If you are dreaming of a luxury holiday in the Seychelles, choose the Sainte Anne Island, a Beachcomber hotel set on an exclusive private island. Sainte Anne Island is undeniably one of the finest hotels in the Seychelles and an ideal choice for couples and honeymooners. An optional all-inclusive package offers you carefree holidays from the moment you arrive until the day of departure.
All are set on a 220-hectare private island, surrounded by one of the largest marine parks in the Indian Ocean. The airport is close to Sainte Anne Island’s private wharf on Mahé. A 10-minute boat transfer to Mahé is provided at scheduled times during the day.
Sainte Anne Island blends seamlessly with nature. 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.
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 own…
Colourful bougainvilleas, frangipane trees, hibiscuses and palm trees blend in with the original vegetation. Immerse yourself in an island of dreams and sensual pleasures.
Another plus is Sainte Anne’s location, just 10 minutes away by boat from Mahé, making it a convenient stepping-stone for island hopping in the Seychelles.
Sainte Anne has 87 private villas, 29 of which have private pools. The diferent categories of the villas are:
- Garden Villas (number: 26; area 150 m²): Suite, terrace, gazebo, outdoor shower: 95 m²; Semi-private garden: 55 m²
- Tropical Villas (number: 32; area 150 m²): Suite, terrace, gazebo, outdoor shower: 95 m²; Semi-private garden: 55 m²
- Pool Villas (number: 21; area 220 m²): Suite, terrace, gazebo, outdoor shower: 95 m²; Garden and private pool: 125 m²
- Beach Villas with pool (number: 3; area 480 m²): Suite, lounge, terrace, gazebo, outdoor showers: 161 m²; Garden and private pool: 319 m²
- Senior Beach Villas with pool (number: 4; area 840 m²): 2 suites, lounge, terrace, gazebo, outdoor showers: 234 m²; Garden and private pool: 606 m²
- Royal Villa (number: 1; area 426 m²): 3 suites, lounge, outdoor showers: 319 m²; Terrace and sun deck: 91 m²; Private pool: 16 m²
Superb cuisine is served in the resort’s four restaurants, which include three beach restaurants to add to the enjoyment of your holiday in the Seychelles.
- L’Abondance. Main restaurant overlooking the pool.
- Le Mont Fleuri Restaurant set on stilts high above the beach.
- Le Robinson. Beach restaurant lined with granite rocks and trees and located at the water’s edge.
- Le Takamaka. Beach restaurant.
Le Sans-Souci Bar is the main bar overlooking the pool and sea.
Please note: The hotel reserves the right to close up to two restaurants throughout the year.
Sainte Anne Island 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.
Sainte Anne has 87 private villas. The diferent categories of the villas are:
Garden Villas (number: 26; area 150 m²)
As its name implies, this villa is set in the midst of luxuriant gardens. Guests will enjoy the subtle luxury and tranquillity of this cosy villa.
A discreet entrance leads to the terrace where the plush outdoor furniture invites guests to relax in the shade of the elegant gazebo. The smooth wooden deck provides an area for sun loungers and seamlessly leads to the exotic outdoor shower, protected by a pretty stone wall. In turn, guests will discover the spacious en-suite bathroom and bedroom. The soft neutral decor is complemented by warm tones of red and orange creating a tropical vibe. The predominance of sleek wooden furniture adds a sophisticated touch to the decor.
This villa is functional and comfortable, an ideal holiday haven for a couple travelling alone or with one child.
Tropical Villas (number: 32; area 150 m²)
Lush tropical gardens surround this elegant villa, offering guests a relaxing haven in a peaceful and natural setting. The cosy terrace and elegant gazebo set in the garden feature plush outdoor furniture perfect for relaxing or al-fresco dining.
The bedroom looks out onto the semi-private garden and is bathed with natural light. The spacious en-suite bathroom offers a sumptuous bathtub and separate shower as well as an exotic outdoor shower. High ceilings, a soft neutral decor and touches of warm orange and red create a light, summery feel throughout the villa. Guests will be able to choose between two different atmospheres when deciding on a Tropical Villa.
Some are closer to the hotel's common areas and others are set further away near Anse Tortues, one of the most beautiful beaches of Sainte Anne.
Pool Villas (number: 21; area 220 m²)
The spacious Pool Villa is located at the heart of the tropical gardens. The private pool, bordered by smooth wooden decking, completes the picture for a romantic hideaway. Surrounded by pretty stone walls and tall palm trees, guests of this villa are ensured total privacy.
