3 ways to kick back in the Seychelles
A-listers from Amal and George to Victoria and David love these tropical islands. Here are three ways to see them in style.
Words by Ute Junker
Originally published in Vogue.com.au
Whether your dream island escape offers coral reefs swarming with tropical fish or world-class cuisine, the sun-kissed islands of the Seychelles have you covered. Read on to find which of the archipelago’s luxury hideaways is right for you.
The Romantic Retreat: Six Senses Zil Pasyon
It is hard to imagine a better place for some tropical lovin’ than Six Senses Zil Pasyon (pictured, above). The only resort on the island of Felicite has no shortage of perfect backdrops for your Insta updates, from palm-fringed beaches to over-water hammocks.
Chances are, however, that you will spend most of your time cocooned inside your sprawling villa.
Each one comes equipped not just with a bathtub with a view but also a generous private deck complete with daybed and pool. Then there is the extraordinary spa, where you cross a hanging bridge to reach the treatment rooms, each of which comes with two massage tables and gorgeous ocean views.
Don’t miss: Make the most of the dramatic sunsets with a late-afternoon picnic at a secret spot on the island.
The Gourmet Escape: Raffles Seychelles
There are plenty of reasons to love Raffles Seychelles, from its spectacular pool – the largest in the archipelago – to nearby attractions including the lush Fond Ferdinand nature reserve, the perfect place for a hike.
For food fans, however, this resort is all about the dining. Kick off the day with the spectacular buffet breakfast that ranges right across the globe, with dumplings, freshly-baked pastries, local curries, congee and a whole lot more. (We love the made-to-order crepes.)
Other in-house dining options include the Sushi Room and Losean restaurant, where you can discover local delicacies including creole paella, octopus curry and fruit bat, while the atmospheric Curieuse restaurant has an intriguing pan-Asian menu. You can also pick up some new recipes during a cooking class by the beach.
Don’t miss: Up the romance factory with candlelit dinner in a shore-side pavilion.
The Private Island: Four Seasons Desroches Island
Get into the castaway groove at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, one of the archipelago’s outer islands. This coral island has 14km of white sand beaches, a resident population of 140 of the Seychelles’ indigenous giant Aldabra tortoises, and just one sprawling resort.