BY APB Staff on 8 Apr 2021

L'Escale is the only hotel in the Seychelles with a superyacht marina, and the resort's sleek architecture has been penned by renowned yacht design firm Winch Design

L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa

As of March 25, the Seychelles is now open quarantine-free to international visitors (provided they have a negative Covid test within 72 hours of arrival). Unsurprisingly, this tropical island nation is set to become a hotspot for tourists and yacht arrivals in the coming months.

It’s therefore ideal timing for the opening of L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa on mainland Mahé, which opened in January 2021 on the site of the former Wharf Hotel, after a three-year upgrade.

View of the L’Escale marina from the Presidential Villa infinity pool

L’Escale is the only hotel in the Seychelles with a marina that can cater to superyachts.

A major part of the upgrade has been the introduction of a new superyacht marina, which has the capacity to berth 19 vessels to a maximum length of 100 metres, alongside state-of-the-art pontoons. The marina also offers facilities including power, water and black water discharge services on request.

L’Escale is the only hotel in the Seychelles with a marina that can cater to superyachts.

Interior of ocean-view classic room


The Penthouse living area

The architecture and interior style of the resort is the work of London-based studio Winch Design, and offers touches of superyacht stylings, thanks to clean lines and nautical touches. It’s no surprise: Winch is well known for its work on sailing and motor superyachts with builders including CRN, Abeking & Rasmussen, Amels and Heesen. L’Escale is the architecture studio’s first foray into the luxury resort sector, and its first commercial project.

Main swimming pool

L’Escale resort has 25 rooms, all with king-sized beds, private balcony or deck. All suites and villas offer a rainfall shower and bathtub, and many suites also feature a private pool. The spa pool villas, the penthouse and the presidential villa boast two bedrooms with a separate living/dining area. There is also a restaurant and the Eden Holistic Spa, which includes a heated infinity pool, hammam, fitness centre and jacuzzi.

View from ocean-view classic room balcony