My Beach & Villa
Wonderful stay! The Banyan Tree Seychelles is elegant. After a long ferry crossing from La Digue to Mahé (via Praslin), under an alternation of rain and lead, I am happy to sit comfortably on the terrace of the hotel lobby.
Airy chic colonial architecture with a stunning view on a long dream beach! Miles of white sand bordered by coconut palms and the turquoise-emerald Indian Ocean. Gorgeous Anse Intendance bathed in the midday strong light. A pure delight!
Then we go in a kart towards my villa (picture below) nestled in a smaller beach, therefore more exclusive: a pure beauty! In this enchanting setting, I barely look inside the villa: I’m hypnotized by the ocean view from my infinite pool!
I Just Want To Swim!
Pictures below, the private path to access the small beach, where I will spend several hours alone in the water. A beach just for me … until sunset!
As effective as in a Thalasso spa, powerful strong waves! I complete the treatment with a steam bath in my large shower. A more than exclusive spa!
The Early Morning
The Breakfast In Peace
The Ocean Is Ubiquitous
The Banyan Tree Seychelles succeeds to highlight a magnificent nature, while adding a classic, discreet and very effective service.
You can eat straight the opposite Imposing granite rock of the Seychelles in the Au jardin d’épices, one of the hotel restaurants where I enjoy having breakfast (photos above and below)!
Turtles And Organic Vegetable Garden
The Wildlife Conservation Reabilitation Centre
My turtle girlfriends! From October to February turtles lay eggs on the beach of the hotel. The Wildlife Conservation Reabilitation Centre housed in the hotel’s huge property, takes care of turtles and heals the injured turtles.
In spa baths, “natural” environments have been created to welcome convalescent turtles (pictured left of the photo montage below).
And in the evening, returning to my villa, I have the pleasant surprise of finding a girlfriend tortoise in fabrics, nicely posed on sheets in the shape of waves!
The organic vegetable garden is close to the center for turtles. Cooking and tasting classes are organized in this kiosk surrounded by crops (photos below).
Thanks you, Dorina!
As I don’t know the Seychelles Creole cuisine, I ask Dorina, the awesome waitress at the Chez Lamar restaurant to choose my dinner (photos below). You can’t imagine the pressure (I only like what I know), LOL!
But Dorina made an excellent choice. In the photo montage above: photo 1, big crush for grated coconut slightly flavored with herbs. Photo 2, very refreshing : the Creole Octopus Salad With Local Lime.
Photo 3, tasty grilled local fish with 3 different sauces. I never use sauce, but here, I liked the one with curry coco and creole with tomato.
Everything was delicious, but it was way too much for my stomach ; ))
Photos & vidéos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.
Many thanks to the Banyan Tree Seychelles and its great team for this beautiful stay. Also many thanks to the Seychelles Tourism Board and Air Seychelles. As always, these are my opinions.