Make Your Seychelles Surfing Easy
A tropical surfing paradise of pristine beaches and magnificent natural wonders, the Seychelles inspires a sense of castaway seclusion and adventure. The islands still feel undiscovered and only about twenty are inhabited. A French Creole influence is evident in culture, custom and cuisine. Surf breaks are plentiful though swells are rarely big. Mellow surfers looking to escape the crowded realities of home can enjoy small, tropical waves in a stunning location that your spouse will cherish.
There really isn’t a place like Seychelles. Black granite cliffs rise up through the turquoise waters to add a contrast to the white coral sands that is so amazing it looks fake. This is the backdrop to your surf sessions in paradise. It’s no wonder that the small band of local surfers are happy; in between sets they’re blessed with some of the most beautiful views in the world.
Tropical Creole Vibes
The Seychelles is defined by ‘creole’, which translates as ‘mix’. A culture that has diverse influences from Africa, Europe, India and East Asia; a language that is a mix of French, English and African dialects; and a cuisine that is as flavoursome as its influences. This diversity is also at the heart of the welcoming and relaxed atmosphere you feel when traveling around and surfing this unique island nation.
Post Surf Stoke
Nothing builds up an appetite like surfing, especially when the waves are so fun you can’t stop until your arms make you. Fresh and abundant seafood, sweet tropical fruits, and perhaps, a cold local beer, Seybrew, is the perfect way to keep that stoke going for both mind and body. Spending the afternoons relaxing, cruising in the resort pool, or getting a massage, will get you ready for the next day's adventure and waves.
SUP The Bay
The calm, tranquil waters of Petit Anse offer an invigorating environment to try out stand-up paddleboarding while taking a tour of this stunning horse-shoe shaped bay. Not only can you enjoy a great workout for your arms and core muscles, you are exposed to a new, spectacular angle of Petite Anse. Here you can glide over Spotted Eagle Rays, watch beautiful fairy turn birds or spot an inquisitive turtle popping their head up to say hello.
Waves at Four Seasons Seychelles
Surfing in the Seychelles is relatively unknown. There are no surf shops or reliable online forecasts. Herein lies the beauty of the experience – crowd free surfing in a pleasant, laid-back environment. Surf season is April to October. During this time one might expect small waves waist to shoulder high with bigger swells on a less frequent basis. A range of reef and beachbreak set-ups can produce waves of exceptional quality. Especially for those who ride a longboard or a fish.
Variety of Waves
A varied coastline offers up lots of different surfing set-ups here in the Seychelles. Within a 20 minute drive in either direction of the Four Seasons Resort, you can already access a variety of different surf breaks. Surf spots along both the east and west coast of the island provide options for different wind and swell directions; with punchy beach breaks, long peeling lefts and rights, and a couple of wedgey reef breaks that put on a smile from ear to ear.
Stress Free Surfing
Surfing is supposed to be a release from stress, from the politics of the office, and an escapism in nature that revitalises and rejuvenates the best parts of us. Nowadays, in some locations, surfing can be more stressful than the the office. Not here in the Seychelles. The waves don’t threaten the same consequences as heavier locations in the tropics and the minimal crowds here welcome you to the water.
Secret Seychelles Gems
At times it may lack the consistency of some of its Indian Ocean cousins further east, however, when the swells do fill into the Seychelles, there are many nooks and crannies on this island coastline that have truly incredible waves. Our Tropicsurf Guides are well versed in the local weather patterns and secret coves, and if the swell is on, they’ll know where to find that reeling reefbreak or leg-burning pointbreak that nobody else was expecting.
Safe Learning Environment
Our Tropicsurf Guides prioritise safety, fun and learning; crystal clear waters over white sand helps to make this a perfect equation for learning to surf. Once you have mastered the basics, you can ramp it up to gentle rolling green waves that give you the perfect canvas to improve your surfing from the Four Seasons Seychelles.
Sharing surfing with the family, or your partner, has never been so easy. Seychelles has some of the world's most beautiful beaches, which offer a perfect place for any non-surfer to relax under the dappling shade of a palm tree while fun, peaky waves break close by on the reefs of beaches like Anse Gaulette, or one of our favourite - but secret - spots further south.
Resort at Four Seasons Seychelles
Laced across a steep hillside with granite outcroppings and dense jungle, the resort covers an expanse of 69 hectares, set around the horseshoe-shaped bay of Petite Anse. Black granite boulders line the powder-white beach – in bold contrast to the azure-blue sea. Four Seasons offers the intimacy of just 67 villas – including five suites – each with veranda and plunge pool. The air is filled with tropical birdsong and scented by cinnamon trees and frangipani.
