Adventure in Mahé: DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles – Allamanda Resort Launches Bespoke Itineraries to Celebrate Mahé as the Indian Ocean’s Ultimate Holiday Destination

Adventure in Mahé: DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles – Allamanda Resort Launches Bespoke Itineraries to Celebrate Mahé as the Indian Ocean’s Ultimate Holiday Destination

DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles – Allamanda Resort is welcoming new visitors to the Seychelles by offering exciting, bespoke itineraries that can satisfy even the most adventurous traveller, with the goal of promoting Mahé as a destination in itself, rather than a stopover island on arrival in the Seychelles. The new itineraries offer an array of activities suited to travellers who no longer just want to laze by the pool on holiday, but come away with memorable experiences as they make the most of the destination. Upon arrival, travellers will be greeted by the resort’s concierge team, who will pair their expert knowledge of the local area and guests’ interests to mix and match activities and create bespoke daily itineraries that will promise a tailor made Mahé adventure. The availability of car hire also offers guests the opportunity to travel further afield, as they can plot their journey across the island and take off on their 360-degree exploration of one of the Indian Ocean’s most beautiful destinations.

For the Water Warriors
Water babies can discover an underwater paradise with Allamanda’s array of water activities both above and below the water. Guests can brush up on their scuba diving skills before embarking on their journey to the world below the surface with diving courses available from beginner to advanced level, along with half day scuba diving experiences at Blue Divers or Diver Resort. Guests can also enjoy an unforgettable reef safari adventure on Moyenne Island to catch a glimpse of the Seychelle’s exotic marine life. Meanwhile, those seeking to discover marine life from above water, can opt for either half or full day fishing experiences, where they can take off in the morning to the local fishing banks to try their hand at catching several native island fish such as bonito, yellowfin tuna, wahoo, dorado and sailfish, before grilling their catch on the BBQ for a well earned lunchtime spread.

For the Hiking Heroes
Those seeking to explore Mahé on land can choose from a range of adventurous guided hiking trails that offer guests the chance to explore the natural wonders of the Seychelles. A one-hour Anse Major hiking trail will see guests climbing over rocks and through the beautiful forest that leads to a stunning secluded beach, where guests can enjoy a well deserved, refreshing dip. Those seeking a more challenging hiking experience can opt for two-three hour hiking trails, The Cassedent or The Dans Gallas, renowned for incredible waterfalls, caves and panoramic island views. Advanced hikers can also embark on the seven hour hiking trail, The Mare Aux Cochons, ending with spectacular views of the North coast of Mahe.

For the Food Aficionados
Foodies can create a bespoke culinary journey with Mahé’s range of top foodie hotspots. With the option to hire a car, guests can set off for the Jardin Du Roi, the largest spice garden in the Seychelles and a haven for botanists, before visiting the Aux cap Rum Distillery to taste the famed local rum, TAKAMAKA; an ideal way to whet the appetite! Guests can stop off at The Botanical Garden to enjoy a fresh local juice while meandering through the gardens before settling down to a delicious lunch at COCO Blu, located near the historic clock tower, or at the Marie Antoinette Restaurant. A post-lunchtime potter through the bustling market stalls at Victoria Market can then be enjoyed, where guests can shop for local goods and delicacies to take home.

Allamanda Resort & Spa enjoys private access to a beach famed for its unparalleled beauty and romance, perfect for ultimate relaxation and tranquillity, soaking up the Indian Ocean in what feels like your very own slice of paradise. Guests can stroll across the white sands, float in the infinity pool with a cocktail in hand, or wander through the 2.5 km of landscaped gardens, immersing themselves in nature. For increased relaxation, the eforea Luxury Spa is open for treatments with ELEMIS products, all delivered to the sound of the Indian Ocean.

Allamanda Resort & Spa is a rare boutique hotel option in the Seychelles, perfectly placed as a jumping off point for those looking to explore Mahé island and relax at the end of a busy day on one of the most beautiful beaches in the region.

Nightly rates start from £254 in a King Deluxe Room with Ocean View on a B&B basis*. For more information and to book, please visit *Prices correct at today’s exchange rate