In the relaxed and beautiful south coast of Mahé, on the stunning beachfront at Anse Takamaka, amid lush tropical gardens, Villa Chez Batista restaurant & bungalows welcomes you.
Right here, only a few steps from the water’s edge, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, this ideally situated small hotel comprising of only 5 bungalows housing 19 rooms, boast quiet and memorable holiday relaxation for those who wish to discover the nature’s beauty of the island’s south at budget prices.
Chez Batista has a stunning setting accompanied by superb Creole hospitality.
Villa Chez Batista is a small affordable fine hotel with 19 rooms in 5 bungalows facing the beach of Anse Takamaka, encompassing all the natural charm of the south. Effectively blended with the fauna, the hotel offers all the comfort and tranquility expected from a high quality hotel.
Villa Batista has different type of accommodation:
- Standard Rooms Garden View (number: 3)
- Superior Rooms Garden View (number: 6)
- Mini Suite Sea View (number: 2)
- Junior Suite Ocean View (number: 2)
- Executive Suite Ocean View (number: 1)
- Senior Suite Ocean View (indoor Jacuzzi) (number: 2)
- Senior Suite Ocean View (outdoor Jacuzzi) (number: 2)
- Presidential Suite Ocean View (number: 1)
All Rooms offer: Private balcony, IDD telephone, television, minibar, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, tea/toffee making facilities, hot/cold water shower/WC/bidet.
Additional the Junior Suite Ocean View has a hair dryer and a Indoor Jacuzzi and the Mini Suite Sea View a balcony, hair dryer, outdoor Jacuzzi and the Senior Suite Ocean View a hair dryer.
There are three Standard Rooms set back in the garden, each designed for comfort during your stay. The bungalows are the rooms closest to the beach. The Standard Rooms can accommodate up to two people, and are ideal for honeymooners or single travelers. The “Standard” rooms are set supremely in the garden. However, they are even closer than the superior rooms, to the powdery, white beach which is only a few steps from any of the rooms!
Villa Batista has six Superior Rooms, of which three are slightly elevated, newly upgraded bungalows. They are slightly smaller than the “Mini Suites” but still spacious and provide the same comfort and garden view. The Superior Rooms are set at the base of the hillside.
There is one upscale Executive Suite. The bungalow is newly designed with wooden architecture, and has its own private swimming pool overlooking the ocean.
There are three Junior Suites, each with its own small private swimming pool with ocean view. One of the Junior Suites offers an indoor Jacuzzi. The bungalows are designed with wooden architecture to offer a homely feeling.
There are two Senior Suites, each with its own private swimming pool and indoor Jacuzzi. The bungalows are designed with wooden architecture for a high quality of comfort.
There are two newly modernized Mini Suites, each evoking a friendly atmosphere. These are almost directly over the beach offering dreamy view of the ocean and hypnotic sunset. All of these bungalows are spacious, accommodating up to three people per room. Relax in a private outside Jacuzzi on the terrace with a rocky landscape in the background.
Villa Batista has one Presidential/Family Suite, ideal for a family or group of up to five people. The bungalow is big and spacious with wooden architecture, and there is a small private swimming pool with a beautiful ocean view.
Babysitting and laundry service is available on request.
Pre-paid internet in rooms (pre-paid card at cost), Wi-Fi available in restaurant area free of charge
Villa Batista is located on Takamaka Beach, reputed for being one of the finest beaches on the island. Takamaka beach is also within easy reach of other beautiful beaches such as Anse Soleil, Anse Marie Louise, Anse Forbans and the famous Intendance beach.
Chez Batista is a popular stop for luxury yachts, Takamaka beach provides plenty – either for people who prefer to be left alone or those who are more adventurous. Lucky visitors can catch the one of a lifetime chance of seeing turtles laying eggs or friendly dolphins close to shore. You don’t have to venture far to see our giant pet tortoises.
The days can be spent snorkeling, swimming; sunbathing and every evening can be spent watching the sun go down. A short trek along the rocks formation will lead you to one of the natural monuments of the island, the “Ros Sodyer” rock pool. Nature itself has mysteriously carved this pool in a huge rock face.
Fishing trips can be organized with the local fishermen. The hotel will soon have its own boat charter for fishing trips or breathtaking excursions. Also, basic water sports such as canoes will be introduced in the near future.
Traditional nights & Events: On many a day guests are entertained by colorful and vibrant entertainment including singing & dancing, music around night-time bonfires. This is your chance to try the traditional dances. Location also available for parties.
A hire car is recommended for round trips on the main island.
Last but not least you can enjoy the swimming pool of Villa Batista.
Villa Batista is on Bed& Breakfast basis. Lunch and dinner is payable direct with the hotel.
Chez Batista as speciality restaurant has a very interesting history. In 1984 Mr. Jean-Baptiste Horter launched his dream for a beach restaurant by providing private BBQ grills from his catch of the day, for tourists on the beach. In no time, visitors were sitting under a sunshade enjoying his fish and coconut drinks, with salads and garlic bread being added to the menu. It was from the origins of this humble grill that a small restaurant was born. The Italian tourists named the restaurant Batista and little by little, Batista became a popular eating-place on Mahé
The restaurant “Chez Batista” with its thatched roofing and sand covered flooring is therefore the most rustic and popular one on the island and it is directly on the beautiful beach of Takamaka in the south of Mahé.
Its natural atmosphere and local architecture makes it one of the most photographed locations. You literally sit with “your feet in the sand”. This attention to details has even been adapted to the hotel rest rooms.
The restaurant enjoys an excellent reputation with both locals and visitors. It is renowned world over for the best seafood and Creole specialties on the island, The restaurant is famous for its fresh grilled fish and lobsters and various other traditional delicacies.
It is indeed a popular lunch time venue especially on Sundays for its very delicious & affordable Creole buffet. The restaurant has greeted many visits from international and local celebrities and dignitaries.
No doubt, guests will want to go many a time.
Please note: The restaurant is regularly closed on Mondays.
The bar which is no doubt one of the nicest in the country is always open, serving ice cold beers, freshly prepared local tropical fruit juices and liquors, cocktails, fresh coconuts etc.