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There are several reasons why a Seychelles holiday should be on your bucket list. With its 115 awe-inspiring islands, each boasting its own distinctive and breathtaking landscapes, this paradise is renowned for its world-class beaches and crystal-clear waters. Delve into the richness of its cultural diversity and encounter the remarkable marine and wildlife that call this archipelago home. From blissful relaxation and rejuvenation to celebrating a Seychelles honeymoon or immersing yourself in an abundance of island activities, this tropical oasis promises an experience of a lifetime.

Also highly praised for the exclusive luxury accommodation offered across the islands, Seychelles’ resorts have been rated some of the best places to stay in the world. The hotels, resorts, and beach villas offer mesmerizing views, privacy and tranquility that can’t be found anywhere else. For travellers seeking an oasis of their own, there are several all-inclusive Seychelles resorts on private islands which promise exclusivity, and personalized attention.

One of the things that make the Seychelles extra special, is its unwavering dedication to environmental conservation and sustainable tourism. In fact, a significant portion of the Seychelles is designated as a critical Marine Reserve, underscoring the nation’s commitment to preserving its pristine natural beauty and vibrant ecosystems. Many properties in the Seychelles take sustainability seriously, employing eco-friendly practices and initiatives to minimise their impact on the environment. These special islands invite you to live luxuriously, but always consciously.

Below, we’ve curated a list of the best hotels and resorts in the Seychelles. Whether you’re planning an intimate romantic vacation or honeymoon, travelling with a group, or alone, we promise one-of-a-kind locations. Expect exceptional hospitality and world-class facilities from each of our hand-picked destinations.

 

Our Best All-inclusive Ultra-Luxury Resorts Villas

Six Senses Zil Pasyon
Felicite Island

Exterior view of Six Senses Three-Bedroom Villa, Seychelles | Go2Africa

Your perfect morning at Six Senses Zil Pasyon begins when you wake up with the sun glistening on the surface of your private pool, the soothing sound of waves signalling the start of a new day at one of the most luxurious resorts in Africa. You can expect unmatched views amidst the one-of-a-kind backdrop of smooth granite boulders and lush gardens- a setting you won’t forget once you set eyes on it.

The resort is perfect for couples, families, or friends, with everything you could ever need within reach. You will have a personal GEM or ‘Guest Experiences Maker’ at your beck-and-call, there to make every moment of your stay as easy as possible.

There are a variety of accommodation options, all of which come with direct access to the ocean, but the spacious one-bedroom Hideaway Villas with private sundecks and infinity pools promise to wow. To reduce their environmental impact, Zil Payson grows their own organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables. Their dedication to positive impact extends to forest restoration and sea turtle conservation which provides the spectacular opportunity to see these creatures during turtle-hatching season.

Highlights:

  • Hike through the lush jungle of Félicité.
  • Spread out on a sun-lounger for a movie under the stars illuminated on the large cinema screen.
  • Kayak around the island with wild marine life beneath you.
  • Cycle around La Digue, just 10 minutes from Félicité, or rent a buggie.

Cousine Island Resort
Cousine Island

Cousine Island Resort, Seychelles | Go2Africa

What stands out about a stay at Cousine Island Resort is how much it feels like a home away from home – if your home were nestled on a 25-hectare private island in Seychelles. This Indian Ocean Island is dedicated entirely to conversation and rich in biodiversity, with several rare and endangered species, but its teeming life is only part of the appeal.

You can reserve the entire island for a group of up to 18 or pick from one of five sumptuous villas that cater to your every need, each one elegantly decorated, and with its own private pool for ultimate relaxation amid nature. Spend your days delighting in a long list of on and offshore activities or venture out by boat and explore the surrounding islands.

Cousine Island Resort was voted winner of the Luxury Eco Island category at the Seven Stars Awards in 2021 for its several sustainability efforts including a solar power plant, a recycling program, and a marine restoration program. This Seychelles beach resort brings luxury and sustainability together, living up to its status as a Seven Stars Awards winning eco island.

Highlights:

  • Catamaran excursions to Praslin, La Digue, and the surrounds.
  • Snorkel or scuba dive amongst the marine life within the waters that surround Cousine Island.
  • Guided hikes and nature walks to explore the island’s unique plants and animals.
  • Organise a romantic private experience on the one and only beach.

