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Banyan Tree Seychelles

Mahe, Seychelles

With spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and one of the world's most beautiful beaches, Banyan Tree Seychelles is a truly five-star resort and makes the perfect start to any honeymoon or romantic break.

At a Glance

  • All villas offer private pools and complete privacy

  • Stunning natural white sandy beach

  • Try the award-winning Thai cuisine at Saffron restaurant

  • Amazing views of the Indian Ocean from each villa

  • Romantic setting with excellent service levels

Couples, Honeymoon, Beach, Family

Insider's View

The Hilltop Villas have amazing ocean views from their showers

Anna Bleasdale

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Try the Eggs Benedict for breakfast, with a glass of champagne – a perfect start to the day.

Elizabeth Bray

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Room 407 has the best view of the resort

Scott Dunn team

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Enjoy a cocktail in the evening before dinner at La Varangue

Alice Moseley

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For some serious pampering try their signature 7 hour spa treatment!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Throughout the property each day you will experience the scent of a different incense oil burning, each Banyan Tree hotel around the world burn the same incense oil on the same day as each other creating an energy between all of their sister hotels.

Gemma Dobson

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The hotel showcases the work of local artists. If you love a particular piece, they will arrange for the artist to come and meet with you.

Katie May

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Banyan Tree Seychelles

Description

Nestled in Intendance Bay on Mahe Island, Banyan Tree Seychelles has gorgeous views with white beaches, swaying palm trees and lush tropical forest, which all combine to provide a rare taste of paradise.

The accommodation is in 60 stunning pool villas which mix contemporary, colonial and ’plantation’ décor, from high sloping ceilings, airy verandas and louvrered doors, using ethnic woven textiles. The eclectic villa interiors provide a true sense of place, allowing you to experience Banyan Tree’s signature blend of romance, rejuvenation and exotic sensuality in Seychellois style.

Mahé offers the perfect introduction to the Seychelles with its steep mountain backbone, slopes carpeted with lush tropical vegetation and sweeping coastline fringed by palm trees. The resort covers an area of approximately 117 hectares on the island's south western coastline with a fabulous beach frontage of 800 meters overlooking what has been described as one of the 10 most beautiful beaches in the world.

Accommodation

Commanding a majestic view of the Indian Ocean, the 60 luxuriously furnished pool villas have recently been refurbished and are perched on hilly terrain amid exotic flora and fauna. These villas combine the very best of Seychellois architecture – contemporary, colonial and 'plantation' decor – from high sloping ceilings, airy verandas and louvered doors to ethnic woven textiles. There are also some two bedded double pool villas which would suit a family or small group. All have a variety of amenities.

Ocean View Pool Villa

If you prefer an elevated position high on the hill with glorious ocean views and serene rainforest all around, the Hillside Pool Villa is the perfect choice. The villa’s inspired architecture and interior furnishings reflect the natural style of the Seychelles through the use of indigenous materials. A small private swimming pool, veranda with sun loungers and open-air pavilion invite you to let the world pass by while spending leisurely days taking in the panoramic environment. Amidst the canopy of sheltering trees, privacy and tranquillity are easily found.

Snuggled high along a granite mountain backbone, each of the Ocean View Pool villas offers glorious views of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding rain forest. Thoughtful details such as the submerged 'couple seat' in the private dip pool, and an indoor sunken bathtub make up this romantic haven for two.

Sanctuary Ocean View Pool Villa

Set above the bay with views over the Indian Ocean and Intendance Bay, Sanctuary Ocean View Pool Villas are surrounded by the verdant jungle scenery. they are luxuriously appointed with a sunken bathtub, open veranda, living pavilion, private pool and jet pool.

Spa Sanctuary Pool Villa

Indulge in unlimited spa treatments from the comfort of your own luxurious pool villa, each enjoying spectacular views over the Indian Ocean.

Both of the spacious villas comes complete with a private steam room, outdoor sunken bath, floor-to-ceiling windows, double vanity area and a spacious bathroom. They have incorporated a floating bedroom concept into the villas adding to the air of tranquility.

Beachfront Pool Villa

Kissing the silky sand of the Intendance Bay, the luxuriously appointed villas offer direct access to the beach.

