Seychelles – Praslin
1 December 2019 – 22 December 2019
7 Night discounted December holiday at Constance Lemuria
This member of the Leading Hotels of the World is also part of Constance’s Ultimate Hotel Collection and enjoys an utterly beautiful setting on the north coast of Praslin.
Everything you could ever need or want is here; spectacular restaurants, stunning beaches, an amazing kids club and the Seychelles’ only 18-hole championship golf course which is magnificent – plus green fees are complimentary for guests. Whether you choose a Suite or a Pool Villa you are assured of intimacy, privacy and luxurious style at Constance Lemuria and don’t forget the U Spa by Constance with its Valmont spa treatments.
For honeymooners the bride enjoys a great discount – plus during certain months the couple will also receive a daily in-hotel credit towards meals, bar bills and Spa treatments. We can’t recommend this hotel highly enough.
Enjoy sunset cocktails at the pool bar followed by a private dinner in a love nest set amongst the rocks – nothing gets much better than this.
Praslin, North Coast
The hotel has 96 Suites, 8 Villas and 1 Presidential Villa, all oriented towards the Indian Ocean and spread over 150 hectares. Each suite is positioned just 15 metres from the shore, discreetly nestled among the natural Seychellois gardens.
88 Junior Suites
Constructed in wood, marble, stone and pink granite and located amidst the tropical gardens, all suites are well equipped, the emphasis being on privacy and harmony with the natural surroundings.
8 Senior Suites
The 8 Senior Suites located either on the ground floor or on the top floor are all exceptionally spacious. The suites were designed to blend in with the outstanding natural beauty of its surroundings.
8 Villaswith private pool
1 Presidential Villa
• Air conditioning
• Bathroom with separate bath and shower
• Hair dryer
• Tea and coffee facilities
• Satellite TV
• Stereo compact disc
• Telephone/answering machine
Offers daily breakfast buffet as well as dinner buffets and theme evenings. At lunch time there is an a la carte menu served by the pool.
Offers contemporary cuisine in a relaxed ambiance overlooking the golf course. The superb view of the 11th green fringed by a stretch of water is simply breathtaking.
Overlooking the granite rocks bordering the beach, this is a seafood restaurant with a creole touch. Here, you can taste an à la carte selection of the catch of the day, seafood specialities as well as an extensive à la carte dinner menu.
Takamaka Beach Restaurant
Directly on the beach this is the perfect spot for a barefoot lunch with an a la carte menu offering salads, ceviches, sandwiches and sushi.
The Huna Bar
The main bar is tastefully decorated with refined wood and colours of African inspiration.
Other bars include Takamaka Bar on the beach, Diva Bar, The Nest Bar and the Legend Pool Bar
Uspa by Constance
The Spa offers a tailor-made ‘you’ experience to provide guests with unforgettable moments and the ultimate in wellbeing.
The “Turtle Club” is a multi-functional area comprising a games room and a dining area. It welcomes children from 4 to 11 years. Indoor and outdoor activities are organised daily.
FACILITIES & ACTIVITIES (some at a supplement *)
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 Seychelles, 44 km northeast 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 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 beachwear plus sunscreen and sunglasses.
WHAT TO PACK
|Base Price:||ZAR 55 425|
|Package Taxes:||ZAR 4 240|
|Total Price:||ZAR 59 665|