Oh we do like to be beside the Seychelles…

The Seychelles is a hot destination thanks to our young royals, Wills and Kate, going to the beautiful Indian Ocean isles on their recent honeymoon. 'Good choice,' says holiday experts Original Travel, 'as they’re pretty much the ultimate dream desert islands - more interesting than the glorified sandbanks of the Maldives and more secluded than the one trick island of Mauritius.' Here we rate the best of the bunch in the Seychelles, all of which have special offers on at the mo...

North Island

If it’s good enough for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, it’s good enough for us. Super-exclusive and eye-wateringly expensive, North Island is part James Bond baddie’s tropical island lair, part default celeb retreat and all the best island destination on the planet. Start saving now. Even with the current ‘stay 7 pay 6’ offer we’re still talking silly money.


The other place the royal lovebirds visited, way back when they were patching things up in 2007, Desroches is far more understated, and the elegant colonial-style villas are scattered amongst the coconut palms to ensure privacy. This is somewhere to consider for families as well, with children under 12 years going free in a luxury beach villa until 23rd December 2011.


The best value top-end place to stay in the Seychelles, Constance Ephelia is ideally placed between two of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahé, and overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay. There's also a current special offer whereby a second adult pays 50% on minimum 6 night stays.


The sister property of Ephelia, also good value, and particularly good for families, Lemuria has a comprehensive range of facilities offering all kinds of aquatic and land-based activities. Think windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, pedalos, snorkelling, deep-sea fishing and diving, plus pool, tennis courts, an 18-hole championship golf course and a spa.

Banyan Tree
Fans of ‘Top 10s’ should salivate over the fact that the Banyan Tree Seychelles sits on Intendance Bay, described as one of the ten most beautiful beaches in the world. There’s the full compliment of activities on land and sea and general South East Asian vibe in keeping with the Banyan Tree brand’s origins. Their special offer is only for trips up to the end of the month, with 20% off villas. Hurry, hurry!

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Emily Peck, Editor

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