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 impossibly blue waters of the Indian Ocean, this luxury resort welcomes you to a true tropical paradise, spectacular and pristine. The resort is built into the hillside on a site 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 commands ocean views and features a private pool with spacious outdoor living areas. Inside, deluxe showers and sunken tubs elevate the lavish factor, and everything from DVD-equipped televisions to wireless Internet access ensure you stay entertained as well as indulged. Lie back in your sun lounger chaise, breathe in the sea-spiked air, and take in the pleasure that is this Seychelles paradise.
Certificate of Excellence, 2013 Trip Advisor
Top 10 Honeymoon Hotels Worldwide Gayot
Best Hotel for Leisure Facilities - Africa, Middle East and Indian Ocean
Gold List 2012 Condé Nast Traveller, UK