Berjaya resort, Seychelles – review

Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino is situated on the Northwest coast of Mahe Island, Seychelles, about 20 minutes drive from the international airport. It is a beautiful, however not luxurious and not expensive resort on popular Beau Vallon Beach in Seychelles. I and my friend chose this resort for our holiday due to its great location, facilities, and reasonable price. We had a lovely holiday here, therefore I would like to tell you more about this resort. If you are looking for a resort to stay in Seychelles, which is located right at the beach, close to the capital city, has convenient transportation, and good prices, you may consider Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino.

Where – Mahe, Seychelles

When – All year-round, but the best months are from May till November

How much – The prices vary based on the season, agency, and length of stay (from $210 up to $460 for a double room with breakfast or half board per night)

My rating – 10/10

Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort, Seychelles

 

Rooms and facilities

This hotel is offering standard rooms, superior and deluxe rooms. We stayed in a standard room, which was quite a big room with two beds, several tables, a TV, a sofa, a bathroom, and a balcony. The rooms have air conditioning, safe, hairdryer, and tea and coffee making facilities. Everything you need for your beach holiday. The rooms were cleaned and towels changed daily

Reception at Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort

When you enter the resort from the road, there is nice open reception with chairs and tables to sit and wait for your check-in. From the reception, you can get to the restaurant, and when you continue farther, there is a bar and a garden with palm trees, chairs, tables, and a pool.

Garden at the back side of Berjaya Resort

The best thing about it is the beach just a step from the garden. You can imagine enjoying your drink during the day or evening and hearing the sea. Not only that, but you can lay down next to the pool, and have a swim in the sea or walk at the beach at the same time. No hassle to move far away. Oh, and I almost forgot about the view. On one side you see the ocean with sunset and on the other side the mountain.

There is another big garden in front of the resort, where are palm trees, lovely flowers, and benches to sit and take nice photos.

 

Parrot restaurant at Berjaya Resort

Restaurants and bars

There is a main Parrot Restaurant, serving buffet breakfast and dinners, with an open-air seating option. We had half board, breakfast, and dinner, so we ate at this restaurant every day. For dinner, there were different kinds of meals every day, from local to international cuisines. There were always so many choices. Once we tried octopus curry, which was made with coconut milk and the octopus was cut into small pieces. It tasted delicious. We usually drank lemongrass tea, which we never heard about and totally fall in love with. There are other restaurants, Chinese, Indian, teppanyaki counter, and pizzeria.

You can also find Silhouette bar, casino bar, and sand station beach bar there. We were having different cocktails every evening outside in the garden, overlooking the ocean.

 

Pool at Berjaya resort, Seychelles

Beach and pool

As I mentioned before, there is a lovely pool with sunbeds and umbrellas provided. The pool is not huge, but good enough for a swim. You can also stay at the beach, which is just a step out from the pool and the resort garden. There are also sunbeds provided for you.

The beach is beautiful, with soft white sand and tranquil crystal clear warm water. The Beau Vallon Beach is a well-known tourist beach, therefore it is not completely quite like some other beaches, however, it is not very busy either. You can have a nice walk in both directions. When you go to the right, you come to its end where you find the typical Seychelles stones. Great place for your holiday photos.

Beau Vallon Beach, Mahe, Seychelles

On the left side, you can find a diving school. In case you are interested to dive, I do recommend it as I tried it myself. I have never dived before, but you get a lesson in shallow water and you can decide whether to go or not. After the training and all the paperwork, you go with other people and instructors by speed boat to the high sea. It was an unforgettable experience to see underwater life. All the corals, different kinds of fish and in the end we saw a turtle too.

 

Entertainment and customer service

Drinks at Berjaya Resort, Seychelles

There is not much entertainment in the hotel. There was a disco and live music sometimes in the evenings. For some interested, there is a casino, but we didn’t use it. Anyway, this is a relaxing and peaceful holiday, so we were happy with the drinks in the garden next to the ocean.

Nevertheless, this resort has a great location. A few meters from the resort is a bus stop. The bus service is very common here. You can go to the capital city Victoria for sightseeing, and buy souvenirs. Also, you can visit the botanical garden or any different beaches on the island. We got a map and visited three different beaches there. One of them was totally empty, it was there just was us. The other two were also not very busy. Lovely quiet peaceful relaxation in nature.

You can also use organized trips to many different islands. We went to see Praslin and La Digue, the most famous islands in Seychelles. For active people, I recommend walking to the highest peak Morne Seychellois, which is a national park. On the top, you can see carnivorous plants and the view is spectacular.

Customer service was great, all staff members were friendly and helpful. We didn’t have any bad experiences.

 

Overall review

We were absolutely happy with our choice of Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort and Casino. The accommodation, cleanliness, food, beach, pool, and location were perfect. If you are not looking for a luxurious and expensive hotel in paradise, this resort is the right choice. Still, it is not cheap and lowers class either. I can put it in the category of mid-higher class in my eyes.

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