Seychelles private islands boast some of the most beautiful and exclusive beaches in the world. The Islands have everything you might want in a tropical island holiday.
Here, you will find miles of pristine powder-soft pure white sands, clear water teeming with colourful marine life; gloriously luxurious accommodation, and, best of all, almost no one else.
If you have ever wanted know what it’s like to have your own tropical island paradise, a Seychelles private island vacation is your opportunity.
Seychelles Inner Private Islands
Lying closest to the main island of Mahé, the Inner private Islands of the Seychelles features forested mountain peaks dropping away to sandy coves punctuated by smooth granite boulders.
Many of the finest island accommodations in the world are found here and there is plenty of activities available both on and off the water.
1. Cousine Island
Seychelles Cousine Island is located just 6 kilometers from the Praslin Island coast. The island is private nature reserve and conservation success story.
The island’s bird-filled forests are inhabited by the rare Giant tortoises and powdery white sand beaches are nesting ground for both hawksbill and green turtles.
Cousine Island also offers a range of activities. You can unwind on the beach, dive, and snorkel or take a nature walk with a resident biologist.
You can even spend some time involved in a conservation project. Cousine Island gateway accommodations up to 8 guests in 4 luxurious French Colonial-style villas and provides absolute privacy and seclusion.
2. Denis Island
Denis Island is a flat coral island covered in dense vegetation.
The island’s sun-dappled pathways on the island lead to a long deserted beaches. Its sheltered waters are popular for their excellent diving and snorkelling.
And one of the most northerly of the Seychelles Islands, Denis Island is idyllically located for big game fishing voyages to the edge of the Seychelles’ bank where marlin, sailfish and tuna patrol the deeper waters.
Denis Private Island Lodge, with just 25 rooms, provides an eco-beach experience. There is no lavish luxury here, but it is comfortable and stylish, and you will not be disappointed.
3. North Island Seychelles
Seychelles North Island is well known as a tropical hideout for the rich and famous.
The honeymoon destination of choice for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this magical island is in the midst of an ambitious ‘Noah’s Ark’ conservation project.
It has reintroduced critically endangered Seychelles plants and animals. Giant tortoises wander about freely, turtles nest on the beaches and offshore reefs teem with marine life.
North Island’s three forested mountain peaks rise out of the bright blue Indian Ocean, its gently sloping beaches shaded by perfectly placed palm trees. North Island Lodge was carefully built to high environmental standards and offers the ultimate in barefoot island luxury.
All of the 11 massive villas are furnished and equipped to a dazzlingly high standard and – with 110 staff (including biologists) to look after around 25 guests – the service is truly impeccable.
4. Sainte Anne Island
Sainte Anne Island is located near Cerf Island and also only a short boat ride from the main Island of Mahé. Sainte Anne is a largely untouched island where sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs on soft white sand beaches.
The island is situated in a marine park. It’s protected waters perfect for scuba-diving and snorkelling. Sainte Anne Resort & Spa boasts 87 individual villas.
Each villa is designed with plenty of outdoor space. The most spectacular accommodation on the island is without a doubt the Royal Villa. This villa’s private sundeck, gazebo and infinity pool make the most of its cliff-top location and huge ocean views.
5. Silhouette Island
Silhouette Island is one of the richest bio-diversity hotspots in the western Indian Ocean. This private has no roads. There is limited infrastructure and is nearly uninhabited.
Silhouette Island is also home to virgin hardwood forest and exotic orchids, pitcher plants and incense trees. Its east coast beaches are sheltered by coral barrier reefs.
The reefs perfect for snorkelling and swimming. Other interesting activities include forest walks, big game fishing, sunset cruises and private beach picnics.
Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa on the Silhouette Island provides its guests a world-class luxury experience. The resort offers fantastic dining, soothing spa treatments and modern, elegant villa accommodation.
Outer Private Islands Seycelles
The outer archipelago of the Seychelles is made up of several groups of coral islands.
Few of them are inhabited. Some are not much bigger than a sand spit. And most are encircled by the deep blue stain of pristine coral reefs. The Scuba diving here is simply remarkable.
There are columns and caves to explore. There is also a staggering marine life ranging from tiny reef fish to turtles, mantas and hammerhead sharks.
1. Desroches Island
Desroches Island is covered in coconut palms and tall hardwood trees.
This private island has all the ingredients of a castaway tropical island. It features clear blue water, colourful coral outcrops and over 14 kilometers of virgin white sand.
The island is often completely deserted apart from scuttling hermit crabs. The scuba diving here is superb. The big game fishing is world-class.
And you’ll be given a bicycle for the duration of your stay so you can set out on well-maintained paths to find the perfect spot to while away your day.