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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: Exclusive Seychelles Island Hopping Holiday
Holiday Destination: Holiday to Seychelles for 10 nights
Passengers: 2 Adults
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Holiday Title: Exclusive Seychelles Island Hopping Holiday
Passengers: 2 Adults
Arrive into Praslin Airport where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Spread out over the hillside of Praslin's northeast tip at Anse Takamaka, the exclusive Raffles Resort boasts the trademarks of the international recognised Raffles brand in an idyllic setting.
This morning you will be collected and transferred back to the airport in time to check in for your flight back to Mahé.
Air Seychelles HM3131: Fly from Praslin (PRI) departing at 13:05 to Seychelles Intl (SEZ), arriving at 13:25
You will be met and assisted with the check in for your 40 minute light aircraft flight to Desroches Island.
Light Aircraft Transfer Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) to Desroches Island - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
You will be collected from the airstrip and transferred by buggy to the hotel. Four Seasons Desroches offers a true castaway experience with unrivalled privacy and absolute freedom.
After breakfast you will be taken back to the airstrip where you will board your flight back to Mahé.
Light Aircraft Transfer Seat in Plane Rate (Light Aircraft): Fly from Desroches Island to Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) - arrival and departure times to be confirmed
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Four Seasons Seychelles.
Unwind in your exclusive villa nestled within the lush sanctuary of this luxurious 5* Seychelles resort and enjoy your private infinity pool, the picture-perfect beach and the sincere, sophisticated service of the Four Seasons staff.
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.
The award-winning Raffles Seychelles is located on the beautiful north-eastern tip of Praslin, the second largest granite island in the Seychelles, only 15 minutes by plane or helicopter from Mahe Island. It is the perfect launch point for a myriad of unique experiences such as island hopping, and is infused with the Seychellois spirit and the legendary 24 hours Raffles butler service. Raffles is loved by those with an adventurous spirit and a taste for the very best.
Minutes from the world renowned Anze Lazio Beach, the UNESCO Vallee de Mai, the magical islands of Curieuse and La Digue, and the vibrant coral beds at the Curieuse National Marine Park, this exclusive resort is the perfect base for island discovery and extreme relaxation.
Combining the best of the local culture and cuisine with dishes from around the world, Raffles Seychelles features 4 restaurants and 2 bars each with its own unique atmosphere and setting. Dine in the Curieuse Seafood Restaurant, delight in the colourful themed evenings of Losean Restaurant, enjoy a Praslin Sling at the Pool Café and Bar, meet for drinks and beats in the Danzil Lounge Bar, or relax at the Takamaka Terrace for cocktails and stargazing.
The luxurious spa features 12 treatment pavilions, showcasing the spectacular view of the blue ocean, tropical gardens and dramatic granite boulders.
Eighty-six architecturally exquisite villas are ringed by the sublime beauty of white powdered sands, opal-hued oceans and lush green hills. Each are designed in a contemporary style and have a private plunge pool, balcony, outdoor pavilion and butler service available round-the-clock.
They are among the most spacious in the Seychelles (at a minimum of 125 square meters) and are spread out across gentle slopes to provide the best views and privacy. You have the option of taking relaxing strolls through the resort or using the resort's buggy service.
|Room:||1 x Garden View Pool Villa (15% Discount Offer applied - selected periods only)|
|Includes:||Breakfast is included.|
Welcome to the Four Seasons Seychelles Resort at Desroches Island, where there is nothing to distract you from tranquillity, save for the sound of birds singing and an ocean breeze that invites you to come a little closer. This is the only resort on this captivating coral island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, where the beaches belong to no one and everyone at the same time.
With 14 kilometres (9 miles) of white sand beaches to explore, let the whole island become your playground as you discover endless opportunities for adventure both on land and at sea. Dive into the ocean for an educational snorkel tour, scuba dive with the Blue Safari team, head out on a fishing expedition or stay beachside for yoga or volleyball. There are endless ways to fill your days on the island.
Toast the day’s adventures at the casual poolside bar, savour fresh seafood at the oceanfront lighthouse, or gather a gourmet picnic for your day at the beach. There are in fact 6 exciting venues for eating and drinking, as well as an extensive in-villa dining menu.
