In the heart of the island of Praslin, aptly referred to as the mythological and idyllic ‘Garden of Eden’, are 86 contemporary and luxurious villas, among the most spacious in the Seychelles.
One of the world’s most far flung destinations, nestled in the Indian Ocean, the island of Praslin is the launch point for a myriad of activities and home to natural wonders such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai, and Anse Lazio. Rated as one of the best beaches in the world, Anze Lazio is located just minutes from Raffles Seychelles.
Raffles Seychelles features eighty-six villas, some of the most spacious in the Seychelles. Each villa offers a private plunge pool and outdoor pavilion to soak up breathtaking views of the opal-hued ocean, white sandy beach and lush green hills. This is the perfect destination for couples to celebrate their one-of-a-kind moment, be it an oceanfront wedding or an anniversary celebration.
Dining at Raffles Seychelles combines the best of Seychellois culture and cuisine with dishes from around the world, and Raffles Spa, located steps away from the coastline of Anse Takamaka, offers ocean views from its treatment pavilions.
With a warm tropical climate, Praslin and its nearby islands enjoy a microclimate all of their very own, with temperatures between a consistent 24-32°C (74 -90° Fahrenheit) year round.
Soar over the stunning islands and touch down on Praslin in true aviator style with a scenic 15-minute plane ride, departing every hour from the main island of Mahé, or take a catamaran ferry across the turquoise blue waters for a more leisurely pace.
Beach dinners under the stars, cocktails on a rooftop overlooking the ocean, finely crafted sushi and sashimi, contemporary Creole dishes: Raffles Praslin presents a diverse collection of culinary experiences, led by Executive Chef Chris Meredith.
Chef Chris’ passion and experience, gathered from world-renowned luxury hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants, result in exquisite, flavourful food that is thoughtfully executed. Working with local suppliers to incorporate fresh and regional ingredients, such as the unrivalled Indian Ocean catch, the menus throughout the resort fuse the spirit of the Seychelles with dishes from around the world.
Raffles Spa is a haven of peace, relaxation and rejuvenation. Steps away from the coastline of Anse Takamaka, amidst stunning surroundings, it is carefully designed to calm the spirit and awaken the senses. The luxurious spa features 12 treatment pavilions, showcasing the spectacular view of the blue ocean, tropical gardens and dramatic granite boulders. Two spa suites, a first in the Seychelles, are fitted with steam showers, Japanese soaking tubs and observation decks where guests can enjoy stunning vistas in privacy.
A tranquil spa garden makes the ideal spot for pre- and post-spa relaxation. Set among natural rock formations and high above the water, even the journey to the treatment pavilions is an intrinsic part of the Raffles Spa experience. At 1,234 square metres this is the largest spa in the archipelago, and the closest spa to the Indian Ocean.
An oasis of laidback luxury, Raffles Seychelles instills a sense of wellbeing and creates an atmosphere of blissful relaxation, ideal for the paradise seeker.
Opened in 2011, Raffles Seychelles has been included in Forbes Travel Guide’s Top 10 Beach Resorts around the World and Condé Nast Readers’ Choice – Best Hotels in the Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean, as well as winning World’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort at the World Travel Awards. Raffles Seychelles has also been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence every year from 2012 to 2015.