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
L'Archipel offers a true feet in the sand experience with dining tables right out on the beach for breakfastGemma Dobson
20% of the electricity used by the hotel is generated by solar panels and they use biodegradable cleaning products throughoutGemma Dobson
All rooms have a verandah which faces the ocean and beautiful Cote d'Or bay, the perfect place to relaxAlice Moseley
Take one of the kayaks for a paddle around the bay or lie under the trees and relax with a bookAlice Moseley
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 specialty. 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 hotel l'Archipel has 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 32 guest rooms are spacious (at least 60m²), with sea views 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.
Positioned over the hillside, in the gardens and down on the beach. Spacious, intimate rooms with breathtaking views, the rooms are ideal for honeymooners, or couples looking for secluded and tranquil rooms.
Large, luxurious rooms with a separate lounge and veranda, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom with separate bathtub and shower. Ideal for families with space to sleep two adults and two children.
Spacious, luxurious rooms, offering a separate seating area, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom with both bathtub and shower. Ideal for three adults or two adults and one child. Two of the Senior Suites are interconnecting.
L'Archipel welcomes children over the age of 3 years, however there are no specific facilities available for children at the hotel.
L'Archipel has two excellent restaurants, La Feuille d'Or on the first floor offering panoramic views and La Gigolette on the beach, both offering a variety of international and Creole cuisine featuring locally caught seafood and fresh local produce. The hotel hosts spectacular barbecues on the beach and weekly themed nights. If you are lucky during a fishing trip, the chef will be delighted to cook your catch.
Between the swimming pool and the restaurant is the bar & cocktail lounge, there is also a Beach Bar with live entertainment twice a week.
There are plenty of things to do at L'Archipel and around the island of Praslin. The hotel has an infinity pool and billiard room, and the hotel's watersports center provides canoes, snorkeling equipment and paddleboards free of charge to its guests. The helpful staff can also assist you in arranging a professional guide for scuba diving, fishing and excursions to neighboring islands in one of the hotel's own power boats, Lady Caroline and Pti Coco.
To explore the island of Praslin, guests can rent a car or a bicycle from reception, or simply use the local bus. Just a short drive away is the UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Vallée de Mai' Nature Reserve, and the island also offers an 18-hole championship golf course, the Praslin Heritage Route covering 25 sites and monuments and the Pirate Treasure Trail where you can discover 17th century pirate relics.
Location & Directions
L'Archipel is located on the north-east coast 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 north east 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.