We spent 5 nights at the Four Seasons at the end of our honeymoon. The first part of our trip was spent on a safari, so we welcomed an end in the Seychelles. This hotel was the perfect place to enjoy the beautiful beach, a stunning villa and the quietness of an almost untouched part of Mahe island.
You probably read it in other reviews: the views are breathtaking, the service is amazing (never heard that many answers involving the word “Certainly!”), the villas are spotless and the food is great. We absolutely loved it.
I booked a massage around sunset time one night, so my husband and I could enjoy a great sundowner at the top of the resort. The massage, though rather pricey, was very relaxing and done in a fabulous room.
Only because I think there is always room for improvement, here are a couple ideas to enhance even more the experience.
-It would have been nice for the manager at the beach to explain to us right from the start, what was available in terms of equipment for snorkeling, canoeing, etc. On our second day, we realized that we could borrow gear, but we had lost one day at the beach not using it (we sat on the other side and had not noticed the gear stand). I am saying that especially because the beach manager did come to welcome us on our first morning at the beach, so I think it would be no problem adding some useful information to his speech. Given that the coral is right there in the bay, the snorkeling is easily accessible and is an absolute highlight for anyone who is a fan, so why not underline it to customers.
-We tried the creole buffet that was served at the restaurant one night. It was good but way too expensive – something like 80-90 euros per person. Not worth it. There are good restaurants outside the resort where you can eat truly delicious food for half the price (e.g. Chez Plume). You can ask the concierge to arrange a cab to and from the restaurant for about 30$ if I remember well.
Foodwise, we also ate at Saffron (Banyan Tree) one night; food was amazing, specializing in asian dishes, again more on the expensive side, but worth it given the great views you can enjoy while sipping a drink and the quality of food. However, Anse soleil café was a disappointment.
On the good side, the breakfast at the hotel was the very best we have ever had in any hotel/resort we visited. Variety, quality, freshness and refinement were astonishing. Croissants, in particular, were amazingly well done, which is quite rare in beach resorts.
Our 5 days at FS were a chic and perfect end to our honeymoon.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover Seychelles’ best kept secret – a tropical amphitheatre of treetop villas circling the idyllic white smile of Mahé’s Petite Anse bay. Descend down lushly forested paths to the secluded powder-sand beach or rise to the dramatic heights of the contemporary spa, cantilevered off the hillside with views that stretch forever. The villa interiors are inspired by rustic Seychellois and French colonial style. Simple, whitewashed timber slat walls allow our carefully curated collection of objets d’art to sing. The verandah, day bed pavilion, and infinity plunge pool set off unencumbered views of tropical greenery, the white sand enclosed in the bay, and the azure waters of the Indian Ocean. With only 67 villas and suites raised on stilts amongst mango, jackfruit and cinnamon trees on a 180-hectare site nestled in the natural amphitheatre of Petite Anse, the resort is a haven of untouched nature and peaceful isolation. From castaway days to vibrant Creole nights, bask in the cultural and culinary essences of the Seychelles infused with legendary Four Seasons care.Treehouse villas have their own private infinity pool cleverly integrated into vast wooden terraces, indoor and outdoor showers and large ocean-view baths. Journey to wellness at the hilltop spa where yoga and invigorating treatments await. Relaxation next to the white powder sands and azure waters is taken to the next level by a beach service tailored to make your time in the warm Seychelles climate as comfortable as possible, while recreation activities bring fun and adventure to those looking to try something new. "Kids for All Seasons" will keep young guests entertained, allowing parents to spend private moments together. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 4 Seasons Resort Seychelles
- Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Hotel Baie Lazare
- Four Seasons Seychelles
- Four Seasons Baie Lazare
- Four Seasons Resort Seychelles Mahe Island