Seychelles - Mahe
16 February 2019 - 17 March 2019
7 Night discounted holiday at the Coral Strand Hotel
Return flights to Seychelles Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation in a Coral Standard Mountain View Room Breakfast daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
35% Early Bird Discount included Upgrade to Full Board from R4 200 pp
A weekend surcharge applies for travel on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. A high season surcharge of approx. R1400.00 per person may be applicable and will be included when requesting a quote from The Holiday Factory. Please contact The Holiday Factory for packages from Durban and Cape Town.
Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation. Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are not included. Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations. Rebooking and cancellation fees apply. All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. Standard terms and conditions apply. All discounts and/or special offers have already been included in the package price.
|Base Price:||ZAR 16 955||p.p.s|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 4 200||p.p.s|
|Total Price:||ZAR 21 155||p.p.s|
Location is what sets this hotel apart. It has a truly prime position right on the Beau Vallon Bay beachfront. Really vibey, with lots of action, the atmosphere is friendly and informal.
The beachfront bar and restaurant are lively places to socialise while watching the sun go down. Mahek’s a la carte Indian Restaurant is an institution on the island and a must for anyone who enjoys a good curry, or try Coral Asia which offers some really tasty sushi. If you are looking for a romantic experience on a starlit night, visit the hotel’s very own observatory!
Mahé, North West Coast
163 Rooms in the following categories.
Coral Standard Rooms
These rooms are located on all floors with a view of the mountain.
The warmth and tranquility help to relax after full day of activity on the beach.
Coral Classic Ocean View Rooms
Rooms are located on all floors with amazing views of white sand beaches and the azure ocean are observed from the spacious terrace.
Rooms (Size: 28 m2)
The "White touch” deco Silhouette Honeymoon room offers unspoilt breathtaking views of the Beau Vallon beach. Enjoy the tranquility and relaxing sounds of the ocean whilst experiencing the vista of the most beautiful sunset on the island.
Very popular among honeymooners this bedroom will definitely bring your holiday experience of Seychelles to another level.
Superior Rooms (Size:
These rooms with a mountain view are located on all floors and are equipped with a separate lounging area with bar counter, additional TV, double sofa and extended balcony in addition to the Standard Room.
Superior Ocean View
Rooms (Size: 42 m2)
These rooms with a sea view are located on all floors and are equipped with a separate lounging area with bar counter, additional TV, double sofa and extended balcony in addition to the Standard Room.
One Penthouse (Size: 117
This deluxe 2 Bedroom Apartment is the premier gem.
The apartment is well equipped for long staying guests and ideal for families. The lounging area comes fully equipped with its own kitchenette including refrigerator and cooker.
Each bedroom has a jacuzzi and power showers and one with its own sauna.
The bedrooms inter lead into the lounging area.
Options are available to upgrade from Bed and Breakfast to Half Board and Full Board meal plans.
The Island Trader offers a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean with Silhouette Island and North Island gently resting upon the horizon. Servicing breakfast and dinner the Island Trader offers a relaxed atmosphere Seychellois style. Enjoy our expansive international buffet breakfast offering continental and full English breakfast with varieties of fruits, coffees and teas. Themed buffet dinners created by our expert chefs vary daily offering local Creole specialties and International favourites.
The famous Indian fine dining restaurant in Seychelles, offers a gastronomic selection of Indian Cuisine that is served in traditional antique style ware. Watch the live cooking and embark on an epicurean journey and wind up a course of aromas, tastes, flavours & colours. Here we present you the dishes prepared with just three ingredients, "love, tradition & modernity "across India. Dine in air-conditioned comfort, or sit on the outdoor terrace set by the tranquillity of the Indian Ocean.
The Ocean Deck
Experience the outdoor alfresco dining while been entertained by live local entertainment. The Ocean Deck bar with nearby swimming pool creates a relaxed, island-style atmosphere under the Takamaka trees while watching the activities on the beach. Offering light meals, cocktails and happy hours our guests can enjoy the local offerings mingling, sharing and having a good time. All day pool bar with lunch and dinner menu.
This recent restaurant offering is set on the upper deck of the Ocean Pool Bar. It is the perfect place to enjoy the finest meal with a combination of Asian & Japanese fusion cuisine. It offers an exciting and lively open planned kitchen with master chefs preparing the freshest sushi in the unique Japanese style. Sip Sake with friends as you dine on freshly made gourmet sushi & sashimi marvelling at the glorious vista of the ocean in a relaxed, island-style atmosphere.
Complimentary Wi-Fi available through the hotel.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES
WELCOME TO THE SEYCHELLES
One hundred and fifteen coral and granite islands rising up out of the Indian Ocean – this is the Seychelles! A dream come true - calm azure waters, deserted beaches, tropical paradise and turquoise lagoons. This string of islands offers sparkling white sandy beaches and coral reefs bustling with sea life. The flora and fauna are unique, the mountains are covered in lush vegetation, and the landscape offers a stunning and multi-faceted panorama.
