Raffles Praslin, Seychelles

Seychelles, Indian Ocean

The hotel

Every little luxury has been thought of at the award-winning Raffles Praslin. It starts with the location, on the white powder sands of Anse Takamaka and just minutes from Anse Lazio, regularly voted one of the world’s best beaches. Then there’s your villa, which has a private plunge pool, an outdoor pavilion with a daybed, and even a yoga mat, easel and sketch pad for moments of pure escapism. There’s also the decadence of two infinity pools and a selection of dining, from pan-Asian to Creole. And, of course, there’s a spa — this vast haven of peace and relaxation is rather special and, with stunning views, luxurious facilities and a tranquil spa garden, it's no surprise it has been nominated for a number of prestigious awards. To top off your stay at Raffles Praslin, you'll find extra treats, like the island’s only shisha lounge, Takamaka Terrace, where you can stargaze and sip cocktails in a rooftop setting.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Families
  • Honeymoon
  • Kids Club
  • Teen Club
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

On the island of Praslin, a 20-minute walk or a short drive from the famous sands of Anse Lazio. Transfer time from Seychelles International Airport: 15 minutes by plane then 30 minutes by road, or 45 minutes by ferry and then 20 minutes by road.

Hotel information

86 villas. All with air-conditioning, private plunge pool, private terrace, outdoor pavilion with dining table and daybed, plasma TV with satellite channels, DVD player, high-speed Internet access*, mini-bar*, Nespresso™ coffee machine, tea-making facilities and safe. Villas Garden View have 1 king-size bed plus extra bed on request, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Half Board option: includes buffet breakfast and 3-course dinner at a choice of restaurants (supplements may apply). In-villa dining and drinks are not included. 

Full Board option: includes buffet breakfast, 3-course lunch at the Pool Restaurant and Bar and 3-course dinner at a choice of restaurants (supplements may apply). In-villa dining and drinks are not included. 

Villas Partial Ocean View and Villas Ocean View are the same as the Garden View Villas but with different views, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

1-Bedroom Villas have a larger plunge pool, a barbecue grill, kitchen with fridge and microwave and private living and dining areas, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2-Bedroom Villas are the same but larger, sleeping maximum 4 adults and 2 children.

Pool Restaurant & Bar (casual all-day dining), Curieuse Restaurant (pan-Asian dinners and separate Sushi Room), Losean Restaurant (Indian Ocean and Creole cuisine, open for breakfast and dinner), Danzil Lounge (cocktail lounge), Pti Zil Beach Bar (cocktails and snacks), Takamaka Terrace (rooftop shisha lounge). 2 outdoor infinity pools. Raffles Spa* (with fitness studio, beauty salon, steam room, sauna and whirlpools). Water sports* (snorkelling, boat trips). Table tennis. Wellness and family fun programme (activities range from Creole cooking to cocktail classes). Sugar Palm Club (kids club, 5–12 years, 0–4 years supervised by parent or babysitter) and teens club (13–17 years). Concierge. 24-hour Butler service*. Raffles Boutique and Café. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*, in-villa spa treatments*, yoga* and pilates*, babysitting service*, DVD library. Room service* (24-hour). Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort.

3–5 nights between 29–31 Dec. No checkouts on 31 Dec. 

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Gorgeous Property with Lovely Service

Jul 14, 2019 ABayAreaNative

Majestic and expansive views make this a lovely property. Staff is kind and attentive. Had some disappointing dinners but excellent breakfast. If they improve and update their menu, it would have been the perfect trip. Would stay here again. Know that if you stay 5 days, you get a free helicopter shuttle in! It is worth it, because the boat ride… Read more
Majestic and expansive views make this a lovely property. Staff is kind and attentive. Had some disappointing dinners but excellent breakfast. If they improve and update their menu, it would have been the perfect trip. Would stay here again. Know that if you stay 5 days, you get a free helicopter shuttle in! It is worth it, because the boat ride over can be long and rough. Don't book through a third party-- just go directly to Raffles and get your helicopter ride. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating One of the best in the Seychelles

Jul 6, 2019 Matti Saastamoi... B

I visited Raffles Seychelles in June 2019 which was an outstanding experience! Besides the beautiful location (which is out of this world), I would especially highlight the extremely high service level, attentive and friendly staff members and the food in the restaurants where we found the quality to be very high! The hotel is worth every single… Read more
I visited Raffles Seychelles in June 2019 which was an outstanding experience! Besides the beautiful location (which is out of this world), I would especially highlight the extremely high service level, attentive and friendly staff members and the food in the restaurants where we found the quality to be very high! The hotel is worth every single penny and I can't wait to go back! Matti, Denmark Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating First class welcome

