Few places on Earth match the beauty and luxury of East Africa's Seychelles 115-island archipelago, which stretches off the continent's Indian Ocean coast. Regional hub island Mahé is home to gorgeous natural attractions such as the lushly-rainforested Morne Seychellois National Park and the pristine white-sand Anse Takamaka and Beau Vallon beaches.
More remote islands can be accessed via ferry or private plane, offering opportunities for diving, snorkeling, and wildlife watching for rare species such as giant Aldabra tortoises. These beautiful Seychelles resorts offer unparalleled amenities in contemporary-style rooms, suites, apartments, and villas, perfect for vacationers and honeymooners alike. Most are home to delectable Creole-style restaurants, luxury spas, and state-of-the-art fitness and outdoor sporting centers.
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1.Banyan Tree Seychelles
Banyan Tree Seychelles is a gorgeous Creole-style beachfront resort on Intendance Bay, located approximately half an hour from the city of Victoria. The luxury resort is surrounded by lush tropical forest areas and showcases spectacular Seychellois architecture throughout, taking design cues from English and French Colonial architectural styles mixed with authentic regional indigenous heritage elements. Guests can rent spacious, airy one- and two-bedroom villas for overnight stay, which feature amenities such as private patios and plunge pools, open-air living space, sunken tubs, and kitchenettes. Onsite amenities include a beautiful open-air spa and infinity pool, a yoga pavilion, a state-of-the-art fitness room, and community tennis courts. Three onsite restaurants serve up Arabic, Creole, and Thai fusion cuisine, while a rum shack serves up delicious tropical cocktails.
Anse Intendance Takamaka Mahe Island, Seychelles, Phone: +24-84-38-35-00
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2.Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
© Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is a gorgeous hilltop luxury resort offering spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, located less than half an hour from Seychelles International Airport. Resort guests can choose from private residences or luxury suites on the hotel's property, including three- to six-bedroom Residence Villas located along the resort's northern and southern hillside areas. Stunning villas and suites offer jungle or beachfront views, featuring amenities such as private infinity pools, spacious balconies, flat screen televisions, and iPod docks. All guests receive access to the resort's complimentary breakfast buffet each morning and can make use of the hotel's common sunken bathtubs and infinity pools. Private beach access is also offered, along with use of a luxury spa and state-of-the-art fitness center. Dining options include Indian, Creole, Japanese sake, and pan-Asian full-service restaurants, as well as poolside and oceanside cocktail bars.
Petite Anse, Mahe Island, Seychelles, Phone: +24-84-39-30-00
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3.Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Spa
Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Spa is a stunning resort along the west coast of Mahé, providing convenient nearby access to natural wonders such as the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens and Baie Ternay National Park. The lovely adults-only resort is home to waterfront and hillside rental villas, which offer panoramic coastal views and feature amenities such as private decks and balconies, traditional in-room artwork, whirlpool tubs, and flat screen televisions. All guests can make use of the resort's pristine infinity pool and sundeck, luxury spa, yoga studio, game room, and steam room. Dining options include the elegant Hilltop Restaurant, the al fresco-style Les Cocotiers Restaurant, and the stylish Oceanview Bar and Restaurant.
N Coast Rd, Glacis, Seychelles, Phone: +24-84-29-90-00
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© Raffles Seychelles
Raffles Seychelles is a gorgeous Indian Ocean waterfront resort located less than 15 minutes by helicopter or an hour by ferry from nearby Mahé Island. The Praslin resort, which is in a region commonly referred to as the "Garden of Eden" for its lush tropical atmosphere, is home to 86 beautifully-appointed contemporary-style villas, which offer private outdoor pavilions, plunge pools, and balconies with ocean views. All villas offer prime amenities such as outdoor rain showers and 24-hour butler service. Upgraded villas also feature private kitchenettes, dining space, and outdoor barbecue grills. Resort guests can make use of the hotel's common-use infinity pools, state-of-the-art fitness center, and oceanview luxury spa. Dining options range from the atmospheric Curieuse Restaurant to the world-class Sushi Room.
