Raffles Seychelles is a luxury, all-villa resort located on the tropical island of Praslin. The resort enjoys direct beachfront access on Anse Takamaka, with a 500-meter long stretch of soft white sand and crystalline blue sea.
At a Glance
Uber sleek and contemporary resort
Accommodation all built into the hillside with a buggy service to take you around the resort
Each villa comes with its own private plunge pool
Family-friendly hotel with a kids club for children over the age of 4 - they also have a crèche for children under 4
Complimentary watersports include kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and snorkeling. You can also snorkel at the gorgeous Anse Lazio beach nearby
The most amazing experience is watching the sunrise over the resort from your own private pool, definitely worth the early riseScott Dunn team
Each villa has its own mat so you can enjoy the amazing ocean views during your yoga sessionAlice Moseley
Enjoy the petit fours in your bedroom each evening after turn down serviceAlice Moseley
Try the signature spa treatment which uses pearl powder from the nearby pearl farmScott Dunn team
I recommend the Panoramic View Villas for their incredible views. Opt for the last villa (number 297) for the most privacyGemma Dobson
Each room features an easel and sketch pad, with pencils, so you can get in touch with your artistic side!Katie May
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Raffles Seychelles
Tucked away in blissful seclusion, Raffles Seychelles 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.
Cradled at the heart of the original Garden of Eden, the island of Praslin, the resort's 86 architecturally exquisite villas are surrounded by the beauty of white powdered sands, opal-hued oceans and lush green hills. The ideal place to rediscover the luxury of spontaneity, Raffles Seychelles is infused with Seychellois spirit and traditional Raffles service.
Swim, sunbathe, snorkel, sail, kayak, walk...or just do nothing at all. Raffles Seychelles is the perfect place to escape the everyday, to explore your senses, and to reconnect. The adventurous can explore the mystic prehistoric forest of Vallée de Mai, the magical islands of Curieuse and La Digue, and the vibrant coral beds at the Curieuse National Marine Park.
Dine at the Curieuse Seafood Restaurant, delight in the colorful themed evenings of Losean Restaurant, enjoy a Praslin Sling at the Pool Café & Bar, meet for drinks and beats in the Danzil Lounge Bar, or relax at the Takamaka Terrace for cocktails and stargazing.
Alternatively, unwind in the award winning Raffles Spa, with ocean views from the treatment pavilions, and the very best pampering.
Its strategic location provides the perfect opportunities for excursions to neighboring islands, some of which are nurturing sanctuaries for rare endemic flora and fauna, as well as animal and insect species.
Raffles Seychelles features 86 villas designed with a contemporary style, each with a private plunge pool and a good sized outdoor pavilion. The villas are amongst some of the most spacious in the Seychelles at a minimum of 125m² and built on gentle slopes, thereby offering magnificent views. Each villa comes with an easel and sketch pad and yoga mat for budding artists and yogis to take full advantage of the magnificent location. Residents have the option of taking relaxing strolls through the resort or transportation via buggy.
|Garden View Pool Villa||
With views of the Seychelles' lush green vegetation and endemic flora, these tranquil villas offer a sanctuary of complete privacy. Designed to take full advantage of the tropical paradise ambiance, they feature a private plunge pool, outdoor rain shower and outdoor pavillion. Rooms are 125m² in size and are furnished with one king-size or two queen beds.
|Partial Ocean View Pool Villa||
These villas have vistas of the island’s lush landscape and a partial ocean view. They feature a private plunge pool and outdoor rain shower. The 125m² interior houses a king-size bed or two queen-size beds and the spacious outdoor pavilion has a day bed and dining table. Natural daylight fills the bathroom, and the strategically placed bathtub offers beautiful views.
|Ocean View Pool Villa||
Strategically located on a vantage point, the Ocean View Villas look out to the azure sea and Curieuse Island. They feature a private plunge pool and outdoor rain shower. They have a king-size bed or two queen-size beds and their own private bar. The pavilion outside has a day bed and dining table. Natural daylight fills the bathroom, and the bathtubs are strategically placed to enjoy magnificent views.
|Panoramic Pool Villa||
The Panoramic Villa takes its place on the highest point of the resort, promising an unmatched view of the outer lying islands on the horizon. They feature a private plunge pool and outdoor rain shower. They have a king-size bed or two queen-size beds and their own private bar. The pavilion outside has a day bed and dining table. Natural daylight fills the bathroom, and the bathtubs offer unparalled views.
