Luxtripper Travel Editor
Located on the southwest coast of Mahé, the Four Seasons Resort quietly rests upon a rich hilltop, and creates a sensation of seclusion, whilst only being a scenic 40-minute drive from the city centre. Home to two UNESO World Heritage Sites, this Indian Ocean dreamscape is abounding with exceptional shopping, dining, sports activities, and art, all of which are easily accessible from the resort.
Elegantly strewn with 67 luxury resort villas, accommodation can be found perched on stilts on either the beachside, or upon a forested hillside. Adorned in an authentic Creole style, rooms reflect the serene personality of the island, whilst maintaining a strong sense of contemporary sophistication.
Boasting a host of internationally recognised chefs, the resort also has two outstanding restaurants, and two diverse lounges set amidst hill and beachside locations. The traditional essence of the island can also be experienced through a range activities organised through the concierge, including Creole culture classes, coconut husking, cookery classes, catamaran sailing, jungle trekking, and surf excursions.
Delight in charming tree house living, and admire serene views across the glittering Indian Ocean. With 11 different types of guest rooms, suites, and private residences available, the Four Seasons has something suitable for every traveller type, and for all different group sizes.
Occupying a breathtaking hillside location, Serenity Villas are ideal for couples seeking an intimate escape. With endless views of Petite Anse, tropical forestry, and turquoise waters, privacy is guaranteed in this secluded villa accommodation. Complete with a king size bed, and a rustic hardwood outdoor dining pavilion, the Serenity Villa also features an infinity-edge plunge pool, making it the ultimate place to unwind without interruption.
Families may prefer to opt for garden-view villas as they are set at a lower elevation close to the beach, making it both safer, and easier for small children to get around. Close to restaurants and the beach, garden-view villas are enveloped with manicured gardens, and the fragrant aroma of lemongrass and frangipani fills the air with its delicate sweetness. Parallel to the shoreline, guests can also enjoy views of the resort’s lagoon, whilst looking out for hedgehogs and geckos in the forest surroundings.
Occupying between 4-6 adults, larger groups can relax in one of the resort’s private residences. Complete with large outdoor and indoor spaces, inclusive of three decks and a private pool, these villas are the definitive choice for entertaining friends and family. With sweeping ocean views, a fully equipped kitchen, and two master bedrooms, there is plenty of room for all.
Serving-up a mixture of local, Southeast Asian, and Mediterranean cuisine, the restaurants at the Four Seasons deliver a global dining experience. Innovative and eclectic, all restaurants and lounges capture the flair of the island with a contemporary twist. The resort’s prime dining spot is Kannel, and it offers fresh fish and seafood on a tranquil beachside location. Children's menus are also available for younger guests.
For quick bites and light lunches, the accompanying Kannel Bar has a poolside position, and is a calming spot to sip on a refreshing cocktail or fruit juice. There is also a shisha menu available, so guests can enjoy a variety of flavours from a traditional Middle Eastern water-pipe.
The spa at the Four Seasons Resort is dedicated to recovery and relaxation. Complete with five separate pavilions, and offering seven different signature rituals, guests can chose from an enticing selection of therapies from the spa menu. After a long day in the sun, many guests like to go for a sun soother treatment. Aimed at calming the skin, specialists use sondashi lavender and geranimum plant extracts to calm and renew the skin. In addition to this, a night spa is available, and guests can indulge in a full moon massage, whilst unwinding under the light of the stars. There are also separate treatments for children, including the sleep time massage, and a coconut and passionfruit body treatment.
Private, group, and paddle-board yoga sessions are also available in the spa pavilions. With bonfire beach yoga, and mountain meditation on offer, guests can try a different type of yoga in a unique setting every day.
An outstanding collection of excursions and experiences are offered by the resort, including both cultural and sporting activities. Tours are available to Mahé island, affording guests the opportunity to visit the capital of Victoria where they can participate in island life by perusing the bustling street markets, taking a scenic walk through the magical eighteenth-century spice gardens of Jardin du Roi, stopping by the island’s rich tea plantations, or taking a trip to a traditional rum distillery. The breathtaking mountain rainforests of Morne Seychellois National Park, and the soft white sand beaches of Anse Takamaka, and Beau Vallon can also be enjoyed. Before leaving the Seychelles, visitors should make sure they pay the majestic Aldabra tortoises a visit!