Soulcare Retreats - Recently Added Listings - Islands Tue, 19 Mar 2019 22:00:33 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Soneva Jani An imaginative journey that began over two decades ago, the Soneva story continues with Soneva Jani, the brand’s newest luxury resort offering. Inspired by a word that means ‘wisdom’ in Sanskrit, Soneva Jani encompasses a collection of Water Villas and Island Sanctuaries set within a lagoon of crystal clear waters, fringed by pristine beaches and blanketed in lush tropical greenery. The highlight of the islands that the resort calls home is the 5.6 kilometre private lagoon that surrounds it; an awe-inspiring azure spectacle that inspires a sense of calm. Soneva Jani, located in the Medhufaru lagoon in the Noonu Atoll, comprises five islands, the largest of which is Medhufaru, which is 150 acres in size. The resort can be reached by a scenic 40 minute seaplane flight direct from Malé International Airport, a 60 minute speedboat ride from Soneva Fushi, or by a leisurely halfday cruise from Soneva Fushi onboard Soneva in Aqua. The day begins here with an endless spread of fresh fruits, comforting classics and creative juices from our Juice Bar. The day continues with a bountiful buffet of organic garden salads and live cooking stations with our wood burning pizza oven, tandoors and grills with bespoke pizzas and freshly caught and grilled to order fish. Sunset aperitvos lead into our mouthwatering evening menus. The sun sets and the Chef takes the stage in the central open kitchen So Fresh, where he creates a myriad of choices.]]> omar Fri, 27 Apr 2018 13:21:46 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html Vivanta Coral Reef Chic and comfortable accommodation coupled with an innovative food and beverage experience and spectacular service ensures a holiday that will provide memories to last a lifetime. Located on Hembadhu Island, less than 32 kilometres from Male airport, the resort boasts one of the best spots for diving. Both newcomers and professional divers have the opportunity to explore the resorts very own house reef and shipwreck. Those seeking a more relaxing experience can venture to the soul-soothing Jiva Spa, inspired by the Indian philosophy of wellness. All appetites will delight in the exceptional assortment of fresh and enticing culinary options created by the talented chefs brigade. One of the best spots for diving - amateurs and professionals can explore the resorts very own house reef and shipwreck Exceptional menus there are no buffets to ensure you receive only the highest standard of food This trip to the beach will be elegant yet rustic. Vivanta by Taj believes in watching sunsets in style. The newly redesigned accommodation at Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef is modern and spacious. Guests can choose Superior Charm or Deluxe Delight thatched Beach Villas with large beachside porticos, Premium Indulgence Water Villas, with private decks looking out to the lagoon and Presidential Nirvana Beach Suites with private outdoor plunge pool and sun deck. Suite guests are treated to personalized butler service. All offer unrivalled views of the sea and outdoor shower areas for private relaxation. Vivanta by Taj - Coral Reef offers high-tech connectivity with a view. Each Villa is equipped with a fully integrated, LCD TV, home theatre surround sound system with an iPod docker and high speed Internet. Get away from it all or stay plugged in. It's up to you.]]> soulctvr Sat, 12 Jul 2014 21:07:28 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html North Island Seychelles North Island in the Seychelles is a place of barefoot luxury for those seeking an unspoilt, spectacular tropical retreat. It is one of the 'inner' islands of the Seychelles - often referred to as amongst the most beautiful on Earth. Accommodation at North Island consists of only 11 hand-crafted guest villas, each constructed with a touch of understated elegance on the eastern beach - never more than a few steps from the pristine, powder-soft sand. Each villa (except Villa 11) features a study that can be made into a second bedroom, making it ideal for families as well. All the structures at North Island have been individually hand-crafted in the distinct flavour of the Seychelles and blended to the sensory experiences of this island escape. The North Island lounge, dining room and library, scenically located health spa and gym, world-class dive centre, and a rim-flow swimming pool are all built into a granitic outcrop. A sunset bar and restaurant are tucked away on the western beach of the island. All this has allowed North Island to create