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What amazed us most?

The history of the hotel - it was there long before we were born. The smiling Seychellois hospitality and the view of one of the most beautiful beaches on Mahe Island from our huge terrace.

Why should you come here?

To have the perfect getaway from the outside world and to experience a stay at a hotel dating back to 1943. Also to try Creole cuisine at one of the most popular restaurants on the island, Le Bourgeois Restaurant. The emotions while having an à la carte seafood dinner overlooking the ocean are out of this world.



The hotel is located on the Western tip of the Seychelles in the bay of the famous and picturesque Beau-Vallon Beach, and is perfectly integrated into the landscape of the island. We instantly felt the tranquility of this place and fell in love with the endless lush gardens, colourful flowers and leafy paths.

We were lucky to get a great suite with an ocean view, huge balcony and a bath in our bedroom (the bathrooms here are not separate from the bedrooms). Amazing doesn't even begin to describe it. By the end of the day, you just open a bottle of wine and relax in a hot bath while enjoying the night sky through the terrace windows.


  • Discover the smells and tastes of creole cuisine; experience à-la-carte fine dining, and unwind whilst sipping exotic cocktails accompanied by breathtaking views of the ocean in two restaurants and a waterfront bar.
  • Make sure to visit Zen Spa - a totally magical place for your looks and well-being, with a wide choice of beauty treatments and massages (we loved the Indian head massage), as well as the new line of luxury Elemis products. If you want something really special, order the massage in your room, or exclusively on the private wooden pontoon overlooking the sea.
  • And don’t forget to visit Sunset Bar pontoon. A unique setting to exchange wedding vows, have a surprise romantic dinner, or a peaceful haven to escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


    Go for a little walk or hike. The nature trails in the mountains are very well laid out. Although some tracks may be steep at the beginning, arriving at the summit makes it worthwhile! The views are stunning, as is the experience of walking in a virgin cloud forest surrounded by unique flora and fauna which can be seen nowhere else on earth.

    The Indian Ocean is right on your door step and it would be a shame to miss out on kayaking and snorkelling.

    Catch a glimpse of the rich marine life that surrounds the Archipelago year round. In fact, the island chain offers some of the best snorkelling spots in the world. Here you will have the opportunity to swim with an array of fish including the rainbow-coloured Parrotfish, angelfish, lion-fish, sea turtles, rays and various corals.


    The hotel is quite isolated and the best way to get there is to take a taxi. A transfer can be organised upon making your booking or after disembarking at the International Airport.