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    Destination

    Seychelles - Mahe

    When can I go?

    28 August 2022 - 22 September 2022

    Description

    7 Night discounted holiday at Story Seychelles

    What’s included in the deal?

    Return flights to Mahe on Air Seychelles Return resort transfers 7 nights accommodation in a Junior Suite Breakfast daily Complimentary Yoga classes All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

    More Info

    Package price includes a 30% discount - book and pay by 15 June 2022

    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions

    This airfare is indicative only and subject to seasonal surcharges and best available Air Seychelles fare at time of booking

    Terms & Conditions

    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.

    Pricing Per Person Sharing From

    Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 25 325
    Package Taxes: ZAR 4 610
    Total Price: ZAR 29 935
  • STORY Seychelles


    Why we like it

    This boutique resort is located in the heart of Beau Vallon, directly on one of Mahe's most splendid stretches of white sandy beach. The elegance and warmth of the resort is a natural representation of Seychellois authenticity, blended with modern comforts for the discerning guest.

    Beautiful Garden and Junior Suites complement unbelievable Beach Pool Villas, each with their own pool, just steps from the sand.
    A choice of 7 food and beverage outlets ensures this resort caters to all ages and tastes.

    Description

    LOCATION
    North West Coast, Mahé.

    ACCOMMODATION


    46 Junior Suites (Size: 55m2)
    The spacious Junior Suites infuse modern décor with a traditional Seychellois style. They offer a plush, comfortable double bed and lounge area. The bathroom includes a freestanding bathtub, double sink and separate rain shower. A large balcony overlooks the luscious greenery of the resort gardens.

    38 Garden Junior Suites (Size: 55m2)
    The Garden Suites are modern with traditional Seychellois inspiration and include a comfortable double bed and lounge area. The bathroom includes a freestanding bathtub, double sink and separate rain shower. A private terrace opens out onto the resort gardens and is complete with sun loungers.

    14 Beach Pool Villas
    (Size: 150m2)
    Combining true Seychellois style with the ultimate in chic modern décor, these Beach Pool Villas are both opulent and grand. They offer a sanctuary within a sanctuary and feature a private pool, pool deck and cabana – all leading out directly onto the Beau Vallon Beach. The bathroom opens up onto another private terrace which makes for a purely natural bathing experience in either the stand-alone bathtub or the indoor and outdoor showers. A king size bed under a draped cotton canopy dominates the bedroom and is adjacent to a chaise lounge and relaxation area and dining table.

    14 Family Suites
    The Family Suites are made up of connecting Junior Suites. There are 10 Family Suites on the ground level with a garden terrace and 4 on the upper level with a balcony Suite features are identical to those of the Junior Suite. 

    1 Grand Beach Pool Villa (Size: 250m2)
    This one-of-a-kind Grand Beach Pool Villa is a wanderlust’s dream. Adjacent to the beach, they offer unparalleled space and comfort and are complete with a canopied king size bed, lounge area, sofa, a separate dining room and a full list of luxury amenities. The private terrace area is paradise redefined with a large outdoor pool, deck area, a relaxation cabana and outdoor rain shower. They are totally secluded and are just a shell’s throw away from the resort’s azure waters. This is our very best option for your once in a lifetime holiday experience

    ROOM FACILITIES

    • Private balcony/terrace
    • Indoor and outdoor day beds
    • Indoor and outdoor dining areas
    • Tea and coffee making facilities
    • Espresso coffee machine
    • Large screen TV
    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Mini bar (stocked at cost)
    • Electronic safe
    • Hair dryer
    • Bathroom with bathtub and shower
    • The Pool Villas also have an outdoor rain shower

    DINING
    The resort operates on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
    Half Board and Full Board and All Inclusive meal supplements are available at an additional cost.

    Half Board includes:

    • Breakfast at Vasco’s Restaurant.
    • Dinner at Vasco’s Restaurant, Eden, SeyShima and Trader Vic’s.

