SEYCHELLESCORAL STRAND HOTEL – 7 NIGHTS

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Availability : 11 January - 25 March 2018
South Africa
Seychelles
Max People : 200
Package Info

DESTINATION

Seychelles – Mahe

WHEN CAN I GO?

11 January 2018 – 25 March 2018

DESCRIPTION

7 Night discounted holiday at the Coral Strand Hotel

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE DEAL?

Return flights to the Seychelles
Return resort transfers
7 nights accommodation in a Coral Standard Mountain View Room
Breakfast daily
All taxes, levies & surcharges (estimate)

MORE INFO

25% Early Bird Discount included – Book and pay 21 days prior to departure

AIRFARE SURCHARGES & CONDITIONS

A weekend surcharge applies for travel on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
A shoulder season surcharge applies for travel 17 to 23 July 2018.
A high season surcharge applies for travel 23 March to 08 April 2018, 20 June to 09 July 2018 and 07 to 31 December 2018

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.

Hotel Info

CORAL STRAND HOTEL

WHY WE LIKE IT

Location is what sets this hotel apart. Situated on the Beau Vallon Bay beachfront it has a truly prime position. Really vibey, with lots of action, the atmosphere is friendly and informal.

The five room categories all offer slightly different views so do some homework before booking. TIP: The Superior Rooms are ideal for families, whilst the Silhouette Rooms have the very best view of the beach and sea.

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!

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

Mahé, North West Coast

ACCOMMODATION

163 rooms in the following categories.

Coral Standard Rooms

Located on all floors with a mountain view.

Coral Classic Ocean View Rooms

Located on all floors with a sea view.

Silhouette Honeymoon Rooms

Seafront location.

Superior Rooms

Located on all floors with a mountain view.

Superior Ocean View Rooms

Located on all floors with a sea view.

One Penthouse

2 bedroom unit located on the top floor with a sea view

There are 2 elevators connecting all floors from ground level.

ROOM FACILITIES

  • Direct dial Phone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping service
  • Individual bathroom amenities
  • IPTV with international channels
  • Mineral water on arrival
  • Mini bar on request
  • Safety deposit box laptop suitable
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Turndown service on request
  • Universal socket points

DINING

Island Trader

The Island Trader offers a magnificent view of the Indian Ocean with Silhouette Island and North Island gently rested 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.

Mahek Restaurant

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.

Coral Asia

Our new 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.

WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITIES

  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Children’s pool
  • 3 Restaurants
  • Ocean Deck Poolside Bar
  • Banqueting facilities
  • Business Services
  • Wi-Fi
  • Conferencing Facilities
  • Elevators
  • Gift Shop
  • Luggage storage room
  • Laundry Service
  • Evening entertainment
  • Watersports – motorised and non motorised (off site)
Pricing From
JOHANNESBURG

Base Price: ZAR 17 495 p.p.s
Package Taxes: ZAR 3 420 p.p.s
Total Price: ZAR 20 915 p.p.s
CAPE TOWN

Base Price: ZAR 17 685 p.p.s
Package Taxes: ZAR 3 620 p.p.s
Total Price: ZAR 21 305 p.p.s
DURBAN

Base Price: ZAR 17 115 p.p.s
Package Taxes: ZAR 3 620 p.p.s
Total Price: ZAR 20 735 p.p.s
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Destination Info

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.

HISTORY

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

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.

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 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.

TIME DIFFERENCE

The Seychelles is 2 hours ahead of South Africa.

CURRENCY

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

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

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

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.

LANGUAGE

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

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

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

  • 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

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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