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Five of the most sustainable luxury hotels in Seychelles

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  • By Harry Jenner
  • Published 18 November 2022
  • Revised 16 February 2023

Whoever said luxury and sustainability can’t work side by side? Staying in a luxury hotel isn’t necessarily about an overflow of extravagant things, sometimes the best kind of luxury is soaking up your natural surroundings and being at one with the paradise you’re so fortunate to be in.  

That’s exactly the kind of experience you get at Seychelles’ eco-friendly resorts – it’s a barefoot kind of luxury that strips everything back to basics. These hotels have a green way of operating and put a big focus on environmental responsibility by powering their resorts with clean energy, sourcing food from local farms, and developing wonderful wildlife conservation projections. The list could go on. 

So, listen up eco-conscious travellers. If you’re planning a trip to Seychelles and want to travel as sustainably as possible, rest assured you’ve picked the right destination. 

Let’s take a closer look at Seychelles’ top luxury eco-hotels. 

Raffles Seychelles 

First on our list of eco-friendly Seychelles hotels is Raffles Seychelles. This is a resort that takes great pride in protecting the archipelago they call home. 

Everything they do has sustainability in mind, but that doesn’t mean your experience will be any less magnificent. The resort’s facilities and premium suites are still lavish and stylish – so as much as you’ll have a five-star holiday, it’ll also be a cultural experience to learn all about why ecotourism is so crucial for vulnerable destinations like Seychelles, too.  

Here are some of the eco-friendly steps Raffles Seychelles takes: 

  • Replants endemic plant species, some of which are often destroyed by wildfires. 
  • Collaborated with the official Marine Conservation Society Seychelles to construct new coral nurseries and build safe and non-destructive snorkelling trails. 
  • Zero single-use plastic including plastic straws and bottles. 
  • The vast majority of the food served is sourced from local supplies, including 98% of the fish.  

Raffles Seychelles 

Raffles Seychelles 

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa 

As part of one of the biggest, most renowned hotel chains in the world, it’s wonderful to see Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa committing so keenly to sustainability.  

The whole resort is designed to immerse you in its prime beachfront spot on Silhouette Island. You’ll stay in a sea-view villa just steps away from the sands of a secluded beach and eat dinner at one of the resort’s fine dining restaurants served to the backdrop of lush rainforest mountains.   

Plus, with staff so deeply passionate about the resort’s green commitments, chances are you’ll leave having learnt a thing or two about how to make less of a destructive impact on our planet.   

Here are some of the eco-friendly steps Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa takes: 

  • Harvests water from Mount Dauban’s waterfall, so far saving the use of 180,000 plastic bottles. 
  • All villas feature automatic lighting and air-con, which saves 2,500 kilowatts an hour. 
  • Embraces the farm-to-table style of dining, with over 200 varieties of herbs, fruits, and vegetables grown on-site. 
  • Composts all organic waste from the resort. 

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa 

Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort & Spa 
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North Island, Seychelles 

Occupying its own island and being one of the most remote holiday destinations in the world means North Island, Seychelles has to care for and look after itself.  

It offers a totally unique paradise island experience. You’ll lap up the luxury in a deluxe villa but will also appreciate the resort’s devotion to conservation projects which protect Seychelles’ fragile biodiversity.

Most notably, you can meet up with resident conservationists who’ll teach you all about the island’s ongoing safeguarding of critically-endangered green turtles. You might even get the chance to come up and personal with them on their nesting beach.  

Here are some of the other eco-friendly steps North Island, Seychelles takes: 

  • Banned plastic straws and only uses fully compostable food containers. 
  • Introduced a thorough waste management programme, including resort-wide recycling. 
  • Morning beach patrols by volunteers collecting debris. 

North Island

North Island

Denis Private Islands 

Conservation and sustainability are at the very core of Denis Private Islands. The whole resort revolves around a variety of programmes and schemes that aim to preserve the island’s natural beauty for future generations to enjoy.  

The resort’s entire operations are deep-rooted in a green way of thinking. Guests can expect a luxury experience, but behind the scenes, staff work hard to minimise waste wherever possible. And you’re invited to embrace the stripped-back kind of lifestyle too. 

Here are some of the eco-friendly steps Denis Private Islands takes: 

  • Protects a range of species on the IUCN Globally Threatened Birds list, including the Seychelles Fody, Magpie Robin, and the Paradise Flycatcher. 
  • Conducts extensive research into Seychelles' unique biodiversity. 
  • Built its cottages using materials from its own self-sustaining lumber mill. 
  • Serves food from its own on-site organic farm. 

Denis Private Islands 

Denis Private Islands 

Six Senses Zil Pasyon 

Last on our list of the most eco-friendly hotels in Seychelles is Six Senses Zil Pasyon. The Six Senses brand is known around the world for being big on wellness and sustainability, so it’s no surprise this resort takes its environmental responsibility seriously. 

As resort guests, it’s your choice whether you spend your days here exploring the island’s eco projects or not, but we highly recommend you do.

Once you’ve had a refreshing morning dip in the pool, head over to the nesting beach for a turtle hatching experience or go on a tour around the organic garden to take a peek at what will be served up later on your dinner plate. It’s these kinds of wholesome, inspiring experiences that’ll make your holiday here extra special and meaningful.  

Here are some of the eco-friendly steps Six Senses Zil Pasyon takes: 

  • Focuses on self-sufficiency by growing all sorts of organic herbs, fruits, and vegetables. 
  • Protects over 15,000 square metres of the island’s habitat for native wildlife 
  • Has a specialised deforestation team trying to eradicate the invasive species of the Coco Plum. 

Six Senses Zil Pasyon 

Six Senses Zil Pasyon 

The most sustainable luxury hotels in Maldives FAQs

Is ecotourism important in Seychelles? 

Absolutely. As an island nation with a rich but fragile ecosystem, Seychelles continues to set a high standard for eco-conscious travel. Around 50% of Seychelles' land is protected, so most places you can choose to stay at are eco-friendly resorts, all of which work hard to protect the environment so many of us travel far to see. 

What things can you do to become a better eco-tourist? 

Being an eco-tourist is all about being a curious but respectful traveller who leaves minimal footprints. Seychelles’ islands are full of natural wonders deserving of being explored but remember you’re essentially a guest in someone else’s home – so follow the rules put in place and do your best to leave the islands undisturbed. 

Some of the best things you can practise to travel sustainability include: 

  • Booking your stay at a Seychelles eco village, lodge, villa, and hotel. 
  • Taking a ‘look but no touch’ approach to exploring local ecosystems. 
  • Actively seeking knowledge from local experts. 
  • Eating at restaurants that serve locally sourced produce. 
  • Never leave any rubbish behind! 

Wanting to book an eco-friendly luxury holiday in Seychelles? We can make it happen. Speak to one of our friendly travel managers today who will help plan your trip around your needs and desires.  

What are you waiting for? Discover the best Seychelles luxury holiday offers at Winged Boots, today. 

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