Banyan Tree Seychelles, nestled in Intendance Bay, is launching upgraded villas and a number of new food and beverage offerings, including farm to fork dining and a Beatles inspired destination dining option, as well as a partnership with Takamaka Rum.
Coinciding with the new resort offerings, British Airways is launching direct flights from the UK to the Seychelles this month.
The carrier will operate a twice-weekly direct summer service between March and October from London Heathrow Terminal 5 using the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
Flights will depart on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
With spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, the exclusive Banyan Tree Seychelles offers colonial-style luxurious pool villas perched on the hillside.
A quarter of the villas have just undergone an extensive refurbishment; beautiful tropical colours create an island mood, from blue turquoise to warm oranges and yellows.
These spectacular villas offer a bird’s eye view of both the ocean and hill terrain, with each boasting a private swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and rainforest, along one of the longest and most stunning private beaches in Mahe.
Each villa has been meticulously designed to blend seamlessly into the hilly terrain and lush tropical foliage down to one of the best beaches in the Indian Ocean.
A brand new immersive outdoor dining experience, Moutya, is scheduled to open at the property in April and will bring to life the culture, customs and cuisine of the Seychelles.
Moutya is a form of Seychellois dance which takes place around a campfire and starts slowly to the beat of a single drum, before getting faster as the tempo increases.
Hidden next to the conservation centre, yet steps from the resort, Moutya demonstrates how to cultivate food and allows guests to participate with live cooking stations.
The local Creole experience begins with a sundown ritual at the beach, before journeying to the Moutya entrance and receiving permission to enter with a flower garland and welcome drink and joining a dance procession to the gazebo.
Banyan Tree Seychelles is set upon the original Seychellois abode belonging to Pink Panther actor Peter Sellers and Beatles member George Harrison.
In honour of this, Banyan Tree Seychelles has introduced a new destination dining experience, 33 1/3 – named after Harrison’s solo album written whilst he embarked on a new Hindu way of living, at the Wetlands Area.
The entrance is through a hidden tunnel and guests will be treated to Indian cuisine.
This experience is for couples or intimate groups of up to six people.
Banyan Tree Seychelles is also delighted to announce a collaboration with Takamaka Rum, aged and distilled at the Trois Frères Distillery in the Seychelles, and will be growing their own sugar cane at the resort in order to create a unique Banyan Tree Seychelles rum.
The rum will be available at the resort from January 2019.