Review: Four Seasons Seychelles

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We were spending eight days in the Seychelles, and when we booked this trip many months ago, we initially booked five nights at the Four Seasons Desroches Island, which was going to be the “highlight” of our trip. I’ll talk more about that booking process when I review that hotel, but we booked a (publicly available) pre-opening rate there.

For our three nights on Mahe Island (the main island in the Seychelles) we didn’t know where we wanted to stay. At first we were going to stay at the Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove, but Tiffany had a not-great experience there. She said the Hilton Seychelles Northolme was much better, so we were looking at that. However, the rate was around 500EUR for our dates, and since Tiffany will (hopefully) be reviewing that soon, I figured we should try something else.

Ford is a Four Seasons Preferred Partner agent, and he gets a lot of inquiries about the Four Seasons Seychelles, so we figured we should try that out. We booked this hotel just days before our stay, and he ended up getting a travel advisor rate at this property (which had nothing to do with me/this blog, so I still feel comfortable reviewing it). Full disclosure, we paid about three quarters of the standard rate, and this is a pretty standard benefit for travel advisors, so we most definitely weren’t staying for free. We would have paid less if we had just booked this when we first planned the trip, given that they have cheaper rates when booking far in advance.