Sainte Anne Resort & Spa is the first Beachcomber hotel in the Seychelles and is located on the uninhabited island of Sainte Anne which is about 10 minutes by boat from the mainland Mahe.
Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands with the outer most island being closer to the continent of Africa than the main island, Mahé.
Seychelles offers visitors the opportunity to explore and enjoy one of the last places on earth with very little evidence of changed times or progress. The environment is extremely important to the Seychellois government and every effort is made to ensure the beaches, forests and general areas of the islands are as untouched as they were 100 years ago.
Many nature- and sightseeing opportunities await visitors outside the hotel, the most popular of which is a visit to Praslin island’s Vallee de Mai reserve which is rumoured to be the original garden of Eden. Access from Sainte Anne and Mahé is easy and fairly quick, either by light aircraft or by the inter-island ferry, Cat Coco both of which operate daily. A visit to Praslin islands Anse Lazio is also not to be missed which is one of the most beautiful and photographed beaches in the world.
A quick schooner ride between Praslin and it’s neighbouring island, La Digue, will offer another unspoilt, unexplored world where even cars only number one or two on the island. Transport on La Digue is generally by oxcart, bicycle or on foot. A copra mill is interesting and worth a visit where visitors can step back to yesteryear while observing this ‘working museum’. A short stroll away is another of Seychelles’ landmark beaches – Anse Source d’Argent – famous for its azure waters and towering granite boulders.
Other popular activities are scuba diving either for qualified divers or those eager to learn, deep sea fishing on charters crewed by professionals and those in the know, visits to art galleries to familiarise oneself with Seychelles signature art-style and many other hidden gems which are best discovered by hiring a car and taking to the road ready to explore.
Beachcomber Tours uses the ground operator, Masons Travel, also offer catamaran cruises on most days of the week around the main island Mahé.
And all of this is if you even make it off Sainte Anne island when you are a Beachcomber guest. There is so much to keep the individual busy at Sainte Anne Resort that many don’t find the time to venture further afield during their stay. And many choose to simply relax on the choice of magnificent beaches or at the bar where most drinks are included if you have been clever enough to select the all inclusive package at time of booking. The four different restaurants spoil guests gastronomically and the Spa by Clarins is the perfect solution after a hard day on the beach with your book.