    Full Board includes:

    • Breakfast at Vasco’s Restaurant.
    • Lunch at the Ripples Pool Bar or 1502 Bar.
    • Dinner at Vasco’s Restaurant, Eden, SeyShima and Trader Vic’s.

    All Inclusive includes:

    • Breakfast at Vasco’s Restaurant.
    • Lunch at the Ripples Pool Bar or 1502 Bar.
    • Dinner at Vasco’s Restaurant, Eden, SeyShima and Trader Vic’s.
    • The all inclusive Beverage list will be provided to clients upon arrival at the resort

    Trader Vic’s
    This signature restaurant in the Seychelles sets a world standard for tropical sophistication with its eclectic cuisine – enhanced by using a Chinese wood-fired oven. It has an exciting atmosphere with exotic decor, including timeless and authentic artifacts from around the globe.
    Sit in the spectacular interior space, or on the terrace overlooking the lagoon, while enjoying a delightful medley of Cuban music every night (except Mondays).
    Open for Dinner (19h00 – 23h00).

    Vasco’s
    The main restaurant, which is named after the Portuguese explorer and founder of the Seychelles – Vasco da Gama – is the perfect spot to enjoy your breakfast or to finish your day with a hearty dinner. With open-aired, bright and contemporary in decor, this elegant restaurant in Seychelles offers both indoor and al fresco seating. The buffet and live stations feature an infusion of international and Creole cuisines and offers a daily changing theme for dinner.
    Open for Breakfast (07h00 – 10h30) and Dinner (18h30 – 22h00).

    1502 Bar
    1502 Bar is a quintessential venue renowned for its sophisticated style and service. Named after the year the Seychelles was discovered by Vasco da Gama, this cocktail bar in Seychelles is a place to discover your own paradise with our concoction of delectable cocktails, fine wines and spirits.
    For those who feel peckish, there is everything from bar bites to Curries, Something for Everyone.
    Open for Drinks and Snacks (11h00 – 23h00).

    Ripples Pool Bar
    Located adjacent to the swimming pool, Ripples is a casual yet chic venue serving a wide selection of drinks, light bites, and snacks.If you are looking for a relaxing day, this stunning pool bar in Seychelles provides a perfect venue to relax and rejoice.
    Open for Drinks and Snacks (11h00 – 19h00).

    Eden
    Nestled between the luscious greenery of the gardens and the beach, Eden is a hub of gastronomic experiences. Both romantic and authentic, Eden is one of the best restaurants in Seychelles that serves a delicious selection of creole inspired mouth-watering fresh seafood and prime cuts of meat from the BBQ.
    Open for Dinner (19h00 – 23hh00).

    SeyShima
    SeyShima, derived from the words ‘Sey’ for Seychelles and ‘Shima’– the Japanese term for island, is a venue that oozes Asian sophistication and is renowned for its mouth-watering selection of Sushi on a floating restaurant over a natural lagoon.
    It has long since become the best dining venue in Seychelles for Japanese cuisine.
    Don’t forget to try the Seyshima cocktail – a resort signature.
    Open for Dinner (18h30 – 23h00).

    Tete-a-Tete
    Create a lifetime of memories with this unique dining concept – this isn’t just a restaurant, it’s an experience. After meeting with the Executive Chef where he has personalized your menu, you can relax in total seclusion by a candle lit table on the beach, under a ceiling of stars, and enjoy the blissful sounds of the waves while our well-trained team creates an unforgettable experience. Advanced booking is highly recommended.
    Available on request.

    KIDS CLUB
    A world of exploration and fun awaits the little ones at Tree Tops Kids Club.
    Happy Kids make for happy parents, and this is the main priority. You can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your child is well cared for by a team of professional caretakers who arrange fun-filled activities such as Creepy Crawly Club where kids can explore and learn about creepy crawlies found within the resort. Suitable for children aged 3 to 12 years.

