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Carana Beach Hotel - Luxury holidays to the Seychelles

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  • About this holiday

    Expressions Holidays recommends the Carana Beach Hotel to those wanting an intimate tropical getaway in the wilderness of Mahe, and particularly to couples and honeymooners in search of castaway romance. Couple’s treatment rooms, in-chalet massages, private plunge pools with ocean views and romantic moonlit dinners on the beach all make for a couple’s holiday to remember.

    The journey and how you get there

    Expressions Holidays suggests that you fly with British Airways from London to Mahe. Flights depart twice a week on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flying time is about 10 hours and 15 minutes and then when you arrive at Mahe airport, the transfer time is only about 35 minutes by car.



    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays include a scheduled flight with British Airways from London to Mahe, bed and buffet breakfast and private transfer.

    Holiday prices

    Prices are per person including scheduled flights with British Airways London Heathrow to Mahe, private transfers and bed and breakfast.
    From about £2,150 per person for 7 nights.
    The price is a guide only and the best possible price will be calculated for you at the time of the enquiry, taking into account best possible contract flight rates and up-to-date hotel special offers.

    Special Offers

    • 10% early booking offer(4)
      Book 60 days or more in advance of arrival for stays between 1 November 2019 and 31 October 2020 and receive a 10% discount off our contract rates. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Honeymoon offer 2020(31)
      Book a stay of 4 nights or more for a honeymoon between 7 January and 31 October 2020 and receive a 25% discount off our contract rates and a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival. This offer is not combinable with other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Longer stay offer 2019
      Book a stay of 5 nights or more and receive a 10% discount off our contract rates for stays between 1 November and 21 December 2019. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Longer stay offer 2020
      Book a stay of 5 nights or more and receive a 10% discount off our contract rates for stays between 7 January and 31 October 2020. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Family offer 2019(3)
      Book a stay for between 1 November and 21 December 2019 and receive a 25% discount off a second room booked for up to 3 children under the age of 18. The discount applies to the second room only. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Family offer 2020(13)
      Book a stay for between 7 January and 31 October 2020 and receive a 25% discount off a second room booked for up to 3 children under the age of 18. The discount applies to the second room only. This offer is combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.
    • Indian Ocean 2020 early booking offer
      Book a holiday of at least 7 nights to the Indian Ocean by 30 September 2019 for stays between 1 December 2019 and 31 March 2020 and receive a reduction of £150 per person.

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    Our opinion

    “At Carana Beach Hotel on the pristine island of Mahe, modern luxury and authentic wilderness are married together to create an intimate, relaxing and serene island getaway.”

    Hotel description

    This casual yet chic boutique hotel invites guests to discover the genuine Seychelles spirit on the serene island of Mahe, in this intimate hotel set beside one of the island’s most picturesque beaches. Inside the hotel facilities and chalet accommodations you will find spacious airy rooms, modern twists on traditional island architecture and calming ocean themed décor that embraces the wild nature of the island. All 40 chalets are all just a stone’s throw from the beach, with large windows boasting views of the dreamy turquoise waters framed by lush tropical gardens and granite boulders. The chalets can accommodate for both couples and families and twelve of the chalets feature a private plunge pool, an ideal setting to relax and reconnect with your partner. Meanwhile the beachfront swimming pool offers expansive views, the beach sun loungers are ideal for sunbathing and the wild tropical foliage surrounding the beach provides shade and serenity when needed.

     The on-site spa is equipped with couple’s treatment rooms, a wide range of spa products and a menu of treatments and massages. There is also the option to enjoy a spa treatment or massage from the privacy of your own chalet deck, whilst listening to the waves and enjoying a sea breeze. There are also a wide range of dining options on offer throughout the day, from all-day tapas to a la carte dinners from the terrace. Perhaps start the day with breakfast on your deck and then make the most of the beach ordering service throughout the day, enjoying light snacks or even champagne upon the pristine white sands. At the hotel bar, tropical cocktails are freshly made right before your eyes and the Lorizon restaurant menu is sourced from the hotel’s family owned farm, which means the freshest ingredients imaginable. The hotel’s dining options evoke an authentic Seychelles experience with all the flexibility and exceptional service you would expect from a luxury hotel. Carana Beach Hotel champions relaxation, rejuvenation and romance, whilst embracing the beauty and simplicity of Mahe’s wilderness.



