5-star hotels in Seychelles


Banyan Tree Luxury Resort Seychelles

This amazing resort is reputed for being one of the most prestigious hotels in the world. For unforgettable souvenirs, the Banyan Tree Luxury Resort is the place to be!

5 star hotel- Banyan Tree Resort- Seychelles

Description & Location

The Banyan Tree Luxury Resort is a real destination marked for bliss. Comfortably nestled in the beautiful Intendance Bay on Mahé Island, this luxurious resort will seduce you with its exquisite slice of coastal life.

Found on the island’s south western coastline, the resort covers approximately an area of 117 hectares.  It is set amidst swaying palms trees and lush tropical forest. The Banyan Tree Resort is known to provide a rare taste of paradise. The resort is a 30 minute drive from the international airport and 45 minute drive from Capital Victoria.


The villas of this luxurious resort offer a unique blend of romance, rejuvenation and exotic sensuality. The main aim has always been to provide a private sanctuary for holiday seekers and in doing so; no effort has been spared in putting together the ultimate Seychelles experience.

Decked in contemporary and colonial Creole style, the villas of Banyan Tree Resort reflect the beauty of its stunning natural surroundings. The 60 luxuriously furnished private villas are either perched on hilly terrain amid exotic flora and fauna or close to the beach.

Ocean View Pool Villa

The Ocean View Pool Villa is the perfect choice for those opting for an elevated position high on the hill. The villa offers glorious views over the Indian Ocean and over the peaceful rain forest surrounding it. The Villa measures 97 square meters and can easily accommodate 2 adults and 1 child.

Intendance Bay Pool Villa

A classic example of traditional architecture, the Intendance Bay Pool Villa enjoys a stunning bird’s eye view of the blue turquoise ocean. Set amidst lush tropical mountain greenery, these villas exudes an exotic charm and elegance that is all in the honour of the Seychelles. The villa covers an area of 105 square meters and can house 2 adults and 1 child.

Sanctuary Ocean View Pool Villa

Offering a sense of seclusion and understated luxury, the Sanctuary Ocean View Pool Villa is set above the bay. Nestled amidst lush vegetations, the villas feature a sunken bathtub, open veranda, living pavilion, jet pool and a private pool. Measuring 165 square meters, the villas maximum capacity is 2 adults and 1 child.

5 star hotel- Banyan Tree Resort- Seychelles- Beachfront Pool VillaBeachfront Pool Villa

Resting at the foot of Intendance Bay, this exclusive villa is surrounded by verdant jungle scenery and overlooks the ocean and dramatic granite boulders.

The unique art pieces created by the local artist, George Camille are perhaps the most striking feature of the villa; the artwork is based on the legendary coco-de-mer, the world’s largest nuts. Extremely spacious and luxurious, the villas have been design to give ultimate relaxation; it offers a private swimming pool, outdoor jet pool, sprawling veranda and a steam room. The villa is of 250 square meters and can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child.

Sanctuary Spa Pool Villa

Limited to only 2 villas, the sanctuary Spa Pool Villa is where you can indulge in unlimited spa treatments within your own luxurious pool villa.

Featuring an outdoor sunken bath, private steam room, floor-to-ceiling windows, spacious bathroom and double vanity, the villa is the perfect mix of tranquility and seclusion. Covering an area of 251 square meters, the villa accommodates 2 adults and 1 child.

Royal Banyan Ocean View Pool Villa 1 Bedroom

The exquisite Royal Banyan Ocean View Pool Villa is a symbol of ultimate luxury; it is comfortably nestled among granite boulders and occupies its very own private cove by the water’s edge. Blending seamlessly into the lush vegetation, the villa offers stunning views of the whole Intendance Bay and its natural surrounds.Ideal for families and friends travelling together, the villa can be combined with the adjoining Ocean View Pool Villa to form a sprawling two-bedroom complex. The villa measures 446 square meters and can accommodates 3 adults and 1 child.

2 Bedrooms Double Pool Villa

The 2 bedrooms Double Pool Villa invite you to discover the most exclusive and luxurious of locations. Situated just few steps from the beach, the villa is the pinnacle of comfort and it features two open-air dining areas, two master bedrooms, two private pools and a jet pool.

