Hayes & Jarvis is planning a boost to its Indian Ocean programme when it launches its new 2010/11 brochure at the end of this month.With demand for all-inclusive resorts running at “unprecedented levels” in the Indian Ocean, the operator is expanding the number of all-inclusive properties in the Maldives and Mauritius to coincide with its brochure launch. The operator is also expanding its Seychelles programme and including both a refurbished mid-priced resort in Mauritius and a new five-star option from the Sun Resorts group.
In Mauritius the company will offer the three-star Silver Beach near Trou d’Eau Douce as a new all-inclusive option, while in the Maldives there are three new all-inclusive alternatives: the three-star plus Meedhupparu Maldives, four-star Hudhuranfushi and four-star Vilamendhoo Maldives.
The company’s product & contracts manager for the Indian Ocean, Glenn McCool, said: “We have seen a big increase in demand for all-inclusive accommodation in the Indian Ocean over the past year and this has meant that Maldives resorts offering B&B, which charge handsomely for other meals, have struggled to compete, while newer properties, particularly Lily Beach, hit the jackpot with their five-star premium all-inclusive formula. For the coming season we are offering four new all-inclusive properties in the Maldives and Mauritius to cater for the increase in demand.”
The company will also feature the refurbished Veranda Grand Baie Hotel, which is due to re-open in October, and the new Long Beach Mauritius, a five-star property due to open at the end of the year from Sun Resorts whose portfolio includes Le Touessrok. Also at five-star level, the operator is adding to its five-star Maldives collection with the Adaaran Prestige Vadoo resort.