This beautiful boutique retreat is just steps from one of Mahé’s best beaches and has a great-value all-inclusive upgrade.

As you make your way up the sweeping drive and the grand entrance catches your eye, you can tell you’re in for an incredible experience. Go beyond the entrance and see the jaw-dropping Beau Vallon beach, with its backdrop of those verdant greens only possible in the tropics, and you’ll know you have made a great choice for some proper Seychelles-style relaxation. And with one of the best spas in the country – the oh-so peaceful Sesel Spa – on site and free yoga sessions four times a week, there’s little choice but to slow the pace down to almost a standstill.

There is the opportunity to up the ante if staying still isn’t quite you. Beau Vallon beach is an exceptional spot for watersports and this is one of the only places in Seychelles where you can swim and snorkel all year round – there’s a reef just 50 metres from the water’s edge. You can join a snorkelling tour three times a week if you want a bit of guidance about what’s what, but there’s nothing to stop you heading out on your own. To fuel both your adventures and your down time, there’s a surprisingly good choice of restaurants for a smaller resort like STORY. The buffet restaurant, Vascos, is wonderfully breezy open-air venue for fresh buffet dishes but our personal favourite is the highly rated Seyshima. It’s set under a thatched roof out on the lagoon and the top table here is undoubtably the teppanyaki grill.

STORY Seychelles has a strong focus on sustainability which can be seen around the resort and through on-going projects to protect the environment for future generations. As well as aiming to be single-use plastic free, they take part in a coral restoration scheme, carry out regular beach cleans, have a botanical garden and a water bottling plant and use local products and produce wherever possible. Young guests can even get involved thanks to conservation-themed activities organised at the kids’ club.

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Key information

On a stunning, sweeping bay on Mahé’s north coast, just 10 minutes from Victoria and five minutes from Morne Seychelles National Park

Airport transfer time: Approx. 30 minutes from Mahé airport
Rooms: 100

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Kuoni exclusive offers
Guests staying a minimum of five nights will receive a complimentary sundown Takamaka (a well-known local brand) rum cocktail once during their stay

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Accommodation information

84 suites and 16 villas

Dining

4 restaurants, 2 bars, private dining area, in-room dining

What's included

Breakfast at Vasco’s Restaurant

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half board • Breakfast and dinner at Vasco’s Restaurant
Full board • Breakfast and dinner at Vasco’s Restaurant • Lunch at Ripples Bar & Restaurant or 1502 Bar
All Inclusive • Breakfast at Vasco’s Restaurant • Lunch at Ripples Bar & Restaurant or 1502 Bar Dinner at Vasco’s, Trader Vic’s, Seyshima or Eden (reservations required) • Drinks from the all-inclusive beverage menu.

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