Located just 30 minutes from the Seychelles International Airport and 45 minutes from the jetty in Victoria, our hotel is ideally situated for day trips to other islands in the archipelago. Whether you choose to join a Seychelles island hopping tour with one of our trusted travel partners, or to explore the islands at your own leisure, be sure not to miss these island highlights:
The second largest of the Seychelles’ islands, neighbouring Praslin is home to the legendary Vallée de Mai. This valley of towering palms, once believed to be the original site of the Garden of Eden, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the rare coco de mer and the Seychelles black parrot. Then on to Anse Lazio, one of the Seychelles’ most magnificent beaches. During your Praslin adventure, you will have time to enjoy a delicious Creole buffet lunch of freshly grilled fish, piquant curries simmering in coconut milk and fresh fruits.
La Digue has a unique atmosphere, where the rhythms of true island living still beat loud, and where the bicycle and ox-cart are the main modes of transport. Take a leisurely bicycle ride through palm-lined avenues to Anse Source d’Argent, which is counted among the finest (and certainly the most photographed) beaches in the world. La Digue beaches are truly in a class of their own, with their imposing granite boulders that meet crystalline waters on a beaches of the softest, pure-white sand.
The St Anne Marine Park is conveniently located just 4 km from Victoria and is home to several small islands, such as St Anne, Cerf Island, Round Island and Moyenne Islands. A trip to these smaller islands by glass-bottom boat offers a unique opportunity for discovery both above and below the water. This protected area offers some of the most spectacular snorkelling in Mahé, and sightings of grazing sea turtles are not uncommon.
How to plan your Seychelles island hopping holiday:
- Tours and Excursions: Book an organised tour with our trusted travel partners directly, in the hotel lobby. These tours include lunch, a knowledgeable guide and transfers to and from the hotel. A representative will be available each morning from 9:00 to 10:30 to answer all of your questions and assist with bookings.
Full-Day Trip to Praslin and La Digue: from EUR 180 per person*
Full-Day Trip to La Digue: from EUR 140 per person*
St Anne Reef Safari (Full Day): from EUR 105 per person
- Inter-Island Ferry: there are three high-speed ferries connecting Mahé, Praslin and La Digue each day. The ferry departs from the inter-island jetty in Victoria at 7:30 and returns to Mahé at 19:00. The trip from Mahé to Praslin takes roughly one hour. It takes a further 20 minutes to reach La Digue (you will have to change ferries at the jetty). Our Lady in Red would be happy to assist you with bookings and organising transfers to and from the hotel.
Transfer to Jetty: from EUR 50 per person*
Return trip Mahé to Praslin: from EUR 100 per person*
Return trip Mahé to La Digue: from EUR 125 per person*
- Domestic flights: Mahé and Praslin are connected by a 20-minute domestic flight with Air Seychelles.
Return flight Mahé to Praslin: from EUR 140 per person*
- Charters: Travel in style and charter a private helicopter or yacht to your preferred Seychelles island. Our Lady in Red would be delighted to assist you with arrangements.
*Prices are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change and fluctuating exchange rates.
For more information about island-hopping, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +248 438 6666.