This resort is incredible, but not my taste. The parts I loved and then the parts I found disappointing:
-Petite Anse is one of the most stunning beaches I've ever visiting—this resort's setting is fantastic. The island is teaming with life in a way that reminded me of the galapagos. The entire island of Mahe is beautiful--good roads, cute villages, the words best beaches, and lush plants.
-The Spa is beautifully situated with amazing views and the worldly staff is very talented. They exceeded my expectations with every treatment.
-To be in such a remote and pristine setting and still have A/C, endless bottled water (no charge), a four seasons bed, and your own plunge pool is very comfortable and luxurious.
-Very average food. It was almost always bland and greasy. It's expensive for what it is, but not expensive for a 5* resort. I would have been happier paying more if the food had been better. There was nothing particularly tasty and it was also difficult to eat healthily. I really enjoy thoughtfully prepared food, but if you're not a foodie you probably will like the food. Some things that I wouldn't expect at a four seasons: fake maple syrup, chocolate syrup (chocolate corn syrup) not real chocolate sauce. Nothing terrible, but the sort of food I would expect to find in Wisconsin.
-Aside from the front desk and spa, service was VERY slow and reluctant. The people who serviced my room always came very late and normally when I had just returned. Sometimes room service wasn't cleared for over 24 hours.
-The architecture and interiors weren't amazing (certainly weren't my taste)
Reading over my complaints they sound ridiculous, but I was disappointed. This Four Seasons didn't thrill me the way I expected it to (the way other F.S.-Bali, Paris, NYC, and Aman resorts have). My standards are wildly high, but I'm not dying to return to this resort, wouldn't recommend it, and have changed my spring plans to stay at the Four Seasons in the Maldives. The resort is still young (there is still construction) so maybe the food and service will improve.
If you do decide to go:
-Book a transfer from the airport. (or get a taxi, but if you want a transfer, you need to set it up ahead of time)
-The resort of like a small village on a hill, so if you'd like to be able to walk to the beach and restaurants, book a lower/less expensive villa.
-don't stay at nice hotels in Europe just before or after your trip--the contrast in service and food quality will depress you.
The Seychelles are amazing. If you haven't bee completely spoiled like me, go and enjoy this incredible place—and if you have been spoiled, focus on the beach, flora, and fauna.
- 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