by The Daily Telegraph, December 10, 2018 Luxury travel is evolving: now more than ever there is an emphasis on travelling responsibly, in a way that contributes meaningfully to local environments and communities. If one of your objectives for the coming year is to truly immerse yourself in the wonders of the natural world (without having to compromise on the comforts you've come to expect on holiday), these new outdoors adventures promise profound and responsibly managed interactions with immense landscapes and vulnerable wildlife. Under African Skies Tented safaris Sleeping under canvas was the original way to safari, and constantly-on-call travellers are increasingly seeking a return to such authentic, immersive, back-to-basics experiences – without forfeiting creature comforts. Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit May 21-23, 2019 | Reunion | Kissimmee, FL This exclusive, invite-only event focused on the luxury travel market brings together world-class … [Read more...] about Congo Camping, Old-School Safaris and Sailing in the Seychelles: 2019’s Best Outdoors Holidays Revealed
IT’S the honeymoon luxury dream of the super-rich. The Seychelles, where William and Kate and a host of other celebs have escaped, has always been a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Not any more! With the launch of British Airways’ new direct flight to Mahe, it is now in the reach of everyone. With return fares from just £439 and a week’s B&B 3* hotel stay with flights from just £979, now we all get to explore this incredible slice of paradise. It takes two hours to clear the giant Aldabra tortoises from the grass runway on Fregate Island. Only after they have been coaxed to soak up the sunshine elsewhere can planes land on this private island paradise. The ultimate tropical hideaway may have welcomed the likes of Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, Ronan Keating and Sir Paul McCartney, but it is the 3,000 giant tortoises who have free rein through verdant jungle and on pristine beaches. And while you may need an A-lister’s bank balance to stay here, there is … [Read more...] about Cheap return flights from the UK mean the millionaires’ paradise of The Seychelles is now within reach
Banyan Tree Seychelles The Banyan tree is luxury hotel located in the Intendance bay area and features spectacular and unspoilt views of the Indian ocean. Guest rooms are comprised of Creole-style villas that overlook the ocean. The resort offers suites for up to 6 people allowing you to enjoy the Seychelles experience with your friends or family. The Banyan tree also offers an exquisite spa with the latest treatments to pamper you in absolute luxury. You can also have your wedding reception in one of the grand reception rooms located at the hotel. Check Availability & Prices Six Senses Zil Pasyon Zil Pasyon is located on the idyllic private island of Felicite about 30 miles from Seychelles international airport. The resort has won numerous awards in the past ranking it as one of the best hotels in the world. It offers villas overlooking the Indian ocean and offers guests some of the best views that the Seychelles has to offer. The resort also offers some of the best spa treatments … [Read more...] about Best Luxury Hotels In The Seychelles 2018
It is safe to say that if you land on Desroches you are not stopping off on the way somewhere else. Unlike Seychelles’ better known and more accessible Inner Islands, huddled around the capital on Mahé, this remote outpost is in the Amirantes Bank, an atoll of shot-gun-pellet scatterings of Africa cast adrift in the middle of the Indian Ocean millions of years ago.Most of the islands of Seychelles are grand and granitic, bolstered by massive boulders weathered by wind and waves, but the Outer Islands are coralline: flat, sandy and ephemeral sentinels of heart-breaking vulnerability and beauty. The most southerly is Astove, and the best-known Aldabra, the holy grail of remote Indian Ocean atolls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site more than 1,000km from Mahé across cantankerous seas. Just six kilometres long and one wide, Desroches has been inhabited since the 19th century, when Seychelles was colonised by the French, and served time as a coconut plantation. One of its … [Read more...] about First look: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island
The islands of the Indian Ocean, Mauritius, Seychelles and Maldives - are unequivocally some of the most beautiful in the world and have topped the list of dream honeymoon destinations for decades. There's no doubting the allure of their perfect white sand beaches and swaying palms, but how do you choose between them? Luckily, these paradise escapes have unique charms, so whether you're looking for action, adventure and Michelin stars, the most luxurious hotels on Earth, or just a chance to get back to nature, there's an island to suit. Best for luxury hotels? Maldives With dozens of innovative private-island resorts and more over-water villas than you can shake a flip-flop at, it's little wonder the Maldives attracts honeymooners from all over the world. Cheval Blanc Randheli (where the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge recharged their batteries after having Prince George), offers villas with butlers and a Guerlain spa, while Niyama's two islands are linked by a … [Read more...] about Which is best for honeymoons – Maldives, Mauritius or Seychelles?