Seychelles,

Natural Seychelles in High Luxury

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Tailor-Made Tour
12 Days
From £10484
GEOIP Not Available
Birding
Beach
Luxury

Tour Introduction

12 Days from £10484
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Prices based on flight fares at the time of costing & may vary. Please ask for a definitive quote

As well as being our most opulent Seychelles offering, this itinerary also affords access to some of the best wildlife and scenery to be found on the islands. Baie Lazare is arguably the most beautiful beach on the main island of Mahe, and provides the site for your first stop, one of the well regarded Four Seasons group of hotels. Mahe is a great birding location and we can organise a privately guided birdwatching tour of the island should you wish it: otherwise, just relax and soak up the ambience of this excellent resort.

A short plane hop takes you to the second largest island, Praslin, for the Lemuria resort which occupies an enviable position spanning two perfect beaches separated by a small rocky headland. Golf and various watersports are all possible, and we include a privately guided tour of the unique Vallee de Mai forest, home to the world’s largest and most curiously shaped nut, the coco-de-mer. You could even opt for a visit to La Digue, a gem of an island close by.

Finally comes the highlight of the holiday: beautiful Cousine Island, rat-free and thus a sanctuary for ground-nesting birds such as the wedge-tailed and Audubon shearwaters, as well as many more native species. On this private island – accessed by private helicopter charter – you will find only four spacious beachfront luxury villas and one family villa, plus a small main building housing the excellent restaurant and polished granite pool. Turtles come to nest in season, and the sun going down on the horizon on your last day will mark the end of a luxurious, relaxing and stimulating Seychelles journey.

Full Itinerary

Price from £10484
GEOIP Not Available
per adult. Based on sharing double / twin rooms
Day 1
Arrive in Mahe

Met on arrival in Mahe, and transfer to Baie Lazare and to your resort.

Staying at Four Seasons Resort. Includes Breakfast.

Day 2
Mahe

Day at leisure to relax, swim or enjoy the many on-site activities available at your five star resort.

Staying at Four Seasons Resort. Includes Breakfast.

Day 3
Mahe

Day at leisure. Should you wish to book an optional birdwatching tour around Mahe with private ornithological guide, please enquire.

Staying at Four Seasons Resort. Includes Breakfast.

Day 4
Praslin

Pick up and transfer to Mahe airport domestic terminal for check in. Fly to Praslin Island. Transfer to your hotel.

Staying at Constance Lemuria Resort. Includes Breakfast.

Day 5
Praslin

Day at leisure. You might want to take an optional day trip to La Digue island – please enquire if so.

Staying at Constance Lemuria Resort. Includes Breakfast.

Day 6
Praslin

Pick up at the hotel for your private half-day tour of the Vallee de Mai, sole home to the unique coco-de-mer forest. The female palm trees produce the oddly shaped and highly prized coco-de-mer, the world’s largest nut. Wildlife includes various skinks and the endemic Seychelles parrot and chameleon. Return to the resort. Rest of day at leisure.

Staying at Constance Lemuria Resort. Includes Breakfast.

Day 7
Cousine

A private helicopter will pick you up at the hotel’s helipad and fly you to Cousine Island’s helipad. On arrival, check in to one of the four luxury beachfront villas.

Staying at Cousine Island Resort. Includes All Meals.

Day 8
Cousine

Day at leisure to relax, swim in the pool or off the white-sand beach, or go for a walk to see the island’s rare and prolific wildlife, perhaps guided by an on-site naturalist.

Staying at Cousine Island Resort. Includes All Meals.

Day 9
Cousine

Day at leisure.

Staying at Cousine Island Resort. Includes All Meals.

Day 10
Depart Mahe

Take a chartered light aircraft to Mahe. Met and assisted with check in to catch your international flight home.

Includes In-flight Meals.

Tour Accommodation

Seychelles Inner Islands

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Overview

The Four Seasons brand is renowned worldwide for high standards of service and accommodation, and the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles is no exception. Perched high among the treetops on a lush hillside overlooking Mahe’s Petite Anse beach, the five-star luxury resort has spacious villas and suites built to take full advantage of their lofty position, with plenty of outdoor space and great views. They all boast infinity plunge pool, indoor and outdoor showers, bathtub, pavilion with daybed, TV/DVD, iPod dock, decking and of course, air-conditioning.

There is an on-site diving operation where you can learn all about scuba. Other activities include kayaking, snorkelling, yoga, sailing, paddle boarding, birdwatching and learning to surf.

Children are extremely well catered for. Cots and buggies as well as babysitting are available, and the Kids For All Seasons club is open from 9am-9pm daily for those aged four to 12, with a varied programme of activities and entertainment. Both restaurants have children’s menus.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
67
Facilities

Two permanent restaurants plus an occasional beach grill at peak times and in-villa dining, boutique, two bars, children’s club, infinity pool, full spa, gym, library, dive and water sports centre.

Optional Activities

There are a wide range of activities for children and adults alike. Non-motorised water sports such as paddle-boarding, kayaking, snorkelling, windsurfing and sailing are included. Diving, fishing and boat trips are available at extra cost.

