14 Top-Rated Resorts in the Seychelles
Author Shandley McMurray visited the Seychelles and considers it one of her favorite destinations.
If a visit to the Seychelles isn't on your bucket list, it should be—no mistakes were made when creating this picture-perfect archipelago.
Boasting sugar-white sandy beaches and turquoise water so clear, you can spot marine life from shore, this 115-island haven is fittingly dotted with some of the best resorts in the world.
From opulent spas to helicopter rides to being pampered on the best beaches in the Seychelles, there's no end to the magnificent amenities offered at these top resorts—we're talking butler service, private islands, and top-notch cuisine.
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. A stay at one of them is literally the stuff of dreams, but be warned, they may forever ruin your take on regular hotels.
Before you leave, use our list of the best resorts in the Seychelles to choose the perfect spot for your next island getaway.
1. Four Seasons Resort Seychelles, Baie Lazare
Accommodation: Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
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 boasts 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. Seriously, it's like getting a foot massage with each step.
If relaxing seaside isn't enough to brush off life's stresses, head to the spa for a shell massage or marine mineral facial. When hunger strikes, the two main restaurants won't disappoint. Enjoy your palate-pleasing meal with a side of spectacular views—either of the verdant hills or glistening beach.
From surfing lessons to hiking and sailing excursions, there's no lack of things to do at this luxe resort. Looking to up the romance factor? Enjoy a couple's treatment at the spa, whip up a meal in the Creole cooking class, or luxuriate in a bath made by your private bath butler.
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" and child-friendly in-room amenities that include toys, making it a fab resort for families.
Address: Petite Anse, Baie Lazare, Mahe Island, Seychelles
2. Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas, Mahé
Accommodation: Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas
Ever dreamed of escaping to a hilltop villa with breathtaking views, a private pool, and butler service? The uber luxury Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas resort provides all this and more. Set above the magnificent Anse Louis beach, this Maia resort boasts a secluded feel.
Its 30 secluded villas are so plush, you'll forget what it's like to live below the lap of luxury. Even the bath products are lavish—Hermès anyone? 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 arrange 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 the resort grounds. It offers five menus, and the five chefs are open to making items not featured on any. The food can also be served (and sometimes cooked) in your villa, enjoyed on the beach, or eaten at a romantic table set on the helipad. The Sunset Pool Bar is a convenient place to grab a light snack or beverage while you swim.
While designed to welcome kids and grownups, the Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas is the perfect honeymoon resort for those looking for an unbeatably beautiful and top-notch luxury experience.
Address: West Coast Road, Anse Louis, Seychelles
3. Raffles Seychelles, Praslin
Accommodation: Raffles Seychelles
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) resort experience. Each villa also comes stocked with a yoga mat, as well as an easel and sketch pad—the staff know just how inspiring the impeccable view can be.
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 an extra fee 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
4. Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts, Mahé
Accommodation: Mango House Seycehlles, LXR Hotels & Resorts
If the Mango House Seychelles resort feels like an uber-luxurious home, that's because it is. Or, at least it was.
This glamorous resort was once the home of Gian Paolo Barbieri, an Italian fashion photographer known for his impressive spreads in magazines like Vogue. You'll note the artsy touches pretty much everywhere you look.
From chic design to stylish furniture to lavish textiles, you're in for a treat when you settle in at this plush resort. Small and intimate, it boasts a mere 41 accommodations ranging from stunning guest rooms to suites to beachfront villas. All feature private balconies or terraces and floor-to-ceiling views of the breathtaking surroundings.
If you have your sights set on a vast expanse of the soft, white sand the Seychelles is known for, you may want to look elsewhere. While this boutique resort boasts its own private beaches, they're quite small in comparison to other resorts in the region.
Mango House Seychelles more than makes up for its diminutive beaches with high-end amenities so luxe, you'll forget you craved a long beach for your morning jog. Apne, the luxury spa, is heavenly. Creole for "at peace," guests won't feel anything but blissed-out by the time they leave.
Three pools, a fitness center, and multiple fitness classes are on hand to keep you moving, and the four restaurants are raved about for their drool-worthy dishes in cuisines ranging from Creole to Italian to Japanese.
Address: Anse Aux Poules Bleues, Vaie Lazare, Mahé, Seychelles
5. Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, Mahé
Accommodation: Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
A one-of-a-kind stay awaits guests of the impeccably designed Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa on Mahé, just seven kilometers from Victoria. This hilltop wonderland boasts top-notch service, high-end amenities, and exceptionally good food. Only those over 13 are welcome at this relaxing resort.
