Visit The Sunny Seychelles

Looking for untouched natural beauty that will blow you away, pristine beaches with no footprints on the white sand, lush tropical vegetation and sparkling seas that are so blue, it matches the sky? You’ll find it all in the Seychelles, an archipelago of 115 tropical Indian Ocean islands that are unique, unspoilt, breathtakingly beautiful and offer private hidden coves for swimming, scuba diving or snorkelling.

Fly o the island of Mahé, which boasts its own collection of secluded beaches reachable either by boat, on foot, or from a private yacht. Mahé and the nearby isles of Praslin and La Digue are the Seychelles’ most popular destinations to escape to, with some of the best and most luxurious resorts in the world. There are plenty more remote islands just waiting to be discovered.

The Seychelles offers an unprecedented water world for you to explore, a fascinating Creole culture and many fabulous experiences just begging to be enjoyed.

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Mahé

The largest island in the Seychelles and home to its international airport, Mahé also boasts the world’s smallest capital town, Victoria, filled with colonial mansions. The island is known for its pristine white sand beaches and lush, mountainous vegetation. There are more than 70 beautiful beaches, but the best of the best include Anse Major, Anse Jasmin, Petit Anse and Anse Du Riz. Visit the bustling market in Victoria and the island’s Botanical Gardens to see giant tortoises, Coco de Mer trees and exquisite orchids.

Praslin

The second largest island in the Seychelles, about an hour by boat from Mahé, Praslin is also home to the legendary Vallee de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s one of the only two places in the world, along with the Seychelles island of Curieuse, where one can see Coco de Mer trees growing in their natural habitat and view their enormous fruit, shaped like a woman’s lower torso. Here, visitors can hike one of three prehistoric forest trails to see some rare birds such as the Black Parrot. Praslin also boasts some of the world’s best beaches including Anse Lazio Beach, favoured by none other than Italian designer, Giorgio Armani. Legend has it that Praslin was the original Garden of Eden.

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Take A Day Excursion To See More Of The Islands

Mahé Discovery Tour

On this full-day excursion, explore Mahé’s capital –Victoria – visiting places of interest such as the Victoria Clock Tower and the bustling market. Then, take a leisurely drive over the San Souci mountain pass, past lush forest and tea plantations, to historic Mission Lodge.

Enjoy lunch in a traditional Creole restaurant and visit an historic herb and spice garden to learn all about the Seychelles’ unique flora and fauna. Finally, visit a local craft village for an insight into Creole culture and architecture.

Praslin and La Digue Tour

See the highlights of both islands in one day! On Praslin, an hour’s journey by boat from Mahé, you visit the UNESCO-listed Vallee de Mai to view the giant Coco de Mer fruit, and take a walk through a prehistoric forest to listen to the trill of the rare Black Parrot.

Praslin is also home to famous Anse Lazio Beach, which you also explore. Then, it’s time for the 30-minute boat crossing to La Digue Island, where life takes a slower pace. Timeless and unique, La Digue offers the comforts of the 21st century with the tranquillity of yesteryear. Visit L’Union Estate to see the copra sheds, giant tortoises and recently refurbished Colonial Plantation House, where the movie Goodbye Emmanuelle was filmed. Travel in an open-sided truck with canopy called a ‘camion’ to Anse Source d’Argent, renowned as one of the most spectacular beaches in the world and its legendary granite rock formations.

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Try This Ultimate Seychelles Package

Take a luxurious break in the Seychelles with seven nights at the 3* Coral Strand Hotel in Mahé. The package is R26 109 per person sharing* and includes flights from Johannesburg to Mahé, taxes and return transfers, accommodation in a Coral Standard Room, as well as breakfast and dinner daily.

Contact Thompsons Holidays on 011 770 7677 or go to www.thompsons.co.za to book now.

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There's nothing more relaxing and exciting than a beach holiday. Imagine lazy afternoons getting a little bronzed, strolling down the shore, watching the crashing waves and sipping on piña coladas. Sounds like the life, doesn't it? Enjoy a slice of paradise and book a trip to one of these beach destinations:

The Best Of Bali

Sea, surf and smiles – this is what you can expect when escaping to the unique destination of Bali. Beautiful beaches provide blissful days of swimming, snorkelling and sun tanning before the sun sets, and when the sun sets, the exciting nightlife begins. Let's take a look at some of its attractions and activities.

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Balangan Beach

Enclosed within cliff faces and long stretches of bush and palm trees, Balangan Beach is in the Ungasan Village and boasts a number of bars, has plenty of umbrellas for hire and pretty good surf breaks. With roughly 200m of white sand and warm seas, it’s a great place to unwind and catch a few rays.

Beeping Scooters

Many of the Balinese locals own scooters and may use them to transport their families. Town centres are filled with hundreds of scooters hooting away, whether they are letting someone know they're about to overtake them or sometimes just for fun! This is an experience you must try at least once in your life.