a signature style that combines natural beauty with sheer luxury. It is no wonder that the 2006 Cond Nast Traveller Readers Awards voted it the 'No 1 in the World - Best of the Best'. Activities at North Island include mountain biking, gym, guided walks, snorkelling, fishing, boating, sea kayaking, and scuba diving. Although a lazy afternoon simply spent soaking up the breathtaking surroundings is more than a reward in itself. North Island is an example of an ecologically sensitive utilisation of a precious natural treasure. It is a Noah's Ark: a sanctuary where natural habitats are being rehabilitated and where critically endangered Seychelles fauna and flora are being reintroduced. NUMBER OF ROOMS: 11 ACTIVITIES: The activities on offer at North Island are designed to give guests the opportunity to enjoy the Island and its magic, either under guidance from one of the staff, or alone. This gives guests the freedom to move around the Island at their own pace, either on foot, on North Island mountain bikes or by Island Buggies. These activities will have a minimal impact on the environment whilst providing the enjoyment of entertainment and exercise. Scuba diving: Seychelles forms part of the world's longest coral reef system and has some of the world's best scuba diving sites. Numerous dive sites have been identified around North Island and its nearest neighbour Silhouette Island. North Island offers a "guided" scuba experience and the dive masters are not only experts in scuba practices but also in the underwater world. The North Island dive school and fishermen are experienced professionals who will inspire confidence with both uninitiated and seasoned guests alike. Snorkeling: There are good snorkeling sites around North Island and Silhouette Island.]]> omar Tue, 03 Dec 2013 19:13:50 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa Located on the west coast of the exotic island Zanzibar under shady age-old mango trees, bordered by a secret private bay you will find our 4 star hotel Hakuna Matata Beach Lodge & Spa. Our beach hotel offers 13 comfortable bungalows and one Villa- all with a spectacular view to the Indian Ocean. Weddings and honeymoons - are you are looking for a romantic place to get married - under palm trees, on the beach or historical palace ruins? Here your dreams will come true. In our unique Day Spa you may revitalize your body and soul. Enjoy the breathtaking African sunsets. Let your eyes wander to the south, see the skyline of Stone Town, the small Chapwani and Prison Islands, and just ahead the silhouette of the African continent. You will feel enchanted. We have 6 Comfort Bungalows - Arusha 1+2, Kilimanjaro 1+2 and Zambezi 1+2. Each bungalow has a living/bedroom with a king size bed. The spacious bath/dressing room has a shower and a washing basin /table with plenty of space. In the bathroom of Zambezi and Arusha there is a separate toilet. From the terrace you can see the broad expanse of the Indian Ocean. The Standard Twin bungalow Tanga has two rooms - bedroom, living room with additional single bed, and a small bathroom with toilet/shower, It's the perfect bungalow for people who like to sleep apart. Of course the bungalow Tanga also has a nice terrace with ocean view. The Luxury Bungalows Bagamoyo 1 and 2 are more spacious with an extra king size bed and a big a living/bedroom. The toilet and the spacious comfortable living area are separated. An additional single bed invites for an afternoon nap and is suitable as a sleeping place for a third person. You are invited to order a sundowner to your private terrace. Our 3 Executive Bungalows Serengeti I + II and Tabora offer a bedroom with a queen size bed, a big tastefully decorated living room, and a bathroom with shower and toilet. In the living room of these bungalows we integrated 2 additional couch beds (190 cm x 90 cm) perfect to relax, to sleep apart or for families with kids. The exceptional ocean view invites you again and again to stay and relax. The Honeymoon Suite Kilwa is our highlight bungalow. Spacious living/bedroom with super king size bed, generous bathroom with shower and a separate toilet all in a unique African ambiance. The unique and very private terrace is built around a huge almond tree above the sea. Have you ever taken a bath facing the Indian Ocean? Order two glasses of champagne, glide in the tub and relax - there is no better place for lovers .... Our flagship is Villa Zanzibar The Villa is furnished in style -comfortable sofas -a craftmensship work of old Zanziabar Dhows - invite you to relax, read, or just for a afternoon nap. - 2 bedrooms, each with luxury bathroom provide your privacy.]]