Seychelles,

Deluxe Seychelles in Natural Style

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Tailor-Made Tour
10 Days
From £8290
GEOIP Not Available
Honeymoon
Snorkelling and Diving
Luxury

Tour Introduction

10 Days from £8290
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Prices based on flight fares at the time of costing & may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote

This tour is doubly luxurious: the sumptuousness of the accommodation is matched by the rich natural history of the islands you visit. Staying at two deluxe hotels, explore the manifold attractions of Mahe and Praslin before flying over open ocean to beautiful Denis Island. The highly comfortable resort will engender feelings of tropical wellbeing as you explore the island’s painstakingly created nature reserve with its reintroduced rare birds, snorkel with baby turtles off the white-sand beaches or dive some of its world-class sites. Undoubtedly true Seychelles luxury, perfect for honeymooners and those who relish a high level of comfort.

Full Itinerary

Price from £8290
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms
Day 1
Arrive in Mahe

Met on arrival in Mahe, and transfer to your seaside hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Staying at Northolme Resort & Spa. Includes Breakfast.

Day 2
Mahe

Day at leisure to enjoy your private Jacuzzi, soothing treatments at the on-site spa, dips in the infinity pool and snorkelling from the small hotel beach. There is a weekly programme of activities including complimentary snorkelling and optional water sports, diving, boat trips to neighbouring islands and guided hiking.

Staying at Northolme Resort & Spa. Includes Breakfast.

Day 3
Mahe

Day at leisure. Perhaps arrange a visit to Victoria, the charming capital, with its miniature Big Ben and lush botanical gardens. Alternatively hire a car to explore the Seychelles’ largest island independently.

Staying at Northolme Resort & Spa. Includes Breakfast.

Day 4
Praslin

Pickup and transfer to the airport for your short flight to Praslin. Met and transfer to your beachfront hotel.

Staying at Hotel L’Archipel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 5
Praslin

Transfer to your embarkation point for a full-day wildlife and snorkelling boat trip to Cousin, Curieuse & Ste Pierre Islands (operating Tue & Thu only). See rare birds and giant tortoises, enjoy a beachside BBQ lunch, and snorkel among reef fish, rays and perhaps even baby black-tip reef sharks (harmless!).

Staying at Hotel L’Archipel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 6
Praslin

Enjoy a morning shared guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Vallee de Mai to see the unique coco-de-mer forest and endemic wildlife. Afternoon at leisure to go snorkelling or perhaps explore the island by hire car.

Staying at Hotel L’Archipel. Includes Breakfast.

Day 7
Denis Island

Pickup and transfer to Praslin airport to catch a flight to Mahe. Connect with charter flight to Denis Island and transfer to resort. Rest of day at leisure.

Staying at Denis Island Resort. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 8
Denis Island

Full day to explore the island at leisure. You can walk the trails through the interior to learn of the exemplary conservation efforts to reintroduce native species and protect nesting turtles. Try snorkelling off the beach near the restaurant to get amongst the colourful corals and teeming fish.

Staying at Denis Island Resort. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 9
Denis Island

A further day to explore idyllic Denis at your own pace, or just relax by the pool, on the beach or in the warm Indian Ocean. Snorkelling is excellent right offshore, or book a world-class dive outing for deeper marine thrills.

Staying at Denis Island Resort. Includes Breakfast and Dinner.

Day 10
Depart Mahe

Fly to Mahe. Met and assisted with check in. Catch your international flight home.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Tour Accommodation

Seychelles Inner Islands

Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

Overview

Follow in Ian Fleming’s footsteps and enjoy the special treatment he received at the historic Hilton Northolme. There are a few changes since his day: now there are spacious well-appointed villas, a beautiful pool and fabulous spa. Although the beach is very small and partly rocky, a shuttle is available to take you to other Mahe beach locations on request.

Accommodation is in very spacious villas and suites, most with sea views. The rooms are equipped with ceiling fans, air-conditioning, LCD satellite TV, minibar, safety deposit box, tea and coffee facilities and direct dial telephone. Each room has an attached private bathroom with jetted bathtubs and separate shower. High speed WiFi is available in every room.

The hotel offers two excellent fine dining restaurants which feature delicious local seafood and there is also a well-stocked bar and lounge for guests to enjoy. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool and a large spa with three treatment rooms.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
52
Facilities

Restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool, spa, gym, business centre, air conditioning, ceiling fans, LCD satellite TV, DVD player, safety deposit box, direct dial telephone, shuttle service, room service, laundry service, luggage storage and currency exchange.

Seychelles Inner Islands

Hotel l’Archipel

Overview

Hotel l’Archipel is located on the north east coast of Praslin Island, at the end of the famous Côte d’Or beach in a colourful tropical garden. The luxurious bungalows are nestled in the lush forested hillside overlooking the stunning private Anse Gouvernement beach.

All rooms are spacious with sea views, air-conditioning, king size bed, direct line telephone, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, safety deposit box, hair dryer, and satellite television. The bathrooms have large showers and his and hers washbasins. All rooms also have a wide patio 12 sq metres in size. WiFi is available at the hotel but charges may apply.

