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12 Top-Rated Resorts in the Seychelles

Written by Shandley McMurray
Sep 20, 2019

If a visit to the Seychelles isn't on your bucket list, it should be—no mistakes were made when creating this astounding archipelago. Located off the northeast coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more remote and relaxing place to unwind.

All 115 of its picturesque islands encapsulate the true nature of paradise, and many boast the most luxurious of resorts (we're talking butler service, private islands, and top-notch cuisine).

From opulent spas to helicopter rides to being pampered on the world's best beaches, there's no end to the magnificent service offered at these resorts. Can you see yourself lounging poolside in a secluded jungle villa? How about practicing yoga in a beachside hut? The top Seychelles resorts offer all this and so much more.

For ideas on the best place to stay on your next island vacation, see our list of the top resorts in the Seychelles.

1. Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, Baie Lazare

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Living in a tree house has never felt so lavish. Each of the 67 tree-top villas and suites at the Four Season Resort Seychelles boast a large verandah featuring a daybed pavilion, private infinity pool, whirlpool, outdoor shower, and unrivaled views of both the surrounding jungle and spectacular Petite Anse Bay. It's so divine, you may never want to leave your room.

Staying put would be a shame, however, as the idyllic Petite Anse beach lies just below the resort. Hop on a shuttle or wind your way down the forested path to the softest sand you'll ever feel.

If relaxing seaside isn't enough to brush off life's stresses, head to the spa for a shell massage or marine mineral facial.

The two main restaurants won't disappoint, and you can enjoy your meal hillside or beachside.

From surfing lessons to hiking and sailing excursions, there's no lack of things to do at the resort. You can even unleash your inner Picasso with a personalized class offered by local artist Nigel Henri. He'll guide you through sketching or painting the postcard-worthy landscape.

Insider's Tip: Although this is an idyllic spot for a honeymoon or romantic getaway, the resort has an excellent kids' club and offers family-centric activities including "zoo yoga."

Address: Petite Anse, Baie Lazare, Mahe Island, Seychelles

Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

2. Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Félicité

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Staying at Six Senses Zil Pasyon is about as close to paradise as you can get. Located on one third of the private Félicité island, this plush resort is an example of what happens when you mix a spectacularly beautiful private island with modern villas and top-of-the-line service.

You won't have to fight crowds on the immaculate coral-ringed beaches. Each of the resort's villas (28 one-bedroom and two two-bedroom) come equipped with private pools, decks, and unbeatable views of either the garden or ocean.

Those who book one of the larger two-level residences will enjoy even more impressive design features, as well as a kitchen, dining room, large patio, and sweeping vistas.

It wouldn't be paradise without a spa. Choose between the five treatment villas—Rock, Cave, Nature, Ocean, and Floating—which reflect the island's ecosystem.

Other activities include island hopping cruises, kayak trips to the marine protected Coco island, Creole language lessons, yoga classes, diving excursions, and beachside movie nights.

When it comes to dining, the three restaurants are worth every calorie. Non-meat eaters will love Ocean Kitchen, which celebrates the area's "aquatic surroundings" by featuring local fish, fruit, herbs, and veggies.

Address: Felicite Island Seychelles

Accommodation: Six Senses Zil Pasyon

3. MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa, Mahé

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Ever dreamed of escaping to a hilltop villa with breathtaking views, a private pool, and butler service? The uber luxury MAIA resort provides all this and more. Set above the magnificent Anse Louis beach, the MAIA boasts a secluded feel.

Its 30 rooms (and suites) are so plush, you'll forget what it's like to live below the lap of luxury. Remember the private pool? It's actually two–one of which is a shallow wading area complete with water lounge chairs; the other an infinity pool.

Now let's get back to that butler. In addition to booking dinner reservations, stocking the fridge with drinks and snacks, and arranging spa services, he or she can also book off-site activities and excursions. The resort's butler policy is: "whatever, wherever, whenever;" and they truly mean it.

The TecTec restaurant is the only dining establishment on MAIA grounds. It offers five menus, and the chefs are open to making items not featured on any. The food can also be served (or sometimes cooked) in your villa, enjoyed on the beach, or eaten at a romantic table set on the helipad.

While designed to welcome kids and grownups alike, the MAIA is the perfect honeymoon resort for those looking for an unbeatably beautiful and top-notch luxury experience.

Address: Anse Louis Mahe Island, Seychelles

Accommodation: MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa

4. Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, Silhouette Island

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The only resort on Silhouette Island, the Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is loved by honeymooners and families alike. Resort guests stay in one of 111 private eco-villas, all of which are nestled within the lush jungle, mere steps from the pristine Anse La Passe beach.

Reachable by helicopter or boat, this friendly spot makes it easy to feel at home. From an active kids' club to a PADI Five-Star Dive Center, and guided hikes through the rainforest, there's plenty for families to enjoy. Plus, the on-site bikes (free to rent for the first hour) make getting around that much more fun.