Seychelles Inner Islands

Cousine Island Resort

Overview

Cousine is a 62-acre, naturally beautiful island just 800m in width and 1.4 km long and remains in an almost pristine state. It is, in effect, a nature reserve containing many species not found on other islands, such as two species of shearwater, which have died out elsewhere due to rats and other invasive species.

There are just four luxury detached one-bedroom villas and a two-bedroom family villa, all perched only metres back from the white sand beach, giving one a feeling of being an honoured guest. The small main building houses the pool and restaurant.

Each of the four air-conditioned villas boast 175sq meters of well-designed space. There is a much newer, spacious two-bedroomed villa for families, with its own pool. All are equipped with canopied double beds, en suite bathroom with jacuzzi and walk in double shower, ceiling fan, hair dryer, multi-channel satellite TV, DVD, mini-CD player, international direct dial telephone, safety deposit box, kitchenette, separate dining and living area, tea and coffee machine and minibar.

On-site naturalists conduct guided tours to discover the island’s wonderful, rare wildlife and pristine environment. All the guests’ needs are very well taken care of and the chef produces imaginative dishes of mouth-watering variety and flavours.

Included in the daily rate are on-island excursions and all meals. Transfers by helicopter from Mahe or Praslin are available. If not taking the helicopter, an amphibious boat is used for wet landing transfers, since a decision was taken not to construct a jetty in order to discourage visitors who may bring unwanted invaders such as rats: a small price to pay to preserve such a wonderful and awe-inspiring natural treasure as Cousine Island. Cousine is marvellous and rare, and our favourite island of the Seychelles – it really has to be seen to be appreciated.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
5
Facilities

Four one-bedroom and one two-bedroom luxury detached villas. Spa, restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool, private terrace, air-conditioning, ceiling fan, hair dryer, multi-channel satellite TV, DVD, mini-CD player, international direct dial telephone, safety deposit box, kitchenette, tea and coffee machine, minibar, laundry service.

Local Wildlife

Despite its small size, the island is home to a great diversity of wildlife. Birds including the rare Seychelles magpie robin, Seychelles warbler, brown noddy, and wedge-tail and Audubon shearwaters can be seen. Huge numbers of fairy terns, lesser noddys and white-tailed tropicbirds circle the skies above the island, and at night, large fruit bats return to roost. The privately owned natural paradise is also home to many free-roaming Aldabra giant tortoises, some nearly one hundred years old and the youngest only five, and the bronze gecko and Wright’s skink can also be seen. Large millipedes can be spotted crawling up tree trunks lest they dry out in the sun. The island is one of the few in the world which has never had rats, so remains true to its origins. In season (November to March) hawksbill turtles come up on the beach to nest and are often seen. There is a resident naturalist on hand to take guests on informative nature walks to some of the less-visited parts of the island to see the ground-nesting birds such as rare shearwaters and tropicbirds. The fauna is pretty tame and approachable, enabling good photographs to be achieved.

Optional Activities

Snorkelling, birdwatching and guided walks with the resident naturalist.

Seychelles Inner Islands

Constance Lemuria Resort

Overview

The five-star Constance Lemuria Seychelles Resort occupies the beautiful twin Anse Kerlan beaches just five minutes’ drive from Praslin airport.

The luxurious accommodation is scattered over 101 hectares of natural vegetation and sparkling lagoons, containing a beautiful spa. Choose from 42 Tropical Garden View Rooms, 184 Junior Suites, 40 Senior Suites, 17 Family Villas, 16 Beach Villas, eight Hillside Villas, five Spa Villas or the top of the range Presidential Villa.

The Villas have lounge, dining pavilion, pool, al fresco bath, pool, terrace and either one or two bedrooms. The three-bed Presidential Villa has a private beach.

With the only championship golf course in the Seychelles, a full PADI dive centre, a choice of inclusive and optional water sports, a three-tier swimming pool and a complete spa “village”, there are plenty of activities and treatments from which to choose.

Dining options include a Mediterranean restaurant and an informal beach restaurant offering seafood dishes.

Swimming Pool
Yes
Air Conditioning
Yes
Rooms
313
Facilities

Three restaurants, four bars, swimming pool, library, shops, gym, lounge, spa, tennis courts, water sports centre, dive centre, children’s club (from 4 – 11 years), helipad, 18-hole golf course.

Optional Activities

Motorised water sports, diving, boat trips, deep sea fishing are available at extra cost. Inclusive equipment and activities include pedalos, Laser boats, Hobie Cats kayaks, windsurfing and body boards.

Route Map

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Cousine Island Resort: -4.350728, 55.647452
Constance Lemuria Resort: -4.299371, 55.681184
Four Seasons Seychelles Resort : -4.753448, 55.465852

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

Thank you for all your excellent coordination of the multi travel and island hopping. We really enjoyed the wildlife experience offered by the Seychelles. [Your representatives] were very good in their arrangements and organisation locally.

Dr & Mrs M - Cambridgeshire