Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Petite Anse, Baie Lazare, Mahé, Seychelles
The Allure of Coco de Mer
At Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, a sensual spa treatment just for couples evokes the theory that the islands are the true Garden of Eden and that coco de mer is the original forbidden fruit.
History says that sailors first spotted them in the Indian Ocean – large floating coconuts that looked a bit like a woman’s backside (their early botanical name was Lodoicea callipyge, from the Greek for “beautiful rump”). In 1768, the source of these coconuts was finally discovered in the islands of the Seychelles. The fruit, which requires up to seven years to mature and another two to germinate, is thought to have aphrodisiac qualities.
The Coco de Mer ritual begins with a foot soak and body cleanse featuring the fruit’s milk. A body and face mask of hearts of palm and caviar follows, and then a sweet rum bath ends with application of passion fruit and coco de mer lotion. What happens after that is up to the two of you.