retreat in Beau Vallon Bay.
You will need to check out of your room this morning but you can remain at the hotel and use all the facilities until you are collected for your transfer back to the airport. Alternatively, if you have an evening flight, the hotel may be able to arrange a late check out for you (additional cost and payable directly to the hotel) subject to the availability of the room.
Le Domaine de La Reserve Hotel has a wonderful setting at the beautiful Anse Petite Cour beach on the northeast side of the island of Praslin.
The beach is essentially private with white sand, granite boulders at each end and views of Curieuse Island in the distance, and forms part of the Curieuse Island Marine National Park area. There is a direct beach access protected by a reef that provides the gentlest of waters for swimming. Snorkelling is a must with a beautiful coral reef just centimetres from the beach and bursting with life.
The hotel boasts one of the largest swimming pool in the Seychelles. There is also a dedicated children’s pool area surrounded by the pool restaurant and swim up bar, where you can order tropical coloured and tasty cocktails. There is also a beach bar tucked away on the beach where you can sample more of your favourite cocktails.
The very spacious grounds give a glorious feeling of freedom, and the spa offers a range of treatments to pamper and uplift the mind, body and soul.
For dining, the highlight is the L’Obrizan Restaurant which is located on an impressive dining deck over the Anse Petite Cour Reef, giving one of the most memorable dining experiences in all of the Seychelles. Guests can watch the lights of anchored yachts in the bay and the natural aquarium of the jostling fish below as the chef creates delectable dishes from freshly caught fish.
Live evening entertainment is provided most weeks.
Le Domaine de La Reserve has 40 rooms in total.
The Beachfront Deluxe Villas are beautifully designed with an abundance of space and extensive bathrooms featuring a sunken bath and a walk-in shower. The Colonial Superior Villas are located on the hillside, with a partial view of the horizon, facing Curieuse Island. And finally, the Beachfront Family Suites have a private gazebo with an unobstructed seaview and direct access to the ocean, and can sleep 2 adults and 2 children up to 11 years of age.
|1 x Beachfront Deluxe Room
|Breakfast is included. Half Board rates are available on request.
Unwind with an ultimate island getaway at the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa. Situated on the beautiful and remote Silhouette Island, the resort is set on pristine white sandy beaches that lead enticingly into the warm turquoise blue Indian Ocean. Framed also by towering peaks of lush, rainforest clad mountains, the island is a secluded haven and ideal for nature lovers.
While the children play in the Jungle Fun Kids Club and meet giant tortoises at the Sanctuary, pamper yourself in the award-winning Silhouette Spa, book an exciting fishing trip or go island hopping to Praslin and La Digue. Explore rainforest hiking trails, go kayaking and snorkelling, or discover the amazing marine flora and fauna in the Marine National Park on a diving trip from the Eco-Concept PADI diving center.
The many restaurants offer a variety of cuisine. Choose from a pizzeria, the Teppanyaki restaurant located over the lagoon, or dine in a Creole restaurant and savour the authentic Creole cuisine. Savor fine wines and Italian cuisine under the stars, or enjoy sushi, grilled seafood and Asian specialities. At the end of the day sit back with a cocktail and enjoy the live entertainment at Bar Lo Brizan.
In addition to the top-class hotel amenities, the 111 private villas are stylishly decorated.
The King Garden Villas feature a private terrace, garden and an outdoor shower. The King Beachfront Villas offer stunning Indian Ocean vistas from the private garden, and some also have a private plunge pool and direct beach access. The King Sanctuary Pool Villas showcase a stunning cascading pool, an outdoor rain shower and a private gazebo. Some of the rooms are interconnecting, making this option ideal for families.
Finally, the Silhouette Estate is set alone on the mountain slope with unobstructed ocean views. The two bedrooms are both en-suite and have their own private terrace. There is also a lounge, large outdoor dining area and a 6x5m private pool, plus a dedicated butler service.
|1 x King Garden Villa (30% Extra Early Bird Discount applied - applicable if booking confirmed 150 days prior to arrival)
|Breakfast and return boat transfers are included. Half Board and Full Board rates are available on request.
Undoubtedly, Seychelles is rated as one of the most sought-after tropical destinations. This Indian Ocean archipelago is made up of 115 individual islands, of which Mahé is the largest.
Mahé offers a myriad of stunning beaches, lush tropical forests and complete tranquility, plus a plethora of activities to choose from if you want to be more active. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, there is something for everyone here.
