Where to Stay in the Seychelles Now

Courtesy North Island

The Seychelles, an archipelago of islands in the Indian Ocean off the coast of East Africa, is being developed at a sustainable pace—with an emphasis on a small footprint and wild beauty.

Perhaps the truest mark of a place’s beauty is how well it looks in bad weather. From my hilltop villa at the new Six Senses Zil Pasyon (villas from $1,285), I watch a storm approaching. Dark rain pummels the ocean’s surface, and a drifting mist silhouettes distant islands. As brightness leaks from the clouds, it illuminates a canopy of mango, papaya, coconut, and banana trees below me. This i...