Eco Hotels Seychelles

Guide to Eco Hotels in Seychelles ( 2022 Updated)

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Seychelles are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Seychelles and then beyond in Seychelles.

Seychelles often related to as “Another World” and also known throughout the world as the islands with perpetual summer is one of the most eco-friendly destination in the Indian Ocean. Ecotourism in the Seychelles is a limitless offer.

1. Les Lauriers Eco Hotel 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Seychelles

Hotel Les Lauriers Eco Hotel
Hotel Les Lauriers Eco Hotel

Set in Anse Volbert Village, a few steps from Anse Volbert Cote D’Or Beach, Les Lauriers Eco Hotel offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking, an outdoor swimming pool and a bar. Among the various facilities are a garden and a terrace. The hotel has family rooms.

All guest rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a fridge, a kettle, a shower, a hairdryer and a wardrobe. At the hotel, all rooms have a private bathroom with free toiletries.

A buffet breakfast is available every morning at Les Lauriers Eco Hotel.

This relaxed hotel a 1-minute walk from the beach is 7 km from the nature reserve Vallée de Mai. The Praslin Island Airport is 13 km away.

The colorful rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridges, and en suite, shower-only bathrooms, as well as safes and biodegradable amenities. Polished family rooms add patios and satellite TV; villas with natural wood beams add outdoor showers, free Wi-Fi and bikes.

Amenities include a seasonal restaurant, a bar and a bright, open-air dining area.

Les Lauriers Eco Hotel is a family run hotel with a focus on giving you a unique, personal and unforgettable experience. Being environmentally friendly is a passion of ours, we strive to respect and preserve Praslin island in everything we do. Relax and unwind at our new swimming pool area with three interconnecting pools and a swim up bar.

We now have 20 rooms, including 13 new builds. Our existing rooms have been refurbished. The décor and design of the rooms reflect the true beauty of the Seychelles. All of our rooms are set in our beautiful tropical gardens, filled with endemic plants, trees and flowers.

We stayed at the newly renovated eco hotel to relax for a few days which was excellent.

Everyone from the team was genuine and very friendly. Compared to many places on Mahé people here take their time to have a nice chat. Every meal was accompanied by friendly smile and proactive service.

The food was excellent, whether set menu or buffet. Every single dish was thought through and had great taste. The atmosphere was enjoyable too. Felt safe at any time.

The room had natural design, a spacious balcony to listen to the birds, watch the sun rise or the rain fall. The bathroom with 2 rain showers was something we haven’t seen before plus the additional outdoor shower. The sleep was great as the area is so quiet.

The beach is literally in front of the hotel and with a rental car you can reach easily other areas.

The rooms are nice and bright, well-maintained and very clean. We had one of the villas, which had sufficient floor space even for a baby bed and a huge bathroom with two showers.

There’s an outdoor shower also accessible from the outside, so if you come from the beach, you can wash off without dragging all the sand inside. It’s all situated in a nice tropical garden. It’s not fenced off, so we still had to keep a good eye on our son (1 3/4 years) while running around.

Being eco-friendly, airco is only operational if you are in the room and the door is closed. However, it cools down quite quickly when you are back in the room so that is no issue.

Imagine your own private villa surrounded by lush gardens and a few neighbours you neither see nor hear. Add to that an evening creole buffet serving a cornucopia of tropical fayre with fresh BBQ meat and fish. There you have it courtesy of Edwin and Sybil who will look after all your needs. The location is also convenient for local mini markets and for beer and wine. There are nearby restaurants on the beach and good forex facilities. We would happily return.

Eco Friendly Hotels Seychelles 
Eco Friendly Hotels Seychelles

How much does a room costs at Les Lauriers Eco Hotel?

Prices start 300$/night for Superior Double or Twin Room with Garden View. The Double or Twin Room is 305$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This twin/double room features a view, tea/coffee maker and bathrobe.

Where to book online – Les Lauriers Eco Hotel – Eco Friendly Hotels Seychelles you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Seychelles during Seychelles Arts Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Seychelles on Booking.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Six Senses Zil Pasyon 5* – Eco Hotels Seychelles

Six Senses Zil Pasyon
Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Located on the private island of Felicité, Six Senses Zil Pasyon features a spa centre and fitness centre. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.

All units have a dining area and a seating area with a satellite flat-screen TV. A fridge is also available, as well as a coffee machine and a kettle. There is a private bathroom with a bath and bidet in each unit, along with bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Bed linen is featured.

