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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)


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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The Review

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

Banyan Tree Seychelles
Anse Intedance
Mahe Island, 00000 Seychelles


perfect and wonderful

It's a perfect and wonderful resort except that the room is far from the beach and the waves are so high that we couldn't enjoy the beach. During my stay, I enjoyed the comfortable and kind service. But wherever you go, it's a little inconvenient to call Burgie.

Life-affirming stay!

We have just returned from a wonderful 10-day stay at the Banyan Tree.

The Exceptional:

Staff - The welcome and buggy staff. Benny on reception was lovely and all the staff we encountered went out of their way to enhance our stay!

The beach - undoubtedly the best on the island.
Note - ocean is not suitable for swimming at this time of the year. People were doing but waves and currents not good and the flag present.

The Spa - special praise to Vila, the deputy manager (M) and for the Royal Banyan signature treatment. Worth every penny!

The views and pool in the villa (406) - I had specifically asked for the highest villa with the best view and banyan tree delivered. Fell in love from the moment we arrived!

Saffron - delicious food and wonderful ambience.

The daily surprises and treats - First-class. The manager cocktails were the best I have ever been to.

How issues were dealt with e.g a power cut, we were unaffected by, resulted in free wine! Win!

The good:

Breakfast - wide choice and kept us happy for 10 days. Everything you could want is available. Only not exceptional as little things like filling up orange juice and clearing plates is slower than comparable resorts in my opinion

The nature reserve. Definitely worth going to see the tortoises! Very knowledgable and friendly staff.

The pool - pictures don’t do it justice. Excellent facility with plenty of space and excellent staff.

Varangue Bar/ Steak House

Commitment to sustainability including bamboo straws!

Room service - although all the cling film is excessive!

The average:

Room - perfectly clean and spacious with nice touches but if you’ve stayed in 5 stars across the world, particularly in America/Europe you will feel like it could do with some TLC. It’s difficult to comment as open to the elements and weather but I do agree with earlier posters that it is in need of a refurbishment to be at its best!

Prices - it is pricey. No more than comparable hotels but definitely save your pennies.

You will see ants, termites, cockroaches, lizards. It’s a tropical environment but some people would not like their presence!

Needs work:

Chez Lamar - okay meal but always empty and would not visit again.

Intuition - cleaning was good (although sheets could have done with changing) but little things like not replacing sanitary bags when they were being used, then re-filling 3 days later was just odd! Like toilet paper, they need replacing when used!

Overall a wonderful stay that has been one of my favourite holidays even with the small areas of improvement. Attentive staff, beautiful location and the villa pool was one of my favourite things ever!

We hope to return in the future.


Banyan Tree Seychelles has the most impressive location and also has other facilities to equal the best available. The beachside properties have everything and the group we stayed there with, were overwhelmed with the staff and restaurants. The favourite was Saffron. A wonderful 4 days.