Visit The Bamboo Bar

This popular, airy hangout in Kuta serves up delicious seafood, as well as a range of cocktails and, of course, Bintang Beer. The entire venue is made of bamboo, which is not only environmentally friendly but also adds to the island ambience. So, what are you waiting for? Throw on your sarong and slops and head to this unique bar for a few sundowners.

Five Bali Night Markets Not To Miss

If there is one thing you need to experience while in Bali, it's the bustling night markets, which always have something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for the perfect souvenir to take home, need a few gifts to take home for family and friends, some new flip flops and a stylish sarong to add a little style to your beach look, or you simply want to indulge in some authentic local Balinese street food, you’ll find it all at a night market.

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Family Fun & Adventure In Mauritius

Complete with breathtaking beaches, swaying palm trees and luxurious hotels, the island of Mauritius is a popular island escape for couples seeking romance, or families looking to get away for some fun and adventure. Of course, there are plenty of beaches to explore, pristine parks to visit and loads of street food to sample but there are also a number of unique experiences to be had in beautiful Mauritius. Take your pick from skydiving, kite surfing, or even exploring the tea route. Adventure waits around every corner.

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Live Like a Local in Zanzibar! 

Zanzibar comes with everything you would expect from an idyllic island: pristine beaches, beautiful resorts and endless blue skies and seas. But what sets it apart from other tropical destinations are the surprises just waiting to be discovered off the well-trodden tourist route. To make the most of your trip, here are a few useful Zanzibar #hacks for you to suss out. From hidden attractions and great spots to eat like a local to experiencing the culture, as well as money-saving tips, Flight Centre has you covered.

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The School Holidays Are Sorted!

So, where are you and the kids going during their next school holidays? You can't keep them cooped up at home, it'll drive them up the walls! Why not spoil them with a travel experience? Imagine escaping to the swaying palm trees, powder white sands and turquoise waters of tropical Mauritius for the next school holidays. Sounds quite lovely, doesn't it? Well, you don't have to just imagine, you can actually escape to this tropical paradise with Flight Centre's incredible Mauritius deals from only R13 490* per person. Get booking now!

Mauritius Deal #1: Azuri Irs Apartments

First up on the collection of Flight Centre Mauritius school holiday deals is a relaxing and exciting trip to the four-star Azuri Irs Apartments. From R13 490* per adult and R11 550* per child, you and your family can escape to this tropical island and enjoy a lovely seven night stay at this venue in a two bedroom apartment on a room only basis. The deal also includes return flights from Johannesburg, approximate taxes and return seat in coach transfers, as well as free lounge access at JNB/DUR/CPT International airports. And best of all, you'll save R2 100* per family if you have children under 12 years of age, as they'll get reduced rates when sharing with two adults.

Travel dates: 23 June 2018 - 15 July 2018 (Selected Departures)

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Mauritius Deal #2: Be Cosy Apartment Hotel

If the June holidays are a little too soon to plan such an exciting trip, then don't worry, Flight Centre has something for the September/October school holidays too! Plan an exciting school holiday in Mauritius at the three-star Be Cosy Apartment Hotel. From R15 590* per adult and R6 860* per child, you'll get seven nights accommodation in a two bedroom apartment on a room only basis. The rate also includes return flights from Johannesburg, approximate taxes and return seat in coach transfers.

Travel dates: 29 September 2018 - 08 October 2018 (Selected Departures)

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Mauritius Deal #3: Recif Attitude

Escaping to Mauritius for an island-style holiday is a must for everyone's bucket list. And if you haven't been just yet, even better, you and your family can experience it together! Another option for the June/July school holidays is this... seven nights at the three-star Recif Attitude, breakfast and dinner daily, return flights from Johannesburg, approximate taxes and return seat in coach transfers from R16 250* per person. All you have to do is choose your dates, fly and enjoy.

Travel dates: 23 June 2018 - 15 July 2018 (Selected Departures)

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Mauritius Deal #4: Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel

Looking to go all out with a luxurious tropical holiday for you and your family? Not a problem, Flight Centre has this deal just for you. Just think seven nights at the four-star Maritim Crystals Beach Hotel, including breakfast and dinner daily, return flights to Johannesburg, approximates taxes and return seat in coach transfers from just 17 450* per adult and from R 7 850* per child. Book your spots now before it's too late!

Travel dates: 23 June 2018 - 15 July 2018 (Selected Departures)

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Mauritius Deal #5: Le Meridien Ile Maurice

And last but certainly not least, we have Flight Centre's Mauritius Deal #5 which offers you a seven nights stay at the four-star Le Meridien Ile Maurice, complete with breakfast and dinner daily from just R17 550* per person. This deal also includes return flights from Johannesburg, approximate taxes and return seat in coach transfers. Now that you have your travels and accommodation sorted, it's time to do a little research on all the sites, exciting activities and hot spots in the area. Get cracking!

Travel dates: 23 June 2018 - 15 July 2018 (Selected Departures)

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For more information about Flight Centre and their school holiday deals, you can call them on 087 740 5000 or visit their website www.flightcentre.co.za.

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