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Raffles Praslinseychelles

Saturday January 20
INSIDE SCOOP NAZ SAYS Take a day trip to the nearby Anse Lazio beach which has been used to represent paradise in many adverts and movies! scoop image

About The Hotel

Raffles Praslin is tucked away in blissful seclusion close to the Anse Takamaka Beach nestled amongst lush greenery and gentle slopes of stunning granite formations. It’s a world-class resort for families seeking intimate residential charm in paradise. The resort is accessed by airplane from Mahe to Praslin  and then a scenic drive (25 minutes). As Raffles Praslin is situated on the driest area of Praslin the vegetation is still developing, but they also benefit from less rainfall in this area. Families can wait for their connecting flights at the Raffles Lounge which boasts changing facilities, WIFI and a small restaurant and bar.

Pristine white sandy beaches, blue waters of the Indian Ocean and an endless list of recreational facilities make Raffles Praslin a paradise for families.   There are two beaches that hotel guests can use, and complimentary transfers are offered to the famous Anse Lazio beach used in many adverts, which is around 5 minutes drive away.  Here families can sample local cuisine in the beach shack or sample water sports such as kayaking and wind surfing.  To protect the local ecology no motorised water sports are offered in the Seychelles.  Praslin Port is around 15 minutes drive from the hotel and guests can take local day trips to the likes of La Digue Island or Curiuese Island which is opposite from the resort and serves as a natural barrier from the trade winds which can bring seaweed onto the beached in the Seychelles from May-September.  Bicycles are offered on a complimentary basis to explore the resort and local area. The resort is home to the largest spa in the Seychelles, this is their first signature spa offering 13 treatment rooms, a tea room, fitness studio, steam, sauna, outdoor relaxation area with pool and a pavillion where yoga classes and pilates classes can be arranged.

Just 86 villas are scattered across the 30-hectare resort, each boasting its own plunge pool and bathroom with picture window and separate shower and each villa benefits from 24-hour Raffles Butler service and 24-hour in-villa dining. The villas are spacious and vary in size from 125-275 square meters and are located on the South and North side of the Valley which divides the resort.

There are a wide choice of cuisines available at Raffles Praslin to suit all tastes, from light snacks and refreshing mocktails, juices and cocktails at the Curieuse Pool Bar to Contemporary Losean Mediterranean meets Indian Ocean restaurant which is available for breakfast and dinner. The hotel can arrange in villa dining and even private BBQ’s with the assistance of your butler, or select items from the Losean delicatessen and the hotel will package a picnic for you. The Takamaka terrace lounge is the perfect place to watch the stunning sunsets.

The Sugar Palm Kids Club, which is complimentary for children aged 4-11 years (younger children can use the facilities with a parent or babysitter), offers a varied program to keep the children entertained including painting, reading recitals and cookery.  Outdoor activities such as building sand castles, snorkelling and treasure hunts are also available.  They also have a tortoise pen with six giant tortoise and they offer the children the chance to learn about them and look after them. Younger children have a dedicated room equipped with infant care amenities such as pushchairs, high chairs, cots, play areas and baby feeding and changing facilites and there is a programme for teens during the main school holidays including hiking, island excursions and movie screenings.

 

Family Facts

Cots, highchairs and baby and toddler equipment are available on request.

A babysitting service is available and prices are around US$15 per hour

No supervised creche facility but a play room is available for children 0-3 years inclusive which parents can use or a babysitter can take the children into

Dedicated Sugar Palm Club available for children 4-11 years year round.

The resort has lots of undulating hills but a club car service is available throughout the resort.

Praslin is around 25 minute drive from the hotel.

Child and infant car seats are available for airport transfers.

A program of activities is available for teens during school holidays.

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