The Seychelles is one of the most popular exotic destinations for luxury travelers and honeymooners from around the world. The stunning islands, soft sand, and shimmering water make it the perfect place to relax and get away from civilization. But when you arrive, you don’t always want to share the experience with hundreds of tourists, and you don’t want to compromise on luxurious style either. Here are 8 Seychelles boutique hotels with serious style.
MAIA Luxury Resort And Spa
MAIA is located in of the most scenic spots in Mahé, with sweeping views of the Indian Ocean and lush tropical forests surrounding the 30 villas. Each thatched-roof room has two separate pavilions, an infinity pool, a sunken bath tub, a bar, and a secluded gazebo equipped with an over-sized day bed. Other luxurious amenities include tanning decks, an open-air spa, and arranged garden tours where guests can view more than 300 species of exotic plants on 12 acres. Guests will also be treated to butler service which can cater to their every need.
Petit Amour Villa
Located on the northern end of Mahé, this boutique property only has four bedrooms and is available to rent for exclusive use. The villa is fitted with European architecture and Creole influences throughout the entire property. Guests who stay at Petit Amour Villa will also be treated to private butler service, a chef for all meals, a hair stylist, and organized outings like horseback riding and sightseeing tours. It’s also fully licensed as a wedding venue, making it a outstanding for an intimate retreat with a few guests.
Banyan Tree Seychelles
This exquisite boutique hotel is surrounded by tropical forests, beaches and lush palm trees in all directions. The Creole-style villas are located on the former abode of Peter Sellers and George Harrison which feature dramatic views of the ocean below. The villas come with sun loungers, a private swimming pool, an indoor sunken tub and a king-size bed. Guests won’t want to miss the Banyan Tree Spa, where they can soak in baths of local flowers or get treated to full body massages and scrubs.
Beachcomber Saint Anne Island
Saint Anne Island is owned by the Beachcomber hotel group and has some of the most romantic accommodations in all the Seychelles. There are 87 private villas on the island, 29 of them with their own private pools. Guests can enjoy three fab restaurants, a hammam and spa, a pool, and incredible gardens full of bougainvillea, frangipane, and palm trees. Saint Anne Island is located just a 10-minute ferry ride from the main island of Mahé, making it exceptionally easy to get to.
Denis Private Island
There are only a few places to stay on Denis Private Island, and that’s what makes it so nice. There are 25 cottages in total, which all come with open living spaces and bathrooms, private al fresco showers and garden courtyards. All of the villas on the island are super luxurious and the onsite restaurant sources most of it’s food from it’s own farm. There’s also a lighthouse which was built in 1881, along with a lovely chapel for those who want to get married on the island.
Praslin is one of the most famous islands in the Seychelles and is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Vallée de Mai and Anse Lazio. Raffles Praslin is tucked away on a corner of the island and features 86 spacious villas. Each one offers a private plunge pool and an outdoor pavilion to take in the glorious views of the green hills and white sandy beach below. Dining at this boutique hotel is also top-notch and features three restaurants, a beach bar, and a shisha lounge.
Dhevatara Beach Hotel
This luxurious boutique is just steps away from the Indian ocean and offers 10 individually styled suites inspired by African , Victorian, and Indian touches. Guests will be treated to welcome drinks and fresh fruit baskets when they arrive — the pampering only continues throughout the stay. The open-air lounge is the perfect spot to catch the sunset while lounging in a pool that overlooks the ocean. The boutique also offers complimentary use of snorkeling equipment and canoes for exploring the island.
Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie
Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie is located on La Digue island and is undoubtedly one of the best boutique hotels in the Seychelles. The island has a romantic atmosphere and the French ambiance of the hotel helps to crank that up a notch. The hotel rooms are located on a hill set above Anse Severe beach, each with fabulous views of the water and lush tropical canopy. The spa is also exquisite and is surrounded by a garden of massive granite rocks, giving you and your lover a fantastic place to relax.
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