Banyan Tree You can join in with turtle monitoring and beach patrol at this award-winning retreat’s Wildlife Conservation and Rehabilitation Centre.
Cruise Curieuse Island is famous for its giant tortoise. It has a fantastic conservation history and today, you can find giant tortoise roaming freely.


La Digue Explore this intimate island’s old colonial buildings and secluded beaches by bicycle*.
Cruise For an under-sea adventure, board the U-Boat C Explorer 3. This high-tech submarine can take you down to depths of up to 300 metres; it’s an exciting way to discover the Indian Ocean’s underwater world*.


Saffron At the Banyan Tree’s fine dining restaurant, Saffron, you can taste its award-winning Thai cuisine and South-East Asian dishes*.
Cruise Speciality dining is included on board, such as the innovative restaurant, The Yacht Club. Choose from bespoke tasting menus and dishes prepared by award-winning chefs.

Accommodation suggestions

Oceanview Pool Villa During your stay at Banyan Tree Seychelles, enjoy panoramic sea views, a private pool and an open-air pavilion with a living and dining area.
Cruise Your Yacht Suite has a king or queen bed, 42-inch flat-screen TV, a bedside iPad and butler service – you can even ask to have your suitcase unpacked on arrival.

* Extra charge


Is this for you?

Crystal Yacht Cruises

Year after year, Crystal® Cruises has been voted the world’s best mid-size cruise line in the prestigious Condé Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice awards. With Crystal Yacht Cruises you can enjoy all the staples of Crystal’s all-inclusive luxury, such as butler service and free-flowing Champagne, as well as a more intimate experience on board and visits to more secluded ports. What’s included: All meals in up to four on-board dining venues, selected fine wines, Champagne and premium spirits throughout the ship, all non-alcoholic beverages, choice of shore excursion in each port, 24-hour room service, gratuities.

Crystal Esprit®

The luxurious Crystal Esprit® is an intimate ship, with itineraries designed with the ship’s size in mind that take you to some of the world’s most beautiful and remote spots.

What to expect


Day 1 UK to Mahé, Seychelles Depart the UK on your overnight flight to the Seychelles.

Days 2-3 Mahé, Seychelles

On arrival, transfer to Banyan Tree Seychelles where you will stay for two nights. Sitting on a dramatic hilltop overlooking the sensational Intendance Bay, it is designed to make the most of its enchanting surrounds with picture-perfect views from every angle. Your Oceanview Pool Villa is tucked away in the rainforest with a private pool and an open-air pavilion. At the award-winning Banyan Tree Spa you can pamper yourself with unique treatments that combine the use of aromatic oils, herbs and spices with ancient healing powers. Mahé is the Seychelles’ largest island and is a great place to start your adventure. Beyond the paradise beaches, there’s plenty to do, from the spectacular Morne Seychelles National Park to hiking up Morne Blanc, where you can find rare endemic plants, such as the jellyfish tree, and gaze out at the striking view. Nearby the resort, you can try coconut bowling on the beach or give kayaking and snorkelling a go in the bay.

Day 4 Mahé to Sainte Anne Island, Seychelles

Begin your cruise on board Crystal Esprit®.

Day 5 Sainte Anne Island, Cousin Island & Praslin, Seychelles

Day 6 Praslin, Seychelles

Day 7 La Digue, Seychelles

Day 8 Laraie Bay, Curieuse Island, Seychelles

Day 9 Cruising Big Sister, Félicité and Mariane Islands & Aride Island, Seychelles

Day 10 Victoria Harbour & Eden Island Marina, Mahé, Seychelles

Day 11 Mahé, Seychelles

Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your overnight return flight to the UK


Cruise dates

Departing 04 February 2021. Alternative Indian Ocean itineraries are available with Scenic, call or speak to a Personal Travel Expert for details.

Upgrade your cruise

For more space and the luxury of your very own bar with an in-built fridge, alongside a bath, separate shower and 100% Egyptian cotton bed linen, upgrade to a plush Owner’s Suite.

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Tailor made cruises

While the cruise itinerary is set by the cruise lines, the land-based section of your holiday is fully flexible. This means you can choose the airport you fly from and airline you fly with, where you stay, for how long and the adventures you will have while you are there. These featured holidays have been curated using our extensive cruise and destination knowledge, however almost any itinerary can be put together – just speak to one of our Personal Travel Experts.