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About the hotel
SETTING & STYLE
The STORY Seychelles Beau Vallon Beach is a 5-star boutique hotel set in landscaped gardens, close to popular Beau Vallon Bay on Mahé Island. With a choice of suites and villas, it's ideal for guests seeking relaxed casual elegance on their Seychelles holiday.
The STORY Seychelles Beau Vallon Beach, a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, is located next to the 3km white sand beach of Beau Vallon Bay. Only 30 minutes from Mahe international airport and just 15 minutes from the capital Victoria, the resort combines natural Seychellois authenticity and heritage with modern day comforts.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
The resort features 5 restaurants and 2 bars.
Vascos: The resort’s main restaurant is the perfect spot to enjoy breakfast and a hearty dinner. Open-aired, bright and contemporary in decor, it offers both indoor and al fresco seating. The buffet and live stations feature an infusion of international and Creole cuisines and offers a daily changing theme for dinner.
Seyshima: Seyshima oozes Asian sophistication and is renowned for its mouth-watering selection of Teppanyaki and Sushi. It has long since become the best venue for Japanese cuisine on the island where patrons can dine à la carte or at the Teppanyaki counter to enjoy a Teppan show by the chef. Don’t forget to try the Seyshima cocktail – a resort signature.
Eden: Nestled between the luscious greenery of the gardens and the beach, Eden is a hub of gastronomic experiences. Both romantic yet authentic, it serves a delicious selection of Creole inspired mouth-watering, fresh seafood and prime cuts of meat from the BBQ.
Trader Vic’s: One of the best restaurants in Mahe, Trader Vic’s is an internationally renowned restaurant and bar. The French-Polynesian venue is the life and soul of the Beau Vallon and home to the famous Mai Tai® cocktail – which dates back to 1944. Featuring an eclectic cuisine – enhanced by using a Chinese wood-fired oven, it offers an exciting atmosphere with the exotic decor, including timeless and authentic artefacts from around the globe. Sit in the spectacular interior space, or on the terrace overlooking the lagoon, while enjoying a delightful medley of Cuban music every night (except Mondays) and complimentary weekly Salsa classes.
Tête-à-tête: Create a lifetime of memories with this unique dining concept – this isn’t a restaurant, it’s an experience. After meeting with the Executive Chef to create your own menu, you can relax in total seclusion by a candle lit table on the beach, under a ceiling of stars and enjoy the blissful sounds of the waves for an unforgettable experience. Advanced booking is highly recommended to ensure a truly bespoke experience.
1502 Bar: The resort’s main bar, 1502 Bar is a quintessential venue renowned for its sophisticated style and service. Named after the year the Seychelles was discovered by Vasco da Gama, it’s the place to discover your own paradise with our concoction of delectable cocktails, fine wines and spirits. For those who feel peckish, there is everything from bar bites to curries, something for everyone.
Ripples Pool Bar: Located adjacent to the swimming pool, Ripples is a casual yet chic venue serving a wide selection of drinks, light bites and snacks. It also offers BBQ lunch every Sunday.
The resort has two swimming pools, a stunning 24-meter-long infinity pool equipped with sun loungers and parasols and one for small children (40cm deep).
Health & Spa
Sesel Spa offers a selection of signature treatments that infuse the best of Western and Eastern techniques – all implemented by expert therapists who take a holistic approach to wellness. The luxury relaxation areas offer a tranquil setting for both pre and post massage treatments so make sure you spend some time here to truly rediscover wellness. Named as a tribute to its destination (Sesel is the Creole name for Seychelles), this blissful space features a total of seven treatment rooms including five single rooms and two couple suites – in addition to a Vichy Hydrotherapy room. We also have a salon for nails, hair and other beauty therapies. The resort also offers a beauty salon.
Beau Vallon Beach has 3km of white sand beach and turquoise water and it´s the only swimmable beach in Mahe all year round. This boutique Resort has a natural reef that you can reach swimming 50m directly from the beach. Loungers are available to the guests free of charge.
The Tree Tops Kids' Club takes children up to 12 years of age and is open 6 days a week from 9am to 5pm (closed on Wednesdays), offering a range of indoor and outdoor activities, learning sessions and arts & crafts. Babysitting is available for an additional charge.
Overlooking the lagoon, the resort’s gym is equipped with state-of-the-art Life Fitness cardio machines and free weights. It is accessible 24hrs a day. A yoga pavilion is also available, offering complimentary morning/afternoon sessions from Monday to Thursday.
The resort also features a tennis court, a beach volleyball court, petanque and a life-sized chess board.
The STORY Seychelles Beau Vallon Beach Resort offers a great variety of motorized and non-motorized water sports which you can book in the lobby, including jet-ski, kayaking, water skiing, banana ride, knee boarding or get your feet in the air while parasailing to get a better view of the bay. The resort can also help arrange other activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving and game fishing.
- Room Facilities:
100 air-conditioned suites and villas, all with ceiling fan, king size bed (some twins available), shower and bath, hairdryer, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi access, mini-bar, tea/coffee facilities, indoor and outdoor dining areas, balcony or terrace. Villas also have a private plunge pool, outdoor rain shower, espresso machine as well as direct access to the beach.
Junior Suite with balcony: The spacious Junior Suites infuse modern décor with a traditional Seychellois style. They offer a plush, comfortable double bed and lounge area. The bathroom includes a freestanding bathtub, double sink and separate rain shower. A large balcony overlooks the luscious greenery of the resort gardens. Max occupancy 2 adults + 1 child (up to 18 years old). 55sqm.
Junior Suite with Garden Terrace: The Garden Suites are modern with traditional Seychellois inspiration and include a comfortable double bed and lounge area. The bathroom features a freestanding bathtub, double sink and separate rain shower. A private terrace opens out onto the resort gardens and is equipped with sun loungers. Max occupancy 2 adults + 1 child (up to 12 years old). 55sqm.
Beach Pool Villa: Combining true Seychellois style with the ultimate in chic modern décor, these Beach Pool Villas are both opulent and grand. They offer a sanctuary within a sanctuary and feature a private pool, pool deck and cabana – all leading out directly onto the Beau Vallon Beach. The bathroom opens onto another private terrace which makes for a purely natural bathing experience in either the stand-alone bathtub or the indoor and outdoor showers. A king-size bed under a draped cotton canopy dominates the bedroom and is adjacent to a chaise lounge and relaxation area and dining table. Max occupancy 2 adults + 1 child (up to 12 years old). 147sqm.
Grand Beach Pool Villa: This one-of-a-kind Grand Beach Pool Villa is a wanderlust’s dream. Adjacent to the beach, they offer unparalleled space and comfort and are complete with a canopied king-sized bed, lounge area, sofa, a separate dining room and a full list of luxury amenities. The private terrace area is paradise redefined with a large outdoor pool, deck area, a relaxation cabana and outdoor rain shower. They are totally secluded and are just a shell’s throw away from the resort’s azure waters. This is our very best option for your once in a lifetime holiday experience. Max occupancy 2 adults + 1 child (up to 12 years old). 247sqm.
The resort also offers 2 two-bedrooms Grand Beach Villas, which can accommodate a max of 4 people each (4 adults or 3 adults + 1 child or 2 adults + 2 children up to 12 years old).