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About the hotel
SETTING & STYLE
Secluded and luxurious, Four Seasons Seychelles offers 67 treehouse-style villas and 27 Four Seasons Residences scattered amidst the lush hillside, that descend through rich vegetation to the private, horseshoe beach of Petite Anse. The calm waters of the private bay are perfect for swimming, scuba diving and snorkelling.
The resort covers a sheltered area of 170 acres on the South West coast of Mahe, only 30 minutes from the airport. All villas offer a private sanctuary close to the beach, all with their own private infinity pool and most of them with spectacular views of the azure waters of the Indian Ocean.
RESTAURANTS & BARS
3 restaurants and 2 bars can be found within the resort. All the restaurants offer a small taste of Seychelles.
Zez. Nestled high up the hillside overlooking the Indian Ocean, The Resort’s main restaurant, ZEZ offers an extensive International breakfast buffet with specialty dishes available à la carte, as well as fresh local fruits and fresh juices. Dinner showcases a Modern European menu. The restaurant focuses on simple cuisine and fresh ingredients, with fish featuring across the menu. An extensive wine list features 250 wine labels from the Old and New World.
Kannel restaurant. Kannel brings authentic international and Creole-influenced flavours to Petite Anse from a sheltered spot amongst the cinnamon trees adjacent to the pool. The restaurant also serves nutritionally balanced spa cuisine as well as snacks; lunch is an inspiring combination of lighter bites influenced by distinct Creole flavours, including ingredients grown in the Resort's lush grounds. Local favourites such as Creole Fish Curry, are served alongside sandwiches, wraps burgers and salads, and pizzas from the restaurant’s wood-fired oven.
Koi. Take a seat before the chef’s counter in the intimate Japanese restaurant and watch as our culinary team prepares sushi platters, tempura, signature rolls and savoury appetizers, with the hills of Petite Anse serving as a backdrop.
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles also offers all day In-Villa Dining, offering menus from all of the restaurants. Private Beach Dinners are arranged upon request.
Zez Lounge. Infused with a warm and refined elegance, ZEZ Lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy sushi and sashimi, pre-dinner cocktails or after dinner drinks. The Lounge's atmosphere is enhanced by its views of the ocean. Choose from a wide selection of cocktails, wines and cigars.
Kannel Bar. Located next to the pool and just steps away from the beach, Kannel Bar has a relaxed indoor-outdoor setting and offers refreshing fresh fruit drinks and cocktails throughout the day. A bar snack menu is available throughout the day, while the Bar and Restaurant menu is available for guests to enjoy at their leisure with service available on the beach or by the pool.
The resorts outdoor swimming pool is 28-metres long. It is located next to Kannel restaurant, on the edge of the beach and features both leisure and lap areas, surrounded by huge cinnamon trees. The pool area is furnished with chaise lounges and benefits from poolside dining and refreshment services.
Health & Spa
At the uppermost point of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, far above Petite Anse Bay, Le Syel Spa celebrates earthly beauty and cultural bounty. Spread over five separate pavilions, each one of the private, open-air spa suites features incredible hilltop views of the bay, changing facilities, two massage beds, outdoor bathtub, and rain shower.
The secluded, horseshoe beach that lies at the foot of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is one of the island’s best-kept secrets. Black granite boulders provide a dramatic backdrop to the powder-white sand and azure waters of the secluded cove. The bay is sheltered by dense vegetation and protected by an outer reef; as a result, the water is extremely calm, making it ideal for swimming and safe for families. The beach facilities include five cabanas, located just behind the tree line, offering scope for shaded daytime relaxation, Spa experiences, and a variety of evening dining experiences.
The Resort’s Fitness Centre is located near to the beach. The gym features extensive Technogym equipment with a focus on cardiovascular fitness and circuit training using free weights.
The Resort’s complimentary Kids For All Seasons Programme caters to children from 4 to 12 years old, from 9am to 9pm daily at the Pti Torti (Little Tortoises) clubhouse. Caring and experienced staff co-ordinate a variety of fun and educational experiences, including beach and outdoor activities, creative crafts and games.
