Raffles Seychelles is a luxury pool villa resort located in the heart of Seychelles, Praslin. As the second-largest granite island in Seychelles, Praslin is 40 kilometres away from the main island of Mahé. With a small population of over 7,000 people, the island is a heavenly paradise imbued with some of the most impressive and unspoiled natural beaches and tropical landscapes in the world.
Surrounded by a pristine 475m beachfront and crystal clear waters ideal for swimming and water-sports, the resort’s strategic location provides perfect opportunities for excursions to neighbouring islands, some of which are nurturing sanctuaries for rare endemic flora and fauna, such as Aride island, the finest seabird island in the western Indian Ocean, Curieuse Island, home to hundreds of giant tortoises, or La Digue island, praised for its stunning beaches.
The hotel is also passionate about environmental preservation and sustainability and is exemplifying an eco-conscious stance throughout its operations, by providing ways in which guests can decrease their carbon footprint. For example, the resort has taken a stand to reduce and stop the use of disposable plastics on the island and also supports the surrounding biodiversity through recycling and organic waste diversion in the hotel’s kitchens to retrofitting energy-efficient lighting.
Situated on the northeast tip of Praslin island, about 40 kilometres from the main island of Mahé, guests travelling to Raffles Seychelles have the following transfer options:
By helicopter: An 18-minute helicopter ride from Mahe Airport to Raffles Seychelles Helipad.
By ferry/yacht: From Mahe Airport, take a short 15-minute drive to Mahe Jetty, followed by a 60-minute boat journey from Mahe Jetty to Praslin Jetty. Finally, arrive at Raffles Praslin with a 20-minute scenic drive.
By plane: From Mahe Airport, take a short 15-minute plane ride to Praslin Airport followed by a 25-minute drive to the resort
Thoughtful and discreet, Raffles is legendary for its delivery of the most charming and gracious service. The combination of consistency and individuality ensures that Raffles always delivers the same high expectations and high-quality experience but also caters to guests’ unique needs.
All guests will get to enjoy the service of a Raffles Butler - the living embodiment of bespoke service. Professionally trained, their aim is to make every guest’s stay as seamless and memorable as possible. The service they render comes straight from the heart.
The island has some of the largest villas in the archipelago, ranging from 125 to 275 sqm. The 86 contemporarily designed villas each come with a private plunge pool and an extensive outdoor pavilion, allowing you to take full advantage of the tropical paradise. The luxury of space makes the villa the perfect haven for romantic getaways or family stays. Thoughtfully spread across gentle sloping hills, they combine privacy with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the island's lush greenery.
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Garden View Pool Villa
With views of Seychelles’ lush green vegetation and endemic flora, this 125 sqm tranquil villa provides complete privacy and a tropical paradise ambience in the midst of the island's lush tropical vegetation, ideal for those searching for peace and privacy.
Each of these villas features contemporary interiors, with a light-filled bedroom with direct access to your private terrace, overlooking the gardens. With an additional sofa bed, the villa can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Adjoining the bedroom is a double walk-in closet and a separate bathroom with a deep-soaking tub, strategically placed with views of the gardens.
The Garden View Pool Villa features a spacious terrace amidst the lush vegetation, with a 10 sqm private plunge pool and daybeds.
Adjoining the spacious terrace is a sheltered outdoor pavilion, perfect to refresh and take in the magnificent scenery.
One-Bedroom Garden View Villa
For guests travelling with family, you can opt for the 200 sqm One Bedroom Garden View Villas which features a spacious separate living room and bedroom, offering a haven of peace and space surrounded by Seychelles’ lush vegetation.
The villa features a separate bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom, and a spacious parlour/living space spanning 70 square metres, a generous outdoor pavilion highlighted by an open-air balcony, a dining area and a 14 sqm private plunge pool.
Ocean View Pool Villa
Offering stunning views of the opal-hued ocean, these 125 sqm Ocean View Pool Villas are situated mid-way across the resort in a paradise setting. Designed in a contemporary style, the villas feature a bedroom flooded with natural daylight that overlooks your spacious private deck and the endless ocean views. With an additional sofa bed, the villa can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Adjoining the bedroom is a double walk-in closet and a separate bathroom with a deep-soaking tub, strategically placed to enjoy incredible views.
Your bedroom provides direct access to your spacious terrace with a private plunge pool and daybeds. Adjoining the spacious terrace is a sheltered outdoor pavilion, perfect to refresh and take in the magnificent scenery.
One Bedroom Ocean View Villa
For guests travelling with family, you can opt for the 200 sqm One Bedroom Ocean View Villas that command superb views of the Indian Ocean. The villa features a separate bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom, and a spacious parlour/living space spanning 70 square metres, a generous outdoor pavilion highlighted by an open-air balcony, a dining area and a 14 sqm private plunge pool.
Guests who want more privacy can also opt for the Two Bedroom Ocean View Villa which comes with two separate bedrooms that accommodates 4 guests.
Panoramic Pool Villa
Located atop of the highest point of the resort with unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean and lush greenery, these 135 sqm Panoramic Pool Villas command spectacular ocean views and provides you the luxury of space - perfect for your next getaway.