The vast terrace extends onto the wooden decking where guests will enjoy their private infinity-pool. In the shade of an elegant gazebo, guests will have the opportunity to simply relax or enjoy a romantic candlelight dinner. A discreet door at the end of the garden leads directly to the beach, a short stroll away. The spacious bedroom looks out onto the lush gardens and is bathed in natural light. Ambient lighting and high ceilings create a romantic atmosphere in the bedroom and spacious bathroom.
This villa is perfect for any couple seeking intimacy and calm.
Beach Villas with pool (number: 3; area 480 m²)
This villa provides refined holiday accommodation. Surrounded by colourful gardens and a short stroll away from the pure white beach, guests will experience authentic island lifestyle. A spacious terrace equipped with plush outdoor furniture provides guests with a comfortable area for refined al-fresco living.
Guests will also discover their gorgeous private pool surrounded by smooth wooden decking. A separate indoor living room offers guests added comfort. Colourful accessories contrast against the soft neutral decor adding depth and warmth throughout the villa. The spacious bedroom features a vast en-suite bathroom which in turn opens onto the tropical outdoor shower.
A path leads to the discreet door at the end of the garden, taking guests directly to the beach.
Senior Beach Villas with pool (number: 4; area 840 m²)
Perfect for families, the Senior Beach Villa houses two spacious bedrooms featuring lavish en-suite bathrooms and vast indoor and outdoor living areas. Guests will enjoy the lush gardens and sumptuous private pool set in the generous gardens. Protected by a pretty stone wall and tall palm trees, guests are guaranteed absolute privacy in this villa.
The terrace has been thoughtfully laid out with plush outdoor furniture perfect for simply relaxing or for al-fresco dining. Parents and children will enjoy quality time together as well as enjoy the luxury of their own quarters. The bedrooms are bathed in natural light that highlight the bright colours and elegant light wooden furniture.
The en-suite bathrooms each open onto an outdoor shower protected by the shade of tropical plants.
Royal Villa (number: 1; area 426 m²)
Perched on a granite outcrop, the Royal Villa is the most spectacular of the resort, offering breathtaking views of Sainte Anne and the bay of Mahé. Set away from the hotel's common areas, surrounded by luxuriant tropical greenery, this very private villa offers its guests the ultimate in holiday luxury. Three impressive lavish? bedrooms and bathrooms await guests. Warm tones of red and orange complement the sleek wooden furniture and soft, neutral interiors throughout the villa. Guests will also discover a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious and modern lounge as well as vast outdoor living areas.
Each palatial bedroom has its own en-suite bathroom featuring a sumptuous bathtub, dressing and separate shower. Guests will also indulge in the exotic outdoor shower surrounded by a pretty stone wall and tropical greenery. One of the master bedrooms opens onto the terrace and infinity-edge pool that seems to blend into the sky and turquoise blue sea.
Plush outdoor furniture set in the shade of the large, elegant gazebo offers families the perfect place for enjoying refined al-fresco living.
Spa by Clarins
Sainte Anne's spa enjoys a secluded location, amidst lush tropical vegetation. It is truly an oasis of tropical tranquility that makes it easy to forget about the outside world, encouraging guests to emerge feeling both relaxed and rejuvenated.
Natural granite rocks create a dramatic entrance to the spa, luring guests into an instant island castaway atmosphere.
Charm and simplicity characterize the spa design which mirrors the hotel's architecture. 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.
Everyone knows just how much children love the adventure. At Sainte Anne Island, a resort located on a private island at the heart of the Seychelles, there are many things to explore, whether on land or in the crystal-clear water. Plus, the whole archipelago is tinged with an aura of pirates and hidden treasures, making a holiday there even more attractive in the eyes of younger ones.
Sainte Anne has a Kids club for children aged 3 to 12.
Sainte Anne has the following services/facilities:
- Conference room
- Complimentary access to WIFI
- Baby-sitter (24-hour notice)
- Infirmary (doctor on request)
- Helicopter transfers and excursions
On a private island of 220 hectares, guests will find whatever their heart desires. There is something for everyone. The sports centre is a short stroll away from the beautiful beach of Anse Tortues and guests will discover an array of activities for fun-filled holidays.
Convivial board games can be enjoyed with friends and family and for fitness fanatics machine and weight training, power plate or cardio training are just some of the facilities and activities available. Instructors are also available on site to guide guests through the services and activities. A hammam and sauna, located within the sports centre, welcome guests looking to unwind and simply reduce their stress levels.
