Glass visits the new kid on the sand, Mango House Seychelles

IN AN archipelago of over 100 islands and where natural life comes in plus sizes – giant tortoises weighing up to 250 kg and fruit bats with wing spans over 1 metre – Mango House (opened in 2021) prefers a small scale, maintaining a sense of intimacy while maximising culinary and cultural experiences. There are 41 rooms, suites and villas but it feels like fewer due to a design that spaces out the accommodation and provides four very different restaurants.

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All beaches in Seychelles are open to the public but Mango House’s location, tucked away in the southwest of Mahé, the largest and main island, makes its two sandy beach areas feel utterly private. With straw hats and jazzily coloured kimonos waiting in your room, you can hit the sand running or lounge by one of the three pools. An appointment at the spa is only a phone call away.

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Mahé’s creole identity, celebrated annually with an international festival, finds tasty expression in Mango House’s Moutya restaurant. For sushi, robatayaki and other delicacies of Japanese cuisine, Azido is nearby and just as audibly close to the sea’s lapping waves. Mediterranean-style meals are served at Muse while at the poolside bar, Soley, there are bento and sashimi boxes for light meals. Cocktails crafted with élan, courtesy of a flavour blaster, are waiting at the classy Kokoye bar where the sea views are postcard perfect.

Indoors or out, ocean scenery across a calm bay meets you at every turn, becoming as taken for granted as the shallow clear water and the prodigiously green landscape.

by Sean Sheehan

Deluxe rooms at Mango House Seychelles start from £620 for two people, B&B.

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