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Diving into the Seychelles



Emirates ( flies from Mumbai to Mahé via Dubai.


Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas

This Bill Bensley– designed compound on Mahé has 30 thatchedro­of villas dotted across 148 acres of jungle, and each has its own infinity pool.Doubles from `2,34,379;

Carana Beach Hotel

Eight kilometres from the capital, Victoria, this beachside property offers 40 airy chalets. It is one of the best values in the Seychelles. Doubles from `44,939; caranabeac­

Domaine de l’Orangeraie

The resort’s 63 villas are situated in lush, tropical gardens on the island of La Digue, with a stunning west-facing pool perfect for viewing the sunset. Doubles from `46,488;

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles

It’s located high on a Mahé hilltop, so rooms have endless views of the Indian Ocean. A private, powdery whitesand cove awaits below. Doubles from `1,20,869; fourseason­

Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island

A tiny coralline island with no cars, Desroches has its own airstrip and a low-key yet unerringly five-star environmen­t. Doubles from `75,156; fourseason­

North Island

A private island favoured by celebritie­s, this 11-villa resort is known for a sense of pampered seclusion. Doubles from `1,82,079;


Cherri Briggs, an Africa specialist, and her team at Explore, Inc. can create a personalis­ed itinerary, which might include diving and bone fishing—two activities for which the Seychelles is known— with expert local guides. Five-night trips from `11,62,209;

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