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By Beth Doane, Features Editor
The luxurious Eden Bleu Hotel in the Seychelles is located just off the capital island of Mahé and is aptly named Eden Bleu to honor the Blue Economy concept of the Seychelles. This concept originated with Gunter Pauli, often called the Steve Jobs of sustainability, and designed to address environmental and sustainability problems in new ways on the islands.
The hotel is committed to being sustainable and underwent numerous audits to reduce its carbon and energy footprint, developing a sustainability roadmap to embrace not only energy reduction but a much wider green agenda. The team at Eden Bleu worked closely with the Ministry of Environment to discuss energy policies and are proud that their hotel is designed to make a difference while offering a true five star, luxury experience for guests
Each room on the property offers views of Eden Island’s luxurious yacht marina, which is the largest in the western Indian Ocean hosting over 100 yachts on average. The property consists of 74 luxury rooms, 12 luxury suites and a presidential suite, a 340 seat conference centre, six business meeting rooms, and numerous gourmet dining options, such as the Marlin Bleu Restaurant, Empereur Terrace or the Bourgeois BarAs Eden Bleu Hotel sits on a private residential marina development, it offers much more than most resorts. Stroll through charming Eden Plaza, and enjoy boutiques, restaurants and the casino, or book leisurely activities such as fishing or boating. Explore rich ocean marine life via snorkel, experiencing sting ray and turtles; hop on a catamaran and set sail on a local adventure to the nearby islands of Cerf and Sainte Anne, or just lay back and experience once of the most breathtaking sunsets of your life. However you choose to experience the sights and sounds of this magical, eco-luxe getaway, your experience will be anything but blue.
Photo Credit: Eden Bleu Hotel