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An extra special holiday in the Seychelles

Read our latest Chalets d' Anse Forbans Newsletter with our insider local tips, recipes and much more. Seychelles Holidays Newsletter.

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

The Seychelles Giant Tortoises at Chalets Anse Forbans

Indian Ocean Islands of the Seychelles

Indian Ocean Islands of the Seychelles

Seychelles News

Some News from Seychelles:

  • Source d’ Argent voted number one beach on the site of Strandbewertung
  • La Digue island featured in the reality Show – Amazing Race which was aired in the USA in April 2010
  • 18-20th June 2010- In celebration of the 17th Anniversary of Seychelles’ National Day, Seychelles will be hosting a National Show between 18th-20th June at the Roche Caiman Sports complex, the aim of which is to showcase the major activities shaping the economy and the process of national development.
    This national event, which will be accompanied by impressive cultural and sporting experiences, will enable members of the public to have access to the full spectrum of local goods and services of a host of businesses and organizations, both public and private, all committed to preparing Seychelles for the future.
  • The Seychelles President officially opened the Silhouette National Park during August 2010- The protected areas in Seychelles now stands at 47.19% making it the country with the most protected areas in the world. The second country after Seychelles is New Zealand which has 30% of its land area protected under law.
  • View the Official Public and Religious Holidays of the Seychelles. View our Blog Seychelles Public Holidays.
  • March 2011: Seychelles Carnival attracted some 25 International Floats and 46 Local Floats. View our blog for further information and images.
  • July 2011- Seychelles Civil Aviation celebrate 40 years. 
  • What to do on your Holidays In Seychelles Islands for 2013: Events in the Seychelles from January to December 2013:

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.

Feast of the Assumption of Mary: August 2013

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

Seychelles did you know?

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.

Chalets d' Anse Forbans News
  • We welcome back Debra after the birth of her gorgeous son Danyl
  • Congratulations to our proud grandparents Paul and Nely Rose on their birth of their first granddaughter
  • Chalets d’ Anse Forbans and Pirates Car Hire Donate to the Marine Conservation Society of the Seychelles
  • Congratulations to our newly married couple Aurelie and Bertrand from France. They got married on the 14th May 2010 using our local Gazebo.
  • Chalets d' Anse Forbans is currently renovating all the bathrooms and contining the work on the garden which never ends in the tropics. 01/07/2010- This is now complete but we never end in our garden.
  • Chalets d' Anse Forbans launches its new look read our latest Press Release on our Blog Chalets d' Anse Forbans Blog
  • If you are wanting to know transport options when on holiday in Seychelles and with us at Chalets d' Anse Forbans view our Seychelles Transport options on the  Anse Forbans blog which includes a link to the Seychelles Bus Schedule
  • Chalets Anse Forbans is currently planting a new vegetable Garden with cabbage, chillies, tomotoes, pumpkins and lots more to come.
  • A new Spice Gazebo is also underway in our tropical gardens.
  • In July 2010 we where pleased to assist Ham radio S79SAL and S7BWW see our blog for the full story.
  • Learn all about our Giant Tortoises. View our Seychelles Blog.
  • Chalets d' Anse Forbans - Sustainable tourism drive for the area of Anse Forbans. We have a vegetable garden on the grounds of Chalets d' Anse Forbans that we allow a local resident of Anse Forbans to farm and sell his fresh produce to our guest. Read our press release on the Chalets Anse Forbans Blog.
  • Chalets d' Anse Forbans submitted a blog post for Blog Action Day 2010. Chalets d' Anse Forbans was the only Blogger representing the Seychelles in Blog Action Day 2010. Read our Blog Action Day 2010 post.
  • How Close is Chalets d' Anse Forbans to Seychelles Restaurants, supermarkets... Read our Blog for further information on the Location of Chalets d' Anse Forbans.
  • November 2010- we are pleased to welcome more Ham Radio guests to Chalets Anse Forbans.
  • Congrates to Graham & Bee who got married in December 2010 @ Chalets Anse Forbans using our beach gazebo
  • February 2011-Chalets d' Anse Forbans is featured in the San Franciso Chronicle. 
  • April 2011- Much excitement as we plan our Easter Egg hunt for all the Children at the Chalets. The eggs will be hidden in coconut shells all round the gardens of Chalets Anse Forbans.
  • Congrates to Marek and Kara on their wedding on the 14th April 2011 at Chalets Anse Forbans- See Facebook for the images.
  • May 2011: Chalets d' Anse Forbans contact details changed- Tel: +248 43 66 111 and Fax: +248 43 66 161
  • Congrates to Dewi and Tobias on their wedding on the 8th July 2011 at Chalets Anse Forbans- See Facebook for the images.
  • Congrates to Rachel and Eloi on their wedding on the 15th July 2011 at Chalets d' Anse Forbans -See Facebook for the images
  • All our new furniture is in the Chalets.
  • Our Laundry maid is now a proud granny of a baby boy.
  • Our landscaped garden is really taking off now.
  • Congrates to Line and Hakon on their wedding on the 8th September 2011 at Chalets d' Anse Forbans -See Facebook for the images
  • Congrates to Alessardro and Valentina on their wedding on the 21st October 2011 at Chalets Anse Forbans
  • June 2012- we welcome our latest staff member Richard our new handy man
  • October 2012- Chalets d' Anse Forbans turns 18 years old
  • Congrates to Mateja and Mihael on their Seychelles Beach wedding on Anse Forbans Beach.

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Anse Marie Louise Beach close to Chalets Anse Forbans

Anse Marie Louise Beach close to Chalets Anse Forbans

Chalets d' Anse Forbans- Flavien our gardener

Chalets d' Anse Forbans- Flavien our gardener