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Banyan Tree Seychelles in Mahe, Seychelles

When you imagine the most glorious far-flung island getaway, chances are that you're still not seeing just how beautiful it can be, until you arrive at Banyan Tree Seychelles. On an island surrounded by nothing but the pristine blue waters of the Indian Ocean, this luxury resort welcomes you to a true tropical paradise. The resort, a part of the Legend collection by Preferred Hotels & Resorts, is built into a hillside property that once belonged to George Harrison and Peter Sellars, and is now a fully restored mansion with a collection of modern plantation-style villas for guests. Each of the 60 villas have gorgeous ocean views and feature private pools with spacious outdoor living areas. Sit in relaxation as you breathe in the sea-spiked air, and take pleasure in what makes Seychelles a paradise of its own.

The atmosphere at Banyan Tree Seychelles is romantic,exotic, lush and refreshing. Indulge your senses at Banyan Tree Spa, where a full range of body treatments and beautifying services are offered in open-air hillside pavilions. The main infinity pool is a perfect spot for spending an afternoon in the sun while being tended to by friendly wait staff serving luscious fruit cocktails and flavorful snacks. Stay moving on the resort's tennis court and workout indoors at the hotel's gym, or take an afternoon stroll on the on-site walking trail. Explore the ocean via kayak and paddle around Intendance Bay, or arrange a fishing trip and try your hand at catching snapper, grouper, and sea bass. There are four tempting dining venues at the resort, which offer an array of cuisines from East Asian specialties to creative gourmet gastronomy. Get away from it all at the idyllic and unforgettable Banyan Tree Seychelles.

Location of Banyan Tree Seychelles

Banyan Tree Seychelles
Anse Intendance Takamaka
Mahe, Seychelles

Nearest Airport: SEZ

Amenities for Banyan Tree Seychelles

  • General Information
  • 47 Villas
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Pool Bar
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room Service
  • Snack Bar
  • Bar & Lounge
  • Picnics
  • Oceanfront Dining
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Concierge
  • Pool
  • Spa on Property
  • Library
  • Gift Shop
  • Walking Trails
  • Fitness Center
  • Theme Nights
  • Butler Service
  • Terrace
  • Gazebo
  • Art Collection
  • Car Rental
  • Private Whirlpools
  • Barbeque Area
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • Jogging Path
  • Tennis Court
  • Infinity Pool
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • PADI Dive Center
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bathrobes
  • DVD Players
  • Hair Dryers
  • Mini Bar
  • Satellite Television
  • Private Verandas
  • Flat-Screen Televisions
  • Private Pools
  • Private Gardens
  • Private Terraces
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Activities
  • Cooking Classes
  • Cultural Classes
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Excursions
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Mountain Biking
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Ecological Excursions
  • Stargazing
  • Canoeing
  • Nature Walks
  • Yoga
  • Boat Excursions
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Helicopter Tours
  • Surfing
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Cultural Tours
  • Bird Watching
  • Meditation
  • Boating
  • Sightseeing
  • City Tours
  • Golf
  • Nature Hikes
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Family
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Shopping
  • Art Galleries
  • Restaurants
  • Golf
  • Nightlife
  • Marina
  • Public Transportation
  • National Park
  • Nature Reserve
  • Market
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Spa & Wellness

Reviews for Banyan Tree Seychelles

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

We were disappointed with Banyan Tree - and the fact that this is a well-known Singapore brand from our own country makes it even more so. The biggest disappointment we would say stems from the fact that many of the issues we encountered during our stay had already been longstanding ones discussed in TripAdvisor: (1) that service was inconsistent, patchy and certainly not pro-active, especially housekeeping (some items were not replenished; turndown was not done even after coming back from dinner and calling the front desk) (2) that some of the hotel staff do not exude warmth and remain "very sluggish and passive" (even some at the front desk) as a previous reviewer mentioned; (3) that the hotel furnishings are aesthetically dated, tired and worn (even if the hotel has a yearly programme which strives to upkeep the décor); (4) that there was problematic marketing of their "ocean view villa" where these accommodation did not boast of such views at all unless you stood up (then please don't market your villas as such on your website); (5) that our birthdays went unacknowledged (not even a greeting or fruit platter or small gesture was offered, so why have us indicate this in our bookings or reflect this on the booking form when we checked in?); (6) that there were malfunctions in the villa that should have been checked before the villa was given to us (warm air-conditioning; broken chair; rusty fixtures; stained curtains; spotty WiFi connection); (7) that there were cockroaches in the room (yes, this is a tropical climate with heavy foliage surrounding rooms, but so is Phuket, the Maldives, Bali, Sri Lanka, etc. and we never experienced this issue at all); (8) that the hotel claims that it is environmentally friendly, yet does not serve its own water available in our villas in glass bottles and rather expects us to pay for expensive local plastic-bottled water; and the list continues... The point about writing reviews and filling up feedback forms is to see how a hotel of this calibre and star-rating would redress and account for such shortcomings to improve further. Sadly, it seems that these have not been given serious attention, other than the usual management response on TripAdvisor that reads somewhat perfunctorily. We wanted to give Banyan Tree an opportunity in spite of the reviews we had initially read - that we should experience the hotel first-hand before passing judgment given that there were positive ones too - but unfortunately, these issues occurred during our stay too! To be fair, let us however also say that some of the staff were really exceptional and genuine, and we enjoyed interacting with them - Heni during breakfast; Rezaul and Juliet at Chez Lamar; May at the front-desk; and Alex (F&B manager). They are the real stars of the hotel and worked very hard but always with a smile and with heart. The setting of the hotel and the beach in front of it (Anse Intendance) - as other reviews have pointed out - was impeccable, which matched the spacious Creole-style villas and architecture perfectly. Seychelles is a beautiful country and we were glad to have visited it. But it is also very, very expensive - even more so than the Maldives (which we visited four times) and many other cities we have travelled to - so for us, one visit is enough. This is reflected in the food and transportation costs (e.g. 40 Euros for one cheeseburger; 100 Euros return taxi to the town 30 minutes away). Ultimately we really wanted to like Banyan Tree and while the review may read as somewhat harsh and we are sure others would have experienced Banyan Tree more positively than others, we honestly felt that given the high costs we paid and the reputation of the hotel, it could have been so much better.

