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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #100 on: December 26, 2019, 12:18:02 PM »
Is it an official chabad?
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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #101 on: November 30, 2020, 04:29:06 AM »
With no less than 3 airlines now offering direct flights from TLV to SEZ, I thought it's worth revisiting the topic.

I've been to Mauritius and it's amazing - great hotel redemptions, and a great Chabad Shalia'h, which provided us with all the food / wine we needed, and we always managed to make a minyan when somehow needed to say Kadish (it was in December / high season).

Sadly Mauritius is still closed for the time being (they require 14-day in-room quarantine).

SEZ has no Marriott hotel besides the famous North Island, where certs can't be used. However there are a few Hiltons etc

Anyone been there lately? Any feedback? Thx!

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #102 on: November 30, 2020, 11:07:16 PM »
With no less than 3 airlines now offering direct flights from TLV to SEZ, I thought it's worth revisiting the topic.

I've been to Mauritius and it's amazing - great hotel redemptions, and a great Chabad Shalia'h, which provided us with all the food / wine we needed, and we always managed to make a minyan when somehow needed to say Kadish (it was in December / high season).

Sadly Mauritius is still closed for the time being (they require 14-day in-room quarantine).

SEZ has no Marriott hotel besides the famous North Island, where certs can't be used. However there are a few Hiltons etc

Anyone been there lately? Any feedback? Thx!

I was there last year and stayed at the Le Meridien Fishermen's Cove before it left the Marriott program. If you go to the Seychelles, La Digue and Praslin are a must visit.

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #103 on: November 30, 2020, 11:12:06 PM »
With no less than 3 airlines now offering direct flights from TLV to SEZ, I thought it's worth revisiting the topic.

I've been to Mauritius and it's amazing - great hotel redemptions, and a great Chabad Shalia'h, which provided us with all the food / wine we needed, and we always managed to make a minyan when somehow needed to say Kadish (it was in December / high season).

Sadly Mauritius is still closed for the time being (they require 14-day in-room quarantine).

SEZ has no Marriott hotel besides the famous North Island, where certs can't be used. However there are a few Hiltons etc

Anyone been there lately? Any feedback? Thx!
I was there about a year and a half ago and I regretted not going to Mauritius IMO. Havenít been to Mauritius but it looked more developed and nicer. SEZ although beautiful and while I did visit the other islands and even stayed in La digue for the weekend I found it the accommodations to be pretty lackluster. There were several hotels under construction and I do believe with time it will be a more beautiful and luxurious place to visit! The beaches and the water were stunning! I just think the accommodations, at least compared to Mauritius and other places around the world I stayed, were lacking. Hope that helps! Havenít gotten around to even starting that TR but I hope to one day finish it! In the mean time feel free to reach out for some info or pics

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #104 on: December 01, 2020, 12:00:23 AM »
I was there about a year and a half ago and I regretted not going to Mauritius IMO. Havenít been to Mauritius but it looked more developed and nicer. SEZ although beautiful and while I did visit the other islands and even stayed in La digue for the weekend I found it the accommodations to be pretty lackluster. There were several hotels under construction and I do believe with time it will be a more beautiful and luxurious place to visit! The beaches and the water were stunning! I just think the accommodations, at least compared to Mauritius and other places around the world I stayed, were lacking. Hope that helps! Havenít gotten around to even starting that TR but I hope to one day finish it! In the mean time feel free to reach out for some info or pics
Thanks.
In which hotels did you end up staying?

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #105 on: December 01, 2020, 12:06:40 AM »
Thanks.
In which hotels did you end up staying?

On main island it was Avani resort and on La digue it was "Le Relax Luxury Lodge" which I highly recommend avoiding. Pictures made it look nice and it was anything but that.

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #106 on: December 01, 2020, 08:27:55 AM »
With no less than 3 airlines now offering direct flights from TLV to SEZ, I thought it's worth revisiting the topic.

I've been to Mauritius and it's amazing - great hotel redemptions, and a great Chabad Shalia'h, which provided us with all the food / wine we needed, and we always managed to make a minyan when somehow needed to say Kadish (it was in December / high season).

Sadly Mauritius is still closed for the time being (they require 14-day in-room quarantine).

