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LUXURY HOTEL INSIDER

 
FSA LogoThe Luxury Hotel Insider: Exclusive luxury hotel deals, features and special rates from the luxury hotel experts at Five Star Alliance. 
 
Named one of Tripbase's Best Luxury Travel Blogs for 2011, below are Five Star Alliance's newest articles featuring exclusive information on luxury hotels worldwide including special offers and deals at the world's best hotels.

George Harrison and Banyan Tree Seychelles


By: Five Star Alliance

Banyan Tree Seychelles is set upon the original Seychellian abode belonging to Pink Panther actor Peter Sellers and Beatles member George Harrison. The resort took painstaking steps toward preserving the authenticity of the site's architecture and culture with the aid of island residents, some of who still dedicate their careers to forwarding Banyan Tree Seychelles' mission of providing a Sanctuary for the Senses.

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Exploring the Accommodation Types at Constance Lemuria Seychelles


By: Five Star Alliance

Luxury travelers flock to Constance Lemuria Seychelles for the gorgeous beaches, clear water, and lush vegetation. While there, they can indulge in golf at the only 18-hole course in the Seychelles, dive in one of the world's top scuba destinations, dine on gourmet meals, explore the island, or relax at the spa. There's also the Constance Kids Club to entertain smaller guests and give parents a real vacation. The resort offers a variety of spacious suite and villa accommodations to suit every traveler. To create a cocoon of luxury amidst vibrant nature, materials such as wood, stone, pink granite, marble, and thatch palm has been beautifully used to create a modern yet warm feel.

 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Junior Suite

Junior Suite

All Junior suites are set in the Seychellois gardens 15 metres from the shore and designed in a minimalist, yet luxurious style with large bathrooms and private dining space.Suites measure 52 square meters and offer: Air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, satellite TV with a wide range of films and music/DVD player, Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), high-speed internet connection, individual safe, telephone answering machine, hairdryer, and 24-hour room service.

Occupancy:  3 persons

 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Senior SuiteSenior Suite

Situated just 15 meters from the shore, palm-thatched Senior Suites have a contemporary interior. The living room leads directly to an outdoor dining area and a personal massage pavilion. Ideal for a couple. Each Senior Suite measures 115 square meters including a living room and offers: air-conditioning, tea and coffee facilities, minibar, satellite TV with a wide range of films and music/DVD player, Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), high-speed internet connection, 24-hour room service, a bath tub with whirlpool in the master bathroom, separate lounge with shower/WC and a double size terrace/balcony, and a choice of pillows on arrival from the special pillow menu.

Occupancy:  4 persons

 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Villa

Villa

Set in private garden with direct beach access, the palm-thatched Villas have beautiful interiors of wood and stone and come with dedicated villa master service. The living room leads directly outside to a dining area and a personal massage pavilion. The villas offer spacious accommodation for a family or with a group of friends. Each Villa measures 725 square meters and offers: Air-conditioning, bathrooms with separate bath and shower/open air bath and shower room, personal relaxation and massage pavilion, private chef service or in-villa barbeque available on request, satellite TV with films and music/DVD/ Sony PlayStation (on request), Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), internet access, and a choice of pillows on arrival from the special pillow menu.

Occupancy:  6 persons
 

Constance Lemuria Seychelles Presidential VillaPresidential Villa

The Presidential Villa stretches out majestically against its granite backdrop. Its design of high-raftered ceilings, marble, and local pink granite give it a Seychellois elegance that fits perfectly with its environment. The master suite is a haven, with its own terrace overlooking the ocean, open air bathroom complete with jacuzzi and sauna. Each suite has a terrace which leads to one of the villa's 3 multi level swimming pools and down to the private beach. The Presidential Villa measures 1250 square meters and offers: Personal relaxation and massage pavilion, fully equipped office, Air-conditioning, bathrooms with separate bath and shower, satellite TV with a wide range of films and music/DVD, Sony Playstation (on request), minibar, safe, Mac mini (iPod connection, CD &DVD), and internet access.

Occupancy:  9 persons

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Cool Pools: Banyan Tree Seychelles


By: Five Star Alliance

Look out to the majestic Indian Ocean as you laze idly in the splendour of a glorious infinity pool at Banyan Tree Seychelles. Complete your leisurely pool experience by quenching your thirst with poolside cocktails or feed your exercise-fuelled hunger with tasty bar snacks.

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New to Five Star Alliance: Constance Ephelia Seychelles


By: Five Star Alliance

Situated on two of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahe, overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay, Constance Ephelia Seychelles enjoys a unique location set within 120 hectares of land with luxuriant and rare vegetation.

Constance Ephelia Seychelles

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The Intendance Pool Villa at Banyan Tree Seychelles


By: Five Star Alliance

Banyan Tree Seychelles has five Intendance Pool Villas. From the spacious terrace of guests enjoy a stunning bird's eye view of the Indian Ocean, Intendance Bay, and the lush tropical mountain greenery surrounding Banyan Tree Seychelles. Featuring a private jet pool and swimming pool, a set of walkways and stairs connects the villa, living pavilion, and pool with a separate sundeck and jet pool – set at different levels into the hill in between imposing granite rocks. Breathtaking views are the trademark of the lofty Intendance Pool Villa, which has been inspired by the exotic charm and elegance of local colonial architecture. For spa aficionados one Intendance Pool Villa on top of the mountain also features an additional massage pavilion.

