Mahe and Praslin Island hopping

With dozens of islands in an archipelago to choose from, why limit yourselves to one? Discover more of Seychelles with an Island-Hopping Holiday using short ferry rides or domestic flights.




Mahe and Praslin Island hopping at a glance
  • Day 1: Fly to Seychelles
  • Day 2: Arrive and transfer to your resort in Mahe
  • Day 3: Explore Mahe
  • Day 4-5: Relax in Mahe
  • Day 6: Head to Praslin
  • Day 7: Valle de Mai touring
  • Day 8-10: Book a Spa, enjoy a swim, have a romantic candlelit dinner
  • Day 11: Departure
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Day 1: Fly to Seychelles

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Day 2: Arrive and transfer to your resort in Mahe

Upon arrival, you will be met by an Eastravel representative for a private transfer to your first island retreat. The rest of the day is then yours to spend at leisure. Settle in, have a cocktail and relax at the pool.

May to November: Recommended H Resort Beau Vallon or Le Meridien Fishermen’s Cove.
December to April: Recommended Constance Ephelia or Avani Seychelles Barbarons Resort

Stay 5 nights.

Journey time: 14 km 25 minutes

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Day 3: Explore Mahe

Enjoy a day discovering Mahe. We suggest a chauffeured guided tour or hiring a car to tour at your own pace and style.

Start with a visit to the tiny capital 'city of Victoria. Visit places of interest such as the Victoria Clock Tower and the colourful Sir Selwyn-Selwyn Clark Marketplace.
Travel through one of the most scenic routes through tropical forest and tea plantations to the historic Mission Lodge, with its weathered ruins and awe-inspiring views of the coast. Head south to the beautiful Anse Takamaka beach for relaxation and a swim.

Visit the Takamaka Rum distillery to try the rum and to purchase a souvenir.

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Day 4 and 5:Relax in Mahe

Two full days to relax at your resort or join a snorkelling trip.

 

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Day 6: Head to Praslin

Transfer to the airport and take the short flight to Praslin. The rest of the day is at leisure. Stay 5 nights.

May to November Recommend hotels on the East Coast – Le Duc de Praslin or L’Archipel
December to April Recommended hotels on the West coast – Constance Lemuria or Coco de Mer Hotel

 

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Day 7: Valle de Mai tour

Join a guided tour today to visit Vallee de Mai, a prehistoric tropical forest that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This untouched biosphere is the endemic home of the Coco de Mer palm, the rare Seychelles Black Parrot, the tiger chameleon and the small Seychelles tree frog.

 

 

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Day 8-9: Relax in Praslin

Head to the world-renowned Anse Lazio, a pristine beach, with white sands fringed by lush forest and bordered by magnificent granite boulders. Here you can swim, snorkel or relax on the soft sands of one of Seychelles' finest beaches.

 

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Day 10: Book a Spa, enjoy a swim, have a romantic candlelit dinner

Book a Spa, enjoy a swim, have a romantic candlelit dinner to round up a fantastic stay in Seychelles.

 

Day 11: Departure

You will be collected from your hotel for a transfer to Praslin Airport. Fly to Mahe to connect with your international flight home.

 

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Highlights

Hike through the Morne Seychelles National Park

Explore the untouched splendour of Mahe's north coast as you enjoy an easy-going 1 and a half hours guided hike through the Morne Seychelles National Park. The hike takes you along a palm-fringed path that meanders across the heights of the rocky coast between giant granitic boulders and lush forest.

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Mahe Discovery

Begin with a tour of the capital, Victoria, and visit places of interest such as the Victoria Clock Tower and the colourful Sir Selwyn-Selwyn Clark Market place. Travel on one of the most scenic routes through tropical forest and tea plantations to the historic Mission Lodge, with its weathered ruins and awe-inspiring views of the coast.

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Praslin and Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve

Praslin, Seychelles' second biggest island offers a magnificent coast with pristine bays, mountain and forest scenery.
Regular Air Seychelles domestic flights from Mahé and Cat Cocos fast catamaran ferry make this an easily accessible island from Mahe.

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Accommodation

La Digue, Superior Class
Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie

Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie is a boutique hotel that combines charming small-island heritage with luxurious service. 63 stunning villas are spread out in the lush orange grove or dotted on the forest slope overlooking the isle of Praslin.

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Mahe, Deluxe Class
Constance Ephelia

Situated on two of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahé, overlooking the marine national park of Port Launay, Constance Ephelia enjoys a unique location set within 120 hectares of land with luxuriant and rare vegetation.

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Mahe, Petite Anse, Deluxe Class
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

Located on Mahe’s South west coast within the Petite Anse cove, the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles commands a view of spectacular sunsets with a dramatic backdrop and luxury 5 star credentials of the Four Seasons brand.

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Mahe, Beau Vallon, Deluxe Class
Story Seychelles

The luxurious boutique resort is located on the northwest coast of Mahé, at the southern end of the family friendly beach at Beau Vallon. one of the most sought-after locations

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Praslin, Deluxe Class
Constance Lemuria

Situated on Praslin’s western coast and spanning three different beaches, the Constance Lemuria Resort is one of Seychelles’ exclusive hotels with its own 18 hole championship golf course

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Praslin, Côte d’Or, Superior Class
Hotel L'Archipel

Set on the North East coast of Praslin, with sweeping views over the entire northern coast and the Curieuse Marine Park, each of the 34 sea facing rooms and suites of l’Archipel is dotted on the hillside above a private beach at Anse Gouvernement, at the end of the famous Côte d’Or Bay.

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Praslin, Anse Bois De Rose, Superior Class
The Coco de Mer Hotel & Black Parrot Suites

Named after the unique Coco de Mer Palm tree this modern, newly renovated, superior class star hotel lies in over 200 acres of natural beauty on the edge of the Indian Ocean, offering spectacular views of the surrounding islands, mountain and glorious sunsets.

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Praslin, Cote D’Or, Superior Class
Le Duc de Praslin

Location – Set on Praslin’s northern coast on the Cote D’Or beach, Le Duc de Praslin is a family-owned hotel with enviable green credentials and a reputation for its sustainability.
The resort is 20 minutes by road from Praslin Airport or 10 minutes from Baie Ste Anne Jetty.

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