Six Senses Zil Pasyon also includes an outdoor pool. Guests can enjoy a meal at the on-site restaurant or a drink at the bar.

Felicité island is accessible via boat transfer from La Digue or Praslin.

This luxurious resort set on a private island amidst jungles and beaches is accessed by a 20-minute helicopter ride from Seychelles International Airport.

Chic palm-thatched villas on a hillside overlooking the Indian Ocean come with furnished terraces, private infinity pools and living rooms, plus wine cellars, outdoor showers and freestanding tubs. All have minibars, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded villas are closer to the water.

Amenities include a posh open-air restaurant with ocean views, as well as a cafe, bars and lounges. There’s also a spa and a gym, in addition to yoga classes and water sports.

Six Senses Zil Pasyon is located on the private island of Félicité, the fifth largest island in Seychelles, offering unsurpassed vistas of the ocean and surrounding islands. This 30 villa and three residence resort occupies one third of the total island and has been brilliantly designed to embrace the picturesque landscape of untouched beauty. Six Senses Zil Pasyon offers several dining options, an amazing Six Senses Spa built atop towering boulders facing the ocean and a wide range of interesting activities and excursions.
The helicopter is a must, you have the most beautiful view of the Seychelles as you fly across the sea to Felicite. It really sets the tone for a fantastic stay. You’re picked up from Mahe International airport and driven to the helicopter base which is only 5 minutes away.

They have an air conditioned lounge with drinks whilst they load your luggage and send you off on the helicopter. Our pilot on the way to Felicite was fantastic, talking us through the sights, and we saw a large whale shark as we flew across Pralin! I am not the best flier, so was very nervous about this part, but the crew were so kind, and promised me I would love it, and I did!

Spa – You must visit the spa, the treatment rooms are magical, the treatments are also fantastic (we visited 4 times) and they have a stunning spa pool which is beautiful for watching sunset. It juts out over the edge of the cliff and gives you almost 360’c views!

Snorkeling – amazing sea life – we met 2 x hawksbill turtles, manta rays, huge grouper, black tipped sharks and baby sharks, parrot fish, the list is endless and you could honestly snorkel around this island for hours. Recommend the guided snorkeling activity.

ll Felicité guests love nature, otherwise they would not pour this significant amount of money to enjoy the eco-friendly, shabby-chic philosophy of Six Senses: having dozens of birds happily walking on your breakfast table and picking up your croissant every morning is however a bit too far – my suggestion is to pull some nets around the main restaurant and have birds out when guests have food, at least during breakfast (when the island resident bird community seems to be particularly hungry…).
The pathways – somewhat hilly – between the villas and to the main compound are scenic with luxurious vegetation, awesome granite rocks and views on the ocean with all the turquoise colour tones. At night, the beauty of the sky full of stars is replacing the one of the sea. Really stunning.
There are two restaurants facing each other and both offer fantastic meals. We have continuously been impressed by the quality of the food. We ate Indian, Thai, Creole, BBQ,… Each and every dish was cooked to perfection. The quality of the ingredients was striking too (real Kobe Wagyu, delicious burrata, fresh vegetables,…). The breakfast was very flexible and the egg specialities with all required sides were really tasty. The waiters were all very kind (thank you Thien, Indika,…).
The hotel produces its own drinking water which seemed like the most eco sensible solution we have ever seen (we visited their small desalination plant).
The hotel offers material for sport activities at “the experience”. Great kayak, archery,… Here again, the whole team was very friendly and caring.

 This was our fifth stay at a Six Senses resort and just like the others we have visited Zil Pasyon had a great combination of luxury, eco-friendliness, Spa and work out possibilities, flawless service and relaxed atmosphere. What’s really outstanding with Six Senses is the incredibly personal and friendly service. We sincerely felt the hospitality from the management to the staff the moment we arrived. Things like having our villa ready even though we arrived early in the morning and allowing us to stay late as well, without any additional charges, but also just the fact that absolutely everyone in the staff knew our names and exactly what soft drinks our kids liked.

We stayed in one of the two two-bedroom villas at the resort (villa no 1), which was absolutely perfect. From what we heard, this villa was the best one, with outdoor interconnections between the two bedrooms. The villa was really airy and spacious with ocean view and a private pool.

