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 Amazing hotel with excellent customer care from all staff

Jun 15, 2019 Nicola S Dartford, United Kingdom

We stayed at the resort for one week, the hotel was an older property but has been refurbished and is maintained to very high standard. It is independently owned so they are keen to ensure high standards and guest satisfaction. We were half board so breakfast and dinner was provided, it was always excellent standard with good mixed variety. … Read more
We stayed at the resort for one week, the hotel was an older property but has been refurbished and is maintained to very high standard. It is independently owned so they are keen to ensure high standards and guest satisfaction. We were half board so breakfast and dinner was provided, it was always excellent standard with good mixed variety. Drinks are reasonably priced I would say on par with England, if you opt for local beer or cider it is little cheaper and very nice. All the staff at the hotel was absolutely fantastic, so cheerful and helpful and the management checked with the guests everyday to see if they could help with anything. There is beautiful wooden decking area which was great to watch the sunset. We nicknamed it love island as the younger guests tended to use this area during the day! The local tour around the adjacent jungle is worth the visit, but remember insect repellant. There was seaweed in the sea, so we hired a car and went to the other side of the island, or you can use courtesy bus to go to the other beach which is spectacular. Really wasn't an issue and depends on time of year if you are affected. The spa treatments were really good, one of the best I have visited, the ladies were again so lovely and attentive. Complementary afternoon tea was really nice gesture and saved us having lunch. Read less
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May 17, 2019 adl-dca Washington, D.C.

We stayed at Coco de Mer as part of our honeymoon and were generally quite happy. But it could be better. The property is a bit on the older side, and although the rooms are quite modern inside, the exterior of the property is clearly dated and has a bit of a 1980s summer camp vibe.Though, the jetty with cabanas and infinity pool is stunning and… Read more
We stayed at Coco de Mer as part of our honeymoon and were generally quite happy. But it could be better. The property is a bit on the older side, and although the rooms are quite modern inside, the exterior of the property is clearly dated and has a bit of a 1980s summer camp vibe.Though, the jetty with cabanas and infinity pool is stunning and provides an amazing experience at sunset. Despite reviews saying that it's located on the lesser side of the island, the location is still quite beautiful with a view across the water to Mahe. Just be aware that the hotel is quite isolated -- there is literally nothing else around. The nearest shop is in Baie Sainte Anne, which is a 15 minute drive away -- as someone who likes to walk everywhere, it was a bit disappointing to find that there is nothing else around within even a 45-minute walking radius. One of our favourite experiences during our stay was kayaking and SUP'ing, which was very easy to organize. The waters are quite nice (although there was a significant amount of seaweed around at the time). Insofar as other activities, the hotel was also able to (very easily) organize a rental car for us, which was very helpful. Although, fair warning, driving around Praslin is not for the faint hearted! We were impressed with the food. The breakfast buffet is good and the a la carte dinners were very tasty and, for Seychelles, rather inexpensive. The restaurant staff are also very friendly. The rooms are quite modern, although the layout is ... interesting. The bathroom is surprisingly open-plan, which is maybe not a characteristic that everyone wants in a bathroom. The quality of the internet also (maybe thankfully) promotes mentally switching off, since it is extremely poor and unreliable. The one drawback we experienced was the service. The Seychellois staff were quite aloof, bordering on rude. There was very much a "well, when are you leaving?" vibe from them. On the other hand, the restaurant staff, who tended to be Mauritian or Indian, are very nice and helpful. It is an interesting dichotomy. If the service was more consistent, our experience would have been better for sure. One oddity of the hotel is their check-in and check-out times. A (very strict) 10am check-out seems to be a rarity among hotels, and perhaps even odder for a hotel that wants to attract honeymooners for a relaxing getaway. That said, the hotel does provide a helpful alternative (the Vanilla Lounge) that, for a small fee, gives you access to a lounge, showers, and luggage storage while you continue to enjoy the amenities even after check-out. It's a nice touch, but would not really be necessary if the hotel had a bit more of a sane check-in/check-out schedule. Read less
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May 13, 2019 AmelFawzi89

We had the best time of our lives in Seychelles and this hotel was just the most perfect place to be staying at for our honeymoon ! We had originally booked a superior room at Coco de Mer Hotel and have been upgraded to a junior suite room at Black Parrots Hotel which was a very pleasant surprise at our arrival ! Black Parrots is really quiet… Read more
We had the best time of our lives in Seychelles and this hotel was just the most perfect place to be staying at for our honeymoon ! We had originally booked a superior room at Coco de Mer Hotel and have been upgraded to a junior suite room at Black Parrots Hotel which was a very pleasant surprise at our arrival ! Black Parrots is really quiet and you can really relax as Its is the “Only couples” part of the hotel. The room was very spacious and had all the comfort to make our stay so special and the view was absolutely magnificent ! We really appreciated the little attentions like the daily decorated bathroom with fresh hibiscus flowers and the soothing and relaxing music in the room ! Ideal for a romantic holiday ♥️ The staff is lovely, always ready to help and very sociable. Special thanks to Fiona for her warm welcome. Thanks to Marie-Paul for her help in organising a surprise romantic dinner and finally Tatiana and Katelyn who have been very helpful throughout our week there. We had free access to the kayaks and paddle boarding equipments and free transfer to Anse Lazio beach which is one of the most beautiful beach in Seychelles. We also had a spa treatment together which was one of the most relaxing we’ve ever had ! We would totally recommend this hotel ! PS : all of the pictures below were taken from the hotel Thanks a lot for making our stay in Seychelles such a memorable experience ! Amel & Fawzi (room 501) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, service and stay

May 12, 2019 Sightsee39163

Our stay at Coco De Mer was pleasurable. It was high end and relaxing. You were free to explore and staff are intuitive to facilitate your needs. Highly recommend the free nature trail provided by the hotel-our guide Ryan was personable and very informative. The food was great - prepared fresh, from a wide range of cuisines and the cooks were… Read more
Our stay at Coco De Mer was pleasurable. It was high end and relaxing. You were free to explore and staff are intuitive to facilitate your needs. Highly recommend the free nature trail provided by the hotel-our guide Ryan was personable and very informative. The food was great - prepared fresh, from a wide range of cuisines and the cooks were nearby to explain the ingredients used. Thoroughly enjoyable, relaxing place set in paradise. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating relaxing paradise spot on Seychelles

May 9, 2019 Katharina A Basel, Switzerland

This has been one of the best vacation we have had so far. The Hotel and the people (including other guests) are extremely friendly, welcoming and relaxed. We enjoyed every second at this hotel. The Food is very good and not as expensive as in other Hotels of the same category and they offer so many details and activities that you really feel… Read more
This has been one of the best vacation we have had so far. The Hotel and the people (including other guests) are extremely friendly, welcoming and relaxed. We enjoyed every second at this hotel. The Food is very good and not as expensive as in other Hotels of the same category and they offer so many details and activities that you really feel well taken care of (bus ride to Anse Lazio, guided walk to the nature, standup paddling, cayaking). Also there are so many different spots to relax and to just let the stress go out of your mind. this is really wonderful. We felt totally relaxed after the three days we spent there and wished we would have booked our whole vacation in that Hotel. Read less