Raffles Seychelles rests on the surreally-beautiful island of Praslin, oft-referred to as ‘Garden of Eden’; visit here, and you will discover the quiet rhythms of nature. Home to one of the world’s best and most recognisable beaches, Anse Lazio, UNESCO- inscribed sites such as the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve and the boulders that are so characteristic of the Seychelles, this corner of paradise is brimming with appeal.
View this mesmerising spectacle of nature from the floor-to-ceiling windows in Villas that are dotted along the gentle sloping hills. A unique and thoughtful gesture by staff at Raffles Seychelles is providing an easel to all guests in order for them to take the perfect aide-memoire home. Mirroring the outdoors to perfection, Villas’ colour schemes of blue, green and orange conjures the mesmerising ocean, lush vegetation and coral beds. Integrally colonial in architectural style, Villa roofs are sloping and metal, a hint to plantation-style structures. Baths are strategically placed for optimal stargazing in the unpolluted Seychellois sky.
A multidimensional approach to dining is clear to see at Raffles Seychelles; even the most self-indulgent gourmands will be satiated! Losean Restaurant is the very best in local, homespun meals; ease into the day with breakfast here, then feast on a delicious spread of tantalizing Indian Ocean specialties, largely fresh sea food with a Creole twist, in the evening. Slightly more daring than its peers, Curieuse has a relaxed, island-chic ambience, showcasing dishes from India to South Asia. Savour delights from the sushi bar, along with your choice of New World wine, signature tea or contemporary cocktail to complement your epicurean journey through the East. The exotic Danzil Lounge fulfils any need for a digestif, serving tropical cocktails, an extensive collection of fine wines and spirits and a selection of Cuban cigars.
Standing at 1,234 square metres and complete with thirteen treatment rooms, Raffles Spa is the largest in the Seychelles. Drawing inspiration from the pearl, found in abundance in local waters, the spa’s philosophy is to take guests on an enlightening journey of renewal and transformation. A place of peace, private sunrise yoga is also offered.