At the Beachfront Pool Villa the pervasive ésprit of the Seychelles fills the air. You can't fail to be enchanted by the sights and sounds of the ocean – from the powerful swell of the sea breaking on the shore to the refreshing breeze. The one-bedroom villa is extremely luxurious and spacious; giving you the convenience of a private swimming pool, sprawling veranda, outdoor jet pool and steam room. Local artist George Camille was commissioned to produce unique art pieces based on the legendary coco-de-mer, the world’s largest nut, adding to the exotic splendour of these romantic villas. A delightful villa garden offers direct access to the silky soft beach.

Intendance Pool Villa

Excluding the tropical old world charm, the Intendance Bay View Pool Villa is a classic example of traditional architecture.

From the spacious terrace of the four exclusive Intendance Bay View Pool Villas, you enjoy a stunning bird's eye view of the Indian Ocean, Intendance Bay and the lush tropical mountain greenery surrounding Banyan Tree Seychelles.

Featuring a private jet pool and swimming pool, a set of walkways and stairs connects your villa, living pavilion and pool with a separate sundeck and jet pool – set at different levels into the hill in between imposing granite rocks. Breathtaking views are the trademark of the lofty Intendance Bay View Pool Villa, which has been inspired by the exotic charm and elegance of local colonial architecture. For spa aficionados one Intendance Bay View Pool Villa on top of the mountain also features an additional massage pavilion.

Two Bedroom Double Pool Villa

Wake up to the soft lapping waves of the Indian Ocean just outside your villa.

Located just steps away from the beach, the stunning Two-Bedroom Double Pool Villa is the latest addition at Banyan Tree Seychelles. Spanning 826 sqm each and set amidst beautifully manicured gardens, each villa features two private pools, two open-air dining areas, a jet pool and two sprawling master bedrooms. With a Villa Host, it is perfect for hosting family and friends in the most exclusive and luxurious of locations.

Royal Banyan Ocean View Pool Villa

For the ultimate in luxury, exclusivity and privacy, stay at the exquisite Royal Banyan Ocean View Pool Villa, which occupies its very own private cove by the water’s edge.

No expense has been spared at this secret hideaway; so you can explore the Seychelles in style. You can entertain family and friends on a lavish scale – this Villa can be combined with the adjoining Ocean View Pool Villa to create a sprawling two-bedroom complex. Soak in the dramatic scenery and let the magic of this awe-inspiring Seychelles villa hotel cast its spell on you. Tucked away in a private cove with a sweeping view of the Indian Ocean, be pampered by the finest in hospitality at the exclusive Royal Banyan Ocean View Pool Villa.

Childcare

Whilst there are no specific child care facilities, children are most welcome at Banyan Tree and babysitting can always be arranged for those who need it.

Facilities

There are three restaurants to choose from plus in villa dining. There are in fact a variety of private dining options including the moonlight gazebo and an intimate beach barbecue (reservations required 24 hours in advance).

There is also a swimming pool, helipad, hillside spa, gym, beauty salon, boutique, library and tennis court.

Sea conditions in Intendance Bay can be rough and this limits possibilities for water sports and swimming (particularly between May and Oct).

Activities

There are dozens of fantastic islands to be discovered and explored, UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Vallée de Mai, home to the legendary coco-de-mer double nut, and extraordinary bird and tortoise colonies. Guests can take an island hopping excursion or uncover the secrets of Mahe on a sightseeing trip. Guest can also work out at the resort's infinity pool, tennis court and gym, or be pampered at the lavish spa and beauty salon. Water sport facilities are available subject to season and sea conditions.

Additional Notes

Waterskiing

Waterskiing is not permitted in the Seychelles

Location & Directions

Mahe, Seychelles

Banyan Tree is nestled in Intendance Bay located on the south-western coast line of Mahé, the main island of the Republic of Seychelles. Located near the East African coast, the Seychelles form an archipelago of 115 islands, scattered across the Indian Ocean.

When to go

Situated just south of the equator, the Seychelles have a warm tropical climate. The consistently warm tropical weather makes the Seychelles a good year round destination.

There is little fluctuation in warmth, with temperatures ranging from 24C to 31C all year round. From May to October a southeast trade wind can bring marginally cooler weather and fresh breezes. From November to March the northwest monsoon wind blows, typically raising temperature and humidity. December and January are the wettest months, but the rain falls in short sharp bursts before the sun comes out again.

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