Jul 4, 2019 TravellerGirl2009 London, United Kingdom

We stayed at the Raffles Seychelles during our honeymoon in 2019 and had a wonderful experience at the resort. The hotel is very modern in styling with the villas set into the hillside providing great views from all rooms out to the sea. Our villa interior was probably one of the nicest rooms we had ever stayed in with a spacious bedroom, clean… Read more
We stayed at the Raffles Seychelles during our honeymoon in 2019 and had a wonderful experience at the resort. The hotel is very modern in styling with the villas set into the hillside providing great views from all rooms out to the sea. Our villa interior was probably one of the nicest rooms we had ever stayed in with a spacious bedroom, clean and modern bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers and a bathtub looking over the panoramic view - really lovely! The outside space was nice, with a smallish pool and comfortable shaded seating area. As the resort is set into the cliffside, it is very hilly - some of them are extremely steep. There is a buggy service available 24/7 to get you around the resort but we enjoyed the exercise of walking back up to our villa through the day. The Spa and Gym facilities are excellent. There is a modern, well equipped gym that was rarely busy with a mix of cardio and weight machines as well as a selection of hand weights and benches/mats. The spa is definitely a highlight of this resort, it is set in impressive surroundings with many open air treatment rooms. We really enjoyed the signature massage -probably one of the best massages I've had. The main pool area was large and spacious with 2 back-to-back large pools and plenty of loungers. The water was a great temperature and we really enjoyed using this area. The beach area appeared less popular but was very nice, beautiful white sand and clear warm water. We really enjoyed swimming here and enjoying the beautiful scenery. The pool and beach staff were very attentive and we felt well looked after. Food at Raffles was excellent and we had fantastic experiences at both main restaurants. Nothing was too much trouble and the chefs were keen to ensure you had a great experience and happy to accommodate any special dietary needs. The main highlight at Raffles however was the warm reception we received from the staff. We felt they genuinely enjoyed looking after their guests and worked hard to accommodate and ensure guests had a great experience. In particular we really enjoyed meeting the Head of Food & Beverages and the Head Chef. Both made a point of spending time with us (and many other guests), checking that they were happy and asking if they could do anything to make the stay more enjoyable. We definitely hope to return in the future Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 5 stars - Take me back PLEASE!!!

Jun 27, 2019 Thee_Source Los Angeles, California

My wife and I recently visited on our honeymoon. We booked through amextravel Fine Hotels & Resorts and we were extremely happy with our package. We were upgraded to a partial ocean view. The rooms are immaculate. We had a very private room. The view was amazing. The beds are extremely comfortable. The bathtub by the window is amazing. The outdoor… Read more
My wife and I recently visited on our honeymoon. We booked through amextravel Fine Hotels & Resorts and we were extremely happy with our package. We were upgraded to a partial ocean view. The rooms are immaculate. We had a very private room. The view was amazing. The beds are extremely comfortable. The bathtub by the window is amazing. The outdoor shower is a nice option as well. The turn down service with cookies was a nice touch. The buggy service is fast and efficient. The staff is extremely nice and the service is 5 stars. The food is great. The breakfast is the best breakfast buffet I have ever had. I would eat breakfast there every day if I could. There is endless variety and everything was good. We had the lobster dinner under the stars. The lobster was to die for. The beach was nice as was the pool. The cocktail menu is amazing and the bar tenders are very good. The resort is obviously pricey, but you get what you pay for. We live in the United States, so the Seychelles is far away, but some time in my life I would love to go back and I would definitely stay here. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating 4 unforgettable days in paradise!

Jun 26, 2019 Hamid H

My wife and I spent 4 unforgettable days at the Raffles Seychelles celebrating my 50th birthday and our 20th anniversary. The resort is exceptional on all counts, perfectly located, newly built, immaculately kept and very well staffed. Every aspect of our stay exceeded our expectations from the airport transfer, early check-in and late check-out,… Read more
My wife and I spent 4 unforgettable days at the Raffles Seychelles celebrating my 50th birthday and our 20th anniversary. The resort is exceptional on all counts, perfectly located, newly built, immaculately kept and very well staffed. Every aspect of our stay exceeded our expectations from the airport transfer, early check-in and late check-out, our villa with breathtaking, panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, the beautiful beach, the variety of cuisine on offer at the different restaurants, the relaxing spa, and most of all the friendly staff providing the best service with a personal touch. I would like to recognize the Resort Manager, Salwa Razzouk, who looked after us and went the extra mile to ensure that our experience was so uniquely special and truly memorable. We certainly plan to return, this time with the children. Read less