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Nestled in between an idyllic non-public seaside and an epic granite mountain on the island of Mahé lies Kempinski Seychelles Resort. Whereas your complete island is a tropical paradise, Kempinski Resort is positioned in the perfect spot. Situated on the south finish within the unique Baie Lazare space, the resort sits on probably the most lovely seashores on the island. It’s a brief 30-minute drive from the worldwide airport, however when you drive by way of these palm fringed lodge gates, you’ll really feel 1,000,000 miles away from the remainder of the world.
From the second we checked into this lovely five-star lodge, we have been in tropical heaven. Our Sea View Backyard Room was the proper mixture of rustic island life and five-star lodge luxurious. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens with direct views out to the Indian Ocean, our room had a split-level lounge room and bed room, with a dreamy 4 poster mattress draped in a sheer white mosquito web.
The backyard room is all about island life with direct entry to the luxurious tropical gardens and a solar lounging space that’s simply ready for sundown drinks. And if you wish to observe it up with a romantic stroll alongside the seaside, the Sea View Backyard Rooms are simply 100 meters from seaside. The rooms are additionally shut sufficient to the water’s edge to listen to the waves lapping at night time as you go to sleep.
With 800 meters of powdery white sand and a coral reef, it is a resort made for seaside lovers. The seaside is secluded, which signifies that friends can frolic in its crystal-clear waters and stroll on its squeaky white sand with out too many different vacationers round.
We managed to get in a number of strong days of seaside and snorkelling time in at Kempinski Seychelles, and though it was peak season, we hardly noticed anybody else on the seaside. It’s like being stranded on a abandoned seaside with luxurious on name.
If you happen to’re into different water sports activities, the resort additionally affords arise paddle boarding, browsing and kayaking from a glass-bottom kayak! The bay is teaming with marine life, with turtles, reef sharks, eagle rays and even whale sharks making an look at Baie Lazare.
These of you who observe my weblog know that I’m not somebody who can simply lie round a resort, regardless of how lovely it’s. If there’s a seaside to discover, I’ll be there for dawn. And if there’s a mountain to climb, I’ll be mountain climbing to the highest to absorb the view. However whereas I used to be staying at Kempinski Seychelles, I didn’t depart the resort as soon as. In addition to having their very own non-public seaside, Kempinski even have their very own epic granite mountain!
Affectionately named ‘Mount Kempinski’, this large granite mountain affords spectacular views from the summit out over the sprawling resort, palm fringed seaside and Indian Ocean. If you happen to wish to lie by the pool sipping on a cocktail doing as little as doable, then you possibly can marvel at this mountain out of your solar lounger. However in the event you’re like me and actually can’t sit nonetheless once you’re someplace as lovely because the Seychelles, then this mountain is your playground.
Overlook the lodge health club – the stroll to the summit takes round 20 minutes and is the proper heat as much as probably the most unforgettable train experiences you’ll ever have. Each morning, the resort organises a hilltop yoga or Pilates class – there’s a flat part of granite on the prime of the mountain that makes the proper platform. If you happen to’re not into yoga or Pilates, you possibly can go for a picnic with the most effective view on the island as an alternative.
Whenever you’re staying in an expensive tropical paradise, even unhealthy climate seems good. We have been planning on having sundown drinks out by the ocean one afternoon when an epic storm hit. We took shelter beneath this lovely cabana whereas we watched the dramatic storm clouds roll in over the Indian Ocean. With island life, the climate will be so unpredictable – it may possibly’t be blue skies and sunshine daily, so it’s good to embrace nature particularly when it will get wild.
If you happen to want a change of surroundings from the non-public seaside, the resort has an unbelievable Olympic- sized swimming pool surrounded unique tropical crops. What I like essentially the most about this pool state of affairs is that the solar loungers are on the sand, so you are feeling such as you’re half on the seaside, half on the pool. With its shut proximity to the buffet, the pool is ideal for once you need to have a fast dip earlier than breakfast. However it’s much more excellent once you need to sip on a piña colada in between swims.
THE RESTAURANTS AND BARS
Foodies will probably be in paradise at Kempinksi with entry to 4 completely different eating places together with the positive eating L’Indochine restaurant, the extra informal Windsong seaside bar, the buffet-style Café Lazare, and the chilled-out Planter’s Bar and Lounge. Whereas all of the eating places are scrumptious, my private favorite was L’Indochine. The delicacies is impressed by the Indian Ocean and options native seafood with an Asian fusion twist.
HOW TO GET TO KEMPINSKI SEYCHELLES RESORT:
The Kempinski Seychelles Resort is a brief 30 minute drive from the worldwide airport, on Mahé – the biggest island within the Seychelles. Particulars right here.