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Luxury Seychelles

Mark and David's verdict:

Some places have that elusive 'wow' factor - others don't. The Seychelles has it in spades. Silky beaches, tropical forests, the super deluxe hotels. Swim with turtles in the morning, spend an afternoon unwinding in the spa then dress for cocktails at sunset. Perfect? You bet.

Recommended tour operator: Just Seychelles

Enchanted Island Beach ResortLuxury at Enchanted Island

Just Seychelles says

For a truly unique tropical island destination, look no further than Seychelles. The granitic inner islands, along with their outer ring of coral atolls, are home to some of the world’s most stunning beaches. Couple this with spectacular fauna and flora, national parks, superb diving and deep-sea fishing, and you can understand why Seychelles is a special place.

  • Natural wonders
  • Superb beaches
  • Year-round destination

Situated in the tropical zone of the Indian Ocean, daytime temperatures are a dependable and balmy 25-32°C, regardless of the time of year.

Hotels have been built with a keen eye on conservation, ranging from boutique hotels to luxury resorts and private islands.

We’ve highlighted three hotels here to inspire you.

Coco de Mer is on the island of Praslin, with several beaches and a glorious backdrop of tropical forest. All the chalet-style rooms have a view of the Indian Ocean and we love the recent renovation and relaxed vibe here. Don’t miss a visit to the spa at sister property, Black Parrot Suites.

A ten-minute boat ride from the main island of Mahe takes you to another world – the private island resort of Beachcomber Sainte Anne Resort & Spa. An all-villa resort, some have a private pool but as the resort is set in a Marine Park, you’ll find it hard to tear yourselves away from the stunning white sand beaches and colourful snorkelling. There’s a choice of four restaurants too.

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa is a spectacular resort with every possible ingredient for the perfect Seychelles holiday. There’s a PADI Dive Centre, Jungle Fun kids’ club, top notch spa and six diverse restaurants to choose from. Some of the villas have a private plunge pool.

We have selected a range of resorts which work brilliantly for families with children of all ages. There’s also a range of stopover options in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha – the perfect way to break the journey and create a two-centre holiday experience.

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