The food was really good, with both seafood and a mix of Western and local cuisine. We especially appreciated the special theme dinners, with inter alia a set five-course lobster menu and an Asian dinner with amazing sashimi. It would have been good with one more restaurant, located more separated from the other two, to give a sense of more dinner options, but the different theme nights gave you enough variety anyway. You could also go for a private barbeque on the beach.

Great Spa, good fitness facilities, an excellent pool (about 45 metres long, making lap swimming possible), snorkeling possibilities directly from the beach or via boat trips, games like pétanque, badminton, kayaking, croquet etc kept us more than busy.

We took the helicopter option to fly directly from Mahe to Felicity, which we really recommend. It costs a bit, but it gives you half a day or more in extra vacation. And it was a beautiful way to travel. We spotted whales and dolphins during the flight.

Eco Hotels Seychelles
Eco Hotels Seychelles

How much does a room costs at Six Senses Zil Pasyon?

Prices start 2082$/night for Panorama Pool Villa. The Signature Pool Villa is 2830$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Perched on the granite rocks, the Seychelles villas feature a private pool and larger living room with an additional lounge, while offering privacy, amazing ocean views and are in close proximity to Grande Anse beach.

Where to book online – Six Senses Zil Pasyon – Eco Hotels Seychelles you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Seychelles during Seychelles Arts Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Seychelles on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Constance Ephelia Mahe Seychelles 5* – Eco Friendly Hotels Seychelles

Constance Ephelia
Constance Ephelia

Nestled amongst the white sand beaches and hills on the island of Mahé, Ephelia offers guests luxurious suites and villas overlooking the Indian Ocean. It features 5 restaurants, 6 bars, 5 pools and boutique shopping.

All accommodation at Constance Ephelia Resort comes with a private garden area. There is an inside seating area with flat-screen TV. They also have a private luxury bathroom with a bath and shower, and some villas offer mountain or ocean views.

In the many restaurants, guests have the choice of local cuisine with a buffet breakfast, poolside snack or Mahé infused dinner. Cocktails and local tropical juices are served in the Constance Ephelia Resort’s bars.

Set on 300 acres of lush forest overlooking the Indian Ocean, this posh island resort is 22 km from Seychelles International Airport. It’s 2 km from Sauzier Waterfall.

Warm, stylish rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and mini fridges, plus private balconies. Posh villas with wood-beamed ceilings add private pools, views of the ocean and/or private access to the beach.

Breakfast is available at a buffet-style restaurant featuring a dining terrace surrounded by water. There are 10 other eateries and bars. There’s an outdoor pool and hot tub, plus a spa, and a gym with yoga classes. There’s also a kids’ club with a pool and playground.

Spacious contemporary accommodations surrounded by lush landscape and scintillating lagoons, a beautiful spa village to revive your senses; Choose from one of our 42 Tropical Garden View Rooms, 184 Junior Suites, 40 Senior Suites, 17 Family Villas, 16 Beach Villas, 8 Hillside Villas, 5 Spa Villas or our unique Presidential Villa. Feast on delicious dishes and cocktails while marvelling at the deep blue of the Indian Ocean with a private dinner on the beach or in one of our restaurants.
For a truly pampering moment, choose from a canopy of treatments from Constance Spa while your kids are having their share of adventures and fun at the Constance Kids Club. Situated on two of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Mahe, 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.
All suites and villas are specially designed and stylishly decorated with breathtaking views on either the luxuriant garden or partial view of the Indian ocean.
This was our third holiday in Constance Ephelia Mahe. Me and my wife love Seychelles for it’s absolute beauty of nature and we love this hotel on Seychelles for many reasons. First of all it has the largest space in the most beautiful part of Mahe with many beaches, all of them look better than any postcard and have just few or even no tourists sometimes. There are beautiful islands in front and the sunsets are amazing.
It’s very nice eco friendly and authentic tropical architecture united with full comfort options and beautiful tropical gardens, mangroves, etc. There are even the famous giant turtles living in the center of the park. It’s very easy to meet the top management of the hotel as they are very actively communicating with many guests every day, meeting them in different restaurants (there are 5, plus few bars) and other spots of the large hotel territory.
Constance Ephelia is an absolute pearl – set in a secluded (slightly remote) part of Mahé Island on its own peninsula with impeccable natural surroundings and a staff that does its best to keep it spotless and eco-friendly.
Green Hotels Seychelles
Green Hotels Seychelles
Service level is generally very high, but the local wait staff can at times seem sulky and unfriendly as opposed to the international staff who seem like its a treat to work at Ephelia.
Besides this, the only thing that subtracts from the highest recommendations is the extra charges on half board and full board – many dishes and sometimes general charges for certain days at certain restaurants makes the stay a lot more expensive than what you expected. Add to this a drinks price level that even by Seychellois standards is high (think $17 draft beer, and $150 bottle of wines) – not that this detracts generally.
The villas are spacious, fantastic and large balconies and views, and very nice and eco-friendly interior space. The private beach on the northern side is just amazing, especially for snorkeling. The food was very good and the atmosphere around very pleasant and cool when the birds are getting mad before going to sleep.

