Ready to discover the best resorts in the Seychelles? From luxury boltholes to private island retreats, these Seychelles resorts make for the perfect escape.
Think about your dream beach holiday in a tropical island paradise. The image you’ll conjure up will be laying on crisp white-sand beaches, gentle sea breezes rustling through the trees lining the sand and the crystal-clear ocean gently lapping at the shoreline.
Too good to be true? Absolutely not. Welcome to The Seychelles.
Made up of over 100 stunning islands across the Indian Ocean, The Seychelles is the quintessential tropical oasis.
I’ve enjoyed several incredible trips to the Seychelles and I want to use my expertise to help you find your idyllic island retreat. This guide uncovers 15 of the finest resorts dotted among this stunning archipelago of island paradises. So, if you’re ready to find your next magical vacation spot, let’s get to it.
Best Seychelles Resorts: At a Glance
|Best Seychelles Resorts – Top Picks||Hotel|
|Best Overall Seychelles Resort||North Island|
|Best Beach Resort in Seychelles||Mango House Seychelles|
|Best Private Island Resort in Seychelles||Six Senses Zil Pasyon|
|Best Budget Friendly Resort in Seychelles||Four Seasons Resort|
Best Resorts in the Seychelles
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island
I’m just going to kick straight off with my favourite Seychelles resort, Four Seasons Resort on Desroches Island.
Desroches Island is a 4-mile-long coral island and the Four Seasons Resort is the only one on this idyllic paradise. With more than 8 miles of palm-fringed idyllic white sand beaches to explore, Desroches Island is probably my favourite Seychelles escape.
The resort has tropical gardens to explore and accommodations ranging from suites to villas and residences. Flat-screen TVs and DVD players are standard, while more expensive rooms include a fully-equipped kitchenette and private swimming pool.
With two restaurants, a deli offering some of the finest fresh foods and a lounge bar, this resort covers every base in an incredible beachside setting; you won’t lack food and drink options.
The resort is surrounded by private beaches for guests to enjoy a wide range of activities, including snorkelling, diving, fishing and paddle boarding and a spa to simply unwind.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon
Located on the private island of Félicité, the Six Senses Zil Pasyon offers the perfect mix of nature, luxury and staggering views.
Even getting to this beautiful resort is an experience as you travel by helicopter from Mahe International Airport or across the water by speedboat.
Once you arrive, you’re welcomed by extremely friendly staff into one of the resort’s 30 luxury one- or two-bed villas or residences where privacy meets unrivalled ocean views. Villas include private terraces, air-con, satellite TV and a personal wine cellar!
Nestling among imposing rocky boulders, you can take advantage of the many spa treatments available, including saunas and steam rooms. Alternatively, visit one of the island’s pristine beaches or explore the several beautiful walking trails.
Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie Resort and Spa
Two outstanding on-site restaurants offer an incredible range of tasty treats, while all guests have a minibar, coffee machine, balcony, satellite TV and air-con as standard.
If that’s not enough, there’s an outdoor pool, tropical garden, cycle rental and a range of outdoor activities to experience, such as snorkelling and hiking. And that’s not all; three different bars cater to your thirsty needs.
Want to explore other islands? No problem; the hotel offers a free buggy transfer to La Digue jetty and its inter-island ferry service.
Acajou Beach Resort
Sat unobtrusively overlooking the stunning Cote D’Or beach on Praslin Island, Acajou Beach Resort combines the convenience of beachside accommodation with luscious natural greenery and mountain views.
This Seychelles luxury resort offers self-catering apartments, log-style cabins and rooms right on the beach. Each unit has air-con as standard, a digital safe and a flat-screen satellite TV.
Two on-site bars and restaurants will keep you well fed and watered. Perhaps this resort’s true gem is the infinity pool inside the beautifully manicured gardens, where you can sit, relax and enjoy watching the ocean in the distance.
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Baie Lazare
The second Four Seasons beach resort to make the list is the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, located on Petite Anse, Baie Lazare.
Boasting all the luxury you’d expect from this stunning chain, each villa has air-con as standard, a private pool and sun terrace and a fully-stacked bathroom overflowing with toiletries, bathrobe and slippers.
I love the Kannel Restaurant, which offers a range of international cuisine at lunchtime and authentic Asian and Creole plates for dinner. Meanwhile, ZEZ restaurant includes a bulging a la carte menu.
Best of all, a complimentary children’s programme is on-site to keep kids occupied while you relax and recharge or take advantage of one of the many fantastic activities available.
Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas
If you’re looking for next-level luxury from your visit to Seychelles, I can’t recommend the Anantara Maia Villas highly enough.
Each air-conditioned villa has a private infinity pool, Apple AirPort Express, an outdoor gazebo, a sun deck and a dedicated personal butler. Enjoy a romantic candle-lit dinner on the beach, a private BBQ on the patio, or the gourmet cuisine of Tec Tec Restaurant.
The resort offers tropical flower baths, massage treatments, a gym and a special programme for kids.
Kempinski Seychelles Resort
Located in the Baie Lazare region of Mahe, the Kempinski Seychelles offers guests luxurious rooms with beautiful views, each with a terrace or balcony as standard.
