Turtles and more- An Amazing start to the Seychelles Holiday Season of 2015 we have enjoyed over 500 hatchlings on the Anse Forbans beach.
Marie and Marylynn or chamber maids celebrate 18 years of service during 2015.
Keep reading our Seychelles blog on ideas on What to do while in the Seychelles. We discuss Morne Seychellois National Park.
Chalets d' Anse Forbans 5th May 2010- 159 Turtles hatch outside Chalets d’ Anse Forbans
The guests at Chalets d' Anse Forbans had an extra Special Holiday in the Seychelles as they watched in wonder how 159 baby hawskbill turtles made their way to the Indian Ocean. To see more images please visit Chalets d' Anse Forbans Blog
September 2010- Our very first hawksbill turtle laying her eggs unfortuntely not in the right place. The nest has been relocated to Chalets d' Anse Forbans read more about this story on our Seychelles Holidays Blog. See the hatchlings Blog of the release in November 2010.
Wondering what to pack for your Holiday in the Seychelles? Why not read read our post on our blog for some ideas: Chalets d' Anse Forbans Blog
How close is the supermarket to Chalets d' Anse Forbans? Read our post on Supermarkets in the Seychelles.
If you are an avid golf player and wondering if you can play a round or more in the Seychelles. Read our Golfing in Seychelles Blog Post.
If you are wondering if Seychelles has any good spots to Surf view our Surfing in Seychelles Blog. Or do you fancy some paddle Surfing in the Seychelles read our Paddle Surfing in the Seychelles Blog.
You have a Wedding Anniversary coming up and wondering how to celebrate. Let Chalets d' Anse Forbans make it a memorable Anniversary in Seychelles. Read our Blog post- Anniversary idea in the Seychelles.
Chalets d' Anse Forbans and EcoTourism drive in the Seychelles. Read our Blog on what we are doing in the field of Ecotourism.
Novermber 2010- 185 hawksbill turtles hatchlings are released on the beach outside Chalets d' Anse Forbans.See our Blog post.
Chalets d' Anse Forbans Location map to Seychelles Restaurants, Supermarkets etc... Scroll down the page: Seychelles Location Map - Chalets d' Anse Forbans
September 2012- Our first sighting of Hawksbill Turtle- she did not lay any eggs but hoping she will return soon
August 2013- Welcome Bonnie and Clyde to Chalets d' Anse Forbans - our 2 NEW Giant Tortoises.
The Seychelles Giant Tortoises at Chalets Anse Forbans
Indian Ocean Islands of the Seychelles
Some News from Seychelles:
Attractions in the Seychelles Islands for 2013: Dates subject to change.
Kavadi Thaipoosum: Febrary 2013- date to be confirmed
During the month of Febrary the Kavadi Thaipoosum is celebrated which is a Hindu festival. This festival is attributed to Lord Murugan.
Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon: February 2013
The forth Eco-Healing Seychelles Marathon will be held @ 7 am at Beau Vallon Bay, Mahé. Participants can take part in either the 10km (run/walk) or 21km.
Seychelles International Carnaval de Victoria: February 2013
The Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria will bring both local and international attention to the small capital of Victoria during March 2012. The Carnival will feature a procession of colourful floats each representing the various participants’ national carnivals, as well as a range of other dedicated activities sure to keep you entertained.
Atlas Seychelles Charity Fishing Tournament:
Please contact the Marine Charter Association for information.
FetAfrik: to be confirmed
FetAfrik will be celebrated in the Seychelles in honour of Africa Day. This annual event was first celebrated in 1999 and has attracted well-known artists from other African States.
The Seychelles Regatta: to be confirmed
The Seychelles Regatta attracts some of the most famous catamarans to sail the Indian Ocean over a period of 8 days. The competition also includes deep sea fishing around the Seychelles islands alongside the regatta.
The Feast of the Assumption of Mary is very popular in the Seychelles and many Seychellois descend onto the island of La Digue for this occasion.
South East Monsoon Sailfish Tournament: September 2013
The Marine Charter Association of the Seychelles are the main organisers of this one -day trolling - sailfish tournament. The Seychelles Fishing Tournament will be held on the 18th September and the starting point is the Marine Charter which is located in Victoria on the island of Mahe. The day is sure to be packed with loads of fun event. The Seychelles Fishing tournament starts at 0500hrs and ends at 1700hrs.