> omar Sun, 08 Sep 2013 16:24:04 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html Rio Azul Lodge Rio Azul Lodge is located on the banks of the Govuro River in Mozambique, Africa. Rio Azul, meaning Blue River, overlooks the estuary and is about 2km from the Govuro River mouth. The lodge faces west and enjoys spectacular sunsets in a quiet and peaceful setting. Rio Azul offers luxury lodge accommodation including six twin chalets and two luxury villas which sleep six adults and six children. Each villa has its own swimming pool and is situated along pristine beach shores. Rio Azul specialises in family and fishing holidays. The lodge also offers good bird watching opportunities, kayaking and snorkeling to name but a few of the lodge's beach holiday activities. We also offer a great fine dining experience and luxurious facilities. Rio Azul Lodge offers good quality fishing opportunity including exciting estuary fishing, surf fishing and some of the finest offshore fishing in Mozambique. It is ideal for fishermen who enjoy a variety of fishing techniques from fly-fishing, to light tackle lure fishing, surf fishing and deep-sea fishing. Rio Azul is a great place to unwind and experience all the lifestyle activities offered as well as being the premier fishing lodge choice when looking for a great Mozambique fishing holiday or family beach holiday. Rio Azul is a luxury beach resort located on the banks of the Govuro River in Mozambique, Africa. The beach resort overlooks the estuary and is about 2km from the river mouth. The Govuro River mouth is 80km north of Vilanculos as the crow flies. The Govuro River runs north from Vilanculos and past Inhassoro and enters the sea at Bartholomew Diaz point, at the northern end of the Bazaruto Archipelago. The mangrove estuary system covers an area of around fifty square kilometers and the waterways of the main and sub rivers extend for more than a hundred kilometers. Rio Azul offers visitors a chance to view the abundant birdlife in this mangrove region as well as beautiful, unspoilt beaches to be explored in this paradise setting. Rio Azul Lodge in Mozambique Africa is located on the banks of the Guvoru River's Estuary near Vilanculos and the Bazaruto Islands in the in the Guvoru District of Inhambane Province in Mozambique Africa. Rio Azul is a luxury lodge that offers guests the best of a beach lodge, river lodge, fishing lodge and a family holiday lodge. This Mozambique lodge has a wide range of beach holiday activities that will keep the whole family entertained. Beach activities include kayaking, bird watching, boating adventures and snorkeling. Rio Azul Lodge offers fisherman fishing opportunity that compares against the best Mozambique fishing lodges. Rio Azul Lodge's main area consists of a lounge, dining room, bar area with a big wooden deck in front and a plunge pool. The view from the 31-foot bar is possibly one of the most spectacular in Africa, overlooking the Guvoru River during sunsets Rio Azul Lodge has a small shop that sells items such as batteries,]]> omar Sat, 31 Aug 2013 02:38:56 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html Pestana Bazaruto Lodge Pestana Bazaruto Lodge is one of only a few exclusive hotels on Bazaruto, the largest island of the Bazaruto Archipelago, approximately 600 km north of Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. Besides Bazaruto, the archipelago is made up of Benguerra, Magaruque and Bangue islands, as well as the small island of Santa Carolina, commonly known as Paradise Island. The archipelago, declared a National Park in the year 2000, presents a wide diversity of fauna and flora which includes forest, savanna and swamp ecosystems. The island, a small piece of paradise, is 35 km in length and 7 km wide between its furthest points. The impressive beauty of the coral reefs completes this subtropical ecosystem which is, enriched by the abundance and beauty of tropical fish, clean water and excellent conditions for all kinds of fishing activities. The archipelago is deservedly called the "Pearl of the Indian Ocean". Pestana Bazaruto Lodge was renovated in July 2007 and is a dream destination. The island is undoubtedly a place of rare beauty with lots to be explored, distinguishing itself by its wild life, turquoise blue waters and white sandy beaches on its door step. It has an outdoor pool, games room and a Business Centre, equipped with computers, laptop connections and Internet access. For the more adventurous, the hotel also provides scuba diving and snorkeling in one of the largest coral reef locations in the world, all facets of fishing including fly fishing, big