|One Bedroom Garden View Villa||
Surrounded by lush green vegetation, these villas span 200m² and offer space and seclusion. Inside there is a generous separate living space and bedroom and outdoors a sheltered pavilion and plunge pool offer a private oasis of relaxation making this the ideal choice for honeymoons. Each villa has a king-sized bed, outdoor rain shower, open air balcony, sheltered pavilion with day bed, dining table and barbecue grill. The bathrooms are filled with natural daylight and the bathtubs perfctly placed for stargazing.
|One Bedroom Ocean View Villa||
Offering magnificent ocean views, these villas span 200m² and offer space and seclusion. Inside there is a generous separate living space and bedroom and outdoors a sheltered pavilion and plunge pool offer a private oasis of relaxation making this the ideal choice for honeymoons. Each villa has a king-sized bed, outdoor rain shower, open air balcony, sheltered pavilion with day bed, dining table and barbecue grill. The bathrooms are filled with natural daylight and the bathtubs are strategically placed to offer incredible views.
|One Bedroom Panoramic Villa||
The one bedroom Panoramic Villas 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 bathtubs offering stunning views. Each villa has a king-sized bed, outdoor rain shower, open air balcony, sheltered pavilion with day bed, dining table, and barbecue grill.
|Two Bedroom Ocean View Villa||
With mesmerising views of the vast ocean, these villas epitomize the true essence of luxury and style. With two separate bedrooms, an elegant living room and an extensive outdoor living space, the two bedroom villa is a perfect haven. They have a private plunge pool and outdoor rain shower, open air balcony, sheltered pavilion with day bed, dining table and barbecue grill. The bathrooms are filled with natural daylight and the bathtubs offer beautiful ocean views.
|Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa||
Just steps from the beach, the Two Bedroom Beachfront Villas are surrounded by an abundance of greenery for greater privacy and exclusivity. The main bedrooms have a king-sized bed and there is a spacious living and dining area. They have a private plunge pool and outdoor rain shower, open air balcony, sheltered pavilion with day bed, dining table and barbecue grill. The bathrooms are filled with natural daylight and the deep soaking bathtubs offer incredible views.
Raffles Seychelles is very child friendly, with its Sugar Palm Club, a dedicated kids club catering for toddlers, children and even teenagers on the resort. Lively, educational and age appropriate activities are coordinated by the recreation team to ensure that the young ones enjoy the idyllic paradise of Praslin as much as the parents do. Children are assigned to three separate themed rooms based on their age groups.
Infants and toddlers (under 4 years): this club is well-equipped with infant care amenities such as high chairs, cribs and nappies. Infants in this age group must be accompanied by a parent or babysitter at all times.
Children (4 to 12 years): the recreation team run a program with a host of fun activities ranging from arts and crafts, cooking, interactive games and outdoor activities such as snorkeling and treasure hunts.
Teenagers (12 to 18 years): this age group can meet new friends at the club, with absolute freedom to engage in great learning programs and activities specially planned by the recreation team. Activities can include island excursions, hiking and film screenings.
There are children's menus available in the restaurants.
Raffles Seychelles has a good range of bars and restaurants. Guests can also dine privately in their own villas. Losean Restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, offering contemporary Mediterranean dishes with an Indian Ocean influence. Curieuse is a relaxed and casual venue serving fresh seafood, where the seafood platter is a must. Guests can enjoy a cocktail under the stars at the Takamaka Terrace or the Danzil Lounge, or a smoothie and a light snack at the Pool Bar.
The resort features two outdoor infinity pools, 45 meters long, and a luxurious spa featuring 13 treatment pavilions, each with a spectacular panoramic view of the ocean, white sandy beaches and dramatic granite boulders.
You can either relax on the beach or by the pool at Raffles Seychelles, or take part in some of the activities organized in the resort. Pétanque, pool basketball, beach football, hiking and biking are just a few of those on offer. Guests can organize a jogging session, a morning beach stretch, crab hunting or creole fishing. Non-d water sports include snorkeling and kayaking. The dedicated concierge is available to organize tours and excursions and provide general information about events and other activities.
Location & Directions
Situated on the beautiful northeast tip of Praslin island, 40km north east of the island of Mahé. The second largest granite island in the Seychelles, Raffles Seychelles is surrounded by pristine white sandy beaches and crystalline clear waters.
When to go
Situated just south of the equator, the Seychelles has 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.