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Coral Strand Smart Choice

Beau Vallon Beach, Beau Vallon, Mahe Island Seychelles
Update from hotel: This property has indicated that they are taking safety precautions against COVID-19 and is temporarily closed until 09/30/2021.Read more
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 10/05/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 7 hotels in Beau Vallon
One of the first resorts in Seychelles, the 4-star Coral Strand Smart Choice was opened in 1972. The resort immediately won the hearts of locals and tourists, becoming an integral part of the island life. Coral Strand Smart Choice is located on the North West of Mahe Island, on the famous Beau Vallon beach, which stretches for several kilometers along Beau Vallon Bay. Fine sand, small waves and stunning sunsets make this beach truly special, like no other on the island. The resort is a great starting point for exploring Mahe Island and its main attractions: Morne Seychellois National Park, Marine Reserve, Botanical Garden and the capital of Seychelles - Victoria. It takes only 25 minutes by car to get from Seychelles International Airport to the hotel. The simple and uncluttered design of our guest rooms invites you to unwind after an active day spent outdoors. Coral Strand Smart Choice offers 164 guest rooms furnished with king-size or twin beds with the option of connecting rooms, all equipped with flat-screen TV with international TV channels, Wi-Fi, individual air-conditioning, shower, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. Guests can choose between a mountain view, which offers a breathtaking tropical landscape, or a spectacular view of the Indian Ocean. Start your day with an ocean view breakfast at Island Trader Restaurant. Dine at our gourmet Mahek Restaurant, servicing authentic Indian cuisine, or visit Coral Asia Restaurant, renowned for the best sushi and sashimi in the Seychelles. Our Ocean Deck Bar offers the best sunset views over the ocean. Indulge in tropical cocktails, local beers and the famous Coral Cheese Burger by the Chef. Seychelles is one of the most romantic destinations in the world, where the most beautiful weddings take place. This is also one of the places where the ceremony is held with the issuance of an official marriage certificate, recognized in most countries of the world. Coral Strand Smart Choice has great experience in hosting wedding ceremonies, including the organization of welcome cocktails, receptions, banquets or just a romantic dinner for two.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Kids pool
Airport transportation
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Evening entertainment
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Separate living room
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Mountain View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, German


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60Somewhat walkable
Grade: 60 out of 100
24Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Tikira wrote a review May 2021
Zurich, Switzerland22 contributions
Simple hotel and probably one of the cheaper ones on Beau Vallon. The room was clean and the staff friendly. The hotel does not have a gym but one can use the one of the neighboring hotel for free. Stella from the front office kindly helped us to rent a car to drive around the island. It is also possible to do day tours on Mahe or other islands and book them there. Every day of the week there was a different theme for dinner with fresh cooking – we fell in love with Valerie the cook and his food. We were there Sept. 2018.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Kai T wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom21 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed here one week, the hotel is located directly on the beach. The white sands were soft and clean. The turquoise sea was simply beautiful. Lunch by the sea was really tasty and enjoyed overlooking the sea. So much better than the standard buffet breakfast/dinner. Room was clean and staff helpful.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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676943139 wrote a review May 2020
Nanjing, China1 contribution
Satisfied, great trip.Looking forward to the next time.I will miss the local customs.The scenery here left a deep impression on me. There may be a long time for the restoration of the ecological environment of the seabed, and everyone has the responsibility to protect the environment. I am very satisfied with this trip and look forward to the next meeting
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Date of stay: September 2019
Sleep Quality
M662020 wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution
Nothing to complain about the location and service. However, it is high time to renovate the entire hotel. The Asian and Indian restaurants were good. We never had dinner or lunch in the big restaurant, but the breakfast there was good.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Sleep Quality
hoshang7 wrote a review Mar 2020
Erbil, Iraq1 contribution
Hotel is nice, directly on the beach, breakfast is very good. staff are nice yet they can have more experience to service guests better, in general Seychelles is an expensive place so as this Hotel, but I had a nice experience.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Coral Strand Smart Choice
Which popular attractions are close to Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Nearby attractions include Beau Vallon Beach (0.2 miles), Roots Seychelles (0.7 miles), and Beach Shak (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Perle Noire, Eden, and Trader Vic's Seychelles.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Coral Strand Smart Choice have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Coral Strand Smart Choice offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Coral Strand Smart Choice?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to Coral Strand Smart Choice?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Clock Tower (1.8 miles).