Are you looking for your next utopia of white powder sands and pure blue ocean? The Republic of Seychelles is waiting for you with luxurious locations that will put you back in harmony with nature and everything you love about it.
The past year has been a challenging one in many different ways; one aspect of our lives that has been deeply affected is travelling. Before the pandemic, the tourism industry was on the rise; however, closed borders and many governments’ requests to stay home have affected the industry that profits from people leaving their houses, their countries, and their everyday lives for true relaxation and escapism.
The good thing is that we’ve learned how to deal with adversities, and safety measures and rules have been created so that we can board a plane again and travel to our dream destinations. And if you live in the Middle East (or actually anywhere in the world), Seychelles has to be on your list of must-visit places. Located in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands and home to numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves. The consistently warm tropical weather makes Seychelles an ideal year-round destination.
And whether you are looking for a relaxing time or adventure, that’s the place to be. You will find the best of mountain and ocean all in one place, not to mention that the true meaning of a luxurious stay has not been experienced until you go to the Seychelles. We’ve selected a few extraordinary hotels and resorts that are well worth a visit. It might be in the next few months, or you could start planning your trip right now, and you will be ready for when it is time to change the view from the window.
Situated less than 40 minutes’ drive from Mahé International Airport, the hotel offers a wide range of accommodation options and fun activities. You can wake up to direct ocean views or relax with a mountain scenario, watching a breathtaking sunset. Constance Ephelia is located on two beaches on Mahé allowing guests to overlook the marine national park of Port Launay. Attractive feature: It has the longest zip-line in the Seychelles and the largest spa in the Indian Ocean islands.
Located on Praslin island, the resort is surrounded by lush green nature. It’s a short distance from Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve, UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the endemic coco de mer palm trees can be admired. Anse Georgette, a beach with turquoise water, enclosed by hills covered with colourful vegetation, is walking distance from the hotel and is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Attractive feature: Constance Lemuria houses the only 18-hole championship golf course in Seychelles.
SIX SENSES ZIL PASYON
Located on the private island of Félicité, Six Senses Zil Pasyon is the only resort on the entire island and only occupies a third of it. The island features massive granite boulders and pictureperfect beaches. Measuring 264 hectares, the resort embraces and celebrates nature while offering the best in comfort. A scenic 20-minute helicopter flight from Mahé or a 20-minute speedboat trip from Praslin Island takes you to this piece of paradise. Attractive feature: The private four-bedroom residence has a master bedroom with its own personal glass-bottom pool that allows natural light to filter into the living space below.
A resort located on the northwest of the Seychelles main island Mahé, North Island, features 11 private guest villas, offering customers an unparalleled sense of exclusivity. The villas have been created from local materials harvested during the island rehabilitation process, balancing luxury and simplicity. This private island experience is completely customised, and daily menus are created in collaboration with Michelinstarred Chef Akira Back. Attractive feature: The resort’s conservation and island rehabilitation programme called Noah’s Ark. While there, you can spend time with the environmental team and help conserve the island’s ecosystem.
MANGO HOUSE SEYCHELLES
LXR Hotels & Resorts, Hilton’s collection of independent luxury properties, will soon open Mango House Seychelles on Mahé island. The resort is situated on pristine beachfront in the southern part of Mahé, stretching along the edge of the Anse aux Poules Bleues clear waters. Originally built as a family dwelling by celebrated Italian photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri, Mango House Seychelles promises a sense of home in a private and remote location. Attractive feature: Mango House Seychelles will offer five world-class food and beverage venues that will take guests on a culinary journey of exotic flavours. Hilton is also bringing its iconic luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, and the lifestyle brand, Canopy by Hilton, to Seychelles in 2023.