Best hotels and hostels in Mahé

  • Top ChoiceLodging in West Coast

    Maia Luxury Resort & Spa

    One of Mahé's most exclusive hotels, this place will render you speechless – you'll never want to leave. Overlooking glorious Anse Louis, it's truly beautiful, with great expanses of white beach, palm-shaded landscaped grounds, a splendid infinity pool and 30 gorgeous villas – each with its own pool. Nothing is too much trouble for the obliging staff.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Morne Seychellois National Park

    Copolia Lodge

    Copolia Lodge is magical, if you don't mind the sense of isolation – it's a 15-minute drive uphill from Victoria. Poised on a greenery-shrouded promontory, this very well-run villa offers cracking views of the coastal plain and Ste Anne Marine National Park. It sports six bright, immaculate rooms with clean lines, ample space and lots of amenities, including a superb pool.

  • Lodging in East Coast

    Koko Grove Chalets

    If you're after hush and seclusion, then these three timbered chalets, outstandingly positioned in the velvety emerald hills above Anse Royale, are the answer. The three units are self-contained, with cosy living areas and private verandas overlooking the tiny swimming pool, with the ocean as a backdrop. It's 400m north of Le Jardin du Roi.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in West Coast

    Anse Takamaka View

    No photo retouching on the website – we guarantee that the views from the terrace are that terrific, the pool (complete with a pool bar) that scintillating, and the three bungalows that roomy and comfortable. Run by a Seychellois/German couple, this wonderfully peaceful property is a winner. Meals (€18) are available twice a week. The minimum stay is three nights.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Eden Island

    Eden Bleu Hotel

    The closest hotel to the airport, the Eden Bleu overlooks the sedate marina on Eden Island. Its stylish rooms have Nespresso machines and in-room Apple TV. The high levels of comfort compensate a little for the lack of a beach – it's more business hotel than beach resort – but it does fill an important niche and does so exceptionally well.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in East Coast

    Devon Residence

    No, you're not hallucinating, the view is real. Poised on a greenery-shrouded hillside, the five villas overlook Anse Royale – full frame. They're extremely well appointed, spacious, bright and immaculate. A flotilla of perks, including free transfers to/from the airport, daily cleaning, free wi-fi, TV and washing machine, make this one of the best-value stays you'll have.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

    Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa

    This gorgeous villa-only property is the smallest Hilton in the world and we love it all the more for it. There's a quiet sophistication and intimacy about the place, and the villas are exceptional – we'd move in and stay forever at their new Grand Ocean Pool Villas with big-sky views, private swimming pools and stunning design if we could.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in West Coast

    Four Seasons Resort

    With its stadium-sized villas perched on a hillside, swoony ocean views, sense of privacy and lovely spa, this five-star bigwig, opened in 2009, is a fab place for honeymooners and loved-up couples. The bedrooms and bathrooms are massive, and masterpieces of understatement despite luxuries such as works of art adorning the walls, teak furnishings, high-quality linen and king-size beds.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Ste Anne Marine National Park

    Fairy Tern Chalets

    Run by an affable South African couple, this is a great place to get away from it all; it's the most reasonable option within Ste Anne Marine National Park. Digs are in two squeaky-clean, spacious bungalows overlooking the beach. For when you don't fancy cooking, the restaurant at L'Habitation Cerf Island is a five-minute walk away. Free canoes.

  • Lodging in Ste Anne Marine National Park

    JA Enchanted Island Resort

    The epitome of a luxurious island retreat, this Round Island resort, within Ste Anne Marine National Park, has stunning, spacious villas turned out in a classical style. The balcony bathtub in one is our pick for the best bathtub-with-a-view anywhere in the Seychelles. Private pools, a first-rate restaurant and a sense of utter exclusivity round out a rather impressive package.

  • Lodging in East Coast

    Chalets d'Anse Forban

    Tranquillity: this family-friendly place has 12 sparkling-clean, fully equipped bungalows that are well spaced out; recent furniture and mattresses; expansive lawns; a lovely beach with good swimming; and fishers selling their catch on the beach in the afternoon. Add a few sun loungers and a nearby store, and you have a great deal. There's a minimum stay of three nights.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Victoria

    Hilltop Boutique Hotel

    Comfortable rooms, most with elevated views out over Victoria, make this a fine choice up the hill from the town centre. You've one of Victoria's best restaurants, Marie-Antoinette, right next door, and the wood-and-wicker rooms are large and light-filled. Friendly service, too, and great breakfasts. Wi-fi comes and goes a little.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

    Le Méridien Fisherman's Cove

    A reliable resort with a staggering bow-shaped lobby and 70 stylish, modern rooms – bathrooms are not separate from bedrooms. Rooms are tightly packed together but face the sea and are buffered by lush gardens. The atmosphere is more convivial than intimate. Facilities include two restaurants, a bar, a spa and a pool. One minus: the beach is disappointingly thin.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in West Coast

    La Maison Soleil

    Seeking a relaxing cocoon with homey qualities without the exorbitant price tag? Run by artist Andrew Gee, whose gallery is just next door, this champ of a self-catering option has all the key ingredients, with tasteful apartments, prim bathrooms and a colourful garden. Anse Soleil is within walking distance.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

    H Resort Beau Vallon

    One of the most attractive properties in Beau Vallon, H Resort has supremely comfortable suites and villas that make appealing use of wood, wicker and linen. The site is draped along the southern end of beautiful Beau Vallon beach, but sheltered by the trees. Good restaurants, excellent service and stylish public areas round out a terrific package.

  • Lodging in Ste Anne Marine National Park

    Cerf Island Resort

    This venture strikes a perfect balance between luxury, seclusion and privacy (there are only 24 villas), on a hillside. This is a romantic resort, extremely quiet and popular with honeymooners, and the rooms have a lovely wood-and-bamboo design scheme. Facilities include a small pool and a spa. One grumble: the beach lacks the wow factor.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

    Carana Beach Hotel

    Perched alongside one of northern Mahé's most beautiful beaches, the Carana Beach Hotel has rooms with a boutique feel; all come with Nespresso machines and some come with private plunge pool. Muted colour schemes, understated contemporary flair and extraordinary views add up to one of Mahé's best places to stay.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in West Coast

    Banyan Tree

    The Banyan Tree is a gorgeous property. Three highlights: the spa, possibly the most attractive on Mahé (and that's no small claim); a fabulous location on a greenery-shrouded hillside with heavenly views of the sea; and 54 wonderfully roomy and stylish villas that get plenty of sunshine, even in late afternoon.

  • Lodging in Morne Seychellois National Park

    The Station

    High on the hill, this wellbeing spa and hotel is utterly different to anywhere else on the island. Whitewashed rooms, lovely views from the public areas and free yoga classes are the hallmarks here. There's an on-site restaurant and lovely little shop selling essential oils and the like.

  • Lodging in Beau Vallon & the North Coast

    Petit Amour Villa

    Consistently positive reviews are hardly surprising given what's on offer here – fabulous views and simply magnificent rooms that range from classic luxury to a refined combination of dark wood and contrasting colours. Meals are excellent. There's a minimum three-night stay.