Banyan Tree Seychelles
Positioned in splendour on Intendance Bay, on the Seychelles’ main island Mahé’s beautiful southwest coastline, this multi award- winning luxurious haven is perfect for honeymooners. Banyan Tree Seychelles is one of the most romantic boutique hotels in the world, offering stunning accommodation, a first-class spa and a wonderful range of dining options including fine Creole, award-winning Thai, Southeast Asian specialities, international favourites and destination dining experiences such as Sea and Stars or Grill on the Sands. The 60 villas are set either on the lush tropical hillside or on the beach and each boasts a private plunge pool, an extensive wooden deck with outdoor furniture and magnificent views of the bay. Hillside Pool Villas, Pool Villas by the Rocks, Intendance Pool Villas and the Presidential Villa are all set on the hillside, offering dramatic scenery just a few steps from your king-size bed, while the Beachfront Spa Pool Villas and Two Bedroom Double Pool Villas sit on the quiet beach. The villas have been designed to create a charming blend of traditional Creole architecture and contemporary design. All are situated among trees and huge granite rocks that give plenty of privacy and peace. We fell in love with the Intendance Pool Villa, which offers panoramic views across the Indian Ocean, Intendance Bay and the surrounding mountains. A set of walkways and stairs connect the luxurious living areas: a bedroom, living pavilion and pool, with a separate sundeck and outdoor jet pool, all set at different levels into the hill. These villas are irresistibly romantic and include lovely honeymoon treats such as champagne on arrival. For spa aficionados, one of the Intendance Pool Villas on top of the mountain even features an additional massage pavilion. We also highly recommend the Banyan Tree Spa (the first destination spa in the Seychelles), tucked away on the hillside. A sanctuary for the senses, the eight spa pavilions offer treatments combining centuries-old Asian traditions with spiritual and physical wellbeing, set to the sound of breaking waves.