Nestle in comfort in your bedroom and that comes with an additional living space. The villa also comes with a large and spacious bathroom, which lets in an abundance of natural daylight, with indoor and outdoor rain showers, and a deep soak bathtub offering stunning ocean views.
Luxuriate in your own large and private deck with a 10 sqm plunge pool, alongside sundeck chairs to soak in the Seychellois sun. An outdoor sheltered pavilion with day bed and dining table allows you to dine alongside the panoramic views of the sea.
One-Bedroom Panoramic View Villa
For guests travelling with family, you can opt for the 200 sqm One Bedroom Panoramic View Villa. Located atop of the resort with uninterrupted 180-degree views of the Indian Ocean and surrounding greenery, these exclusive villas features a separate bedroom, with an en-suite bathroom, and a spacious parlour/living space spanning 70 square meters, a generous outdoor pavilion highlighted by an open-air balcony, a dining area, and a 14 sqm private plunge pool.
Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa
The largest villas in the collection, these 275 sqm Two-Bedroom Beachfront Villa provide a genuine sense of luxury with a clean contemporary style throughout and is perfect for families with two separate bedrooms.
The villa features two separate bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, and a spacious 110 sqm living area spanning 110 square meters, a fully equipped kitchenette, a generous outdoor pavilion, a 20 sqm private plunge pool, and direct access to the white Seychelles beach.
Combining the best of the local culture and cuisine with dishes from around the world, each restaurant and bar has its own unique atmosphere and setting – something to suit every taste and every occasion.
Losean allows you to start the day with an enticing spread of breakfast classics from around the world and dine alongside the majestic views of the Indian Ocean.
Come evening and Losean becomes an elegant dinner setting, with tables both inside and out in the gardens, candlelit and accompanied by the sounds of the sea.
Led by Chef de Cuisine Sunil Dutt, Curieuse is an atmospheric, island-chic setting for an unforgettable dinner, providing diners with a gastronomic journey tracing through India, China, and Southeast Asia, and is Seychelles' only Asian restaurant.
Infused with oriental spice and aromatic ingredients, the menu varies from Thai saland and spicy sour soup to Indian curries and traditional Chinese stir-fries.
Pool Restaurant & Bar
The Pool Restaurant & Bar sits by the twin 45-metres long pool and offers a casual lunch setting. It serves up delectable salads, sandwiches and well-loved classics from around the world, as well as sushi & sashimi, perfect for refuelling during a busy day of soaking up the Seychellois sun.
Taking its name from a local promontory, Danzil serves perfectly prepared drinks against a backdrop of inspiring views towards the ocean.
With the resort's commitment towards a more sustainable future, they have stopped the usage of single-use plastic. Instead, you can now enjoy your cocktail using a bamboo straw. Choose from a rich selection of fine wines, rums, spirits, and skillfully-made tropical cocktails.
Takamaka Rooftop Lounge
Takamaka Rooftop Lounge offers dramatic vistas overlooking the sea and exudes a sophisticated, soothing ambience.
It offers premium cognacs, whiskies, wine, classic cocktails, and signature Raffles cocktails under the stars. Takamaka will set the mood for those who want to enjoy a pre-dinner Cocktail or post-dinner cocktail with a shisha.
The resort also offers private and alfresco dining at your favourite location, for a romantic dinner under the stars, a barbecue on the beach, or a sundowner at world-renowned Anse Lazio.
Spa and Wellness
Steps away from the coastline of Anse Takamaka, amidst stunning surroundings, Raffles Spa 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. Their thoughtful and knowledgeable therapists will guide you on a journey to rediscover mental, physical, and spiritual harmony, leaving you feeling enlivened and transformed.
Complementing the magnificent setting of its private treatment rooms are their signature experiences that are a considered mix of traditional and local methods, each ready to be expertly personalised to offer you a personalised sensory journey that also reflects the unique setting of Seychelles.
The Spa also features relaxation areas with saunas, steam rooms, and Jacuzzis. Completing their suite of facilities are a yoga pavilion, TechnoGym® equipment, and a hair and nail salon.
Reaching 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. Indoor or out, relaxing or inspiring, for couples or families; the resort has a host of activities that help you feel at one with the natural beauty of the archipelago.
The resort offers daily dive excursions, a full range of PADI dive courses, night diving and snorkelling trips to nearby islands like Coco Island and Sisters Island, each with its own unique beauty.
Else, guests can also try out kayaking, standup paddling, fishing, sailing, or go for boat excursions and marvel at the surrounding beauty of the sparkling lagoon.
Take a 5-minute drive to Anse Lazio, one of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the world.
Relish in the unique hidden spots around Praslin - for guests wanting to discover the flora and fauna of the island, you can also opt to go on the plethora of hikes available or rent a Mini Moke to travel around in style.
Sugar Palm Club
As a dedicated family-friendly resort, the Sugar Palm Club is a dedicated kids club designed for toddlers, children, and teenagers. Their expert recreation team creates lively, social, and educational activities so young ones can enjoy the idyllic paradise of Praslin as much as their parents.
A wellness and family fun program offers additional activities including cooking classes, rise and shine jog, morning beach stretch, crab hunting, Creole fishing, and an exclusive "Ranger for a Day" experience.
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