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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #120 on: February 07, 2021, 12:49:32 PM »
I've done 2 nights in MLE before. Take what you can get.

Yup agree. Let's first see travel restrictions ease somewhat and then I'll see if/where/when/what. So far I'm staying put.

The helicopter transfer here says over 800 EUR one way which I'm assuming is per person. That puts the seaplane or yacht transfer to STR or WA MLE to shame. That's a big reason why I would feel it warrants more than just 2 nights.

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #121 on: February 07, 2021, 12:49:57 PM »
Just curious, why Labriz over Northolme?
Northolme only accept kids 13+ so it's not relevant for me.

Also Labriz is an all-villa private island. I read that Diamond automatically get upgraded to beachfront villa on basic redemptions. I like the fact that it's secluded, yet lots of hikes in the nature on the island. And another DDFer confirmed to me that they are accommodative with regards to storing / warming up kosher food

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #122 on: February 07, 2021, 12:51:13 PM »
You guys are referring to North Island?

Yes, which you had mentioned as the only Marriott property in SEZ.

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #123 on: February 07, 2021, 12:52:43 PM »
Northolme only accept kids 13+ so it's not relevant for me.

Also Labriz is an all-villa private island. I read that Diamond automatically get upgraded to beachfront villa on basic redemptions. I like the fact that it's secluded, yet lots of hikes in the nature on the island. And another DDFer confirmed to me that they are accommodative with regards to storing / warming up kosher food

Thanks good to know.

If you go just as a couple would you still rather go to Labriz?

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #124 on: February 07, 2021, 12:53:35 PM »
The helicopter transfer here says over 800 EUR one way which I'm assuming is per person. That puts the seaplane or yacht transfer to STR or WA MLE to shame. That's a big reason why I would feel it warrants more than just 2 nights.
Nope.
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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #125 on: February 07, 2021, 12:54:34 PM »
Thanks good to know.

If you go just as a couple would you still rather go to Labriz?
I didn't read enough about Northolme, but from what I remember they don't really have a beach, and Labriz has a huge one.

Honestly if I managed to find someone to watch my kids back home, I'd go straight to MLE, not SEZ :-)

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #126 on: February 07, 2021, 01:01:18 PM »
I didn't read enough about Northolme, but from what I remember they don't really have a beach, and Labriz has a huge one.

Honestly if I managed to find someone to watch my kids back home, I'd go straight to MLE, not SEZ :-)
how are the private pools by labriz

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #127 on: February 07, 2021, 01:18:32 PM »
Nope.
https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/milespoints/ultra-luxurious-north-island-seychelles-resort-now-bookable-eye-watering-amount-marriott-points/

Ok, thanks for clarifying that. Still not totally convinced on going for just 2 nights schlepping from the USA. I guess an option would be to stay here for 2 nights and then somewhere else more reasonable like one of the Hiltons for another couple of nights.

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #128 on: February 07, 2021, 01:19:19 PM »
Ok, thanks for clarifying that. Still not totally convinced on going for just 2 nights schlepping from the USA. I guess an option would be to stay here for 2 nights and then somewhere else more reasonable like one of the Hiltons for another couple of nights.
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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #129 on: February 07, 2021, 01:20:06 PM »
Honestly if I managed to find someone to watch my kids back home, I'd go straight to MLE, not SEZ :-)

LOL.

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #130 on: February 07, 2021, 01:31:36 PM »
how are the private pools by labriz
Depends on the type of villas.
Small in cheaper rooms, large in the more expensive ones.
You can negotiate an advanced upgrade to a deluxe villa which has a large private pool. I don't know how much they are going for but can't be much imho

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #131 on: February 07, 2021, 01:48:02 PM »
Depends on the type of villas.
Small in cheaper rooms, large in the more expensive ones.
You can negotiate an advanced upgrade to a deluxe villa which has a large private pool. I don't know how much they are going for but can't be much imho
think they r nicer then the hilton private pools? those r big private and have amazing views

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #132 on: February 07, 2021, 01:48:49 PM »
think they r nicer then the hilton private pools? those r big private and have amazing views
Which hilton?

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #133 on: February 07, 2021, 01:49:46 PM »

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #134 on: February 07, 2021, 01:51:06 PM »
northolme
Could be. I didn't look into it since they don't accept kids

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #135 on: February 07, 2021, 02:31:31 PM »
northolme

Doesn't look like the base room has a pool. Any idea what the upgrade costs would be?

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #136 on: February 07, 2021, 03:32:37 PM »
Doesn't look like the base room has a pool. Any idea what the upgrade costs would be?
300 eur but could be when u get there it will be cheaper

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #137 on: February 07, 2021, 03:33:48 PM »
300 eur but could be when u get there it will be cheaper
And you can use aspire credit to reduce the cost..

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #138 on: February 07, 2021, 03:35:51 PM »
300 eur but could be when u get there it will be cheaper

Thanks

And you can use aspire credit to reduce the cost..

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Re: Mauritius or Seychelles
« Reply #139 on: July 01, 2021, 05:51:10 PM »
Landing in Seychelles in few hours.

Bringing in a suitcase of prepared meals from pomegranate, on landing card am I bringing any product from animal… is it better to declare or not?

They seem very strict in general… best to come clean? Any experience?