Discover the best places to stay in Mahé with this handy guide. From cosy boutique hotels to sprawling luxury resorts, these are the top hotels in Mahé, the Seychelles.

Wondering where to stay in Mahé? With so many majestic beachfront resorts on offer, picking just one is a daunting task.

Don’t worry though, friends. I’ve got the lowdown on the top places to stay on this gorgeous Seychelles island. In fact, it’s the biggest of all the archipelago, and the accommodation options are near endless. 

Which means that, whatever your budget, style, and trip preference, there’s bound to be a hotel that tickles your fancy.

Read on to discover Máhe’s best hotels. Happy travels!

Best Hotels in Mahé: At a Glance 

Best Hotels in Mahé – Top Picks Hotel 
Best Overall Hotel in Mahé Four Seasons Baie Lazare
Best Mahé Hotel for Luxury StaysAnantara Maia Seychelles Villas
Best Mahé Hotel for Boutique StaysL’Escale Resort Marina & Spa
Best Mahé Hotel for Budget-friendly StaysLe Meridien Fisherman’s Cove

Best Hotels in Mahé, Seychelles

Four Seasons Baie Lazare 


Petite Anse bay 

Beach Four Seasons Baie Lazare Mahe

Opening its doors in 2009, the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is my top pick for where to stay in Mahé. It’s no surprise – it’s one of the most luxurious accommodations in the world. 

The picturesque location, which embraces the horseshoe-shaped Petite Anse Bay, creates a private beach experience that few can compare with. 

But, it’s the details and the layout of the 67 villas that I adore the most.

Choosing between the garden-view and ocean-view villas is not easy, that’s for sure. Each has an upside, with the garden villas leading to an informal restaurant, Kennel. 

On the other hand, the ocean villas offer a sense of serenity with a secluded atmosphere and stunning views.

In terms of facilities, the Four Seasons Seychelles blows competition clear out of the water, with some standouts. No need is unmet from the hilltop spa with five massage pavilions to the on-site watersport activity centre.

Mango House Seychelles 


Baie Lazare 

Mango House Seychelles

Formerly owned by Milanese fashion photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri, this family home now sits atop the hill of Mahé hotels. A stunning 41-key boutique resort operated as part of LXR Hotels & Resorts, Mango House is as gorgeous as they come.

This property takes full advantage of its secluded location on the island and embodies the essence of a laid-back yet ultra-luxurious Seychelles getaway. 

A bold statement to make, that’s for sure. But considering you can gaze out over the captivating bay from nearly anywhere on the property, it’s easily proved.

Inside each room, you’ll find interiors that exude contemporary sea-breeze luxury, equal parts inviting and imposing. Only when stepping out onto your private balcony, can you truly appreciate the beauty of Mango House.

And when you’ve had your fill of awe-inspiring views (which might take a while), head over to the beach or any of the two outdoor pools for the ultimate island atmosphere. 

Beyond that, the resort boasts several dining and drinking venues lauded for their upscale food and drink.

Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas 


Anse Louis 

Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas 

Boasting a “beyond all-inclusive” experience, Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas is a phenomenal place to stay. This 30-acre property, ensconced by a sprawling forest landscape, it’s picturesque, to say the least.

Look closer and things become more opulent and visually captivating. Awaiting you are 30 palatial villas that come in three different offerings, two feature elevated ocean views, and the third has direct beach access. 

While beautiful from the outside, the interiors are equally as striking, with decor inspired by an Asian-influence blend of silks, stone, and polished wood. Then, of course, other features include outdoor sunken bathtubs and terraces with private infinity pools.

Numerous other highlights entrench this property’s claim to the title of the best Mahé, Seychelles hotel. These range from tailormade fitness classes to ultra-luxe spa treatments within the on-site award-winning Anantara Spa.

Constance Ephelia 


Port Launay 

Constance Ephelia

As one of the largest hotels set within the Indian Ocean, there’s something magical about the Constance Ephelia

Thanks to its size, both the northern and southern sides of the resort tumble down onto their own stretches of beachfront – the south calmer and the north more stunning. Now breaking away from its location, the resort is massive, with 313 rooms and villas.

But, if you want to explore past the boundaries of the property, the myriad of activities on- and off-site create that magical freedom I mentioned earlier. These culminate to make it one of the best Mahé beach hotels.

Rooms at the Constance showcase a safari-inspired style with zebra and leopard prints, wooden elements, and wicker wall panels. 

Although rooms come in different categories, each is spacious, and even the most modest create a lofty feel second to none.

