When travelling to the Seychelles, why limit yourself to one Island? The islands all have a unique appeal and thanks to excellent connectivity between them, the Seychelles lends itself perfectly to an island-hopping itinerary. Two or three different islands can easily be combined in one trip, but if you prefer to stay on just one island, it is also worth bearing in mind that smaller islands can often be visited as a day trip from both Mahé and Praslin Island!
These island-hopping itineraries allow you to discover the natural beauty of the islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. Mahé is the largest island and the main gateway to the Seychelles, with all international flights from the UK arriving here. It is home to the country’s capital, Victoria, and the stunning Morne Seychellois National Park, with its lush tropical vegetation and sensational views.
With so much to see and do here, we would recommend spending at least a few days on Mahé before moving on to another island. Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles archipelago, but even so the island’s population is no larger than that of a small town by European standards! Its coastline is home to the breathtakingly beautiful beaches that draw so many visitors to the Seychelles and the spectacular scenery continues inland, where tropical jungles are home to a host of rare birds and plants.
Mahé and Praslin Island work well as a twin centre holiday, but for a true island-hopping experience, why not include the beautiful island of La Digue? There are good ferry connections from both Mahé and Praslin, making it easy to spend a few nights here in between stays on the two larger islands. La Digue is an intimate island where the primary mode of transport is by bicycle, and it is home to some exceptional natural beauty. The island boasts rugged and often deserted beaches, as well as a vibrant nature reserve that can be explored via scenic hiking trails.
If you would like further information on any of the properties mentioned, or to discuss island hopping in the Seychelles, call us on 01752 880880 or email [email protected].
Destination images used above are courtesy of Tourism Seychelles.
Mahé and Praslin Island Itinerary
– 7 nights in a junior suite with balcony on an all-inclusive basis at STORY Seychelles, Mahé
– 7 nights in a standard room on half board basis at Coco de Mer and Black Parrot Suites, Praslin Island
14 nights from £4,125 per person including international flights and Air Seychelles transfers. Sample price is based on travel in May 2023.
STORY Seychelles, Mahé
STORY Seychelles boasts a prime location in one of the most luxurious neighbourhoods on the island of Mahé. The resort is just 10 minutes from Victoria, the island’s capital, and 5 minutes to Morne Seychelles National Park. STORY Seychelles places an emphasis on tranquillity and sustainability, and with its charming creole hospitality offers guests an indulgent Seychellois escape.
Coco de Mer and Black Parrot Suites, Praslin Island
Set on a quiet, peaceful stretch of beach on the southwest coast of Praslin Island, around 15 minutes’ drive from the airport, Coco de Mer is an intimate Seychelles hotel that offers guests comfort and seclusion. Taking its name from the unique Coco de Mer palm tree that can be found in the nearby forests, this newly renovated property is built on extensive grounds with breath-taking views of the surrounding islands, forested mountains, and Indian Ocean.
Mahé, La Digue and Praslin Island Itinerary
– 4 nights in an Ocean View Chalet on a half board basis at Carana Beach Hotel, Mahé
– 5 nights in a Garden Villa on a bed and breakfast basis at Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie Resort, La Digue
– 5 nights in a Junior Suite on a half board basis at Constance Lemuria, Praslin Island
14 nights from £4,375 per person including international flights and ferry transfers. Sample price is based on travel in May 2023.
Carana Beach Hotel, Mahé
Carana Beach Hotel is a luxurious, boutique property set on one of Mahé’s most beautiful bays. The hotel is situated on the northern tip of the island and is around 35 minutes’ drive from the international airport. Exuding authentic Seychelles charm, this hotel has been designed in harmony with its natural environment.
Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie Resort & Spa, La Digue
Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie enjoys a beautiful location on the northwest coast of La Digue, within walking distance of La Passe, the island’s main town. The best connection to La Digue is via Praslin, which takes around 15 minutes by boat and guests are then met at the jetty upon arrival for a short 5-minute transfer to the hotel. The relaxed ambience of the island and the lush tropical surrounding of the hotel make a stay at Le Domaine de L’Orangerie feel like a true island escape. A stay here also provides a nice contrast to one of the larger islands, allowing visitors to get a feel for the diversity of the Seychelles.
Constance Lemuria, Praslin Island
Constance Lemuria is an exclusive resort in the Seychelles that combines a modern approach to design and quality with the natural beauty of its idyllic setting. The hotel is located on the northwest coast of Praslin Island, a convenient 5-minute drive from the airport, and lies directly on three sandy beaches lapped by the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. The turquoise of the sea contrasts beautifully with the white sandy beaches and the green vegetation that surrounds the resort. The calm simplicity of the hotel will appeal to guests who enjoy the highest standards of understated luxury and refined elegance.
If you would like to recreate one of the above Island-Hopping holidays or create your own itinerary visiting 2 or 3 of the fantastic Seychelles islands, please contact us on 01752 880880 or email [email protected]
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