The Seychelles archipelago, a favorite destination for lovers of sea and sun, consists of 115 small islands, some of which are near the Equator and others a few kilometers from Madagascar. The largest island is Mahé, which is very popular with tourists because of its wide range of different accommodations and for the tropical and exotic atmosphere which is an invitation to relaxation and a total change of scene. Some of the most beautiful beaches are on Mahé, like for example the famous Beau Vallon Bay with its fine white sand, where tourists can stretch out and listen to the gentle sound of the breaking waves or enjoy swimming in the warm waters, with the summits of the neighboring Silhouette Island on the horizon. The Intendance Cove, on the edge of the island’s immense tropical forest is another one of the archipelago’s jewels. There are refuges for rare birds as well as sea turtles which come here to lay their eggs every year. The Seychelles’ beaches are strictly preserved and wild thanks to the controls set up by local authorities, making the water a joy for deep sea divers who, with a simple mask and a snorkel can discover a multitude of small fish with amazing colors and shapes, as well as magnificent coral.
Choosing a Banyan Tree complex is a guarantee of an unforgettable and exceptional vacation, and its five-star hotel on the island of Mahé is no exception. In an incredible setting, along one of the island’s most beautiful beaches and in the heart of a magnificent tropical forest, we find the Banyan Tree’s 60 luxury villas. An immense colonial style house contains the reception area, the salons, the library and the complex’s various restaurants where guests can enjoy delicious international and Thai cuisine as well as local dishes. The superb infinity pool with a view of the ocean and its terrace and bar enable guests to bask in the sun under the best possible conditions.
Several categories of villa are available. Some are nestled on the side of a hill. Others are lost in the middle of the pink granite rocks, and still others overlook the Intendance Cove beach or are set up just a few meters away. They all provide total privacy, a private garden as well as one or two swimming pools. The interior décor is in colonial and modern styles. The rooms are spacious and brightly lit, with exotic wood furniture, king size beds and modern equipment. The bathrooms have a shower and a bathtub, sometimes even a steam bath and an exterior shower. Some of the villas possess a small massage pavilion for taking advantage of the services of the hotel’s spa, which also receives guests in a refined setting with eight cabins in the shade of the palm trees and with the Indian Ocean as a backdrop. A fitness center, tennis courts, initiation to yoga and diving equipment allow Banyan Tree guests to take advantage of every moment, knowing of course that the superb Intendance Cove beach is always available for pure, relaxing moments of joy. Romantically inclined guests can reserve a night aboard the hotel’s catamaran and let themselves be rocked by the gentle ocean waves.
Intendance Bay with its spectacular views of the Indian Ocean has one of the world’s most beautiful fine sand beaches, palm trees and a lush tropical forest. The Banyan Tree Seychelles is an advance taste of Paradise. – Forbes, 2005
Five stars / Luxury villas / Creole architecture / White fine sand beaches / Marine parks / Idyllic / Restaurants with Thai, Southeast Asian, Creole & international cuisine / Private dinner on the beach / Grill on the beach / Beach picnic / In-villa dining / Lounge Bar & Pool bar / Outdoor infinity pool / Spa / Yoga classes / Botanical & spice garden / Catamaran cruises
Open all year
Villa from 710 euros
Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) - Victoria
BANYAN TREE SEYCHELLES
Approximately 10 hours
+ 3 hours in winter/ + 2 hours in summer
Equatorial, monsoon climate with temperatures from 28 to 32°C
No visa required
No required vaccinations
The Seychelles rupee (SCR)
Seychelles Creole, English, French
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+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).