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Seychelles - Silhouette
1 December 2020 - 22 December 2020
7 Night discounted holiday on Labriz
Return flights to Mahe on Air Seychelles Return transfers on Mahe Return boat transfers to Labriz 7 nights accommodation at Labriz in a King Garden Villa Breakfast & dinner daily All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)
35% Early Bird Discount - Book by 30 Nov Free upgrade to Half Board basis Free 60 Minute Couples Massage
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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 24 920|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 5 280|
|Total Price:||ZAR 30 200|
Escape to a unique piece of paradise on the longest white sandy beach in Seychelles.
It is the only resort located on Silhouette, the third largest Island in Seychelles once home to pirates and is just a 40 minute speedboat ride from Mahe.
This eco-friendly resort is a secluded haven surrounded by a National Park. Nestled in lush mountains, it’s a nature lover’s dream with its breath taking scenery.
Once there, indulging in total relaxation is the order of the day in this all villas island paradise. Villas have outdoor rain showers and all Pool Villas have a heated outdoor pool. The 8 unique dining experiences include Creole cuisine in a historic plantation home. Families are welcome with the Jungle Fun Kids Club for youngsters. There is plenty to do here; rent a bike to explore the island, try a diving course at the PADI Dive Centre, snorkel in the Marine Park, take a nature walk into the lush jungle or treat yourself in the eforea Spa.
A four course set menu dinner in the privacy of the Portobello Wine Cellar is highly recommended – sample a large range of fine wines chosen by the resident sommelier.
Experience total relaxation in any of the 111 spacious villas.
Beachfront Villa (Size: 101 m2)
These magnificent Beachfront Villas offer stunning views of the ocean and the beach is on the doorstep. Some of the beachfront villas feature a plunge pool.
Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Garden Villa (Size: 88 m2)
Just a short walk from the beach and set amidst lush gardens, this contemporary n Villa features a spacious bedroom and bathroom with separate bathtub and walk-in shower.
Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Pool Villa (Size: 185 m2)
These villas are nestled among lush tropical forest and open onto a private garden with a cascading 6x3m pool and an outdoor rain shower. The elegant bathrooms feature a special walk-in double shower and a large bathtub.
Sleeps 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Silhouette Estate (Size: 1090 m2)
The ultimate in exotic indulgence, this villa is a private sanctuary nestled on the slope of a hill, with truly stunning views of the Indian Ocean. Two150 m2 bedrooms, each with en suite bathrooms and private terrace overlook the Ocean and features include a living room and a large outdoor dining venue, a spacious sundeck, private access to the beach and a dedicated butler service.
Sleeps 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.
A fine dining experience in the elegant surrounds of Portobello where guests can enjoy modern Italian cuisine and a choice of specially selected wines, either indoors or on the outdoor terrace along the lake.
Just steps away from the white sandy beach and featuring a vibrant open kitchen and sushi bar, Sakura is the perfect place to enjoy the finest in Japanese fusion cuisine. Sakura is open for dinner only.
Teppanyaki is a lakeside restaurant with an exciting central show kitchen preparing freshly grilled seafood in the uniquely Japanese teppanyaki style. Teppanyaki is open for dinner only.
4th Degree Bar
4th Degree is a relaxed Barbecue and Seafood Restaurant right on the beach where you can enjoy cocktails and the catch of the day from the sea to your plate.
Grann Kaz is set in a plantation house turned into an authentic Creole Restaurant. It is the restored home of the Dauban family, the former owners of the island, in its own secluded enclave 5 minutes’ walk from the resort. This is the perfect venue for a special occasion celebration or intimate meal
Sip New World wines and island-inspired cocktails by the poolside and the ocean shore as you soak up views of the deep green forest-covered slopes of Mount Dauban in the distance. Enjoy a variety of light snacks and live entertainment in Lo Brizan
Gourmet pizzas and a variety of delicious snacks in a relaxed, island-style atmosphere throughout the day
Overlooking the pool, Mount Dauban and the ocean, the resort’s main restaurant offers local Creole specialties and international favourites and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
The stunning eforea Spa retreat is snuggled on a hillside between ancient rock and comprises six couple treatment suites set upon stilts amidst a magical landscape.
The Kid’s Club is specially created for kids 4 - 12 years old and is professionally supervised, with programmes designed to create memorable island experiences for the children.
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