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Sunday, October 29, 2006

The Plantation Club, Mahe, Seychelles

The Plantation Club, Mahe, Seychelles

You never forget this place, beautiful and wonderful.

Originally a 180-acre coconut plantation, fronted by a kilometer long white sandy beach, situated on the rural south-west coast of Mahe, The Plantation Club offers 200 luxurious rooms and suites situated alongside the coconut groves at the white shores of the Indian Ocean, facing the sea or the fresh water lagoon.

Each room or suite has a balcony or terrace and large plate glass windows which offer the guest a beautiful view outside. Rooms are so spacious that they resemble a suite, each having an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, dressing area, hair dryer, minibar and air-conditioning, direct dialing telephone, TV and video as well as radio with in-house music channels and Tea/Coffee making facilities.

For Restaurants, you can choose from Frangipani Terrace for themed dinners, Lazare's gourmet restaurant or snacks at the pool bar.

Creole cuisine is influenced by the mixed cultures of the people. Spices flavour savoury dishes of fresh fish, seafood and traditional meats.

The Plantation has an exhilarating night life to offer. Enjoy live entertainment and dance to the local "sega" dance rhythms or disco music.. The staff at the bar awaits you with exotic cocktails and refreshing specialities.

If you like the excitement the Planters Casino is the best place to try your luck at Roulette, Black Jack and Poker.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Banyan Tree Hotel

The Banyan Tree Hotel

This is one of more delicious hotel in Seychelles, enjoy it.

Situated overlooking the spectacular Intendance Bay with its magnificent beach, in an estate once owned by Beatle George Harrison, The Banyan Tree offers individual Villas for a totally private and luxurious vacation.

There are 36 private Villas, secluded from each other, and each with its own private swimming pool and Jacuzzi.

Facilities include Double sun lounger on private deck, Pavilion with living and dining area , Bedroom with king-size bed, Indoor sunken tub with deluxe shower, His & Her vanity counters, Bathrobes, Hair dryer, Coffee & tea making facilities, Mini-bar, IDD telephone, Color TV, Sereo CD player, In-villa safe and Air-conditioning.

In Villa dining is favoured by most guests, but The Banyan Tree also has three Restaurants:

Au Jardin D'Epices is an eclectic restaurant with a homely, African ethnic feel to it. Full buffet breakfasts are on offer in the mornings, a selection of snacks, sandwiches, salads and light meals for lunch, and some fine exotic cuisine for dinner. The seductive dinner menu is as much inspired by traditional Creole recipes and fresh local ingredients as Mediterranean rim cuisine and dishes from Mauritius and South Africa. Au Jardin D'Epices' outdoor terrace looks out onto the turquoise blue Indian Ocean and the idyllic surroundings of Anse Intendance - the perfect place for a relaxing alfresco meal.

La Varangue: If you dream of leading the charmed life of a plantation owner - sitting on the veranda of a graceful colonial mansion on a balmy day while gazing at the sunset over the shimmering ocean with a glass of fine port - come to La Varangue. This intimate lounge bar serves a good selection of snacks such as tapas, pizzas and light Thai specialties, as well as a wide range of refreshing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. It is an enchanting place for casual moments during the day or aperitifs and after dinner drinks in the evenings.

Saffron: Discover the culinary arts of South East Asia, Thailand in particular, at Saffron, where chefs prepare authentic dishes using traditional recipes and cooking methods. Unique Southeast Asian touches are incorporated into the service style and atmosphere of the restaurant. Like the countries of Southeast Asia - multi faceted, exotic and intriguing - the cuisines of Southeast Asia make up a mosaic of styles, each one as different as the social customs and age-old traditions that have shaped it. You will love the restaurant's elegant and authentic ambience. The interior decorations have been selected piece by piece from all over Southeast Asia.

One of the major Facilities at the Banyan Tree is the superb Spa and Health Centre.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Fregate Island Private, Seychelles

Fregate Island Private, Seychelles.

I never forget the relax and commodities, incredible.

Fregate is a magnificent granite island 55 km east of Mahé. With deserted beaches of blinding-white, soft sand, pristine coral reefs, rare wildlife and just 16 luxurious, private villas, and a wealth of facilities, Frégate Island is world-class luxury in a breathtaking natural environment. Fregate offers the most luxurious accommodation, the best beaches and the highest degree of service found anywhere in the Seychelles

Fregate Island is said to have the most beautiful beach in the world, according to the New York Times.


To maintain Fregate Island’s tranquility and beauty without impacting the delicate balance of its ecosystem, Frégate Island Private voluntarily restricts itself to just sixteen 185-square-metre (2,000-square-foot) villas.

