Carved into a hillside on the remote Indian Ocean island of Mahé, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles seeks not to impose itself on the landscape so much as bend to its will. Its 67 villas, including five suites, are wrapped in dense jungle foliage, and feature more outdoor than indoor space. Building materials and design motifs embrace the island's Creole tradition, as timber and brick give way to breezy, spacious interiors.
Of course, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles doesn't go entirely native. Private plunge pools, deep soaking tubs, and flat-screen TVs are only some of the amenities you'll find in each room. The spa, shared fitness facilities, and a massive outdoor infinity pool round out the list of Western accoutrements.
The island's Creole roots are again evinced in Four Seasons Resorts Seychelles' cuisine. Beachside restaurants serve traditional curried dishes alongside a range of Asian and Western options for the gastronomically timid. But really, try the curry.