The H Resort & Sesel Spa, Mahe Island, Seychelles – Elegant tropical flair at Beau Vallon Beach (+ video)

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Paradise boutique beach resort in a top location

The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach, with the Morne Seychellois National Park on one side and the turquoise Indian Ocean on the other, opened its doors in August 2015. The 5-star boutique hotel has 7 restaurants and bars, 100 modern suites and villas, the award winning Sesel Spa and a great pool close to the ocean.

This stylish, “Small Luxury Hotel of the World”, is located in the north of Mahé, directly on a 3 km stretch of Beau Vallon Beach, one of Mahé’s most popular beaches and is a mere 15 minutes from the capital Victoria and 25 minutes from the airport.

The hotel’s exceptional design is inspired by the Montreal designer Andres Escobar and is a blend of Seychelles island and cozy colonial style. The Seychelles was discovered by Vasco da Gama, the Portuguese sailor, during his trip around Africa in 1502.

Tropical plants, open walls, natural colors, the finest fabrics, rounded wooden furniture, marine accessories, dark wooden floors and elegant rattan chairs, give the lounge, the restaurants, the suites and the villas a relaxed and quiet ambience amidst the natural surroundings.

Pool

The large pool landscape with countless sunbeds and private cabanas offers plenty of space.  However, as the hotel also caters for families, it can sometimes get a bit noisy.

The pool is situated almost directly on the beach, so you can easily jump into the ocean or just lie on one of the sunbeds on the beach.

It is a pity that you cannot see the ocean directly from the pool, but at least the natural habitat on the beach was preserved!

Suites & villas

All suites and villas have private balconies or terraces with day beds, stylish mini bars, luxury beds, free-standing bathtubs and cozy seating areas.  The colonial style design, the special furniture and the bathrooms, are very stylish and the decoration elements and accessories, especially in the villas, are exceptional.

Beach Pool Villa (14)
The 165 square metre villas, have large terraces, cabanas, outdoor showers, sun loungers and sea views.

Grand Beach Pool Villa (2)
The huge villas are 247 square metres in size and offer direct access to the beach, a separate living room, a pool with cabana, an outdoor rain shower and loads of privacy.

(Garden) Junior Suiten
All suites are 54 square metres and have day beds and a private balcony or terrace.  Of these suites, 38 are located in the garden and the other 46 are close to the beach.

Restaurants & Bars

VASCO`S
In the main restaurant, Vasco’s, which is named after the Portuguese sailor, you can enjoy a Mediterranean breakfast, lunch and dinner.  It is large, open-aired and cozy!  It serves international and Creole cuisine – very tasty and the selection is huge!

If you would like to, you can even make your own pizza, which is then freshly baked in the oven.

In the evenings, there are cool live music performances and dance shows.

It is also great spot to have breakfast as it is served on the beach or at the pool!

SEYSHIMA
This Japanese restaurant with its show kitchen offers Teppanyaki, Sushi and special cocktails.  The name is derived from the words “Sey” for Seychelles and “Shima” which is the Japanese term for island.

TRADER VIC´S
The famous Trader Vic’s, is not unique to the H Resort, but also found in many other cities.  It offers delicious French-Polynesian cuisine, exotic cocktails and live music in a very stylish atmosphere! (Menü)

Trader Vic’s is home to the original Mai Tai.

“You can have more fun with a flower behind your ear, a Mai Tai in your hand, and good friends.”
-Victor Bergeron

We have already visited another Trader Vic ‘s in Bangkok at the Anantara Bangkok Riverside Resort & Spa – also highly recommended!

1502
This stylish bar, named after the year that the Seychelles was discovered in, offers light Creole cuisine and refreshing cocktails.

The Pool bar “RIPPLES”
Delicious cocktails, light cuisine and snacks are available at this elegant pool bar.

TÊTE-À-TÊTE
Not a restaurant as such, but rather a culinary experience under the stars on the beach.  For romantic moments, such a personal candlelight dinner is perfect.

EDEN
Eden offers fresh fish and meat from the grill served in the middle of the lush garden.

