Praslin Seychelles Resorts
Praslin Island is the second largest island in the Seychelles archipelago, ten kilometers long and five kilometers wide with granite mountains forming a spine down the middle. Located forty kilometers northwest of the largest of the Seychelles, Mahé, Praslin was called the Island of the Palms by Lazare Picault, the first off-island settler in 1744. For the 5,000 inhabitants and for the many visitors it is a nature paradise. Along the beaches are big rocks which Praslin is known for, and the island is surrounded with coral reefs teeming with aquatic life. Main town Anse Lazio is located on the west coast of Praslin.
Praslin has tropical forests with rare birds like the Seychelles bulbul and the black parrot. The island’s Valee de Mai National Park has been a UNESCO National Heritage for a quarter of a century and supports coco de mer trees and vanilla orchids. There are other smaller offshore islets such as Round Island and Chauve Souris, both of which have hotel accommodations. Access to Praslin from Mahe only takes about fifteen minutes by air and an hour by boat.
Coco de Mer was named by the extremely rare – but in abundance in the tropical forests around the resort! – palm tree with interestingly shaped coconuts. Here you can find beauty, tranquility and quality, and be surrounded by gorgeous nature. This modern 4-star hotel lies in over 200 acres of untouched beauty on the edge of the Indian Ocean at Anse Bois De Rose on the southwest coast of Praslin.
The resort offers spacious grounds, comfortable rooms, privacy, and spectacular views over the surrounding islands and forested mountain sides. All 52 airy rooms are sea-facing, have plenty of space, modern furnishings and comfortable layouts. There’s air-conditioning, "in room" bathtub, separate bathroom, ceiling fan, telephone, satellite television, tea and coffee making facilities, small refrigerator, safe, hair dryer, and balcony or terrace.
Located on a stretch of majestic Grand Anse Beach, Dhevatara Beach Hotel is a 5-star boutique hotel with only ten exclusive suites. The hotel is a triumph of design, with spaces that embrace the world-class surroundings. Service is excellent and here you can enjoy a la carte dining with the best of Seychelloise Creole cuisine, and be surrounded by an environment of stylish hospitality. Dhevatara Beach Hotel is an ideal spot from which to explore the natural wonders of the Seychelles.
La Reserve Hotel is a lovely 4-star hotel is set amidst large tropical gardens and sheltered by surrounding hills and the island of Curieuse. The property is located on the secluded Anse Petite Cour Bay on the northwest side of Praslin about thirty minutes from the airport. Its secluded private beach borders one of only five marine parks in Seychelles. Guests benefit from the abundance of marine life offering fabulous snorkeling but also free admission to all Seychelles' marine parks. The stylish selections of rooms are situated in the hotel's beautiful lush tropical gardens.
There are thirty fan-cooled rooms, either in bungalow-style or in a colonial-style villa, with bath or shower, tea and coffee making facilities and small fridge. Air-conditioning can be arranged in some villas. Two contrasting restaurants provide guests with a wide variety of choice. Enjoy the state-of-the-art pool complex with adjoining bar and lounge thatched with palm leaves. A traditionally built Creole house situated within the hotel grounds and furnished with antique artifacts can be visited by the guests and don’t forget the check out the Tortoise Zoo, home to many giant land tortoises endemic to Seychelles.
Le Duc de Praslin is ideally situated next to the crystal clear waters and the stretch white sand of the famous Cote d'Or Beach. The hotel offers a traditional Seychellois environment with a Creole-style reception, lounge and pool bar. Family friendly, Le Duc de Praslin has positioned itself among the top 4-star hotels in Seychelles.
The hotel's 27 rooms are comprised of six standard, fourteen superior, four junior suites, two honeymoon suites and one family suite of two bedrooms. Le Duc de Praslin Hotel has a famous garden with a large collection of orchids, hibiscus, tropical palm trees. The garden is also home of the oldest known tortoise on the island, the 105-year-old Josephine. There is also large freshwater pond, where kids can help feed the fish at feeding times.
Lémuria Resort is nestled on the northwest shore of the idyllic island of Praslin with the Indian Ocean lapping gently at the shores of its three perfect white sand beaches. The 5-star resort is at the heart of a luxury Seychelles experience. There are eighty elegant and secluded suites with ocean views and eight regal villas thoughtfully designed to complement their stunning environment. Even the swimming pools seem crafted by nature, and Lémuria’s refined elegance is everywhere.
At Lémuria there’s something for everyone. From rest and relaxation on the beautiful beaches and soothing Spa de Constance to the challenging 18-hole golf course and stunning underwater world around the granite reef. Three world-class restaurants combine the fresh produce, meat and seafood, exotic fruits and spices of the island with European styles and techniques. At the Turtle Club kids will have a holiday as finely tailored to them as yours is to your interests.
Set amidst mango trees and beautifully landscaped tropical gardens, 3-star Mango Lodge is situated on a ridge overlooking the whole of Cote D'or and neighboring islands, affording panoramic views from each wooden chalet apartments. Mango lodge lures visitors to its tranquil and carefully preserved natural environment with the promise of the ultimate hideaway – but within five minutes from the lodge you will find supermarkets, dive centers and restaurants.
There are five log cabins with kitchen and terrace, two one-bedroom apartments and one one-bedroom superior apartment with a balcony. All rooms have private bathrooms, and ceiling fans or large standing fans.
Raffles Praslin is a 5-star luxury hotel situated on the beautiful northeast tip of Praslin island, surrounded by pristine sandy beaches and crystalline clear waters. It is located nearby the famous Anse Lazio beach. Raffles Praslin Seychelles provides 24-hour butler service, the largest beauty spa on the islands, half-kilometer long sandy beach, clubs for both children and teenagers, and five restaurants and bars.
The resort features 86 villas designed in residential contemporary style, each with a private plunge pool and an expansive outdoor pavilion. The one- and two-bedroom villa suites are equipped with a barbecue grill in the outdoor pavilion. The villas are among the most spacious in the Seychelles at a minimum of 1,300 square feet. All of them are built on gentle slope, thereby offering residents the option of taking relaxing strolls through the resort or transportation via buggy. Other amenities include free wireless, a sound bar and plug-and-play facilities for MP3 players.