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Holiday Title: Seychelles Island Hopping in Style
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Seychelles for 10 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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Holiday Title: Seychelles Island Hopping in Style
Passengers: 2 Adults
Arrive into Praslin Airport. Collect your luggage and make your way into the Arrivals Hall where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Situated on Praslin's western coast and spanning 3 different beaches, the Constance Lemuria is one of Seychelle's original luxury properties. The resort is also home to the country's only 18 hole championship golf course.
After breakfast you will be collected and transferred to the passenger jetty.
The high speed ferry whisks you across to La Digue in just 15 minutes. Boarding starts 10 minutes before the actual departure time.
Arrive at La Passe Jetty in La Digue. Here you will be met and transferred by golf cart to your hotel.
Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie is the perfect retreat to capture the true essence of laid-back La Digue. Stunning villas and a relaxing spa are nestled in an idyllic setting amidst a ballet of birds at the heart of a luxuriant tropical garden.
After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel and transferred back to La Passe Jetty in time to board the ferry to Mahé.
Boarding time starts 30 minutes before departure.
On arrival at the Inter Island Quay Jetty you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Situated on 2 of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahé and overlooking the marine National Park of Port Launay, Constance Ephelia enjoys a unique location set within 120 hectares of land with luxuriant vegetation. Enjoy delicious dishes and cocktails at one of the many restaurants, or for a special occasion a private beach dinner can be arranged. If you are looking for some quality 'me-time', head to the Constance Spa and choose from a host of relaxing treatments and indulge yourself for an hour or so.
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.
Just 5 minutes from Praslin Island's airport, Constance Lemuria can be found in the heart of 101 hectares of lush vegetation between three beautiful white sandy beaches. Built with a modern approach to design and quality, Constance Lemuria lives up to the expectations of guests who enjoy pure luxury and a preserved nature.
Seychellois' flavours can be savoured in all the restaurants and bars. The main Legend Restaurant is suspended on a wooden deck amidst the treetops and overlooks the ocean, and serves buffet breakfasts, a la carte lunches and buffet dinners. Sample fresh Creole-style seafood at The Nest, or enjoy barefoot lunches and sunset drinks at the Takamaka beach restaurant. Diva is located by the golf course, and lunchtime guests can enjoy fresh and modern flavours complementd by an impressive wine list. There are also 5 bars scattered across the resort.
The resort includes a spa surrounded by a lush garden, a three-tiered swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis courts, PADI dive centre and the only 18-hole championship golf course of the Seychelles.
Families can relax knowing that fully trained coordinator at the Constance Kids Club will lead their children on wonderful island exploration trips, culinary activities, scavenger hunts and more.
All the Junior Suites are set in the Seychellois gardens just 15m from the shore and are designed in a minimalist yet luxurious style, with large bathrooms and a private dining space. The neighbouring Senior Suites are larger, and have a contemporary interior, with a living room that leads directly to an outdoor dining area and a personal massage pavillion.
There are also 8 hugely spacious villas, set in private gardens with direct beach access.
Finally, the Presidential Villa, which can sleep up to 9 people, stretches out majestically against a granite backdrop. Its design of high-rafted ceilings, marble and local pink granite give it a Seychellois elegance that fits perfectly with its environment. The master suite is a haven, with its own terrace overlooking the ocean, and an open air bathroom complete with jacuzzi and sauna. The villa has 3 multi-level swimming pools and access to a private beach.
|Room:||1 x Junior Suite (40% Early Booking discount applied - selected periods only)|
|Includes:||Breakfast is included.|
If you’re looking for a laid-back break from reality, you cannot do better than La Digue - the 4th largest island in Seychelles but one of the most unspoilt. It has a unique charm, stunning scenery, and is island lifestyle at its best.
It is in this haven of peace and serenity that you will find Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie. The tropical setting and the resort's architectural style - plenty of warm wood, stone and thatch - combine harmoniously to offer a true 'home away from home' experience.
The all day dining area offers a total leisure approach for a new lifestyle. Meticulously local selected flavours will indulge every palate and senses, in a complete relaxed atmosphere with views overlooking the Indian Ocean. Special Mediterranean signature menus with Creole and Asian accents are served.
The infinity pool overlooks the bay and the sleek sundeck is the perfect spot for admiring the sunset over the ocean and mountains.
Located on the hill amidst massive granite rocks and lavish greenery with views also of the Indian Ocean, the Eden Rock Spa and Wellness Centre offers a range of treatments that are inspired by worldwide traditions and rituals to restore your body and soul.
The 63 tree house-style villas are nestled in an idyllic setting amidst a ballet of birds at the heart of a luxuriant tropical garden, yet still only a few steps away from famous Anse Severe beach.
Each villa has its unique features and enjoys a zen style brighten up with earthy tones of the interior design. Four different and discrete categories are situated in an exceptional natural environment to create unique enchanting in-villa experience.
The Presidential Villa can accommodate up to 6 guests in 3 separate bedrooms and features a private swimming pool, exterior kiosk, resting lounge and includes a private butler.
|Room:||1 x Garden Villa|
|Includes:||Breakfast and complimentary golf cart transfers between jetty/hotel are included.|
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.
Situated on two of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahé, overlooking the marine National Park of Port Launay, Constance Ephelia enjoys a unique location set within 120 hectares of land with luxuriant and rare vegetation.
The Indian Ocean offers excellent weather for outdoor activities and the endless options for sports and activities will please those who enjoy a more active break, including pedal boats, catamarans, windsurfing, kayaking, diving, tennis and squash, wall climbing, zip lining, and bicycle hire.
Feast on delicious dishes and cocktails while marvelling at the deep blue of the Indian Ocean with a private dinner on the beach or in one of the 5 restaurants. For a truly pampering moment, choose from a range of treatments at the Constance Spa while your kids are having their share of adventures and fun at the Constance Kids Club.
For your accommodation, you have a wide choice to find one that perfectly suits your needs - whether it is one of the Tropical Garden View Rooms, the magnificent Junior or Senior Suites, a Beach or Hillside Villa, or even the unique Presidential Villa. All suites and villas are spaciously designed and stylishly decorated with breathtaking views on either the luxuriant garden or partial view of the Indian Ocean.
|Room:||1 x Junior Suite (30% Early Booking discount applied - selected periods only)|
|Includes:||Breakfast and dinner are included.|
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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You can now get insurance that offers cover for disruption related to Covid-19, and these policies could include cover for:
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.