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Banyan Tree Seychelles
Why we like it
- Banyan Tree Seychelles is a five star luxury retreat colonial in style with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and the beach below
- There are 60 stunning villas, each with its own living and dining area that leads onto a timber deck with private pool
- Facilities include a gymnasium, outdoor tennis court, infinity pool and Banyan Tree Spa
Choose a favourite location on the beautiful white sands of Intendance Bay, and return at dusk to experience a sizzling grill on the sands. Dine in complete privacy with the only noise being the soothing sounds of waves crashing against the shore.
The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles was excellent, as was the service provided by virtually every member of staff. The fast-track in-villa check in, along with the small cake, bottle of champagne and card to congratulate us on our wedding was a really lovely touch and much appreciated.
- AS, London
Nestling among the swaying palm trees and tropical forest of Intendance Bay, on the main island of Mahé, Banyan Tree Seychelles is a romantic hideaway providing a rare taste of paradise. After a day of exploring or laying by the pool, a visit to the Banyan Tree Spa is an absolute must. Awaken your senses with an invigorating stroll along the beach before breakfast. Once you have worked up an appetite, a delicious spread of fresh fruits, pastries and hot á la carte dishes awaits. On the Banyan Lagoon I in the company of your personal host and skipper, you can explore the islands of the Seychelles in complete style, stopping whenever you choose for ad hoc lunches, moonlit picnics or a spot of snorkelling.
22 Ocean View Pool Villas have large bedrooms, a sunken bath and an outside pavilion with living and dining area that leads onto a sundeck with private pool. Four Intendance Bay View Pool Villas and five Sanctuary Ocean View Pool Villas also feature a jet pool, the latter with amazing views of the ocean below. Our favourite for romantic couples are the Beachfront Pool Villas. Each of these has a shower/steam room, larger swimming pool, massage pavilion and outdoor jet pool and shower. But best of all, they also have direct access to the beach. For families, we would recommend the six new Two-Bedroom DoublePool Beachfront Villas. Just steps from the sand, they come with their own In-Villa Host and In-Villa Chef, two sprawling master bedrooms, private open-air dining area, two swimming pools and an outdoor jet pool.
GMT +4 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever if arriving from an endemic area
Best time to travel
March - November
The islands of the Seychelles enjoy a year-round warm tropical climate, generally governed by two opposing trade winds. The south-easterly trades blow from May to September bringing drier and windier conditions ideal for sailing. From October to March the gentler north-west trades provide calmer seas but a higher chance of refreshing showers. Scuba divers will find April, May, October and November have the warmest seas and visibility is often 30 metres plus