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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
  • Paid 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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Grade: 59 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Kai T wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom21 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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
Sleep Quality
Malcolm wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I stayed at Coral Strand during March and had the most amazing time. We had read a lot of reviews before our stay and we were a little concerned on arrival. However we were really pleasantly surprised. The hotel is a 1970's build, I remember it as I was on Mahe back in 1989. It is not a modern resort hotel but it is an ideal hotel for couples and it's location has to be the best of any we saw on our travels around Mahe. You will not be cut off from reality here, you get to have your superb location but still have local life on your doorstep, that may not be to some peoples liking and if you don't want to mix and support the local Seychelles population then think again. The people are lovely we had no problems and they add to your experience of the holiday. The Hotel itself could do with a wee lick of paint here and there and maybe the quiet lounge areas upstairs need some attention, but you won't really be using them much anyway! However I think the hotel should explore developing those areas as it would certainly create a better evening ambience. The grounds are really well maintained everyday staff are cleaning and tending to the site. Reception is very open plan quite unusual really and this means the front of house team are on view and in the mix of all nationalities at all times and I'm sure at times having worked in a hotel myself that stress levels must rise for them! They have no where to hide!! I have nothing but praise for the whole front of house team, try and keep those smiles wide even when you have the problem guest!! Our room was lovely clean, bathroom was good too and housekeeping were on the ball all of our stay well done. View of Ocean, palm trees etc what more could you wish for. For the picky amongst you, please remember when this hotel was built, don't expect a sleek modern looking 4 star sterile room!! But you will have all your needs. And now for the important bit!! The food!!! Well you will not be disappointed here, all meals are buffet style but absolutely amazing. Breakfast is vast with all needs/diets catered for to fill you up for your day ahead, and that carries on through the day. Dinners are set around a theme each evening the choices are amazing and my wife who has dietary needs found she could happily and safely fill her plate every night of our stay. The sweets are to "die" for and a big thank you to the chef for his expertise and the lovely special sweet he made for my wife's birthday. So yes your stay here will not be in some modern, clinical, sterile 4 star box room, it will be in a hotel filled with warmth and a charm representative of the islands people ideal for a couples holiday at a sensible price. Finally a big thank you to Yuri, Irina, Moyo, Niyasha, Adby, Jeanne and all the staff who made our stay so pleasant. Wishing you every success for the future in these turbulent times. Malcolm & Heather
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$217 - $407 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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), Beach Shak (0.4 miles), and Roots Seychelles (0.7 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).