To coincide with British Airways new service to Seychelles, which starts on the 24th March, the stunning Banyan Tree Seychelles is renovating its luxurious villas and introducing a number of new food and beverage concepts.

Nestled in the idyllic Intendance Bay, Banyan Tree Seychelles offers 60 exquisite Creole-style pool villas with scenic views of the Indian Ocean. The resort and these beautiful, private villas are especially popular with newlyweds on their honeymoons.  

A quarter of these villas, each of which boasts a private swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and rainforest, have just undergone an extensive refurbishment. They have been adorned with tropical colours, from blue turquoise to warm oranges and yellows, to create a real exotic island mood.


Another novel addition to the resort is the new immersive outdoor dining experience, Moutya, which is scheduled to open in April. Slated to “bring to life the culture, customs and cuisine of Seychelles,” Moutya will show guests how to cultivate food by allowing them to participate in live cooking stations.

Expect to sample the best local dishes including eggplant fritters, coconut fish curry and banana flambé with coconut rum – using resort grown vegetables, herbs and fruits.

Banyan Tree Seychelles is also launching a new destination dining experience, 33 1/3 – named after Beatles member George Harrison’s solo album, as he used to own the original site of the resort. Banyan Tree says this experience will be for couples or intimate groups of up to six people.  


British Airways new direct flights from the UK to Seychelles will operate twice-weekly between March and October from London Heathrow Terminal 5 using the new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. Flights will depart on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

BA currently offers flights to Seychelles with a stopover in Doha, Qatar, making a total flight time of 13 hours. The new direct service, however, will be approximately 10 hours.

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