Coco De Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites

Seychelles, Indian Ocean

The hotel

This friendly hotel sits in lush tropical gardens surrounded by natural beauty and is named after the unique Coco de Mer palm tree, found in abundance here. With renovations at the end of 2017 to enhance the hotel's accommodation, guests can relax in the spacious chalet-style rooms, some of which are sea-facing with private terraces. The beautiful swimming pool overlooks the ocean and the jetty provides a romantic spot for sipping cocktails whilst experiencing a dream sunset. For experiencing other natural wonders of Praslin, the hotel has its own nature trail with guided walks — remember to look out for brightly coloured birds; the black parrot, Madagascar fody and Indian myna bird are regularly seen in the trees, while tropical fruit bats fly high above the ground from sunset until dawn. The Black Parrot Suites is the hotel's adults-only section with its own swimming pool.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Internet Access
  • Beachfront location
  • Restaurant
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Snorkelling

Where is it

Located on the southwest side of Praslin Island, a short trip on a light aircraft from Mahé. Transfer time from Seychelles International Airport: a 20-minute flight to Praslin, then 15 minutes by road.

Hotel information

40 rooms in the Coco de Mer section of the hotel and 12 Junior Suites in the Black Parrot section. All with private balcony/terrace, air-conditioning, satellite TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-fridge, safe, complimentary WiFi, corner baths and hairdryer. Standard Rooms with views of the gardens have 1 king-size or 1 queen-size bed and 1 or 2 sofa beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board option: includes breakfast and dinner in Hibiscus Restaurant.

Superior Rooms are directly sea facing with 1 king-size bed, sitting area with 2 sofa beds and in-room amenities as per Standard Rooms, sleeping 3 adults, or 2 adults and 2 children. Interconnecting rooms are also available.

Junior Suites are in the Black Parrot section and have an exclusive bar, swimming pool and terrace and can also use all of the facilities at Coco de Mer. Junior Suites sleep maximum 3 adults. Children under 14 are not permitted in the Black Parrot section.

Hibiscus restaurant (main restaurant, for barbecues, buffets and table d'hote, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner). Terrace Grill (open for lunch and dinner). Pool bar. 2 swimming pools (one of which is exclusive to Black Parrot Suite guests). Small kids pool. Waterfront Spa*. Canoes*, snorkelling* and bicycles*. Complimentary stand-up paddleboards. Guided nature trail*. Regular evening entertainment. Library. Complimentary WiFi in main public areas. Vanilla Lounge* (with shower facilities and seating areas, for early arrivals and late departures).

3 nights over 31 Dec.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel, friendly people, avoid the buffet

Jan 16, 2020 coxy_gj Oxford, United Kingdom

We stayed for three nights. Not typical all inclusive people. The hotel is in a nice location with some good facilities. The beach is small and average. They could do with some better gardens. The rooms are great. Lovely large bathrooms with a bath. Good seated areas opening onto the waterfront. There is a lot of seating spread out in many areas… Read more
We stayed for three nights. Not typical all inclusive people. The hotel is in a nice location with some good facilities. The beach is small and average. They could do with some better gardens. The rooms are great. Lovely large bathrooms with a bath. Good seated areas opening onto the waterfront. There is a lot of seating spread out in many areas which means you don’t feel you are on top of each other. The promenade thing is great, good for chilling and finding a breeze. We borrowed canoes, in one direction a turtle came up to my canoe and in the other we passed over a startled stingray. They offer day trips and we took a ride to the touristy beach in the north, not worth it. If the bus dropped people at the national park on the way back it might have made for a better excursion. The staff are really friendly. The breakfasts have a good selection and the pool restaurant serves nice food. Sadly we were half board, I didn’t realise, and were forced to eat the buffet. The first night was a ‘spice’ theme and it was okay. The later two nights got weirder, repetitive and just not great. I wish we had written off the money spent and eaten in the restaurant. It would be good if they offered you the choice to use your half board in the pool restaurant instead of forcing you into the poor buffet. The third night was the Indian Ocean. We basically got the same food as previous nights with a different sauce. No seafood odyssey... roast lamb!? Expect for the buffet I enjoyed my stay and would recommend. It is expensive for what it is... but that’s the Seychelles. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An amazing Honeymoon

Jan 11, 2020 219karlenem

We absolutely loved it! we had the best time. We are already planning on return every five years. Money well spent! There were so many hotels to choose from, but so glad we choose this island location, is relaxing, its not overrun. The food was tasty, the staff so friendly, it was perfect
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paradise within Paradise

Jan 8, 2020 Lesley08_12 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

I have just returned from the most wonderful stay at this hotel. On arrival, after a journey of around 24 hours I was given a lovely welcome by the staff, who are all so friendly and kind. I was given a really lovely room, with plenty of space, a bathroom with bath and separate shower room, and a beautiful patio with a lounge bed, chairs and a… Read more
I have just returned from the most wonderful stay at this hotel. On arrival, after a journey of around 24 hours I was given a lovely welcome by the staff, who are all so friendly and kind. I was given a really lovely room, with plenty of space, a bathroom with bath and separate shower room, and a beautiful patio with a lounge bed, chairs and a small table. This was a delight to sit out in as it had a superb view of the ocean. The house keeping was to an extremely high standard throughout my stay. Although full, the hotel never seemed to be overcrowded - there was plenty of space around the pool, the bar and restaurant were buzzing with atmosphere, but not crowded. Service was ALWAYS excellent. There is a spa, with views over the ocean, a great selection of treatments, and again, lovely, friendly staff. I cannot commend the young masseur highly enough - I had two treatments, both of which left me feeling wonderful!! I mainly ate in the main restaurant, which was a buffet-style set up. Breakfasts were great, with lots of choices, including an Egg station and a Pancake station, and an abundance of fresh fruit, cheeses, meats, and hot dishes. Dinner in the main restaurant again offered plenty of choices of starters, main courses and desserts. The hotel sits in beautiful grounds, right on the edge of the ocean. Absolute bliss! I really loved this wonderful place - the best thing about it? The staff!! I cannot name anyone in particular as every-one I spoke to was so friendly, knowledgable and helpful. If you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing holiday on Praslin Island - look no further!! Read less
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Jan 5, 2020 lmatheis Madrid, Spain

The hotel staff was very nice with us during our 7 day stay!! The beach is nice, both the one in the right and the one passing the bridge. The food in the mango bar was really good!! Breakfast was superb and really complete! Would only recommend improving the dishes in the creole night.
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Jan 1, 2020 gianluigiorecchioni Novara, Italy

I spent 2 weeks with my Family (2 kids) in Coco de Mer Hotel and everything was outstanding. We had an Ocean view room with a lot of space and our Kids 9&7 years old splet with us. The F&B service was amaizing and I consider my self a very demanding client but they fulfill every request. Anurra (Barmann ) and Kriss ( restaurant waiter) were very… Read more
I spent 2 weeks with my Family (2 kids) in Coco de Mer Hotel and everything was outstanding. We had an Ocean view room with a lot of space and our Kids 9&7 years old splet with us. The F&B service was amaizing and I consider my self a very demanding client but they fulfill every request. Anurra (Barmann ) and Kriss ( restaurant waiter) were very professional. All Staff made me feel at home and when we left the Hotel there were around 15 employees plus the Manager Ash to say good by to us. This is something special ..unforgetable. I will come back Thanks Read less