The Best Luxury Hotels to Book in the Seychelles

Enjoy your oceanfront view from a private infinity pool
Enjoy your oceanfront view from a private infinity pool | Courtesy of Anantara Maia /
Glynis Horning

The 100 islands of the Seychelles rise from the Indian Ocean tangled with tropical forest, ringed in powdery sands and translucent shallows. They’re home to the exotic Seychelles paradise flycatcher bird, the lumbering Aldabra giant tortoise – and some of the most luxurious resorts in the world, blending romance, adventure and tranquillity with year-round sun: the ultimate luxury.

1. Six Senses Zil Pasyon


Outdoor pool area at Six Senses Zil Pasyon in the Seychelles. The infinity pool overlooks both dense vegetation and the turquoise waters of the sea.
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Each of the 28 villas on the well-named island of Félicité has a private infinity pool in which you can contemplate the pristine beauty of the beach below. And you have the satisfaction of knowing the footprints you leave there are light – fresh, organic produce is grown on the resort and used in the five-star meals, while indigenous species are planted to restore island vegetation, and coral fragments are cultivated in a nursery and transplanted back to the reef.

2. Constance Lémuria

Luxury, Hotel, Resort

Open-plan lounge area at Constance Lémuria in the Seychelles. Plush armchairs sit opposite a TV unit with a pool bar in the background.
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The wood, stone, granite and thatch of Praslin Island have been magicked into this five-star resort around the only 18-hole golf course in the Seychelles. It’s the ultimate place to play – if you’re not too distracted by the dazzling sea views or the myriad other activities on offer, from exploring world-famous dive sites to indulging in customised spa treatments.

3. Anantara Maia

Resort, Spa Hotel, Hotel

Opulent room at Anantara Maia opens out onto the Indian Ocean with a full-length balcony and giant doors. The room is decorated in a tasteful tropical style.
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Beneath their messy thatch fringes, these Bill Bensley-designed villas in the forests of Mahe are all sleek sophistication, the glass walls opening to private decks with infinity pools and loungers. Dine right there, or on the porcelain sands below, wherever or whenever you choose, on meals personalised by the chef.

4. JA Enchanted Island Resort

Luxury, Resort, Spa Hotel

Exterior of JA Enchanted Island Resort from above. Infinity pool area and hotel complex visible amid dense vegetation on an island surrounded by white sand and green waters.
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Secluded in the lush forest of the Saint Anne Marine Park on a tiny – and definitely enchanted – island off Mahe, each of the 10 traditional island villas has a pool and pathway to the beach. Between swimming and snorkelling in crystal-clear waters, and being massaged to nirvana in the hilltop spa, you’ll feast on contemporary Creole dishes celebrating fresh seafood, tropical fruits and spices.

5. Raffles Seychelles

Luxury, Chain Hotel

A room at Raffles Seychelles with a giant wall-mounted TV and a sliding door that opens up to a private deck area, infinity pool and view of the Indian Ocean.
Courtesy of Raffles Seychelles /

The crescent moon of pale sand and warm turquoise water of Anse Takamaka have put it among the top beaches in the world. And what more luxurious way to experience it than from a plush private villa with the 24-hour Raffles Butler service? You’ll get anything from a classic cocktail to a helicopter flip to another island or marine park at your fingertips.

6. Constance Ephelia


Room at Constance Ephelia in the Seychelles. Private living room area sits underneath exposed wooden beams, with doors in the back opening up to a private garden and pool
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This luxury resort lays across two of the best beaches in Mahe and looks over Port Launay Marine Park – famous for its sightings of whale sharks, gentle giants of the sea. Choose between garden-view rooms or beach or hillside villas set in gardens around shimmering lagoons and swimming pools. But there’s little better than chilling on a pristine beach.

7. Savoy Resort & Spa

Luxury, Resort, Spa Hotel

Outdoor terrace area at Savoy Resort & Spa in the Seychelles, complete with a covered seating area, white columns and a decking area on the left.
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The five-star swimming pool at the Savoy is the biggest in the Seychelles. Then again, everything about this resort is big, from the classically elegant rooms and suites with vast comfort-engineered beds, to the restaurants spilling out to poolside terraces, the soaring peaks of the Morne Seychellois National Park in the vista beyond, and the endless blue of the sea.

8. Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa

Resort, Chain Hotel, Luxury

Outdoor pool area at Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa. The pool sits beneath a small veranda, itself no far from another villa on the side of a plant-covered hill.
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The only thing more luxurious than having an island to yourself is having it run by the Hilton group. This means you can hike the rainforests, snorkel, dive and go on a sunset cruise around Silhouette Island, then return to a beautifully appointed villa to freshen up, before exploring eight restaurants serving everything from barbecues on the beach to an intimate gourmet meal in the island’s original plantation house.

9. Kempinski Seychelles Resort

Resort, Chain Hotel, Luxury

Kempinski Seychelles Resort from above. Various resort buildings nestled amongst tropical vegetation look out onto the deep blue Indian Ocean.
Courtesy of Kempinski Seychelles Resort /

These quietly stylish villas hugging a hillside above a beach on Mahe bring the outdoors in, with natural stone feature walls and wood furnishings. Just the place to retreat to after a day diving, hiking Morne Seychellois National Park, or exploring the capital, Victoria, and the museums, art galleries and small independent art studios of the island.

10. Four Seasons Resort at Desroches Island

Luxury, Chain Hotel, Resort

Relaxed hotel room in the Four Seasons Resort at Desroches Island. Sliding door opens out onto a private deck area and small pool.
Courtesy of Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island / Expedia

This is your secret-island fantasy come true – a private coral island, where you can have a porcelain, palm-fringed beach to yourself, and dive in impossibly blue water to a maze of caves in a dramatic sheer drop-off. Afterwards you can dine in your rustic but luxurious villa or on the sands, splurging on a private in-villa chef and butler.

11. The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach

Resort, Luxury

Outdoor pool area at The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach. A small pool with a raised beach bed looks out onto dense foliage and an Indian Ocean-tipped horizon
Courtesy of STORY Seychelles /

No real need to book one of the beach pool villas here, lovely as they are – the ocean is your private pool, thanks to a natural reef just 50m (165ft) from the dazzlingly white beach in this stretch of Mahe coast. Join a guided snorkelling tour, or simply swim out yourself, or take a kayak in this romantic water paradise. At night, under the white cotton canopy of your king-size bed, you’ll dream of surf and sea.

For more options, discover our guide to the best spa hotels in the Seychelles and book now on Culture Trip. For more options, discover our guide on where to stay in the Seychelles for a local experience.

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