Sensational Seychelles Sunsets
Sunsets at Petit Anse are ones to be savoured. Enjoy a fresh cocktail with a tropical twist as the dusky pinks and oranges of the sky set the tranquil Indian Ocean on fire. You can then move over to Kannel for an easy open-air dining experience that serves the freshest seafood on the island.
Inspired by Nature
Atop the granite plateau that overlooks the Four Seasons Resort awaits a vantage point that encourages a connection to the natural environment around you. From here, you can truly appreciate how the oldest islands in the world can constantly provide new perspective, inspiration and blissful seclusion.
The lush and fertile land of the Seychelles is home to an array of flora and fauna that can only be found on these islands. The infamous Coco de Mer boasts the world's largest seed and the resort is blessed with a landscape that has remained unchanged for thousands of years. While appreciating the natural environment around you, keep an eye out for the stunning bird life here. From the Black Paradise Flycather, to the White-tailed Tropicbird, you’ll feel like you’re in one of the last true preserves of nature.
The Seychelles is a once in a lifetime trip. It sits atop many bucket lists as the ultimate destination; an under-explored tropical paradise. It lives up to this high expectation from every angle. With the Four Seasons Seychelles perched gracefully along the lush green granite bay of Petit Anse, you’re exposed to a truly magical destination ready to be explored and enjoyed.
A Tropical Couple's Retreat
You can’t deny the romance of this island home. Life is at its best in moments of passion and tranquility. Enjoy an afternoon pampering with a couples massage at The Hilltop Spa; breathe in a mountainside guided meditation at sunset; and then savour the evening with a private dinner under the stars and palms. It’s a place to indulge together, celebrate together and make memories together.
Rooms at Four Seasons Seychelles
Offering solitude and serenity, the Four Seasons villas offers a private sanctuary, perched on stilts high on the jungle hillside or nestled amidst greenery close to the beach. Living areas are more outdoors than indoors. Many incorporate existing granite boulders into their sleek, airy interiors. Each villa features a large deck with infinity-edge plunge pool, and shaded day bed. Each villa is well distanced from the next. Tropicsurf recommends the Ocean View Villas for their impressive views.
The villas at the Four Seasons Seychelles are carefully positioned amongst the natural landscape, giving you a sense of natural seclusion that immediately makes you feel like you’re on your own private island reserve. The views are, put quite simply, stunning. Take in the deep blues of the ocean during the day and the pastel hues of an Indian Ocean sunset at dusk; you’ll want to spend a lot of time out on the terrace.
Four Seasons Island Style
Natural timbers and locally sourced furniture provide a sumptuous feeling of being connected to the simple island vibes of the Seychelles. Elegant interior and exterior design blends the 5-Star Four Seasons style with the surrounding natural environment perfectly. This is a resort that facilitates relaxation, reconnection and romance.
Families at Four Seasons Seychelles
Seychelles beaches are the best in the world. Framed by ancient granite boulders and powder-soft sands, their turquoise waters offer sublime opportunities for swimming or pure relaxation. But a diversity of attractions await. Family activities are plentiful. Kids can choose between some of the many Resort activities on offer, including bodyboarding, rock climbing, time at the Kids’ Club or even snorkelling with the WiseOceans Marine Educators.
Sandcastles and Safe Waves
Just 5 minutes from the Four Seasons Resort is the beautiful Baie Lazare. This is where the first person, French sailor Lazare Picoult, ever set foot on the Seychelles. He probably wasn’t thinking it at the time, but our guests all agree that it’s one of the best places in the world to share surfing as a family. Soft white sands, shade from the palms, warm welcoming water, gentle rolling waves and a Tropicsurf Guide provide all the fun and tropical delights needed for a perfect day.
Kids For All Seasons
At the Four Seasons Seychelles, you don’t have to worry if your kids are going to be entertained, in fact, it isn’t uncommon for kids to have a busier schedule than their parents. Not only does the Kids For All Seasons provide educational, creative and cultural activities, but your kids will also have the opportunity to interact with the natural wonders of the Seychelles by feeding Giant Tortoises and partaking on guided snorkel excursions with the expert snorkel teachers from WiseOceans.
Expand your discovery of Seychelles, connect with local attractions, and allow the Four Seasons concierge to arrange tour guides and transport to suit your individual needs. Whether taking a tour of Victoria, cruising on a ferry to Praslin or La Digue to see the famous Coco de Mer, or flying high over scenic views in a helicopter tour, the team are on hand to guide you every step of the way.
