Raffles Praslin Seychelles
What it is
An all-villa retreat on a powdery white sand beach, with 6 bars and restaurants (including one by the pool, natch) plus a legendary Raffles spa with open-air treatment pavilions.
What it isn't
Exclusively for honeymooners. Kids are pampered as much as Grammy winners, with wee bathrobes, welcome packages, and more, plus their own Sugar Palm Kids Club with activities like coconut dehusking and crab hunts.
What we think
Screensavers sprung to life are all too rare in this world. But at Raffles Seychelles, it’s just a daily reality. Every room here is a villa, and each one as well-planned and luxe as you deserve, including floor to ceiling windows that slide open to jaw-dropping turquoise sea views. Amenities include private pavilions, terraces fitted with plunge pools, walk-in closets big enough for two, Nespresso machines and tea accoutrements, plus charming touches that turn a trip into a sojourn—including an easel and sketch pad and yoga mat. We love that each villa is equipped with outdoor rain showers (as well as the more staid indoor variety) and trademark Raffles service—think doting butlers, 24-hour in-villa dining, one hour pressing service, and luxury car transfers for an added fee. Book the One Bedroom Panoramic View Villa for a hilltop overlook of the Indian Ocean that will set your pulse racing, plus 2,153-square-feet of room to roam.
You're here because
The only thing better than a pool bar is one that has perfected mixology (and this one even hosts classes). Your order: a coco colada cocktail. When in the Seychelles, right?
Your morning yoga session was like an instant reset, so much so that you considered postponing your spa treatment. But being massaged with ocean seashells and warm oils wasn’t like a reset...it was like being reborn.
Restaurants & Bars
Curieuse Restaurant - Asian restaurant featuring dishes from India, China and South East Asia
Losean Restaurant - offers daily breakfast as well as an elegant dining experience for dinner
Pool Restaurant & Bar - casual poolside dining offering light meals for lunch
The Sushi Room - located within Curieuse and offering sushi and sashimi
Danzil Bar Lounge - offers a selection of fine wines, rums, spirits and skillfully-made tropical cocktails
A hush-hush private compound on the Indian Ocean, just a 15 minute flight via plane or helicopter from Mahé Island.