Raffles Seychelles 

Villas with an idyllic view

An all-villa retreat covering 40 acres in an unrivalled setting on the Seychelles island of Praslin.

Raffles is a name that’s synonymous with class, style and sophistication. And Raffles Seychelles is no exception. This retreat, which is scattered over 40 acres of hillside on Praslin’s north-east coast, feels miles away from anywhere but has everything you could possibly need. The spa is the stand-out spot; alongside the 12 treatment rooms where signature Raffles massages and treatments are carried out, there’s an outdoor pool, open-air yoga pavilion and sauna, Jacuzzi and experience shower (think lights, sounds, aromas and changing temperatures). We love each of the resort’s restaurants, partly due to the exceptional worldwide cuisine they offer and partly because of their unbeatable settings: indoor-outdoor Losean is just steps from the sea, Curieuse is surrounded by the verdant gardens and there are no prizes for guessing where the casual Pool Restaurant is.

Why we love Raffles Seychelles

  • The spacious villas all have a private pool and a real sense of seclusion, just the thing for a honeymoon

  • Praslin’s powder-soft beaches are superb, and Raffles Seychelles has two of them: Anse Takamaka and Anse Boudin

  • Every meal is a feast, whether you’re enjoying Thai curry in the garden or a crab wrap by the pool

  • The private experiences are truly special: think sunset Champagne and canapes at the beach served by your personal butler

5 stars
Apr - May, Oct - Nov
Seychelles
13½ hours (indirect flight; not including stopover times)
On the north-east tip of Praslin with access to stunning Anse Takamaka Beach
A 15-minute plane ride plus a 25-minute drive, a 15-minute helicopter ride or 1-hour boat ride plus a 20-minute drive from Mahé
Beach, Luxury, Honeymoon, Villas

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Raffles Seychelles

From £3,899 per person

  • tick7 nights
  • tickHillside Pool Villa
  • tickHalf Board
  • tickFly with Emirates from London Gatwick
  • tickIncludes a complimentary meal upgrade from Room & Breakfast
  • tickFlights available from other UK airports - contact us for further details
  • tickBased on 02nd September 2024 departure

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability

There are three excellent restaurants, one of which is also a bar, and a relaxed lounge bar as well.

Losean
The culinary day begins with the soundtrack of the ocean at Losean, a venue that has both indoor and outdoor seating and is open for breakfast and Indian Ocean-inspired dinners by candlelight.

Curieuse
The more formal restaurant serves up cuisine from India, China and South East Asia at dinner. It is also home to The Sushi Room, where the islands’ famed seafood is celebrated.

Pool Restaurant & Bar
Lunch is more informal and served overlooking the pool. The menu here is packed with light dishes such as salads and sandwiches as well as kebabs, curries and sushi. At the bar, you can enjoy a cocktail or join a fun mixology class.

The Danzil Lounge
This is a favourite evening spot to nurse a few cocktails (any of the rum-based beverages slip down particularly well) and drink in the ocean views.

For special evenings, private dining can be arranged, and you can eat when and where you want.

What's included

Breakfast at Losean Restaurant

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at Losean Restaurant • Dine-around dinner at Losean Restaurant, Curieuse Restaurant or The Sushi Room
Full Board • Breakfast at Losean Restaurant • Lunch at the Pool Bar & Restaurant • Dine-around dinner at Losean Restaurant, Curieuse Restaurant or The Sushi Room

Add to your chosen meal plan:
Raffles Beverage Package • Selected Soft drinks and juices • Still and sparkling water • Beers: Seybrew, Heineken and Heineken Zero • All mockails • All classic cocktails (served per glass, one drink per person at a time) • Wines: Bolla Prosecco, Bio Organic, Veneto, Italy; Mirabeau, Cote De Provence, France; Wither Hills, Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand; Bouchard Finlayson, Chardonnay, Elandskloof, South Africa; Springfield Estate Whole Berry Cabernet Sauvignon, South Africa; Michael Adams Pinot Noir | Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa • Spirits: Skyy Vodka; Jose Cuervo Silver; Tequila; Takamaka White & Takamaka Dark; Johnnie Walker Black Label Whisky; Gordons Gin (served per glass, one drink per person at a time)

With spectacular views of boulder-strewn Anse Takamaka from the 12 treatment pavilions, Raffles Spa is an inspiring destination for some precious me-time. As well as the list of relaxing and reviving signature treatments, there’s also an outdoor pool and separate sauna-Jacuzzi-experience shower suites for men and women. Yoga classes are held in an open-air yoga pavilion. The fitness centre, with its state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, is open around the clock. More scenic alternatives include jogging on the beach or nature hikes in the surrounding area.

PADI dive courses, excursions and snorkelling trips, run by local operators Octopus Diver and White Tip Diver, can be arranged.

The resort has an on-site bottling plant that uses locally sourced water and refillable glass bottles. Staff have helped in the clean-up of the Aldabra atoll, a World Heritage Site that is home to endangered giant tortoises. The resort has replanted the grounds with indigenous species that are favoured food sources for the local blue parrot. As much fresh produce as possible is sourced from Praslin’s farmers and fishermen.

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