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Fringed by white sand beaches and turquoise waters and lush foliage, the Seychelles is a 115-island archipelago is one of the world’s most romantic destinations. Located in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, its coralline islets provide a postcard-perfect atmosphere for luxury resorts, where top-notch restaurants, opulent spas and remote locations set the bar for luxury. Soak up the dreamlike setting at one of these top resorts in the Seychelles.
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles boasts elegant interiors and sweeping views of the island’s natural beauty. You can choose from a variety of tree-top villas that provide a private plunge pool, whirlpool and outdoor shower. You’ll have plenty at this resort to keep your itinerary full, from yoga and surfing classes to a golf driving range and hiking and sailing excursions. Unwind after a day of sightseeing at the resort’s plush spa with a couples massage or body treatment.
A four-pearl resort with lush grounds, Constance Ephelia is located on Mahe Island in the Seychelles. You’ll be lured in by its beautiful stretch of beaches surrounding the property, while its extensive collection of restaurant, bars and swimming pools will keep the entire family happy. Choose from a variety of rooms, suites and villas that include furnished terraces and private pools nestled in the lush foliage of a tropical garden. Its spa area is beautiful and is one of the largest in the Seychelles, where 18 treatment rooms feature a sauna, steam room and thermal pool.
A perfect spot for honeymooners, Raffles Seychelles boasts a remote ambiance set on a hillside overlooking Anse Takamaka bay.The resort’s collection of modern villas feature private plunge pools and outdoor pavilions with a place for you to unwind and indulge in local cuisine. You’ll have one of the world’s top-rated beaches right at your fingertips, but if you can peel yourself away, the resort also features three restaurants, a spa and a massive infinity pool.
Location on Silhouette Island within a Marine National Park, Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa boasts 111 private villas with modern decor, where you can step out the French doors to your furnished terrace to soak up the stunning island views. The resort’s seven on-site restaurants serve up traditional island cuisine, where you can choose from private dining in your villa or on the beach. You’ll have plenty of adventure to choose from, as you can hiking in the rainforest, indulge in water sports or unwind with a day of fishing.
MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa and its 30 private villas are nestled on 30 acres of forest-garden, which is fringed by stretches of white sand beaches. Embrace the luxurious lifestyle of all-inclusive drinks and dining, where you can spend your day lounging at the infinity pool and sundeck that overlook the beach or enjoy a secluded ambiance in your private infinity pool. The island experiences the hotel provides are over-the-top, with adventures that include yachts, helicopters, island hopping and wine tasting.
Surrounded by native Takamaka trees, Banyan Tree Seychelles is a luxury resort located in Intendance Bay. Its villas line a Male hillside and highlight the cultural flavors with its Creole architecture and plantation style decor. Each villa comes with a private pool, hot tub and outdoor shower, while the hotel also features an infinity pool with a poolside bar and sunbeds. You can also visit the organic farm garden and engage in an interactive cooking experience that will introduce you to Seychellois gastronomy.
Featuring an 18-hole championship golf course and spacious suites and villas, Constance Lemuria has created a cocoon of luxury amidst its vibrant nature. You’ll be lured in by its gorgeous beachfront setting on Praslin Island, where a multi-tiered pool served as the centerpiece of the resort. You have access to multiples white sand beaches, while the resort’s various dining options give you plenty of chances to taste traditional island cuisine. Play a round of golf or partake in a day of water sports, then book a massage at the luxurious on-site spa.
Located at the south end of Mahe in Baie Lazare, the Kempinski Seychelles Resort offers a luxurious retreat in the Seychelles. The family-friendly property sits on an alluring white sand beach and boasts an array of attractive features that include an Olympic-size infinity pool an on-site casino and a spa with luxurious body treatments. Kids are taken care of with the resort’s kids club, playground and kid-friendly pool, while its open-air dining options with Indian Ocean views will captivate visitors of all ages.
Boasting 55 villas nestled in an idyllic setting, Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie highlights the tropical landscapes of La Digue Island. You’ll find a romantic ambiance in the all-villa beach resort, where lounging on its stunning white sand beach is a top priority. The spacious villas here offer balconies and outdoor showers, while the resort also includes a full-service spa, lagoon-style pool and poolside bar. For delicious Creole cuisine, visit Le Restaurant Combava to indulge in ocean views from its roof terrace.
Located on a small, secluded island with white sand beaches, Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa is the perfect place to indulge in water sports like kayaking, swimming and snorkeling. Every villa faces the ocean and offers panoramic views of the water, while each of the 15 villas also includes an infinity pool. Enjoy the resorts oceanfront spa, infinity pool, steam room and yoga pavilion and indulge in Creole feasts and exotic cocktails at the Oceanview Bar and Restaurant.
Located on a private island where massive granite rocks and coral-fringed beaches create a landscape of paradise, Six Senses Zil Pasyon is home to 30 pool villas. Nestled between lush foliage and turquoise waters, the villas include private pools, sundeck and views of the tropical vegetation. Spend your time exploring the natural splendor of the island with a diving, snorkeling, paddle boarding or island hopping excursion, then return to the resort and enjoy seafood dishes at the Ocean Kitchen or home-infused rum at the Lakanbiz bar.