Sainte Anne Resort & Spa
If you are searching for a resort that captures the spirit of the Seychelles with design, cuisine, ambiance and naturally breathtaking surrounds, look no further than Sainte Anne. Located on a private island sanctuary off the shores of Mahe', this large and beautifully designed resort will welcome you with a warm smile and family-friendly hospitality.
From the international airport on Mahe' to Sainte Anne's private shores involves a 10 minute ferry trip departing regularly from the private wharf on Mahe', exclusively for guests of the resort.
Private transfers via helicopter can also be organized - to let you travel in absolute privacy, and arrive in style.
Sainte Anne occupies a 220-hectare private island surrounded by one of the largest Marine National Parks in the Indian Ocean, just off the Seychelles' main island, Mahe'. It is a magical corner of the world, where pristine rainforest meets immaculate beaches and azure waters.
Somewhere amongst this is the resort, a series of private villas tucked amongst the trees, by the beach, on the secluded side of the island. As rich in natural beauty as it is in cultural heritage, the stylishly restored colonial atmosphere is a big part of the magic at Sainte Anne's.
Sainte Anne blends seamlessly with nature. Lazy days can be spent discovering the island's natural delights. On the pristine beaches, strewn with granite rocks, the only footsteps that you will see will be your ownâ€¦ Colourful bougainvilleas, frangipani trees, hibiscuses and palm trees blend in with the original vegetation. Immerse yourself in an island of dreams and sensual pleasures.
Superb cuisine is served in the resort's restaurants, which include three beach restaurants to add to the enjoyment of your holiday in the Seychelles.
The resort has paid a great deal of attention to its leisure facilities. Nestled in an idyllic tropical setting, the Spa by Clarins is a spacious sanctuary for the body and mind. The resort also has a Sports & Leisure Centre. In the crystal-clear waters of the Marine Park, a colourful kingdom of sea-life is ready to be explored. The underwater kaleidoscope of colours, shapes and slants of light swirls with innumerable fish species, while spectacular corals, sea anemones and algae act as a fascinating stage set. Departing from the Sports Centre, three different treks invite you to discover the many facets of Sainte Anne Island under the guidance of the qualified staff.
Restaurants & Bars
A variety of dining experiences at Sainte Anne cater for everything from small and intimate gatherings to large formal affairs. For dining, snacking, celebrating, relaxing, socializing, or doing business, at any time of the day, you will find the answer to your culinary desires. Here is a food and beverage operation truly befitting of its remarkable surrounds.
L'Abondance is the main restaurant overlooking the pool and edged by cool reflecting ponds, with the largest seating area of all Sainte Anne's dining ventures. It specializes in buffets which change every day.
Le Mont Fleuri
From its look-out at the top of a granite outcrop, Le Mont Fleuri restaurant offers commanding views of Sainte Anne island and across the sea to Mahe. Known as the finest restaurant in the Seychelles, Le Mont Fleuri treats guests to an ambiance of discreet luxury. Dining is at tree-top level where guests may choose superb dishes.
Dotted on the beach opposite L'Abondance is a string of thatched pavilions linked together by a stone walkway, providing the setting for L'Oceane restaurant. Simplicity and authenticity are the restaurant's hallmarks. Translated into English as â€œoceanâ€, it is therefore only natural for the restaurant to specialise in fresh fish and seafood, complemented by a few local dishes.
Creating an ambiance that lives up to the restaurant's namesake, Le Robinson is situated in a spectacular setting, with an uninterrupted view over the ocean. Set on the beach beneath Le Mont Fleuri restaurant, it is lined on one side with spectacular granite rocks and on the other with tall takamaka trees. Hidden from view, Le Robinson resembles a â€œpirate lairâ€ or secret cave.
Takamaka Beach Bar
The Takamaka Beach Bar is located on the beach called Anse Tortue or â€œTurtle Bayâ€ in English. It has breathtaking views over small islets such as Moyenne Island, Round Island, Cerf Island and Long Island. But the charm of it all is that it provides a natural setting where guests can sit with their toes in the sand, in the shade of a centuries-old takamaka tree.
Le Sans-Souci Bar
This is the resort's main bar overlooking the pool and sea. It serves tropical cocktails and flavored rum from morning til midnight.
Grab a refreshing snack at this refreshing little bar, located at the Sports and Leisure Centre.
