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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Sep 26, 2020 KhaledH424 Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Very nice hotel in the south east coast of Praslin. The hotel have a very nice pool deck from which you get amazing sunset views. Two restaurants on site with amazing views of the ocean. Best of all is the staff, amazing team who made us feel at home. The team responded positively to all of our requests and gave us very good recommendations on… Read more
Very nice hotel in the south east coast of Praslin. The hotel have a very nice pool deck from which you get amazing sunset views. Two restaurants on site with amazing views of the ocean. Best of all is the staff, amazing team who made us feel at home. The team responded positively to all of our requests and gave us very good recommendations on where to go. The team went out of their way and made everything we asked for possible. Finally they said good bye with a very nice dinner set up under the star light. Ash and his team are the biggest asset of this hotel and we recommend it for anyone visiting Praslin, thank you guys :) Read less
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Sep 22, 2020 Niveche

Coco Der Mer is a secluded slice of paradise on the coast of Praslin in Seychelles and we were lucky enough to find ourselves celebrating our honeymoon amidst the beautiful sunsets and relaxing facilities at the resort. However, it is the staff that are the real stars of this location Ash (Hotel Manager) and his team went out of their way to make… Read more
Coco Der Mer is a secluded slice of paradise on the coast of Praslin in Seychelles and we were lucky enough to find ourselves celebrating our honeymoon amidst the beautiful sunsets and relaxing facilities at the resort. However, it is the staff that are the real stars of this location Ash (Hotel Manager) and his team went out of their way to make our stay a dream vacation. They were always friendly and courteous at every turn. The Spa (discounted special for our honeymoon) was just what we needed and the for our last night the staff set up a special seating under the stars that was nothin short of magical. A beautiful resort, and an amazing experience. Read less
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