Luxury hotel holiday Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Raffles Praslin offers a super location where you can enjoy 24-hour in villa dining service, breath-taking ocean views and sublime cuisine from the comfort of your own outdoor pavilion, or even a private romantic dinner on the beach at sunset. The award-winning Raffles Spa is also ideal for couples dreaming of unwinding and reconnecting in luxurious spa facilities. Equally, special touches such as the family fun programme offering crab hunting, ranger experiences and more and the kids' club that even gifts a holiday memento to each child make families feel right at home at Raffles Praslin. Families and couples alike thrive at this resort, whether they spend their time exploring Praslin's stunning coastline, visiting neighbouring islands or trying out some water sports.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with British Airways London to Mahe
  • Onward flight Mahe to Praslin and car transfer
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, board and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bepoke holidays to Raffles, Praslin

Raffles Praslin is a 5-star paradise of an island resort in a beautiful coastal location. With an award-winning spa, diverse dining choices and inspiring activities and excursions it offers guests a luxurious, indulgent retreat.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location Praslin

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Seychelles International Airport

Distance from airport 15 minute seaplane journey

Hotel facilities and services

Raffles Spa, 6 Restaurants, 2 Bars, The Sugar Palm Kids' Club, Raffles Boutique and Café, Babysitting, Beach Access, Outdoor Pools, 24-hour In-villa Dining, 24-hour Butler Service, Concierge.

Complimentary

WiFi, Overnight Shoeshine Service, International Newspapers, DVD Library, The Sugar Palm Club for children, Non-motorised Water Sports.

Complimentary watersports

Snorkelling, Kayaking.

Chargeable watersports

Boat Excursions, Diving, Fishing, Sailing, Paddle Boarding.

Land sports

Table Tennis, Hiking Trails, Cycling, Frisbee, Darts, Yoga, Billiards, Jogging, Beach Football.

Out and about nearby

UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai, Anse Lazio beach, Curieuse (home to giant tortoises), La Digue island, Aride Island, Mahé by scenic ferry ride.

Sports nearby

18-hole Championship Golf Course

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Garden pool villa for 7 nights

From about

£3,220

Holiday Code EXH46063

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Raffles, Praslin

Raffles Praslin is a charming oasis of calm set upon the tropical island of Praslin, the second largest granite island in the Seychelles. Here you will find yourself at the very heart of the Seychelles where you can enjoy the natural wonders of Praslin and make the most of your ideal position to island hop. The resort prides itself on its 86 spacious villas that are amongst the roomiest in the Seychelles, featuring contemporary ocean inspired décor, private plunge pools and outdoor pavilions, where you can soak up gorgeous ocean views from the comfort and privacy of your villa. Raffles Praslin also offers 24-hour in-villa dining; a private breakfast from the outdoor pavilion of your villa, a romantic dinner under the stars, or a barbecue feast prepared by our Chef either in your suite, on a boat or even a neighbouring island are all possible. There is also a vast array of dining options at the hotel, offering a diverse selection of culinary experiences. From The Sushi Room famed for its fresh fish and live sushi making to Losean Restaurant's Indian Ocean inspired breakfasts, lunches and dinners to Curieuse, the only Asian restaurant in the Seychelles, serving up Thai, Chinese and Japanese cuisine. For real foodies, there is also the chance to undertake a creole cookery class at Losean Restaurant, taught by experienced local chefs. The poolside drinks service means guests can while the day away at the outdoor pool whilst enjoying fresh juices and beverages. Nearby, the laidback pool restaurant and bar also serve up a selection of light bites to keep you satisfied throughout the day. And just a stone's throw from the ocean is the award-winning Raffles Spa, a spacious, luxurious spa with 12 treatment pavilions, 2 spa suites with steam showers, Japanese soaking tubs, beauty salon, sauna, fitness studio, tea room and observation decks. There is even a spa garden to relax in before or after your spa experience. The spa journeys on offer are inspired by a mixture of traditional and local methods, resulting in an indulgent, sensory experience that leaves guests feeling transformed. For those wanting to explore the area, the hotel concierge is on hand to organise tours, excursions and provide information about local events and activities. On hikes, excursions and cycles, be on the lookout for the rare black parrot that can only be found in the Seychelles. As well as a family programme, kids' club and regularly scheduled land sports, there are also a range of water sports from sailing to diving courses, available at the PADI dive centre. For families and couples alike, Raffles Praslin is a paradise from which to make the most of everything the Seychelles has to offer.