Guests of these villas will enjoy some exclusive benefits such as 1 deluxe intimate moment per stay, 1hr90 minute massage for 2 persons per stay, complimentary non-alcoholic beverages, a special gift on arrival and a banyan tree relaxation bath set up in the villas. The villa is of 826 square meters and accommodates 4 adults and 2 children.


The award-winning Banyan Tree Spa is set among the virgin jungle vegetation and offers eight beautiful hillside pavilions. Feel the worries and stress fading away as you drift off into a state of deep relaxation.

Restaurant and Bars

5 star hotel- Banyan Tree Resort- Seychelles- Restaurant


Specialist of the modern Thai cuisine, the Saffron restaurant boasts a plethora of award winning recipes that will make you lick your fingers.

Au Jardin d’Epices

Serving International cuisine, the Au Jardin d’Epices restaurant is the perfect idyll for dining. The interior design is beautifully decorated with primitive patterns and natural textures.

Chez Lamar

Experience a rainbow of sensational flavours, the Chez Lamar offers an irresistible menu of Creole cuisine.

La Varangue Bar

Situated at the top of Au Jardin d’Epices restaurant, La Varangue bar offers a cosmopolitan environment. There, you can choose among a selection of international cocktails, spirits, wines and champagne.

Pool Bar

This relaxing poolside bar is where you can quench your thirst and enjoy the sublime Seychellois weather.

Destination Dining

Tailored to individual needs and fanciful imagination, the resort offers an unforgettable dining experience.

Room Amenities

  • King size bed
  • Executive desk
  • Mini bar
  • Turndown service
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Free Wifi connection
  • Stereo System
  • Air-conditioning
  • Electronic Locker Box
  • DVD/CD player


  •  Canoeing
  •  Snorkelling
  •  Diving
  •  Tennis court
  •  Yoga courses
  •  Island tour
  •  Local artisan tour
  •  Fishing
  •  Indoor games
  •  Mountain biking

Raffles Praslin Seychelles

 The Raffles Praslin is the resort of relaxation and tranquility every holiday seekers yearns for. Enjoy an unparalleled Seychelles’ experience in the comfort of the Raffles Praslin luxurious villas.

5 star hotel- Raffles Praslin- Seychelles

Location and Description

Nestled in lush greenery and amazing granite formations, the Raffles Praslin hides calmly and quietly on a green hill facing the blue turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Situated on the northeast corner of Praslin Island, the luxurious resort is a real oasis of serenity. Surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches and emerald waters the resort ensures an intimate and charming atmosphere to its esteemed guests.

Cradled in a paradise, the multi-award winning resort beckons travelers to return again and again. The Raffles Praslin is a lovely mix of elegance, quietude and beauty. The resort is a 15-minute flight from Mahé Island which is followed by a 30-minute drive from the airport to the resort. If you are travelling by ferry, it will take you a 45-minutes trip from Mahé, followed by a 20-minute drive to the resort.


The villas of the Raffles Praslin is sublimely design in a contemporary style with a special Seychellois touch and evokes a sense of wellbeing. The resort features 86 spacious villas.

Garden View Pool Villa

Set amidst lush tropical vegetations, the Garden View Private Pool Villa measures 125 square meters and offers a tranquil sanctuary where you can lay back and appreciate your holiday.

Featuring fashionable interiors, the Garden View Private Pool Villa has been carefully designed to take full advantage of the tropical paradise ambiance of the island.

Room capacity is 2 adults and 1 child.

Partial Ocean View Pool Villa

The Partial Ocean View Private Pool Villa offers a unique view of the Indian Ocean and the island’s tropical greenery. The villas are of light and modern design and are elegantly decorated.

Measuring 125 square meters, the Partial Ocean View Private Pool Villa can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child.

Ocean View Pool Villa

Overlooking the vast opal hued ocean and Curieuse Island, the Ocean View Private Pool Villa is located mid-way across the resort in a splendid paradise setting.

It measures 125 to 135 square meters and accommodates 2 adults and 1 child.

Panoramic Pool Villa

Offering unobstructed views of the emerald waters, the Panoramic Private Pool Villa is located on the highest point of the resort. Covering 135 square meters, the villas features spacious bedroom.

Room capacity is of 2 adults and 1 child.

