In this article, we present a curated list of the best 5-star hotels in Seychelles, offering insights into their locations, beach quality, and facilities to assist you in making an informed choice. By the end of the article, we hope to provide you with a clear picture, making the selection of your dream hotel easier.

5-Star Hotels in Seychelles: Beaches and Facilities

This article is tailored for independent travelers who have purchased tickets to Seychelles and are looking to book a room in a top-notch 5-star establishment. For those seeking all-inclusive packages, we recommend referring to a separate article for more relevant information. However, most hotels mentioned in this article also offer packages.

Key Points about 5-Star Hotels in Seychelles:

  • Seychelles, with a population of only 95,000 people residing on 33 inhabited islands, has a limited number of 5-star hotels, approximately two dozen.
  • Unlike larger hotel chains found in Turkey, Egypt, Asia, or the Maldives, Seychelles exclusively features luxury 5-star hotels operated by renowned international chains, ensuring consistent and high service standards. If you have stayed at a Kempinski in Europe before, for example, you can expect the same level of service in Seychelles.
  • According to Seychelles law, all beaches are public, theoretically accessible to any tourist. However, many 5-star hotels have expansive private territories, restricting access to those staying within the property. While some beachfronts may be reached without entering the hotel premises, others are naturally enclosed by terrain features such as cliffs, limiting public access.
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This hotel is in my list of “5-star hotels in Seychelles” – Kempinski. It is a completely private area, including a vast beach. Everything here is wonderful.

If you need a private, secluded beach, carefully check the hotel description. Below, I will provide several options.

5-star Hotel List: the Best

Below are the coolest 5-star hotels in Seychelles. Choosing from 4-5 hotels is much easier than from 20. Following that, there is a dynamic rating with current prices. You can click and see what is available for your dates.

  • Best hotels on Mahe Island:
    • Kempiski (private beach). Room rate starts from 400 euros.
    • Savoy (public beach – Beau Vallon). One of the most budget-friendly 5-star hotels in Seychelles, around 300 euros per day.
    • Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay Resort (public beach – Beau Vallon). The most budget-friendly 5-star hotel in Seychelles, in some rankings, it’s even considered 4 stars. However, rooms start from 180 euros per day. For those interested, you can check the list of excellent 4-star hotels in Seychelles.
    • Constance Ephelia (private beach and a second public one – Port Launay). Room rate starts from 450 euros.
    • Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas – a luxurious place with rooms starting from 1500 euros per day. Completely private territory. If I have visited the other hotels on the list, I have only seen this one from a helicopter.
    • And, of course, the globally renowned Four Seasons Resort Seychelles (private beach Petit Anse, which is not difficult to access if you ask the security to let you through). Room rate starts from 1200 euros.
    • There is also Eden Island Luxury. It is a completely closed private island hotel near the capital Victoria. The downside is that it lacks those fairy-tale beaches found in Four Seasons, Ephelia, and Kempinski. However, you can sail directly to your villa on your yacht to your private pier. Room rate starts from 200 euros.
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5-star hotels in Seychelles are secluded villas or bungalows with stunning views and a private pool. In the photo is such a villa in Constance Ephelia.

Below is a dynamic list of the most popular 5-star hotels in Seychelles, which are most frequently booked. It is important to note that this is not a list of the best or most luxurious 5-star hotels, but rather those most popular among tourists.

On Praslin Island (which is much smaller than Mahe), there is only one cool 5-star chain that won’t disappoint those with deep pockets – Constance Lemuria Praslin. A vast territory, a private beach (Anse Kerlan, almost impossible to access, and Anse Georgette, accessible by appointment with security), and a very cool golf course, personally verified.

  • Overview of Constance Lemuria Praslin hotel, prices, photos, reviews: rooms start from 900 euros per day. In case anyone is interested 🙂

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort and Spa – on Silhouette Island, 34 kilometers away. Everything here is private and exclusive. Personal transfer to the island, maximum luxury. The simplest room starts from 400 euros.

Travel Tips

About 5-star hotels in Seychelles and tips, there isn’t much to say. Pay, and you will have everything on a vast private territory where ordinary tourists won’t even be allowed. Some hotel territories are so large that you won’t find your way on foot. For example, in the same hotel in Praslin, Constance Lemuria, the distance between the two hotel beaches is about 2 kilometers.

  • One general point is the environmental levy, not included in the price. Today it is 100 rupees per person per day in such hotels, which is about 7 euros.
  • Many honeymooners often choose 5-star hotels. Some may even want to renew their vows on the beach under a palm tree with Seychellois charm. Everything about weddings in Seychelles.
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All 5-star hotels in Seychelles will easily organize a beach wedding ceremony for you, but you need to inform them in advance. This, of course, comes at an additional cost.
  • If you plan to stay on Praslin Island, you can get there like everyone else, by ferry, or like affluent citizens, by plane. By the way, the price difference between a ferry and a fancy twin-engine plane is not that significant, and anyone can afford such a flight. Details can be found in the article: between islands in Seychelles by plane.

In conclusion: my personal recommendation for 5-star hotels in Seychelles that will satisfy almost anyone and are not exorbitantly priced at $5000 per day, but rather budget-friendly at $500-1000 for a semi-luxury stay are Kempinski, Constance Ephelia, and Four Seasons Resort. Feel free to choose from these three; they are the cream of the crop.

Wishing you a fantastic and unforgettable vacation on private beaches in the best hotels!

IMPORTANT: essential links to organize your dream trip to the Seychelles:

  • FLIGHTS: Aviasales – direct flights and best deals.
  • CAR RENTAL: Mahe and Praslin, no deposit required – DiscoverCars.
    • GetYourGuide – 75+ activities on land and water in the Seychelles.
    • Viator – 150 + activities in Seychelles.
    • Hotellook compares prices among a dozen other services and platforms and offers to choose the best one.
    • Booking – the most popular service for booking accommodation.
    • Agoda – the main competitor of Booking.
  • PACKAGES: from budget to luxury – Expedia.
  • INTERNET: eSIM of local telecom operator – Airalo.