If you prefer the relaxed atmosphere of smaller properties, this lovely island-hopping itinerary could be for you. Combining stays at a selection of boutique Seychelles hotels on three different islands - Mahe, Praslin & Bird, it showcases some of the archipelago's magnificent nature and wildlife, combined with a reasonable amount of relaxation.
Your first four days will be spent at Cerf Island Resort in the Sainte Anne Marine Park, just a 10 minute boat ride from Mahé. There are no roads on Cerf Island, just pathways that connect the different beaches, many of which have excellent snorkelling. Excursions can be taken to other islands in the Marine Park, including Moyenne, as well as back to Mahé and to visit Victoria, the world's smallest capital.
You'll then take a 30-minute flight by light aircraft to tiny Bird Island, a coral cay. Accommodation is in relatively simple chalets, but, apart from the powder soft white sand beaches, the main emphasis here is the bird life. There are numerous species, including many migratory and endemic birds, while giant tortoises also 'roam' freely.
Your final 6 nights will be on the east coast of Praslin at the family-owned Hotel L'Archipel, where cottage-style rooms and dotted around its pretty hillside gardens. Praslin affords excellent opportunities to see a wide selection of the rich variety of Seychelles nature - the Vallée de Mai where the Coco de Mer grows, numerous idyllic beaches including Anse Lazio, excursions to outlying smaller islands, many designated as Special Reserves, such as Curieuse, as well as day trips to the charming neighbouring island of La Digue.
The example quoted is for June 2018 and intended as a guide. Prices include all inter-island flights, private car transfers as well as return flights from London. The length of stay at each hotel may be varied, depending on personal requirements. Please contact our experienced team who, with first-hand knowledge, will tailor-make your perfect Seychelles holiday.
The prices in our itineraries are intended to guide you towards a potential budget for your holiday.
The cost of your tailored holiday will be dependent on what accommodation and airline class you select, the season you travel in, the airline used, any discounts applied or additional private extras you require.
Our journey specialists understand that you will be searching for a quality holiday at the best price and as we are always looking to establish loyalty to Mahlatini, we will be happy to compare any cheaper options you may have obtained. Do be aware, however, of any hidden extras and that you are indeed comparing like for like whilst also receiving the same quality service and financial protection.
Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Mahe
Upon arrival at Mahe Airport you will be met by a member of the Mahlatini team who will transfer you by private car & a short 10 minute boat transfer to Cerf Island Resort.
Today you will be transferred by boat and then private car to Mahe airport for your 30 minute flight via light aircraft to Bird Island.
Today you will take a light aircraft back to Mahe followed by a 15 minute flight to Praslin. You will then be transferred by private car to Hotel L'Archipel.
Your private car will take you to Praslin airport for your light aircraft flight to Mahe airport where you will connect with your overnight flight home.
Arrive at JFK