The Republic of Seychelles is a tropical haven of 115 islands, scattered across the western Indian Ocean. The islands are situated four to ten degrees south of the equator, 480 km to 1,600 km off the east coast of Africa. Mahé is the largest of the republic's granite islands, covering an area of 142 sq km. Protected by a wide coral reef, Mahé retains the feel of an undiscovered paradise with steep, tropical forests rising from small, private coves set against a towering backdrop of 1,000 metre granite peaks. The island is also the international gateway to the Seychelles and the transportation hub for excursions to all other islands within the archipelago. On the southwest coast of Mahé, just 18 km (11 miles) from the international airport, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles occupies a remote hillside setting overlooking the beautiful bay of Petite Anse (Little Cove).

The resort comprises 67 villas and suites, and 27 Four Seasons Residences that descend down a lushly forested incline to the private, horseshoe beach of Petite Anse. Each of the 67 tree-house villas and suites is perched on stilts amidst a jungle of coconut, mango, jackfruit and cinnamon trees, imparting a distinct sense of treetop living. The single-storey Serenity, Hilltop Ocean-View, Ocean-View and Garden-View villas occupy a secluded position, accessed via their own wooden path overlooking the Indian Ocean or the verdant surrounds. The villas feature a stilted pavilion, with indoor and outdoor living space. A large infinity plunge pool, outdoor shower, glass-walled bath, and expansive private outdoor living space with sunset views over the Indian Ocean or surrounding tropical landscape come as standard. The surrounding hardwood deck is furnished with chaise longues and a dining area and a smaller, second pavilion houses a daybed. The three two-bedroom suites each offer additional space for families, spread across three pavilions. The two-bedroom Presidential and three-bedroom Royal Suites are beachside palaces, and the latter has private access to its own secluded area of beach.

The Resort's main restaurant, ZEZ, offers an extensive International breakfast buffet with specialty dishes available à la carte, as well as fresh local fruits and fresh juices. Dinner showcases a Modern European menu. A choice of indoor, covered and open-air seating is arranged beneath high thatched roofs, offering spectacular ocean and sunset views from halfway up the hillside. Kannel (Creole for cinnamon), the beachside restaurant, brings authentic international and Creole-influenced flavours to Petite Anse from a sheltered spot amongst the cinnamon trees adjacent to the pool. ZEZ Lounge is the perfect spot to enjoy sushi and sashimi, pre-dinner cocktails or after dinner drinks. The Lounge's atmosphere is enhanced by its views of the ocean. Located adjacent to the pool and just steps from the beach, Kannel Bar has a relaxed indoor-outdoor setting and offers refreshing fresh fruit drinks and cocktails throughout the day. Also, all villas have an outdoor dining area, enabling guests to sample signature dishes prepared by the Resort's chefs 24 hours a day.

The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles epitomizes the sense of natural beauty, tranquility and seclusion found throughout the Resort. It is located at the top of the hill with spectacular views over the Petite Anse bay and the Indian Ocean beyond. International treatments are enhanced by indigenous practices, local ingredients and breathtaking views; the result is a rejuvenating and holistic experience that showcases the island's most inspiring features. A timber deck connects the Spa to a yoga pavilion, available from sunrise to sunset for group yoga sessions or individual instruction. The Spa also features a dedicated Junior Spa Menu, showcasing natural ingredients and a gentle approach to help younger guests develop an early understanding of holistic healing.

The secluded, horseshoe beach with powder-white sand and azure waters, that lies at the foot of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is one of the island's best-kept secrets. The bay is sheltered by dense vegetation and protected by an outer reef; as a result, the water is extremely calm, making it ideal for swimming and safe for families.

The Resort's outdoor swimming pool covers a total of 517m2. It is located adjacent to Kannel restaurant, on the edge of the beach and incorporates both leisure and lap areas, surrounded by huge cinnamon trees. The pool area is furnished with chaise longues and benefits from poolside dining and refreshment services.

The water sports pavilion houses its own PADI dive centre, offering scuba diving with state-of-the-art equipment and certified instructors as well as snorkelling equipment and excursions. Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is the only place in Seychelles offering surf equipment hire and tuition from professional instructors. The team at Tropicsurf are experts in luxury surfing holidays, and there are several great spots just minutes from the Resort. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is also available with Tropicsurf, to complement the complimentary activities available from the Resort team. Other pursuits on offer at the pavilion include canoeing, kayaking, sailing, 17ft Trimaran boating, and snorkelling. Additional beach equipment includes floating mats, inflatable balls and toys, beach rackets and accessories. To preserve the serenity of Petite Anse bay, motorised water sports are only available off-site.

The Resort's Fitness Centre is located near to the beach. The gym contains extensive Technogym equipment with a focus on cardiovascular fitness and circuit training using free weights. The Resort's complimentary Kids For All Seasons Programme caters to children from 4 to 12 years old, at the Pti Torti (Little Tortoises) clubhouse. Caring and experienced staff co-ordinate a variety of fun and educational experiences, including beach and outdoor activities, creative crafts and games.

The Library occupies its own 56m2 (600ft2) pavilion surrounded by dense vegetation. The Resort has two stylish boutiques: an exclusive jewellers offering an elegant range of diamond and pearl jewellery, and the Four Seasons Shop, featuring a high quality range of handbags, clothing and shoes, gifts sundries and souvenirs.

Four Seasons is dedicated to perfecting the travel experience through continuous innovation and the highest standards of hospitality. Four Seasons embodies a true home away from home for those who know and appreciate the best.