The island has an exceptional mix of African, European and even Asian influences. Local art, music and architecture are different from what you will find anywhere else in the world. The Creole cuisine is an explosion of different flavours just waiting to be tasted and enjoyed - the local food is one of the highlights of a stay here.
With year-round warm and balmy weather, Mahé is the perfect destination no matter when you plan to travel. The water of the Indian Ocean is perfect for swimming and for almost any water activity imaginable.
A favourite haunt of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa is a secluded hideaway nestled among the hills and coves of Beau Vallon Bay on Mahé, just a 25 minute transfer from the Seychelles International Airport.
Surrounded by lush tropical gardens, crystal-clear azure waters and a hidden white sanded beach cove, this small resort offers intimacy and privacy in its 56 spacious, luxury wooden-clad villas on stilts. Guests can choose from a range of villas, depending on budget. Private balconies offer panoramic ocean views, daybeds, sun loungers and dining tables. Interiors feature a subtle blend of Seychellois architecture and modern decor, with high ceilings, dormers and glass-panel French doors.
With freshly prepared local seafood and traditional Creole cuisine, discover an enchanting dining experience at Les Cocotier Restaurant or Hilltop restaurant, and relax afterwards in the Ocean View Bar as the moon comes up over the ocean.
Stay active in the fitness center or indulge in a range of treatments at Duniye Spa, spectacularly perched on giant granite boulders and overlooking the azure Indian Ocean.
|1 x King Sunset Villa (20% Super Early Bird Discount applied - applicable if booking confirmed 90 days prior to arrival)
|BB Package: Breakfast is included.
Latest Travel Updates
For up-to-date travel information from the UK government, please check:
UK Government Advice: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/seychelles
Normally, irrespective of the nationality of the visitor and his or her family members (with some exceptions* - see below), there are NO VISA requirements to enter Seychelles. However, the following documents must be shown in order to obtain immigration clearance at the Seychelles International Airport:
A passport valid on the date of entry to and exit from Seychelles
Return or onward ticket
Proof of accommodation including contact details
Sufficient funds for the duration of the stay
Presentation of all of the above documents will grant you a Visitor’s Permit that will be issued upon arrival by the Seychelles Department of Immigration. The Visitor’s Permit is initially valid for the period of visit of up to one month.
Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of entry into Seychelles and have sufficient blank pages for the Seychelles entry/exit stamps (at least 2).
* If you are a passport holder from certain African countries, please contact your local Seychelles High Commission or Embassy for up-to-date visa requirements, as nationals from certain countries are required to obtain temporary visas before travelling to Seychelles.
Please note that if you are applying to the Embassy for your visa, some visas can take a long time to be processed so please do take this into consideration, as it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa in place before you travel.
IMPORTANT: The Seychelles Government have implemented a new Environmental Sustainability Levy. This Environmental Sustainability Levy has been introduced to generate funds which will be invested back into preserving and enhancing the natural environment of Seychelles by investing in green, renewable energy, and environmental conservation. Under the newly introduced levy, all travellers arriving in Seychelles from the 01 August 2023 will be required to contribute based on a per person/per night basis. The payment is made in-destination, in Seychelles Rupees, and payable directly to the respective hotel upon check in or check out. The levy will be charged based on the size of the hotel as follows (children under 12, airline company staff, and Seychellois citizens are exempt from the levy):
Small Hotels (1 to24 rooms) - SCR 25 per person per night
Medium-sized hotels (25 to 50 rooms) - SCR 75 per person per night
Large hotels (51+ rooms, island resorts*, yachts) - SCR 100 per person per night
* Island resorts relate to establishments based on any island other than Mahe, Praslin, La Digue or Cerf Island.
PLEASE NOTE: Countries can change their entry requirements at any time. Travel Butlers try to ensure that the information displayed here is correct, but the onus remains with the traveller to verify the information with the relevant High Commission or Embassy and ensure that they can comply with the applicable entry requirements.
You are advised to contact your doctor or clinic around 4-8 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations and to get their professional medical advice regarding travel to Seychelles.
To help avoid heatstroke, drink plenty of bottled water/fluids and keep out of the midday sun.
Tap water meets W.H.O. (World Health Organization) specifications and is safe to drink nationwide. Because tap water is chlorinated, however, visitors are advised to drink bottled water but there is no imperative to avoid soft drinks, alcoholic drinks and ice. If you are in any way concerned about drinking water, bottled water is widely available in shops, restaurants and hotel bars.
