Enchanted stopover in the SeychellesBy Shana Devleschoudere
Turquoise waters as far as the eye can see, the scent of the surrounding rainforests and an intimate, unspoiled setting for a dream-like adventure... That's what awaits young and old explorers alike at Club Med Seychelles on the island of Sainte-Anne.
Accessible in 15 minutes by boat from the island of Mahé and its international airport, discover a true haven of peace and well-being in harmony with the Indian Ocean.
The second Exclusive Collection resort on the African continent, this unique hotel is located in a small paradise of 220 hectares in the heart of the Seychelles archipelago, in a protected reserve.
By taking over an existing hotel owned by the New Mauritius Hotels group, which had invested some 70 million euros to restructure it, Club Med is living up to its slogan of "living together in harmony and rejuvenating in a preserved natural environment". The opening of the resort has created nearly 400 direct jobs and, thanks to the "Happy to Care" program, implemented measures to promote sustainable development.
An idyllic interlude
Guillaume Gauthier, the project's architect, designed each space using "Robinson chic" elements that come together in a modern atmosphere that combines elegance and casualness.
Intimate and preserved, the Resort brings the lush nature of the landscape inside the spaces, whetting the curiosity and the desire to escape.
Here, raw wood, local craftsmanship and tropical motifs are a constant reminder of the beauty of the Seychelles. Surrounded by polished rocks in various shades of granite and lush hills, the resort is a paradise for all. Families will enjoy dedicated accommodations and the upscale experience designed especially for them, while having the opportunity to benefit from specific supervision for their children, starting at age 2.
Groups of friends and couples will be able to relax in the Zen space and its quiet pool, accessible only to adults, in order to recharge their batteries in an intimate and preserved setting.
Gastronomic trip with your feet in the sand
With its two restaurants, Club Med Seychelles invites guests to discover new culinary experiences, with all-day dining from 7 a.m. to midnight. The main restaurant, Turtle Cove, offers 3 different atmospheres that refer to the 3 environments of the turtles that are very present on the island: the jungle, the beach and the sea. Open to the pool, with the ocean in the background, it offers a cuisine with Creole accents, as well as the great classics of international gastronomy. Different corners punctuate the space and celebrate the island's culinary heritage, with a special focus on Asia and India.
In the heart of the Zen zone, between the pool and the white sand beach, the Reef Beach Lounge offers a menu of Creole specialties. Guests can also quench their thirst all day long in one of the resort's three bars: the main bar, Monkey Tales, near the pool and the theater stage, where small lounges and hanging chairs also provide a more cozy and intimate atmosphere; the beach bar, for a drink with your feet in the sand; and finally, the Reef Beach Lounge Bar, with its relaxed and zen atmosphere.
In harmony with the ocean
When it comes to relaxation, you'll be spoilt for choice. Zen pool, hammam or yoga studio to let go. Stroll through a lush jungle dotted with intoxicatingly fragrant flowers and exotic birds to awaken your senses. Fitness room facing the sea where cycling, spinning or outdoor palapa classes are given where muscle awakening, stretching, Body Pump™ and pilates classes for sportsmen follow each other. Not to mention the Sainte-Anne National Marine Park which offers the best for diving and water sports.