Denis Private Island Lodge
Denis Island

Denis Private Island Lodge, Seychelles | Go2Africa

Denis Island is a 375-acre coral gem adrift Indian Ocean that beautifully marries nature with five-star accommodation. A stay in one of the private villas, all beachfront with direct ocean access, comes with uninterrupted views of turquoise waters and lush gardens- a refreshing view that never tires.

No phone service means that you can disconnect from digital distractions and reconnect with loved ones in the island’s 23 free-standing cottages and villas. Denis Island champions conservation, hosting rare bird species and a sea turtle sanctuary, and thrilling sport-fishing adventures. It’s a retreat that invites you to indulge in luxury while taking in the nature that surrounds you and supporting sustainable living all at once!

Highlights:

  • Go on a sunset cruise around the island.
  • Indulge in the extensive spa treatment list.
  • Explore the island on a sunny day with a bicycle ride.
  • Try out some catch-and-release sport fishing.

 

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Mahé

Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles | Go2Africa

Set on a lush peninsula along Mahé’s southwest coast, this resort lives up to the highest standards of the Four Seasons name. Your treetop villa is perched amidst 70 acres of jungle-clad hills that provide you with stunning views and seamless indoor-outdoor living. The neutral tones and rich textures extend to your deck, where you’ll find a private plunge pool enticing you to start each day with a dip.

With spa treatments and exceptional dining, it’s tempting to stay indoors, but the resort offers a range of activities, from poolside relaxation to Hatha yoga classes and thrilling hikes. If you’re a water sports enthusiast, you will find your happy place here with a variety to choose from. Indulge in a sumptuous meal celebrating Seychellois heritage with a fusion of flavours and your favourite cocktail served at a hillside restaurant overlooking the ocean. Take a moment to stop by the coral cabana and explore the underwater wonders of Seychelles with marine education and conservation experts from Wise Oceans at the coral Cabana.

Highlights:

  • Enjoy sunset golf on the beach.
  • Snorkel, dive, fish & sail the ocean.
  • Glide across the water on your surfboard with a Tropic surf instructor.
  • Arrange a helicopter flight for a bird’s eye view of Mahé.

Our Best Luxury Hotels & Resorts

Ephelia Resort
Mahé

Ephelia Resort, Seychelles | Go2Africa

Constance Ephelia is a five-star resort found on one of Mahé’s most stunning beaches overlooking a marine national park. This Seychelles beach resort, sprawled across 120 hectares of lush greenery, captures the essence of a desert island getaway. Head out on a morning bicycle ride to explore the beauty of Mahé or embrace tranquility at the award-winning Spa de Constance.

Families can enjoy a plethora of activities while children are entertained at the Mini Club. Explore ziplines, climbing walls and water sports during the day, and a variety of elegant dining options. Constance Ephelia has taken numerous eco-friendly measures, including becoming a gold member of the Green Globe certification, ensuring a clean and sustainable environment for guests.

Highlights:

  • Get active on one of four tennis courts.
  • Go diving in clear waters at the Port Launay Marine Park.
  • Romantic beach dinners can be arranged by request for honeymooners.
  • Foodies can enjoy dining at any one of five restaurants with a fusion of local and Asian influences.

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
Mahé

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, Seychelles | Go2Africa

Amidst lush forests, granite boulders, and swaying palms, the air certainly feels fresher at the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort. This intimate hideaway provides villa-style living that is perfect for honeymooners, and with just 56 rooms, it exudes a special kind of boutique charm. You can bask in the infinity pool’s peaceful ambiance with dreamy ocean views, indulge in snorkelling and kayaking, and even keep to your workout-schedule in the fully equipped gym.

Explore the sea by boat with champagne in hand, rejuvenate at the spa, or practice your golf swing on your private deck, using biodegradable balls that release fish food into the ocean. Notably, the resort is committed to sustainability, actively participating in the ‘Travel with Purpose’ initiative, a Corporate Responsibility strategy in which the Hilton Group aims to double their social impact investment and halve their carbon footprint by 2030.

In the Seychelles, coral reef preservation, plastic reduction, sustainable resourcing, water use management through a water bottling plant and waste management are just a few of the ways in which the Hilton Resorts are generating change, making Northolme a leading eco-friendly destination in the Seychelles.