There are two highly recommended restaurants for dining offering delicious seafood, Creole and more international cuisine. There is also a sea-facing infinity pool with sun deck, cocktail bar and games room. Live entertainment such as a traditional dance or musical performance is given twice a week in the evenings.

Despite being the second largest of the Seychelles islands, Praslin is relatively small at roughly 35 sq kms and benefits from far fewer people and a more relaxed atmosphere than its much larger neighbour, Mahe. Activities on offer include snorkelling, diving, water sports, island hopping boat trips and guided island excursions to see local attractions such as the unique Vallee de Mai.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
32
Facilities

Private bathrooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool, gift shop, air-conditioning, direct line telephone, minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, hair dryer, satellite television, room service, laundry service, luggage storage, currency exchange and WiFi (charges may apply).

Local Wildlife

Praslin is home to one of the Seychelles’ two World Heritage Sites, the wonderfully different forest of Vallee de Mai, containing the world’s only Coco de mer forest (the world’s largest nut), the endemic black parrot, the Seychelles chameleon and a very rare skink.

Optional Activities

Tours of Praslin Island and Vallee de Mai. Bicycle rental, swimming, windsurfing and kayaking. Massage and spa treatment is also available on site.

Seychelles Inner Islands

Denis Private Island

Overview

Denis Island is a stunning private island paradise, 53 miles north of the capital Victoria, and just a 30-minute flight from Mahe. The island was once a large coconut plantation but today is an inclusive luxury resort.

Accommodation is in 25 en suite private bungalows of five categories, each with sundecks, outdoor showers, minibar, living area, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, iPod dock and tea and coffee facilities. There are beachfront spa cottages and deluxe beach cottages that offer guests an even greater level of luxury as they come with private spa treatment facilities. A recent addition is the beach villa, which has its own private plunge pool, dining area, sala day bed, king size bed, lounge and wine chillier.

The grand main building includes a fine dining restaurant where the chef prepares daily specials featuring traditional Seychelles cuisine often including local seafood and island-grown vegetables. Some evenings, entertainment such as a dance performance is given and romantic candlelit dinners on the beach can also be arranged.

Denis Private Island offers inclusive activities to its guests such as guided island tours with the resident naturalist, snorkelling and canoeing, and there is a tennis court and a series walking trails to enjoy. The resort is a diver’s paradise with excellent reef and deep-sea dives available at extra cost. It is also notable for excellent game fishing. There used to be a swimming pool but that was undermined by abnormal tides and currents in 2015 and now is a sun deck: however, there is always the warm Indian Ocean where you can swim to your heart’s content.

Having once been a coconut plantation, Denis Private Island has an impressive programme to revert to its original native habitat and has planted numerous indigenous plants and trees and re-introduced various bird and other species.There is a small colony of giant tortoises on the island and many endemic birds such as the Seychelles fody, magpie robin, paradise flycatcher and Seychelles warbler, all of which can be seen with a little patience.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
25
Facilities

Restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool, tennis court, air conditioning, ceiling fans, mini-bar, tea and coffee facilities, iPod dock, satellite TV, small library, media room with internet access, and laundry service.

Local Wildlife

The reefs around Denis Island are extremely rich in terrestrial fauna and hard and soft corals, sponges, colourful reef fish, green and hawksbill turtles, small reef sharks and rays, many of which can be seen on dives. In deeper water sailfish, tuna and dolphins can often be encountered with whale sharks and manta rays present too between September and November. Hawksbill turtles come ashore to nest in November and December and green turtles between February and April. On land the impressive Aldabra giant tortoises can easily be found and approached for photographs. Birdlife includes now rare endemics such as the Seychelles fody, magpie robin, paradise flycatcher and Seychelles warbler; small numbers of sooty terns are returning to nest thanks to careful habitat management and conservation strategies.

Optional Activities

Activities such as tennis, pool, chess, wildlife walks canoeing and snorkelling are offered as part of the package. Boat trips can be arranged for game fishing, and there is a PADI dive centre at the resort where both keen and beginner divers can enjoy exciting dive excursions for an extra cost.

Route Map

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Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa: -4.592918, 55.432094
Denis Island Resort: -3.802007, 55.662139
Hotel l’Archipel: -4.319140, 55.763600

Departure Dates

This tour has no set departure date and can be tailored to suit your travel requirements. Contact us for more details.

Travel Information

Are International Flights Included?

No. Please contact us for a quote if required.

Flight Info:

Fly BA's new twice-weekly direct, non-stop service from Heathrow to Mahe. You can also choose Emirates from Heathrow or certain regional airports via Dubai to Mahe. Air France via Paris and Etihad via Abu Dhabi are also possible.

Best Visited:

January to January

Are you ATOL Registered?

Yes. This means we are legally able to book your international flights in conjunction with your ground arrangements so you can book with us with complete confidence. Read more about our ATOL license here.

Alan Godwin

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding this Tour, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965

Having now returned from our Seychelles holiday, I thought that I would write to tell you how much we enjoyed it – it really was first class – thank you for the arrangements…all in all, it was a great holiday, with just the right balance of activity and relaxation.

Mr R P - Surrey