An archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is home to some of the most spectacular beaches on the African continent. Mahé, the largest of the Seychelles islands, is the setting for the Morne Seychelles National Park, Victoria Botanical Gardens, and Takamaka Rum Distillery as well as the international airport. In terms of where to stay in the Seychelles, you can find a base on Mahé or cast the net further out to a private island. These 5-star resorts in the Seychelles are perfect for couples and families alike.
Denis Private Island
The utmost in barefoot luxury, Denis Private Island champions sustainability, pristine nature, and zero distractions. While cottages do come with a Nespresso coffee maker, air conditioning, and luxury bathroom, these are television-free domains – don’t even think about asking for the Wi-Fi code. Upgrade your stay and check into a Beachfront Spa Cottage complete with a massage pavilion and a private patch of beach. On the other hand, Beach Villas open out onto a patio with a private plunge pool.
Denis Private Island provides snorkeling equipment, kayaks, and fun dives. Just 60 miles from the “Drop Off”, fishing excursions are also available to guests staying on the islet. Farm-to-table concept dining brings a rich culinary experience to your stay while starlight dinners are available for those on a romantic getaway.
Ensconced between two of Mahé’s most beautiful white sand beaches, the signature national park, and the Baie Ternay Marine Park, Constance Ephelia is the dream destination for a Seychelles vacation. Rooms, suites, and villas overlook the lush gardens. Designed with families in mind, the villas come with a private swimming pool, pergola, and stocked wine cooler.
Five restaurants offer a mix of casual and fine dining with recipes inspired by Mahé, Southeast Asian, and Mediterranean cuisine. Local activities include zip lining, paddle boarding, and scuba diving. The property spa is the largest on the island, complete with a thermal pool, Jacuzzi, and yoga pavilion. Constance Ephelia Mahé Seychelles is a family-friendly resort with a kids club for those aged 4-11.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon
Located off the coast of La Digue, Six Senses Zil Pasyon is the exclusive resort on Félicité island. All residences feature a personal wine cellar plus a private infinity pool with a sunken lounger overlooking the vegetation or the ocean. The largest villas accommodate up to 10 guests and are appointed with a private art collection and a generous panoramic deck.
Gastronomy at the luxury resort draws from African, Chinese, French, English, and Indian influences. Cooking classes are held weekly in the chef’s kitchen while fine dining suppers and tastings are available in the wine vault. Work up an appetite on an outing to Coco Island, hiking to the highest point in Ramos National Park, or observing turtles hatching on the beach. The hotel also runs twilight movie nights and Creole language classes.
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