Inspiring Insight: Four Seasons Resorts Seychelles


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Samantha Shone, Travel Specialist | 21 Jan, 2019

We work with only the very best hotels in the world and one group which we are delighted to offer to our clients is Four Seasons. Recently our Travel Specialist Samantha ventured to the sunny shores of the Seychelles to report back on the Four Seasons experience there…including at new private island resort Desroches

On my arrival to Heathrow I was delighted to be directed to the South Galleries Lounge at Terminal 5, where after some delicious food and champagne I was ready to board. My flat-bed onboard (I was sat in a British Airways’ Club World cabin) made the 10-hour overnight flight very enjoyable. Arriving into Mahé feeling refreshed, I was ready to see the beautiful Four Seasons properties and really enjoyed the short connecting flight over to Desroches Island which had stunning views coming into land.

Four Seasons Resort on Desroches Island is such a unique and exclusive resort, with exceptional beachfront, stand-alone villas. Mine was an Ocean View Pool Villa, featuring a huge king-size bed, private balcony, terrace, infinity pool and very own beach area! After a quick refresh and change I was taken on a guided bicycle tour around the beautiful Desroches Island.

As Four Seasons is the only resort on the entire island, your tour is pretty uninterrupted. Unless, that is, you find George: the resident 120-year-old tortoise who might be roaming along your route!

Lunch was served in Claudine’s; a laidback outdoor restaurant serving an à la carte menu featuring plenty of fresh seafood and meat options.

Our first dinner on the island was very special. It began with sunset cocktails served in the Lighthouse bar, followed by a meal of sushi and a special tasting menu. The Lighthouse restaurant and bar is the perfect setting and provides amazing views and photo opportunities.

Later that night, we found a hatching of baby turtles on the beach and, whilst fairly common on the island, we were all absolutely delighted to be able to see this amazing natural spectacle first-hand during our short stay.

After a leisurely breakfast we saw the rest of the resort - via bicycle of course! The accommodation is varied, with residences or beach suites perfect for families, whilst the three-bedroom Presidential Suite is spectacular if you’re looking for something extra special.

A new seafood restaurant is also due to open in early 2019, as well as an exciting ice cream parlour for children or those with a sweet tooth.

Overall, my standout moment of Desroches was the stargazing experience on our final night. I have never experienced such clear skies and counting shooting stars whilst drinking champagne will be hard to beat.

We flew from Desroches back to the mainland and were transferred to the Four Seasons Resort on Mahé.

It’s all about the unbeatable view here, as the resort is set into the hillside overlooking the most stunning beach with uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean. Golf buggies are on hand to escort you through the resort, or if you’re a keen walker the steep hills will keep you active.

Lunch was a delicious beach barbecue served by our very own private chef, with everything from fresh tuna steaks and the biggest shrimp I’ve ever seen to rib eye steak and sweet local delicacies. We enjoyed a quick explore of the resort and their brilliant kids’ club before changing for pre-dinner champagne.

Served in Zez bar, this was a great option for drinks with a live singer and fantastic atmosphere. We then moved into the restaurant area and ate from their amazing Pan-Asian menu.

Completely content, I fell into my sumptuous Four Seasons bed ready for the early start back to the UK.

Give us a call to speak to Samantha herself about the amazing experience you can expect at Four Seasons Resorts Seychelles, or browse our website for a selection of our latest offers.

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