Multi award-winning celeb chef, mom, author, and founder of The Siba Co., Siba Mtongana and her husband Brian, have been spotted enjoying island life on Sainte-Anne Island in the Seychelles – one of the most extraordinary destinations in the Indian Ocean.
The couple are holidaying at the brand new eco-chic Exclusive Collection Resort Club Med Seychelles which is located in a protected reserve, and is a 220-hectare slice of paradise – easily reachable from South Africa.
Siba and Brian look to be spending quality one-on-one time together enjoying everything from dinner dates on the beach, to the most spectacular sunsets, and taking advantage of everything the all-inclusive resort is famous for. We look at some of the features that make this resort bucket-list worthy.
An all-inclusive stay for an idyllic break
Guillaume Gauthier, Club Med Seychelle’s architect, designed each space using “Robinson chic” elements that come together in a modern and elegant yet relaxing atmosphere. Intimate and unspoiled, the Resort brings the lush nature of the landscapes inside, whetting guests’ curiosity and wanderlust.
Its design encapsulates the beauty of Seychelles with its untreated wood, local crafts, and tropical motifs. Families can enjoy family-friendly accommodation, incredible and lively day and evening entertainment and an upscale experience specially designed for them. Groups of friends and couples can relax in the adults-only Zen area with its serene pool to recharge their batteries in an intimate unspoiled setting.
Happy kids, happy parents
The only resort in the Seychelles to offer childcare for children from age two to 10 years old, Club Med Seychelles is also a paradise for little ones. The Petit Club Med, Mini Club Med, and Club Med Passworld welcome young explorers with open arms and activities inspired by the Positive Education pedagogical principles. As part of its “Amazing Family” program, the Resort also offers inclusive fun for families such
as yoga, ecosystem discovery sessions, and a pool with water games for to suit everyone, making it the perfect way and place to enjoy a school holiday break.
A haven of peace and well-being in harmony with the ocean
With its Zen pool, hammam, yoga studio, and library, the new Club Med Seychelles offers its guests a unique wellness break. The Yoga School by Heberson offers hikes punctuated with Vibhava yoga sessions. On either side of the trail are a lush jungle, bracing scents of flowers, and a host of exotic birds.
A view of the sea emerges, providing an opportunity to breathe, meditate, and fully awaken your senses. Adults can also enjoy bespoke treatments at the Club Med Spa by Cinq Mondes with its exclusive pool. The Resort not only offers the latest sporting craze, padel tennis, but it also has a fitness school with a beachfront gym, cycling/spinning classes, and an outdoor palapa offering muscle toning, stretching, Body Pump™, and Pilates classes.
Activities to discover in an outstanding natural environment
Surrounding the island, the Sainte-Anne Marine National Park offers travellers the best diving and snorkelling sites. Explorers who love the ocean can also enjoy watersports such as sailing and stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking.
Club Med invites its guests to explore the heart of the Mai Valley on family hikes and “Jungle Adventures”. To explore the archipelago, there are many excursions that allow guests to island hop. Get off the beaten track, grab a bike and explore the island of La Digue at your own pace and as you please. Discover exotic Coco de Mers, visit Vallée de Mai (Unesco Heritage Site), and stroll along some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.