A Class Apart

It’s not just the picture-perfect beaches that make Mahé such an irresistible destination. At Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare you’ll experience so much more...

Described by early settlers as “the original Garden of Eden”, the Seychelles archipelago is without a doubt the jewel of the Indian Ocean and a leading luxury destination for discerning travellers. Located 1,000 miles off the east coast of Africa, these tropical islands are famous for their unspoilt beaches, breath-taking tropical forests and welcoming Creole hospitality. Here, the glittering turquoise ocean laps gently against palm-lined beaches as the slower pace of island life encourages you to leave your day-to-day worries behind, immersing yourself in an unforgettable island getaway.

An escape to the archipelago’s main island, Mahé, comes highly recommended. The largest of Seychelles’ 115 islands, Mahé’s stunning beaches are well documented, but few travel brochures manage to convey the immense scope of the island’s mountainous landscape. Rolling hills, cloaked in verdant tropical jungle rise from placid oceans to form hidden coves and secluded bays. As the bustling home of Seychelles’ cultural and financial hub, Mahé has plenty to offer intrepid travellers – from unforgettable scuba diving and deep-sea fishing experiences to challenging hikes, exhilarating water sports and exotic nature trails. The island is also the best place to experience some of Seychelles’ most fascinating museums, landmarks and vibrant markets.

Beachfront Paradise

Located on the exclusive southern end of Mahé, Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare is an ideal destination for those looking to get off the tourist track while still enjoying the best that Mahé has to offer. Set in dazzling surroundings of untouched natural beauty, in a secluded bay at the foothills of a magnificent mountain range, this beachfront paradise offers a private haven for couples or an activity-packed adventure for families.

Just 30 minutes from Seychelles International Airport, this unique resort is the perfect base from which to explore Mahé, yet offers much in the way of exclusivity and privacy. A selection of private rooms and suites set in expansive tropical grounds have been designed to blend harmoniously with the natural environment and are refined to reflect 121 years of Kempinski service excellence.

A passion for food, produce and premium beverages is similarly a mark of the Kempinski brand and is demonstrated through the culinary finesse of all four of the resort’s dining outlets. Their uncompromising search for authentic recipes and quality local ingredients means guests are able to enjoy a wide variety of regional and international dishes in an array of atmospheres, ranging from beachside casual to fine dining elegance. Inspired by the flavours and traditions of the Indian Ocean, there is an incredible selection of fresh seafood, which is caught daily and perfectly prepared by an elite team of international chefs. For a truly memorable and intimate evening, be sure to book a bespoke private dinner: host an elegant dinner party in the resort’s tropical garden or arrange a romantic, candle-lit dinner for two beside a palm-lined beach.

With its secluded beaches and breath-taking scenery, the Seychelles’ has a reputation as the romance capital of the Indian Ocean that is well deserved. This is why so many couples flock to the islands each year to exchange vows or begin their journey with an unforgettable honeymoon. Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare offers a range of exquisite wedding venues and bespoke honeymoon offers.

For travellers in search of pure luxury and pampering, Kempinski The Spa offers sumptuous treatments in a serene environment using only organic and natural products inspired by the changing European seasons. Guests of the resort are invited to delight in an array of indulgent experiences, from classic spa treatments to luxurious therapies inspired by this unique, tropical location.

Those looking to do more than just recline on a sun lounger while taking in exquisite views of glittering turquoise seas will be delighted by the facilities offered at the watersports and recreation pavilions: an on-site dive centre and complimentary snorkelling gear will assist you in exploring the Seychelles’ abundant marine landscapes, while a surf school and paddleboarding provide exciting opportunities to travel above the waves. A well-equipped gym and outdoor sports courts join an Olympic length swimming pool to make up the resort’s range of fitness options, while a short hike through dense jungle will guide you to a vast granite elevation for an unforgettable hill-top yoga class, overlooking the resort and tranquil Baie Lazare.

From small home comforts to spacious luxury and bespoke banqueting, Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare is an ideal location for those seeking a world-class island getaway.

Further information

www.kempinski.com/seychelles