Seychelles Overview


Seychelles Overview

The Seychelles is a collection of over 100 islands situated south of the equator, approximately 1,000 miles off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. There are two types of islands in the Seychelles – Granite and Coral. The granite islands are the most scenic and huge granite boulders line pristine beaches. As lush tropical vegetation contrasts white beaches and crystal clear turquoise seas, the granite islands are amongst the most beautiful in the world.

Most locals live and work on the 3 main islands: Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue. The largest island, Mahé, is home to the capital - Victoria, the international airport, and most of the population. There are plenty of activities on Mahé including snorkeling, diving, hiking, shopping, and sunbathing on a deserted beach. Maia Luxury Resort, Banyan Tree Seychelles, Four Seasons Seychelles, Hilton Northolme, and Constance Ephelia are our favorite resorts on Mahé.

Praslin is the second largest island in the Seychelles and has gorgeous beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette. Praslin also has the UNESCO World Heritage site, Valle De Mai, which is an ancient Palm Tree forest home to the erotically shaped Coco de Mer coconut. Praslin is a short 15-minute flight from Mahé. The nicest resorts on Praslin Island are Raffles Praslin Seychelles and Constance Lemuria Resort.

One cannot talk about beaches in the Seychelles without mentioning the most famous of all, Anse Source de Argent, on La Digue Island. The beach is the most photographed in the Seychelles with huge granite boulders spread across the beach. La Digue is a short boat ride from Praslin and can be visited as a day trip or guests can stay on the island. Our favorite resort on La Digue Island is the boutique Le Domaine De L’Orangeraie.

A few luxury resorts have been developed on smaller private islands. These islands are ideal getaways to relax, dine, and dive at some of the most secluded, beautiful, and luxurious island resorts in the World. For the ultimate in seclusion and privacy, renting an entire island for your party can easily be arranged!

Island hopping is quite popular. Staying on a couple islands is very common and transportation between the islands is easy.

Seychelles Resort Summary


North Island – Private Island

North Island – Private Island

Frégate Island Private – Private Island

Frégate Island Private – Private Island


Six Senses Zil Pasyon – Private Island

Six Senses Zil Pasyon – Private Island

Maia Luxury Resort – Mahé

Maia Luxury Resort – Mahé


Four Seasons Seychelles – Mahé

Four Seasons Seychelles – Mahé

Constance Lemuria – Praslin Island

Constance Lemuria – Praslin Island

Cousine Island – Private Island

Cousine Island – Private Island


Denis Private Island – Private Island

Denis Private Island – Private Island

Constance Ephelia – Mahé

Constance Ephelia – Mahé

Le Domaine De La Reserve – Praslin Island

Le Domaine De La Reserve – Praslin Island


Rates (Reference purposes only, rates are approximate for entry level rooms)

  • Best of the Best – US $5,000 - $7,000 per night
  • 5 ½ Star – Approximately US $1,000 - $1,400 per night
  • 5 Star – Approximately US $600 - $1,000 per night
  • Private Islands, 4 Star, and Yacht Rentals – Rates available upon request
North Island – Private Island

North Island – Private Island

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lindsey Wallace

I want to help educate you about our destinations and have fun while doing so. As CEO and Ambassador of Fun at Linara Travel, I visit our resorts frequently to ensure we give great information.
lindsey@linaratravel.com

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