Nature was liberal with these 115 peaceful islands distributed in the Indian Ocean east of Kenia. The exquisiteness of its beaches is beyond words, with beautiful ribbons of powdery-soft white sand being touched by turquoise waters and supported by jungle-covered hills and huge rocky boulders. Its unparalleled scenery makes Seychelles the planet’s finest beach destination. Here are the top 10 most luxurious hotels in this captivating place.
HILTON SEYCHELLES LABRIZ RESORT & SPA
Visitors reach by helicopter or beautiful boat ride to this award-winning hotel, encircled by a tropical landscape reserve and the Indian Ocean. Hilton Seychelles Labriz is the individual resort on grand Silhouette Island, more than 90 percent of which is protected by the government of Seychelles. Once home to bandits and plantations, today Silhouette Island is occupied by untouched white beaches, mountains and virgin rainforest. You can discover the island’s charisma from guided nature tours to biking, fishing, sailing and five-star diving. Lodgings consist entirely of private villas, each with its own garden terrace or pool. The spa is set on stilts over rocks and jungle.
CONSTANCE EPHELIA, MAHE ISLAND
Situated on the northwest shore of Mahé island and overlooking the Port Launay National Marine Park, Constance Ephélia gives a treasure trove of finding for explorers, divers and snorkelers. You can select from an extensive range of stylish contemporary space, ranging from the expensive junior suites to the super deluxe hillside cottages. The resort is very big and spread out affording the Seychelles standards, with no less than five eateries and five seashores on the location. You can indulge yourself with a varied range of treatments at the Spa Village, keep lively at the fully equipped gym or test yourself to a game of tennis, squash or even beach volleyball.
North Island is the world’s most high-class retreat. The insanely stunning island has only 11 lavish hand-crafted villas overlooking the untouched, powder-white sands and turquoise waters of the Ile Du Nord eco-reserve. High off the ground to catch the chilling Indian Ocean breezes, all cottages open onto your secluded garden and the beach. Plunge pools and outdoor showers deliver the final touch to your private reservation. Look out for Brutus, the island’s 160-year-old tortoise! The choice was the decor for the honeymoon of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011.
SIX SENSES ZIL PASYON
The new Six Senses Zil Pasyon is situated on the island of Félicité, one of the utmost histrionically beautiful and pure islands in Seychelles. With gigantic granite boulders touching the coastline and wonderful beaches it is the island’s dramatic exquisiteness that makes it the seamless private island escape. True to Six Senses legacy of creating extraordinary visitor experiences in places of unbelievable beauty, the resort occupies just one-third of the island’s land total – the rest is left to the prettiness of nature and wildlife. The resort comprises 28 one-bedroom pool villas and a couple of two-bedroom pool villas extending from 2,150 square feet to 5,380 square feet plus 17 private residences. It offers six dining and bar sites on the island, sport and leisure amenities, three pristine sandy beaches and an outdoor main pool.
CONSTANCE LEMURIA, PRASLIN ISLAND
Settled on the northwest shore of Praslin island with the ocean lapping moderately at the shorelines of its three perfect white sand beaches and encircled by lush and rare vegetation, the Constance Lemuria resort gives you the best luxury Seychelles experience. Member of The Leading Hotels of the World ‘, its housings range from the well-designed, private suites with ocean views to the royal villas, all considerately designed using only natural materials such as wood, marble, limestone and pink granite, to match their stunning environment. Even the swimming pools seem made by nature, and refined style is omnipresent.
Embraced at the heart of the unique Garden of Eden, the island of Praslin, the Raffles Praslin has 86 architecturally beautiful villas, all of them with private plunge pools and outdoor domes to soak in spectacular views of the opal-hued ocean, white sandy beach and luxurious green hills. This classy hotel is filled with Seychellois spirit and old Raffles service. The hotel pool is one of the largest in the Indian Ocean territory.
FREGATE ISLAND PRIVATE
Fregate Island Private is an isolated paradise! Here, you will notice the castaway idyll of your visions among comfortable luxury. Delicately settled, the natural environments are home to free wandering giant Aldabra tortoises, sea turtles and a plethora of rare and exotic birds, all cared for in a determined preservation programme. Settled among the fauna by the sea are 16 cottages created in balau wood, each with private pool and beach cart. Visitors are greeted by their own special butler who sees to every thinkable wish and comfort. The island has 7 spectacular beaches.
MAIA LUXURY RESORT & SPA, MAHE ISLAND
Located on the isolated Anse Louis beach overlooking the warm Indian Ocean waters, this private twelve-acre possession is lushly redesigned with hibiscus, lemongrass and cinnamon. With just 10 ocean-front cabins and 20 panoramic cabins, all with private pools, and an operation team of 230. The hotel assures an excellent level of service. Indulging and wellness are also the efforts at the Balinese-style spa, which offers training in Hatha yoga and Qigong, as well as healing treatments performed in open-air pavilions. The property belongs to The Leading Hotels of the World‘s portfolio.
BANYAN TREE SEYCHELLES
Situated on the attractive south-western shoreline of Mahé island, the Banyan Tree Seychelles might embrace some of the most looked-for real estate on earth. The hotel has 60 beautiful Creole-style villas (some with spectacular sights) that are situated above or along the hopelessly beautiful, untouched and virgin beach of Intendance Bay. The latter is a striking crescent of chalky white sand, supported by hills that are covered in the lavish rain forest. All cottages come with a private pool and are lovingly decked in modern and colonial decor, arousing equal parts comfort and sensuality. The spa is a calm experience, blend with unmatched views with soothing Asian-influenced treatments.
FOUR SEASONS RESORT SEYCHELLES
Situated in the heart of a lost Eden, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles gives visitors an unmatched luxury hotel experience in a wilderness setting. The resort’s lodges, each with plunge pool and suspended on a jungled hillside will test your idea of paradise. The powder-sand seashore is just a short stroll away, smelly en-route by cinnamon trees and frangipani. As well as pampering in water sports, there’s a lovely swimming pool to relax by with poolside dining and munchies readily accessible. The spa is a treat for all, positioned at the top of the hill and overlooking remarkable Petite Anse, with both adults and children welcome.