The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles on the main island of Mahe is a little piece of paradise. Lucky guests get to kick back in style in luxe tree house villas with plunge pools and every amenity, nestled within the verdant hills above the white sandy beach of Baie Lazare. With the azure Indian Ocean at your feet, spectacular snorkeling, swaying palm fronds and the freshest seafood, you would think – what more could one want. Leave it to the Four Seasons to up their game adding bespoke Surf and Yoga retreats this July.
Now guests of all ages and abilities can experience this little known surf destination amid the luxurious ambiance of this 5-star resort. You could spend the week moving around the tropical island discovering the best crystal clear waves of the day, or perhaps you prefer to master yoga postures in the open-air yoga pavilion at the hilltop Spa, all while being surrounded by the picturesque Seychelles scenery.
Everything is completely customizable so anyone can participate at any level from beginner to advanced – whether you’re a surfer, yogi, yogini or none of the above. To top off the Surf and Yoga, a perfect combo of action and rejuvenation, a selection of personalized massages is also on the menu.
Three retreats are offered that include surf lessons guided by an expert TropicSurf instructor along with private yoga classes. The first retreat, A Dip in the Ocean, includes a taste of surf, yoga and massage. The second, Go With The Flow, offers a heavier focus on yoga, and the third, The Perfect Wave, is aimed at both beginners and seasoned surfers who wish to spend a lot of time in the water improving or learning the exhilarating sport. You can personalize your experience with a menu of add-ons such as a strengthening Surfer’s Yoga class, an upper body-focused Surfer’s Massage, a stand-up paddleboard lesson or whatever strikes your fancy over the course of your stay.
General Manager Adrian Messerli said, “Seychelles might not be the world’s most famous surf destination, but the island does benefit from some great waves, which are still uncrowded and relatively unheard of. What’s really exciting is not just being able to show this aspect of the destination to our guests, but to also be the first in Seychelles to do so as a retreat in combination with yoga.”
Guests can book their retreat either before or during their stay. The experiences can be enjoyed all on one day or spread out over the course of the stay. In other words – you create and enjoy your own retreat anyway you want!
By Maxine Albert