Built from traditional materials such as native mahogany and African teak in a simple post-and-lintel style, the villas are topped off with dense thatched roofs. All have huge bedrooms and a separate living room, two bathrooms, Jacuzzi, sun deck and outside garden showers. A private terrace provides magnificent views of the sea.

Both the architecture and decor draw on Balinese and Thai influences. Fourteen of the villas sit on top of the cliffs with panoramic views over the Indian Ocean.

Two more nestle in their own private tropical gardens, and these are particularly good choices for families vacationing with young children.

Despite their traditional appearance and supremely laid-back ambiance, the villas come well-equipped with DVD machines and CD players.

And, of course, if the fresh sea breezes aren’t quite cool enough for you, there’s always air conditioning.


Fregate Island offers you a Five Star Kitchen and perhaps the finest Creole cuisine in the Seychelles, together with the best wines.

Meals are served in the Plantation House or in the main restaurant where great emphasis is placed on personal service.

Fregate Island also offers its guests a twenty four hour in-villa dining service and caters for special dining requests such as beach picnics and secluded candlelit dinners

If you like you can order your breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea or dinner on one of the beaches or the terrace of your villa.

Friday, October 20, 2006

La Digue Island Lodge, Seychelles

La Digue Island Lodge, Seychelles.

I was there on January 2005, spectacular.

The Lodge is set along the Anse Reunion beach situated amidst peaceful and exotic tropical garden of coconut palms, Takamaka trees and flowering plants overlooking Praslin Island. Besides being the main hotel on La Digue the lodge enjoys being one of the only local island style hotel of the Seychelles amidst a rich and natural setting.

As the largest resort or hotel on the island, the Island Lodge is where guests of other hotels and guest houses tend to congregate when they're not off wandering around the island. The hotel is completely built with local woods and there are several types of accommodations from beachfront suites and adorable A-frame cottages to rooms in a restored plantation house.

Plantation House – Beachfront
It enjoys a magnificent panoramic view of Praslin Island from its direct beach location.
This Creole Style House provides spacious rooms for couples as well as the extended family.

Palm-thatched A-Frame style chalets with an attic and patio situated along the beachfront and in the garden.
The chalets are ideal for couples or family of up to four.

Petit Village
Terrace style rooms in a quiet setting of the Hotel.

Yellow House
Small but quaint rooms with spiral staircase leading down to a spacious bathroom.
The ‘Yellow House’, our famous colonial house from 1900 is classified as National Heritage.

L’Union Estate Beach Chalets
Located in the Union Estate Park, adjacent to one of most Famous and Filmed Beach “Anse Source d’Argent”.
The Spacious Beach Chalets enjoys exclusivity and tranquility of the deserted L’Union Beach and it’s vast nature surroundings. Each with two separate bedrooms with ensuite, living and kitchen, which provides the liberty for choice ideal for retreats and families.

All accommodation comprises of Air Condition, Separate Shower & Bath, Minibar, Tea&Coffee Facilities, TV, Telephone

The main Restaurant ‘Pecheur’ offers a variety of cuisines with different theme nights ranging from Table d’hote menus to buffets with occasional live entertainment. Whereas the Pool Restaurant caters for daytime meals & beverages in an informal setting, cocktail at sundown and some evenings fine Al Fresco Dining.

The “Coco Tendre” bar is well visited by the early diners wishing to cool off before and after their dinner.

All rooms are twin bedded and are equipped with:
• Air Conditioning
• Mini Bar
• SatteliteTV
• IDD telephone
• Hairdryer
• Shaver Unit
• Tea & Coffee making facilities
• Safe in room

Activities are :
• Swimming Pool
• Dive Center
• Hotel Safe
• Laundry
• Baby sitting
• Souvenir shop
• Bank
• All major Credit Cards accepted

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Chateau de Feuilles

The Seychelles have a beautiful coastline. And when we were there , we do not believe how white the sand can be.

The Seychelles is paradise on earth.

Château de Feuilles is situated on this magnificent island of Praslin which is only 15 minutes from its main airport and 5 minutes from the jetty.

Château de Feuilles consists of 9 accommodations; 1 Room, 4 Bungalows, 1 Suite Chateau, 1 Villa, 2 Garden Suites.

Room - Situated in the Château, on the ground floor, Small private garden , Beautiful view over the sea, the garden and the pool.

Bungalows - A haven of refinement and well-being. The furnishing and the sumptuous decoration of the bungalows are directly inspired by nature and the simplicity . Château de Feuilles bungalows are situated in order to offer the most beautiful bird's eye view of the ocean.

