WATCH | Which Seychelles resort is right for you?

2019-08-29 11:50 - Gabi Zietsman
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The first thing you'll notice after landing in Seychelles is that you're suddenly feeling a lot more relaxed from when you first stepped onto the plane.

Surrounded by jungle from a world long gone, the island destination was lucky enough to retain much of its natural splendour, with almost unreal beaches as its crown jewels.

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Alongside the abundance of natural beauty, Seychelles also has a plethora of resorts and hotels to choose from, ranging in price, facilities, beaches and exclusivity. 

But which one is the best for you?

Please note: Average prices are from 29 August 2019.

READ: SA access to tropical Seychelles even easier, as Air Seychelles launches daily service

Savoy Seychelles Resort & Spa

Average Price: R4 750 for two people per night

Perfect for: if you want a central headquarters to explore the island of Mahé, especially the vibrant capital of Victoria. Simple and straightforward, you'll find a vibrant nightlife by just stepping outside the resort.

pool at savoy

(Photo Gabi Zietsman)

Kempinski Seychelles Resort

Average Price: R7 300 for two people per night

Perfect for: anyone who loves hiking - the resort is nestled in-between two lush hills that can be hiked. Most of Mahé has spectacular hiking trails under giant trees to secret beaches. 

entrance to kempinski

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Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa

Average Price: R3 300 for two people per night

Perfect for: families with its cheaper prices, fantastic pool and beach access. The young ones can also try to see the resort's other guests up in the trees - the adorable Seychelles fruit bat.

beach at avani resort

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DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles - Allamanda Resort and Spa

Average Price: R4 700 for two people per night

Perfect for: snorkelling enthusiasts who also want to contribute to the future of Seychelles coral reefs - the small resort hosts a coral recovery programme where you can see almost-dead coral nursed back to life.

READ: Coral nurseries in Seychelles aim to replenish reefs threatened by climate change

cocktail on beach at hilton resort

(Photo: Gabi Zietsman)

Constance Lemuria

Average Price: R16 900 for two people per night

Perfect for: those who like to play their hand at golf and indulge in luxurious excellence - this resort on Praslin has giant tortoises, two stunning beaches, magazine-ready interior decor and Instagram-worthy spots that will inspire impromptu fashion shoots.

instagram spot at constance lemuria

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Eden Bleu Hotel

Average Price: R4 000 for two people per night

Perfect for: business trips and anyone who is obsessed with boats like superyachts and loves to shop. It's situated on Eden Island, which is reclaimed land that bears a striking resemblance to Knysna's Thesen Island. 

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pool at eden bleu hotel

(Photo: Gabi Zietsman)

*Disclaimer: Gabi Zietsman from Traveller24 was hosted by Seychelles Tourism Board.

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