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Praslin, Seychelles

L'Archipel is a small and romantic boutique hotel set in a colorful and exotically scented tropical garden at the end of the famous Cote d'Or bay, on Praslin, the second largest island of the Seychelles. Nestled in a secluded bay, the views are stunning.

At a Glance

  • Boutique hotel set on a lovely white sandy beach

  • Dine on the beach whilst watching the fishermen sailing in

  • Relaxed and informal atmosphere

  • Simple but comfortable accommodation

  • Excellent base for exploring Praslin

Beach, Couples, Honeymoon, Fishing

Insider's View

L'Archipel offers a truly feet in the sand experience with dining tables right out on the beach for breakfast

Gemma Dobson

Insider's View

20% of the hotels electricity is generated by solar panels and they use biodegradable cleaning products throughout the hotel too

Gemma Dobson

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to L'Archipel


L’Archipel is set in a private estate in the south of Praslin, with the rooms laid out in an amphitheater of trees and flowers facing the ocean. There are 30 spacious rooms and suites, each with a sea facing veranda and an interior crafted from natural materials which is designed to reflect the island’s traditional culture.

On the private beach, you will find a variety of non-d water sports and the Beach Bar. There are two restaurants and the local Creole buffet is a speciality. L’Archipel is both a charming place in which to relax and an ideal base from which to explore the natural beauty of Praslin and nearby islands.

The beach of the hotel l'Archipel is a fabulous white sandy beach. Water temperature is around 28°C all year round. Different activities and excursions can be organized by the hotel including windsurfing and canoeing, as well as boat transfers for snorkeling. Scuba diving, deep sea fishing, bottom fishing and fly fishing with a professional guide can also be arranged on request.


All 23 rooms of the hotel are spacious (44 m2), with Sea view and air-conditioning. All have a king size bed, direct line telephone, mini bar, tea and coffee making facility, safe, hairdryer, and satellite television. The bathroom is equipped with shower, two wash hand basins and separate toilet. Some rooms are equipped with baths.

All rooms have a terrace of 12 sqm. In addition there are 3 Senior Suites (65sqm) with lounge area and 4 Executive Suites (120sqm) with a separate lounge. It should be noted that the lounge with its own shower and Toilet may be used as a children’s room.

Executive Suite

Large, luxurious rooms. Positioned on top floor of the main building and also on ground floor. Ideal for a family of 4 or clients wishing extra sleeping space.

Senior Suite

Spacious, luxurious rooms. Positioned in a main building on ground floor. Ideal for clients who wants extra space.

Deluxe Room

Positioned from the hill side, in the garden and down on the beach.Spacious, intimate room,with breathtaking views, the rooms are ideal for honeymooners, elderly clients or couples looking for secluded and tranquil rooms.


L'Archipel welcomes children over 3 years old to come and stay. However, there are no specific facilities available for children at the hotel.


L'Archipel has two excellent restaurants, La Feuille d'Or, in the main building, near the swimming pool (dinner) and La Gigolette on the beach (Breakfast International and Creole buffet and A la carte lunch & dinner). Every week the chef prepares a Creole and international buffet.

Between the swimming pool and the restaurant, is the bar & cocktail lounge, there is also a Beach Bar (Open from 8.00 am to 11.00 pm). Twice a week live entertainment is laid on for the guests.


There are plenty of things to do from L'Archipel and around the island of Praslin. At the reception desk guests can rent a car or a bicycle, or simply, use the bus to discover Praslin. Just a short drive away is the prehistoric vegetation of 'Vallée de Mai' National Park where you can discover The Coco de Mer, with its distinctive and unusually shaped nut - there are various nature trails in the park and around the island. Diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, and fishing are possible both from Grand Anse and Anse Volbert. The staff will happily arrange sailing and snorkeling trips or excursions to nearby islands. Other sporting activities and excursions are organized by the hotel at an extra charge. These include: scuba diving, deep sea fishing and bottom fishing, and fly fishing with a professional guide.

Location & Directions

Praslin, Seychelles

L'Archipe is located in the north east region of Praslin, the second largest island of the Seychelles, at the end of the famous Côte d'Or Bay. The bungalows of the hotel L'Archipel nestle in the hillside overlooking a lovely secluded beach called Anse Gouvernement.

Praslin is situated 40 km N.E. of Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles.

When to go

Situated just south of the equator, the Seychelles have a warm tropical climate. The consistently warm tropical weather makes the Seychelles a good year round destination.

There is little fluctuation in warmth, with temperatures ranging from 24C to 31C all year round. From May to October a southeast trade wind can bring marginally cooler weather and fresh breezes. From November to March the northwest monsoon wind blows, typically raising temperature and humidity. December and January are the wettest months, but the rain falls in short sharp bursts before the sun comes out again.

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