Dining and cocktails are offered at two restaurants and two lounges, set hillside and beachside. Zez- Spectacular ocean and sunset views from the top of the hillside featuring Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. The restaurant's open-air design takes full advantage of Seychelles' warm, sunny weather. Or grab some fresh sushi and sashimi in the nearby Zez Lounge. Kannel - Stylish yet informal, serves Creole and international fare, featuring a variety of fresh fish and seafood.
Located at the top of the hill, with spectacular views of Petite Anse, the Spa is designed with a focus on solitude and seclusion. Featuring treatments that are indigenous to Seychelles, the Spa incorporates fusion techniques from India and other Asian traditions. An extensive yoga pavilion is connected to the Spa. The space is available from sunrise to sunset for private instruction or individual yoga sessions.
Take a Tropicsurf helicopter tour of Seychelles' surrounding islands to discover empty pristine surf. Touch down on a white powder beach to enjoy the solitude of empty waves, private coaching and the convenience of returning to your Four Seasons’ Private Residence in time for sundowners. A private bartender will prepare apres surf cocktails by your private 88ft pool as a DJ spins endless tracks to create your very own poolside lounge bar.
Tropicsurf professional surf guides are located at Four Seasons Seychelles year-round. Our guiding service typically provides half-day surfs with transport to local breaks and all equipment. Instruction is available for novices and the waves are ideal. Coaching is also available should you wish to improve your high level technique. Stand up paddle lessons are offered in the scenic waters. Surfing around the tides is critical and your expert guide will have you on the best breaks at the right times.
Seychelles’ enviable climate is always warm and without extremes. This is a tropical, year-round destination for sun worshippers. The months between May and September bring drier weather, this is also the time of the biggest waves and occasional solid groundswells that can be up to double overhead. April and October are ‘transitional months’ with minimal wind and more clean breaks, however that’s only if the swell is up.
Tropicsurf has partnered with Firewire surfboards to offer a complete quiver of cutting edge eco-friendly boards for guest use. Avoid the hassle of travelling with your board by contacting Tropicsurf in advance of your stay to reserve choice of board; shortboard, fish, hybrid, or longboard. Stand Up Paddleboards are also available from the Tropicsurf Centre.
Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
Petite Anse, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Awesome hotel with a great surf coach
Our kids had surf lessons with Ben, the coach from Tropicsurf. They loved it and made great steps. The coach is really excellent!BHLJ - TripAdvisor
Family holiday in paradise
All four of us surfed with Ben at Tropicsurf on waves ranging from intermediate (Dad's an avid surfer) to perfect beginner waves (Mum and Daughter are now hooked too).Andy S - TripAdvisor
Amazing Resort and Staff - A 5 star plus experience!
We also spent three days surfing with Steve from Tropicsurf. He was an excellent coach for our kids and made the experience of Seychelles truly memorable.G2POW - TripAdvisor
Just wanted to share some feedback re Jacob Stuth from our recent stay in the Seychelles.
- Jacob was really fantastic from the get go. Jacob made it very easy to plan the first and subsequent sessions (using WhatsApp and being available around the resort)
- Sessions were a joy from beginning to end. Jacob helped pick the perfect board for the waves and the pre session drive was great to get into the surf spirit (he has a great all round approach to surfing).
- For the actual sessions, Jacob had great knowledge of 1) which waves to go to, 2) where to be positioned to catch the most waves, and 3) what to do on each wave to maximise/improve.
- Jacob also helped push me into numerous waves (which my 40+ year old shoulders were very grateful for) and as result I got more waves with Jacob last week than I did in the past 10 years all put together.
- Jacob was also superb with the kids, making their first surfing experience truly fantastic. He picked the right spot, the right boards, and rode with them into the whitewash initially, and as a result both were able to stand alone and ride super quickly.
A ten out of ten experience with Jacob last week.Stan, via email
Archie is the best!
Just spent five days surfing with Archie at Four Seasons in Seychelles. Archie did an excellent job with the instruction and was a credit to TropicSurf. I have had several instructors at different surf spots around the globe, and Archie is the best!Steve, via email
He is one of the best coaches we've had, very much involved.
We had a great time surfing with Steve. Waves were fantastic, few people on the spots. He is one of the best coaches we've had, very much involved and making his best to make us enjoy our time.Thumbs up! 👍Pascale, via email