Serenity & privacy in the Seychelles

Recently voted the best coastal villa in Africa, the secluded luxury retreat Sea Monkey Villa, on the island of Mahe in the Seychelles, is the ideal location for an exclusive vacation. Baroque Villas takes a look


The magnificent Seychelles archipelago in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Africa is renowned as one of the most glorious destinations for a paradise island getaway. Celebrities and those who can afford it travel here to rent out entire islands, or parts thereof, to enjoy the privacy and beauty of some exquisite slices of paradise.


The Sea Monkey Villa is certainly not the first secluded luxury retreat to win an award; it includes a long list of equally extravagant and exclusive establishments. But it’s certainly the newest to garner attention. Voted by World Boutique Hotel Awards as ‘Africa’s Best Beach or Coastal Villa’ in November 2016, this establishment is different from the others in many ways. For starters, it’s not located on its own island. It’s situated in the northern part of the main island of the Seychelles, Mahe in the exclusive region of Glacis, just 20 minutes drive from the capital town of Victoria.


The villa’s location is quite unique and makes it extremely secluded. It’s set on a promontory that separates itself from the rest of the island by huge boulders. The fact that it’s located on Mahe is an added advantage. It’s close to the airport, yet far away enough from the madding crowds to be completely private.


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The rocky peninsula on which the boutique hotel is located offers guests breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding sea. There are only four double rooms at the villa, each with private en suite bathrooms and a private balcony. The villa includes two fully equipped kitchens, an upper and lower veranda, and an infinity pool with views of the sea lapping onto the sculptured granite rocks. There is an outside gazebo with a dining area, as well as a large living area with dining room and bar. Designed to blend into the lush tropical vegetation, the villa is decorated with sleek wooden furniture and stylish natural décor.


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Guests enjoy outdoor and indoor surround sound systems, TV, high speed WiFi, a selection of water sports equipment including three kayaks plus items for snorkeling and fishing, luxury sunbeds and a table tennis table. The surroundings are renowned for their abundant sandy beaches and exquisite coral reefs. The villa is also close to the vibrant area of Beau Vallon Bay, home to numerous restaurants, bars and local markets.


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Guests don’t have to leave the villa if they don’t want to, as there are so many activities available like yoga instruction and massage. In addition, there is a private chef on call to make sure they are well fed and a butler to make sure they are pampered to the hilt.


To win this esteemed award, hotels are chosen by a panel of travel industry experts, luxury travel journalists and guests. With such acclaim, a stay here can only be exemplary. If you would like to find out more about this exceptional villa, let Baroque Villas assist. Contact us right away, and we will give you all the information you require as well as make a reservation for you.