The Seychelles lie just four degrees south of the equator but several hundred miles from anywhere else. In total there are 115 islands scattered across this section of the Indian Ocean. Some are simply low-lying coral atolls or reef islands whilst 40 or so are mid-ocean granite islands with soaring peaks at their centre. [See Seychelles places to stay]
Dreamlike and picture-perfect, the islands, which have excellent ecotourist credentials, are ideal for people looking to really relax, or for honeymooners looking to celebrate. Yet there are also affordable, equally attractive ways to visit.
The main island, Mahe is home to the capital, airport and most of the population. Protected by coral reefs, it has 70 sand beaches, lush vegetation, forested peaks up to 1,000m high and coconut plantations to explore. Head into the Morne Seychellois National Park to see rare endemic plants and take scenic strolls.
Mahe also acts as the cultural and economic heart of the country, along with the islands of Praslin and La Digue, both of which boast extraordinary beaches and some outstanding swimming and diving spots as well as stylish places to stay and high-quality restaurants. Walk through the forested Vallee de Mai on Praslin to find the exotic, erotic nut of the coco de mer palm or simply indulge in the laidback charms of La Digue.
Aldabra is the world's largest atoll and home to 150,000 giant land tortoises, which can only be found here and on the Galapagos Islands. Wildlife enthusiasts should also travel to Cousin Island, which is run as a nature reserve and home to a number of rare endemic species as well as huge flocks of migrating birds.
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Places to stay 
The places to stay listed below only represent a handful of the accommodation options available in Seychelles. We can also recommend and arrange accommodation to suit your personal tastes and budget. To start planning where to stay in Seychelles, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0619.
Hilton Northolme Resort, Seychelles
The Hilton Northolme Resort & Spa is a secluded hideaway on the hillside of Beau Vallon Bay, offering 40 villas that combine the charm of traditional …
Kempinski Seychelles Resort
Set in beautiful Baie Lazare at the southern end of the island of Mahé in the Seychelles, Kempinski Seychelles Resort offers tranquility and luxury in equal …
Denis Private Island Seychelles
Unlike the larger granitic islands, noted for their verdant slopes and grey, granite boulders, Denis is a privately owned, flat coral island about 95 km north …
The Seychelles is renowned for both its exclusivity and luxury as well as being a nature lover's paradise. Committed to conservation, the islands are less …
Constance Ephelia Resort Seychelles
Only opened in 2010 and set in 296 acres of lush and rare vegetation by two of Mahé’s most beautiful beaches – and overlooking the marine national park of …
Raffles Praslin, Seychelles
Opened in 2011, Raffles Praslin, Seychelles is located on the north-east of the island of Praslin, the second largest granite island in the Seychelles, a short …
Sainte Anne Resort & Spa, Seychelles
Situated on a 500-acre private island in the heart of one of the world's largest marine parks and just off the coast of Mahé, the all-inclusive Saint Anne …
North Island, Seychelles
North Island is an exclusive island in the Seychelles where the emphasis is on privacy and barefoot luxury, the island having recently gained fame when the Duke …
Four Seasons Resort, Seychelles
The tree-house villas of the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles perch on a jungled hillside overlooking the sparkling green coastline of Petit Anse on the island of …
Constance Lemuria Resort Seychelles
The Constance Lemuria of Praslin resembles a lost paradise of lush vegetation, untouched for centuries.
Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa
Crossing by boat from Mahé, the island of Silhouette looms large on the horizon, the slopes of its high peaks carpeted in a shag pile of tropical vegetation.