Nalk - Singapore, Singapore

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent 4 nights at the Banyan Tree Seychelles and although overall it’s a very nice property, we found it lacking in many areas relative to the cost. Set on a beautiful piece of land on the southwest part of Mahe on Anse Intendance, the Banyan Tree is peaceful and quite beautiful at night. But, the light of day shows the need for updating and improved maintenance. Aside from that, there were too many incidents of a property trying to be top notch and justifiable of its price, but falling short. Slow service at dinner one night with a server who seemed indifferent. On two occasions, a call for a buggy (golf cart) to take us to the far end of the property to dinner and to check out on our final morning went unheeded. Both times it required a second call and a wait of about 10 minutes with the answer being that they didn’t get the first request, despite me speaking live to the front desk. On the morning of check out when I waited with luggage for a buggy after 2 requests, the attendant finally arrived and was very indifferent to the long wait experienced. Each time we went to leave for the day in our rental car, it was a humorous experience with the staff trying to locate our car keys. They don’t identify the keys well, apparently, so each time I had to identify the keys myself from the drawer. On 2 occasions, I was directed to where the car was parked, despite calling ahead to have the car brought up so we could more easily load the car with our day’s snorkeling and hiking gear. Not 5 star standards. The property needs a makeover, as it’s appearing rather unpolished. Maintenance of the grounds needs improving for this property to live up to its potential. On the positive side, our ocean view villa #303 was situated higher up on the hill with fantastic views and total privacy. We mostly took the 5 minute walk to the lobby area, but most would likely want the buggy ride. The villa was spacious, well designed and decorated. The villa includes its own negative edge pool with a covered sitting area, and a spa set by itself that we enjoyed under the stars several nights...very peaceful and relaxing. Even from up high on the property, we could hear the crashing of waves on the beach which we found quite soothing. Breakfast each morning was very good, with a nice selection of items buffet style with options of cooked to order offerings such as eggs benedict, omelets, etc. The best dinner by far is at Saffron, their Thai inspired restaurant. We dined there twice and both times we found the service and food to be excellent. Quite pricey, but worth it. Overall, the a Banyan Tree Seychelles is a very nice property. But, for a little more money, the Four Seasons about a 15 minutes drive up the road will show you what the Banyan Tree aspires to be.


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

Had a amazing relaxing moment in this purely magnificent Resort. Definitely the place to be. Everything is just wonderful. enjoyed our short stay. We wish we could stay longer. Great Breakfast selection..

Jahremie E

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

We have just returned from a blissful eight night honeymoon at the Banyan Tree. It was fabulous. The hillside villa with huge private terrace, plunge pool and hot tub was a luxurious oasis with awesome views and the crashing ocean on the rocks below. It was mesmerising. The staff are wonderfully friendly, happy, helpful and at the same time discreet. Sometime service could be a little slow but it's the Seychelles and on a relaxing break that really doesn't matter, part of the charm even. We enjoyed all the restaurants and there is plenty of choice to try something new each night. The beach is stunning and beautifully clean but a word of warning - it is generally too rough for much swimming, or in September anyway. We were disappointed at the start of the week by the lack of sun loungers on the beach for guests who were not staying in beach villas but were told new ones were on the way. By the end of the week they indeed started arriving by the rum shack, a great improvement. Overall and wonderful experience we'd most definitely recommend.

Lorna M - England

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

I've stayed there for 6 days with my whole family. Prisca in the lobby is very kind, took a lot of time to introduce the excursions, answering our questions and preparing spas. She's very patient in the whole time, her recommends and suggestions really helped a lot. Rezeal in the restaurant also spend a lot of time for us, introduced the food and culture, remembered our favour. Just 2 little pity. When we come there, it is very rough sea, so we can't go swimming or snorkeling in the sea, just spend lots of time by the pool. Also, the ocean view room cannot see the ocean because of the coconut tree.

PomeloTea - Beijing, China

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