Banyan Tree - Seychelles

Seychelles, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Banyan Tree Seychelles, nestled in picturesque Intendance Bay, is truly a tropical paradise. Contemporary creole-style villas, each with its own private plunge pool, are nestled into the lush tropical hillside overlooking the Indian Ocean. Enjoy fine dining in the hotel's restaurants or watch the sun set at your very own romantic moonlit beach dinner. Recharge your body, soul and spirit with treatments and therapies in the Banyan Tree Spa. Take a walk along the beautiful Intendance Bay, or simply enjoy the ocean view from the infinity pool. Either way, make the most of this haven of tranquility.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Honeymoon
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Tennis
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant
  • Scuba Diving

Where is it

On Mahé Island, beside the beautiful beach of Anse Intendance. Transfer from Seychelles International Airport: 40 minutes.

Hotel information

60 Villas. All have terrace, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, private plunge pool, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, TV, DVD/CD player, complimentary WiFi, telephone, mini-bar*, safe and hairdryer. Villa Ocean View have views of the hillside and ocean, with one king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults (plus 1 child on a sofa bed).

Half Board option: Includes buffet breakfast plus dinner in a choice of restaurants (supplements may apply).

Full Board option: Includes buffet breakfast, plus lunch and dinner in a choice of restaurants (supplements may apply).


Villa Sea View overlook the ocean, with one king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults (plus 1 child on a sofa bed).

Villa Beachfront have direct access to the beach, with one king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults (plus 1 child on a sofa bed).

Au Jardin d'Epices restaurant (open for buffet breakfast, light lunches and International-style dinner), Saffron Restaurant (Thai and South East Asian cuisine), Chez Lamar (Creole cuisine), In Villa Dining. La Varangue lounge bar and pool bar. Destination Dining Experiences including beach picnics and moonlight dinners. Infinity swimming pool. Spa*. Gym. Snorkelling. Canoeing. Tennis court. Table tennis. Bicycles. Yoga. Shop. Complimentary WiFi. Hawksbill Turtle Watch from Oct to Feb.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Jul 18, 2019 RonDj Cebu Island, Philippines

I was invited by my friend who celebrated birthday and stayed in the ocean view villa. I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful view and the fresh sea breeze from the villa's balcony. Intendance beach is the most beautiful beach in Mahe.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing honeymoon

Jul 10, 2019 jessnoy Ipswich, United Kingdom

The Banyan Tree was the last leg of our honeymoon , and we were expecting Great things after reading the reviews on here and from the website. However we wish we had done more research - the hotel was quite run down and in need of a refurbishment and felt like a ghost town in parts. The service and quality was more like a 3 star not a 5 star -… Read more
The Banyan Tree was the last leg of our honeymoon , and we were expecting Great things after reading the reviews on here and from the website. However we wish we had done more research - the hotel was quite run down and in need of a refurbishment and felt like a ghost town in parts. The service and quality was more like a 3 star not a 5 star - especially in the main restaurant and lobby. It was like a school canteen , the breakfast selection is outdated and of poor quality indeed , the bread and pastries are awful. It was only after we had complained that the service began to improve but by then our experience had been ruined , we could not fault the Thai restaurant Saffron and their very friendly staff though . Such a shame - the rest of the hotel was not held to higher standards . As the hotel is so far away from everything else you would expect there to be activities organised but no , no water sports equipment either , you can’t even swim in the sea as it’s too rough and dangerous . The best day we had at the banyan tree was when we left the hotel and ventured out , the rest of the time I was bored stiff. We also spotted jellyfish in beach which we were not warned about. I’m afraid we cannot recommend this hotel and it is very misleading stating it is a 5 star. Just not good enough Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Banyan Tree hospitality indeed a legendary!

Jul 9, 2019 k4m_M Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

After a few weeks back from our vacation in Seychelles, now I get the opportunity to sit and re-immerse in one of the best memory of our recent holiday, ever! Banyan Tree Seychelles has ultimately spoiled us endlessly. After reading a few comments on the web, we decided to spend our final leg of our vacation in this property. We had a great… Read more
After a few weeks back from our vacation in Seychelles, now I get the opportunity to sit and re-immerse in one of the best memory of our recent holiday, ever! Banyan Tree Seychelles has ultimately spoiled us endlessly. After reading a few comments on the web, we decided to spend our final leg of our vacation in this property. We had a great experience in Banyan Tree Maldives and obviously, we were expecting to repeat at least the same level of a remarkable experience. And, Banyan Tree Seychelles never failed us! The journey from the capital to Banyan Tree took us around 40 minutes. We arrived at the property just around 5 pm, followed by a rang of the bell (perhaps a symbol of guest arrival, I would say) and glad to receive a warm welcome from the staff. They offered us welcome drinks while waiting for the check-in process. The process was smooth, and they surprised us by upgrading our room up by four categories. As a gold member of Accor, we were expecting an upgrade, but the upgrade usually would not go beyond one category up! Admittedly, this compliment made both of us smile from ear to ear! The villa is spacious and strategically located in front of the beach. For those who enjoy the sound of waves crashing, this is a perfect villa for you! It is an ideal spot for stargazing too! There were a welcome drink and fruit plate ready on the table upon our arrival at the villa and has enriched our experience more and more! During our stay, we tried the famous Saffron (serving authentic Thai fusion) and Chez Lamar (serving Creole cooking and Arabic specialities). We prefer the latter; surprisingly, the portion of seafood platter was significant, and the heavenly taste of the cuisine startled us, indeed! We had an opportunity to try the award-winning spa of Banyan Tree. Yes, the spa is genuinely living up to its name. You will never regret it! Oh not to forget, our anniversary cake was served on our final night at the property; a final gesture that touches our heart! Like any other property, there was a small hick-up (Jacuzzi and Sauna Room not functioning correctly); however, the team managed to fix it simultaneously. A special thank you to Mr Sunny (the front office manager). He was helpful, and his sincerity in accommodating our need and request was admirable. His team undeniably made our stay exceptionally extraordinary. We would love to come back to this property and highly recommended to those who highly value the privacy. This place grants you an opportunity to dwell in your little world as if you are the only guest of the property. I would end this review by saying that Banyan Tree hospitality indeed a legendary! And, thank you for making our stay memorable! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing beautiful honeymoon

Jul 3, 2019 NanniChicca Bratislava, Slovakia

This hotel was AMAZING! It has the most amazing and beautiful location and beach. Every single room had an amazing view (even the cheapest one), big patio with private pool. Stuff was super nice, infinity pool is to die for. We will be definitely back one day. The victorian architecture is beautiful and it fits perfectly to the location. It is one… Read more
This hotel was AMAZING! It has the most amazing and beautiful location and beach. Every single room had an amazing view (even the cheapest one), big patio with private pool. Stuff was super nice, infinity pool is to die for. We will be definitely back one day. The victorian architecture is beautiful and it fits perfectly to the location. It is one beautiful paradise. Read less
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Jul 3, 2019 albertsmith98

It was the best honeymoon. The landscape of the hotel is breathtaking, the staff friendly and helpful. we wanted to stay a little longer on the last day. And as I checked out, I thought. It's a place I want to visit again probably for my wedding anniversary. Banyan Tree is the best choice we made.