game, marlin and shore fishing are a most sought after interest, as well as island tours, bird watching, skiing and wake boarding amongst other options. The hotel has a magnificent and exclusive spa with a selection of beauty treatments to offer for you to relax, unwind and feel special. The hotel's restaurant is right on the shore, where guests enjoy a cosmopolitan cuisine in a paradise-like setting with a stunning view over the Indian Ocean. Pestana Bazaruto Lodge has 40 bungalows with A-shaped thatched roofs, decorated with the unmistakable charm that fuses ethnic style with the island�s tropical environment. These are located among tropical gardens, offering fantastic views of the beach and the gardens. Access is recommended by plane that departs from Vilanculos airport and takes 20 minutes. It's about 65 km north of Vilanculos and about 35 east of Inhassoro. Ski boat from Vilanculos 65 km will take 1h30, and from Inhassoro 35km will take 0h45 to 1h00. The Pestana Bazaruto Lodge has 40 A-frame thatched bungalows, charmingly decorated ethnic island style and set amongst tropical gardens, with breathtaking views of the ocean and gardens. Bright tones and textures, seamlessly blend local Island influence with a stylish ,yet natural ambience. They have an outdoor porch with wood furniture and direct access to beach. All rooms accommodate either twin sharing or King configuration Tipology of Rooms]]> omar Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:22:55 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html Pestana Inhaca Lodge Pestana Inhaca Lodge is located on Inhaca Island, at the entrance of Maputo Bay, in the south of Mozambique. Although small, this island has great tourism value due to its beautiful coral reefs and gorgeous beaches. The entire island is protected as a natural reserve, along with the nearby Portuguese Island. The hotel in Inhaca is located on the beach, amidst colonies of coconut trees and lush tropical vegetation. It is known for its marvelous gardens, warm hospitality and delicious food. Guests can enjoy the outdoor pool where drinks or snacks can be served, or make use of the selection of games available at the game parlor room. The most active and adventurous can partake in the following activities: scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, pedestrian walks on numerous tracks, excursions to the lighthouse, the Marine Biology Museum, whale watching, as well as boat visits to Portuguese Island and Santa Maria. The hotel has a restaurant that extends outdoors, to an adjacent terrace, where you can appreciate a full view of the garden, swimming pool and sea, and where you can also, enjoy your main meals. The gastronomic delights of the island offer delicious flavors where traditional dishes are served "A la carte" or buffet style. In order to relax after a day at the beach, we invite you to enjoy a cocktail at the bar. The Pina Colada is a favorite or feel at home and have your usual afternoon tea. Pestana Inhaca Lodge has a total of 40 rooms located amongst wonderful coconut trees and exotic gardens, all of them equipped with mosquito nets, ceiling fans, telephones, Satellite TV, Air Conditioning and Internet Access. Although it's almost linked by land, you can access it by boat, depending on the option between 1 to 2 hours, or a light plane that takes 15 minutes. It's about 30 km across from Maputo, the capital city of Mozambique. If you want to experience the local sprit, there is the Maputo ferry called Nyeleti, that travels across Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, departures 07:00 and arrival at Inhaca 10:30. Prices with return are 400 Meticais, around 15 USD. There are return trips on the same days at 14:30 and estimated arrival at Maputo 17:00. Over the week ends there is an additional Tourist Ferry option, with similar timelables and tickets are 1500 meticais, around 56 USD. NOTE: Time tables and indicated are according to local information and placed here for your guidance and not of the hotel or Pestana Groups responsibility. As the Island is a protected natural reserve there is a minimal government contribution tax fee of 200 meticais per adult, around 7.50 USD. Phephela Restaurant - Pestana Inhaca Lodge The soft aroma of eucalyptus makes you feel welcome and at home in the restaurant that extends itself to the terrace outside. The cuisine is expressed with its various flavors and is served buffet or "a La Carte" style in a relaxing and revitalizing atmosphere]]> omar Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:08:27 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html Machangulo Beach Lodge