Mahe Praslin Windurfing Race: Date to be confirmed
The Mahe Praslin Windsurfing race is an annual Seychelles event in August every year. The Seychelles Windsurfing race starts from the Victoria harbour and all contestants then windsurf to Grand Anse Beach on Praslin. The Seychelles Yachting Association are the main organisers of this wonderful windsurfing event. Even if you do not want to participate, do go to watch the windsurfers.
Vinayagar Chadurthi: September Date to be confirmed
During the month of September the Vinayagar Chadurthi is celebrates in honour of the Elephant God- 'Lord Vinayagar'
World Tourism Day: September 2013
World Tourism Day is celebrated worldwide on the 27th September each year. The Seychelles always ensure that various activities are held in the preceding days to create an awareness of the economic importance of the tourism industry in the Seychelles.
Deepavali- October :Date to be confirmed
Deepavali Festival is in honour of the advent of joy and happiness.
La Digue Offshore Tournament: 27th October 2012
The Marine Charter Association located in Victoria Mahe are the organisers of this one day fishing contest which is held on the island of La Digue. The event includes bottom fishing and trolling with great prizes awarded for different categories.
Festival Kreol: October 2013
The Kreol Festival is by large the biggest and most important cultural event on the Seychelles calendar. It is all about the local Seychelles music, culture and most importantly Seychelles Cuisine. It offers everyone visiting a truly exciting week filled with the traditional Creole world that makes Seychelles so special. The main organisers of this event are the Culture Division of the Ministry of Community Development, Youth, Sports and Culture.
SUBIOS: 4-6th November 2013
SUBIOS - Seychelles is an annual underwater film and image festival organised by the Seychelles Tourism Board. SUBIOS festival will combine a range of activities from daytime dives and snorkelling activities to films, video and slide presentations by International and local guest speakers.
The event attracts great interest in its contests for ‘Best Image’, ‘Best Video’, ‘Best Image of Seychelles’ and ‘Best Local Video’ categories. The contest is open to both local Seychelles residents and visitors.
Marine Charter Assoc. Marlin Tournament: to be confirmed
The Marine Charter Association on Mahe Island are the organisers of the Marlin Tournament which is a one day trolling contest that runs from 03h00 to 17h00.
Christmas Muscial Concert- December 2013
Some facts about the Seychelles...
*The Clock tower in Central Victoria was erected on 01/04/1903 by Ernest Bickham Sweet Escott to commemorate the reign of Queen Victoria. For 100 years it kept its time but never chimed.
*Victoria got its first roads in 1881 to make travel by horses and ox-carts easier. Roads became streets of tarmacadam in 1930s when motor cars started to appear. The first car on the island was owned by an Englishman, Charles Briskin, who imported his beloved automobile from Nairobi. It was an Austin Seven, a little four seater with a 750cc four cylinder engine.
*The Seychelles became Independant from the United Kingdom on the 29th June 1976 - Happy Independance day to the Seychelles.
*The Seychelles is home to Africa's smallest capital city (Victoria) and the world's oldest giant tortoise Esmeralda 170 years.
*The Coco de Mer is the most interesting species of the six monospecific endemic palms in the Seychelles since it is the "only true case of island gigantism among the Seychelles flowering plants, a unique feature of the Seychelles vegetation".
It is one of the most universally well-known plants and holds three botanical records; the largest fruit so far recorded weighed 42 kg; the mature seeds weighing up to 17.6 kg are the world's heaviest and the female flowers are the largest of any palm.
Of the six endemic palms it is the only dioecious species, with male and female flowers located on different plants.
A selective review of the biology of the species was recently published by Edwards, Kollmann & Fleischmann (2002).
*Seychelles is the leading country in the world for landmass under protection.
* Mahe island was originally called Isle Sechelles it later had its name changed and its former name was given to represent the group of islands making up the Seychelles.
* The Exotic Food of the Seychelles- View our Blog on the Seychelles Cuisine.
*Wondering about the origins of the Music and Dance of the Seychelles. Let our blog take you back in history. Music and Dance of the Seychelles.
* A Short History Blog Post on the Seychelles : Seychelles History.
* Wondering about the weather in the Seychelles? See our Seychelles Weather Blog post.
* The Seychelles Duty Free Allowance explained in more detail on our Seychelles Duty Free Allowances Blog.
*The First National Marine Park to be declared in the Indian Ocean was that of Seychelles - St Anne National Marine Park in 1973.
*The first settlers to arrive in Seychelles landed on the island of Sainte Anne in 1770.
Anse Marie Louise Beach close to Chalets Anse Forbans
Chalets d' Anse Forbans- Flavien our gardener