Despite their diminutive size there’s a surprisingly large array of activities on the islands of the Seychelles. Red Savannah’s regional expert explains that the key to a successful Seychelles holiday is matching the island and resort to your personal preferences, whether you’re simply after a beautiful beach to relax on or a culturally enriching experience. The Seychelles consist of the ‘inner’ and ‘outer’ islands; broadly speaking the inner islands are verdant, hilly and more populated, whereas the outer islands are flatter, untouched hideaways. However, with 115 islands the choice can soon become overwhelming.

Best Seychelles resort for extravagant honeymooners- North Island
Eleven private villas set among towering palm trees and just steps away from the pristine white beaches, which are some of the world’s best. Opt for Villa 11 for ultimate comfort and luxury. The island is dotted with romantic hideaways including a forest retreat engulfed by trees or the aptly named Honeymoon Beach.

Suits those seeking:
Romantic sundowners with exceptional views
An unspoilt eco-friendly retreat with a ‘barefoot’ philosophy
Peace of mind – the resort invests heavily in its extensive conservation programme. The resort’s mission is to reintroduce and protect the indigenous species that were close to being eradicated in the 1970s during the fall of the coconut industry on the island

Best Seychelles resort for relaxed honeymooners – Denis Private Island 
Twenty-five cottages all with sea views, we recommend opting for a ‘Beach Villa’ with its own plunge pool. Firm conservationists, the team is dedicated to a self-sufficient existence – the resort uses wood from its own forest, water from natural sources and vegetables, fruit, milk, cheese and meat cultivated on the island.

Suits those seeking:
A ‘barefoot’ relaxed resort
Intimate meals & sunset cruises on the Indian Ocean
Leisurely activities such as nature walks or visiting the giant tortoise colony

Best Seychelles resort for foodies – Fregate Island 
Located on its own island, with 16 Pool Residences and 3 Villas Fregate island is a wonderful hideaway dedicated to conservation. Given the responsibility of nurturing the island’s habitat has ensured that Fregate’s food philosophy is very much based on sustainability. All the vegetables and fruits that are grown on the island are organic, while the fish landed every day at their harbour is as fresh as it could ever be. Whether you are dining Creole or International, the cuisine boasts a unique freshness where the flavours of the local produce do all the talking.

Suits those seeking:
Deliciously fresh, organic food – the herbs and vegetables are all grown on the island
Exciting dining experiences – in your villa or a picnic in a location of your choice

Best Seychelles resort for wellness seekers – Banyan Tree Seychelles in Mahé 
Sixty pool villas located in original or colonial style houses in the south-west of Mahé, all lovingly restored with the help of island residents. Expect a relaxed pace of life with activities including yoga, painting, bird watching, movie nights or a Thai cooking class.

Suits those seeking:
Long days in the spa enjoying verdant views across the tropical forest to the coast
Skillful spa practitioners offering signature therapies which include a series of indulgent scrubs, massages and baths
An unhurried spa experience with lengthy treatments and a 30 minute Calm Time
Contact us on +44 (0)1242 787800 to discuss Seychelles holidays in more detail.
The villa by the rocks at Banyan Tree, Seychelles
The swimming pool of Denis Island, Seychelles
The deck of a villa at North Island, Seychelles

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