Untamed and untouched, the Southern Mozambican coastline plays host to a unique battle between the open Indian Ocean and the estuaries of Maputo Bay. Machangulo Beach Lodge is located at the centre of this grand battle, the channel between Inhaca Island and the dunes of the Santa Maria Peninsula. The ever present conflict between tides energizes the atmosphere and adds to the magic of this unspoiled and mysterious place. The Lodge overlooks this magic; endless white beaches, pristine and untouched dune forests, estuaries bursting with life and eternally wide open ocean, all in an energetic harmony. Hidden away amid the dunes and hiding amongst the forests, Machangulo Beach Lodge has a warm and inviting atmosphere, keeping its guests calmly protected from the epic nature outside. Your boat journey through the endless channels of the bay ends on the Lodge's secluded beach. From here the beauty and magic will become more and more real. Walkways snake through the cool forest and bring you to the Lodge�s main building, inviting you to relax and become part of the calm. Your cabin is just around the corner and the staff of Machangulo Beach Lodge is at your service to ensure the adventure you've been hoping for The ideal setting for your family getaway, honeymoon, fishing trip, diving adventure or just a weekend away from it all. Machangulo Beach Lodge is the resort you've been hoping to find. . . Machangulo Beach Lodge features 8 private luxury chalets. Each chalet has an on-suite bathroom, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and private deck. Five chalets have a breathtaking view of the ocean and Inhaca Island, and the other three chalets are intimately situated amongst the pristine Mozambique dune forest. All the chalets are connected by walkways and staircases to the main buildings and the beach. By car from Johannesburg Take the N12 EAST (N4 if you're in Pretoria). Head toward Witbank, where the two highways will converge (now called the N4). Continue East on the N4 through Nelspruit all the way to the Komatipoort/Lebombo border post. Remember to have your passports and car papers ready (recent registration if it's your own vehicle or permission letter from rental company). Once you are through the 2 posts continue on the highway, now called the EN4, all the way into Maputo. As you enter Maputo(first suburb is called Matola) continue straight in with the EN4 until you reach the EN2 at a major traffic light. Turn left and continue into Maputo through the toll gate until you reach a big traffic circle, turn right. Follow the main(Avenida 25 de setenbro) road all the way through the city until you pass the KFC on you left, just pass the circle, which you go straight over, turn right into Maputo Marina(Blue and white buildings). Here our friendly staff will assist you and your luggage onto the boat and your journey through Maputo Bay should take around an hour.]]> omar Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:49:40 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html Mnemba Island Lodge The pristine white beaches of Mnemba, surrounded by deep blue ocean, combine to make this intimate island your own private tropical paradise. Mnemba is inhabited only by guests and the staff taking care of them. While the dazzling sands and brilliant sunshine invite you to spend idle hours on shore, magnificent coral reefs create an underwater wonderland that lures you to explore the warm, crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Scores of snorkelling and diving sites form a gateway to a world of incredible sea creatures. This exquisite private island with its white coral sand beaches and spectacular coral reefs is renowned as one of the worlds most romantic ocean destinations, offering a seclusion and rustic exclusivity unparalleled on the African coastline. Set off the northeastern tip of Zanzibar and surrounded by a coral atoll, Mnemba is home to a staggering diversity of marine life. In an effort to protect and preserve these precious ecosystems, &Beyond has partnered with the Zanzibar government and the local fishing communities to have the atoll and its surroundings proclaimed the Mnemba Island Marine Conservation Area. Mnemba Island Lodge is a barefoot paradise on a private island, where just ten simple but luxurious palm-frond bandas lie hidden in a tropical beach forest fringed by a white beach. Midway between the bandas and the Indian Ocean are shaded traditional Zanzibari beach beds, perfect for reading, sleeping, gazing at dhows or doing nothing at all. Romantic candlelit dinners are served on the beach with the waves gently lapping a few metres away. If you