One of the resort's best attributes is afforded by Mother Nature herself. The island, which is an established marine national park, is home to several pristine, white-sand beaches peppered with giant granite boulders, backed by dramatic mountains, and hugged by verdant rain forest. Animals are protected, so don't be surprised to see hermit crabs waddling along or turtles swimming nearby.

Looking to unwind? Head to the hilltop spa. You'll find a quieter plunge pool along with stunning treatment rooms. Tip: Don't miss out on the spa's complimentary tea; it's divine.

When it's time to eat, there are plenty of options: dine in your villa, at one of the seven restaurants, by the pool, or on the beach. No matter where you eat, the food is delish.

Address: Silhouette Island, Seychelles

Accommodation: Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa

5. Constance Lemuria, Praslin

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The Constance Lemuria resort on Praslin Island offers something for every budget. Choose from one of the junior or senior suites, a villa, or the elaborate Presidential Villa. No matter which you pick, you'll enjoy a comfortable and elegant stay.

The resort was renovated in 2016, transforming the accommodations into a luxurious modern experience while retaining the island's unique feel with materials like local wood, granite, and thatch palm.

Restaurants include the buffet-style The Legend (you'll never look at breakfast the same way again); the laid-back Takamaka on Petite Anse Kerlan (shoes optional); and the Diva, a modern restaurant featuring delectable international cuisine. Up your romance game by booking a private table at The Nest's deck "on the rocks," where you'll dine among boulders while gazing out at the tranquil azure water.

Another bonus: this resort boasts the only 18-hole championship golf course in the Seychelles. Tip: The view is best from the 13th hole.

Bringing kids? They'll love it! The Constance Kid's Club offers island exploration trips, as well as cooking classes and scavenger hunts. While they're entertained, you can head to the spa, or hike the 15 minutes to nearby Anse Georgette, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles.

Address: Anse Kerlan, Praslin Island, Seychelles

Accommodation: Constance Lemuria

6. Raffles Seychelles, Praslin

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Raffles Seychelles knows how to appreciate beauty. Each of the 86 spectacularly decadent villas are designed to make the most of the incredible landscape, which includes the lovely Anse Takamaka beach.

With private plunge pools, outdoor pavilions, day beds, and a rain shower, you'll be hard-pressed to find a more authentic (and lavish) hotel experience. Each villa also comes stocked with a yoga mat, as well as an easel and sketch pad.

Want an even more extraordinary experience? Book one of the resort's higher-end, one- or two-bedroom villas. They come with 24-hour butler service (or you can pay 100 EUR per night for the same service in a lower class of stay).

In true Raffles style, the resort doesn't miss a beat in terms of service and five-star facilities (including the food). The Losean Restaurant features a Seychellois night-time menu "inspired by the Indian Ocean," featuring locally caught seafood. Among the resort's other restaurants are a rooftop terrace, poolside dining, and beachfront sushi.

Spa aficionados will appreciate the opulent Raffles Spa. Other popular resort activities include snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, and swimming. Tip: the spectacularly tiered main pool is one of the largest in the region, and not to be missed.

Address: Anse Takamaka, Praslin Island Seychelles

Accommodation: Raffles Seychelles

7. Banyan Tree Seychelles, Mahé

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Experience the height of romance at the Banyan Tree Seychelles on the southwest coast of Mahé. A "sanctuary for the senses," this exclusive resort oozes serenity. It's goal: to renew your physical, mental, and spiritual states.

From holistic pampering treatments at the Banyan Tree Luxury Spa (i.e. a rain shower, invigorating body scrub, and oil massages) to the soothing private pool, hot tub, and outdoor shower at your Creole-style villa, relaxing is a must in this paradise.

Situated by the pristine Intendance Bay, you'll want to spend hours snorkeling, swimming, or relaxing on the shimmering white sand.

When you're not spending time beachside, get up close and personal with the protected wildlife on a Wetland Tour of the Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation Center, visit the resort's organic farm garden, or take a cooking class to learn the art of creating Seychellois fare.

Dine on local creole and Arabic cuisine, Thai, or other international foods at one of the three on-site restaurants. Or, book a truly romantic "destination dining" experience for a memorable dinner al fresco on a secluded stretch of beach.

Address: Anse Intendance, Takamaka, Mahe Island, Seychelles

Accommodation: Banyan Tree Seychelles

8. North Island, Seychelles, North Island

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A luxury private island resort, North Island, Seychelles offers an exclusive feel and an utterly romantic destination. With only 11 opulent villas on offer, guests are treated to a truly secluded escape from the real world.

The hefty price tag makes it a top choice for A-list celebs (like the Clooneys and Beckhams) looking for an intimate getaway. No wonder Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge honeymooned here in 2011. With three private beaches to choose from, even the sandy shores are secluded.