The spa offers a range of treatments and massages for both adults and children. The resort features a snorkelling and scuba-diving centre with marine educators, watersports including kayaking and fishing, a fitness centre, library, rock-climbing wall, jogging trails ans sunset eco-golf.
Perfect for couples seeking additional space for privacy and relaxation, all the villas include a combined living room and bedroom and open onto spacious terraces with a 19 square metre pool overlooking lush private gardens.
Conveniently located next to the Discovery Centre and close to the resort’s restaurants and amenities, the suites are ideal for families with young children or adults travelling together, and feature private terraces, pools and direct beach access.
The luxury Residence Villas are perfect for larger families or groups of friends. Set high on the resort's hillside the villas offers unparalleled privacy, panoramic ocean views, plus their own infinity pool, kitchen and personal Residence Host.
|Room:||1 x Ocean View Pool Villa (25% Early Bird Offer applied - booking must be confirmed 60 days prior to arrival)|
|Includes:||Breakfast; non-motorised water sports; snorkelling and use of gym equipment are included. Half Board or Full Board rates are available on request.|
With views that could rend even the most practised traveller speechless, incomparable service, and a unique sense of Seychelles, it is the combination of location, authenticity and the Four Seasons touch that makes Four Seasons Seychelles not just a resort, but an experience. In this lush castaway sanctuary, days promise barefoot ease as you stroll along the powder-sand beach.
Foodies will be spoilt for choice. Enjoy ZEZ for a hillside breakfast, or enjoy Mediterranean cuisine for a sophisticated dinner. Local Creole and Asian food is the specialty for dinner at Kannel, or enjoy cocktails and snacks at any time of day at Kannel Bar. For freshly-rolled sushi and sashimi, ZEZ Lounge is a must; but if you can’t bear to leave your villa then the In-Villa Dining Service is only a phone call away!
High above the bay, the hilltop spa epitomises the Resort’s sense of tranquility and seclusion. Sip a delicious iced cinnamon and vanilla infusion as you take in the breathtaking view from the relaxation area, before you enjoy one of a range of facial, body or massage treatments in one of the individual and couple’s treatment pavilions. Or indulge in a treatment at the beachside Spa Cabana, where the sea breeze and sound of the ocean will aid relaxation.
Villas are set in the natural amphitheatre of Petite Anse, with interiors that draw their inspiration from a mix of rustic Seychellois and French colonial style. The verandah, day bed pavilion and infinity plunge pool set off unencumbered views of tropical greenery and the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
Let Kids For All Seasons take care of the little ones while you find peace at a class in the tree-house setting of the open-air yoga pavilion or enjoy a workout at the fitness centre. See spectacular coral and tropical fish with snorkelling and diving, and those looking for something with a bit more adrenaline will love to try hiking, kayaking, surfing, stand-up paddle or big game fishing. Or head further afiend and enjoy the vibrant Creole culture at markets and galleries across the island.
However paradise might look for you, you will find it here.
|Room:||1 x Garden View Villa (25% Early Bird Offer applied - booking must be confirmed 90 days prior to arrival)|
|Includes:||Breakfast is included. Half Board rates are available on request.|
Additional requirements and restrictions may apply for travel during the Covid-19 pandemic. Travel Butlers aim to highlight these requirements to affected clients, however the onus remains with the traveller to ensure they are aware of any requirements and restrictions that will apply to their own trip.
For up-to-date travel information from the UK government, please check:
UK Government Advice: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/seychelles
It is expected that these rules will be lifted and that the entry requirements will revert to normal as soon as the government of Seychelles deems it safe to do so.
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.
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, Uganda and Rwanda but it is up to the traveller to check the full list via http://www.who.int/ith/2015-ith-annex1.pdf?ua=1.
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 nearly 20 years of experience booking travel to Africa and the Indian Ocean for our 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 with the current Covid-19 pandemic, 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 in accommodating this.
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.
All of the holidays we sell are 100% financially protected through our ATOL and ABTOT bonding so your money is in safe hands when you book a Travel Butlers holiday. Furthermore, our business is well positioned to navigate through the challenges which the travel industry is currently facing.
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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.