Activities & Recreation
Recreation and sports facilities at the resort are endless, so you may get amongst the inspiring and stunning surrounds in whichever way you choose. The snorkeling is world class, and the glass bottom boats and kayaks are also a great way to see the magical underwater world of the Seychelles. Marvel at turtles on the beach, cycle or trek the rainforest pathways. Work out at the gym, make use of the two flood lit tennis courts with some friendly competition.
Excursion to Moyenne Island
If you want to venture further, join the resort's friendly excursion team for a trip to Moyenne island. This island is a national park upon itself, and houses more than two thirds of the endemic species of the Seychelles! It provides a home for over 100 giant land tortoises. The eldest tortoise, Desmond, is 76 years old, according to the island's owners. You might even find some pirate treasure buried here, as the island is rumored to be the hiding place for gold and other treasure...
• Scuba Diving
• Glass bottom Kayak
• Glass bottom Boat
• Pedal Boat
• Aqua Gym
• Beach Volleyball
• Table tennis
• Turtle Watching
Reserved for kids aged 3 to 12, Sainte Anne's mini-club is located close to the Reception, at the heart of the hotel. The architecture, in keeping with that of a traditional Creole house, blends perfectly with the surrounding nature. The interior features a large room where children may play with the wide range of toys. The mini-club has its own private garden but most activities take place outdoors.
In tune with the environment, activities generally revolve around nature. A popular activity is the glass-bottom boat trip which takes kids to the superb Sainte Anne Marine Park teeming with sea life. Another short boat trip goes to Moyenne Island, also called Turtle Island, home to some 110 tortoises and 6,000 birds and lizards. On the island of Sainte Anne itself, kids will be delighted to learn about the â€œcoco de merâ€, a rare variety of endemic palms.
The attentive and caring team at the mini-club keeps children entertained and safe during their stay at Sainte Anne. Babysitting is also available, at an extra charge.
• Swimming Pool
• Fitness Center
• Conference Facilities
• Kids â€˜Mini-Club'
Spa by Clarins
The Spa at Sainte Anne is managed by Clarins, the world renowned luxury spa product brand â€“ a favorite of many stars and celebrities.
Characteristic granite rocks create a dramatic entrance to the Spa, luring guests into an instant â€œisland castawayâ€ atmosphere. The Spa design mirrors the hotel's architecture which takes its inspiration from the natural beauty of the Seychelles. Walls have been painted an elegant sandy shade. Wood and stone provide contrast while allowing the overall structure to blend in harmoniously with the luxuriant environment. The interiors are tastefully furnished with sleek furniture and clean finishes taking centre stage.
The Spa is divided into three main sections. On one side is the area dedicated to beauty while the other is the domain of the massage cabins. The central area of the Spa is dedicated to rest and relaxation around the wooden deck furnished with loungers surrounding a pool.
Discover the unique excellence of Clarins treatments and massages in the refined atmosphere of the Spa: an unforgettable beauty experience to delight any visitor in search of harmony and a taste of exotic.
Try one of the treatments specially designed by Clarins at this one-of-a-kind spa. Embark on a journey to the heart of the five senses in an aromatic setting on the frontiers of the five continents with a choice of two massages depending on your needs.
Comfort and Well-Being Massage
This relaxing massage helps fight stress and relieve tension thanks to the aromatic properties of the PRO Relax Oil composed of Basil, Camomile and Petit Grain.
Energy and Well-Being Massage
This massage tones the body and stimulates the senses thanks to the aromatic properties of the PRO Tonic Oil composed of Rosemary, Mint and Rosewood.
• 5 Single Treatment Rooms
• 2 Double Treatment Rooms
• 1 Ayurvedic Treatment Room
• 1 Balneotherapy Room
• 2 Hammams
• 2 Saunas
• Beauty and Hair Salon
If you are planning a wedding at Sainte Anne Seychelles, be prepared for an astonishingly outstanding occasion, and romance of the highest order. The resort can cater for small intimate weddings to large and resplendent ones, every detail will be attended to with style and finesse.
Speak with Blu Maldives upon booking to put your wedding plans in motion
Island All Inclusive
Beachcomber has created the â€œIsland Inclusiveâ€ package for carefree holidays. With this option, you can relax in the knowledge that all your holiday essentials are covered, from the moment you arrive, until you leave, regardless of the official check-in and check-out.
