Five-star luxury at the tropical Zilwa resort in the Seychelles

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Zilwa resort is a five-star luxury hotel designed by SAOTA architects in collaboration with interior design studio ARRCC, located on St Anne, an exclusive private island in the Seychelles. The developers of this extraordinary property is a joint venture between IFA Hotels & Resorts and Indian Ocean Resorts Ltd. The resort offers a mixed lifestyle development that consists of two exclusive hotels, a restaurant as well as retail facilities so you can shop to your hearts content. Additional amenities at Zilwa includes a pristine sandy beach strewn with granite rocks, a private marina and a sports club as well as serviced residences, ideal for longer term vacation enjoyment! This beautiful 480-acre island is the largest of the eight islands in the Seychelles and features abundantly lush vegetation. With crystal clear waters, the island offers one of the largest marine parks in the Indian Ocean, and the resort is positioned in the epicenter, perfect for those who enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving—or even fishing. With six beaches offered on the island, there is plenty to see and do. Another added bonus to this amazing island getaway is that it is only a ten minute boat ride from the nearest island, Mahé, anyone for a little island hopping in the Seychelles?

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According to the resorts developers, “entitled ‘Zilwa’ which means ‘islander’ in the local Creole language, the development’s residential mix will include premium beach-front ocean villas, secluded hillside villas, luxury marina apartments, exquisite penthouses and a private residence club, all overlooking the Indian Ocean.”

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What We Love: How the clean and contemporary architecture of the resort draws in the verdant tropical vegetation and spectacular sea views into each of the living spaces. The lavish lifestyle that is offered on this island sanctuary is a dream vacation that is utterly perfect, especially when it is designed by South African-based SAOTA architects, who are truly gifted at their craft of innovative, modern designed architecture. What are your thoughts on this resort concept, would this be your dream vacation spot?

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The architects are designing 150 homes in an array of styles, beginning with penthouse apartments sprawled out around the marina. Personalized signature villas will be seen dotted around the hillsides and sandy beaches of the island. All will be designed in the finest of architectural craftsmanship with luxury appointed interiors, offering spacious outdoor living and entertaining areas with sumptuous swimming pools. All will be sited with guaranteed privacy from properties located nearby. Oceanfront villas and the apartment on the marina will be designed to compliment the ambiance of the marina, while the villas will offer their inhabitants a sense of seclusion and tranquility, which mimics the exclusive spa.

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Photos: Courtesy of SAOTA

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