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 October to February.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A little bit of paradise

May 28, 2020 AnnaNickB Newport, United Kingdom

4 days of paradise. My husband booked this as a surprise birthday holiday for me and from first contact the staff were brilliant in helping him set up the surprise he wanted. We stayed in villa 304, a Sanctuary Ocean View Pool Villa. This was in March, just before coronavirus changed the world. The villa was amazing, the view wherever you were… Read more
4 days of paradise. My husband booked this as a surprise birthday holiday for me and from first contact the staff were brilliant in helping him set up the surprise he wanted. We stayed in villa 304, a Sanctuary Ocean View Pool Villa. This was in March, just before coronavirus changed the world. The villa was amazing, the view wherever you were within the room, bathroom, pool, jacuzzi or sun deck was stunning. It was also totally private. The only little niggle was the poor wifi signal. We loved our stay here. Intendance beach was quiet and we enjoyed walking up and down it most days. The food was excellent. We ate in the Saffron and Au Jardin d'Epices restaurants, had the beach dining and the cook in your own villa experiences. The service from the staff was exceptional for both experiences. We sat outside for breakfast each day overlooking the beach and sea. Service for breakfast was hit and miss, but the food itself was great and it didn’t stop our enjoyment. We only drank in the Rum Shack once, but enjoyed it. It’s well worth visiting the Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation Centre to see the giant tortoises. The staff there were really passionate about what they were doing. We mostly chose to walk around the resort, but there is a buggy service to get you to wherever you want on the resort. Another small niggle, on our last morning the buggy we had prebooked didn’t turn up to get us and our luggage as planned. While this intitally caused us a bit of a panic, we realised when we got to the airport we needn’t have worried. Mahé airport is so laid back, there was no need to get there 3 hours before to check in. All in all, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in villa 304, the only significant negative was that we had to leave! Especially when we found out what we were coming home to! It is without doubt the best room we have ever stayed in! We hired a car to get around, which was well worth it. While the island is small, the roads mean that it takes longer than you expect to get from a to b. We drove around most of the island. For us, aside from Intendance our favourite beaches were Cap Ternay, Barbarons, Carana, Port Laney and especially Police Bay. Highly recommend this place to stay. Read less
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Apr 12, 2020 lud Levallois-Perret, France

However the global situation was awful, we had a wonderful Time. Upgraded to a beach villa, 110, everything was fine The room, the food, the service, the beach, the spa were all great. A beautiful place... Yes, it should be refurbished, even more than that. But really, it didnt bother us and you never feel in an old or worn place in your room or… Read more
However the global situation was awful, we had a wonderful Time. Upgraded to a beach villa, 110, everything was fine The room, the food, the service, the beach, the spa were all great. A beautiful place... Yes, it should be refurbished, even more than that. But really, it didnt bother us and you never feel in an old or worn place in your room or lobby/restaurant/spa... Of course, everything is expensive but in the seychelles and a luxury hôtel, you can expect it. Definitely, we will bé back one day. Read less
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Apr 6, 2020 thegymlad St. Catharines, Canada

The breakfast is very delicious, the rooms are clean and tidy, the hotel environment is good, suitable for vacation. So happy to stay at David Beckham’s honeymoon spot. It is far from the city. The sunset every night it’s so beautiful.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely Peaceful Hotel in a wonderful with amazing Staff

Mar 24, 2020 Antonegea London, United Kingdom

Recently stayed in this wonderful hotel for 2 weeks total relaxation. Not being the most modern hotel this hotel has wonderful warmth and charm which suits me compared to larger more contemporary establishments. From the wonderful pool villas with extremely comfortable beds/bed linen to the great restaurants and food. All staff, without exception… Read more
Recently stayed in this wonderful hotel for 2 weeks total relaxation. Not being the most modern hotel this hotel has wonderful warmth and charm which suits me compared to larger more contemporary establishments. From the wonderful pool villas with extremely comfortable beds/bed linen to the great restaurants and food. All staff, without exception were amazing and so friendly. Although didn’t use the Spa facilities did have a manicure & charming Manicurist Vira gave me the best manicure I’ve had. Nothing in this hotel is cheap but I was happy to accept this in view of the excellent quality of the food service etc. A big thanks to the staff and management! Once the Corona virus allows would love to return to this hotel. Read less
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Mar 24, 2020 janehH3268XZ

We stayed there for 10 nights around the break of the Corona virus so self isolated / constricted to the hotel villa / beach / tennis keeping safe distances Despite the 10 percent occupancy in the remaining days, the hotel continued its full menu and exceptional standards in offering French, Thai and Moroccan fare. David Andrews, the food… Read more
We stayed there for 10 nights around the break of the Corona virus so self isolated / constricted to the hotel villa / beach / tennis keeping safe distances Despite the 10 percent occupancy in the remaining days, the hotel continued its full menu and exceptional standards in offering French, Thai and Moroccan fare. David Andrews, the food and drink manager, runs an exceptional team who provide outstanding food and service. A credit to you all throughout the difficult period, you excelled at what you do best and never demonstrated any stress Housekeeping provided extra cleaning with genuine charm and grace. Rebecca helped is feel at ease and even helped us pack Socially distant tennis continued and staff provided extra water Communication at hotel re flights was excellent An amazing team always performs under pressure. Well done management ! Great training and motivation- your team smiled through Read less