Anse Takamaka Baie Sainte Anne praslin, Seychelles, Phone: +24-84-29-60-00
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5.Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove
© Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove
Le Meridien Fisherman's Cove is a vibrant modern hotel located along beautiful Beau Vallon Beach, conveniently located near Mahé's Victoria Market and the Anse Major Nature Trail. Guests can stay in style at 68 rooms throughout the resort, including 37 luxury suites offering sunset views from private wood terraces. All rooms feature open floor plans and multi-level living space, showcasing luxury amenities such as oversized rainforest showers, deep soaking tubs, and in-room air conditioning. Upgraded rooms offer private living space and additional amenities such as in-room massages. Delicious dining options at the resort range from the Le Cardinal buffet to the contemporary-style Sunset bar, which serves up signature cocktails prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Other onsite amenities include a 24/7 fitness center, a beautiful infinity pool, common-use tennis courts, and a full diving center.
Mahé, Seychelles, Phone: +24-84-67-70-00
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6.Constance Lémuria Seychelles
Constance Lémuria Seychelles was opened in 1999 and has become known throughout the Seychelles since for its acclaimed championship 18-hole golf course. The sophisticated resort, which is located within convenient driving distance of Praslin National Park, offers access to three pristine white-sand beaches flanked by lush tropical vegetation. 105 spacious suites and villas showcase elegant decor elements and offer amenities such as outdoor dining decks, private swimming pools, and spa pavilions. 24/7 butler service is available in upgraded rooms. A myriad of outdoor recreational opportunities are offered for all guests, including snorkeling and windsurfing experiences, diving excursions, and onsite tennis facilities. Luxury Valmont treatments are offered at the U by Constance Spa, while fine dining experiences are served up at Legend, the Seahorse, Takamaka, and the Beach Bar and Grill.
Anse Kerlan Praslin Seychelles, Seychelles, Phone: +24-84-28-12-81
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7.AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa
AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort and Spa is a high-end resort located along scenic Barbarons Beach, offering convenient access to top area scuba diving experiences at nearby Thérèse Island. The luxury resort offers 124 gorgeous rooms and suites with garden and ocean views, featuring amenities such as mini bars, private balconies and terraces, and separate living space. European heritage design elements permeate its lovely onsite amenities, which include a full-service spa, a children's club, and the Seychelles' only Laurent Perrier champagne lounge. Guests can take part in sporting experiences such as tennis games and water sports excursions or participate in onsite cooking and yoga courses throughout the week. Dining options range from the Creole-style Elements restaurant to the oceanfront Gravity bar.
Victoria, Mahe, Seychelles, Phone: +24-84-67-30-00
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8.Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel
© Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel
Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel is a lovely hotel set against the backdrop of the stunning Morne Seychellois mountain range, offering convenient access to nearby attractions such as the Victoria Botanical Gardens. 160 well-appointed rooms and suites offer gorgeous mountain and oceanside views, featuring private kitchenettes, living rooms, spa-style showers, and technology such as flat screen televisions and complimentary wireless internet. Upgraded rooms include luxury penthouses and elegant honeymoon suites. Dining choices range from the Indian-style Mahek restaurant to the Creole-style Grand Savoy. Guests are also welcome to dine at any of the restaurants of the neighboring sister resort Savoy Seychelles Resort and Spa. Active amenities include two swimming pools, a night sky observation deck, and a fitness and yoga center.
Beau Vallon, Seychelles, Phone: +24-84-29-10-00
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9.Chalets Cote Mer
© Chalets Cote Mer
Chalets Cote Mer is a gorgeous Baie Sainte Anne Bay resort, providing convenient nearby access to top Seychelles beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse l'Amour. The laid-back resort is home to six split-level rental apartments featuring bunk bed, private kitchenettes, and relaxing living spaces. Standard and deluxe rooms and suites offer ocean views from every room, featuring high-tech amenities such as mini fridges, flat screen television, and wireless internet access. Resort guests can access the hotel's lovely infinity swimming pool or enjoy direct beachfront access via the Colibri Guesthouse. Delicious onsite meals are served up daily at breakfast, lunch, and dinner, highlighting delicious Creole-influenced dishes prepared with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
Pointe Cabris, Baie Ste Anne, Seychelles, Phone: +24-84-29-42-00
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9 Best Seychelles Hotels