    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    11 miles, 35 minutes by car

    Closest airport

    Seychelles International Airport

    Room types

    Carana Beach has 40 chalets, all equipped with telephone, WiFi, LED screen with satellite TV, air conditioning, ceiling fan, safe, minibar, tea and coffee station, hairdryer, shower and open terrace with lounge. Room types are divided in to two categories:
    29 Ocean View Chalets
    12 Ocean View Pool Chalets - with private plunge pool overlooking ocean

    Hotel facilities and services

    Beachfront swimming pool, Direct beach access, Bar and lounge, Daily refreshment stand, 40 spacious chalets, Beach cabanas, Spa and Wellness centre, Parking, Reception.

    Water sports

    Swimming, fishing, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, cruises.

    Land sports

    Hiking, horse riding.

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The capital of Mahe, Victoria, is just 5 miles away and home to Creole architecture and a vibrant market. Morne Seychellois National Park makes for a wonderful hike and there are numerous beaches on Mahe waiting to be explored. The hotel is 5 miles from Beau Vallon, the longest beach in Mahe that is ideal for swimming.

    Sports nearby

    Snorkelling, diving, swimming.


    Children are welcome at the hotel and selected chalets have been designed with families in mind. Baby cots are available and the first child under 12 years old stays free of charge.

    Minimum stays

    Other information

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    • CALL US 01392 441245

      We are open Mon-Fri 9-17.30 Sat 9.30-16.00.


      Let us know a convenient time to call you back to discuss your holiday.


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    The Maldives

    Airport:15 minutes by speedboat. Please note that the resort is one hour ahead of official Maldives time.
    Size: 298 square kilometres of land on 1192 islands in an area of sea measuring 754 kilometres long and 118 kilometres wide.
    Currency:Rufiya (£1 = 17 rufiyas)Population 300,000
    Temperature:Temperatures are consistently hot averaging about 31 degrees Centigrade. Sea temperatures average about 27 degrees Centigrade. The year is divided into two monsoon periods, the north-east monsoon from December to March (drier) and the south-west monsoon from May to November (wetter months with stronger winds).


    Capital: Port Louis
    Airport: About 1 hour and 10 minutes by car.
    Size: 865 square kilometres
    Currency: Mauritian rupee (£1 = 35 Rs)Population 1.1 million
    Temperature: The hottest months are from January to April, although this is also the cyclone season and the weather can be humid with temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Centigrade. There is no distinct rainy season. The Mauritian winter months are June, July, August when temperatures average about 24 degrees Centigrade with the evenings being about 16 degrees Centigrade. However, the weather does vary from the east to the west coast. The east is breezier, and feels cooler during their winter months. The north-west near Port Louis is often the driest and the warmest part of the island. During their winter months you should have a jacket or jumper for the evenings. Dining is outside throughout the year.


    The Seychelles

    Capital: Victoria
    Airport: One to two hours on the boat from Mahe, or about 20 minutes by helicopter.
    Size: 455 square kilometres

    Currency: Seychelles rupee (£1 = 8 Rs)
    Population: 73,000
    Temperature: The Seychelles fall outside the cyclone zone. The seasons divide into May to October, when the south-east trade winds blow and November to April when the winds are from the north-west which can bring rain, particularly in January. January is the wettest month, July and August are the driest months. The temperature is pretty constant throughout the year, ranging between 24 and 31 degrees Centigrade and humidity is around 80 percent.


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