Banyan Tree Seychelles
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Secluded, high-ceilinged, luxurious pool villas
- Pristine white sand beach with panoramic Indian Ocean views
- A coral reef teeming with brightly colored fish, right at your doorstep
- Centuries-old Banyan Tree signature spa treatments
- Fine-dining options aplenty on the property, all offering unforgettable local dishes
What To Know
- A 10 percent service charge will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- The resort is secluded – 45 minutes from the capital city, Victoria
- Geared toward couples and singles rather than families
- While the food on-site is superb, the off-site dining options are casual and a taxi ride away
- All goods and services are priced in Euros, and most everything is imported from far away, so nothing comes cheap
- Depending on the season, the sea can be choppy, even too rough to swim or snorkel
- Compulsory gala dinner charges apply for Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and will be charged at the property ($250 per adult, $125 per child 16 and under, including taxes)
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Banyan Tree Seychelles in Mahe Island, you’ll be on the beach and minutes from Anse Intedance Beach and close to Takamaka Beach. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Anse Bazarca Beach and Baie Lazare Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 60 air-conditioned rooms featuring private plunge pools and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished patios. Satellite programming and DVD players are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads.
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and bicycles to rent. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 3 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily.
Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a 24-hour front desk, and multilingual staff. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request), and free valet parking is available onsite.
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The property is beautiful, the villas/lobby are older and pretty lowkey, nothing exciting. The pools in villa and main pool were beautiful and the Rum Shack was great (albeit slow, but we didn't mind). Sunsets are absolutely beautiful. The downfall is the service. It was spotty for sure, depending on who we had. Concierge overall though was pretty terrible and unhelpful. Food was also not very good. Room service and breakfast were the best, the restaurants for dinner could be missed, if only you weren't stuck! I think for the price, I'd prefer to stay at the Four Seasons next time. The property/food/service is significantly better.
The staff were lovely, as was the food and the beach is beautiful, but sadly the property is tired and lacked investment, which was a real let-down. The website was misleading which was a huge disappointment. I had expected a lot more from the hotel facilities which wasn't to be. A long way to go not to deliver the very best.
It should be adults only, extortionately expensive. Restaurants probably three starThe location is lovely but you cannot swim in the sea as it is always rough but you do have a pool in your villa but it is spoilt by young children in adjoining villas
had an amazing time at Banyan, located in on of the most beautiful beaches of Mahe. Intendance bay pool Villa has an amazing view. We had a small issue at check in when they gave me a Villa which doesnt meet what I booked, but it was corrected immediately. I also had a great favor from the front desk at the last day with a very late check out. Perfect service, thanks to the team
The location is just stunning: The beach, the wetland, the vegetation etc. just a dream.
Unfortunately we can not say the same about the hotel with some exceptions like the food, wich was very good. The worst for us was the reception. Almost each time we had to go to the reception we were welcomed by someone else, who was not informed at all about our concerns and our plans.Theye seemed unprofessional and not very qualified. It was very annoying to explain everything several times and to get different awnsers to our questions. Examples: We were informed that there was a turtle nest between two villas on the beach and that they would probably slip the same very same day. We were amazed and wanted absolutley to see it happening. We scheduled our whole evening in order to the event, and had supper very fast to not miss the appointment. When we arrived at the beach there was nobody....we waited 30 minutes for nothing. Now we know very well that it is impossible to predict the exact time when life will be born, but we had atleast expected to be informed that there will be nobody at the beach like predicted. I called the reception and the person on the phone didnt know nothing about the turtles. There was several similar incidents. Like we reserved a taxi for the airport transfer for the check-out morning. As we orderd our early morning breakfast for that day the person at the reception didnt know anything about the taxi reservation. About the early morning breakfast, it arrived at time, 24 HOURS TO EARLY! So for our last day we were waked up at 5 am oh joy. There was no appology what so ever.Just the next morning when our breakfast arrived, the employee gave us his excuses, im sure it was not evan his fault. The breakfast bye the way, was the worst i ever had. Nothing to do at all with the buffet, wich was very good. There was things missing that we orderd and the pancakes were dry and had a bad taste. Just not acceptable for a 5 star hotel.
Be very carefull when it comes to book daytrips. We asked several times for a day trip to St. Anne Marine park. Each time we got an other price presented wich was between 800 and 1500 Euros for a private tour. Asking why the big difference, one told us it was just the boat that was different. Well if i had payed 1500 Euros for that trip, even with a better boat, i would have been very upset. Even for 800 Euros we were not expecting a 5 star hotel like the Banyans, to send theyre guests on a trip like that. The Taxi from the hotel to Victoria was not included. The boat and the guides is not what a 5 star hotel should offer theyre guests. Also the price was for a DAY trip. I didn't know that a day on the Seychelles was from 10 am to 15 pm. Unfortunately we did not realize it right away.
The houskeeping was good and the villa was always very clean. The pool however was very dirty wich is very disapoiting for a 5 star hotel. Im sure they did clean the water but the pool itself was not cleand for a while.
These are just some examples from a whole serie. We have been in 4 star hotels with much better service then in Banyan Tree Seychelles and will definitely book another hotel if we are to return to the Seychelles one day.