We visited the Kempinski Seychelles in the summer of 2012 for about 1 week. After a long flight from Dubai, we touched down and I was instantly transported back to the Caribbean. Swaying palms, white sand beaches and a balmy sea breeze. I could easily have been in the BVI, Jamaica or Antigua.
The drive to the hotel from the airport is about 30-40 mins, but there is very little traffic. The drive takes you through windy roads and over a mountain (or very large hill) and approaching Baie Lazare, you have the most incredible view of the bay. The Kempinski itself is all that you would expect from a quality hotelier. Excellent spacious rooms, generously accommodated, with quality furnishing and equipment -including a wide screen tv. The views are also as you would expect, breathtakingly beautiful.
The food and dining were buffet style, but the resort have tried to vary the food daily, so whilst you can repeat yesterdays meal, you don't have to.
The snorkelling right off the resorts private beach was fantastic, the water was as clear as bathwater and lots of fish to see. We also hired bikes and rode around the grounds which was actually quite popular. You could also play tennis and there other activities aside from pool lounging, to keep you in the resort.
We hired a vehicle very easily and went around the island, visiting the capital and hidden waterfalls and some of the other 365 beaches on Mahe island.
This is a fantastic resort and the most beautiful of islands. Thoroughly recommend a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A world apart, yet within reach! The Kempinski Seychelles Resort – Baie Lazare is the ideal location for those seeking an intimate getaway or an island adventure. Baie Lazare offers an intimate and exotic tropical paradise surrounded by untouched natural beauty. It is a tidal beach protected by a reef around 200 meters out. The Resort is tucked only half hours’ drive from the International Airport and only 40 minutes away from the capital, Victoria. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kempinski Seychelles Resort Mahe Island