Region: Inner Islands

St Pierre

A granite islet off Praslin, popular with snorkellers


Although only 6km west of Praslin, Cousine is a very special and different place, reminding one of how the Seychelles would have been in time long gone. Having never had rats, the island is a precious haven for many species of rare birds such as Seychelles magpie robin and warbler, two species of shearwater, giant … Continued

Constance Lemuria Resort

Scattered over 101 hectares of natural vegetation near two beaches and with plenty of activities from which to choose

Bird Island Seychelles

Famed for its millions of sooty terns, the entire island is surrounded by white sand beaches with fair snorkelling at particular points, and great sea swimming.

Le Jacques-Cartier

A state-of-the-art ship exploring the whole of the beautiful Seychelles, from the Inner Islands to the Outer Islands, including the legendary Aldabra Atoll with its large population of giant tortoises.

Hotel l’Archipel

luxurious bungalows nestled in the lush forested hillside overlooking the stunning private Anse Gouvernement beach


The most northerly of the granitic islands, Aride is a strict nature reserve of 68 hectares where over 112 bird species have been recorded, including the most breeding species of any other island in the Seychelles. These include frigatebirds, wedge-tailed and tropical shearwater, white-tailed and red-tailed tropicbird, brown and lesser noddy, and sooty, fairy, roseate … Continued

Cousine Island Resort

Five luxury villas on an exclusive private island, only metres back from the white sand beach

Le Duc de Praslin

Surrounded by lush, tropical, orchid-filled gardens on idyllic Praslin Island

M/Y Pegasos

The M/Y Pegasos accommodates up to 44 guests in a relaxed, congenial atmosphere.

Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Luxury five-star resort occupying a prominent hillside position on Praslin opposite Cousin island

Le Meridien Fishermen’s Cove

Sits on the edge of a stunning white sand beach amongst well-kept gardens at the western end of Beau Vallon Bay

Le Nautique

A modern waterfront hotel, upon the lovely island of La Digue

Cerf Island Resort

well-appointed villas and suites on a hillside, set within lush tropical gardens close to the beach

Vallee de Mai

The coco de mer is the world’s largest seed, the fruit of a rare, endemic palm found only on Praslin and Curieuse. The nut, which has a curious shape resembling human anatomy, is highly prized and its sale is strictly regulated with permits required for its removal from the Seychelles. It was once believed to … Continued

Chalets D’Anse Forbans

Small, unpretentious hotel situated just back from a secluded and beautiful white sand beach in a peaceful spot on Mahe Island


Just half an hour’s flight north from Mahe and comprising 375 acres, the privately-owned island of Denis has particularly lush vegetation, white sand beaches and excellent coral reefs. The island’s interior has benefited from a concerted conservation effort to reintroduce native species of flora and fauna which has resulted in the lush, species-rich island habitat … Continued


A former leper colony home to many endemic species and giant tortoises

La Digue

Anse Source d’Argent, one of the world’s most iconic beaches with its exquisitely eroded boulders and sparkling white sand, can be easily reached on this the fourth largest of the granitic Inner Islands. Once almost deserted, the beach is now a major tourist draw with a small restaurant, two juice bars and some stalls selling … Continued

Le Domaine de La Reserve

Enviably set in its own private cove with good beach and enormous swimming pool

Fleur De Lys

A small self-catering hotel on the western tip of compact and friendly La Digue island


A strict reserve which saved the Seychelles warbler from extinction

Bird Island

Actually a coral island despite being part of the mainly granitic Inner Islands, Bird has only one small lodge but millions of sooty terns and other species, which give the privately-owned island its evocative name. There is also Esmeralda, a (male) giant tortoise of indeterminate age who can be encountered on guided nature walks. One … Continued

La Digue Island Lodge

Boasting a dive shop and enjoying an enviable location on beautiful Anse Reunion beach

Eden Bleu Hotel

A well run modern hotel on Eden Island handy for the airport

Denis Private Island

A stunning private island paradise with excellent house reef and deep-sea dives available


Second largest of the Seychelles islands and lying 45km from Mahe, granitic Praslin boasts the World Heritage Site of Vallee de Mai, containing the endemic black parrot, Wright’s skink and Seychelles chameleon as well as the unique coco-de-mer palm forest. The curiously pelvis-shaped female nut is the largest on Earth, while the male palm displays … Continued


At 27km long and 8km wide, Mahe is by far the largest island of the granitic Inner Islands and the Seychelles as a whole. Containing the majority of the country’s population, the charming capital, Victoria, and Morne Seychellois, the islands’ highest mountain at 905m, Mahe also has many small villages, unspoilt beaches and pretty coves … Continued

Villa de Cerf

A small, luxury villa on Cerf Island, with wonderful views over the coastline of East Mahé.

Kempinski Resort

Offers luxurious accommodation on a fine sandy beach and a wide range of facilities and activities

Carana Beach

A modern, luxurious hotel on on Mahe island, offering relaxation and stunning ocean views.

Les Villas D’Or

Ten spacious self-catering villas right next to the white sands of Praslin’s Cote D’Or beach