Fodor's Expert Review Four Seasons

Mahé, Inner Islands, Seychelles Fodor's Choice

Arguably Mahé's best resort, this stunning property provides exquisite service, fine dining, great activities, and a perfect beach surrounded by a forested natural amphitheater. The 62 villas dotting the hillsides are breathtaking: spacious, modern, and yet imbued with Creole style and original artworks by Seychellois artists. The water in Petite Anse's protected bay is clear year-round (rare in the Seychelles), and offers some of the best snorkeling on Mahé. An incredibly well-stocked activity center (good-quality kayaks, snorkeling gear, etc.) and kids' programs, along with cooking classes (highly recommended if you're fond of Creole cuisine) and a library, mean you'll never want for things to do. The stunning spa at the top of the hill is probably one of the best places on Mahé for sundowners, not to mention fabulous treatments and yoga classes with a view. Both restaurants are excellent and deserve a visit in their own right.


  • spectacular villas with private plunge pools
  • fantastic beach with excellent snorkeling year-round
  • great activities center, and kids' program


  • because of hillside arrangement, some villas above yours can see into your outside private areas
  • garden villas closest to beach lack a sea view
  • steep hillsides discourage walking, making you reliant on buggy service


Service, Views, Family


Phones: 439–3000


62 villas; 5 suites; 6 residences
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast, Credit cards accepted

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