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Where to stay in the Seychelles

Beach on Seychelles. Anse Takamaka of Mahe island, Seychelles

The Seychelles is an exotic archipelago of 115 islands off the coast of East Africa, world-renowned for white sand beaches, turquoise blue water and five-star resorts waiting to cater to your every whim. Although only a few of the 115 islands are inhabited, there are still several to choose from when deciding where to stay in the Seychelles. You can choose from all-inclusive resorts that you’ll never leave, or a budget hostel on the Seychelles’ most populated island. We’ve pulled together information on the best islands to choose from, as well as options for every budget!

We will cover off all types of Seychelles accommodation options from Hostels to luxury Seychelles hotels as well as how to decide where to stay in Seychelles, the best Seychelles hotels, best places in Seychelles to visit, the best places to stay in Seychelles, hotels near Seychelles attractions, Seychelles neighborhood guide and many more. If you can’t work out which area to stay in Seychelles then this is the perfect guide for you. 

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Mahe – Best island to stay in Seychelles for families

Mahe is the largest island of the Seychelles, and is where you’ll find the capital city of Victoria as well as the international airport. 86% of the population of the Seychelles lives on Mahe, but you really don’t need to worry about crowds as the population is still under 80,000. While Mahe offers the same idyllic beaches, lush rainforest and soaring mountains as the other islands, you can also soak up a bit of local culture and experience life outside of your resort in the town of Victoria.

There is inexpensive bus service to get around on Mahe, or you can rent a car and explore on your own. A third option for exploring Mahe is to hire a taxi. Should you decide to stay in Mahe, there is a regular ferry service to Praslin and La Digue, so you can still do a bit of island-hopping with day trips to these nearby islands. If you really want to splurge, helicopter and sailing charters are also available to whisk you off to whichever island you desire. Mahe is one of the best places to stay in the Seychelles for the first time.

Where to Stay in Mahe

Budget Hotels in Mahe:
Romance Bungalows
Panorama Guesthouse Beau Vallon
Hotel Bel Air

Mid-Range Hotels in Mahe:
Le Jardin des Palmes
Coral Strand Smart Choice Hotel Seychelles
Sun Resort
Valmer Resort
L’Habitation Hotel

Family Friendly Hotels in Mahe:
Kempinski Seychelles Resort
Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove
Savoy Resort & Spa

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Mahe:
AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa
MAIA Luxury Resort & Spa
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Constance Ephelia
The H Resort Beau Vallon Beach

Anse Major beach - one of the many scenic beaches decorated with granitic boulders on the Mahe island Seychelles can be reached by one hour long trek through beautiful nature - Anse Major Nature Trail Mahe Island Seychelles Indian Ocean Eastern Africa

Praslin – Where to stay in Seychelles for golfers

Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles, and only 1/10 of the population of Mahe. There is daily catamaran service from Mahe to Praslin, which takes under an hour. Once you’ve reached Praslin, bike rentals are a great way to explore the island. Car rentals and buses are also available.

With a mountainous ridge running east-west through the center of the island, and stunning white sand beaches along the exterior of the island, Praslin is an ideal place to stay in the Seychelles. The interior of the island has lush rainforests known for plant and bird life, so you can do some exploring beyond the beaches of Praslin. Praslin is also home to the only 18-hole golf course in the Seychelles. Of course, there are many resorts to choose from once you decide to stay in Praslin.

Where to stay in Praslin Seychelles

Budget Hotels in Praslin Island:
Ocean Villa Grand Anse
Coco Bay Villa
Villa Bananier
Hide Away Holiday Apartments

Mid-Range Hotels in Praslin Island:
Mango Lodge
Pirogue Lodge
Berjaya Praslin Resort
Villas des Alizes
Praslin Holiday Home

Family Friendly Hotels in Praslin Island:
Palm Beach Hotel
Villa Face Mer
Cote d’Or Footprints Seychelles
Le Relax Beach Resort
Le Duc de Praslin

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Praslin Island:
Paradise Sun
Raffles Seychelles
Constance Lemuria
Hotel L’Archipel
Coco De Mer Hotel And Black Parrot
Dhevatara Beach Hotel

most beautiful tropical beaches - Seychelles, Praslin island

La Digue – Where to stay in Seychelles for couples

The third largest island of the Seychelles is La Digue, with a population less than 3000. If you want to get away from everything and just enjoy luxurious beaches, La Digue is a great choice for you. There is no airport, and very few vehicles, so most visitors arrive to La Digue via ferry from Praslin. Helicopter service from Mahe can also be arranged.

Most resorts can arrange to meet you at the ferry for transfer to your island lodging, and many of them also have free bike rentals to get around this small island. La Digue has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, including Anse Source D’Argent and Anse Cocos. Even if you decide not to stay in La Digue, you can visit there on a day trip from Praslin or Mahe.

Best Places to Stay in La Digue seychelles

Budget Hotels in La Digue:
Bernique Guesthouse
Zerof Guest House
Liane de Mai
Pension Fidele

Mid-Range Hotels in La Digue:
Cocotier du Rocher
Calou Guest House Hotel
Etoile Labrine
Villa Veuve

Family Friendly Hotels in La Digue:
Zanboza Guesthouse
Chalets Bamboo Vert
Domaine les Rochers Apartments & Bungalows
Casa De Leela

Affordable Luxury Hotels in La Digue:
Villa Charme de L’ile
Le Relax Luxury Lodge
La Digue Island Lodge

Anse Source d'Argent beach, La Digue, Seyshelles

Cousine – Where to stay in Seychelles for honeymoon

If you are looking for your own private island getaway, Cousine Island in the Seychelles is the perfect spot. Cousine is a private island resort, as well as a nature reserve. Cousine is only 15 minutes from Praslin and the resort prices include helicopter transfer from Mahe.

Cousine Island Seychelles Resort has a maximum occupancy of 10 people, so it’s perfect for a family gathering, or even an ultra-luxurious honeymoon! Once you tire of exploring the empty beaches, you can volunteer with the conservation programs in the nature reserve.

Affordable Luxury Hotels in Cousine:
Cousine Island

Tropical beach at Seychelles - nature background

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Where to Stay in the Seychelles

Where to Stay in the Seychelles

Where to Stay in the Seychelles

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!