Sun, sea, cotton-white sand and pea-green fauna await on the sparkling south-western coast of Mahé. Here, tucked away in a private slice of paradise, jet setters will find the charming Creole-style villas of Banyan Tree Seychelles. Once checked in, guests can surrender themselves to the most luxurious forms of island life imaginable. For supreme levels of relaxation the resort’s standout Banyan Tree Spa Seychelles is the place to flock to for exotic treatments set against the beautiful backdrop of granite mountains. Sun-worshippers, meanwhile, will love lounging by the resort’s spectacular infinity pool, fresh fruit mocktail in hand, drinking-in views of the Indian Ocean.
Travellers who book one of the resort’s numerous stylish pool villas will also be privy to their very own private lap pool – the Hillside Villas are a stunning option for those who like a room with a view: each one is perched upon a hilltop, submerged in the tropical rainforest. While the villas chic colonial-inspired environs are hard to leave, the resort’s collection of first-rate restaurants are well worth meandering to when hunger beckons. Chez Lamar is the spot to wrap lips around classic Creole dishes, while Au Jardin d’Epices transports diners to Africa with its eclectic fare. Alternatively, private dining options are abundant, such as tasty grills eaten on the beach beneath a star-lit sky.