 Highlights:

  • Enjoy a floating breakfast served poolside.
  • Experience the immaculacy of the ocean and its marine life by boat.
  • Polish your golf swing on your private deck with biodegradable balls.
  • Explore the surrounds by kayak or snorkelling.

Constance Lemuria
Praslin

Constance Lemuria, Seychelles | Go2Africa

Constance Lemuria invites you to embrace 5-star luxury in exquisitely designed suites and villas. The pool and presidential villas each accommodate six or more people, making them perfect for all-inclusive family getaways, where you want all the comforts of having your own home in the tropical setting of an Indian Ocean Island.

Each room has a classic contemporary design that mixes clean and modern finishes with splashes of colour and structural detailing unique to each room. Infinity pools and direct (and private) beach and garden access lie at your doorstep, so you can kick back in one of the presidential villa’s two pools or jacuzzi when you tire of the ocean’s saltwater. Customized spa treatments are always available and can be taken at the spa, or from your own personal massage pavilion should you choose to stay at the pool villa.

Constance Lemuria is home to the largest of only two golf courses in the Seychelles, where guests can take an afternoon to have a go at the 18-hole course at no charge. Water sports such as diving and snorkelling are always at your disposal, and as a special treat, between October and February, turtle experts will show you where these stunning creatures lay their eggs on the Grand Anse Kerlan Beach.

Highlights:

  • Home to the biggest golf course in the Seychelles
  • Pick between four restaurants with a arrange of Creole-style and international cuisine.
  • Lagoon wine tasting and food pairings courtesy of the Constance Cellar and house sommelier.
  • Dinner under the stars and private movie screenings on the beach can be arranged for honeymooners.

Raffles
Praslin

Raffles Praslin, Seychelles | Go2Africa

Welcome to Raffles, where your home is a hillside villa on the island of Praslin decorated in a way that blends contemporary design into the environment and offers privacy and a personal touch – perfect for couples and honeymooners seeking romance. Warm days invite you to sunbathe while you enjoy the turquoise waters of Anse Tamake, a stunning stretch of white sand beach. You can step outside of the resort and explore the island’s natural wonders, from the prehistoric natural palm forest of Vallée de Mai to nearby islands like Curieuse and La Digue, home to giant turtles and amazing snorkelling and diving sites.

At the end of a long day out, you can unwind in your very own exquisite private pool villa, where the beauty of white sands, turquoise waters, and lush green hills look like they come straight out of a catalogue. Couples can enjoy beachside picnics with a glass of bubbly while taking in the last of the day’s view.

Highlights:

  • Anse Lazio, one of the best beaches in the world, is just five minutes away.
  • Take a short 15-minute boat ride to La Digue to explore by bicycle.
  • Destress with a wellness spa treatment on the coastline of Anse Takamaka.
  • Drop the little ones off for a day of fun at the Sugar Palm Kid’s Club.

Best-Value Hotels & Resorts

STORY Seychelles
Mahé

Story Seychelles | Go2Africa

In the lap of lux on Beau Vallon Beach in Mahé and just a short drive from Victoria lies a boutique resort rightfully considered the epitome of exclusive living. It’s a dream destination for couples and honeymooners. While there are endless waters to explore around the island, the private natural reef just 50 meters from the beach is a star attraction.

Aesthetically, STORY exudes Creole charm with its colonial architecture, something you’ll observe throughout the resort and even in the simply but tastefully styled rooms. We can’t forget the views; no matter how long your stay, you’ll never tire of revelling in the oceans, ivory beaches, and lush flora and fauna that make this a tropical dreamland.

Create unforgettable moments and indulge in beachside candlelit dinners or a couple’s spa treatment. Don’t miss a scenic helicopter ride or a boat excursion to explore the many islands that lie at your disposal. This Seychelles luxury resort’s dedication to preserving the local environment shines through its coral regeneration initiatives, plastic-free policies, and a commitment to using local products.

Highlights:

  • Lounge next to or take a dip in the 24-metre-long pool.
  • Take advantage of the free guided snorkelling or go out on your own.
  • Go jet-skiing for the afternoon or get in the air and give parasailing a go.
  • Enjoy a slow stroll or an educational walk along Beau Vallon Beach – the only swimmable beach in Mahe year-round.

