Elegant five-star resort on Mahe with outstanding amenities and a breathtaking beachfront locationfrom $469 /night
- Fantastic views over the resort’s gardens, lagoon and stunning Baie Lazare
- Access to scuba diving, snorkelling, and surfing on Mahe’s southwest coast
- Facilities include wellness offerings, sports, and all-day kid’s club
- Opulent guest rooms, contemporary decor, and manicured grounds
Cradled between ‘Mount Kempinski’ and Mahe’s stunning coast, Kempinski Seychelles is an unmatched paradise offering chic style, refined luxuries, and adventurous activities for all. Inspired by a safari lodge, this property’s aesthetic is nothing short of spectacular, with guest rooms and common areas offering spacious luxury in the heart of nature. Explore uncrowded and pristine dive sites, try your hand at surfing, and enjoy a variety of self-guided adventures - with access to mountains, lagoons, jungles, and kilometres of white sand steps from your front door. Then, gather around the table for delicious fine dining, unwind with a massage, or just relax in your own private oasis.
About Kempinski Seychelles
The Kempinski family of hotels has been offering outstanding service and style around the globe since 1897. Kempinski Seychelles upholds these standards by delivering unforgettable island holidays in one of Mahe’s most stunning protected bays - making it the perfect choice for visitors who want to experience the natural beauty of the Seychelles. Baie Lazare bay is close to all of Mahe’s major tourist attractions yet feels in a world of its own with just a handful of high-end resorts along its white sand.
Spread along the white sandy coast of Baie Lazare and backed by Mount Kempinski, this resort claims one of Mahe’s most scenic locations. Guests can wander the resort’s quiet garden paths to discover vivid landscapes and vibrant style, where exquisite design meets pristine nature. Kempinski Seychelles also prides itself on its indulgent facilities and activities, with offerings to suit every personal travel style - from adventurous outings to lush creature comforts and everything in between. Special features here include helicopter and limousine transfers, butler service, and in-villa fine dining. The resort’s team of travel experts is also happy to arrange special events and bespoke activities and will do their best to honour nearly any request!
Explore the resort
Each of Kempinski’s luxurious guest rooms is its own private oasis, with contemporary jungle lodge-inspired furnishings, total privacy, and all the comforts of home. Step outside to discover fantastic facilities, including a spa, all-day kid’s club, fitness centre, and sports courts. This expansive property also hosts a beachside Olympic-sized pool, its own natural lagoon, and unexpected surprises like hilltop yoga sessions with one of the island’s best views. Kempinski’s pristine white sand beach and house reef are ideal for exploration with safe conditions for swimming and plenty to see from the surface.
This resort offers diverse options for dining and drinking with four different venues to choose from. Enjoy everything from sprawling breakfast buffets to craft cocktails, imported wine, and steak served on a sizzling hot stone. Private, in-villa dining and romantic meals set in nature are also easy to arrange. If you’re up for a bit of adventure, hike up Mount Kempinski for a fantastic bird’s eye view over the bay. Or, head down the beach for surf lessons, rentals, and pointers on the best local breaks. Kayaks, paddleboards, and other sports equipment are also available for day use.
Diving from Kempinski Seychelles
Kempinski’s partner dive centre, Dive Resort Seychelles, specialises in guided underwater exploration on Mahe’s uncrowded southern coast. Their experienced team of instructors also offers a full range of PADI courses from beginner to pro, starting with your very first breaths underwater and courses for kids age ten and up. This full-service dive centre’s main location is in Anse La-Mouche, but their satellite branch set right on the grounds in Kempinski is well outfitted, including a retail space, perfectly maintained rental equipment, gear storage, and air-conditioned classrooms for students.
Dive Resort Seychelles operates three custom catamarans, specially equipped for breezy days on the water. These smooth sailing vessels are crewed by expert guides, some of whom have been exploring Mahe’s southern sites for decades. You’ll enjoy trips to some of the island’s most pristine and seldom visited diving areas, known for their dramatic granite reefs, vast soft coral gardens, and thriving marine life, including sea turtles, reef sharks, and eagle rays. And, as most guests flock to the north, you’ll likely have the very best sites all to yourself! Guided snorkelling and freediving tours and specialised whale shark trips are also offered in season.
- Take a short hike up the Mount Kempinski trail for breathtaking views over Baie Lazare.
- Be sure to pack a few smart outfits for indulgent nights of dining around the resort.
- Plan a full day for enjoying the spa, with fitness centre and Olympic sized pool.
- Visit between June and August for the best surf breaks.
Diving in Mahe, Silhouette and North Island
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
PADI 5-Star Resort
Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water, Advanced Open Water