    Babysitters can be arranged on advance requests.

    Open daily except for Wednesdays (09h00 – 18h00).

    SPA
    Explore the healing elements in nature and discover the true essence of being at one with the elements. Named as a tribute to its destination (Sesel is the Creole name for Seychelles), this blissful space features a total of seven treatment rooms including five single rooms and two couples suites – in addition to a Vichy Hydrotherapy room. There is also have a salon for nails, hair, and other beauty therapies.
    Sesel is a unique spa and health club offering a selection of signature treatments that infuse the best of Western and Eastern techniques – all implemented by expert therapists who take a holistic approach to wellness. The luxury relaxation areas offer a tranquil setting for both pre and post massage treatments so make sure you spend some time here to truly rediscover wellness.

    Open 10h00 – 19h00.

    Wi-Fi
    Complimentary throughout the resort.

    WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES (* some at a supplement)

    • Swimming pool
    • Fitness centre
    • Yoga
    • Tennis courts
    • Beach volleyball
    • Giant floor chess set
    • Snorkelling
    • Deep sea fishing *
    • Scuba diving *
    • Semi sub *
    • Kayaking

    All information in this Fact Sheet is applicable from 1 November 2021 to 31 October 2022 and is subject to change without prior notice.

    Please note that some services may not be available due to weather conditions, hotel occupancy and/or operational requirements.



  • HOLIDAY TO THE SEYCHELLES

    One hundred and fifteen coral and granite islands rising up out of the Indian Ocean – this is the Seychelles! An Indian Ocean holiday 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.

    HISTORY OF THE SEYCHELLES

    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.

    GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SEYCHELLES

    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 on your Seychelles holiday, such as Denis, Bird, Silhouette, and North.

    SEYCHELLES CLIMATE

    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 island holiday destination for sun worshippers and beach lovers. During the north-west trade winds that occur between 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.

    TIME DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SEYCHELLES AND SOUTH AFRICA

    The Seychelles is 2 hours ahead of South Africa.

    CURRENCY IN THE SEYCHELLES

    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.

    Mahe, Seychelles

    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, Seychelles

    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, Seychelles

    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.

    SEYCHELLES LANGUAGE

    Seychellois - the common name used for the population of Seychelles - speak both English and Creole.

    SEYCHELLES ELECTRICITY

    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.

    DIVING IN THE SEYCHELLES

    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 IN THE SEYCHELLES

    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 FOR YOUR SEYCHELLES HOLIDAY

    • As a guide, the maximum weight for checked luggage is 20kg in economy class and 30kg in business class
    • Your hand-luggage should not weigh more than 6kg and needs to be small and compact
    • Take along your best beach and casual wear, perfect for the day
    • 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
    • Sunglasses and suntan lotion are a must
    • Don’t forget any medication that you might need, and be sure to pack it in your hand luggage
    • Chargers for all your devices (it’s a good idea to take along a few movies on a tablet or something similar as the English TV channels in your hotel may be limited)
    • Sturdy walking shoes if you are planning on taking a guided walk or exploring nature trails
    • Mosquito repellent
    • A sun hat, flip flops and a beach bag

    SEYCHELLES TRAVEL TIPS

    • Pack a change of clothing in your hand luggage in case of baggage delays (and a spare cozzie so at least you can have a swim when you get to your resort)
    • Clothing creases less if rolled in a sausage shape when packed – so roll, don’t fold
    • No sharp objects are permitted in your hand luggage (yes, tweezers are sharp!)
    • Travel insurance is a must. If you can’t afford it, you can’t afford to travel!
    • Travelling with kids – please check that you have all the relevant documents including unabridged Birth Certificates.
    • Put electronics, medication, toothbrushes and jewellery in your carry-on bag
    • It’s often a good idea to let your bank or credit card company know that you’re going overseas
    • Be patient, be flexible, be spontaneous and have the best time ever!

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