North American Fam Trip to the Seychelles

We spent two weeks showing off our favourite island destination, Seychelles, to some of our top North American travel agents!


The fam trip  (‘familiarisation’ ) took place from 25 November to 06 December and was headed up Lylie Moolman, General Manager of Giltedge Ocean Islands, and Jenny Diamond, International Marketing Manager of Giltedge Africa. It was such a pleasure to show off one of our favourite island destinations and was great to see the island through the eyes of such a fantastic and well-travelled group of 30 agents.

Seychelles is famed for its topaz waters, a laid-back atmosphere, gorgeous beaches and magnificent granite rock outcrops. It was recently chosen as a top destination for 2018 by Condé Nast Traveller UK for its “barefoot luxury” experience.

Although the choices varied, we only picked properties that fit into our luxury market. Have a look at our itinerary of the luxury resorts we stayed at and photos of the properties. A big thank you to Constance Ephelia, MAIA Luxury Resort, Eden Bleu Hotel, Hilton Northolme/ Silhouette and Masons (transfers) for your incredible support and hosting our 30 lucky agents.

Our Seychelles itinerary included these luxury resorts:

Hilton Labriz Resort & Spa

We’re at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa – an escape to a unique paradise island, nestled in lush mountains, this is a nature lover’s dream. If you’d like to view all the photos we took at Hilton Labriz, just click here.

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is located on the 3rd largest island in the Seychelles, Silhouette Island. With its incredible setting, crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, it’s perfect for families and couples alike!

Hilton Labriz

Carana Beach Hotel (Mahe)

Next stop… Carana Beach Hotel, one of our new favourite boutique gems. The calming palette of turquoise, grey and white hues set the stage for pure relaxation.

Constance Ephelia

Our next group of agents from the USA have arrived- another fruitful and breathtaking day! Thank you, Constance Ephelia Resort, Seychelles for looking after us so well.

Enjoying dinner at the fabulous Corossol restaurant at Constance Ephelia. View this video to get an impression of its ambience.

Hilton Northolme Resort & Spa

Hilton Northolme is only 6km away from Mahe’s city centre and is perfect for business and leisure travellers.

MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa

This is undoubtedly one of our favourite properties in the Seychelles and I think that every travel agent on our trip enjoyed its understated luxury and excellent service!

North Island

Exceeds all expectations… how do you put into words what the North Island experience is… you just have to come!

Best of the best and we don’t want to leave!

Lylie enjoying a magical breakfast at North Island, Seychelles.

A big thank you

We’d like to say a big thank you to all our agents who joined us on this fantastic trip! We hope to welcome you and your clients to the Seychelles again soon.

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