CaranaBeach Hotel sits in a quiet cove flanked by granite boulders and swaying palm trees surrounded by lush vegetation.
Kempinski Seychelles Resort
Located in the south of Mahé, just a 30-minute drive from the airport, the elegant Kempinski Seychelles Resort offers indulgent luxury as well as direct access to a long stretch of the white-sand Baie Lazare beach.
The resort’s 148 rooms and suites are spread across the tropical grounds in two-storey buildings designed to blend with the surroundings. Ground-floor rooms typically have views of the lagoon, hillside and gardens, while rooms on the floor above have sea views. All rooms have a private balcony or terrace and seating area with sofa bed.
Endless activities can fill your days, from tennis and badminton to yoga and beach volleyball. Hiking trails lead from the resort through the mountains for views of the bay. There’s a large swimming pool that lines the edge of the sand and a spa for relaxation, plus a 24-hour gym. Away from dry land, you can book diving, snorkeling or kayaking tours and fishing trips at the hotel’s PADI dive facility. You can also take advantage of the resort’s 24-hour in-room dining and choice of four restaurants and bars.
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The resort has 148 rooms and suites dotted around the grounds in low buildings that blend seamlessly with the leafy surroundings. Ground-floor rooms typically have views of the lagoon, hillside and gardens. Those on the upper floor provide sea views. The tropical decor is clean and modern, with white walls that contrast with dark wood furniture, and pops of jewel tones that reflect the flora you can see outside through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
All rooms have a private balcony or terrace, seating area, mini bar and complimentary Wi-Fi. The suites offer more space and include a separate lounge and dining area.
Situated on the southwest coast, just a 40-minute drive from the international airport, the Kempinski Resort is easy to reach and conveniently located to explore Mahé and the rest of the archipelago. The hotel also has direct access onto the long sandy beach of Baie Lazare.
Food and drink
- 24-hour in-room dining
- Café Lazare serves breakfast and buffet-style themed dinners
- Fine dining is available at L’Indochine, a blend of local seafood and Asian cuisine
- Windsong Beach Restaurant serves a more casual, à la carte menu throughout the day
- Planters Bar and Lounge is open for light bites during the day and offers live music and cocktails in the evenings
- Complimentary kids club is open daily for children aged between 3-12 years old
- Babysitting services available
- Child-friendly menus are provided in two of the restaurants
Facilities and activities
- Large swimming pool
- 24-hour gym
- Hiking trails
- PADI dive facility
- Fishing charters
- Tennis courts
- Yoga classes
- Beach volleyball
We like the elegant and modestly sized Kempinski Resort for its wide range of facilities and activities, making it a great choice for both couples and families spending time on Mahé.
Mahé Island tour ideas
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Accompanied by a private guide, step foot into the palm-strewn mountainous interiors of Mahé or Praslin. Look out for endemic orchids and the Seychelles blue pigeon as you take in some of the best island views.
A private guide shows you the highlights of Mahé on this full-day tour. Smell vanilla pods in Victoria’s market, sip totes of local rum, peer up at nutmeg and cinnamon trees in a spice garden and walk the sands of Anse Soleil Beach.
Take to the decks of a crewed catamaran for a guided tour of Sainte Anne Marine Park, which lies off the shores of Mahé. Stop off to snorkel amongst feeding turtles and walk among giant tortoises on Moyenne Island.