Regular upgrades keep Seychelles’ leading resorts in top shape


(Posted 08th November 2013)

While the Kempinski Seychelles Resort has just completed a month long work phase, during which the resort was closed for guests, has Banyan Tree Seychelles concluded a rather longer period of upgrade and refurbishment, some 10 years after the resort was initially opened.

A stay on Mahe coincided with the re-opening of the Kempinski on 23rd of October, and repeat guests will have immediately noted the various visible and subtle changes which were made to improve their vacation experience.

Jean Marc Michel, the resort’s General Manager, had this to say in a communication sent a few days ago, but only now used due to extensive travels: ‘Feedback from guests and trade partners, and our aspirations to exceed guest expectations at Kempinski’s first resort in the Seychelles, were at the centre of the decision to further enhance key areas of the property. Our resort really showcases the beauty of the Seychelles. By opening a new dive centre and creating more outdoor dining space through expansion of our restaurants, we are able to offer more of a high-definition paradise experience to our guests’. Domed pergolas now enhance the naturally breezy main restaurant Café Lazare while offering an additional 40 outdoor seats. The pergola theme continues along the L’Indochine restaurant terrace, where an additional 20 outdoor seats extend along the lagoon and permit looks out the huge granite boulders. The Windsong beach bar has during the closure been transformed into a fully operational restaurant with a barbeque grill station, offering immediate access to guests preferring to stay in their beach attire or come from the pool side for a quick bite at lunch or an order from the menu.

Meanwhile at Banyan Tree was an eight month upgrade phase completed in August 2013 which included an extensive re-design to the villas, public areas and dining outlets designed to improve guests’ experience and enhance its unique setting over Intendance Bay on the main island of Mahe. All of the 60 private pool villas have been

refurbished with new furniture, selected local artwork and polished marble floors.

The Hillside Pool Villas, Pool Villa by the Rocks and the Intendance Pool Villa have all been re-painted.

The most stunning feature though at Banyan Tree is undoubtedly the tropical gardens and forest surrounding the property into which the resort has been carefully inserted so as not to disturb the balance between nature and resort.

It is such measures by leading resorts which keep the standards of the leading properties on the Seychelles at par with the world’s best destinations and which ensures that visitors will come back time and again, certain that their chosen resort remains in ship shape at all times. Seychelles, truly Another World.