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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 3 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 3 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 4 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 5 days 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

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

I will start by saying that the setting here is absolutely stunning. This is my first time in the Seychelles and was curious to see whether it would stack up against the Maldives, which I've been to 10 times, and also fancied a change. Unfortunately the hotel lets itself and the beautiful location down massively. Only 5 days into a 14 night stay, however, and we feel so let down and disappointed. I'll start by saying including flights we've spent tens of thousands on this holiday, based on the fact this is supposed to be one of Kuoni's 'handpicked finest' choices. We spent the same at JA Manafaru in January, which was spectacular in every way. If you have the choice - go there instead! I've rated this average, only because of the amazing setting (which the hotel seems to be relying on) and the spa, where the service was good and the treatments were lovely, although the facilities let it down. More on that later! We arrived an hour after official check in, having travelled for 20 hours only to be told our room wasn't ready. My partner has early onset Parkinson's, so this wasn't ideal. We politely waited until it had been about an hour and had to be quite assertive when insisting we were allowed up to the room to rest. There were several problems with the room (an ocean view pool villa which is supposed to be the best type of room, bar the presidential), including a jacuzzi that didn't work, the bath plug didn't work, one of the sinks wouldn't drain. The place is just a bit tired and in need of a revamp. On the second day, we had no running water or toilet facilities for four hours because a pipe broke. No morning housekeeping on the first day. We were offered the villa next door which seemed better (though still tired). We were assured by one of the managers, Prisca (who in fairness is trying her best) that we would not have to pack as everything would be moved for us. However, this was not the case. When the bellboy turned up, he wouldn't take anything that wasn't in a suitcase. I had packed my belongings except my clothes as I didn't want to crease them. I tried to explain this, thinking he would be ok with at least taking my clothes across on the hangers. He either didn't understand, or refused, so I started to do this myself. He wouldn't help. When I put my clothes on the clothing rail in the new room it fell on top of me. The bell boy just stood watching and rudely told me to 'just use the other one'. Then he just disappeared and we were left to carry everything across ourselves despite the fact my partner was having issues moving at the time. There are still problems with the new room. Ripped and stained sheets. An open wire on the floor (don't want to touch it to see if it's live!). Drawers not working properly. Stained blinds. The small things could be overlooked if the service was good, but it's not 5 star standard. The waiting staff on the whole are polite (if occasionally you get the feeling a little dispirited) but the service is so slow. We waited 40 minutes for anyone to take our order for dinner the other day. Then we were left sitting outside in the rain whilst they took ages to get the bill, so we just left. We've had food come out overcooked, or wrong, and had to send it back, so more waiting. The actual food is all very average - mostly meat and fish with either fries, rice or vegetables. Hardly inspired. Steak the other night was so tough. We've exhausted the menu already and we've only been here a few days. We ordered to the room last night and had to resign to paying extra (we're on half board, where, by the way, not even soft drinks including water are part of the package) because the food actually comes quicker than in the restaurant. Breakfast has been cold. Pastries sometimes stale. More like a three star buffet. Today at breakfast a lady was having a huge go at the front of house manager for similar issues so we are clearly not the only ones to be having a bad time! I decided to book a full day of treatments at the the spa yesterday. The service is a lot better there - the treatments were lovely, but again, let down by the facilities. I was supposed to have a milk bath as part of the treatments and it broke and decided to drain away as soon as I stepped into it, pulling my foot into the hole with such force that it is now cut and bruised. The lady giving my treatment was lovely and did her best to make up for it, but seriously, how much of this place is falling apart?! I don't know how much the hotel takes responsibility for the beach, as a lot of the rooms sit on it, but yesterday I saw lightbulbs and tampon applicators strewn across it. Not pleasant. If you are hoping to swim in the sea, definitely book somewhere on another part of the island as apparently here the sea is often very rough, despite October supposedly being one of the best times of year to come. Kuoni should really mention this on their website. Definitely not suitable for children - the waves knocked even us over! We have asked to leave and are waiting for Kuoni to get back to us. In short, this is so NOT a five star destination. We have paid so much money to be here and I just feel so disappointed and conned. We have experienced true five star luxury in the Maldives and this falls so far short of that. We have paid the same amount of money, so it's not unfair to expect a similar standard of holiday.

hgreg0ry - London, United Kingdom

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