It was learned last week that the construction of the Round Island Resort is advancing very well and that completion of this new luxury resort is set for later this year with 10 top-of-the-range private villas along the secluded beach on which the new property sits. The new development has caught this correspondent’s eye as in a remarkable approach to landscaping, the owners and managers have set up a tree and plant nursery on Mahe Island where the plants, ferns, and trees found on the island were nurtured and matured, ready for bringing back to Round Island and enhancing the already lush tropical flora found there.
This is almost unique, and although similar nurseries are part of almost every resort development now, here the plants were carefully collected, relocated to the dedicated nursery on the archipelago’s main island, and will all return to their original island world ahead of the opening. This sort of costly dedication and focused conservation efforts cannot to be taken for granted, and the owners of the resort ought to be commended for this unilateral approach to enhance the island, which is surrounded by one of the marine national parks.
All villas have their own infiniti pools to provide maximum privacy for the guests choosing to stay on Round Island, and a luxurious spa will round up the range of facilities available. Transfer by speed boat from the Mahe pier is expected to take not more than about 15 minutes, but helicopter transfers from the international airport are also on offer for those who want to spend every possible minute on Round Island. Visit www.enchantedseychelles.com for more information.