Set on the impossibly pristine sands of Intendance Bay, in the Indian ocean, Banyan Tree Seychelles, exudes colonial cool and with a fresh re-design for 2013, this super stylish resort makes our list of top honeymoon havens.

The upgrade plans include re-painting and re-styling in all 60 pool villas, hillside pool villas and Beachfront Spa Pool Villas - adding a fresh opulence to the accommodation offerings.

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Foodies rejoice; contemporary new soft furnishings will revive each of the three fabulous restaurants; Saffron restaurant, Au Jardins d'Epices and Chez Lamar. With delicious dishes from Asian inspired delights to a traditional Creole BBQ under the stars, top cuisine is the name of the game here.

The thing about Banyan Tree Seychelles, is that it oozes trendiness whilst echoing the Seychellois surroundings; think plantation style architecture, sheltered pavilions and local artwork.

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The beach is pretty special too - the luscious rainforest backdrop and palm tree-lined coast with azure waters is renowned for being one of the best beaches on mainland Mahé. Plus there's an international award winning spa and food to knock your socks off.

This hotel already ticks every box if you're looking for laid-back luxe in the Indian Ocean, but with these refurbishments complete, we're predicting it will be top of your honeymoon wish list too.

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Seven nights at Banyan Tree Seychelles starts from £2,149 per person (includes B&B accommodation, international flights and airport transfers). Call Turquoise Holidays on 01494 678 400; www.turquoiseholidays.co.uk/banyantree