Raffles Praslin

Tucked away in blissful seclusion, Raffles Praslin is nestled amongst lush greenery, gentle slopes of stunning granite formation and breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean. The resort is an oasis of calm and comfort, appealing to those seeking intimate residential charm in paradise.

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GEO Information

Raffles Praslin is situated on the beautiful Northeast tip of Praslin island, surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches and crystalline clear waters. The resort is reach by a mere 15-minute shuttle plane ride from Mahe, followed by a 30-minute drive to the resort, or a comfortable 45-minute sea ferry ride from Mahe, followed by a 20-minute drive to the resort. You may also choose to arrive via chartered helicopter, a short 15-minute hop from Mahe.

  • Introduction

    Tucked away in blissful seclusion, nestled amongst lush greenery and gentle slopes of stunning granite formation, Raffles Praslin offers an unparalleled world-class resort for those seeking intimate residential charm in paradise. The 30-hectare resort features 86 villas, an outstanding Raffles Spa and a plethora of dining options. Pristine white sandy beaches, the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and an endless list of recreational facilities await your discovery at the resort.

    With intuitive and heartfelt service, coupled with authentic Seychellois hospitality, one can truly relax and bask in the residential luxury of Raffles Praslin.

    Raffles Praslin Seychelles invites you to immerse in the natural beauty of Seychelles and take time to unravel the legends and tales of the mystical islands.

  • Curieuse Seafood Restaurant

    The restaurant, so named after the nearby Curieuse Island, exudes a breezy atmosphere in a relaxed and casual venue, located right next to the resort pool. Curieuse has an island-chic mood and offers the highest quality of seafood prepared with light modern cooking methods. A small but fine a la carte menu is complimented by a comprehensive daily changing specialty list.

    Danzil Lounge

    Named after a local range of foothills of the same name, Danzil offers guests inspiring vistas of the picturesque landscape towards the ocean. Danzil features an extensive array of skillfully prepared cocktails, premium alcoholic beverages including a wide selection of rare whiskies, cognac, rums and wines. For those who want to enjoy a pre-dinner or post-dinner drink with a cigar, a wide selection of Cuban Cigars is also available.

    Losean Restaurant

    Meaning 'ocean' in Creole, Losean is open for breakfast and dinner and features contemporary Mediterranean cuisine mixed with influences from the Indian ocean. The main attraction is the open kitchen and the abundance of fresh homemade products.

    Takamaka Terrace

    The Takamaka Terrace Rooftop Lounge offers dramatic vistas overlooking the sea and exudes a sophisticated, soothing ambience. It offers premium cognacs, whiskies, wine, classic cocktails and signature Raffles cocktails under the stars. Takamaka sets the mood for those who want to enjoy a delicious Cocktail accompanied by a delectably flavored Shisha.

    Pool Café and Bar

    This pool-side bar offers residents fresh juices, refreshments and light fare, ideal for an idyllic day by the pool. The culinary experience is complimented with refreshing signature cocktails, mocktails, ice teas, ice coffees and smoothies, in addition to a wide array of alcoholic beverages. The decor is comforting, yet elegant - soft color tones act as the backdrop to the skillfully crafted cocktail selection and innovative culinary approach.

    Private Dining

    With the varied landscape at Raffles Praslin, opportunities abound - be it for casual outdoor dining or private dining for formal occasions. Raffles Butlers are able to arrange for picnics at the beach or garden, atop a granite boulder, on board a yacht, or a complete barbecue feast in-villa, in addition to 24-hour in-room dining service. The In-Villa Dining Menu features a large selection of skillfully prepared international classics. Vegetarian diets, special requests and specific dietary needs are accommodated. Picnic Hampers for island hoppers or romantic dinners under the stars are available upon request. Children's menu available.

  • Activities & Recreation

    Indoor or out, relaxing or inspiring, for families or couples; Raffles Praslin has activities which help you feel at one with the natural beauty of the archipelago. The wellness and family fun programme offers additional activities including: rise and shine jog, morning beach stretch, crab hunting, Creole fishing, and much more!

    Resort Beach

    The resort's beachfront offers 500 meters of white sand with dramatic granite formations adding to the picturesque coastline. Sun lounges and dedicated service are available for guests.

