Seychelles vs. Mauritius – what’s the difference?

When it comes to these incredible Indian Ocean Island destinations, we often get asked the question – which is best?

While both offer stunning beaches, world-class hotels, and a luxurious island getaway, in our minds there’s really no comparison! Each has its own unique attributes, appealing to a specific type of traveller with a different holiday offering.

Here are some ways that the Seychelles and Mauritius differ:

Luxury vs. fun for everyone

The Seychelles epitomizes luxury. Here you will find boutique hotels and five-star resorts where luscious spas, fine dining restaurants, and suite-style accommodations are the order of the day.

If you’re craving rest and relaxation in a beautiful, tranquil location but also somewhere you can get dressed up and sip fine Champagne, then the Seychelles is where you need to be.


On the other hand, Mauritius offers something for every type of traveller. Whether you’re looking for an adults-only retreat for your honeymoon, or a family-friendly hotel with a great kid’s club where you can take the children along, Mauritius is the place to be.

For travellers looking to visit the Indian Ocean Islands for the very first time, Mauritius is a great place to spend your holiday!


A natural paradise vs. a resort holiday

The Seychelles has 115 islands all offering a unique beauty and rich diversity of fauna and flora. The three most popular islands in the Seychelles archipelago are Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue.

You can choose to base yourself at one of these islands and explore the others on day trips or split your time between two different resorts, travelling between the outstandingly beautiful islands, in search of white sandy beaches and coral reefs teaming with fish.


On a holiday to Mauritius, you’ll never want to leave your resort! You’ll have everything you need at your fingertips with snorkelling, glass bottom boat trips, stand up paddling, canoes, and more all included in the price of your holiday. You can even do a cooking class or learn how to make cocktails at your resort.

For the more adventurous, many of our Mauritius hotels also offer trekking excursions, kitesurfing lessons, and catamaran trips.


A curated experience vs. an all inclusive escape

Most of the resorts in the Seychelles only include breakfast in your package which means your days are yours to do as you please.

Visit the local market, wander the beach in search of a vibey bar, embark on a full day of diving or deep-sea fishing and enjoy your catch served sashimi style on your boat, or book a private picnic for two on the beach. The choice in yours!


On a holiday to Mauritius, you get to choose your package with the most popular choice no doubt being an all-inclusive option where all your meals and drinks are included.

Many of the hotels also include afternoon tea, ice cream and pancakes, and some even include your mini bar and a coconut shack on the beach! You’ll get to leave your wallet behind and just relax in paradise.


Which sounds like paradise to you? Seychelles or Mauritius? Contact us today on or 011 233 2300 and start planning your next holiday.