The Seychelles is an archipelago nation in the Indian Ocean comprised of 115 islands known for their incredible natural beauty. The granitic islands, clustered around the main island of Mahé, offer stunning beaches with crystal clear waters, lush vegetation and dramatic granite boulder formations. Each of the islands is committed to maintaining its delicate ecosystem with more than half of the country designated as nature reserves home to unique flora and fauna, including rare birds, plant species and tortoises. With several flights per week between Mahé and Johannesburg as well as Mahé and Nairobi, the Seychelles is a wonderful addition to any African adventure. On a recent scouting trip, KKTWW had the opportunity to gain invaluable firsthand knowledge while experiencing all that these untouched islands have to offer.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon
Six Senses Zil Pasyon is located among beautiful granite rock formations on the private island of Félicité, the fifth largest island in the Seychelles. Each of the resort’s 30 private pool hideaways has been impeccably designed to embrace the picturesque landscape. We love the 19,000-square-foot spa (the largest in the country), which was thoughtfully built into the island’s rugged terrain to accentuate its stunning topography. The resort offers a relaxed vibe, exceptionally fresh cuisine and a unique commitment to sustainability that guests will consistently find at any Six Senses property. The famous Vallee de Mai, where the Seychelles’ iconic coco-de-mer palm tree grows on Praslin, and Anse Source d’Argent on La Digue, arguably the most beautiful beach in the world, are just a short boat ride away.
One of the most exclusive and private resorts in the world, North Island is an unspoiled tropical sanctuary far from the rush of the modern world. The 10 presidential villas, each 5,000 square feet in size, are crafted from local materials and offer direct access to a private tranche of the pristine East Beach with crystal clear Indian Ocean waters. For those couples seeking unparalleled privacy and seclusion, we recommend Villa North Island, an 8,000-square-foot villa perched on the granite boulders at the far end of East Beach. Dedicated Villa Hosts are available 24 hours a day in order to ensure that every desire is executed flawlessly.
Fregate Island is a private island known for its exclusivity and unique wildlife. The 16 villas boast private terraces and pools and are set on cliffs above the ocean overlooking one of the island’s 7 extraordinary beaches. Natural lush surroundings of Fregate Island are home to more than 3,000 free-roaming Aldabra giant tortoises, sea turtles and an array of rare and exotic birds, all meticulously cared for through the resort’s ambitious conservation program.
Four Seasons Seychelles
Located on the main island of Mahé, Four Seasons Seychelles is perched on a lush and dramatic hillside overlooking Petite Anse – a stunning white sand beach with calm waters and beautiful granite boulders at each end. The 67 luxury villas, which are set on a magnificent hillside, are beautifully appointed in light Creole style and feature expansive terraces with private pools. As a larger resort, the Four Seasons has 3 restaurants and 2 lounges, encouraging a more social environment.
Maia Luxury Resort & Spa
Also on the main island of Mahé, Maia Luxury Resort & Spa is the ideal option for guests seeking privacy and exclusivity without requiring additional transportation to a private island resort. Maia’s 30 beautiful spacious villas feature private pools and panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Each villa is assigned a private butler who is available 24 hours a day to cater to any and all needs. From organizing daily excursions to preparing private romantic meals, Maia’s butlers take great pride in delivering exceptional service.