    Swimming Pool

    The resort features two outdoor infinity pools, 45 meters long, where residents can relax and sunbath amidst stunning surroundings. Fresh juices and a wide selection of beverages are available served by the pool, while the Pool Bar nearby offers comfort food options.

    Fitness Center and Outdoor Movement Pavilion

    Adjacent to the Raffles Spa is a world-class fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, for the exclusive use of residents only. Artfully designed with the quest towards health and fitness in mind, the gymnasium is the ultimate space for a good workout regime. A bright and airy Movement Pavilion sets the stage for a personal Yoga or Pilates session with the in-house instructor.

    Sports available

    Water Activities:
    ~ snorkelling
    ~ kayaking
    ~ sea scooters
    ~ diving
    ~ standup paddling
    ~ fishing
    ~ sailing
    ~ boat excursions
    ~ pool basketball

    Land Activities:
    ~ table tennis
    ~ petanque
    ~ beach football
    ~ hiking
    ~ jogging
    ~ biking
    ~ giant chess
    ~ eco beach golf

    The Sugar Palm Club - Kids' Club

    To ensure that children are well taken care of at Raffles Praslin, the resort offers a comprehensive programme tailored for toddlers, children and teens. The dedicated recreation team of The Sugar Palm Club seeks to delight the young ones with daily games and activities on the resort premise or off-site. The main facility at The Sugar Palm Club includes a large amphitheater where the children can enjoy educational and entertaining programs. The creative and active kids can choose to participate in a myriad of hands-on activities coordinated by the recreation team.

    Infants and Toddlers (under 4 years)
    Spend precious time with young ones in a dedicated room, well-equipped with infant care amenities. The child-friendly premise promises a comforting haven for all. Infants and toddlers under this age group must be accompanied by a parent or babysitter at all times.

    Children (4 to 12 years)
    With attentive care from the Recreation team, young children can delight in interesting activities ranging from arts and crafts, interactive reading and recital, or enjoying a good cartoon on television. Outdoor activities such as snorkeling, sand castle building on the beach and exciting treasure hunts will bring hours of fun.

    Teenagers (12 to 18 years)
    Free-spirited teenagers can to get to know new friends at the recreation club, with absolute freedom to engage in great learning programmes and activities (hiking trails, island excursions, movie screening) of their choice, specially planned for by the experienced Recreation team.

    Signature 24-hour Raffles Butler service

    Residents can enjoy the signature 24-hour Butler Service whilst in residency at Raffles Praslin, from arrival to departure. The butlers provide attentive service with flair, efficiency and utmost discretion. The butler team will attend to your every need, from in-villa check-in, packing or unpacking of luggage, preparation of your favorite egg dish for in-villa breakfast, arrangements for babysitting services, and much more.

    Libreri

    The Libreri is a residential sanctuary equipped with an array of modern day technology such as desktop computers, printers, fax machine and high speed internet access. Residents may also browse from the large collection of reading materials or multimedia resources (movies and music DVDs and CDs).

    Retail Boutique

    The in-house store offers a selection of sundries from newspapers and magazines to daily necessities such as sunscreen lotion and snack items. The Boutique also boasts an exquisite variety of local and imported accessories, clothing, and collectible souvenirs - handpicked especially to reflect the unique tradition and charm of the Creole culture.

  • Spa

    The Raffles Spa, located only steps away from the stunning coastline of Anse Takamaka, is the perfect haven for a complete rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul. The signature Raffles Spa embraces the philosophy of living well. At the core of Raffles Praslin's spa philosophy is the pearl, adored for her cherished beauty and charm. Thematic showpieces made of pearl are elegantly displayed throughout the spa to depict the unique source of inspiration. The distinctive luster of every pearl begins as a grain of sand, an expression of the Raffles Spa transformation - an enriching journey that takes guests through an all encompassing renewal and rejuvenation of body and mind – all supported by a team of highly skilled therapists.

    The luxurious spa features 13 Treatment Pavilions, each showcasing spectacular panoramic views of the blue ocean, white sandy beaches and dramatic granite boulders, from every window. Set among natural rock formations and high above the water, even the journey to the treatment pavilions is an intrinsic part of the Raffles Spa experience. The spa also comprises a tranquil Spa Garden ideal for pre- and post-spa relaxation.

