September is the perfect time to jet off to a lush Indian Ocean island getaway and shake off those winter blues. But don’t leave it too late, or you might end up with the holiday dregs! We’ve got you covered with the most incredible island holidays in the Seychelles and Mauritius, ready to book now. Pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, fantastic food and cultural experiences await you. Our travel experts have scoured the islands to bring you the ultimate list of places to relax, unwind and indulge in a slice of paradise.

Destination: Mahé, Seychelles

Where to book: Carana Beach Hotel

The Carana Beach Hotel is nestled in one of the most stunning bays on Mahé island, and thanks to the thoughtful design, the views of turquoise waters, lush tropical gardens and the gorgeous granite backdrop can be thoroughly enjoyed from your stylish chalet. If you’re in the mood for some R&R you can stroll onto the beach right on your doorstep, or take a short trip to the nearby Beau Vallon, Mahé’s longest beach that offers the isle’s best swimming.

We love it for: private infinity pools


Each Ocean View Pool Chalet, as its name suggest, offers the luxury of its own pool – with ocean views, of course. With spoils like this, the hotel provides some of the best value-for-money rooms in the Seychelles.

Destination: Pointe aux Canonniers, Mauritius

Where to book: Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort and Spa

This top family resort in Mauritius is truly impressive. It offers family-friendly two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartments and a complimentary Kids Club with activities for ages 3 to 11. The resort is situated on a historic peninsula with stunning views of the northern islands, lush tropical gardens and cascading pools. It’s also close to the restaurants and shopping of Grand Baie and has a full house of water sports available on tap.

We love it for: the very unique spa


Canonnier’s spa boasts six massage cabins built within the branches of an ancient banyan tree. Made of timber strips, stone and thatch, they blend seamlessly with nature.

Destination: Mahebourg, Mauritius

Where to book: The Shandrani Beachcomber Resort and Spa

If you’re someone who enjoys a big dose of nature and outdoor activities during your holidays, then the untouched southern region of Mauritius is for you. The Shandrani Beachcomber Resort and Spa is on a peninsula surrounded by the Blue Bay Marine Park, which is abundant with sea life.

We love it for: the private beaches


This unique location provides you access to three private and pristine beaches and some of the best snorkelling spots on the island right on your doorstep.

Destination: Triolet, Mauritius

Where to book: Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa

The iconic hotel’s five-star rating is well-deserved, with its breathtaking location on one of the island’s most protected (great weather almost guaranteed) and picturesque sandy beaches. With an impressive range of amenities, including the Be Beautiful spa, an eco-friendly ethos and six exceptional restaurants, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Kids will be well cared for at the state-of-the-art club for children and teenagers, with plenty of fun activities to keep them busy.

We love it for: its wonderful water options


Whether lounging on the private beach, dipping in the shared pool area, or exploring one of the many smaller pools dotted throughout the property, you will find your perfect spot to unwind and soak up the tropical vibes.

Destination: Grand Baie, Mauritius

Where to book: Royal Palm Beachcomber Luxury

Experience the luxurious charm of the five-star “Royal Calm” resort on a palm-fringed ivory sand cove in Grand Baie. This elegant retreat boasts a warm and welcoming atmosphere, setting it apart from the larger resorts in Mauritius. Despite its homely feel, it lays on the luxury. Your days will be spent dipping in one of the three pools, including a secluded adults-only infinity pool overlooking the beach, or pampering yourself at the spa where a Reiki master offers rejuvenating treatments.

We love it for: the art gallery


Quirky black and white comic photographs by Eric Cuvillier adorn the corridors, while the art gallery showcases the works of emerging contemporary Mauritian artists.

Destination: Le Morne Peninsula, Mauritius

Where to book: Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort and Spa 

Situated on a uniquely shaped peninsula in the extreme southwestern tip of Mauritius lies the charming fishing village of Le Morne. Its most striking feature is the iconic rocky crag, Le Morne Brabant. Experience an exhilarating adventure by hiking or mountain biking, or unwind on the idyllic white sand beaches during your stay at the Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort and Spa. Apart from the typical menu of water sports, kiteboarding and surfing can be added to your to-do list.

We love it for: the romantic beach vibe


You can spend your days relaxing on a beach that boasts gazebos furnished with double day beds, bean bags, restaurant tables and private rooms arranged in crescents surrounding heated pools.

Destination: Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius

Where to stay: Victoria Beachcomber Resort and Spa

Victoria Beachcomber is located between the capital city and the lively Grand Baie, making it an ideal place to stay if you plan to explore the island. The rooms are spacious, and each offers a beautiful ocean view. The resort also provides many free activities, including land and water sports. The three restaurants offer stunning sunset views and an infinity pool – because what is an island holiday without one? Overall, Victoria Beachcomber is an excellent destination for anyone, whether you’re on a romantic trip or a family holiday.

We love it for: the spacious rooms


The large family rooms make this a comfy space for your family to bed down for the holidays.

Contact the GILTEDGE team today to arrange your Indian Ocean holiday for September 2023 and beyond.