Location : Seychelles
Development Area: 40 ha
Design Style: Colonial Maritime
Cap Ternay Resort & Spa will be located on the south western most point of the main island in the Seychelles, a 40 minute drive from the international airport, due east of the capital Victoria. The resort sits on a land bridge between two granite hills, with the Morne Seychellios National Park and Cap Matoopa Nature Reserve on each hill, and waters of Anse Souillac in the west, and Baie Ternay, a marine conservation park in the east. Ecologically one of the purest locations in the world, the Seychelles is the unspoiled jewel in the Indian Ocean crown.
The resort will have a total of 421 rooms, villas and suites, including hillside, over water, poolside and Bayview villas, and of significance the resort will also bring conferencing, exhibition, and banqueting facilities to the Seychelles with an 800-seat convention facility.
The main resort area, featuring two beaches, will be set around landscaped gardens, swimming pools, and water features. It will be surrounded by the tropical forests and streams, and the spectacular rock formations of Cap Matoopa plus several private beaches. The landscape features the main swimming lagoons, a freeform pool area with a variety of pools, encompassed by a lazy river fronting Baie Ternay, a kids club and pool, and natural waterways. A small 9 hole par 3 golf course is located in the landscape gardens, along with marina and restaurant on the northern side of Anse Souillac.
The focus of the resort is on its natural environment and surrounds, not only making the most of the natural setting, but developing policies and guidelines to enhance the protection of the environment and be involved in the environmental management of the surrounding areas. Apart from the focus on a natural environment, the theme of the resort is maritime, enhanced the inclusion of an old sailing ship in the pool area, and the colonial architecture of the buildings is carried through to the landscape elements, with a mix of local traditional village forms.
SCI has prepared the landscape master plan and detailed concepts for the development, and is waiting for the final approvals from the government to move on to the construction phase.