Suite Chateau - Situated on the 1st floor, in the Château , Living room area, with desk and bed-settee, Astounded view over the ocean, the garden and the swimming pool, This suite is appreciated for its great space. It is decorated with a lot of taste, combined with a great comfort.

Villa - Beautiful panoramic ocean view , Terrace and private garden with sea view , Spacious villa with 2 independent bedrooms : the Master bedroom with a large terrace and a panoramic ocean view, the second bedroom with view over the forest. This villa can accomodate 4 persons and is ideal for family.

Garden Suites - A Master bedroom with an exceptional double view over the ocean : the most beautiful view of the Seychelles !
A living room area with desk and a big bed-settee.
A bathroom with bath-tub and shower and an extraordinary view over the ocean and the islands. A sumptuous decoration : glass washbasins, plasma TV, teak furnishing, etc...). The suites are situated in order to offer the most beautiful bird's eye view of the ocean.

Activities includes:
Swimming Pool
Barman will too happy to serve you to a cocktail of your choice by the superb swimming pool set within the swaying palm trees and franchipani is an oasis of calmness and tranquility.

Praslin island is the getaway to that world where you will discover the most beautiful neigbouring islands:
LA DIGUE - unique with its incredible granitic formations,white sandy beaches of Anse Source d'argent: the world's most photographed beach that has hosted many films and advertisements.
CURIEUSE -National park for giant tortoises.
COCO & ST PIERRE - Marine Park - remains no doubt amongst the best snorkelling spots in the archipelago.
COUSIN - A special nature reserve since 1975- wide range of fauna, million of birds and giant tortoises.
ARIDE- One of Seychelles most fascinating sea birds nestings sites in the Indian Ocean . Incredible underwater world, unique flora and exquisite beaches.

Lemuria Resort, Praslin, Seychelles

Lemuria Resort, Praslin , Seychelles

It is hard to imagine a more beautiful and pristine tropical island than Praslin , with its silk-smooth powder beaches, clear seas, unique smoothed granite rock formations and lush vegetation.

We never know a place like this. Do not forget the unique taste of tropical fruit juices. Wonderful

A new generation of 5 star de luxe eco-sensitive' hotels offering the peacefulness sought by the most demanding clientele, has been built along the two beaches of Anse Kerlan on the north-west point of the island.

A well stocked library of books and videos helps while away the time.

The hotel provides a wide range of nautical and land sports and recreational facilities. Those free of charge include tennis courts, air-conditioned squash courts, water skiing, pedalos, snorkling trips, windsurf, kayacks, boats, hobby cat, glass bottom boat.

Lemuria has already earned an enviable reputation for its Cuisine, there are two restaurants housed in the 'Club House': the 'Legend' serving mediterranean cuisine and the 'Sea Horse' serving seychell's specialities. The Club House also has a lounge, terrace and bar and a seafood and salad bar which closes at night so as not to disturb the turtles.

Eschewing the ostentation favoured by many five star hotels, Lemuria has adopted the creole style and has been designed with a simplicity and clarity to the eye, but with the luxury of natural materials which harmonise with the surrounding environment.

Lemuria meets the demanding standards for membership of Relais & Chateaux

Lemuria has 88 suites overlooking the Grand Anse, all are equipped with satellite television, video player, CD and cassette player, personal safe, personal fax, IDD telephone and voicemail.

Lemuria Relais & Chateau Restaurant

Lemuria Relais & Chateau Restaurant serving the finest cuisine available in the Seychelles

To the left of Lemuria lies the totally unspoilt 3rd beach of Anse Georgette, which has been voted as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. It is hidden away from the hotel, behind a hill, and will purposefully not be developed in any way

Facilities in the Hotel include a Health & Fitness Centre which reflects the hotel style and ambient, and offers a wide range of sports and health facilities from 08 Hr 00 to 22 Hr 00.

Free facilities include Swimming pool with sun lounge chairs, air conditioned squash court, fully equipped gymnasium, Swedish iced plunge pool, jacuzzi & sauna, and aerobics & yoga; and payable activities consist of the beauty parlour managed by The Guerlain Institute & hair dresser, massage, aromatherapy and reflexology.

The crowning glory at Lemuria is the 18 hole ,eco-sensitively-designed championship Golf course, which is unique in the Seychelles. The course, designed by well-known American course architect Rodney Wright, winds its way spectacularly through lush vegetation, and a valley behind a hill - all with landscape views of the sea and beeches.