The First Hotel in the Seychelles
Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove
The history of the hotel stretches back to a time long before our birth. The warm, smiling hospitality of the Seychellois and the stunning view from our expansive terrace overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches on Mahe Island, encapsulate an experience steeped in tradition and natural beauty.
What amazed us most?
Nestled at the western tip of Seychelles, within the bay of the picturesque Beau-Vallon Beach, the hotel seamlessly blends with the island's landscape. Upon arrival, we were instantly enveloped by the tranquility of this haven, falling in love with its endless lush gardens, vibrant flowers, and leaf-draped pathways.
We were fortunate to secure a splendid suite boasting an ocean view, a spacious balcony, and an open-concept bath area within our bedroom—transcending the traditional separation of bathrooms. The word 'amazing' scarcely does justice to our experience. As dusk descended, the simple act of uncorking a bottle of wine and unwinding in a warm bath, all while basking in the night sky through the terrace windows, transcended the mundane, transporting us to a realm of serenity.
"Despite its perch on the rocks and cliffs, the hotel invites guests to wander through its beautiful gardens or engage in a game of tennis—a unique offering in this part of the island."
The hotel embodies the essence of Seychellois hospitality, boasting a rich heritage that dates back to 1943. This authentic property, nestled amidst lush vegetation at the tip of the renowned Beau-Vallon beach, mirrors a unique cultural voyage. Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove presents a selection of exceptionally stylish rooms and suites, thoughtfully preserving many of its original features.
Our days were mostly spent reveling in the beach's allure. The secluded location of the 3km pristine stretch lends an almost private feel, allowing us to fully immerse ourselves in the tranquil beauty of the shore.
What else is there to do?
Embark on a refreshing walk or an invigorating hike along well-laid out nature trails in the mountains. While some paths may present a steep challenge initially, reaching the summit proves to be a rewarding endeavor! The vistas from atop are breathtaking, and the experience of traversing through a pristine cloud forest—home to unique flora and fauna found nowhere else on Earth—is awe-inspiring.
With the Indian Ocean at your doorstep, it would indeed be a missed opportunity not to indulge in kayaking and snorkeling adventures.
Catch a glimpse of the rich marine life that graces the Archipelago all year round. In fact, this island chain boasts some of the finest snorkeling spots globally. Here, you'll have the chance to swim alongside a colorful spectrum of marine life, including the rainbow-colored Parrotfish, angelfish, lionfish, sea turtles, rays, and a variety of corals, enhancing your underwater exploration.
How to get there?
The hotel is somewhat secluded, with the most convenient mode of transportation being a taxi. A transfer can be arranged either at the time of your booking or upon arrival at the International Airport.