Superyachts up to 100m can berth adjacent to the resort.
A new boutique resort, L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa, has just opened and one of its key selling points is that it has its own private marina which is able to accommodate superyachts up to 100m (328ft).
The resort replaces what was previously the Wharf Hotel, which also boasted its own marina but both the hotel and the marina have undergone a complete revamp. Located in the centre of Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles on the island of Mahé, the marina which was previously able to berth some 60 yachts has now been reduced to about one-third of that number.
As regards the hotel, the total refurbishment of it was undertaken as the first commercial project of Winch Design’s Architecture Studio, which now works alongside the substantial superyacht design activities within the UK-based Andrew Winch Group.
The new resort offers just 25 suites and provides a holistic wellness escape surrounded by interiors and architecture from a design studio used to dealing with the interiors of superyachts. The boutique resort is set to a backdrop of the lush green mountains of Mahé, from which textural references are lifted into the interior. The base palette is light and layered with a selection of soft and heavy weave fabrics, both neutral and printed with the colours of the island.
A central philosophy underpinning the hotel was the symbiotic relationship between ocean and mountain and this is illustrated perfectly by the architect’s decision to create a clear visual line from the ocean directly through the centre of the resort to the spa area, set to the backdrop of the mountain-scape. A visual pathway that links both spirits of the resort; right to the ocean, and left to the mountains behind.
Source: Else Young