Raffles Seychelles Praslin Island, Seychelles A few impressions before starting my hotel tour. Raffles Seychelles is located on the Seychelles’ second largest island, Praslin. It’s very easy to get to Praslin. The island is a one hour ferry ride from Mahe, the Seychelles’ main island. Arrival at Praslin’s small jetty. You can also fly from Mahe to Praslin on a turbo propeller plane (15 min). The resort clings to a hill in seclusion. Takama Bay is located on the north-eastern top of Praslin island. The resort clings to a hill in secluded Takamaka Bay Takama Bay is located on the north-eastern top of Praslin island.
Praslin is an exceptionally beautiful island. It is home to natural wonders such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site Vallee de Mai. Praslin also boasts phenomenal white sand beaches. One of them is world-famous Anse Lazio, which is a 5 min drive from the resort (shown later). You will feel instantly relaxed here upon arrival. The welcome pavilion offers terrific views of the Indian Ocean. The Aldabra giant tortoise is unique to the Seychelles’. The species once faced extinction due to over-hunting but is now protected. The coco de mer is only found on Praslin and Curieuse.
Raffles Seychelles Praslin Island Photo Gallery
Shaped like a woman’s derriere, the coco de mer is said to have aphrodisiac properties. The coco de mer is only found on Praslin and Curieuse Shaped like a woman’s derriere, the coco de mer is said to have aphrodisiac properties. Here, you find: some public areas,. Have you ever stayed at Raffles Seychelles?
I posted this sequence in the late afternoon. I posted when no other guests were around as not to disturb them. The resort has a large, open-air game room. It’s great for teenagers as it comes with a pool table and a table tennis table. Raffles Praslin is a great choice for families. It’s one of only a handful of luxury resorts in the Seychelles to offer a kids’ club. one or only a handful of luxury resorts in the Seychelles to offer a kids’ club. Below the stairs is the entrance to Losean Restaurant. It’s the resort’s main dining venue (I’ll have breakfast and dinner here later in this post).
The property is managed by Raffles. Raffles is one of the world’s most acclaimed hotel brands. The Raffles history started in 1887. That year, the original (and now world-famous) Raffles Hotel opened in Singapore. Raffles now operates several ultraluxe properties in:. Dubai, Seychelles, Cambodia, Paris, Hainan, Makati, Makkah, Warsaw and the Maldives. Raffles is owned by Paris based AccorHotel. AccorHotels is the largest hotel group in the world outside of the United States.
AccorHotels also manages other luxury brands. This includes Fairmont, Swissotel, and Sofitel. AccorHotels also manages other luxury brains. This is the resort’s Takamaka Terrace & Shisha Lounge It opens at night, offering mojitos, cosmopolitans, champagnes, shisha and stargazing. Some more impressions of the lobby area. IMHO, Raffles Seychelles is the best hotel on Praslin island. The hotel’s boutique shop sells resort wear. The concierge desk is also located inside the shop. From the lobby, several paths depart in all directions The 86 villas are located on the forest covered hillside along these paths.
The resort grounds are expansive and hilly !. You can take relaxing strolls through the resort or use the buggy service. Featuring one or two bedrooms, they all cc. I stayed in this room during my holiday. Room category: ocean view villa (there are 9 villa categories to choose fri. Tip: get free VIP perks when booking via VirtuosoL. This includes an upgrade, daily breakfast, and one lunch or dinner for 2 (link below post). The villa is surrounded by a large outdoor deck. It commands superb views of the Indian Ocean and Curieuse island. It is fitted with a cozy lounge area and a dining table for two.
The deck features an open-air pavilion on one side. A plunge pool is located on the terrace’s other end. The pool is on the small side but very enjoyable nonetheless. Welcome amenities. Bananas and banana cake. The villa features a king-size bed. An easel with sketching paper is set up next to the bed. The villa is equipped with all amenities. High speed WiFi, flatscreen satellite TV, minibar, and espresso machine. The villa is equipped with all amenities you can think of: High speed WiFi, flatscreen satellite TV, minibar, and espresso machine. There’s a large dressing area inside the bedroom. It offers enough storage space for all your luggage.
The bedroom also features a desk with a view. The staff has prepared an itinerary for my stay. Anje Tolomoko, Psalm. The spacious bathroom features a modern design. It is equipped with a toilet, bidet, indoor shower, two sinks, and deep soaking tub. The tub is the bathroom’s highlight It IS positioned to offer stunning views of the ocean. The following bathroom amenities are provided:. Dental kit, shaving set, comb, vanity kit, shower cap, and nail file. The bathroom also has an outdoor rain shower. The shower is surrounded by a wooden wall, offering complete privacy. Toiletries from Asprey are provided. They are daily replenished.
Curieuse Restaurant. Let’s explore the resort’s pool & beach area. Located on the resort’s northern edge, this area is popular among all guests. You won’t see guests in this sequence. I posted this early morning, long before most other guests woke upW. This is the entrance to Curieuse Restaurant. I’ll have dinner here later in this post. Gurieuse is the resort’s signature fine dining venu It offers a gastronomic journey tracing through India, China and South EasA. It celebrates the island’s world-class catch with an exciting menu of sushi and sashimi. A glass-sided susm room is sei insiue. is set inside Curieuse. A glass-sided sushi room.
Next to Curieuse is the pool restaurant & bar. It offers a casual, more relaxed setting compared to Curieuse. Drinks & light cuisine are served throughout the day. It’s a perfect spot for refueling during a busy day of soaking up the Seychellois sun :-). The pool has a length of 45 meters or 150 feet The large, dark-tiled swimming pool is lined by plenty of comfortable sqp. The large, dark-tiled swimming pool is lined by plenty of comfortable sun loungers. The pool features two levels. Kids tend to swim in the upper level, while adults use the more tranquil lower level. The Seychelles enjoy a tropical, humid climate.
The amount of rainfall is determined by two monsoon seasons. The property features a lovely beach. A watersports center is located at the entrance to the beach club. The white sand is incredibly soft. The clear waters are perfect for swimming. The beach is narrow though at high tide It lacks the expansive feel you get on other Seychellois beaches. Some more impressions of the pool & beach are;. An array of complimentary water sports is offered (e.g. kayaking, snorkeling). Each Saturday, I publish one new Youtube post. It features either a hotel review or a flight in a premium cabin. The spa is located down a majestic staircase, overlooking the Indian Odpn.
Late afternoon is the perfect time for a spa visit The spa is located down a majestic staircase, overlooking the Indian Ocean. The spa takes its inspiration from the Indian .Ocean pearl. It has a reputed ability to calm the spirit, open the heart chakra, and stabilize emotions. The spa takes its inspiration from the Indian Oceanpeai It has a reputed ability to calm the spirit, open the heart chakra. The locker rooms feature several wellness facilities. This includes gender segregated saunas and whirlpools. A small gym is located besides It features state-of-the-art fitness equipment. Raffles Seychelles is close to Anse Lazio beach. Ranked among the world’s most beautiful beaches, it is best visited in late afternoon. Let’s have dinner at Curieuse. The menu varies from Thai salads and spicy.
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