Surrounded by the endless blue of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is home to some of the most idyllic island hideaways in the world. The archipelago’s impressive collection of resorts is soon to welcome two new additions courtesy of Hilton: Waldorf Astoria Platte Island and Mango House Seychelles, which will join the LXR Hotels & Resorts collection of independent hotels.
Situated 130km south of Mahé and accessible via a private landing strip, Waldorf Astoria Platte Island is surrounded by miles of coral reef that form a protective ring around the island, keeping boats and predators away from its tranquil lagoon and creating a haven for marine and bird life.
Each of the 59 ultra-luxury beachfront villas will have its own private pool and an abundance of outdoor space, and much of the island’s power will come from solar-panelled roofing. Mindful of the fragile ecosystem around the nearby coral reefs, the resort will be home to a marine conservation discovery centre when it opens in 2023, and stargazers will benefit from the resort’s isolated location when peering at the cosmos from the outdoor observatory.
For those who can’t wait until 2023 for their Indian Ocean escape, fellow Hilton brand LXR Hotels & Resorts is set to start welcoming visitors to Mango House Seychelles this summer. Situated at the edge of Anse aux Poules Bleues on the southern coast of Mahé, the resort occupies a beachfront estate that was originally built as the family home of Italian photographer Gian Paolo Barbieri. With three pool areas and 41 ocean-view guestrooms and suites, Mango House promises to be an exclusive hideaway with some of the best views in the archipelago.