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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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.
How to Get There
I was invited by my friend who celebrated birthday and stayed in the ocean view villa. I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful view and the fresh sea breeze from the villa's balcony. Intendance beach is the most beautiful beach in Mahe.
The Banyan Tree was the last leg of our honeymoon , and we were expecting Great things after reading the reviews on here and from the website. However we wish we had done more research - the hotel was quite run down and in need of a refurbishment and felt like a ghost town in parts. The service and quality was more like a 3 star not a 5 star - especially in the main restaurant and lobby. It was like a school canteen , the breakfast selection is outdated and of poor quality indeed , the bread and pastries are awful. It was only after we had complained that the service began to improve but by then our experience had been ruined , we could not fault the Thai restaurant Saffron and their very friendly staff though . Such a shame - the rest of the hotel was not held to higher standards . As the hotel is so far away from everything else you would expect there to be activities organised but no , no water sports equipment either , you can’t even swim in the sea as it’s too rough and dangerous . The best day we had at the banyan tree was when we left the hotel and ventured out , the rest of the time I was bored stiff.
We also spotted jellyfish in beach which we were not warned about. I’m afraid we cannot recommend this hotel and it is very misleading stating it is a 5 star. Just not good enough
After a few weeks back from our vacation in Seychelles, now I get the opportunity to sit and re-immerse in one of the best memory of our recent holiday, ever!
Banyan Tree Seychelles has ultimately spoiled us endlessly.
After reading a few comments on the web, we decided to spend our final leg of our vacation in this property. We had a great experience in Banyan Tree Maldives and obviously, we were expecting to repeat at least the same level of a remarkable experience.
And, Banyan Tree Seychelles never failed us!
The journey from the capital to Banyan Tree took us around 40 minutes. We arrived at the property just around 5 pm, followed by a rang of the bell (perhaps a symbol of guest arrival, I would say) and glad to receive a warm welcome from the staff.
They offered us welcome drinks while waiting for the check-in process. The process was smooth, and they surprised us by upgrading our room up by four categories. As a gold member of Accor, we were expecting an upgrade, but the upgrade usually would not go beyond one category up! Admittedly, this compliment made both of us smile from ear to ear!
The villa is spacious and strategically located in front of the beach. For those who enjoy the sound of waves crashing, this is a perfect villa for you! It is an ideal spot for stargazing too!
There were a welcome drink and fruit plate ready on the table upon our arrival at the villa and has enriched our experience more and more!
During our stay, we tried the famous Saffron (serving authentic Thai fusion) and Chez Lamar (serving Creole cooking and Arabic specialities). We prefer the latter; surprisingly, the portion of seafood platter was significant, and the heavenly taste of the cuisine startled us, indeed!
We had an opportunity to try the award-winning spa of Banyan Tree. Yes, the spa is genuinely living up to its name. You will never regret it!
Oh not to forget, our anniversary cake was served on our final night at the property; a final gesture that touches our heart!
Like any other property, there was a small hick-up (Jacuzzi and Sauna Room not functioning correctly); however, the team managed to fix it simultaneously.
A special thank you to Mr Sunny (the front office manager). He was helpful, and his sincerity in accommodating our need and request was admirable. His team undeniably made our stay exceptionally extraordinary.
We would love to come back to this property and highly recommended to those who highly value the privacy. This place grants you an opportunity to dwell in your little world as if you are the only guest of the property.
I would end this review by saying that Banyan Tree hospitality indeed a legendary!
And, thank you for making our stay memorable!