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January 5, 2012

Newly-Opened Petit Amour, Seychelles First Private Luxury Villa, Offers Island Extravagance

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Mahe, Seychelles – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine

For those looking for an island escape, the Petit Amour Villa, the first privately owned luxury villa in the Seychelles, offers 7,500-square-feet of tropical decadence. A chauffer greets guests at the airport before whisking them to the property, nestled in the verdant hills of Mahé. Your personal butler is ready with a welcome drink in the cool sanctuary, an open-plan space with sitting, dining and kitchen areas and four bedrooms—the villa sleeps eight—all decorated in a breezy amalgam of Creole and European styles. A sophisticated entertainment system runs throughout the villa; all bedrooms have access to over 50,000 tracks and 300 movies, while the spacious informal lounge has a 50-inch LED television complete with Wii console.

Escape the sultry heat with a dip in the glass mosaic infinity pool followed by a treatment at the on-site spa, which can arrange exclusive well-being plans including daily massages, nutrition advice, nature trail hikes, yoga and a personal training program at the villa’s gym. After the pampering, a freshly prepared lunch awaits you on the terrace, surrounded by breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. Walk through the villa’s private garden, dotted with palms, frangipani, and flowering shrubs, and pluck the offerings of the fruit trees for dessert.

Retire to the split level master suite and immerse yourself in the two person spa bath in the sprawling Italian marble bathroom, which also boasts free standing rain showers and uninterrupted ocean views. End the night with a meander down to the pristine white sandy beach, located just minutes away, and gaze at the stars.

Exclusive use of the villa is about $3,260 per night.

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