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6 luxury resorts in the Seychelles you need to know

Home to almost 115 islands, coral reefs, wildlife and rainforest, the Seychelles should be your next dreamy island escape.

North Island, Private Island Resort

North Island is a gorgeous private island nestled among the inner granitic islands 30 kilometres from Mahé. Since opening more than a decade ago, North Island as been consistently named among the world’s best resorts. It embodies perfection and discretion without ever feeling stuffy. The private island has 11 beachfront villas moulded around knotted trees and crafted from local materials. All feature vast terraces framed by hand-cut casuarina trunks, plunge pools, thatched cabanas and palatial indoor/outdoor ensuites graced with melodious capiz shell chandeliers.

North Island’s team redefines personalised service. There are no schedules, no menus; only private experiences tailored to dreams. Guests can picnic on Honeymoon Beach; stargaze in cocoons; set sail at sunset; snorkel secret reefs; and devour oceanto- table feasts. But the real story of North Island delves deeper than pleasure and barefoot luxury.

Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Seychelles

Showcasing innovative architecture that embraces the terrain of Félicité Island, Six Senses Zil Pasyon’s 33 villas are nestled among gargantuan granite boulders that line the coast of the Seychelles. Designed by the Six Senses architecture and design team together with London’s Studio RHE, the contemporary villas are laden with timber, jute, marble and white-washed furnishings. The tropical escape has a central pool area, Six Senses Spa, fitness centre and five restaurants.

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island

The Seychelles has long been a glamorous getaway for guests seeking the ultimate barefoot luxury holiday. Touching down on Platte Island and stepping off the plane onto a 14-kilometre-wide lagoon at Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island is how memories are made. The resort lies just over 130 kilometres south of Mahé, in a pristine atoll fringed by palm forests and migratory seabirds and turtles protected by its own lagoon and coral reef. The resort is home to a collection of 50 seafront villas, featuring up to five-bedroom villas, all equipped with their own private pool and personal concierge. Much of Platte Island’s surrounding scenery remains untouched and is home to native Hawksbill turtles, eagle rays, manta rays and whale sharks.

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Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island features six restaurants and bars offering a collection of culinary experiences that celebrate the bounty of fruit and vegetables grown on Platte Island. ‘Maison des Epices’ is a celebration of Creole Latino cuisine and its signature restaurant, ‘Moulin’, will take guests on a soil-to-soul dining experience, showcasing the embodiment of Executive Chef, Jane Therese Mulry’s passion for conscious eating.

‘La Perle’ is an elevated Mediterranean restaurant, serving a range of nutritious breakfast dishes, whilst ‘Peacock Terrace’ is an intimate sanctuary, with an extensive selection of artisanal pastries and Seychelles-roasted coffee. The refined evening bar ‘Lalin’ provides the ideal setting for soaking up breathtaking views of the island’s sunsets and ‘Torti’ is a vibrant pool and beach bar, comprising rich flavours with an immersive music-filled atmosphere.

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The Waldorf Spa is a serene destination for holistic wellbeing, featuring six treatment rooms, a beauty salon, hammam, spa suite and serene outdoor spaces that blend harmoniously to offer guests an unparalleled spa experience.

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Canopy by Hilton

Canopy by Hilton Seychelles is an oasis for both families and adventurers alike. A launchpad for island exploration, the luxury resort will bring a new sense of vibrancy to the oceanfront community with direct beach access and within proximity to Jardin Du Roi. The resort offers three restaurant and bar concepts serving French-Creole cuisine. ‘Avocet’ allows guests to embark on a culinary journey and explore local flavours whilst Balinese-inspired ‘Palem’ serves up a fusion of flavours from Indonesian, Thai and Chinese cuisine. ‘Sega Bar’ offers a unique vibrant poolside oasis with fire shows and a swim-up pool bar alongside Tiki-inspired drinks. Canopy by Hilton’s Afloya Spa provides a sanctuary of rejuvenation for guests, whilst Bounty Seekers is a club for young explorers to fulfil all their adventurous needs.

Featuring 120 guest rooms overlooking the crystalline waters of Anse La Mouche, accommodation options include king rooms with a garden view and king two-bedroom suites with ocean views.

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Mango House by Seychelles

Mango House Seychelles is a contemporary reimagining of the former residence of one of the most celebrated photographers in the world, Gian Paolo Barbieri. Nestled on the Southwestern coast of Mahé island, right on the beachfront, the resort offers direct access to Anse Aux Poules Bleues – the Aquarium of Wonders. Mango House is an exclusive Seychellois island oasis offering an authentic yet luxurious experience. Comprising of 41 sea-facing villas which range in size from a twin-bed premium room with an ocean view to the two-story three-bedroom bay house with a private plunge pool.

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Mango House features five distinct restaurants and bars including; ‘Kokoye’ the main bar offering spectacular cocktails and views of the bay, ‘Muse’ the chic and elegant brasserie-style venue offering sharing plates and ‘Azido’ oceanfront dining serving fresh seafood caught locally. For a more casual dining experience, ‘Moutya’ beach restaurant offers grilled meats and seafood prepared over sustainable charcoal and ‘Soley’, serves up tropical cocktails and poolside snacks from sunrise to sunset.

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Anpe Spa offers personalised treatments from skilled therapists alongside glittering ocean views to ensure a relaxed mind and body. Guests can also spend their downtime enjoying the three pools, fully-equipped fitness centre or classes.

Fregate Island

Fregate Island is known for its unrivalled beauty and 2,000 resident Aldabra Tortoises. This Oetker Collection masterpiece property offers elegance and the sort of refined silver service more commonly found in urbane hotels. The resort has 16 Private Pool Residences tucked into the rocky coastline. Step it up a level and book the three-villa Banyan Hill Estate if you want open-style living on an opulent scale. The resort is currently under refurbishment and will reopen in 2025.

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