There is NO risk of contracting malaria in Seychelles as the anopheles mosquito does not exist in Seychelles. However, some cases of dengue fever transmitted by mosquitoes have been reported. Try to avoid mosquito bites wherever possible - wear loose long-sleeved clothing and trousers and use a repellent on clothing and exposed skin.
There is no risk of yellow fever in Seychelles, so a yellow fever vaccination is NOT required for travellers whose sole destination is Seychelles. However, in accordance with International Health Regulations, Seychelles requires all travellers over one year of age arriving from a yellow fever risk country, or having been in transit longer than 12 hours at the airport of such a country, to have a yellow fever certificate. These countries include Kenya and Uganda but it is up to the traveller to check the full list here https://nathnacyfzone.org.uk/factsheet/60/yellow-fever-maps
There are 3 official languages in Seychelles: Creole (a lilting, French-based patois), English and French. Many Seychellois also speak fluent Italian or German.
We would ask that all travellers are respectful of the local culture as follows:
Topless sunbathing is uncommon and not tolerated on some beaches. Nudism is not acceptable.
Homosexuality is not illegal in Seychelles. However, local attitudes do and can vary, so whilst everyone is of course entitled to their own sexual preferences and gender identity, we would advise all clients of the LGBT+ community to refrain from public displays of affection (including kissing and holding hands) and to be as discrete as possible about their relationship.
Please resist the urge to collect seashells along the beaches as many are used as habitation by hermit crabs. Collecting shells is prohibited in nature reserves, marine parks and reserves in Seychelles. The unique and unusual tropical flora is beautiful and for it to remain so, it is important that you admire it, but leave it for others to enjoy.
Be considerate towards the fauna and sensitive to its sometimes fragile nature. Please walk carefully on the reefs and do not feed sea birds, mammals, turtles or tortoises or disturb them or their nesting grounds.
Travel Butlers have 20 years experience of booking travel to Africa and the Indian Ocean for clients from all around the world. In this time we have supported clients through disruptions caused by numerous unexpected events including natural disasters, localised disease outbreaks and airline cancellations. Nobody can be certain exactly what will happen in the future, however Travel Butlers can offer you peace of mind and flexibility to ensure that you feel confident booking a holiday with us.
Our team are specialists in travel to Africa and the Indian Ocean, and we are constantly monitoring the changing situation regarding travel to the region. If your trip cannot go ahead due to specific travel restrictions related to Covid-19 then we will get in touch to offer you the choice of the following:
The specific Covid-19 travel restrictions are defined as follows:
We would not normally be able to confirm that your trip cannot proceed due to travel restrictions until a couple of weeks before the start of your trip, however should you want to look at postponing or altering your trip before then we would aim to be as flexible as possible.
If we confirm that your trip is unable to proceed due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, then we will not charge you an amendment fee if you choose to postpone your trip or move it to another destination. We may need to adjust the cost of your trip to reflect the new dates, particularly if those coincide with a more expensive season of travel or higher grade of accommodation. Equally, if the cost of your postponed trip is less, we will reduce the cost accordingly.
You should still take out travel insurance that includes Covid-19 to cover you in the event that your trip can go ahead but you are unable to travel due to illness or a change in your personal circumstances. If there are no travel restrictions in place that mean your trip could not go ahead but you need to cancel due to illness or a change in your personal circumstances then our normal terms and conditions would apply. You should ensure that your travel insurance provides adequate cover for cancelling due to illness, including Covid-19, and you may be able to make a claim against your travel insurance depending on the cover offered by your policy.
We offer 24/7 telephone assistance to all our clients whilst they are away, and also have partners in each country that are able to assist with any PCR tests or other issues that might arise during your trip.
If you fall ill whilst you are away, or if your trip is disrupted due to Covid-19 whilst you are travelling, then our experienced team will be on hand to assist you in whatever way you need. You would need to pay any additional costs incurred due to illness or travel disruption whilst you are away, however you may be able reclaim these expenses on your travel insurance depending on the cover offered by your policy. Travel Butlers will be able to assist by providing supporting documentation for your claim.
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Not all policies offer this kind of cover, not necessarily even all policies from the same provider, so you should ensure you check the policy details carefully before buying your insurance.
You can read more about choosing suitable travel insurance in the FCDO guide to travel insurance.