Rooms come beautifully decorated with a modern wooden finish, air-con, an iPod docking station and an air pod.
On-site Cafe Lazare offers a wide-ranging buffet breakfast and themed dinners, while Planter’s Lounge and Bar offers excellent entertainment with live music every evening.
Swimmers will love the Olympic-length pool, perfect for a leisurely dip, while the on-site spa has six treatment rooms to get a much-needed massage or treatment.
Denis Private Island
A 30-minute flight from Mahe, Denis Private Island Seychelles is a 375-acre private island offering incredible luxury.
This authentic 5 star resort come island paradise includes cottages and villas, a private beach, readily furnished terraces, open-air bathrooms and private garden courtyards. Should you ever want to venture indoors, each accommodation is spaciously laid out with gorgeous sea views.
The island has a restaurant boasting a farm-to-table concept and a luxurious wellness spa. You can explore the island by bike, hire equipment to get out onto or under the water and even try fishing.
Chauve Souris Relais
This idyllic Seychelles beach resort is situated in Anse Volbert Village and offers guests beachside huts, villas and air-conditioned rooms amid rocky, luscious, tree-lined surroundings that will blow your mind.
Chauve Souris Relais is about 1.5 miles from Anse Possession Beach and 4 miles from the stunning Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve. Each dwelling has a flat-screen TV and, excitingly, a bidet, while a continental breakfast is available each morning.
On-site activities include snorkelling and guests can use the paid airport shuttle service to get to and from the resort.
Fisherman’s Cove Resort
Fisherman’s Cove Resort is a high-class luxury establishment on the North coast of Mahe Island. This is the perfect spot if you’re looking for high-end peace and tranquillity in the ideal paradise setting.
The resort offers rooms and suites with balconies or terraces, most overlooking the crystal clear blue ocean and stunningly picturesque resort gardens.
Meanwhile, guests can enjoy the stunning infinity pool and natural reef in front of the resort entrance while enjoying some of the most gorgeous sunsets in this tremendous tropical archipelago.
JA Enchanted Island Resort
Located in the middle of St Anne National Marine Park, JA Enchanted Island Resort lies in one of the most stunning locations, even by the incredibly high standards of the Seychel.
Air-conditioned rooms and villas come as standard on this private island paradise, surrounded by chalk-white sandy beaches, while a 24/7 concierge and butler service is available around the clock.
The resort restaurant offers a range of international dishes, while spa facilities include an outdoor shower and bathtub, allowing you to savour your surroundings in the most relaxing way imaginable.
Sitting amid the stunning lush green backdrop of the Morne Seychellois National Park, STORY Seychelles boasts spectacular views of the Indian Ocean in richly luxurious surroundings.
With wonderfully decorated suites and villas, guests can use private pools, a cabana and rain showers in some accommodations.
The range of food and drink is extensive, with seven outlets catering to every possible whim and fancy. There’s a 24-hour gym overlooking the lagoon, while guests can also play tennis, go for a hike and pack the kids off to the children’s club while kicking back on the poolside loungers.
Mango House Seychelles
Mango House Seychelles by LXR Hotels and Resorts is a 5-star Seychelles island resort offering beachfront rooms and villas, each with private terraces and balconies offering incredible views across the Indian Ocean.
Guests can use the multiple plunge pools on-site, the wellness sanctuary and design a bespoke non-motorized water sports activity with local marine eco-adventure firm Soul Seychelles. Trust me, that’s not to be missed!
This exclusive hotel is on the private North Island and offers 11 villas, each dotted sparingly along the island’s pristine and undisturbed beaches.
Offering A-List glamour, luxury and service, each North Island villa was built by local craftsmen using locally sourced wood, stone and glass. The result is astonishing 2-bedroom villas with air-conditioning, a lounge area that can be converted into a private cinema and indoor and outdoor showers.
With plenty of choices to sate your food and drink needs, North Island is one of the world’s most romantic and beautiful spots.
With five restaurants, six bars, five pools and on-site boutique shopping, Constance Ephelia is a Seychelles resort come one-stop shop of unending luxury.
All accommodation at this beautiful Mahe resort includes a private garden, inside seating, flat-screen TV and either ocean or mountain views.
Guests can remain active with tennis, squash, swimming and snorkelling available on-site, along with a gym and spa wellness centre.
Best Luxury Resorts in Seychelles: Frequently Asked Questions
You are spoilt for choice when looking at visiting Seychelles. If you’re looking for things to do outside your resort, one of the main islands, such as Mahe, is your best bet.
However, if your budget will stretch to it, get to one of the many private islands within the archipelago for a more tranquil, peaceful and undisturbed slice of paradise.
Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking Your Seychelles Resort
- Make sure you understand the immigration requirements for entering Seychelles before you book your resort.
- If you’re staying away from Mahe, where Seychelles International Airport is, book your onward travel in advance and leave enough time to make your connection.
- Do your homework on the local climate to understand the best time to visit. April and May or October and November are generally considered the best times to visit, as these are the periods when the trade winds are at their calmest.
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