Nestled in Intendance Bay, which boasts one of the world's most beautiful beaches, this special resort on the island of Mahé is a little taste of paradise on Earth.
Banyan Tree Seychelles boasts the most spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, a fantastic location amid dense tropical vegetation, and, of course, all the exceptional features you’d expect from a Banyan Tree resort.
If you're after luxury and privacy, you'll find it in any of the Beachside or Rainforest Villas, with their high, sloping ceilings, airy verandas and colonial décor giving a true sense of space. Dining options come down to a choice of three excellent restaurants, with private dining in your villa also available.
The resort flaunts the largest spa in the Seychelles and is rightly renowned for its award-winning Asian-inspired treatments. Here, even the most discerning spa connoisseur can be inspired by an exotic blend of serenity and sensuality, as well-trained spa therapists gently knead away the fatigues of modern living. Aside from wellness treatments, Banyan Tree offers any number of ways to indulge mind and body, including mountain biking, snorkelling and simply relaxing in your own space.
Intendance Bay, Mahé, 30 minutes transfer from Seychelles International Airport.
Banyan Tree Seychelles features 60 luxury villas, including a handful of two-bedroom Beachfront Pool Villas, which are just 10 steps from the beach and feature two private pools. The Presidential Villa sits in its own private cove on the water's edge.
Guests have three restaurants to choose from at Banyan Tree Seychelles. Let your taste buds be tantalised at Saffron, an award-winning eatery serving Thai cuisine and Southeast Asian specialities. Head to the fine dining establishment Chez Lamar for gastronomic Creole delights, or to Au Jardin d’Epices for international favourites in a casual setting overlooking the bay – they even hold regular movie nights here.
Other dining options include beach picnics, snacks at the Pool Bar, or in-villa dining. Alternatively, opt for the romantic Destination Dining experience – enjoy an intimate dinner under the stars, by the pool or on a cliff overlooking the resort. Evenings can be spent sipping innovative cocktails at La Varangue, lounging in the Library or playing board games.
Be sure to look around the Banyan Tree Gallery during your stay – the lifestyle gallery showcases a range of original arts and crafts from community projects around the world. Painting materials are also available if you fancy creating your own piece of artwork.
As for activities, there’s plenty to keep you busy. You’ll discover numerous walking and jogging trails throughout the resort, as well as great watersports facilities. Learn some new skills in the kitchen by attending a culinary demonstration with the Thai chefs, or enjoy an afternoon bird watching. Games are regularly organised on the beach, such as volley ball and coconut bowling.
Excursions range from sightseeing in Mahé and mountain bike riding, to island hopping and seasonal green sea turtle watching.
If you prefer something a little more relaxing, then the Banyan Tree Spa is an award-winning sanctuary of serenity – it really won’t take long for you to relax!