A Guide to Seychelles Resorts

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A Guide to Seychelles Resorts
Curator’s statement

So you’re looking for an island (or loads of islands, 115 to be exact), abundant in wildlife and nature and you want somewhere remote with magical beaches? Well, Seychelles just may be for you. This stunning archipelago is sure to catch your eye, and it’s the perfect destination to pair with a trip to parts of Africa or just visit on its own. Better yet, it is home to some of the most luxurious resorts. Ready to find which Seychelles resorts may be for you? Read on and soon it will be abundantly clear why Ian Fleming visited Seychelles for inspiration and left with a new book.

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North Island, a Luxury Collection Resort, Seychelles

An exclusive tropical paradise offering unparalleled luxury and breathtaking natural beauty.

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Hotel Raffles Seychelles

Sleek hotel comprised of luxury villas located along the white sand beaches of the Indian Ocean.

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Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Six Senses Zil Pasyon is a luxurious eco-resort located on a private island in the Seychelles, offering unparalleled natural beauty and sustainable luxury.

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  • Breakfast daily.

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North Island

Seychelles is already a great location for seclusion and relaxation, but North Island is a Seychelles resort that takes those traits to the next level. This property is on its own private island and has only 11 villas (yes, you read that right, 11!) Each villa has an ocean view and a plunge pool.

While you’re relaxing on one of North Island’s four beaches, you may choose to engage in snorkeling or kayaking or a stunning sunset cruise. North Island also offers activities for the kiddos so you can visit the spa and know your children are well taken care of.

What makes North Island a particularly special property is its dedication to conservation. You can even visit their Environment Center to learn more about the fauna and species that call North Island home, as well the efforts going in to keeping this destination truly exceptional.

North Island is for: seclusion, exclusivity, couples, families, ultra-luxury

Raffles Seychelles

You may have heard of the Raffles brand, but did you know that Raffles Seychelles is the original Raffles property? Located on Praslin, this Seychelles resort offers all the modern luxuries you could want and access to Anse Lazio, which is considered to be one of the best beaches in the archipelago.

Seychelles was first inhabited in the 18th century, and even before people discovered its beauty, giant Aldabra tortoises called this stunning island home. At Raffles Seychelles, you get to meet some of these remarkable creatures at their Tortoise Sanctuary.

With thirteen treatment rooms, the spa at Raffles is an oasis to escape to while on your peaceful vacation. After a massage and visiting the tortoises, you may even choose to take a cooking class, featuring delicious Creole flavors. Don’t worry if a cooking class isn’t for you! Raffles Seychelles has numerous restaurant options that offer gourmet experiences for every palate.

Raffles is for: spa lovers, high-end paired with conservation, gourmands

Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Properties like this help you realize why the Six Senses brand chose their name. Located on the private island of Félicité, Six Senses Zil Pasyon seamlessly blends luxury with sustainability. Each of their villas offer seclusion, private pools, and are built to work with the natural surroundings instead of against them. Their spa is another prime example of this, with a picture-worthy bridge leading between two enormous boulders, treatment rooms that feel like a private oasis, and a spa pool flawlessly placed among the rocks.

Zil Pasyon offers many activities, and to help you sort through everything, Six Senses provides a Guest Experience Maker (GEM). GEMs act like butlers or private concierges to assist you in whatever your heart desires. If you want a boat ride to the nearby La Digue? Your GEM has got you. Want to book a massage? Talk to your GEM. Go on a hike to Top Hill? Reach out to your GEM. Get a babysitter? I think you get the theme here.

With additional unique features like movie nights and access to a secret beach, Zil Pasyon is a can’t-miss Seychelles resort for people wanting a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Zil Pasyon is for: unique experiences, sustainable tourism, Instagrammable moments, couples, families, spa lovers

Mango House Seychelles, LXR Hotels & Resorts

While all the earlier properties require a boat or helicopter transfer, Mango House is located on Seychelles biggest island of Mahé, and is just a short drive away from the international airport, making it easily accessible. This Hilton property has a unique backstory of being the former home to famed fashion photographer, Gian Paolo Barbieri. Mango House has made a concerted effort to support the community, and items such as their ceramics and spa products hail from archipelago locals.

This Seychelles resort offers both rooms and suites, as well as three different pools and immediate access to a beach. Their team is happy to arrange boat rentals for you, and the property offers access to numerous watersports. Just opened in 2021, Mango House still feels new while maintaining a sense of place.

Mango House is for: couples, a sense of place, a boutique/homey feel, easy access

Need to Know

Now that you’ve seen just some of Seychelles' resorts and what the islands have to offer, maybe you know which one you’re ready to book, or maybe you’re more confused (hey, I can’t blame you. I’d want them all, too!) The good news is I can help you. As a Fora advisor, I have the knowledge to support you in picking a remarkable place to call home while in Seychelles. So reach out today and we’ll create an extraordinary trip to one of the world’s most magical places (and no, I’m not talking about Disney).

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Seychelles. In need of further inspiration? Check out Anny Chen’s trip report, Best Marrakech Hotels for Every Type of Traveler.

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