Category: Seychelles

Honeymoon top picks

Honeymoon top picks

With the wedding season just around the corner travel agencies are choc-a-bloc with pre-hitched couples looking to make last minute adjustments and tweaks to finalise their wedding fantasies. Once the vows have been exchanged, the bouquets been thrown and some evanescent substance cheered and sipped, it’s time for the newlyweds real journey to take course; […]

6 of the world's most luxurious diving destinations

6 of the world’s most luxurious diving destinations

For the discerning traveller, diver or not, who has money to spend and wants the very best, these six destinations offer an incomparable level of service, style, and of course diving. So dream awhile, and casting all financial concerns aside, enjoy that lottery moment and consider which are the most spoiling and amazing destinations where […]

Twin centre holidays - twice the holiday, twice the luxury

Twin centre holidays – twice the holiday, twice the luxury

A twin centre holiday may not be a term you are immediately familiar with but this type of travel experience is becoming more and more popular. A twin centre holiday describes a vacation which comprises of two or more constituent components, so for example a city break and a rural retreat or an adventurous safari […]

Top 10 sultry island escapes

Top 10 sultry island escapes

Tripadvisor have emailed me with their “top 10 sultry island escapes”. What do you think of their selection? Any notable omissions? 1. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos 2. Bali, Indonesia 3. Anguilla 4. Phuket, Thailand 5. Santorini, Greece 6. St. Lucia 7. Ischia, Italy 8. Formentera, Spain 9. Fiji 10. Seychelles

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Tailormade tours of India from Dominion Travel For your luxe travel needs: Elite Destinations Direct Save on theme parks with Orlando Attractions Check out Suite 116 at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Somali pirates attack cruise ship

Somali pirates attack cruise ship

MSC Cruises has confirmed that there was an attempted attack on the MSC Melody cruise ship at the weekend, in waters near the Seychelles Islands. Thankfully, none of the attackers  were able to board the ship and no injuries were sustained by any of the approximately 1,000 passengers or 500 crew members onboard. The  vessel […]

Afric-ahhhhh!  New luxury in the Seychelles

Afric-ahhhhh! New luxury in the Seychelles

Get ready for the opening of the fabulous Four Seasons Resort Seychelles next month.   Consisting of stilt-raised treehouse villas perched on a hillside, this accommodation looks really special. Not only will you enjoy beautiful  sea views, but you’ll also have the luxury of private plunge pools, outdoor showers and your own wooden verandah where […]

Honeymoon offer from Sainte Anne Resort & Spa

Honeymoon offer from Sainte Anne Resort & Spa

Honeymooners at Sainte Anne Resort & Spa  (or those planning weddings at the resort) can enjoy up to 50% discount for their spouse. The resort was the subject of actor Damian Lewis’ article in last week’s Telegraph.   It sounds like he had a very  relaxing and chilled-out time there – here’s an excerpt from […]

Desroches Island Resort

Desroches Island Resort

A recent visit by Prince William and girlfriend Kate Middleton has boosted the popularity of this previously little-known Seychelles resort.    Desroches Island Resort  has just 20 suites,  14 kilometres  of pristine, white beaches and offers superb cuisine through a Creole style restaurant by the name of Le Veloutier.   Also on hand is a […]

World's sexiest beaches

World’s sexiest beaches

Concierge.com, the online home for inspired travel from Conde Nast has  posted its picks for the third annual World’s Sexiest Beaches list.   Beaches are both on and off the beaten path and are chosen for their beauty, buzz factor and overall steamy appeal.   Here’s their top ten: Caprera Island, Sardinia, Italy Salvador, Bahia, […]

Jebel Ali International Hotels to manage two Seychelles properties

Jebel Ali International Hotels to manage two Seychelles properties

Jebel Ali International Hotels has announced that it has signed two hotel management contracts in the Seychelles with Trinity Estates and Trinity Waterfront. The two properties – Round Island and The Waterfront – will be managed on behalf of the Enchanted brand, a new Seychelles based hospitality company. Round Island will offer ten individual deluxe […]

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Interview with Nicolas Peluffo of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort

Nicolas Peluffo is General Director of Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, located in the beautiful Santa Catarina province of Brazil, 45 minutes from Florianopolis airport.   It is a Relais & Chateaux member and a Virtuoso Preferred Hotel. What is it that  you do exactly? I am obsessed about my work and a bit of […]

Excess in the City

Excess in the City

I’m currently watching ITV‘s ‘Excess in the City’ which gives an interesting insight into the daily lives of London’s City workers (who are no strangers to very large annual bonuses) and the industries that  cater for  them, from personal shoppers to luxury car sellers.   Of course, luxury travel is getting a look-in, too.   […]

Interview with Andrew Loyd of Loyd & Townsend Rose

Interview with Andrew Loyd of Loyd & Townsend Rose

Andrew Loyd co-founded Loyd & Townsend  Rose in 1999 in order to promote Scotland’s finest houses and castles for private and corporate use. He previously spent 10 years in hotel management for top London properties, followed by 8 years managing private estates for some prominent New York families, which took him throughout the US and […]

A year of island hopping: October

A year of island hopping: October

This is post  tem of twelve in our daily look at the best islands in the world to visit, when to visit them and where to stay (where individual recommendations are made). For October, the following are recommended: Bali: Uma Bali and Maya Ubud Cristalino Island, Brazil: Cristalino Jungle Lodge Hvar, Croatia: Hotel Adriana and […]

Top 10 summer resorts

Top 10 summer resorts

The excellent Luxist blog has run a feature entitled “Top Ten Summer Resorts” in preparation for the forthcoming summer and have given us their pick of the best: 1. Soneva Gili, Maldives 2. North Island, Seychelles 3. Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan 4. Kasbah Tamadot, Morocco 5. Ashford Castle, Ireland 6. King Pacific Lodge, […]