When the Banyan Tree first opened it was one of a kind, huge private suites complete with a private pool, terrace and gardens. In fact you rarely needed to leave your room. Set on a heavenly and private beach its only drawback is the price and the fact that in our summer months the main beach can be dangerous to swim off.
Banyan Tree - The Details
From the spacious terrace of the Banyan Tree's three exclusive Intendance Pool Villas, you enjoy a stunning bird's eye view of the Indian Ocean, Intendance Bay and the lush tropical mountain greenery surrounding the hotel. A set of walkways and stairs connects your villa, living pavilion and pool with a separate sundeck and jet pool – set at different levels into the hill in between imposing granite rocks. Breathtaking views are the trademark of the lofty Intendance Pool Villa, which has been inspired by the exotic charm and elegance of local colonial architecture. For spa aficionados one Intendance Pool Villa on top of the mountain also features an additional massage pavilion.
Sample delicious Creole delicacies at Au Jardin D'Epices where you can sink your teeth into succulent seafood and experience the fine blend of spices, coconut dishes and curries the Seychelles are famous for. Alternatively, visit Saffron and enter the fascinating world of South East Asia. A romantic outdoor BBQ can be arranged for you on the beach, a picnic hamper prepared for a lovely excursion or simply pampering on a lazy day with an extensive in-villa dining menu. Close to the comfort of your luxurious villa, you can also work out at the resort's infinity pool, tennis court and gym, or be pampered at the lavish spa and beauty salon. Water sport facilities are available subject to season and sea conditions.
Nestled in Intendance Bay with spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, one of the area's most beautiful beaches, swaying palm trees and lush tropical forest, Banyan Tree Seychelles provides a rare taste of paradise.
For the very best of Seychellois architecture, its 47 stunning pool villas combine contemporary, colonial and 'plantation' décor; from high sloping ceilings and louvered doors to ethnic woven textiles. For the ultimate in luxury, exclusivity and privacy, stay at the exquisite Presidential Villa, which occupies its very own private cove by the water’s edge.