Sesel Spa

This award-winning spa with 7 treatment rooms offers a holistic approach with both Eastern and Western healing techniques, facial treatments, pedicures, manicures and many special rituals. You can use the Vichy Hydrotherapy room, visit the in-house coiffure salon and also participate in the yoga classes on offer. (Spa Menu)

“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou

“Sesel” is the Creole name for Seychelles.

The treatment rooms for couples are very stylish indeed!

Sans Souci (“No Worries”) De-Stress Massage
Our most popular massage treatment and a must for stressed individuals! Enjoy an all-natural, sense-seducing escape from the everyday world. Nourished by Nature’s well-known Sans Souci Massage oil blends Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Patchouli, Bigarade (local Neroli) and Rose to completely calm the mind and gently rejuvenate the body. This luxurious and relaxing massage will ease away tension and stress. Using long soothing strokes, your therapist will lull you into a calm, peaceful space for both your body and mind. Gentle to firm pressure is offered. (60 min – 130 EUR)

Our massages were really very relaxing and professional!  You can quite simply enjoy and let go!

Our tip: Simply spend the time after you have checked-out and your flight (ours departed only in the evening) in the spa spend being pampered.

Honeymoon & Wedding

Honeymoon-Special
35% discount for all wedding guests as well as for your fifth and thereafter every 5-year wedding anniversary

  • A bottle of wine, fruit basket and cake on arrival
  • A romantic candlelight dinner when booking half-board
  • Romantic room decoration on a day during your stay

A minimum stay of 4 nights applies and the offer is valid up to 6 months after the wedding date.

Wedding
Of course, you can also get married at the hotel, either on the beach or in the beautiful, tropical garden.  We personally found it too large and impersonal for an intimate wedding for two, but for those that prefer a bigger celebration with many friends and family – it is perfect!

Activities

Snorkeling, diving, kayaking, volleyball, tennis, yoga, children’s program, excursions to other islands and much more.

Conclusion

The design of the hotel is wonderful!  Here you get to experience attention to detail. A beautiful place to relax and unwind! We especially liked the pool and the Villas with their own private pools. To jump into the pool and then into the ocean is simply wonderful! With the many restaurants and bars, you are spoiled for choice and it is never overcrowded. It is perfect for your honeymoon, a romantic getaway or a great beach holiday! The spa with its wonderful treatments and relaxing ambience is definitely not to be missed!

Rooms: 100 consisting of Suites and Villas (46 Junior Suites,  38 Garden Junior Suites, 14 Beach Pool Villas and 2 Grand Beach Pool Villas)
Air Temperature: 24 – 30 degrees Celsius
Water Temperature: 25-27 degrees Celsius
Best Travel Time: All year round. May/April and October/November are the windiest and warmest (great for diving and snorkeling). December to February, is the rainiest (usually only strong, warm short rain showers). It rains more often in Mahé, because of its mountainous location, but very seldom on La Digue. May to September is Monsoon season (great for windsurfing).
Flight duration: From Germany to Mahé in approximately 10 hours.
Time shift: MEZ + 3 hours, summer MEZ + 2 hours
Price: From 497 EUR per night including breakfast with the possibility of Half-board and Full-board
Free nights special: Stay-Pay Offer 5 = 4, 10 = 8, 15 = 12
Children’s special: 25% discount for 2 children in their own Junior or Garden Junior Suite
Honeymoon Special: 35% discount for wedding guests as well as for your fifth and thereafter every 5-year wedding anniversary. A bottle of wine, fruit basket and cake on arrival. A romantic candlelight dinner when booking half-board. Romantic room decoration on a day during your stay. A minimum stay of 4 nights applies and the offer is valid up to 6 months after the wedding date.  

The H Resort
Beau Vallon Beach, Bel Ombre Road
Mahé, Seychellen
Tel: +248 438 7000

www.seychelles.h-hotel.com

Small Luxury Hotel of the World
World Luxury Hotel Awards – Luxury New Hotel 2016
Best Luxury Destination Spa – World Luxury Spa Awards 2016

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Please note: Our stay was partly sponsored by The H Resort. Thank you very much! Nevertheless, the opinions expressed in this article is as always, 100% our own!

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Monique De Caro

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