Room descriptions

Raffles Praslin has 86 spacious villas featuring private plunge pool, outdoor pavilion, bath tub with view, private rain shower, complimentary WiFi, Nepresso coffee machine, tea facilities and private bar.

Garden View Villa
Partial Ocean View Villa
Ocean View Villa
Panoramic View Villa
One Bedroom Garden View Villa
One Bedroom Ocean View Villa
One Bedroom Panoramic View Villa
Two Bedroom Ocean View Villa
Two Bedroom Beachfront Villa

Special offers for this holiday>

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Garden pool villa for 7 nights

From about

£3,220

Holiday Code EXH46063

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Raffles, Praslin

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Raffles Praslin, Seychelles, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Mahe with British Airways direct. The flying time is about 10 hours. There are flights with other international airlines, for example Emirates with departures from London and UK regional airports via Dubai. From Mahe you fly on to Praslin with Air Seychelles. Flying time is about 20 minutes. Raffles Praslin is about 30 minutes by car from Praslin airport and Expressions Holidays will arrange a private car transfer.

Additional information

Children: The Sugar Palm Club caters for toddlers, children and teenagers, allowing children to enjoy Praslin through a variety of fun, educational and age appropriate activities, from treasure hunts to island excursions. Children's menus are available at two hotel restaurants and babysitting can be arranged.

Special offers

Early booking offer Book 60 to 119 days in advance and receive a 10% reduction. Book 120 days or more in advance and receive a 15% reduction. Combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

Long stay offer Stays between 3 and 4 nights receive a 15% reduction. Stays between 5 and 7 nights receive a 20% reduction. Stays of 8 nights or more receive a 25% reduction. Combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

Honeymoon offer Honeymoon stays receive a 5% reduction plus complimentary bottle of champagne and couple's massage. Minimum 4 night stay required. Combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

Free half board offer Stays with a minimum of 5 nights receive an upgrade to half board. Applicable to stays between 9 January 2020 and 29 February 2020, between 20 April 2020 and 31 July 2020 and between 1 September and 25 December 2020. Combinable with selected other offers. Restrictions apply.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Garden pool villa for 7 nights

From about

£3,220

Holiday Code EXH46063

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bepoke holidays to Raffles, Praslin

About Seychelles

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to the Seychelles is really the tropical island of your dreams come to life; a deserted, soft white-sand beach lapped by gentle, turquoise water and fringed by dense coconut palms. The Seychelles are some of the most beautiful islands in the world and due to careful growth, this natural beauty has been protected and preserved. On land the Seychelles are home to rare species of bird and tree, including the amazing coco de mer palm and the black parrot, as well as abundant orchids, hibiscus, frangipani and bougainvillaea. In the seas surrounding the islands of the Seychelles, many areas of which have been designated marine national parks, over 150 species of tropical fish are to be found as well as abundant coral. The pace of life is slow and relaxed, even on Mahe but particularly on the smaller islands. The Seychelles is also known for its racial harmony and their people are a mixture of African, European, Indian, Chinese and Arab. The beauty of the islands and the relaxed way of life have attracted artists over the years and today you are more than welcome to visit them at home and in their studios. A luxury holiday to the Seychelles offers you not just the archetypal idyll of palm-fringed beaches but also a relaxed and harmonious approach to life.

Highlights of the Seychelles

The famous coco de mer found in the Vallee de Mai on Praslin. Paintings by numerous local artists including Michael Adams and Christine Harter to be viewed and purchased. Local handicrafts include batik, pottery, clothes and boxes made from local wood. The amazing beaches of the islands including Anse Lazio on Praslin and Anse Source d`Argent on La Digue. Cousin Island off Praslin is home to several endangered species of birds and the black noddies. Walks on the islands. Toddy made from coconut palm. Local beers are called Seybrew and EKU. Creole dishes include a great range of fish from kingfish to grouper, carri coco (a meat or fish curry with coconut cream) and tec-tec soup.

Facts in brief

Capital Victoria
Airport Seychelles International Airport
Size The islands have a collective size of 175 sq. miles. The island of Mahé is 56 sq. miles.
Population 95,000
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