Which island to stay on in the Seychelles?

Visiting the islands of the Seychelles? You’re in luck, but where to stay? Here are the islands where to stay in Seychelles!

Finding a place to stay in the Seychelles will certainly come at a high price: while the archipelago is renowned for its paradisiacal beaches, it is also famous for its very high cost of living. In any case, the Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago made up of 115 islands to the north of Madagascar and Reunion and to the west of the Indian Ocean. With a total population of 92,430, Seychelles covers an area of 455 km², and its marine territory covers more than a million km². Most of the population is concentrated on the islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue.

From coral beaches and granite hills to the observation of exceptional flora and fauna, the Seychelles will appeal to many different traveler profiles. But where to stay in Seychelles? Finding accommodation in the Seychelles is likely to be very expensive: travel to the Secyhelles is not cheap at all!

To help you, we’ve put together a mini-guide to the best places to stay in the Seychelles. We advise you to choose accommodation on the Inner Islands, those closest to Mahé, particularly for access to infrastructure and urban development.

Mahé Island

Arriving at the airport southeast of Victoria, the country’s capital on the island of Mahé, you’ll find that while the local population is renowned for its hospitality, it isn’t very touristy. For accommodation on Mahé, head west of Victoria to the seaside towns of Beau Vallon and Bel Ombre. Between mountains and heavenly beaches, the island’s coastline boasts the highest concentration of hotels and resorts. And don’t forget to head for the highest point on the island, in the Morne Seychellois National Park, at 906 meters above sea level.

Elsewhere along the west coast, small villages – N.Y.S Village, Grand Anse Village, Anse Boileau, Anse Royale, Quatre Bornes, Pointe au Sel, Au Cap – boast superb beaches and hotels. So where to stay in Mahé? The west and south coasts are the best places to explore the island’s charms.

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Praslin Island

Île Praslin, Seychelles

Photo credit: Flickr – Y. Ballester

The second largest island in the Seychelles, Praslin is one of the islands with the most must-do activities when visiting the Seychelles. Where to stay to discover Praslin? You’ll enjoy turquoise waters lapping white-sand beaches at the foot of coconut palms. Add to this the local cuisine to enhance a peaceful stay and swimming in a calm lagoon where you can observe numerous species of tropical fish. You’ve got the recipe for an unforgettable trip of a lifetime.

Vallée de Mai – a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1983 – , Anse Lazio beach, Anse Volbert Village and Côte d’Or beach, Pointe Sainte-Marie, Anse Kerlan, are the best villages and beaches on Praslin. The beaches, each as heavenly as the next, are not to be missed: don’t miss, for example, Pointe Consolation or the superb Pointe Cabris beach.

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The island of La Digue

There are far fewer hotels on La Digue, the third largest island in the Seychelles. La Digue’s main tourist attraction is in the south of the island, where you can watch the giant tortoises – the largest land tortoises in the world – 15-30 minutes by boat from Baie Sainte-Anne on Praslin.

Between white sandy beaches surrounded by heaps of chaotic rocks, and the crystal-clear turquoise-green waters of the ocean, La Digue is one of the prettiest islands to stay in the Seychelles. The best-known beach isAnse Source d’Argent: the very essence of tropical beach paradise, reached only by the Union Estate Farm, an old colonial house that is home to giant tortoises. There are many hotels on La Digue, between the villages of La Réunion and L’Unio. Don’t miss exploring the east coast and its secluded beaches: Pointe Jacques, Pointe Camille, Pointe Canon, Petite Anse Beach, Pointe Ma Flore.

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