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Luxury Seychelles Holidays

Sublime East African archipelago

Seychelles

The Seychelles takes you to a tropical paradise of pristine white sand beaches, turquoise waters, lush rainforest and colourful coral reefs. Enjoy picture postcard scenery perfect for families, couples and adventurers. Families will enjoy discovering the stunning wildlife in this exotic archipelago of islands, in particular the Aldabra giant tortoises, dolphins and sunbirds. For adventurers, escapades trekking through the verdant rainforest await, in addition to diving in an impressive underwater world adorned with rainbow reefs. Choose from soaking up the sunshine or visiting some of the 115 islands showcasing a stunning array of flora and fauna.

Mahe is the largest island, home to the capital Victoria, which effortlessly captures the history and culture of the Seychelles. Visit the 18th Century Sir Selwyn Selwyn-Clarke Market featuring fresh coconut and pineapple, and be sure not to miss the tropical greenhouses of the Seychelles National Botanical Gardens. Mahe is also a superb base for exploring the rest of the beautiful and unique islands.

Luxury holidays in the Seychelles

Luxury holidays in the Seychelles offer a wealth of upmarket amenities within the authentic and protected national parks of these beautiful islands. Neighbouring Praslin is home to a jungle national park surrounded by ribbons of golden beaches and rustic villages, while the petite Felicite Island is famous for its granite formations and dramatic coastline. And Silhouette Island is a must see for headland viewpoints, wildlife friendly rainforests and designer hotels.

Wherever you choose to stay, Sovereign have hand picked an excellent collection of accommodation in the Seychelles. The iconic Banyan Tree Seychelles in Mahe is an excellent choice, offering a deluxe sanctuary perched on a hilltop above one of the finest beaches in the world. If you are staying on the island of Praslin, the Coco de Mer offers intimate, modern boutique accommodation overlooking the glistening waters of the Indian Ocean. The Six Senses Zil Pasyon is a must for those staying on the private island of Felicite, where guests stay in luxury villas and residences with a private pool and butler service in a secluded paradise.

Destinations in Seychelles
Félicité Island

Félicité Island might feel far-flung, but it’s only just east of Mahé. It’s a newcomer on the Seychelles tourist map, thanks to an up-and-coming luxury beach hotel with eco-friendly credentials. 

Mahé

Mahé might be tucked away from the world geographically – it’s over 1,500 kilometres from the east coast of Africa – but this little island’s arts, culture and activities scene is alive and well.

Praslin

Most holidaymakers bound for the Seychelles head straight to Praslin – a north-easterly island with a dot-and-dash coastline of sandy beaches and first-growth rainforest.

Silhouette Island

Silhouette Island is one of the closest islands to Mahé. It lives up to its name, ducking off the radar with just one hotel, a mountain and a halo of bright white beaches.

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Flight Information

Direct flights from the UK to the Seychelles take approximately 10 hours. You can also choose to fly via the Middle East.

When to go

The Seychelles keeps a steady temperature all year round, with the mercury usually hovering between 24°C and 32°C. April marks the end of the rainy season, warming up in time for May – the sunniest month of the year. July is the coolest month, with temperatures dropping down to a comfortable 24°C. November is the beginning of summer in the Southern Hemisphere, so the temperatures rise and the number of rainy days slowly start to increase.

Visa Information

The Seychelles is completely visa-free. Officials will just hand you a visitor’s permit when you go through customs. Just make sure you have your passport, details of where you’re staying and proof of onward travel (i.e. details of your flights back home).

Tipping

A 5-10% service tax is added to bills in most hotels, restaurants and bars. Feel free to increase this if the service exceeds your expectations.

Introduction to languages

English and French are the two most commonly spoken tongues, but Seychelles Creole is the official language.

Health 

Make sure your childhood vaccines are up to date. The NHS also recommends getting immunisations for hepatitis A, tetanus and typhoid. You could also consider hepatitis B. Speak to your GP for more information.

Currency

The official currency of the Seychelles is the Seychelles rupee (SCR). Occasionally, hotels might accept US dollars.

Our pick of the top hotels in the Seychelles
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Banyan Tree Seychelles

Seychelles, Mahe
  • A luxurious, beachfront island retreat
  • Choose a villa with a private infinity pool
  • An array of restaurants and activities to choose from

Coco de Mer

Seychelles, Praslin
  • Five star hotel with a stunning beach location
  • Luxury accommodation with private terraces
  • Multiple activities available onsite

Constance Ephelia

Seychelles, Mahe
  • Set between two glorious white beaches  
  • Activities for both adults and children 
  • Choose from five main swimming pools

Constance Lemuria

Seychelles, Praslin
  • Stunning location overlooking the Indian Ocean 
  • Spacious rooms with beautiful sea views
  • Onsite 18 hole golf course

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa

Seychelles
  • Secluded paradise island getaway
  • Five star service and facilities
  • Learn to dive with experts onsite

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

Seychelles, Mahe
  • Secluded beachfront location
  • Luxurious Swiss villa style accommodation 
  • Five star dining every night
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