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 family-owned hotel with beautiful private beach

Apr 13, 2020 Austrian_Wanderers Vienna, Austria

Nice and spacious (maybe a little bit too dark) room with small garden and a great ocean-view. Country specific buffet-dinner and standard breakfast. We expected a little bit more from the promoted "coffee and biscuits" in the afternoon (every day the same). The pool and especially the private beach area were fantastic. If you want to make trips… Read more
Nice and spacious (maybe a little bit too dark) room with small garden and a great ocean-view. Country specific buffet-dinner and standard breakfast. We expected a little bit more from the promoted "coffee and biscuits" in the afternoon (every day the same). The pool and especially the private beach area were fantastic. If you want to make trips (e.g. national parks or islands) be aware that the roads are quite bumpy and (especially when travelling with small kids) that the taxis and busses do not have baby-seats available. The staff was very nice and helpful and we enjoyed 5 beautiful nights there. Read less
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Apr 3, 2020 peterman3 Montreal, Canada

I’ve been there for only one night But so fantastic!!! Great rooms with well “place” mirrors... The buffet diner and breakfast is perfect! The oversea pool for sunset view is amazingly relaxing Great great service
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Mar 19, 2020 Rnsg123

This hotel is simply amazing! We originally booked for 2 nights for my birthday stay but unfortunately had to depart a day earlier to due all the corona virus issues and flights. We were greeted with lovely mocktails and the young man who helped us with our luggage was super sweet. Our room was incredible with direct access to beach and they had… Read more
This hotel is simply amazing! We originally booked for 2 nights for my birthday stay but unfortunately had to depart a day earlier to due all the corona virus issues and flights. We were greeted with lovely mocktails and the young man who helped us with our luggage was super sweet. Our room was incredible with direct access to beach and they had put fresh flowers all around. Loved the food and the welcoming service. Its great that the food isnt ridiculously overpriced for a hotel of this calibre, and although we only had 1 breakfast and dinner here, we found it delicious. The free water refills is great too and helps reduce plastic. Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to make use of the free SUP and kayaking, but the afternoon tea is a fab touch. Best of all was Mr Ash. He was an absolute star and promptly arranged our change of flights for us for the same day and rearranged our ferry back to the airport too. We are so gutted that we only stayed for 1night at this hotel but cannot thank the staff and Mr Ash enough for their amazing hospitality,compassion and professionalism during such a scary time across the world. We're safely back home in time, thank you Mr Ash! -Room 52 Read less
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Mar 5, 2020 alexe651 London

Having just recently returned from a great week, we can’t recommend this hotel highly enough. Friendly, professional staff, great rooms and amazing views. This small, privately owned, resort is spread over a huge acreage, always giving you the feel of plenty of room and space. The staff have a genuine pride in working here and a special thanks to… Read more
Having just recently returned from a great week, we can’t recommend this hotel highly enough. Friendly, professional staff, great rooms and amazing views. This small, privately owned, resort is spread over a huge acreage, always giving you the feel of plenty of room and space. The staff have a genuine pride in working here and a special thanks to Rosemeree, Ajay ❤️, Henry and Nadia for looking after us so well. Rooms - we went for a beach front Superior room which was definitely worth the upgrade. Spacious, direct access to the beach and your own terrace even with a clothes dryer! Next time we might go for a Black Parrot Suite purely for the adult only pool, but then you won’t get the direct beach access. Restaurants- good and the drinks very reasonably priced. We went breakfast only which worked well for us as we could switch between the Hibiscus Restaurant, buffet, and the Mango Tree, more adult only in the evening, and serves excellent grilled fish dishes, beware though, large portions! The Fish Trio is a must. Henry at the bar makes the best Espresso Martini in the Seychelles. A lot of people came in for lunch from outside the hotel at the Mango Tree, great salads, sandwiches, burgers etc. you can understand why. Breakfast choice at Hibiscus was incredible, although sometimes as in the evening, slow to replenish empty dishes. The deck area with swimming pool is totally unique and a great place to watch the sunset and snorkel, as well as lots of hammocks dotted around the beach areas. Free paddle boarding and kayaks available. Great little touches including a water station area where you can refill your water bottles, at last a hotel doing something to get rid of the dreaded blue plastic! And free afternoon tea served by the pool everyday between 4-5pm. Do hire a car for the day while your there, only 50 euros and you can easily see the whole island in a day. Also gives you the chance to visit Les Rocheurs Restaurant lunch which-is literally next door, although not cheap but well worth it. Just heaven, we will definitely be back! Read less
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Feb 24, 2020 Lpyor Helsinki, Finland

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Coco De Mer Hotel. The service and the staff were fantastic. Ocean was warm, the food was great and the beaches were beautiful. They even have free of charge kayaks and SUP boards. Perfect honeymoon. Thank you Coco De Mer!