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New Waldorf Astoria and Canopy resorts are open in the Seychelles — and you can book from 86,000 points


Sure, the Maldives and French Polynesia are beautiful places for a tropical vacation, but this year Hilton has turned its focus to the Seychelles, a country made of 115 islands off the east coast of Africa.

Now, Hilton has two all-new resorts there that are sure to inspire beach lovers — and Hilton Honors loyalists — to start planning a vacation to this far-flung destination. Even better, the two resorts include an affordable new lifestyle resort, Canopy by Hilton Seychelles, and a tried-and-true luxury brand, Waldorf Astoria.

Sunny, chic and a great deal


Found along Anse a la Mouche bay, south of Mahe, the Canopy by Hilton Seychelles is a 120-room resort that’s bringing a local sense of cool to the area — and one of TPG’s most exciting hotel openings of 2024.

At the resort, guests will find modern and chic rooms with a bohemian style, natural woods, neutral tones and beautiful views of the resort’s pool, gardens or the crystalline waters surrounding the property. For families or bigger groups looking to visit the Seychelles, connecting rooms are available, as are larger suites with more space to spread out.

For fun, guests can lounge by one of three pools, bask in the sun at the beach or turn up adrenaline levels with various watersports, then hit the water for some world-class snorkeling. For something more tame, book a treatment at the Afloya spa or speak to the concierge about booking a round of golf at the nearby Seychelles Golf Club.


Three dining options are available at this enchanting Canopy resort, including Avocet, a French-Creole fusion restaurant with a breakfast buffet, lunch and dinner; Sega Bar, the poolside bar with a swim-up area serving beachy favorites like tiki drinks, poke bowls and pizzas; and Palem, an Asian restaurant set to open later this year.

The best part of this exciting new Seychelles property is that, compared to many luxury resorts on faraway islands, this one is actually pretty affordable — and can be booked with points. Nightly rates start at $348 or 86,000 Hilton Honors points.

Luxury on Platte Island


Earlier this year, the Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island opened with 50 seafront villas, including one- to three-bedroom options and a five-bedroom villa fit for a family or larger group. The villas are bright and airy with canopy beds, pitched ceilings, huge walls of windows that open, outdoor showers and personal concierge service waiting to assist with any and every need.

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Don’t forget bathrooms that open to the outdoors with huge soaking tubs to wash away the stress of life (or at least to decompress after the long journey to the beautiful country).

Around the resort, guests will find plenty to do — and plenty of places to sit back and do nothing.

For starters, stop by Peacock Terrace, a play on the brand’s iconic Peacock Alley bar that’s found at every property, for a snack and cocktail by the Waldorf Astoria sundial clock. Then join a Creole cooking class or take a tour of the herb garden to learn about island sustainability and just exactly where your food comes from.

Speaking of food, this Waldorf Astoria has five bars and restaurants besides Peacock Alley. At La Perle, start the day with Tanzanian coffee or end an evening with Mediterranean food. Meanwhile, Maison des Epices offers “an immersive dining experience” of family-style Creole-Latin fusion dishes best served after a cocktail during sunset at Lalin, named after the Creole word for moon.

Other dining options are Torti, the pool and beach bar offering bento boxes and sushi, and Moulin, a garden-to-table restaurant set to open later this year.


To learn more about the natural wonders of the Seychelles, like the hawksbill and green turtles that nest on Platte Island, check in with the resort’s resident environment manager or marine biologist, who oversee conservation and protection efforts, plus sustainability efforts like the resort’s solar farm and gardens.

And even though the resort is on a remote island that’s hard to find on a map, that doesn’t mean it’s not full of activities, which range from deep-sea fishing to scuba diving, kite surfing to free diving, and even planting coral, watching a movie outside or stargazing in a place where the stars feel countless.

Younger ones have plenty to enjoy, too, thanks to the Sea Scouts Kids Club, where activities range from cooking classes to nature activities, and the Marine Mavericks Teens Club, where older kids can enjoy a mocktail at a silent disco or an iPhone photography lesson around the resort.

Of course, it’s not a resort without a spa, and the Waldorf Astoria has plenty to offer, including treatments infused with native plants and organic seaweed.

Or, simply enjoy your vacation in paradise by lounging by the pool or gazing out at the vast Indian Ocean from the comfort of the beach.


The Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island requires a two-night minimum stay, and those nights come at a premium. Nightly rates start at $2,000 or 130,000 Hilton Honors points, which is an absolute steal if you can find them.

If you’re considering booking a trip to the Seychelles, either for a luxurious island stay or to get a taste of a fun lifestyle resort, you could earn a free night at either resort by signing up for the Hilton Honors American Express Surpass® Card, which allows you to earn 155,000 Hilton Honors bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases on the card within your first six months of card membership. Offer ends April 17.

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