The Best Hotels to Book in the Seychelles for Every Traveller

Six Senses Zil Pasyon is located on an unspoilt, ecologically protected island
Six Senses Zil Pasyon is located on an unspoilt, ecologically protected island | Courtesy of Six Senses Zil Pasyon / Expedia
Glynis Horning

More than 100 islands make up the glittering archipelago of the Seychelles, rising from the Indian Ocean. Some have pale blocks of granite, others have forest-covered mountains, but all have palm-fringed beaches of powdery sand ringed by translucent turquoise shallows. The accommodation on them differs too, offering something for every traveller – so try these top Seychelles hotels, bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites


Outdoor dining area with several wooden tables and chairs by the ocean at Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites
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One for sensualists, this Seychelles hotel sprawls between small private beaches on Anse Bois de Rose Bay, where the blonde sands are fringed with palms producing the suggestively curvaceous coco de mer nut. Turn up the heat by booking an adults-only Black Parrot suite beside a separate pool set in a rocky outcrop with a 270-degree view over the sapphire sea.

2. Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa

Resort, Chain Hotel, Luxury

Two loungers and a table on decking by an outdoor pool next to the ocean at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa

For private island luxury, it doesn’t get much finer than this Hilton outpost. What could be better than chilling on a plush dove-grey veranda sofa, sipping cocktails above the translucent waters of Silhouette Island, where the Hilton is the only resort? You’re in your own private paradise of perpetual sunshine, warm water and pampering, with restaurants serving designer barbecue fare on the sands and a spa doling out lavish treatments.

3. Kempinski Seychelles Resort

Resort, Chain Hotel, Luxury

Living area at Kempinski Seychelles Resort, with dining table and four chairs, two sofas, and a lounger in the garden
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Barely 20 minutes from Seychelles International Airport, this hotel is one of the easiest to reach – and hardest to leave. Many guests are regulars, for it takes the promise of a return to drag yourself from these stylish rooms that echo nature in stone walls and wood. Embrace the views of forest, a pale lagoon and the inky ocean, with options to escape in them – hiking, snorkelling, surfing and diving.

4. Bird Island

Lodge, Hotel

Tall palm trees stand on lawn just outside Bird Island
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One for nature lovers, of course. This bird-shaped coral island is at the far north of the archipelago, just three degrees south of the equator and a 30-minute flip from Mahe. Warmed by year-round sun, ringed by white beaches and centred on nature conservation, it’s a haven for the rare Seychelles paradise flycatcher, Seychelles warblers, black parrots, blue pigeons and white eyes. Wake to their calls in a king-size canopy-swathed bed.

5. Four Seasons at Desroches Island

Luxury, Chain Hotel, Resort

Small outdoor pool next to shaded day bed at Four Seasons at Desroches Island; ocean is steps away
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Here you have 14km (9mi) of beach to yourself on a coral island where Four Seasons is the only habitation. Stay in low-key grey and white cabins; some of which come with private plunge pools and terraces. After a day of snorkelling or diving in labyrinthine underwater cave systems, rock in a hammock while admiring a burnt-orange sunset.

6. Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie Resort


Exterior of hut-style lodge with balcony at Le Domaine de LOrangeraie Resort, elevated over rich greenery
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If you’re looking for peace, discover zen and the art of island living at this private retreat on La Digue, with natural stone walls, subtle decor (the stick armchairs are amazing), and mindfully prepared meals blending healthy Mediterranean fare with Creole and Asian flavours. Stroll the virgin island coastline of secret beaches and coves, or cruise it on a sleek white catamaran, on which you can meditate, do yoga or get moving after dark on a dancefloor – as the spirit takes you.

7. Anantara Maia

Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel

Exterior of villa at Anantara Maia, with small outdoor pool and two shaded loungers on lawn
Courtesy of Anantara Maia / Expedia

For design junkies, these quirky Bensley-designed villas combine the rustic, shaggy thatch of island living with striking design elements such as beaten copper fittings, pink loungers, and luxurious fabrics. They reflect the colours and textures of the soft sands, silky sea and emerald green forest growing all around.

8. JA Enchanted Island Resort

Luxury, Resort, Spa Hotel

View from four shaded loungers on decking towards ocean at JA Enchanted Island Resort
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Calling castaway fantasists: you can book this enchanted resort just for you and your loved ones, taking over 10 secluded villas dotted about an idyllic private island off the coast of Mahe. Each villa has a private pool and pathway to the beach; arrange picnic lunches or seafood suppers on the sand.

9. Six Senses Zil Pasyon


Outdoor infinity pool with handrail overlooking ocean at Six Senses Zil Pasyon; five cushioned loungers are beside it
Courtesy of Six Senses Zil Pasyon / Expedia

Your senses will go into overdrive on this unspoilt, ecologically protected island, where the sound of seabirds, smell of salt air and flowers, feel of soft sand and warm water, taste of fresh produce from the organic garden, and a myriad sights stir you each day. Savour them from the pool deck of your private villa in the forest, a celebration of stealth architecture blending high design with nature.

10. The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach

Resort, Luxury

At this Seychelles hotel, a teeming coral reef creates protected turquoise shallows stretching 50m (164ft) from the china-white beach. Go snorkelling with a guide to bone-up on the several species of sea turtle and more than a thousand species of fish. Alternatively, glide out in a kayak and explore solo, before returning to the contemporary comforts and conviviality of a five-star resort.

For more options, discover our guide to the best spa hotels in the Seychelles and book now on Culture Trip.

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