The first European to pass through the Seychelles was Portuguese Admiral Vasco da Gama in 1502, followed by the English in 1609. A transit point for trade between Africa and Asia, the islands were used by pirates until 1756, when the French took control, laying down their "Stone of Possession" (visible today at the museum in Mahé) and naming the islands after Jean Moreau de Séchelles. Britain and France fought over the islands from the late 18th to early 19th century, with Britain finally gaining control in 1814. Achieving independence from Britain in 1976, the Seychelles today is a true success story of people who claim origins from all over the world and live together with an unusual and inspiring degree of harmony in diversity.
Seychelles’ 115 islands fall under two distinct groups; the outstandingly beautiful granitic islands, the world’s only oceanic islands of granitic rock and coral islands fringed by white sandy beaches and encircled by coral reefs teaming with fish.
The three most popular islands in the Seychelles archipelago are Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue. Home to 98% of the Seychelles' population, these three are clustered in the archipelago’s northeast area known as the Inner Island group. Mahé and Praslin are Seychelles' largest islands (nearby Silhouette Island is larger than La Digue, but less populated), and all three are granitic (versus coral). The Inner Islands also include other popular islands to visit, such as Denis, Bird, Silhouette, and North.
Seychelles’ enviable climate is always warm and without extremes. In this tropical haven, the temperature seldom drops below 24°C or rises above 32°C making Seychelles a year round destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers. During the north-west trade winds that occur between the October and March, the sea is generally calm and the weather warm and humid, in January and February the islands receive their life-giving rains, rejuvenating the rivers and streams. From May to September the weather is cooler and drier with livelier seas - particularly on the south-eastern coasts.
The Seychelles is 2 hours ahead of South Africa.
The currency in use is the Seychelles rupee (Rs). Although tourist prices are often quoted in Euros, you can also pay in Rupees and often also in US Dollars. ATMs (which accept foreign cards) are available at the airports, in Victoria, and scattered around the larger towns on all three main islands. Almost all hotels, restaurants, shops, and even small curio stalls take major credit cards, with a preference for Visa and MasterCard
WHAT TO DO IN THE SEYCHELLES
For visitors who can tear themselves away from their resort, the Seychelles offers a wide variety of things to see and do; from the prehistoric rainforest of Praslin’s National Park to the 70 beaches of Mahé and endless water sports. You could take an excursion to Mahe’s capital, Victoria, to admire its colonial mansions and meet the giant tortoises at the botanical gardens. You can also visit tiny islands such as beautiful La Digue, perhaps joining local fishermen in their boat for a day’s angling in the abundant waters.
You will find proud national monuments, beautiful Creole houses, artists' studios, national reserves and marine parks, as well as breath-taking natural wonders above and beneath the waves. There are guided nature tours to enjoy some of the rarest species of flora and fauna on earth. Not forgetting the mellow Seychelles nightlife where you can take in a casino, some local bars and fine restaurants offering unforgettable Creole and international cuisine.
The first port of call for most visitors to the Seychelles is Mahe. This is the largest island of the Seychelles and the largest granitic island – 27 km long and 8 km wide. Forming the backbone of the island is a spectacular mountain range that includes Morne Seychellois, the island’s highest peak. Around the peak is one of the island’s beautiful national parks, offering good hiking and stunning scenery. More than 60 idyllic beaches fringed with swaying palm trees can be found along the shoreline, offering a host of activities including diving and fishing. There are several interesting sights to see, particularly in friendly Victoria.
Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles, 44 km north east of Mahe and can be reached by plane or ferry. This island is a popular tourist destination with several hotels and resorts, as well as the famous beaches of Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette. The beautiful Vallee de Mai is known for the unique Coco de Mer.
La Digue is a small island accessible by ferry from Praslin. Here cars are shunned in favour of bicycles and ox-carts. A timeless oasis, hidden away in the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean, La Digue is the Seychelles of yesteryear. Home to some of the most beautiful beaches, La Digue also boasts the friendliest people and most tranquil, serene and relaxed atmosphere.
Seychellois - the common name used for the population of Seychelles - speak both English and Creole.
Throughout Seychelles the voltage is 220-240 volts AC 50 Hz. Seychelles uses the British standard square three-pin, 13 amp sharp electric plug. International visitors are advised to bring their own adaptors.
Seychelles offers diverse and impressive diving opportunities. The Inner Islands rest on a shallow plateau with prolific marine life and excellent PADI diving facilities are available with access to a multitude of dive sites. The Outer Islands to the south of the archipelago are all coralline or sand cays and mainly uninhabited, presenting the experienced diver with excellent opportunities to explore where few have gone before. If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of certification and discover this miracle of nature.
WHAT TO WEAR
As the Seychelles are warm throughout the year it is recommended that you pack light comfortable relaxed clothing. Most resorts are quite casual, so light clothing should be adequate at most times - you may also want to take a thin rain jacket in the event of the occasional rain shower. Don’t forget your beach wear plus sun screen and sun glasses.
WHAT TO PACK