The island nation of Seychelles is situated northeast of Madagascar and about 1,000 miles east of Kenya in the Indian Ocean. Consisting of 115 islands, many uninhabited, Mahé, Praslin, La Digue, and Seychelles’ private islands are where the world’s elite vacation. Join them in an adults only hotel in one of these locations and plan the trip that works best for you: whether in close proximity to lovely hiking trails and opportunity for water sports, or within sleepy beach towns on arresting coastlines. To ensure you get the absolute most out of this once-in-a-lifetime holiday, adults only hotels offer particularly luxurious amenities, promise no distractions, and have snagged the best locations in the region.
Where to stay at an adults only hotel in Seychelles?
Mahé Island: Choices on Seychelles’ largest island
The largest of Seychelles’ islands, Mahé is home to the capital, Victoria, as well as around 90% of the country’s population. With much to explore and the perfect atmosphere to do so, Mahé is a good choice for those looking for a more options on their holiday, including shopping, eating at traditional Creole restaurants, and active excursions. In Morne Seychellois National Park, find an expansive circuit of hiking trails that crisscross through the lush terrain. An adults only hotel on the island provides you the peace and quiet needed for some time together, while just a stone’s throw from charming towns and local businesses; ideal for honeymooners, those freshly-in-love, or long-time married. After an afternoon biking the gorgeous North Coast Road, return to your secluded location, tucked into the rolling countryside on the tropical coast. Explore the onsite pools, sail or surf off the coast, and take some time for wellness, in a jacuzzi overlooking the Indian Ocean.
Praslin & La Digue: Picture-perfect island vacation
Equipped with some of the most picturesque scenery in the world, Praslin and La Digue are the sleepier islands in Seychelles, primed for ultimate relaxation. Much less developed than Mahé, Praslin is the second largest island and is filled with not much other than soft, sprawling beaches: the Anse Lazio and Cote D’Or have been deemed some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and are naturally worth a visit. Foodies will love Praslin’s traditional Creole restaurants. Admirers of nature should put Vallée De Mai on their list. This nature reserve, consisting of a natural rainforest, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was originally thought to be the Garden of Eden. La Digue flaunts a relaxed island vibe, home to only around 2,000 inhabitants. The best way to fully embrace the laid-back island energy is with a stay away from the bustle of vacationing families and other distractions. On the other hand, active couples will be pleased to know that the small island is primed for scenic cycling of varying difficulty. An adults only hotel on Praslin or La Digue is perfect for those seeking a true island escape; packed with sunbathing, lavish spa treatments, yoga on the beach, and trekking through the island landscape to discover secluded areas just for you and your partner.
Private Islands: The ultimate escape in ultimate luxury
Those celebrating some very special, or looking to treat themselves to something totally sublime, Seychelles’ private islands promise to blow you away. Primed for weddings, honeymoons, birthdays, or that special dream vacation, jet off the shore of Mahé to one of the lush islands and discover some of the finest island accommodations in the world. Nestled in a tropical garden on an island shared only with fellow hotel guests, within air-conditioned villas with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, this is the real deal when it comes to island vacations. Your adults only hotel will have everything taken care of for you: discover the underwater world with snorkeling off private beaches, savor international cuisine in the first-rate restaurants, and lest you forget to explore the entirety of your own private island.
Good to know
Getting there: Given Seychelles’ location in the middle of the ocean, the islands are naturally not the quickest nor the cheapest place to get to. However, there are airports both on Mahé Island (SEZ) and on Praslin (PRI). Praslin’s airport only charters to other islands in the Seychelles while Mahé handles the international flights. Expect at least a half-day of travel to arrive in Victoria. From there, hop on a very quick 15-minute flight to PRI, or, buy a ticket (in advance!) for the ferry which travels between the two islands in addition to the other smaller ones. Be wary that the ferry ride is purported to be quite a bumpy (and nauseating) one. If you’re staying on a private island, most times the hotel offers a personal meet & greet service at the airport, from where they’ll ferry you to the resort. You’ll have to arrange this with the hotel in advance and pay for it.