Banyan Tree Seychelles
based on 7 nights
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per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a Hillside Pool Villa on a Bed and Breakfast basis, including private transfers.
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
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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.
To start planning your vacation to Banyan Tree 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.
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 louvered 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.
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.
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.
Guests can choose from three restaurants, or opt for in-villa dining. There are also a variety of private dining options including the moonlight gazebo and an intimate beach barbecue (reservations required 24 hours in advance).
The resort offers an infinity pool, helipad, hillside spa, gym, beauty salon, boutique, library and newly resurfaced tennis court.
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. Guests can also relax at the resort's infinity pool, work out at the gym, play tennis on the resort's newly resurfaced court, or be pampered at the lavish spa and beauty salon. Water sport facilities are available subject to season and sea conditions. Intendance Bay can be rough thus limiting possibilities for water sports and swimming (particularly between May and Oct).
Katie May (Staff)
I think the Banyan Tree is a lovely option for couples, with each villa having it's own pool and offering wonderful privacy. The location on Intendance Bay is stunning, and having your own pool means you don't need to be put off by the rough waters between May and September which can make the sea too rough to swim in. The main restaurant, Au Jardin d'Epices, has absolutely breathtaking views of Intendance Bay.
Gemma Dobson (Staff)
A well established Banyan Tree property which has recently benefited from having it's interior furnishings updated, it is looking fresh and beautiful when I visited in December 2015. The Suites all have their own private plunge pool and I particularly like those located down by the beach as here there is no need to take the golf buggy shuttle and you are just a few steps from this amazing sandy beach. The beach here has some rather large waves coming in and there is flag service to advise you if it is safe to swim, so most guests tend to use the hotel pool or their own private pools. A great hotel for couples and some families but with slightly older children I would say due to the layout of the suites.
Louisa Currey (Staff)
Banyan Tree is in a stunning location with Intendance bay as the focal point. This wide and long sandy beach is spectacular especially at sunset. The Colonial hotel is beautifully furnished and all villas are extremely spacious and feature a private pool. Choose between a stay on the beach front or high on the hillside for panoramic views. Enjoy a cocktail at the Rum Shed at the far end of the beach or in the main hotel building at La Varangue before dinner. Dine at any of the three restaurants or within the privacy of your villa. For a special occasion why not enjoy a romantic private dinner in the moonlight gazebo or an intimate beach barbecue.
Alice Moseley (Staff)
Banayn Tree has a wonderful colonial feel to it. All the rooms are light and spacious and the beach front villas, just like the name suggests have direct access to the beach. Some guests like to be high up on the hill with stunning views but for me the beach villas were amazing as you have the sandy beach just there. All villas have their own pools and the beachfront villas have a jacuzzi and outdoor shower. Amazing food at the hotel, Saffron restaurant offers incredible Thai food and for more for an authentic experience serving Creole style dishes dine at Chez Lamar. Something to bear in mind, during the south-east monsoon the seas can become quite rough so it is not advised to swim from the beach, however tempting it can look!
Sarah Tichacek (Staff)
The Banyan Tree is looking lovely now that it has been new refurbished. it is very colonial in style and situated on a lovely beach. Guests tend to spend most of their time in their villas due to all of them having private pools, so the resort can feel quiet. Room 407 offer the best view of the resort. The eight spa pavilions offers ocean views where you can hear the sea as you are having your treatments.
Turtles lay eggs on their beach, which was something that I got to experience first hand when I was there.
Juliet Morris (Staff)
I absolutely loved the beach at The Banyan Tree. It is beautiful, but be warned, the sea can get quite rough from May to September and swimming is not advisable due to the strong currents. The Banyan Tree is a romantic and luxurious hotel with rooms scattered up the hillside giving you great views out over the Indian Ocean. The style in the rooms is a blend of contemporary and colonial decor and they all have decent-sized plunge pools. I like the fact that all the rooms are located to give you the most privacy possible - so you don't have other people walking directly past your room or looking into your enclosed garden/pool area. This makes the hotel a perfect option for couples and honeymooners. Children are welcome, but there are no facilities other than babysitting. I had some great meals at the Banyan Tree. I can highly recommend eggs Benedict with a glass of champagne for breakfast - a great start to your day, and also the Thai restaurant, Saffron, which serves authentic Thai dishes.
Banyan Tree, Seychelles - Family OfferBook a family vacation to the Banyan Tree, Seychelles and children under 12 can enjoy complimentary meals.
Applicable on Beachfront Pool Villa and Double Pool Villas. Subject to availability and terms & conditions. Please contact our specialists for more information.
|Book from||23 May 2018 to 10 January 2020|
11 January 2019 to 10 January 2020
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04 January 2019 to 02 February 2019
07 February 2019 to 01 March 2019
06 March 2019 to 31 March 2019
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Catamaran to Ste Anne Marine Park
Embark upon a day trip to the Ste Anne Marine Park Islands by catamaran to discover the many indigenous species that live there and enjoy a sumptuous BBQ lunch onboard the boat.
Explore the beautiful Vallée de Mai, sail on a traditional schooner to La Digue and swim in the sea off one of the world's most stunning beaches.
La Digue by Boat and Bike
Explore the beautiful island of La Digue by boat and bicycle.
The Wild South - Botanical Garden Tour
Explore the wilder side of Mahé in the untamed south of the island, experiencing village life, spectacular beaches and a beautiful nature reserve.
Twin Center Banyan Tree and Denis Island
Mahe & Denis Island
from $6600 pp 10 nights
- Combine a stay on the main island of Mahé with a Robinson Crusoe experience on Denis Private Island
- All the villas at Banyan Tree offer a private pool whilst Denis Island has open-air bathrooms and beach access
- Ideal for a Honeymoon or romantic getaway
Location & directions
Banyan Tree is nestled in Intendance Bay located on the south west coast of Mahé, the main island of the Republic of Seychelles. Located near the east coast of Africa, the Seychelles form an archipelago of 115 islands, scattered across the Indian Ocean.
How to get there
Take a 10 hour direct flight to the Seychelles with BA from London Heathrow. Otherwise take a 12.5 hour flight with one change to Mahé International Airport. It is then a 30 minute drive from the airport or a 45 minute drive from the capital Victoria.