have ever harboured the secret wish of finding yourself the sole inhabitant of a beautiful tropical island, but without the effort of having to lift a finger to fend for yourself, Mnemba Island Lodge is just the place for you! Discover sheer, unpretentious paradise on this private island, where the simple pleasures become your most treasured of memories for many years to come. Relax and unwind in the exclusivity of your own stretch of beachfront, where simple yet luxurious bandas peep out onto unblemished sands from the dappled shade of the casuarina pine forest. Private beach sala at Mnemba Island WHY STAY AT MNEMBA ISLAND LODGE Barefoot paradise on a private island with just ten guest bandas Some of Africa's best dive sites on a coral atoll in a marine conservation area Snorkelling, swimming directly off the beach, as well as kayaking, windsurfing, fly-fishing and deep sea fishing Mnemba is a breeding site for the highly endangered green turtles Mnemba Island Lodge in Zanzibar BAREFOOT PARADISE Set on a private island off the north eastern tip of Zanzibar, Mnemba offers guests the perfect destination to get away from it all. With just ten palm-frond guest bandas on the entire island, the only intrusion may be a visit from a curious suni antelope or two at sundown. The balmy blue waters invite you to explore the surrounding Indian Ocean.]]> omar Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:41:01 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html Sea Cliff Resort & Spa A beautiful 120 room resort located on the West Coast of the exotic Island of Zanzibar, conveniently located 20 minutes from the historical town of Stone Town. Driving into Sea Cliff Resort & Spa you know you have found something special. The 4 km road through a coconut plantation that leads to the hotel is a reminder of the Zanzibar of old. Peace and tranquility, no other hotels or busy roads just open space and palm trees. As you enter the courtyard filled with tropical flowers and palms the view of the ocean stands before you. With our traditional makuti roofs and Arabic towers lite by brass lights you know this is not a typical hotel. Its a hotel built with our location in mind, its a unique combination of modern facilities mixed with the original exotic architecture of historical Zanzibar. The decorative natural colour scheme of creams and golds are complimented by all the antique furniture that has been specially sourced to show the culture, the history and the influences that make Zanzibar so unique. The hotel is situated on a cliff overlooking the Indian ocean and offers panoramic views from the lounge, restaurant, bar and even the recreation area. You can enjoy breakfast overlooking the ocean or have dinner under the stars, or a sundowner on the jetty the choice is yours. 96 Of our rooms offer panoramic ocean views from the bedrooms and private balconies, so you can sit and watch the dhows sail past and watch the sunset from the comfort of your room. The hotel offers a number of activities for the more energetic guests, including a fully equipped gym, a water sports centre and 2 tennis courts as well as a squash court and bicycles. For our guests that are looking to relax and rejuvenate, we have a 5 treatment room main spa overlooking the ocean. We also have walking trails through the coconut plantation and viewing decks along the cliff. From walking on the beach to windsurfing, the Sea Cliff Resort & Spa offers something for everyone. With our close location to stone town we are the ideal base from which to explore this incredible world heritage site . There are also numerous other excursions to enjoy during your time in Zanzibar from dolphin trips to Jozanzi forest and city tours etc there is so much to see. Zanzibar is a unique destination filled with history and character, beautiful beaches and wonderful people. We look forward to being your hosts on this once in a lifetime journey and welcoming you to this exotic island. Karibu Sana! All Rooms Have The Following Facilities: Air-conditioning & Ceiling Fan Complimentary Internet Electronic Fire Alarm Telephone Tea & Coffee Station Mini Bars (stocked on request) LCD TV with InternationalSatellite Channels Hair Dryer Internet Mini Bars Outdoor Seating Area IPOD Docking Stations (on request) Restaurants Mangapwani Restaurant Located in the thatch boma next to the lounge, serving breakfast and dinner offering both local and international cui]]> omar Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:11:08 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html Finch Bay Eco Hotel A new concept of nature active tourism in Galapagos. The charming Finch