Banyan Tree Seychelles

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Image of the Day: Dhevatara Beach Hotel


By: Five Star Alliance

Dhevatara Beach Hotel is located on the island of Praslin, one of the 115 granitic islands in The Seychelles archipelago and the second largest island in the country, Praslin is home to the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a haven for the endemic Seychelles Black parrot as well as a multitude of exotic beaches such as Anse Lazio and Cote D’or.

Dhevatara Beach Hotel

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Image of the Day: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles


By: Five Star Alliance

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles has 67 villas and suites, which all feature expansive outdoor spaces that open up to a lush tropical oasis, where coconut, mango, jackfruit and cinnamon trees kiss the air with a heady fragrance. Oh, they also have an amazing view of Indian Ocean.

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

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Posted in: Mahe Island

Your Questions Answered: Can You Recommend a Resort in the Seychelles for a Family of Four?


By: Betsy LeTourneau

Le Meridien Fisherman's Cover
We at Five Star Alliance work tirelessly to ensure we bring you the best luxury hotels selection and information regarding amenities, location, and highlights so you are confident that the hotel you choose will exceed your expectations and serve your needs. Sometimes, however, you are left with a few questions that go unanswered, and that’s why we’re here. Be sure to explore our new blog series Your Questions Answered to find answers to real questions submitted to us by our clients regarding traveling with kids, pets, the best beach hotels, and much more.

QUESTION: We are a family of 4 and looking to stay in Seychelles. What resort offers the best accommodations for our family?

ANSWER: Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove

Founded in 1943, historic Fisherman's Cove is the Seychelles’' first and most legendary hotel. Over the decades, the resort has gained a reputation for relaxed, understated luxury and friendly, personalized service, providing guests with a peaceful hideaway. Seabirds skim the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, schools of fish flurry just below the surface, and the clear sunlight illuminates the rippling crystal waves. Welcome to the Seychelles, home of the amusingly shaped lovenut, the largest seabird colony in the world, and over one thousand species of fish. Nestled in the heart of paradise on the southern tip of Beau Vallon, Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove features sweeping thatched roofs and local granite. The open-air lobby, which affords breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, stands above a stylish bar and library.

For Your Family's Needs, We Recommend:
Deluxe Room Ocean View connected to Deluxe Room Ocean View

The Spacious Deluxe rooms, which are 45 square meters, rest amongst verdant tropical fauna with a private garden terrace with beachfront views of the crystal clear Indian Ocean waters. Immerse yourself in the soft and muted shades of the décor that unwind and calm. This open plan room is perfect for those who just want to relax in a tranquil atmosphere.

All rooms Feature:
Le Meridien Fisherman's CoverA seperate seating area
Private GardenTerrace
32" LCD Television with Satellite Channels
Iron and Ironing Board
Mini Bar
Individually controlled air-conditioning
In-room Safe
Tea and Coffee making facilities
Hairdryer
Separate Walk-in Showers
Separate Bathtub

All rates are based on double occupancy and extra person charges may apply. Please be advised that the rates, availability, as well as any extra person charges are subject to change depending on the hotel’s policies.

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Cool Pools: Fregate Island Private Seychelles


By: Five Star Alliance

Fregate Island Private Seychelles  has 16 Private Pool Residences for the ultimate in comfort and privacy. Beautifully crafted, these residence nestles nicely into the coastal line, naturally screened from neighbours. Private pool residences offer a luxurious terrace, large private infinity pool and jacuzzi, daybed, and dining pavilion.

Fregate Island Private Seychells

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Posted in: Mahe Island

Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2012: Banyan Tree Seychelles


By: Oksana Balytsky

We understand that no one aims to come in second place; there is no recognition for mediocrity. We at Five Star Alliance understand better than anyone the importance of offering the most luxurious resorts in the world, so we notice what’s going on in the industry, and it matters to us, because it matters to you. We work hard to offer you the best in the industry, and we’d like to welcome you to our second blog series where we feature the best and most luxurious resorts in the world. But don’t take our word for it. These resorts have been recognized as the best in the business and have made the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2012.

The Condé Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 is the eighth of their annual lists, and the hotels chosen by their team of editors and experts are the best for service, food, location, rooms, leisure facilities, ambiance and design.

The Banyan Tree Seychelles is featured on the Gold List 2012: Best for leisure facilities. This luxury hotel is nestled in the Intendance Bay, a 30 minute drive from the Mahe International Airport. This 60-villa resort provides visitors the option to choose where they stay since about half of the villas are on the beach while the other half are on the palm-forested slopes overlooking the sea. All of the villas feature private plunge pools, indoor baths, and verandahs. The Banyan Tree Seychelles is recognized for its extensive list of leisure facilities which include opportunities to play tennis, swim in the infinity pool, fine dine at 4 restaurants on site, go fishing, diving, island hopping, and more!

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