What we do
Banyan Tree was founded with the core value of driving sustainable development. We employ an integrated and participatory approach, to minimize our impact while safeguarding and enhancing the human and physical environment for present and future generations.
As stewards of responsible tourism, we have conceptualized our values in our “Brand for Good” framework to go beyond the precautionary approach and inspire exceptional experiences among our guests to “embrace the environment and empower people” at each of our locations.
Banyan Tree Seychelles has been the recipient of various industry-recognized awards for our compliance to the most stringent environmental practices and commitment to corporate social responsibility.
Banyan Tree Seychelles was presented this award in recognition of the hard work and commitment from all associates in protecting and nurturing the environment.
Seychelles’ Ministry of Tourism awarded Banyan Tree Seychelles with the Seychelles Sustainable Tourism Label as a recognition of the resort’s commitment towards sustainable hotel practices.
Banyan Tree Seychelles received the Silver Certification as recognition for our responsible practices in operational indicators – such as energy, emissions; water; waste and paper use, chemical and pesticide use, and community involvement. We have been awarded a Silver Certification.
Plastic-Free Banyan Tree
Our resort is committed to our brand-wide pledge to reduce and ultimately eliminate sigle-use plastics from our operations, becoming a plastic-free resort.
In all our villas, we have replaced all plastic bottles with glass bottles.
We also swapped out all plastic straws with bamboo straws, and our bathroom amenities have been replaced with more sustainable options such as wooden toothbrushes and biodegradable shower caps.
Banyan Tree Seychelles produce now its own honey, with a row of a small wooden beehive houses. This project facilitate wild bee conservation.
Here at Banyan Tree Seychelles we empower via mentorship programme our youngsters who comes to the resort 3 times a week with scholarship, social enterprise and training. This is to go give guidance to our adolescents so that they can achieve better in their lives
Supporting Local Communities
In raising awareness on leading a sustainable lifestyle, we also saw the opportunity to support local artisans. With that, our Craft Fair was born. Artisans come in and set up stalls to sell their handicraft/hand-made products, made of sustainable/recycled materials.
Though this initiative, our guests are exposed to a range of a eco-friendly selections that they can marry into their lives. Guest will also get to learn more about the green movement and how to lead a sustainable lifestyle.
Banyan Tree Seychelles constantly involves the community in the various clean-ups we carry out. From beach and wetland cleaning to the town roads, everyone from associates, guests and locals are encouraged to join in to preserve and protect our beautiful environment.
Guest Engagement Initiative: Tour of the Organic Farm
At Banyan Tree Seychelles, we are proud of our Creole roots and the exotic influence it has on our delicious cuisine. We pride ourselves in using the freshest ingredients, harvested from our organic garden.
Pick your own herbs and vegetables during one of our tours and our talented chefs will prepare a Creole specialty for you to enjoy.
Guest Engagement Initiative: Moutya Creole Experience
With our new destination dining experience, you get to enjoy Seychelles at its most authentic. From a traditional Creole dance performance to a Creole feast, every moment is tailored to highlight the everyday and culinary traditions of Seychelles.
To begin the Moutya experience, you will walk through a long arch leading to the entrance of the gazebo., the with battle of African drums and torchbearers accompanying. Dancers dressed in a traditional Creole outfits will then dance around the gazebo to the beat of the live drums. At your table, your sumptuous dinner cooked Creole-style is laid out.
Guest Engagement Initiative: Conservation Centre
Our Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation Centre was set up to ensure that the impact on the Intendance wetlands and beach is minimized. We coordinate monitoring the beaches, rehabilitate injured wildlife, assist local veterinarians with the only X-Ray for animals in the Seychelles and welcome any visitors or school groups to learn or assist in our beach patrol.
At our conservation centre, you will also find old hot tubs modified to serve as terrariums for injured turtles.