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.
With views that could rend even the most discerning of traveller
s speechless this resort really is unlike any other of its sister chain hotels. An unrivalled
service, a unique blend of the Seychelles atmosphere, and the authenticity of the Four Seasons touch make this not just a Resort, but an experience.
Ephelia is big… a vast sprawl of a hotel on a rounded peninsula, benefitting from two very distinct beach areas. But Constance Hotel Group is notoriously clever in their management of crowds, and somehow manages to spread the burden of its guests between the variety of pools, dining rooms, restaurants and beaches such that the individual experience is personal and, at times, sublime.
Maia was built just after the Banyan and offers a very similar experience to the Banyan Tree. Huge suite rooms with private pools, and a lovely location on Mahe.