The water sports pavilion houses its own PADI dive centre, offering scuba diving with state-of-the-art equipment and certified instructors as well as snorkelling equipment and excursions. WiseOceans are a marine education and conservation company who work with Four Seasons here to ensure that that the health of the marine environment in Petite Anse is assured every day. Full-time Marine Educators are based on property to allow to adults and children to discover more by taking them snorkelling on the reef. Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is the only place in Seychelles offering surf equipment hire and tuition from professional instructors. The team at Tropicsurf are experts in luxury surfing holidays, and there are several great spots just minutes from the Resort. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is also available to complement the complimentary activities available from the Resort team. Other pursuits on offer at the pavilion include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, 17ft Trimaran boating, and snorkelling. Additional beach equipment includes floating mats, inflatable balls and toys, beach rackets and accessories. To preserve the serenity of Petite Anse bay, motorised water sports are only available off-site, by prior arrangement.
Jogging / Walking trail
Joggers seeking a moderate course can take advantage of the Resort's jogging trail, which circles the lagoon and weaves through the gardens at the foot of the hillside. An advanced trail, more suitable for a comfortably paced walk, offers steep elevation changes and some of the most impressive views of the Resort. The routes range from 3 to 6 km (2 to 4 miles).
Off-site recreational activities
Tennis, hiking, bird watching, paragliding, barbecue boat trips to neighbouring islands and deep-sea fishing can all be booked through the Resort’s Concierge. Golf is available on the nearby island of Praslin, easily accessible by helicopter or a 15-minute plane ride from Mahé. Arrangements and tee-off times can be booked through the Concierge.
The Library occupies its own 56m2 (600ft2) pavilion surrounded by dense vegetation. Guests can relax with a collection of contemporary literature and books about the Seychelles and Creole culture. A flat-screen television is available along with complimentary high-speed internet access – for guests’ own laptops as well as through two Apple Mac computers, each with printing access.
The Resort has two stylish boutiques: an exclusive jeweller offering an elegant range of diamond and pearl jewellery and the Four Seasons Shop, featuring a high-quality range of handbags, clothing and shoes, gifts sundries and souvenirs.
- Room Facilities:
Perfect for tranquil getaways, all Guest Rooms are stand-alone air-conditioned villas that feature large sunken bathtubs and private pools, located either by the beach or nestled among the lush tropical hillside. They all feature a stilted pavilion, with indoor and outdoor living space extending with a large infinity plunge pool, outdoor shower, glass-walled bath, separate WC and walk-in dressing room, plus 27” TV, DVD player, iPod dock come as standard.
Serenity Villa: On the hill, in the upper section of the resort, these one-bedroom villas are some of the resort’s most private rooms, surrounded by lush jungle greenery and expansive views across Petite Anse bay. Serenity Villas have been specifically designed with couples in mind. Furniture is comfortable for two to share, and amenities have been tailored for romance. Max Occupancy 2 adults + 1 child (One king bed + one day bed or crib). 186sqm.
Hilltop Ocean-View Villa: On the hill, in the upper section of the Resort, this air-conditioned villa features a wraparound deck and a private pool with a view of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding tropical forest. Perfect for families of 3 adults + 1 child or 2 adults +2 children (One king bed or two queen beds + One daybed or one crib). 186sqm.
Ocean-view Villa: In the middle section of the Resort, along the pathway parallel to the shoreline below, these villas have partial Indian Ocean views and are surrounded by lush tropical foliage, yet very close to all the resort’s amenities. They all feature their own private infinity edge pool. Perfect for families of 3 adults + 1 child or 2 adults +2 children (One king bed or two queen beds + One daybed or one crib). 186sqm.
