The Seychelles is a nation of 115 islands scattered over 400,000sq km of Indian Ocean, a few degrees south of the equator. Some islands are grand and granitic, others are tiny coral outcrops poking out of the sea. Once known as a five-star destination with three-star hotels, the new-look Seychelles offers areas of outstanding man-made beauty from which to appreciate its teeming wildlife and sweeps of white sand.
10 best hotels in Seychelles
It is not easy to establish a ranking of the best hotels in Seychelles, one of the most popular destinations for a honeymoon, where luxury accommodations abound! From prestigious hotel groups to confidential Islands hotels hosting VIPs, here is our necessarily subjective ranking of the 10 best hotels in Seychelles.
The most luxurious are usually found on a hotel island but Mahé and Praslin, the two main islands, also attract the most prestigious hotel groups.
Prince William and Kate Middleton have spent their honeymoon there. This gives an idea of the clientele and budget! It must be said that there are only 11 villas but with its 450 m², you will be at ease! In short, there are no crowds on the 205 hectares that makes up North Island. Each villa has its own private pool and access to a beach paradise. On arrival, usually by helicopter, each guest is offered a twenty-minute massage, just to calmly deal with the holidays. Alone in the world, forget your shoes and experience the barefoot luxury in the North Island just south of the equator…
FREGATE PRIVATE ISLAND
If you are heading towards Fregate Island you are gearing towards the treasure island, home to one of the most exclusive and most expensive hotel in the Seychelles archipelago, so of the world ! Everything is included on Fregate Private Island, but do not expect to find a room for less than 4000 euros per day! Member of the prestigious Oetker Collection, this exceptional hotel is nestled on a private island of 2.2 square kilometers and is home to only 16 villas, 400 to 700 sqm, each with private infinity pool, hot tub, gazebo for massage and direct access to the sea. A butler is at your service 24h / 24. The most complete and high class service you will come across in the Seychelles.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT SEYCHELLES
Surrounded by a lush green setting dotted with pink granite rocks, the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles features 67 luxurious overwater villas of 186 m² with their own infinity pool blending with the sea. The best thing about this lush area is that you travel by buggy, and a spa is located at the top of the hill: there you will come across the best view of this exceptional site overlooking the beach of Petite Anse and Baie Lazare, with its white sand and clear waters. One of the finest resorts in the Seychelles.
MAIA LUXURY RESORT AND SPA
More than a hotel, the Maia Luxury Resort is an experience. Labeled as one of The Leading Hotels of The World, this haven of luxury is a wonderful place to stay during your holidays in the Seychelles. You will hardly want to leave your luxurious private villa of 250 m² where you will be able to admire a breathtaking ocean view from the pool cascading, especially while your appointed butler prepares your meals, cleans, organizes excursions, guard your children, and even offers to do and undo your suitcase! The program for the day: divine care at the spa, swimming and relaxing on the paradise beach of Anse Louis and tasting exquisite dishes prepared by gourmet chefs.
DESROCHES ISLAND RESORT
Desroches Island Resort is already among the ten most remote hotels in the world by Forbes magazine. No visual nuisance impairing vision at 250 km radius, you can admire the sky on your terrace. In your villa, some gadgets comes straight from a James Bond movie. Two bicycles are available for exploring Desroches island at your own pace! You enjoy your meals “feet in the sand” since the tables are installed on the beach, two meters away from water … And who knows, you may be lucky enough to see a sea turtle nest on the beach right outside your bungalow!
BANYAN TREE SEYCHELLES
Enjoy a beautiful holiday on hills covered with lush tropical vegetation beside a beautiful beach. With 60 villas and their private pool overlooking the sea, spread over an area of 116 hectares dotted with lakes and granite rocks, Banyan Tree Seychelles remains a wonderful place to lodge while visiting the Seychelles. Add a first-rate spa and gourmet restaurants, and you get one of the best hotels in Seychelles. A huge beach of white sand, pristine and unspoiled, majestic setting, completes the postcard.
Denis Island is a real paradise surrounded by beautiful beaches where you swim with sea turtles and manta rays. The luxury here is the Robinson Crusoe feeling the setting provides, with its beautiful swimming pool, comfortable rooms and excellent restaurant, now all inclusive. Before one of the 25 rooms of 80 sqm, it is not unusual to see a giant tortoise. You will have room to put your towel on kilometers of wild and virgin beaches. And finally, believe us, the lack of Internet and television is a luxury!
LEMURIA RESORT OF PRASLIN
The Lemuria Resort of Praslin houses one of the most famous beaches in the world: the sublime Anse Georgette, that is known for its 18-hole golf course, designed by Rodney Wright, voted the best golf in the Indian Ocean for the 5th consecutive year. This is undoubtedly one of the finest greens in the world, with the highlight being the spots 15 and 18, where you can enjoy a wonderful cocktail at sunset, overlooking the beautiful beach of Anse Georgette. Member of the prestigious label “Leading Hotels of The World”, this former Chateau is also distinguished by its superb spa, one of the largest of the Seychelles with a surface of 2600 m², and gourmet restaurants. The presidential villa of 1250 m² is the largest suite in the Indian Ocean at 13 000 euros a night.
RAFFLES PRASLIN SEYCHELLES
Facing Curieuse island, on the road to the legendary Anse Lazio, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Raffles Praslin Seychelles is one of the most prestigious addresses of Seychelles. Butler service 24/24, private pool overlooking the Indian Ocean in each villa, a magnificent spa and fine dining await you in this magnificent hotel in the Seychelles, without forgetting the fact that the hotel possess one of largest pools in the Indian Ocean. Accessible only from the hotel, and therefore almost private, Anse Takamaka beach is full of charm with its pink granite rocks typical of the Seychelles, its crystal clear water, white sand, and beautiful views of Curieuse Island, ranked Marine Park and ideal for snorkelling!
SAINTE ANNE RESORT AND SPA
The prestigious Mauritian hotel group Beachcomber wanted to have an address in the Seychelles. This is the case since 2002, and this resort is one of great luxury, enjoying the excellence of the Mauritian service. Situated on a private island of 200 hectares surrounded by a protected marine park, the Sainte Anne Resort and Spa is one of the few hotels of the Seychelles offering all-inclusive. We take advantage of its three beaches worthy of the most beautiful postcards, five restaurants among the best tables in the Seychelles, its superb 800m² swimming pool superbly illuminated at night, a spa by Clarins of 1500 m² and sumptuous villas with a large outdoor tropical shower for bathing under the stars!