    Signature Treatments

    Enchantment Treatment
    Restore your vitality with this head-to-toe wellness ritual, performed to the soothing sounds of singing birds. It begins with an invigorating salt exfoliation and continues with a relaxing shiatsu back massage, bringing sublime health benefits. To complete the treatment, you are cocooned in a warm wrap, and your scalp, hands and feet are pampered with an Asian-style massage.

    Raffles Spa facilities:

    • 13 treatment pavilions
    • Relaxation lounge and tea room overlooking the ocean
    • Steam, sauna, whirlpools, inhalation room and experience showers
    • Outdoor lounge with soaking pool
    • Spa Garden
    • Manicure and pedicure
    • Bridal beauty salon

Rooms & Suites

The Villas are amongst the most spacious in the Seychelles at a minimum of 125 square meters and built on gentle slopes, thereby offering residents the option of taking relaxing strolls through the resort or transportation via buggy. Each villa boasts a private plunge pool and an expansive outdoor pavilion.

Villa Facilities include:
~ 24-hour Butler service
~ Baby sitting
~ Luxury car transfer
~ Local excursions, outdoor activities and water sports
~ The Sugar Palm Club - kids' club
~ 24-hour in-villa dining
~ 24-hour laundry and dry cleaning
~ One hour pressing
~ Complimentary overnight shoeshine
~ CD/ DVD library
~ International newspapers
~ In-villa Spa treatment /massage and yoga and Pilates sessions

Raffles Beachfront Villa Suite Two Bedroom

Within steps from the beach and surrounded by an abundance of greenery, the Raffles Beachfront Villa Suite Two Bedroom (275 sqm) offers privacy and exclusivity. With two separate bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms, an elegant parlour spanning 70sqm, and an extensive outdoor living space with private plunge pool, the Raffles Villa Suite is ideal

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Raffles Oceanview Villa Suites Two Bedroom

Commanding unobstructed views of the vast ocean, the Raffles Oceanview Villa Suites Two Bedroom (275 sqm) epitomize the true essence of luxury and style. With two separate bedrooms and ensuite bathrooms, an elegant parlor and an extensive outdoor living space, the two-bedroom villa suite is the perfect haven to enjoy the paradise settings

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Royal Oceanview Villa Suite - One Bedroom

Commanding unobstructed views of the vast ocean, the Royal Oceanview Villa Suites - One Bedroom are the perfect haven to enjoy the paradise settings with loved ones. Each Villa Suite features a generous parlour spanning 70sqm, a separate bedroom and a spacious outdoor sheltered pavilion with private plunge pool. Bathrooms are designed to take

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Royal Panoramic Villa Suites One Bedroom

The Royal Panoramic Villa Suites One Bedroom (200 sqm) are prized for their location atop the resort with uninterrupted views of the ocean and lush greenery. Bathrooms are designed to take maximum advantage of the vantage point, with soaking tubs offering stunning views. Suite Facilities: ~ Private plunge pool ~ Open-air balcony with

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Bay View Pool Villa

Looking across the island's beautiful bay with tropical vegetation and partial ocean views, these villas offer a tranquil sanctuary befitting of a luxury holiday. Features: ~ Bath tubs with a view and daylight in bathroom ~ Private plunge pool ~ Outdoor rain shower ~ 42-inch plasma television, DVD player and dock for MP3 players ~

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Panoramic Pool Villas

The 26 Panoramic Pool Villas (125 sqm) take their place on the highest point of the resort, promising an unmatched view of the outer lying islands strung on the horizon of the sea. Features: ~ Bath tubs with a view and daylight in bathroom ~ Private plunge pool ~ Outdoor rain shower ~ 42-inch plasma television, DVD player and dock

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Oceanview Pool Villas

Strategically located on a vantage point, the 30 Oceanview Pool Villas (125 sqm) look out onto the azure sea and Curieuse Island. The soft color scheme adopted for the interior décor in the villas creates a lovely contrast against the dramatic hues of the Indian Ocean. Features: ~ Hypo-allergenic bedding on request ~ Private plunge

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Hillside Pool Villas

With vistas of the island's lush landscape extending from each of the 18 Hillside Pool Villas (125 sqm), these villas offer a tranquil sanctuary befitting of a luxury vacation. Designed to take full advantage of the tropical paradise ambience, Hillside Villas also feature a private plunge pool and outdoor rain shower. Features: ~ Hypo-allergenic

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