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  • Chidozie Uzoezie

Tribute Portfolio Brings Freshness to Seychelles with Laïla Resort

Tribute Portfolio has opened laïla, Seychelles, a Tribute Portfolio Resort. This marks the brand’s debut in the Seychelles, the resort offers an oasis perfect for island exploration and revitalization set in the serenity of a natural botanical paradise.

Located close to Anse Royal, the white sandy beach on the South-eastern coast of Mahé, the resort will showcase the hidden gems of the island for travellers and locals who seek out independent experiences and crave a connection with the community when travelling.

Each of the resort’s 76 bespoke guest rooms are decorated with nature-inspired aesthetics, featuring a mural of the Seychelles’ plant silhouette, hand woven macramé bed board, and room separator made with wood and rattan, the natural materials often used in the island’s traditional architecture.

In addition, families or a collective of friends can choose from the resort’s eight boutique suites, including the Senior Suite with a private plunge pool and private terrace overlooking the Indian Ocean and surrounding mountains.

The resort features distinct amenities, including a water sports center, outdoor swimming pool, 24/7 gym, spa, barbershop, and kids’ recreation area.

Guests can take part in thoughtfully curated village experiences including Creole cooking classes, traditional weaving demonstrations, and evenings dancing around the bonfire to the traditional and charming sounds of Moutya music.

Guests looking to live like a local can join insiders on day trips to explore the village market, embark on a fishing trip, hike through the jungle, or take expeditions to neighbouring islands arranged by native experts.

Additionally, guests can enjoy sunrise yoga, jogging along the resort’s tropical trails, jewellery making using foraged shells, or opt for water sports including paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkelling at the famous uninhabited ‘Ile Souris’ coral island, which is frequented by an array of coral fish and sea turtles.

After a day of inspiring adventures, guests can relax at the laïla Spa with expert therapists who offer a full range of facial and body treatments, which include healing practices using only organic and handmade products made with local ingredients, such as coconut, vanilla, and cinnamon.

The resort features 5 restaurants and bars, designed to capture the spirit of the community and attract guests and locals alike, including Laroul, Kafe Kreol Beachside Bar and Restaurant, and the poolside Laroul Bar.

Tribute Portfolio participates in Marriott Bonvoy, the award-winning travel program from Marriott International. Members will earn points for their stay at the new resort, and at other properties across Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 brands.

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