The Villas

Eco-friendly Design

Covering less than 10% of the site, each villa will be an exotic private enclave, encircled by an expanse of lush Takamaka forest and ancient rock formations. These natural features will be sensitively incorporated into an attractive tropical design. Natural materials such as wood, stone and glass will make for harmonious organic structures, as much a part of the landscape as the granite boulders and thick greenery that surrounds them.

Sustainable and ecologically conscious developments are hallmarks of the Banyan Tree brand and in keeping with the Seychelles’ outstanding record regarding conservation.

Passive green measures will include:

  • Careful site selection to minimise ecological and visual impact
  • Retention of existing vegetation and natural rock formations
  • Orientation to maximise exposure to cooling breezes and views
  • Lightweight construction and use of natural ventilation and lighting
  • Screened and shaded outside areas
  • Non-toxic and bio-degradable paints
  • On-site waste separation to facilitate recycling
  • Use of skylights to provide natural lighting
  • Slightly elevated buildings to encourage airflow

Active green measures will include:

  • Heatpumps and/or solar hot water heating
  • Gas for cooking
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Reverse osmosis plant for water purification
  • Harvesting rainwater for reuse
  • Energy-efficient appliances