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 Excellent relaxing week

Nov 17, 2019 gufi70 Warsaw, Poland

To start with arrival - seamless transfer, nuce welcome and room ready. We have booked a Junior Suite and the pleasure to have the one of the rooms featured in the site pictures was great! All areas - swimming pools, facilities around, restaurants and room are very clean and super well maintained. The staff is friendly and I liked that they are… Read more
To start with arrival - seamless transfer, nuce welcome and room ready. We have booked a Junior Suite and the pleasure to have the one of the rooms featured in the site pictures was great! All areas - swimming pools, facilities around, restaurants and room are very clean and super well maintained. The staff is friendly and I liked that they are not intrusive. They aleays respect your privacy should you want to spend time like this but always available. We enjoyed the SPA a couple of times. Pleasant and the view from there is as well stunning. The best views at sunset are at the top pool next to Black Parrot suites. Restaurants are not necessarily with so much diversity in the offer but absolutelly tasty food, each night a different theme. Very good fish! The beach is not the most popular but very easy accessible are stunning beaches around or you may book excursions. The hotel offers free daily transfer to Anse Lazio - about 45min drive. For those travelling with kids, although everything is available, I’d say this location is more adults only oriented. All in all, a great location and very good value for money! Should we return to Praslin, we would definitelly come back here. Read less
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Nov 16, 2019 B C Manchester, United Kingdom

Beautiful hotel in a secluded location. Has around fifty rooms in hotel and twelve in Black Parrot. Staff to visitor ratio is around 2:1 so service is perfect. All staff very pleasant and helpful with always a smile upon their face. Gardens well maintained. Swimming pool and bar located just off the seafront. No real beach to speak of but has… Read more
Beautiful hotel in a secluded location. Has around fifty rooms in hotel and twelve in Black Parrot. Staff to visitor ratio is around 2:1 so service is perfect. All staff very pleasant and helpful with always a smile upon their face. Gardens well maintained. Swimming pool and bar located just off the seafront. No real beach to speak of but has jetty with lounge area and small curved infinity pool. Dining was a delight in its presentation, choice and quality. Rooms are in small blocks but feel as if they are individual villas, Each room has a small lounge area off the main bedroom and a bathroom with shower, toilet and bath screened off by large mirror from the bedroom area.. Everything about this hotel was relaxing and quality. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful trip at a wonderful boutique hotel!

Nov 16, 2019 Luke E London, United Kingdom

So we did a package holiday to the Seychelles with my family and our first stop on our trip was the Coco de Mer Hotel on Praslin Island. The greeting we received and the service throughout the stay was exceptional. The staff were attentive and no request was too big. The highlight was the jetty pier that they have with an infinity pool. Watching… Read more
So we did a package holiday to the Seychelles with my family and our first stop on our trip was the Coco de Mer Hotel on Praslin Island. The greeting we received and the service throughout the stay was exceptional. The staff were attentive and no request was too big. The highlight was the jetty pier that they have with an infinity pool. Watching the sunset from there was just magnificent. They also have a little water sports area where we hired paddle boards which was really fun! The room was clean, spacious and actually accommodated the three of us. We often find travelling as 3 that there either aren't enough beds, or the sofa bed is horribly uncomfortable but that wasn't the case at all with this hotel. The only downsides or things of note were: - The bathroom in the bedroom was fully open plan, and as a family this wasn't ideal but we made it work - The breakfast and dinner options were buffet only. While the food changes daily, you have to make sure you enjoy buffet food! Overall, a great hotel, excellent staff and the cheapest for drinks and snacks of all three hotels we stayed at. If you want a calm, quiet holiday then this is the place to go. Praslin island has some great beaches and opportunities for excursions which I can't recommend enough. We went to La Digue and saw the tortoises and rode our bikes around the island! Read less
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Nov 4, 2019 CarolineG3966

We stayed 6 nights at coco de mer in room 517. Coco de mer is such a beautiful and relaxing place and even you can see the sunset from this hotel! The staff was also very friendly at each time. I have read that some people are dissatisfied because the beach at the hotel has some seaweed... but the hotel is deffinately not in charge for that!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely stunning hotel!

Nov 3, 2019 TripleDutch Almere, The Netherlands

After arriving on the tiny airport of Praslin, the taxi that we pre- arranged through the internet was already waiting for us. (Laurent's taxi service, SCR 250/EUR 15 to the Coco de Mer) for a quick 15 minute trip to the hotel. Praslin is quite a bit more relaxed than Mahe and we really enjoyed it. The hotel is in a secluded area and has a nice… Read more
After arriving on the tiny airport of Praslin, the taxi that we pre- arranged through the internet was already waiting for us. (Laurent's taxi service, SCR 250/EUR 15 to the Coco de Mer) for a quick 15 minute trip to the hotel. Praslin is quite a bit more relaxed than Mahe and we really enjoyed it. The hotel is in a secluded area and has a nice garden. The reception area looked really nice and in pristine condition just like the rest of the hotel. Check-in was very friendly and included cold towel and a drink. Our room was nicely decorated, spacious and clean. We kind of fell in love with the room as there were a few areas to relax and watch the sea. At the start there were some problems with the wifi but after mentioning this issue at the front desk, it was solved right away. We were on half board which we can recommend as there were no other restaurants close to the hotel. The buffet both for breakfast and at night were great with excellent high quality food and a lot of choice that changed every day. We enjoyed that at night it was not the standard hotel buffet food but nice locally inspired dishes. Last but definitely not least were the great people working at the resort. They were genuinely interested in their guests and talking to them was a lot of fun. The Coco de Mer is a great hotel and fully recommended for a wonderful stay at Praslin! Read less