1 Bedroom Garden View Villa

A real haven of peace and space, the 1 Bedroom Garden View Villa features separate living room and bedroom, making it ideal for families and friends traveling together. Surrounded by lush gardens, the villas also offers outdoor sheltered pavilion with private plunge pool.

Covering an area of 200 square meters, the villas accommodates 2 adults and 2 children.

1 Bedroom Ocean View Villa

The 1 Bedroom Ocean View Villa offers magnificent views of the crystalline clear waters of the ocean. A place where you can spend some beautiful moments with your loved one, all while enjoying the sights.

The villa includes a living room, a separate bedroom, a bathroom with a deep soak tub and a private outdoor rain shower. The villas are of 200 square meters and can housed 2 adults and 2 children.

5 star hotel- Raffles Praslin- Seychelles- 1 Bedroom Panoramic View Villa1 Bedroom Panoramic view Villa

With uninterrupted 180-degrees ocean views, the 1 Bedroom Panoramic Villa promise an unmatched holiday experience. Located atop the resort, the exclusive villa features a spacious living space with a separate bedroom and a dedicated kitchen area. Guest of the villa will benefit of an expansive outdoor pavilion with a complementary private plunge pool, a dining table and barbeque grill, an outdoor rain shower and an open air balcony with sundeck chairs. Room capacity if of 2 adults and 2 children.

2 Bedrooms Ocean View Villa

A quiet refuge with superb ocean views featuring two separate bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and an elegant living room.

These villas reflect the true essence of luxury and style and are a perfect retreat for families and friends.

The villa is of 275 square meters and can easily accommodate 4 adults and 2 children.

2 Bedrooms Beachfront Villa

Set few steps from the exquisite beach and surrounded by an abundance of greenery, the 2 Bedrooms Beachfront Villa blends sublimely with its natural surroundings. These villas guarantees ultimate privacy and exclusivity with a touch of exoticism.

The villa measures 275 square meters and accommodates 4 adults and 2 children.


Located steps away from the coastline of AnseTakamaka, the Spa is design to calm the spirit and awaken the senses. The resort features 12 treatment pavilions set among natural rock formations and high above the water.

Restaurant and bars

5 star hotel- Raffles Praslin- Seychelles- restaurant

Losean Restaurant

Set in a charming atmosphere, the Losean Restaurant is the place to be for a divine gastronomic experience. It offers contemporary Mediterranean food throughout the day.

Curieuse Restaurant

In a breezy island-chic atmosphere, enjoy the delicious Asian cuisine serves at the Curieuse Restaurant. The Chef de Cuisine Sunil Dutt is reputed for its unique fusion of taste.


  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Kayaking
  • Stand-up paddling
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Boat excursions
  • Biking
  • Hiking
  • Table tennis
  • Beach football
  • Golf

Maia Luxury Resort and Spa

Merge the beauty of the Seychelles with the comfort of Maia Luxury Resort and get ready to live the best moments of your life.

5 star hotel- Maia Luxury Resort- Seychelles

Location & Description

Located on the southwest coast of Mahé Island, the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa is set above the unspoilt beach of Anse Louis. The private 12-acre property is lushly landscaped with cinnamon, lemongrass and hibiscus, which definitely adds to the charm of the resort.

The resort offers all the peace and privacy of the monastic cell, it is the ideal place to let all your worries fade away. Created by the renowned architect and landscapist, Bill Bensley, the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa combine elegance and serenity, to give you the best holiday ever.

This secluded tropical haven is one of the world’s most luxurious hotels and serves its sole purpose of relaxation and well being. The resort is just a 25 minutes drive from the international airport and some 30 minutes from the Capital Victoria.


The villas of Maia Luxury Resort are beautifully design in a contemporary style with African and Asian influences. Extending from an exotic hillside garden down to the Indian Ocean, the luxurious resort offers 30 spacious villas with uninterrupted views of the blue turquoise Ocean.

Completely isolated from one another, the villas of Maia Luxury Resort have been carefully design to give the maximum of comfort, tranquillity and luxury. The 30 thatched villas are positioned in stunning settings and features luxurious bedrooms, infinity pools, outdoor gazebo and butlers.