Bay named after the famous Darwins Finches abundant in the outskirts; is just steps from the beach on a private seaside location between mangroves. Here guests cherish the privacy, natural surroundings and superb service offered by the Finch Bay. Located on Santa Cruz Island at Punta Estrada, across the bay from Puerto Ayora town; it enjoys of a quiet location, with only pedestrian and bicycle circulation (no cars in the neighborhood). Finch Bay has 6 ocean-view Suites and 21 premium rooms (with twin or king-size beds), each with private facilities, air conditioning and unlimited water supply, as the hotel has its own desalinization plant. This ecologically oriented hotel also boasts innovative garbage processing and recycling programs. The entire infrastructure as well as the activities are totally oriented to a concept of true ecotourism in a pristine natural environment. Delicious healthy international and Galapagos inspired menus are prepared daily by our chef, using the freshest ingredients. Finch Bay is easily accessible. After a two-hour flight from Ecuadors mainland, guests arrive to the airport of Baltra in the Galapagos and then take overland transportation to Puerto Ayora and the Finch Bay. ACCOMMODATION The Finch Bay Eco Hotel has 21 Garden View Rooms and 6 brand new Ocean View Suites. OCEAN VIEW SUITES 2 with king sized beds (for 1-2 guests) 4 Doubles with 2 twin beds (for 1-2 guests)* * 4 are connecting rooms (2-2) GARDEN VIEW ROOMS 17 doubles with 2 twin beds (for 1-2 guests) 4 rooms with king beds (for 1-2 guests) This ecologically-oriented hotel also boasts innovative garbage processing and recycling programs. The entire infrastructure as well as the activities are totally oriented to a concept of true ecotourism in a pristine natural environment. FACILITIES Finch Bay is the only full-service Galapagos Eco-Hotel situated directly on a beach. Eco-Hotel with International Service Standards Modern design incorporating Galapagos natural elements Each room has wooden blinds, a black-out curtain, tile floors and telephone All rooms are nonsmoking Air conditioned rooms (via in-room remote control), Each room has a private bath with hot water, hair dryers and soap and shampoo dispensers. Beach towels available On-site desalinization and purification plan Ice machine Laundry service Private Outdoor Pool Mangrove-rich coastline Bar and Lounge Restaurant featuring International Cuisine (tastefully blended with local flavors). Buffet Breakfast. Both, fixed menues and a la carte menus for lunch and dinner Vegetarian and special dietary requirements can be accommodated Communications: telephone, fax, e-mail, Internet access. Beautiful grounds for strolling Beach-front access No motorized vehicles No paved roads Day trips to nearby islands, via yacht, as per itinerary Multisport Nature Active Options: Scuba Diving]]> omar Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:53:46 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html Islands Edge Islands Edge offers two villas on the waters edge overlooking Pereybere Beach with magnificent panoramic views of the bay, swimming beach and ocean. Landscaped gardens lead to the gazebo with 270 degree ocean views. Villa Infinity (4 bedroom en suite) and Villa Elegance (3 bedroom en suite) inspire romance and are intimately exclusive with private infinity pools at eye level with the turquoise blue sea. If you are looking for a breath taking villa rental in Mauritius, Islands Edge is the most stunning shorefront property that offers supreme and unprecedented levels of luxury, style and security. Villa Overview Living Area: The large covered open plan veranda is ideal for entertaining and dining. It also leads directly onto the tastefully furnished living/TV room. Enjoy sundowners and a barbeque on our landscaped gardens overlooking the sea. Villa Infinity: Four superb double bedrooms, all en-suites. Each room is equipped with a fully stocked bar fridge, with tea and coffee making facilities. All bedrooms have air conditioning and overhead fans, WIFI internet access and digital satellite TV. The bedrooms have glorious sea vies. Villa Elegance: Three superb double bedrooms, all en-suites. Each room is equipped with a fully stocked bar fridge, with tea and coffee making facilities. All bedrooms have air conditioning and overhead fans, complimentary WIFI internet access and digital satellite TV. Two of the three bedrooms have glorious sea views. Kitchen: Our villas are equipped for self-catering, bed and breakfast as well as having a full time chef when choosing half board. The chef offers a variety of menus for dinner to choose from which are