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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

Seychelles is a group of island spreading over a million kilometres square in the Indian Ocean. It is a common holiday destination among the Europeans. The number of visitors to the Seychelles in 2014 was 232,700 of which 66% came from Europe. Here is a list of activities and things you might want to do during your holidays in the Seychelles. We will also reveal some exclusive tips so that you may enjoy a smooth holiday experience in the Seychelles.


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Main Islands of Seychelles

The three main islands of the Seychelles are; Mahé island, Praslin Island and La Digue, Mahé being the centre island. So, your holiday trip should definitely include a trip to these islands. On the other hand, we recommend you to book a hotel in one of those main islands for the best experience for your holidays. Below is a list of hotels you might want to check out.

Le Jardin Resort; This 3 star hotel is located at the Capital of Mahé island, namely Port Victoria. The hotel is 30 minutes away from the airport of Mahé. It is a small hotel of 10 rooms, ideal for couples looking for tranquillity and intimacy.

Jardin des Palmes

Wharf hotel; Designed on Creole Architecture, the hotel is strategically located on the east coast of Mahe, just 5 minutes away from the International Airport and the island’s capital, Port Victoria.

La reserve praslin; La reserve is a 4 star hotel lying in Praslin Island. It has 40 luxurious rooms and includes the largest swimming pool in the Seychelles along with a restaurant and bar.

Chateau Seychelles; Le Chateau Seychelles is found on Praslin island. This five star hotel gives what luxury can do at its best. It offers tranquillity and the most intimate atmosphere you would find backed up with astonishing picturesque view of the sea in any of their rooms.

La digue; This four stars hotel is nestled on La Digue island. It is home to the country’s most beautiful beaches. Visit the website to visualise pictures.


Now that you have already booked your rooms, you should prepare a list of things to do in the Seychelles. Well, take a look at our list of things to do in the Seychelles.

Scuba diving

Scuba diving Seychelles

First things first, explore the wonders of the marine life of the Seychelles. Contemplate the marvellous multi-coloured coral reefs. Seize the opportunity to spot rare underwater creatures. Feed sharks from your very own hands on the sea bed. The dive sites may range from 8m to 30m deep. Therefore, various options are at disposal of both beginners and experienced divers to enjoy.

Angelfish, butterflyfish, octopus, lionfish, nudibranchs and mantis shrimp, humphead parrotfish, stingrays, reef sharks and green & hawksbill turtles are common species spotted during most scuba diving experiences in the Seychelles.


Surfing Seychelles

At Anse Intense lies one of the most gorgeous beach of Mahé island, the principal island of the Seychelles. The south east trade wind that blows there causing frequent large waves makes it an ideal spot for surfing. So do not forget to bring your nice little smart-looking board and your wetsuit.

On the other hand, you might enjoy a walk on the praline beach with your partner. A day sunbathing at Anse Intendance would be a good idea. Photography lovers would get the opportunity to shoot exotic and amazing pictures there!

Sea Fishing Trips

Sea fishing trips

Rent a seychelles luxury yacht and embark on fishing trip in the Seychelles. Travel on the Seychellois turquoise waters for a day and search for the ideal place to get a good catch. Throughout the archipelago, you can enjoy big game fishing and bottom fishing. One may come across a wide variety of fish in the Seychelles namely as follows:

  • Sailfish
  • Blue marlin
  • Black marlin
  • Swordfish
  • Yellowfin tuna
  • Dogtooth tuna
  • Skip jack
  • Bonito
  • Dorado
  • Pickhandle barracuda
  • Rainbow runner

There are many more variety of fishes as well as sharks. This depicts that Seychelles is rich in marine life.

 Sky Diving

Skydiving Seychelles

Dropped from 14000 feet above the ground, get ready for the utmost adrenaline rushed activity you will ever try in your life. Going at the speed of at least 120 miles per hour, you will get the opportunity to contemplate the top view of the 115 small islands that forms the Seychelles archipelago.
Feel free to try all sorts of stunts and dives while you are free falling. Indeed, you will be free falling for about a minute before the parachute is opened. 



Discover the night life of Mahé. Savour the unique taste of the Seychellois rum. Go have a blast in one of the night clubs. Famous local Dj will make sure to set the right ambiance so that you make the best out of your night.

There is even a discotheque by the beach. International top hits, reggae, rock and oldies as well as local music will be mixed there. When the party is at its peak, have a blast in the lagoon with your friends and partner.

Quad biking

Quad biking

Quad biking offers fun for all ages. It is a fitting way to head to the rocky trail and passage to the top of the mountains and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Seychelles. Quad bikes can be ridden individually or in carrying a passenger on the back. Quad biking is a weather proof activity. Whether it is a rainy or sunny day, you can be assured that your plans would not be ruined due to poor weather conditions.

Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing

There’s nothing quite like the stimulation of driving across the waves with the feel of the wind in your hair. Watch the waters of the ocean shinning under the hot sun. Sense the water splashing on your face at full speed. Jet skiing offers great fun.