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Club Med’s Latest Brings an ‘Eco-Chic’ Vibe to the Seychelles

Islands 6/7/2021 Ashley Burns
water next to the ocean: With its eco-friendly initiatives and commitment to sustainability, Club Med is a splendid addition to the Seychelles. © Provided by Islands With its eco-friendly initiatives and commitment to sustainability, Club Med is a splendid addition to the Seychelles.

With its eco-friendly initiatives and commitment to sustainability, Club Med is a splendid addition to the Seychelles. (Club/)

What do you get when you combine one of the world’s most legendary resort brands with one of the most incredible and stunning destinations on the planet? Club Med Seychelles, of course, which recently opened its doors to the world, offering an experience unlike any other as Sainte Anne’s first and only resort.

And while we’ve come to expect certain perks from Club Med—like laidback luxury, great food, and an all-around effortless vacation experience—the bar here is raised exponentially by the location. The Seychelles offers natural beauty that seems almost otherworldly, and that also includes beaches that look like they’re works of art and adventures that instill appreciation of the elements here, as much as thrills.

a pool next to a body of water surrounded by palm trees: Take a dip in the pool between off-site excursions or spend the say exploring each of the resort’s three beaches. © Provided by Islands Take a dip in the pool between off-site excursions or spend the say exploring each of the resort’s three beaches.

Take a dip in the pool between off-site excursions or spend the say exploring each of the resort’s three beaches. (Club/)

We could talk about this paradise until the waves dry up, so let’s focus on what this property offers that instantly makes it one of the best in the region. We tend to overuse the cliché “offers something for everyone,” but Club Med Seychelles rises above and even redefines such a concept with family-oriented experiences, while managing to draw a line between adults and children for the sake of delivering something unique and special that doesn’t favor any one type of travel or discriminate against another.

Families, couples, even solo adventurers and explorers—there’s an alluring factor here for anyone who is simply looking to enjoy the best of the Seychelles. Set on more than 50 acres, and boasting 290 rooms, this Club Med property was conceived with a purpose of making every guest feel as if the resort was tailored to them.

a group of palm trees next to a pool of water: Kids are always treated like royalty at Club Med resorts, and this one is no different. © Provided by Islands Kids are always treated like royalty at Club Med resorts, and this one is no different.

Kids are always treated like royalty at Club Med resorts, and this one is no different. (Club/)

As is the Club Med way, families with kids of any age will love the fact that little ones will be spoiled with a clever combination of action and education. They’ll be kept busy with water sports and activities like paddle boarding and sailing, while learning about the island and the Indian Ocean during scavenger hunts and other activities.

Parents, on the other hand, can sneak away to the adults-only Zen area and enjoy peace and quiet by poolside or hammam treatments, as well as yoga.

a living area with a building in the background: Rooms here feature amenities like verandas, outdoor showers, and even private pools. © Provided by Islands Rooms here feature amenities like verandas, outdoor showers, and even private pools.

Rooms here feature amenities like verandas, outdoor showers, and even private pools. (Club/)

Club Med has gone to great lengths to ensure that almost every resort is Green Globe certified, but Club Med Seychelles might soon be the gold standard, if it isn’t already. For starters, the brand’s Bye-Bye Plastics program was enacted here from day one, and the resort will limit energy consumption and grow its own plants while using recycled wastewater to treat the gardens and nurseries. And resort officials will work with the Seychelles Agricultural Agency to support and boost local production of the fruits and vegetables used on-site in the innovative regional cuisine.

Best of all, guests will be able to witness these and other programs firsthand, learning about marine conservation and the island’s turtle nesting. Such activities pair well with the glass-bottomed kayak tours and excursions to stunning Anse Lazio and Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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