A hidden treasure amid the exotic tropical garden on the south coast of Mahe Island is Villa Chez Batista Restaurant and Bungalows, an ideal venue to discover the beauty of the Seychelles. Set in a remote location only a few steps from the water’s edge, Villa Chez Batista welcomes you to enjoy a relaxed holiday break far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
At a budget price guests can take advantage of a comfortable accommodation set on a stunning beachfront with breathtaking views of Anse Takamaka. Anse Takamaka is a natural undisturbed beach only a stone’s throw away from Villa Chez Batista. Other beautiful beaches within easy reach are Anse Soleil, Anse Marie Louise, Anse Forbans and the famous Intendance Beach.
Villa Chez Batista has a stunning setting accompanied by superb Creole hospitality. We strive to maintain our reputation with both locals and visitors for our rustic restaurant with its sand covered floors and thatched roofs. This design is set to evoke an authentic experience for guests while staying at Villa Chez Batista Restaurant & Bungalows.
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From the white sands of our picturesque beaches, local countrysides, to cultural centers, shopping or dining and relaxation, there’s something on Mahe for everyone’s taste. Hop into your choice of an affordable, air-conditioned rental car from Ralista’s Car Hire and take a drive around the country. You may stop along the way to enjoy the lush scenery and go for a swim at one of our crystal clear beaches.
All vehicles are new and well maintained and we have a choice of automatic or manual. The roads around the island are relatively easy to follow. Expect an effective and friendly service from the on-location staff.
Our car rentals include: • Unlimited Mileage: Enjoy driving around the island! • Free pick-up and drop off at your hotel • Air Conditioning: Stay cool and comfortable • Automatic Transmission: Easy to drive vehicles (manual options also available) • CD-Player in all vehicles- AM/FM Radio • Complimentary Map of Seychelles! • Car seats have to be requested in advance
Our fleet is comprised of: • KIA Picanto (auto/man) • KIA Soul (man) • KIA Sportage SUV (auto) • HYNDAI H1 van (8 seater auto) • Tour guide can be organized
“WOW! This was the best accommodation I’ve ever been to (and I do quite a bit of traveling to exotic locations)! It is a quiet, family-owned establishment, perfect for the environment to be experienced. I definitely recommend Chez Batista!”
“Got married here in 2008 after visiting in 2006 and 2007 (and then again in 2009 and 2010). Great restaurant and Judith and the team are really friendly and with a well stocked bar (unusual for Seychelles) you can wind your afternoon and evening away with ease. Highly recommended.”
“Chez Batista is what any discerning traveler would want to keep a well hidden and deep secret but that would not be fair to the owners, Mr. Batista and Judith and their wonderful team of local people. The location is absolutely fabulous. Their restaurant, run by head chef Agnes is the best Creole restaurant in the Seychelles. A fantastic place with fantastic people. Go and enjoy but please keep it a secret!”
- Villa Chez Batista offers different types of rooms. Select the best one for you -
We have three Standard Rooms set back in the garden, each designed for comfort during your stay. The bungalows are the rooms closest to the beach. The Standard Rooms can accommodate up to two people, and are ideal for honeymooners or single travelers.
We have six Superior Rooms, of which three are slightly elevated, newly upgraded bungalows. They are slightly smaller than the “Mini Suites” but still spacious and provide the same comfort and garden view. The Superior Rooms are set at the base of the hillside and can accommodate up to three people per room.
There are three Junior Suites, each with its own small private swimming pool with ocean view. One of the Junior Suites offers an indoor Jacuzzi. The bungalows are designed with wooden architecture to offer a homely feeling. Each room can accommodate up to three people.
There are two Senior Suites, each with its own private swimming pool and indoor Jacuzzi. The bungalows are designed with wooden architecture for a high quality of comfort. Each Senior Suite can take up to three people.
There are two newly modernized Mini Suites, each evoking a friendly atmosphere. All of these bungalows are spacious, accommodating up to three people per room. Relax in a private outside Jacuzzi on the terrace with a rocky landscape in the background.
We have one Presidential/Family Suite, ideal for a family or group of up to five people. The bungalow is big and spacious with wooden architecture, and there is a small private swimming pool with a beautiful ocean view.
A popular stop for luxury yachts, Takamaka Beach provides plenty of options for people who prefer to be left alone or those who are more adventurous. Lucky visitors can catch the once in a lifetime chance of seeing turtles laying eggs or friendly dolphins close to shore. You don’t have to venture far to see our giant pet tortoises.
The days can be spent snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing, and every evening can be spent watching the sun go down. A short trek along the rock formation will lead you to one of the natural monuments of the island, the “Ros Sodyer” rock pool. Nature itself has mysteriously carved this pool in a huge rock face.
Fishing trips can be organized with the local fishermen. The hotel now has its own boat charter for fishing trips or breathtaking excursions. Also, basic water sports such as canoes will be introduced in the near future.
Weddings & Honeymoons: Many people have said “I do” in this unforgettable location whilst others spend their honeymoon with us. It is indeed a special place for a special occasion.
Traditional Nights & Events: Guests are often entertained by colorful and vibrant entertainment including singing and dancing, and music around night-time bonfires. This is your chance to try our traditional dances. The location is also available for parties.
A hire car is recommended for round trips on the main island, and Takamaka Beach is also within easy reach of other beautiful beaches such as Anse Soleil, Anse Marie Louise, Anse Forbans and the famous Intendance Beach. The hotel now has an on-location car hire for all your needs.
The restaurant at Villa Chez Batista, with its thatched roofing and sand covered flooring, is the most rustic and popular one on the island. It is directly on the beautiful beach of Takamaka in the south of Mahé, and its natural atmosphere and local architecture makes it one of the most photographed locations. You literally sit with your feet in the sand.
The restaurant is famous for its fresh grilled fish and lobsters and various other traditional delicacies. No doubt guests will want to eat there many times to sample the menu. It is very well-known for its Sunday buffet that sits unchallenged in cost, quality, and variety. It is in itself an event, a chance to mingle with the locals.
The bar, no doubt one of the nicest in the country, is always open, serving ice cold beers, freshly prepared local tropical fruit juices and liquors, cocktails, fresh coconuts, and more. The restaurant has welcomed many visits from international and local celebrities and dignitary.
Hours: Lunch 12:00 – 16:00 / Bar 9:00 – 21:00 The restaurant is regularly closed on Mondays. It is advisable to call in advance and confirm hours.