Hotel L’Archipel
Praslin

View of Hotel L'Archipel, Seychelles | Go2Africa

Set along a private beach, Hotel L’Archipel calls to those who desire seclusion and intimacy. The hotel embraces colonial Seychellois architecture, creating an airy and relaxed atmosphere. Ideal for small families and honeymooners, this Seychelles island resort is the perfect place to really let go, encouraging you to spend your days sitting back and relaxing on your private terrace or by the fresh-water swimming pool, drink in hand, soaking in the breathtaking bay views. On any itinerary-free days you may have, adventures await you should you feel up to exploring the island of Praslin.

Hotel L’Archipel’s rooms blend taste and functionality, with Deluxe Rooms perfect for couples and Senior Suites providing luxury and comfort. The resort’s commitment to sustainability includes a food waste management program, actively reducing its carbon footprint and setting an example for responsible environmental etiquette in Seychelles.

Highlights:

  • Book a hillside chalet for complete privacy and exclusivity.
  • Start the day by venturing out onto a jogging trail.
  • Visit the local village for a cultural excursion.
  • Off-shore water adventures such as stand-up paddle boarding and sailing await.
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Activities Travellers Enjoyed
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Le Domaine De l’Orangeraie
La Digue

Orangeraie beach, Seychelles | Go2Africa

On the enchanting island of La Digue lies the hidden gem that is Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie. This warm resort offers a cosy and private retreat, blending local architecture with a zen style and effortlessly creating a unique ‘home away from home’ experience for couples and families. Stay in one of 63 gorgeous villas, amongst which the single Presidential Villa awaits with your own butler. Sun loungers call for you on lazy days while spa treatments, an infinity swimming pool, and snorkelling are always accessible when you feel up to it.

Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie takes eco-consciousness to the next level with several sustainable practices. They prioritize local sourcing, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and conservation efforts to minimize their environmental footprint. Explore unspoiled beaches, snorkel, fish, and bike through picturesque trails, all while taking in just how serene La Digue is. As a proud member of Les Collectionneurs, this resort promises a five-star experience!

Highlights:

  • Excite your palette with Creole and Asian influenced dishes.
  • Visit Eden Rock Spa and unwind with the best views of the Indian Ocean.
  • Explore La Digue by buggy or bike.
  • Visit the neighbouring islands by boat, or snorkel over.

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa 
Silhouette

Hilton Seychelles, Seychelles | Go2Africa

Aerial view of Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa.Secluded and surrounded by greenery, the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa invites you to stay at the only resort on Silhouette Island, a protected National Park covering 93% of the island. Take your pick from rooms and suites offering garden, beachfront or jungle views. Upgrade to the two-bedroom Silhouette Estate, the perfect family hideaway with 13 000 sq. ft. all to you and yours, with private beach access that allows you to slip away as and when you please.

Step outside where a boat exclusively for guests of the estate invites you out for a sunset cruise, or simply enjoy a swim in your private pool. On days where you crave adventure, you can traverse the island by bike or embark on a guided walk while the Island Academy and Jungle Fun Kids Clubs provide entertainment for your little ones. Visit the Labriz Dive Centre for underwater explorations for beginners and experts, or to find out more about the Coral Reef Conservation project. Candlelit dinners can be served in the comfort of your villa, or you choose from six distinct restaurants offering worldly cuisines, including Creole and Japanese fusion.

Highlights:

  • Go kayaking as a family for a new and fun experience.
  • Join a cooking class and try your hand at some traditional Seychellois recipes.
  • Explore the waters by boat or book a private trip.
  • Go on a culinary excursion and explore your choice of seven restaurants.

Liesel

The Seychelles is like a dream; perfect soft, white sand beaches, abundant marine coral life just beneath the ocean surface, prehistoric boulders making for perfect backdrops, and islands full of resorts, bungalows or hotels for all types of travellers. I have visited most of the Indian Ocean Islands, and the Seychelles remains one of the most pristine and picturesque.

Liesel van Zyl – Head of Positive Impact 

Are You Ready to Start Planning Your Seychelles Beach Holiday?

Wherever you settle, the Seychelles promise a remarkable vacation, the best hotels and resorts the Seychelles have to offer, and a variety of memorable experiences. If you want to take in the best of all the islands, explore our 10-day island-hopping adventure highlighting the very best of three Seychelles islands, or get in touch with one of our Africa Safari Experts for a one-on-one chat.

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