Garden-view Villa: In the lower section of the Resort, ideal for families with small children, these villas are on a lower elevation just steps from the shoreline and close to restaurants and beach. They have views over the Resort's natural wetlands and lush tropical foliage. Max occupancy 3 adults + 1 child or 2 adults + 2 children (One king bed or two queen beds + One daybed or one crib). 186sqm.
The Resort’s Suites either sit proudly on the hillside overlooking Petite Anse Bay or footsteps from the pristine shores of the Indian Ocean and feature outdoor showers, private pools and a deck and outdoor dining area. The suites offer guests the option of 24-hour butler service. Complimentary poolside cocktails are served daily for suite guests.
Three-bedroom Beach Suite: This two-storey suite is the only one with direct private access to its own secluded area of the beach. It is comprised of four pavilions with living and entertaining areas both indoors and out. It also offers a separate study and den, an infinity-edge pool, a jetted tub and three bedrooms that provide plenty of privacy, all with their own private bathrooms. Max occupancy 6 adults + 4 children (Two king bed and two queen beds + One daybed or one crib in each bedroom). 859sqm.
Two-bedroom Presidential Suite: A beachside palace, featuring 734sqm of indoor and outdoor living and dining space across three pavilions. With all the benefits of the Ocean-View and Hilltop Ocean-View Suites, the Presidential Suite offers an extensive outdoor living space, with the addition of a whirlpool and a private 73sqm pool. Each bedroom features its own private bathroom, a sunken bathtub and outdoor shower. Max occupancy 4 adults + 2 children (One king bed and two queen beds + One daybed or one crib per bedroom).
Two-bedroom Hilltop Ocean-View Suite: On the hill, high above the Resort, the two-storey living accommodation includes a lounge, dining area for six and pantry with separate service entrance. The two en-suite bedrooms are each housed in their own pavilion and have floor-to-ceiling glass walls; each bathroom features an adjacent private outdoor shower. Max occupancy 4 adults + 2 children (One king bed and one queen bed + One daybed or one crib per bedroom). 542sqm.
Two-bedroom Ocean-View Suite: On the hill, in the middle section of the Resort, this suite is a two-storey accommodation featuring a dining area for six. Each of the suite’s two bedrooms is housed within its own pavilion, separated by a private pool and deck. Max occupancy 4 adults + 2 children (One king bed and one queen bed + One daybed or one crib per bedroom). 542sqm.
Residence Villas are perfect for larger families and groups of friends. Set high on the Resort’s hillsides, they offer unparalleled privacy, panoramic ocean views and come with their own infinity pool, kitchen and a personal Residence Host.
Six-bedroom Residence Villa: Minimalist décor and uninterrupted views of the Indian Ocean create a sense of tranquillity in this one-of-a-kind, two-storey villa with six bedrooms and six full bathrooms. Natural daylight fills each room through floor-to-ceiling windows, and two living areas, a dining room with seating for 12 and an extra-large sundeck provide plenty of room for everyone to enjoy this private slice of paradise. With panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, the villa offers personal attendant service and full kitchen. Max occupancy 12 adults or 8 adults + 4 children (Five king beds and two twin beds + Two rollaway beds). 1586sqm.
Four-bedroom Residence Villa: Located in the upper section of the Resort, choose from two distinct floor plans (two or three levels), both of which offer the exclusivity of a private hillside home with a swimming pool, soaring wood-beamed ceilings and contemporary indoor-outdoor living spaces, including a powder room. Each of the 4 bedrooms feature its own private bathroom. With panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, the villa offers personal attendant service and full kitchen. Max occupancy 8 adults or 4 adults + 4 children (Four king beds + Two rollaway beds). 1387sqm.
Three-bedroom Residence Villa: Located in the upper section of the Resort and centred by a private swimming pool and three decks, these two-level, three-bedroom villas are sprawling treehouse-style retreats. The villa features three full bathrooms and one guest powder room. With panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, the villa offers personal attendant service and full kitchen. Max occupancy 6 adults + 1 child or 4 adults + 3 children (Two king beds and two twin beds + Two rollaway beds). 971sqm.