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Tourism Tidbits From Saint Ange Tourism Report Edition #13 of 2018

Saint Ange Tourism Report 2nd April 2018

Denis Private Island of Seychelles enjoys social media storm with UNILAD Adventure

Denis Private Island


For an online platform that reaches billions of people, even a tiny fraction of that amount can hold value for advertisers and businesses. But for Denis Private Island, it would appear UNILAD’s massive audience has taken a special interest in the Indian Ocean island.

UNILAD Adventure featured a 1-minute video about Denis last week, with sweeping imagery of the island, its spectacular beaches and wildlife. The video was produced by the duo at Life’s Lost Luggage, a professional videography and social media marketing company who visited Denis Private Island late last year.

Ben & Amy create bespoke travel videos for luxury resorts in exotic locations. Their videos are often shared on large social media platforms as they focus on content that is engaging and appeals to travellers in search of ‘the next place to go’. Within 24 hours, the post achieved 41,000 views, 589 shares and close to 400 comments. A week later, the video now boasts 110,000 views and 1,500 shares, with over 5,000 people reacting and/or commenting on the video.

“It’s such a privilege to be featured on a medium like UNILAD,” Denis Private Island PR, Branding and Communications Manager, Nicole Saint Ange, said. “In terms of its reach and popularity, few platforms can offer this kind of exposure.”

UNILAD is one of the largest online publishers of viral news and features, with an expansive reach across Facebook that can reach upwards of 2 billion video views in a month, and its own website that draws over 30 million monthly visitors.

View the video on Facebook here: UNILADAdventure/videos/ 2037741119888698/

Le Domaine de La Reserve of Praslin Seychelles



Le Domaine de La Reserve


A couple of years ago the Joseph Albert Group of Companies purchased Le Domaine de La Reserve of Praslin. Joe Albert, the Chairman of the Group, has been overseeing the property personally and, after a series of renovations, says that he is happy and a satisfied Chairman.

The Le Domaine de La Reserve is the sister hotel of Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie of La Digue, and the two properties make a perfect twin island destination combination.

Tour Operators featuring the property today say that:- “Le Domaine de La Reserve features free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a terrace, Le Domaine de La Reserve offers accommodations in Baie Sainte Anne, just 11.3 km from La Digue. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and features a TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms feature a sitting area to relax in after a busy day. The rooms are equipped with a private bathroom equipped with a bathtub. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

You will find a gift shop at the property.

This hotel has a private beach area and free use of bicycles is available. Bike rental is available at this hotel and the area is popular for snorkelling and biking. The hotel also provides car rental. The Praslin airport is 5 km from the property.”

The Dining Room
of Le Domaine de La Reserve



The Swimming Pool of Le Domaine de La Reserve

Beauty & the Beach – Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa

AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & SPA

Stephane Vilar, the General Manager of AVANI Seychelles Barbarons, says his resort, “is a dream come true. Get ready for Creole culture and seamless style. Explore natural, untouched reserves. Get active with watersports. Chill out in heavenly rooms overlooking the gardens or sea”.

“Pick your pleasure from our dream team. You’ve got a choice of charming rooms at our Seychelles beach resort – so you can rest easy. Stay close to the sand and sea. Gaze out on gardens or ocean, whatever you fancy,” the Marketing Team says.

AVANI Seychelles is known for offering quality evenings with good food and live entertainment.

Aerial view of AVANI Seychelles
Bedroom at AVANI Seychelles

Raffles of Praslin Seychelles

Villa Terrace at Raffles of Praslin


A new General Manager and a new departure for the resort. Edouard Grosmangin was recently appointed GM of this spectacular property and he has arrived with a burst of enthusiasm to make Raffles the best in large resort hotels in Seychelles. Edouard says that Raffles is the “luxury oasis in the heart of the Seychelles” as he invites everyone to discover his property.

In the heart of the island of Praslin, aptly referred to as the mythological and idyllic ‘Garden of Eden’, are 86 contemporary and luxurious villas, among the most spacious in the Seychelles. Each villa at Raffles Seychelles features a private outdoor pavilion, plunge pool and balcony to soak up breathtaking views of the opal-hued ocean, white sandy beach and lush green hills.

Opened in 2011, Raffles Seychelles has been included in Forbes Travel Guide’s Top 10 Beach Resorts around the World and Condé Nast Readers’ Choice – Best Hotels in the Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean, as well as winning World’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort at the World Travel Awards. Raffles Seychelles has also been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence every year from 2012 to 2015.

Only fifteen minutes by plane or helicopter from Mahé island (or a scenic fifty-five minutes by ferry), and a million miles from the ordinary, Raffles is loved by those with an adventurous spirit and a taste for the very best.



Raffles Seychelles fact sheet

Raffles of Praslin has pulled a series of Awards & Accolades including:-
Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa Resort at the World Travel Awards 2015
World’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort at the World Travel Awards 2013 and 2014
Seychelles’ Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2012, 2013 and 2014
Forbes Travel Guide’s Top 10 Beach Resorts Around the World
Certificate of Excellence 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 by TripAdvisor
Condé Nast Traveller Hot List 2012
Condé Nast Johansson’s Luxury Spa Guide recommended for 2012, 2013 and 2014
Best Spa Hotel Seychelles at the International Hotel Awards 2011 and 2012/13
Luxury Hotel of the Year at Luxury Travel Awards 2017
Indian Ocean’s Leading Villa Resort at World Travel Awards 2017

Swimming Pool at Raffles of Praslin



James Michel Foundation commends symposium on “Blue Economy Sustainable Tuna”

James Michel
Former President of Seychelles
& Executive Chairman of the James Michel Foundation

The James Michel Foundation commends Thai Union and the Societe Seychelloise d’Investissement for the high level symposium on “Blue Economy Sustainable Tuna (BEST) in Seychelles” held on March 27 at the Eden Bleu Hotel on Mahe.


The gathering took stock of the progress in sustainable management of marine resources, with particular emphasis on tuna fishing which is the second pillar of the Seychelles economy and the lifeblood of Thai Union in Seychelles. It highlighted the progress and challenges in infrastructure development, utilities, stakeholders’ concerns, financing as well as the vast opportunities that the blue economy sector present for Seychelles and its people. Several government departments and agencies appraised the participants on their respective plans and strategies for supporting the many initiatives in the Blue Economy sector.

Some participants were concerned with the high cost of utilities; particularly electricity which they claim contributes to increasing the cost of doing business in Seychelles. There were proposals that PUC considers more efficient and environmentally friendly solutions for generating clean electricity.

Thai Union Group’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Thiraphong Chansiri, who was present for the whole day says his group, which is the largest producer of seafood based products in the world is proud for contributing to make the Seychelles fisheries sector more sustainable everyday and fully embrace the objectives of the BEST meeting.

The symposium coincides with Mr. Chansiri’s announcement of a 30 million Euro investment in Indian Ocean Tuna ltd, the second largest tuna canning factory in the world.

The Executive Chairman of the James Michel Foundation, former President of the Republic, Mr. James Michel himself, says “the objectives of the BEST symposium mirrors the vision of the foundation which is guided by a commitment to promote the Blue Economy concept, both in its national and international aspects, to sensitise people about climate change and its impacts on Seychelles and the world, to promote environmental protection and sustainable development and defend and promote the cause of small island developing states”.

The Foundation also takes note and commends the different organisations, institutions and hard working individuals who through their presentations and passion promoted the blue economy concept and created more awareness on the sustainable development and exploitation of marine resources.


Source:- James Michel Foundation

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