The boat house: We were underwhelmed by the quality and enthusiasm of the contract boat house used by the resort, including the quality of the dive instruction and dive trips. We also do not see why water sports need to be limited to a regular work day, so that everyone has to return all equipment by 4:30pm so the staff can go home at 5pm. The shifts could be staggered, or better yet the hotel could bring the operation in-house and do a much higher quality job of it.

Breakfast: We ate on the north beach at Seselwa. The staff is lovely and welcoming and enthusiastic, consistently. And most of the food is excellent. But while breakfast goes to 10:30am, a good portion of the food runs out by 9:30am or so and is not consistently restocked. On our last day about a third of the serving platters were empty by 10am. I realize that a large amount of wasted food is not a good thing, but if you are going to offer a buffet until 10:30 it should be stocked until 10:30am. Also, the breakfast buffet always include great local curries, which the Seychellois eat for breakfast as well. But the locals eat the curry with rice, and there is never any rice at breakfast, just various forms of potatoes. Strange.

Anyway, overall this was a fantastic stay, and we will gladly go back. The general level of training, enthusiasm and friendliness of the staff, both local and expat, is superb. The architecture, landscaping and location cannot be beat. And there is so much to see and do on the extensive grounds, I suspect many guests have no desire ever to leave the property during their stay.

The resort is made up of two halves, the North Beach and the South. We always felt that we had space and privacy. We were advised that there is always a still and calm side of the resort and a slightly breezy side. At different times of the year, it could be the North or the South side. It doesn’t really matter, as a frequent free shuttle service can take you to either side.
We were there in the last week of September and low tide was in the afternoon on the south side. This meant that although a little breezy, we could wade out quite far in the water and still only be knee deep. If the beach is not for you, then the pools were also lovely and quiet. The external toilet facilities were clean and in good order.

The in resort food was reasonably priced for a top hotel, however the alcohol prices were excessive. If you like champagne, then I’d suggest that you bring your own if you can.

All of the non-motorised activities are included and the equipment is well maintained. We enjoyed tennis, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and the pedal boats. We didn’t try the windsurfing. There are also the spa facilities (over 16’s only) which allow a free steam, sauna and thermal pool for free between 10am – 2pm or longer if you decide to have a paid treatment.

The resort is trying very hard to be eco friendly and we thought it a nice touch that they were banning straws for at least one day a week, in addition to the standard towels and sheets services. The eco regeneration and planting back of the mangrove forests was good.

We loved the accommodation and we were never disturbed by other guests.

The north beach is postcard gorgeous. The hotel and setting is beautiful and extremely relaxing, spotless, and our senior suite was large and attractive. The food is generally nice. The spa is fantastic, treatments are not cheap but the spa is incredible. A wonderful and completely under-utilized gym. Wonderfully Eco-sensitive grounds and policies. Management seems to be trying hard to raise standards.
Eco Friendly Hotels Seychelles
Eco Friendly Hotels Seychelles

How much does a room costs at Resort Constance Ephelia?

Prices start 579$/night for Tropical Garden View Room (2 Adults Only). The One-Bedroom Hillside Villa with Private Pool- Adults Only – is 2438$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This large air-conditioned villa offers a private pool with sun chairs and a garden set on the edge of the hill top. There is a seating area with flat-screen TV and dining area. There is a private luxury bathroom complete with a bath, double basin and walk-in shower. There is a fully furnished terrace overlooking the North Beach and the tropical hillside.

Where to book online – Resort Constance Ephelia  – Eco Friendly Hotels Seychelles you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Seychelles during Seychelles Arts Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Seychelles on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.