The resort's lavish villas are set on stilts, hovering serenely over the lush tropical forest. Four-poster beds, plush bathrooms featuring soaking tubs, and balconies boasting breathtaking ocean views entice visitors to stay inside for just a little longer.
The property is home to a pristine beach, large infinity pool, luxury spa, and fitness and business centers. Complimentary kayaks and snorkel equipment are provided.
Three restaurants—Mahe, Wave, and Oceanview—offer tasty fare, cooking stations, and live music, while the eforea Spa is a wonderful spot to partake in some well-deserved me time. The aloe vera wrap is especially soothing on overly sun-kissed skin.
Address: North Coast Road, Glacis, Mahé Island, Seychelles
6. Constance Lemuria, Praslin
Accommodation: Constance Lemuria
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, making it a top resort for families. 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
7. JA Enchanted Island Resort, Round Island
Accommodation: JA Enchanted Island Resort
It's hard to find fault with the intimately luxurious JA Enchanted Island Resort. A small nirvana set within a National Marine Park, this secluded private-island resort is home to only 10 villas, which means you'll often feel as if you have the place to yourself.
Each lavish one- or two-bedroom pool villa is resplendent in its natural architecture, with the area's local wood and unbeatable ocean views taking center stage. Guests enjoy their own pools, as well as direct beach access and balconies or decks. Private, open-air bathrooms make it easy to soak up the environment as you bathe.
A dedicated personal butler is primed to see to your every need, which means you can become as involved or uninvolved with other guests as you see fit. Speaking of fit, head to the fitness center for a workout or indulge yourself at the spa. If you're feeling more active, the water sports center will arrange for stand up paddleboards, kayaks, and other fun sports equipment.
Order food to your room or mow down at the Bounty Restaurant, where chefs serve exceptional fare cooked in the Creole-Seychellois style. Snacks and beverages can be enjoyed at Castaway Bar by the resort's main infinity pool.
Address: 18 Round Island Marine Park, Round Island, Seychelles
8. North Island, a Luxury Collection Resort, North Island
Accommodation: North Island, a Luxury Collection Resort
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 of this elysian resort are treated to a secluded escape from the real world; it's an ideal resort for couples.
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 private.
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 Seychellois pastimes 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. As for food, choose from one of the resort's two restaurants: The Piazza and Sunset Beach.
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
9. Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Félicité
Accommodation: Six Senses Zil Pasyon
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.
Location: Felicite Island, Seychelles
10. Constance Ephelia, Mahé
Accommodation: Constance Ephelia
A much larger resort than most found 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 place 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 (five to be exact); restaurants (again, five); and boutique shops selling locally made crafts, art, and clothing. You'll also find a gym and wellness center.
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, Mahé Island Seychelles
11. Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa, Silhouette Island
Accommodation: Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa
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 resort 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 the island 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
12. Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare, Mahé
Accommodation: Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare
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, paddle boarding, 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
13. Story Seychelles, Mahé
Accommodation: Story Seychelles
Vacationers flock to the Story Seychelles 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.
Sometimes referred to as the H Resort Beau Vallon Beach Mahé Island (confusing, we know), the Story resort has other attributes. It boasts an impressive infinity pool, fitness center, diving activities, spa and wellness center, sauna, a tennis court, and kids' club.
Located a mere 10 minutes from Victoria (the capital), guests at the Story Seychelles will have plenty of dining and shopping options off campus. Visit the area's top tourist attractions, like 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, Mahé Island, Seychelles
14. Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie Resort & Spa, La Digue
Accommodation: Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie Resort & Spa
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. That said, Restaurant Santosha offers a more casual buffet experience, with themed dinners that are often cooked in front of guests.
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
Map of Resorts in the Seychelles
Seychelles - Climate Chart
|Average minimum and maximum temperatures for Seychelles International Airport, Seychelles in °C|
|30 24||30 25||31 25||31 25||31 25||29 25||28 24||28 24||29 24||30 24||30 24||30 24|
|Average monthly precipitation totals for Seychelles International Airport, Seychelles in mm.|
|Average minimum and maximum temperatures for Seychelles International Airport, Seychelles in °F|
|85 75||86 76||87 76||88 77||86 77||84 76||82 75||83 75||84 75||85 75||86 75||86 75|
|Average monthly precipitation totals for Seychelles International Airport, Seychelles in inches.|
More Related Articles on PlanetWare.com
More on the Seychelles: If you are still in the process of planning your trip and want to learn more about the destination, see our article on the top tourist attractions in the Seychelles. Beach lovers will also want to see our list of the best beaches in the Seychelles.