The package is applicable for all villas and caters for all needs, whether you are a couple honeymooning in Seychelles or a family travelling with small children. All meals, a choice of imported drinks on the bar list â€“ including champagne as from 6 p.m. and even afternoon snacks are included complemented by impeccable service. For added flexibility, mini-bar purchases are also free of charge. To allow you to make the most of your stay on the island, there is a plethora of free land and water sports to choose from. To soak up the island lifestyle, take your complimentary bicycles for a spin around the island!
Sainte Anne was named the â€˜Indian Ocean's Leading Family Resort' at the World Travel Awards in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011, so you really can be sure that it is a great choice for the whole family. Touches like the â€˜Mini Club' for the little ones, ensure that everyone is kept occupied and happy. Here, kids from age 3 to 12 will take part in activities centered around nature and the unique Seychelles environment. Babysitting Services are also available, upon reservation and at an additional charge.
Sea Turtles at Sainte Anne
The island of Sainte Anne in the Seychelles is a favourite nesting ground for sea turtles.
The turtle egg laying season spans a period from October to January every year. Each day, three turtles on average come ashore to lay their eggs on one of the six beaches or creeks that form the shores of Sainte Anne. Most of them are hawksbill turtles but some green sea turtles may also be spotted occasionally.
About two months later mainly on the secluded beach of Anse Manon, some lucky guests have the privilege of witnessing the miracle of life as baby turtles make their way towards the ocean for the first time.
Preventative measures at the resort, ensuring that the turtles can hatch in peace are already bearing fruit as an increasing number of turtles are coming back each year to nest on the island.
Don't miss this magical opportunity and observe the wonder of a myriad of baby sea turtles hatching their way into the world.
Awards & Recognition
Sainte Anne is renowned for excellent service and gastronomy. Since 2005, it has consecutively won titles at the World Travel Awards including â€˜Seychelle's Leading Resort', â€˜Indian Ocean's Leading Family Resort', â€˜Seychelles Leading Spa Resort', and most recently in 2011, â€˜Indian Ocean's Leading Family Resort', â€˜Indian Ocean's Leading Villa', and â€˜Seychelle's Leading Spa Resort'.
Rooms & Suites
The design of the luxury accommodation at Sainte Anne is in perfect harmony with its natural surrounds, perfectly capturing the flavor and heritage of the Seychelles. Generous terraced roofs shade balconies and link indoor and outdoor spaces. Majestic old trees and an array of palms are celebrated by interiors and integrated landscaping. Cool tiles, wooden shutters and warm furnishings will make you feel right at home in your new, palatial quarters.
The Royal Villa is 426 sqm of luxurious living space. It features three separate double suites, each with a private jacuzzi. The villa's decks follow the sea edge, and there is a private staircase leading onto the sand. A two tiered swimming pool borders the magnificent formal dining and lounge area, and three shared lounging and entertainment
Senior Beach Villa with Pool
If you are looking for pure luxury, look no further than the Senior Beach Villas with Pool at Sainte Anne! With 840 sqm of heavenly space in the midst of tropical surrounds, these Villas will satisfy your every desire. Bring your family or friends and have them accommodated in the second lavish double bedroom suites connected by a dining and
Beach Villa with Pool
The palatial Beach Villas with Pool stretch over 480 sqm, with a separate king sized bedroom and lounge area, luxuriantly furnished, an enormous plush bathroom and outdoor shower, gazebo, and of course, the beautiful private pool. Movie star style living is found here, and true Seychelloise grandeur. Villa Features include: ~ Private Pool ~
Enchanting Pool Villas are a sprawling 220 sqm, with a divine private plunge pool in the landscaped private courtyard garden. A gazebo designed in the private garden is perfect for open-air relaxation or a romantic meal. All villas are provided with bikes for adults and children and are available to guests throughout their stay. Villa Features
The Tropical Villas feature stunning views over the Indian Ocean, and are a spacious 150 sqm. With a terrace, gazebo, outdoor shower and semi private garden, these villas allow guests to be immersed in the natural beauty that surrounds them whilst enjoying the expertly curated luxury of Sainte Anne. Villa Features include: ~ Private Terrace ~
The Garden Villas are a spacious 150 sqm in size, facing their exotic garden surrounds, and located just off the beach. Villas are arranged in four inter-leading pairs and feature a gazebo and semi-private garden. Villa Features include: ~ Private Terrace ~ Gazebo ~ Semi private Garden ~ King Bed ~ Outdoor shower ~ separate Bathtub ~