reasonably priced. Staff: Housekeeping is thorough and efficient and kept to a high standard. Poised for a remarkable island getaway, these lavish villas distinguish themselves by their discreet, personal and impeccable service, their picturesque views, unique location, style-conscious decor and its top-notch facilities on one of the most beautiful islands known to man. Complimentary Services At Islands Edge you don't have to worry about washing the dishes or ironing your shirt. You can spend your holiday the way you like, with the people you like, free from stress and distractions, surrounded by only friendly smiles and endless possibilities. And if you really must check in with reality on the odd occasion each room is equipped with complimentary Wi-Fi and satellite television. Welcome pack (minimum of 5 nights stay) Personal dedicated chef Wi-Fi Satellite television Daily housekeeping / laundry services 24 hour security Each room equipped with tea and coffee making facilities Safe Beach towels Air conditioning and over head fans Breakfast Activities Trips to various island attractions such as Casella Bird Park, Pamplemousse Botanical gardens and Chameral are available on request.]]> omar Fri, 06 Jul 2012 23:00:14 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html Indigo Bay Island Resort & Spa Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa is an exquisite island destination situated on Bazaruto Island, the largest island in the Mozambican archipelago of the same name. It offers visitors the quintessential Indian Ocean island holiday as well as a gateway to the unspoilt beauty of the surrounding area. The largest of the archipelago islands, Bazaruto is one of Africa’s premier scuba diving destinations. Divers are able to see over 100 species of coral, thousands of tropical fish species, five kinds of dolphins, four whale species and sharks, all five marine sea turtle species and the largest population of the rare dugong on the African east coast. Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa offers world-class luxury and facilities, its elegant yet natural design perfectly complimenting the beauty of its tropical location overlooking Indigo Bay on Bazaruto Island. The guest areas, as well as the luxury Beach Chalets and Bay View Villas, have been constructed of natural materials like reed, soft-fringed thatch and wood in order to blend harmoniously with the natural surroundings. The stunning Bazaruto Archipelago consists of four main islands: Bazaruto Island, Benguerra Island, Magaruque Island and Santa Carolina (Paradise) Island, situated 30km off the coast of Vilanculos in Inhambane Province off the coast of Mozambique. A protected National Park, the archipelago boasts 180 species of birds, endemic butterflies, suni antelope and freshwater crocodiles.]]> omar Sat, 09 Jun 2012 15:57:50 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html Matemo Island Palm groves, lush vegetation, white beaches and an azure sea provide an idyllic setting for this exotic Quirimbas island destination. Ideal for honeymooners or families, Matemo offers a wide arrange of marine activities plus a fascinating insight into local culture. LOCATION Matemo Island is situated in the Quirimbas Archipelago, northern Mozambique. The island caters for a variety of guests: family holidays, fishing, diving and cultural enthusiasts. ACCOMMODATION ? There are 24 Chalets: 12 Twin Beds; 12 Queen Size Double Beds, each with en-suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, bathtub with a view, large Windows ? All chalets are within 10 metres of beach, with a large front verandah with Hammock, Chair / Loungers and Beach Towel Drying Rack. All Chalets have air conditioning, mosquito screens, mini bar, satellite tv, tea-/coffee-making facilities, hair dryer & electronic safe ? 2 Chalets offer a private dining area (Chalet #1 & Chalet #2) ? Of the 24 Chalets, there are 2 units consisting of a Double and a Twin with a hallway link; Two chalets have a common verandah with another chalet FACILITIES & SERVICES ? Jambo Restaurant - with inside and outside deck / verandah ? Karibu Bar / Lounge and Reception with Zanzibar Day Beds and reading areas ? Activities Centre & ZanziBar ? Swimming pool ? Wireless internet connection in main reception area and bar (free-of-charge) ACTIVITIES ? Watersports - Fishing, Diving, Snorkeling, Waterskiing, Hobie Cat, Sea Kayaks ? Sunset Cruises, Cultural Island Tours (Ibo Island excursion), Island Dhow Tours ? Volleyball and beach games, Various board games available at the Activities Centre and Main Bar]]> omar Sat, 09 Jun 2012 15:38:45 +0100 /index.php/listing/Islands.html