Tropical, unspoilt, and blissfully remote, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is a kind of castaway sanctuary - the perfect place, that is, to cast away the stresses of the daily grind.
Carved into a hillside on the remote Indian Ocean island of Mahé, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles seeks not to impose itself on the landscape so much as bend to its will. Its 67 villas, including five suites, are wrapped in dense jungle foliage, and feature more outdoor than indoor space. Building materials and design motifs embrace the island's Creole tradition, as timber and brick give way to breezy, spacious interiors.
Of course, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles doesn't go entirely native. Private plunge pools, deep soaking tubs, and flat-screen TVs are only some of the amenities you'll find in each room. The spa, shared fitness facilities, and a massive outdoor infinity pool round out the list of Western accoutrements.
FOUR SEASONS ROOMS
The 62 single-bedroom villas and five two- and three-bedroom suites come in a variety of locations. Lower-level garden view villas are closer to the main pool, the beach and the informal Kannel restaurant; while the hilltop, ocean view villas (which are pricier) are prime honeymoon hideaways with outdoor showers, treetop sun-lounging decks and glassy infinity pools.
The rather formal European-Colonial style interiors include a TV/lounge area, a canopied Sealy bed and a gloriously big bathroom with a sunken tub set at the foot of floor-to-ceiling windows. For those with even more demanding needs eight of the three- to six-bedroom residential villas are also available to rent complete with a house butler.
Hilltop Ocean View Villa
IMAGES FROM FOUR SEASONS:
Dine alfresco in the Kannel Restaurant or all day by the pool at Kannel Bar
The Resort covers a secluded area of 170 acres on the southwest coast of Mahé.
Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort And Spa Hotel has a large outdoor swimming pool, sun terrace and relaxation areas
The facilities here are top-notch, including a beachside infinity pool
A hilltop spa with five private massage pavilions and an on-site yoga master, a techno gym, an excellent watersports centre (offering diving, snorkelling, sailing and kayaking)
adventure, beach, honeymoon, wellness
When to go:
January – April; June – October
Flight duration from the UK:
10 hours (approximate)