Each of the spectacular villas boasts beach access, a private garden, plunge pool, outdoor shower, and unbeatable views of the spectacular Ile Du Nord eco-reserve. The resort itself has a spa, fitness center, dive center, infinity pool, and library; all beautifully built into the natural granite rocks.

The staff, including your butler, are more than willing to create the perfect bespoke holiday. They'll plan activities—like the usual Seychelles past-times of snorkeling, swimming, paddleboarding, yoga, scuba diving, fishing, and boating.

If you've brought the kids along, they'll be well entertained in the "Beach Buddy program," which tailors activities (like pizza-making and pirate treasure hunts) to your child's wishes.

Keep your eyes peeled for turtles. The resort is actively running the Noah's Ark conservation and island rehabilitation program to help restore the once endangered species.

Address: North Island Seychelles

Accommodation: North Island Seychelles

9. Constance Ephelia, Mahé

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A much larger resort than most in the Seychelles, the Constance Ephelia offers a slew of accommodation options to suit everyone's needs. With over 300 rooms and villas to choose from—including tropical garden view rooms, junior and senior suites, family and beach villas, and a lavish presidential villa—there's literally a room for everyone.

With great size comes great opportunity for added splendor. The resort, which is set within 120 hectares of land, sits on two spectacular beaches overlooking Port Launay, a marine national park. It also lays claim to a variety of pools, restaurants, and five on-site shops selling locally made crafts, art, and clothing.

Perhaps most well-loved, though, is the U Spa by Constance, a spa village with 18 treatment rooms, a sauna, pool, and steam room. Kids are welcome, too, with special treatments designed for them.

Insider's Tip: The hillside villas have the most spectacular views. They're best for those traveling alone or with older children who aren't likely to wander over the edge.

Address: Port Launay, Mahe Island Seychelles

Accommodation: Constance Ephelia

10. Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie Resort & Spa, La Digue

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Becoming one with the landscape is easy at Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie Resort & Spa on laid-back La Digue Island. Touting a zen combination of warm wood and cool stone, this contemporary resort is a perfect place to rest your weary head.

Accommodations include 63 private villas mere steps from the gorgeous Anse Severe beach with its glistening sand and rolling ocean waves. The main, lagoon-like infinity pool is large and gorgeous.

Combava Restaurant is arguably the best place to dine. Situated on a roof terrace, the impeccably designed spot offers unsurpassable views and deliciously fresh food à la carte.

Eden Rock Spa and Wellness center offers a tranquil respite from the heat. It's located on a hill, serenely set among the giant granite rocks native to this region. But the resort's main feature is best enjoyed barefoot. Sink your feet into the beach's soft sand, take a dip in the warm water, or snorkel out from shore.

Insider's Tip: Traveling with kids? Those four and up are only welcome to stay in the Garden Villas or Garden Suite Residences.

Address: Anse Severe, La Digue Island SZ248 Seychelles

Accommodation: Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie Resort & Spa

11. Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare, Mahé

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Located on the south coast of Mahé, the Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare is nestled in the quiet, secluded bay of the same name. This idyllic location makes Kempinski a fantastic place for diving.

The resort's hill-view rooms offer balconies with vistas of a natural lagoon backed by incredible rock formations, mountains, and a verdant forest. Sea-view rooms are similar but face the ocean, which lies just ahead of the perfectly manicured gardens.

Three restaurants cater to resort guests, as does a luxury spa with six treatment rooms (including one exclusively for couples). Those looking to stay active can choose between a variety of activities, like tennis, beach volleyball, yoga, paddleboarding, surfing, swimming, scuba diving, and hiking.

A mere 30 minutes from the Seychelles International Airport, this haven is perfectly situated for those who want to spend their time exploring Mahé or other islands in the vicinity.

Address: Baie Lazare, Mahe Island, Seychelles

Accommodation: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

12. The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach, Mahé

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Vacationers flock to The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach for its tranquil waters, pristine beach, and lush forest. The friendly Creole hospitality, healing Sensel Spa treatments, and 100 luxurious suites and villas are added bonuses.

This boutique resort isn't as lavish as some of the others on this list—you're not going to find yourself floating in a private pool with a butler ready to jump at your every command. The H Resort, though, has other attributes. It boasts an impressive infinity pool, fitness center, diving activities, a tennis court, and kids' club.

Located a mere 10 minutes from Victoria (the capital), guests at the H Resort will have plenty of dining and shopping options off campus. Visit Market Street, Kenwyn House, or the National History Museum while you're near.

Also, Morne Seychellois National Park, featuring walking trails through mangrove forests and up Morne Seychellois (the country's highest mountain peak) is a mere five minutes from the resort.

Address: Bel Ombre Road, Beau Vallon, Mahe Island, Seychelles

Accommodation: The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach

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