Check-in and Check-out Time
SCR - Seychelles Rupee (SCR)
French, English and Creole
GMT +4 hours
Situated on the exclusive south coast Mahé Island, we are easily reached by car or taxi. A taxi from the Seychelles International Airport takes approximately 30 minutes and costs around Euros 80.
You may park your car at the hotel’s car park free of charge.
If you require an early arrival or late departure, please contact our reception team by calling +248 438 6666. This service is subject to availability and additional costs may apply.
Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare is situated on the south coast of Mahé Island, in the Baie Lazare district.
From Victoria City: 25 km - 40 mininutes
From Seychelles International Airport: 18.5 km - 35 minutes
From Beau Vallon Village: 29.5 km - 45 minutes
If you would like to pre-book a transfer, our reservations team will be pleased to assist you. Kindly send your requirements and your flight details to [email protected] Both standard and luxury taxi options are available.
You may also secure the services of a regular taxi to and from the airport at approximately Euros 80 per car, per trip. Taxis are conveniently located at the departures gate at the airport. Please note, that the hotel takes no liability for taxis.
For your convenience, a car hire desk is available in the lobby.
Please contact [email protected] for more information.
From Seychelles International Airport
When exiting the Seychelles International Airport turn left onto East Coast Road.
Follow the road until Anse Royal and turn right at the church onto Les Canelles Road.
Continue until the T-junction and turn left onto West Coast Road.
Follow this road until you see the sign of Kempinski Seychelles Resort and turn right.
You will find the hotel entrance to the left.
Follow the orange route on our printable island map.
Please note that the roads on Mahé Island are hilly and windy.
GPS - Coordinates:
S: 4° 45' 20.934''
E: 55° 28' 32.595''
*Transport prices are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change and fluctuating exchange rates
**Timing may vary depending on the time of day or due to traffic conditions.
Mahé, the capital island of the Seychelles was first discovered by French explorers in 1742. Various reports of sightings of the islands were documented by explorers and merchant ships, but the islands remained a mystery for centuries. Mahé is steeped in legends and myths about piracy in the area, with some of history’s most notorious pirates said to have hidden in Mahé’s coves and bays. To this day, many people believe that there is still pirate treasure of considerable worth hidden on the island.
French explorer Captain Lazare Picault was the first to conduct a formal exploration of Mahé and initially landed in the very bay where our hotel stands today. A French settlement soon followed as the Seychelles became an important refreshment station on the trade routes between Africa and the East. In 1756 the Seychelles was claimed by the French, a contentious claim between French and British superpowers for over half a century. In 1811 the British were victorious in their disputes over the Indian Ocean territory, and the Seychelles became an official colony of the empire.
In 1976 the Seychelles gained independence from the Crown and became a member of the British Commonwealth.
To learn more about the Seychelles’ rich history, visit the Seychelles Natural History Museum in the heart of Victoria.
Vibrant Creole Spirit:
Given the unique Seychelles’ history, it should come as no surprise that the Seychellois culture is a unique blend of English, French, African and Indian influences, strongly flavoured by island life and the vibrant Creole spirit. This is evidenced by the nation’s language of Creole or Seselwa, food, architecture, art and music. Many travellers who visit the islands remark on the friendly and down-to-earth welcome they receive from local residents, and enjoy adjusting to a slower, more relaxed pace of island life.
World’s Best Beaches:
The Seychelles is famous for its spectacular and secluded beaches. Even though all beaches in the Seychelles are public, they remain relatively uncrowded and are, for the most part, easily accessible. Read our list of the Seychelles’ best beaches, here, and be sure to remember to pack the essential beach gear. For travellers who are sceptical about a holiday spent entirely at the beach, the Seychelles has a wide range of activities and attractions to entice travellers in search of island-culture and adventure.
The Seychelles has so much more to offer than just beautiful beaches. More than half of the Seychelles archipelago is made up of designated national parks and marine reserves, so you’re never far away from stunning natural landscapes, exotic creatures and marine life. The Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Praslin, was once thought of as the original Garden of Eden, while Mahé’s mountainous landscape makes it a great destination for travellers who enjoy hiking and for nature lovers that appreciate the island’s verdant tropical jungle. The same applies beneath the waves, where divers and snorkellers can encounter hundreds of species of vibrant tropical fishes and enjoy remarkable sightings of marine megafauna critically endangered elsewhere in the world.
Seychelles’ remote location has made it home to several species of plants, animals and birds not found anywhere else in the world. Countless other species endemic to the Seychelles wildlife exist in this unique and isolated ecosystem. The most famous are the coco de mer tree with its suggestively shaped nuts, and the Aldabra giant tortoise, a true relic of the dinosaur age. Both can be encountered on Mahé at the National Botanical Gardens in Victoria. They are sure to attract avid naturalists and nature lovers.
Romance and Relaxation
While the demographic of travellers to Seychelles is undoubtedly changing by attracting more and more adventure travellers and families, the islands’ strong association with being a honeymoon destination means that Seychelles are ideal for romantic travel and special celebrations. Many hotel packages, tours and experiences have been created with couples in mind, perfectly complemented by the islands’ naturally beautiful scenery, slow pace of life and a sense of privacy and seclusion that is hard to find elsewhere in the world.
Now that you know why Seychelles is the perfect destination for your next island escape, it is time to start planning your trip. Read on for more information about what to do, when to visit and what to pack.