Creole Travel Services – The passionate Destination Management Company in the Seychelles
With over 42 years of experience and over 300 creative travel professionals, Creole Travel Services is one of the leading inbound tour operators on the islands. The company was formed in 2005 from Creole Holidays and Travel Services Seychelles. The experienced Travel Services Seychelles led the way in tourism for four decades whilst the younger and innovative Creole Holidays breathed new vitality into the industry. Today the family run business is providing the perfect blend of tradition, flair, savoir-faire, dynamism, efficiency and personal services. From hotel reservations to flights, transfers, group and event management and excursions, Creole Travel Services can facilitate all aspects of a perfect holiday in the Seychelles.
For those who want the cherry on the cake there is now the revised Creole Exclusive. The elite brand offers tailor-made services for luxury travellers, offering a holiday beyond the tick box experiences: a dedicated personal reservations agent with extensive knowledge of the destination that helps planning and designing the perfect trip. Upon arrival the guests are taken care of by a personal representative, get access to a fast track service at the airport and are welcomed in the exclusive airport lounge with exotic flower garlands – the holiday mood will kick in right away!
Also a good way to get right into the spirit is to hop on board of one of the company’s catamarans. Oplezir, Odezir and the recently added new art glass bottom boat Zephir are taking their passengers to the most stunning places of the archipelago: the St. Anne Marine Park with its colourful school of fish that can be explored on a snorkelling tour, or to the little rocky islands Coco and St. Pierre where one can enjoy freshly caught fish from the BBQ on board.
With most of its land excursions operating on Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, tourists also get the chance to discover the true essence of Seychelles flora and fauna. The islands are home to many endemic species of which the local guides can lead their groups through the wonders of the islands, pointing out the enchanting plants on one of the many hikes through the lush rain forests. All of the full-day tours include transfers, a sumptuous Creole lunch, an excursion map, a professional guide, snorkelling equipment and stopovers at some of the most beautiful landmarks. Cap Lazare Nature Reserve is one of them. The enchanted private hideaway with its own secluded beach and a calm, turquoise lagoon with an astonishing array of colourful marine life is one of the places where time stands still. It also is home of the biggest reserve of giant land tortoises on the granitic islands. The property has been owned by the same local family for generations and lies hidden from the rest of the world behind lush green hills covering 75 acres with an abundance of fruit-bearing trees. Guests can even have the chance to see the hawksbills turtles as they lay their eggs during the nesting seasons or simply go for a walk on the nature trail to admire the endemic plants and stunning views from the top of the mountains. It is the most dreamy location for weddings, parties, as well as groups and incentives events which can all be organised with the help of some experienced in-house event planners. But the property can also simply be enjoyed as part of one of the excursions offered exclusively by Creole Travel Services.
Other excursions lead high up the mountains with spectacular view points or right into the lively little capital Victoria with its well known market. A visit of the town wouldn’t be complete without strolling over the Sir Selwyn Selwyn Clarke market. It’s small by African standards, but it’s a bustling, colourful place nonetheless. Alongside fresh fruit and vegetables stalls sell souvenirs such as local spices and herbs, as well as a colourful assortment of clothing and local jewellery.
No matter what adventure you have in mind, the staff of Creole Travel Services can surely find the right one for you. If it’s on a boat or in one of the modern vehicles that guarantee a high degree of comfort. The drivers are carefully trained and can tell you all about the islands and take you to secret places not many know.
There is so much to discover: the calm and relaxing beaches, the rich culture and of course the delicious creole cuisine. All this makes it also an ideal destination for groups, incentives and cruises. As an expert in operating corporate groups, the company offers a collection of exciting and creative proposals whether they wish to entertain their clients, develop contact relationships, improve team communication or simply have fun in a group. Creole Travel Services caters for conferences and events, as well as special interests groups whose focus is diving, fishing, sailing or bird watching. In 2007, the company received the ‘Best Destination Experience’ award for service excellence in cruise ship handling during the Words Sea Trade Fair in Miami, Florida. The award recognised the Destination Management Company for offering the best organised tours and outstanding services to passengers, crew and ships.
With its outstanding background Creole Travel Services remains one of the most stable and reliable companies in the tourism industry of Seychelles. It’s part of the prominent Seychellois Joseph F. Albert Group which contains eight other companies: Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie, a luxury boutique hotel on La Digue Island, its sister hotel on Praslin Le Domaine de La Reserve, the well-known Cat Cocos ferry transfer, United Boat Charter which has an extensive fleet of luxury boats, Cap Lazare Nature Reserve, Creole Air Travel, Creole Exchange and United Concrete Products Seychelles (UCPS).