Seychelles Destination Guide: Staying There

The following list of properties available in the Seychelles using points is ordered by program name alphabetically, and then by property name.

Hilton Northholme

The Hilton Northolme is perched above the Indian Ocean on the main island of Mahe, just north of the largest beach Beau Vallon. Families (or those trying to avoid them!) should take note that no children under the age of 13 are allowed at this resort. I have not visited this resort, but I have dived Northolme Rock, a dive site just off the shore, and during the surface interval we got a good look right into the ocean-front rooms and spa. It looked a beautiful hotel and has generally always had positive guest feedback.

Oceanview Bar and Restaurant

Official Web Site: Hilton Northolme

TripAdvisor: Reviews

Points Redemption’s:

95,000 points per night or 380,000 points for 5 nights with the fifth night free (76k per night).

Holders of American Express Hilton cards have access to Axon awards priced at 300,000 for 4 nights (75k per night) Best Value

You can also use the free weekend (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) nights that come with the Citibank Hilton credit card.

Also keep in mind that you can use Starwood points to book Hilton points. SPG points can be transferred to Virgin Atlantic at a rate of 20k SPG to 25k Virgin Atlantic. You can then transfer onward at the rate of 1:2 so 25k becomes 50k Hilton, so an overall conversion rate of 2:5.

DoubleTree by Hilton Seychelles – Allamanda Resort & Spa

An odd location for a DoubleTree, I guess you get a melting chocolate chip cookie on check-in. There are not many reviews or reports from this property, and it does not get good TripAdvisor reviews, but maybe Hilton will turn it around.

Hotel Exterior

Official Web SiteDoubletree Seychelles

TripAdvisorReviews

Points Redemption’s:

70,000 points per night or 280,000 points for 5 nights with fifth night free (56k per night)

Holders of American Express Hilton cards have access to Axon awards priced at 220,000 for 4 nights (55k per night) year round. Best value

You can also use the free weekend (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) nights that come with the Citibank Hilton credit card.

Also keep in mind that you can use Starwood points to book Hilton points. SPG points can be transferred to Virgin Atlantic at a rate of 20k SPG to 25k Virgin Atlantic. You can then transfer onward at the rate of 1:2 so 25k becomes 50k Hilton, so an overall conversion rate of 2:5.

Hilton Labriz

The Hilton Labriz is the only hotel on the small island of Silouhette, a boat (or helicopter for those feeling a little lavish) ride away from the main island of Mahe. This is a recent and very welcome addition to the Hilton brand, taking over the Silouthette Island Lodge.

Hotel with Adjacent Beach

Official Web Site: Hilton Seychelles Labriz

TripAdvisor: Reviews

Points Redemption’s:

From December to April 95,000 points per night or 380,000 points for 5 nights with the fifth night free (76k per night).

From May to November 70,000 points per night or 280,000 points for 5 nights with fifth night free (56k per night) Best Value May-Nov

Holders of American Express Hilton cards have access to Axon awards priced at 300,000 for 4 nights (75k per night) year round. Best value Dec-Apr

You can also use the free weekend (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) nights that come with the Citibank Hilton credit card.

Also keep in mind that you can use Starwood points to book Hilton points. SPG points can be transferred to Virgin Atlantic at a rate of 20k SPG to 25k Virgin Atlantic. You can then transfer onward at the rate of 1:2 so 25k becomes 50k Hilton, so an overall conversion rate of 2:5.

Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove

Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove is on the main island of Mahe and on the far west corner of one of it’s largest and most popular beaches, Beau Vallon. We stayed at this hotel in the summer of 2011 and it is just “ok”, it is not particularly luxurious and I would say is in need of some serious modernization.

meridien-fishermans-cove

Official Web Site: Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove

TripAdvisor:  Reviews

Points Redemption’s: For some reason this is a SPG Category 6 hotel meaning it costs at least 20k per night. Given that this is not in my view a particularly great hotel, it is a lot of Starwood points for not a huge value room. However it is now the only Starwood property option in the Seychelles.