SEZ has no Marriott hotel besides the famous North Island, where certs can't be used. However there are a few Hiltons etc

Anyone been there lately? Any feedback? Thx!
was there about two years ago.
The Hilton properties are very nice. Silhouette island is gorgeous and they were extremely accommodating with kosher, went above and beyond. The only pain is teh boat ride to and from the island with limtied times. We spent one day on La digue and it was excellent. Also one night on SEZ at the hilton there. It was nice, but the one on Silhouette was nicer. There are beautiful hotels on the main island. We had a local guide drive us around the last day and we stopped by some of the hotels. Ridiculous views, but extremely expensive and not modern luxurious.

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #107 on: December 01, 2020, 08:34:07 AM »
was there about two years ago.
The Hilton properties are very nice. Silhouette island is gorgeous and they were extremely accommodating with kosher, went above and beyond. The only pain is teh boat ride to and from the island with limtied times. We spent one day on La digue and it was excellent. Also one night on SEZ at the hilton there. It was nice, but the one on Silhouette was nicer. There are beautiful hotels on the main island. We had a local guide drive us around the last day and we stopped by some of the hotels. Ridiculous views, but extremely expensive and not modern luxurious.
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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #108 on: January 19, 2021, 04:01:38 PM »
New Hilton boutique option in Mahe, Seychelles. LXR Mango house. They just launch sales for dates post July 1st
Rates start at EUR 750 per night but go close to EUR 1,000.
Wide open availability at 95k per night.

https://lxrhotels3.hilton.com/lxr/mango-house-seychelles/#

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #109 on: January 19, 2021, 04:52:21 PM »
New Hilton boutique option in Mahe, Seychelles. LXR Mango house. They just launch sales for dates post July 1st
Rates start at EUR 750 per night but go close to EUR 1,000.
Wide open availability at 95k per night.

https://lxrhotels3.hilton.com/lxr/mango-house-seychelles/#

No private pools.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #110 on: February 07, 2021, 08:32:40 AM »
No private pools.
@KSMH Hilton listened to your feedback.
WA Seychelles opening in 2023.. with private pools :)

https://onemileatatime.com/waldorf-astoria-seychelles/

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #111 on: February 07, 2021, 10:38:55 AM »
SEZ has no Marriott hotel besides the famous North Island
Which DDFer is going to take one for the team and go there :)
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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #112 on: February 07, 2021, 10:46:12 AM »
Which DDFer is going to take one for the team and go there :)
Hilton Labriz is on my list for the minute BGI reopens

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #113 on: February 07, 2021, 11:46:11 AM »
My guess is, it'll become popular once nice hotels with points possibilities open.

There are some direct flights from Israel where many young couples reside.
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #114 on: February 07, 2021, 12:08:19 PM »
Which DDFer is going to take one for the team and go there :)

I would volunteer ;). If you don't get there first  ;D.

But how many people exactly are going to be able to replicate staying there for 5 nights at 1.85m points?

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #115 on: February 07, 2021, 12:12:27 PM »
I would volunteer ;). If you don't get there first  ;D.

But how many people exactly are going to be able to replicate staying there for 5 nights at 1.85m points?
2 nights works too :)
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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #116 on: February 07, 2021, 12:43:06 PM »
2 nights works too :)

Go all the way there and pay helicopter transfer just for 2 nights 🤔?

At 387k points per night, people can stay 5 nights at other cat 8 hotels and still have points left over if you don't go peak season. But obviously the experience you get here is probably not a comparison. Definitely an aspirational destination, if there's ever been one.

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #117 on: February 07, 2021, 12:44:21 PM »
Go all the way there and pay helicopter transfer just for 2 nights 🤔?

At 387k points per night, people can stay 5 nights at other cat 8 hotels and still have points left over if you don't go peak season. But obviously the experience you get here is probably not a comparison. Definitely an aspirational destination, if there's ever been one.
I've done 2 nights in MLE before. Take what you can get.
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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #118 on: February 07, 2021, 12:44:38 PM »
Hilton Labriz is on my list for the minute BGI reopens

Just curious, why Labriz over Northolme?

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #119 on: February 07, 2021, 12:45:25 PM »
You guys are referring to North Island?

There are other hotels there too  :)
Probably not worth the shlep from the US but solid options from Israel, with 6-hour direct flights