To make the most of such a beautifully natural island, Sainte Anne Island offers a wide range of outdoor activities. Guests will discover the splendours of the island during exclusive treks or bicycle rides.
All outings are supervised by experienced staff who will reveal the secrets and most idyllic corners of the island. There is a choice of three different treks, departing on different days for guests to discover the island.
Nature walks along the southern coast of the island will uncover pristine forests and secluded beaches whilst the northern part of the island unveils tropical jungles. During the third trek, experienced guides will share even more secrets about the island and a botanical walk will reveal the unique "coco de mer".
For those looking to keep fit several paths offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a scenic jog. There is also a varied choice of activities* such as beach volley, bocciball and mini-football, just to name a few... Tennis lessons and a full range of equipment are available for enthusiasts and beginners to enjoy a challenging match on one of the floodlit courts.
Guests of all ages will find something to do to make the most of their holidays in such a unique setting.
Sainte Anne Island is located at the heart of the most beautiful marine park in the Indian Ocean region, declared a protected environment since 1973. A myriad of fish, sea anemones and spectacular, colourful corals are simply waiting to be discovered by curious guests looking to enjoy the natural beauty of this unique marine world.
With a bit of luck guests may even spot rays or turtles if the season is right. Guests can start exploring during a glass bottom boat trip or in glass bottom kayaks. Those wanting to get a closer look can try snorkeling or scuba diving and meet the fish for themselves.
With a fully equipped diving centre within the hotel, there is no better place for an initiation to scuba diving than at the heart of this magnificent marine park. Knowledgeable instructors are available to teach beginners as well as guide the more experienced divers to the best spots for unique sightings.
To protect the delicate marine life, guests may only use non-motorized equipment in the sea in the Seychelles. Other activities are also available to make the most of the inviting waters. Guests of all ages can also try the pedal boats and lasers.
All activities are supervised by experienced instructors.
Private classes and certain activities are available with supplement
L'Abondance is the hotel's main restaurant. It is sheltered under a large expanse of tiled roof connecting onto a series of open-air terraces where guests can eat in the shade of large umbrellas.
Set facing the shimmering sea and surrounded by the pool and mirror-like ponds, the restaurant evokes a feeling of an islet within the island of Sainte Anne. Water features which are central to the restaurant's design create different atmospheres as the day goes by, reflecting the changes of light.
In this relaxed setting, guests will enjoy delicious buffets with all they can dream of for breakfast and a different theme each evening.
Le Mont Fleuri
Perched on wooden stilts amidst age-old trees, Le Mont Fleuri towers over a secluded creek. Built entirely in wood, it evokes a private wooden chalet where guests dine at tree-top level while enjoying commanding views of the island and across the sea to Mahé.
Guests will love the restaurant's varied dishes which are mostly drawn from European cuisine. Impeccable service complements the evening with each dish being announced with ceremonial flourish by professional waiters in formal attire.
Sheltered under the timber deck of Le Mont Fleuri, Le Robinson offers uninterrupted views of the ocean.
The setting sets the scene any shipwreck survivor could find on being washed ashore on a desert island. Set on a quiet cove hidden from view by spectacular granite rocks and tall takamaka trees, the restaurant evokes a secret pirates' lair. Rustic driftwood tables and chairs set on the soft sand are tucked against giant granite boulders and a small rustic lounge is set up next to each table for pre-dinner cocktails or to relax at the edge of the sea after dinner.
Guests will dine to the sound of the sea lapping onto the powdery beach.The food style matches the setting as guests are invited to cook their food on a hot stone slab called pierrade as a true modern-day Robinson Crusoe would do!
Open for lunch from November to April, Le Takamaka restaurant consists of a beach bar and restaurant. It offers a view over small islets such as Moyenne Island, Round Island, Cerf Island and Long Island.
Le Takamaka is located on the beach called Anse Tortues. From this viewpoint, some lucky guests may even be able to watch the sea turtles come on shore to lay their eggs at specific times of the year.
The menu is in keeping with the location's simple charms and features fresh salads, sandwiches and paninis. Perfect for a casual sundowner in the afternoon, the bar serves a range of fresh juices blending seasonal fruits, flavoured iced tea as well as a range of tropical cocktails, tea, coffee and soft drinks.
Le Sans Souci Bar
Tropical cocktails and flavoured rum are some of the many treats that await guests in a convivial atmosphere.