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Squirrelfish island holiday

Combine laid-back La Digue and a hidden corner of Mahé Island, staying in two very luxurious hotels with the option to simply do nothing or explore these stunning islands.

Squirrelfish island holiday: Summary

Squirrelfish island holiday in a nutshell

This trip starts off, after a ferry from Mahé, at the little island of La Digue where you can join the local Seychellois people in a decidedly unhurried existence. The perfect spot to unwind, relax and fall into the leisurely rhythm of the place.

You’ll find very few cars here and mostly flat roads, which makes exploring the island by bicycle a pleasure. Pack your supplies for the day, then set off to find a secluded beach. Be sure to include a visit to one of Seychelles most stunningly photogenic beaches. This is, of course, if you can persuade yourself to leave the luxury of your villa at the Domaine De la Orangerie, the smartest hotel on this small island.

Returning to Mahé, the largest island in the Seychelles, to find space and privacy, between the Indian Ocean and its green slopes. Constance Ephelia is your base here, a large resort that’s well spread out, with easy access to two lovely beaches, several pools and numerous restaurants to dine in. It never feels crowded.

You could easily fill your days in-resort – swimming, keeping active, snorkelling, kayaking, windsurfing or zen out with yoga lessons or a pampering spa treatment. Or hire a car and explore the island. You might want to include the colourful market in Victoria or visit the small artist studios dotted around. Hiking is also a popular activity on the island, with trails through protected areas through the spectacular mountains at its centre.

At a glance

Starts: Seychelles International Airport Mahé
2 nights Domaine d'Orangeraie - La Digue Island, Seychelles Bed & Breakfast
4 nights Ephelia Resort - Mahe Island, Seychelles Half Board
Ends: Seychelles International Airport Mahé

Le Domaine d'Orangeraie

Days 1-3

Le Domaine de l'Orangeraie, La Digue's most stylish accommodation, is an Eastern-influenced hotel just north of the tiny La Passe harbour. Set in immaculate tropical gardens, its 63 villas offer island chic rarely found in this simple island community.

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Constance Ephelia Resort

Days 3-7

Constance Ephelia Resort in the Seychelles stretches diagonally over the narrowest part of a small peninsula on Mahé Island's western coast. It overlooks two stunning beaches, a number of secluded coves, and Port Launay Marine National Park. It's a large resort by Seychelles standards, which promises high-quality accommodation, plenty of bars and dining options and a variety of activities!

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Le Domaine d'Orangeraie

Domaine d'Orangeraie

La Digue Island, Seychelles

Constance Ephelia Resort

Ephelia Resort

Mahe Island, Seychelles

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Squirrelfish island holiday.

  • Escape back in time on laid-back La Digue Island
  • Explore hidden coves and deserted beaches by bicycle
  • Freedom to explore La Digue and Mahé at your own pace
  • Luxurious hotels set in stunning surroundings
  • Hiking in the lush peaks of Mahé, or relax and do very little

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Squirrelfish island holiday: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • Birdwatching

  • Boat trip

  • Fishing

  • Kayaking

  • Scuba-diving

  • Self-guided walking

  • Snorkelling

  • Watersports

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