Raffles Seychelles is located on the north eastern tip of Praslin island, overlooking Anse Takamaka beach and with views towards Curieuse Island. The resort is approximately 30 minutes’ drive from Praslin airport, which can be reached by a short flight from Mahé. The resort also has its own helipad, giving guests the convenient option of taking a helicopter direct from Mahé. Combining the renowned Raffles service with Creole hospitality, Raffles Seychelles offers an exclusive retreat for the discerning traveller.
The all-villa resort offers luxurious and spacious accommodation, with one and two bedroom options making it ideally suited to both couples and families. All 86 villas come complete with their own private pool and outdoor pavilion, with a simple yet stylish décor giving them a homely feel. The villas are dotted around the resort’s tropical grounds, with some on the beachfront level and others situated on the hillside, with a buggy service available for easy access to the main resort facilities.
Raffles Seychelles offers guests an exciting range of dining options in a variety of different settings. Raffles boasts the Seychelles’ only Asian restaurant, where guests can enjoy dishes drawing inspiration from India, China and South East Asia. Private dining is also available, with in-villa dining on offer 24-hours a day and the option to arrange a romantic dinner on the beach or a picnic in the resort’s gardens.
Conservation forms an important part of the resort’s ethos. Raffles are working with the Marine Conservation Society of Seychelles to support the rehabilitation of the coral reef off the resort’s beach. Along with carrying out restoration activities, the society has also developed a snorkelling trail for guests to enjoy. Other non-motorised watersports, such as kayaking, are available at the resort, as well as a range of other activities such as cooking classes, helicopter tours, fishing and biking. Those seeking relaxation can indulge in a spa treatment in one of the twelve treatment pavilions with stunning views over the Indian Ocean and the tropical gardens.
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Children: Children are welcome at Raffles Seychelles and there is a kids club, playground, nursery and baby-sitting services available upon request.
Location: Raffles Seychelles is located on the north-eastern tip of Praslin, the second largest granite island in the Seychelles. The resort is accessed via a 15-minute domestic flight from Mahé to Praslin, followed by a 30 minute drive; or a 15-minute helicopter ride directly from Mahé to the resort.
Facilities: Two swimming pools, games room, beauty salon, laundry and boutique. There is also a spa on site which has an outdoor pool, 12 treatment rooms, 24-hour fitness centre and a sauna, jacuzzi and experience showers.
Dining: Curieuse serves dinner daily and is the Seychelles’ only Asian restaurant. The Sushi Room at Curieuse also opens for dinner, serving delicious fresh fish, sushi and sashimi. Losean offers breakfast and dinner, with an evening menu inspired by the Indian Ocean. The Pool Restaurant & Bar is open for light lunches using fresh and local produce, perfect for refuelling during a busy day in the Seychellois sun. Private dining is also available 24-hours a day, allowing you to eat when you want, and where you want, including BBQ feasts in your villa or romantic dinners at the beach under the stars.
Accommodation: The accommodation at Raffles Seychelles consists of spacious private villas dotted across a lush hillside, all with their own private deck, outdoor living area and plunge pool. Amenities include a flat screen TV, DVD player, bluetooth stereo, WiFi access, Nespresso coffee machine and a private bar.
Garden View Pool Villa: Set amid the resort’s lush tropical vegetation, the tranquil Garden View Pool Villas are ideal for those searching for peace and privacy. Each of these villas features contemporary interiors, as well as a spacious outdoor pavilion, complete with a day bed and a private plunge pool to soak up the atmosphere. The villas also offer an outdoor rain shower and bath. Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults (1,345 sq ft)
Partial Ocean View Pool Villa: Combining views of the Indian Ocean and the island's tropical vegetation, these luxury pool villas perfectly capture the Seychelles' natural beauty. Each thoughtfully decorated villa has a light and contemporary design, including a bedroom filled with natural daylight, a bath specially placed to make the most of the views, and an outdoor pavilion with private plunge pool. Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults (1,345 sq ft)
Ocean View Pool Villa: Offering stunning ocean views, these villas are designed in a contemporary style, featuring a bedroom flooded with natural daylight, a strategically placed bath to enjoy incredible views, an outdoor pavilion, and a spacious terrace with a private plunge pool, perfect to refresh and take in the magnificent scenery. Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults (1,345 sq ft)
Panoramic Pool Villa: Located at the top of the resort with unobstructed views of the Indian Ocean and lush hillside, each of these villas features a spacious bedroom, and a bathroom designed to provide an abundance of natural light, with indoor and outdoor rain showers, and a deep soak bathtub offering stunning ocean views. Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults (1,453 sq ft)
One Bedroom Garden View Pool Villa: Surrounded by the Seychelles’ lush vegetation, the One Bedroom Garden View Pool Villas offer a haven of peace and tranquility. Featuring a spacious separate living room and bedroom, they are an excellent choice for small families. Each offers contemporary interiors, as well as a spacious outdoor pavilion. Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults (2,153 sq ft)
One Bedroom Ocean View Pool Villa: Commanding superb views of the Indian Ocean, these villas boast a perfect paradise setting. Each features a spacious living area, a separate bedroom, a bathroom with a deep soak tub positioned to offer stunning views of the ocean, and a private outdoor rain shower. Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults (2,153 sq ft)
One Bedroom Panoramic Pool Villa: These exclusive villas are located at the top of the resort with uninterrupted 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean and surrounding greenery. Each villa features a spacious living area, a separate bedroom and kitchen area. Maximum Occupancy: 2 adults (2,153 sq ft)
Two Bedroom Ocean View Pool Villa: Perfect for families, the Two Bedroom Ocean View Pool Villa offers a quiet sanctuary with magnificent ocean views. The villa features two separate bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, as well as a spacious living area, a generous outdoor pavilion, a dining area with barbeque, and a private plunge pool. Maximum Occupancy: 4 adults or 2 adults + 2 children (2,960 sq ft)
Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa: The largest villas in the collection provide a genuine sense of luxury with a clean contemporary style throughout, featuring an elegant living area, two separate bedrooms, both with en-suite bathrooms, indoor and outdoor rain showers, and deep soak tubs. Maximum Occupancy: 4 adults (2,960 sq ft)