Ocean Panoramic Villa

The Ocean Panoramic Villa is indeed one of the best places to gaze on the beautiful ocean. It offers spectacular 180-degree vistas of the sparkling emerald waters of the Indian Ocean. Measuring 250 square meters, the Villa is set atop the hillcrest of the private peninsula.

The Ocean Panoramic Villa is surrounded by lush greenery landscape, making it the ideal spot for honeymooners and couples in quest of privacy. It also features luxurious bedroom with king-size bed. The villa can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child.

Maia Signature Villa

The Maia Signature Villa reflects the real beauty of the resort. It is sublimely designed and decorated and evokes a feeling of wellbeing.  The villa covers 250 square meters and offers unprecedented levels of privacy with impressive ocean views.

Secluded from one another, the villas offers fantastic sunset views and provide direct access to the beach, excepting for the two “Bill Benley” villas.

Set amidst lush vegetation, the Maia Signature Villa offers additional facilities such as a complimentary bottle of Champagne to celebrate your arrival, newspaper of your choice delivered daily, manicure and pedicure in your private villa and private yoga sessions. The villa easily accommodates 2 adults and 1 child.

5 star hotel- Maia Luxury Resort- Seychelles- SpaSpa

To help you get rid of the daily stress, the Maia Luxury Resort and Spa offers you several treatments to revive your senses.

Set in a serene atmosphere, the Spa blends harmoniously with its natural surroundings. The Spa priority centres on your total relaxation and rejuvenation. The world-class Maia Spa hosts 3 individual, private open-air pavilions where each of them features a garden, changing rooms and showers. The 120 square meter pavilions are isolated from each other by natural granite rock formations.

The Balinese Spa of Maia offers many treatments such as aromatherapy, body treatments, facials, massage, reflexology, scrubs and wraps, shiatsu, Qi Gong and yoga.

Fitness Centre

Equipped with the recent array of Techno gym ‘Excite’ equipment, the fitness centre of Maia resorts allows you to keep up with your fitness routine. It is also equipped with a Kinesis wall.

Restaurant and bars

When it comes about eating, the resort offers you the freedom to dine wherever, whenever and whatever you desire. The Maia Resort engages itself to provide the most delicious meals that you have ever taste.

Savour gourmet meals at the Tec Tec Restaurant. This exclusive, open air restaurant is a real delight for the taste buds, it combines French and Mediterranean flavours with Asian and Creole influences.

The multi-lingual staff are very friendly and do add to the uniqueness of the place.

Along with flawless services, the restaurant offers a choice of top international wines. This sumptuous restaurant guarantees unforgettable dining experiences.

Awards & Affiliations

  • World Travel Awards- Indian Ocean’s Leading Luxury Resort 2010.
  • Voted best beach resort by readers of the worldwide tourism magazine, Conde Nast Traveller.
  • Members of the Leading Hotels of The World.
  • Won the World Luxury Spa Awards

Places of interest near the Resort

Seychelles National Botanical Gardens

Situated 16.7 km or 30 minutes drive from the resort, the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens covers a total area of 6 hectares. It is home to approximately 500 different species of exotic and native plants and counts numerous insects, reptiles and birds.

The National Botanical Garden is a popular tourist attraction and remains among the must visit places.

Victoria Market

Visiting the colourful market of Victoria is the perfect way to learn more about the Seychellois culture and to get a glimpse of their way of life.  The market displays an array of fresh fruits, fish, vegetables, spices, souvenirs, clothing and local works. The market features a pleasant atmosphere that is unique to the Seychelles.

Room Amenities

  • King size bed
  • Outdoor gazebo with fully equipped pantry
  • Air-conditioned
  • Private infinity pool
  • Bar
  • Voluminous day bed
  • Fridge
  • Flat screen TV
  • Ipod docking station
  • DVD player
  • Personal butler service 24/7
  • En-suite bathroom with dual vanities
  • Internet connection
  • Large outdoor double sunken bathtub
  • Hermes bath amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Concealed glass garden shower
  • Towels


  • Snorkelling
  • Kayaking
  • Canoeing
  • Group yoga classes
  • Island tours
  • Scuba diving
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Parasailing
  • Jet skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Paddle skiing
  • Skiing
  • Banana rides
  • Hobie cats
  • Water skiing