L’Escale Resort Marina & Spa 



L'Escale Resort Marina & Spa

The name ‘Whinch Design’ is generally associated with luxury yachts and private jets but not often with a luxury resort in the Indian Ocean. 

At least that was the case until the opening of L’Escale, its first venture into boutique island accommodation. And they outdid themselves by creating one of the best boutique hotels in Mahé, Seychelles.

It’s sleek in design which comes as a no-brainer, but other touches elevate it to unprecedented heights. This is evident from the minute you step into the lavish lobby, with a zen-like mix of textures seeping from every corner: Travertine marble, wicker, and light wood.

Seemingly by design (I had to), the resort sits overlooking Mahé’s marina, which means you can sail right onto its private pier. While there is no on-site restaurant, other features, such as direct marina access, make up for this.

As difficult as it might be to pull yourself from your room, another standout here is the surrounding areas. Offering some of the finest hiking and snorkelling locations on the island, it’s an outdoor-lovers perfect choice for the best hotel in Seychelles on Mahé.

Hilton Seychelles Northolme 


Beau Vallon Bay 

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

One of the first hotels built on Mahé, The Northolme still exudes the same private beach aura that sprang to life many years ago. 

It might be the ‘world’s smallest Hilton’, but it still packs a punch, vying for the crown as the best luxury hotel in Mahé, Seychelles.

Providing the world-class design, features, and services you’d expect from a Hilton hotel, its 56 cliffside treehouses ensure luxury and comfort still reign supreme. The views from each overlooking the gorgeous Beau Vallon beach and Indian Ocean are almost unreal.

Although it doesn’t boast a secluded location, you’ll have privacy galore as communal areas such as the vibrant on-site restaurant sit far from villas.

Room design relies heavily on colonial influences with some modern touches and twists. I mean, each villa has a massive spa bath right in the centre of the bathroom. 

Spacious rooms include four-poster beds, with each bedroom leading out onto private decks overlooking the ocean.

STORY Seychelles 


Beau Vallon Bay 

STORY Seychelles

If you’re after a property that ticks every box for what a boutique beachside resort should be, look no further than STORY. From its superb location sitting along a sweep of sugary sand to pristine turquoise waters, no expense remained spared during the revamp in 2021.

Speaking of that spot on Beau Vallon Bay it occupies, the hotel sits on one of the most beautiful Seychelles beaches. The wow factor continues into the soaring atrium, showcasing a giant swing bed suspended from the rafters.

Suites at STORY, surrounded by lush, tropical grounds, look out onto the sea or the natural lagoon on the property. With a striking infinity pool mere steps from the beach and loungers and bar service on the sand, it even includes a small reef for snorkelling.

Each of the 84 suites showcases a spacious design enhanced by massive, muslin-draped beds and furniture made from local takamaka wood. 

With bathrooms open to the bedroom, featuring standalone egg-shaped tubs and walk-in showers, STORY is the perfect couples’ destination.

Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove 


Beau Vallon Bay 

Fisherman's Cove Resort

While the hunt for a cheap hotel in Mahé, Seychelles, can seem daunting, when you have a buzzworthy property like Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove, there’s nothing to fear. 

Boasting an island location others could only dream of, it’s not just where this hotel is that makes it unique.

With a distinct Polynesian style and design throughout, this hotel gives off an atmosphere that is nothing short of enticing. Common spaces, which are open on all sides, ensure unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean and, in the distance, the mysterious Silhouette Island.

Even though it makes the most of an authentic Seychellois ambience, the high standards of service and features easily beat some international offerings on the island. 

From sipping on tantalising cocktails at the bar overlooking a glorious infinity pool to the opulent Le Bourgeois restaurant, few hotels in Mahé come close.

Expect rooms decorated with visual nods to classic ‘Creole style’ that include elegant touches such as wooden louvres and rattan features. 

As for room types, there are many on offer, including semi-detached chalet-style options that are budget-friendly while delivering comfort and convenience.

Best Hotels in Mahé: Frequently Asked Questions

Practical Tips to Consider Before Booking Your Mahé Hotel

  • Considering the immense allure of a vacation to Mahé, Seychelles, bookings at hotels and resorts go quickly. It’s super important to book your accommodation as far in advance as possible.
  • Research where your chosen accommodation sits on the island. This is especially important if you’re after a secluded getaway spot, as some properties on the north coast have a more bustling atmosphere.
  • While there are budget-friendly hotels on the island, don’t be afraid to splurge to get that extra level of service and facilities. It’s not every day you come to the Seychelles, so make it as memorable as possible.

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