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About Praslin

Praslin is the second largest of the Seychelles islands, a granite-based beauty with a long ridge of mountains covered in jungle, which drops sharply down to pristine, clear-water bays fringed by perfect white sand. There are plenty of palm trees, an incredible array of unusual flair and fauna and some really gorgeous hotels and resorts. Some of the best places to stay on Praslin appear in lists of the world’s great honeymoon hotels, or perfect private island resorts.

Praslin is sleepier than neighbour Mahé, and the best places to stay on Praslin are more likely to offer private beach dining than a nightclub. This is also an incredible island for hikers and would-be explorers. Praslin’s Vallée de Mai is a national park and world heritage site, and a great place for spotting the famous coco de mer, the double coconut, but there are all sorts of rare birds and animals here too, including the rare Seychelles Black Parrot. And the best places to stay on Praslin are never more than a few minutes from one of Praslin’s perfect beaches.

Where to Stay

  • Anse Lazio on Praslin’s northwest is a regular finalist lists of the best beaches in the Seychelles, and so many of the best places to stay on Praslin boast about how close they are to this beach.
  • Anse Volbert is another popular beach.
  • As is Grand Anse, as serveral of our recommendations are along this stretch of coastline.
  • Just off the coast of Praslin are the small islands of Aride, Cousin and Curiesuse, which offer a castaway feel.

The Best Places to Stay on Praslin

Some of the Most Romantic Places to Stay on Praslin

  • If you want all the bells and whistles, Constance Lemuria on Praslin might be the best place to stay in the Seychelles for you. It’s right on the beach, but close to three of the island’s more beautiful beaches, and has a huge spa offering — some of its suites come with their own massage pavilion, sauna and jacuzzi. It’s also close to an 18hole golf course.
  • Le Domaine de la Réserve on gorgeous Anse Petit Cour on Praslin, is a beautiful hotel resort with just 40 rooms, suites and colonial/ Creole style villas. As well as being fairly secluded around a beautiful stretch of beach, the hotel has one of the largest pools in the Seychelles. There are some very comfortable family options here too, but it’s also very romantic.
  • In a relatively secluded spot on the north-east coast of Praslin, L'Archipel is a really charming hotel with just 32 rooms and suites, all luxuriously minimalist, with spectacular views. There are two Creole restaurants and a friendly, relaxed vibe.

The Best Hotel Views on Praslin

  • Le Domaine de l’Orangerie is a beautifully designed resort surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens and on a beautiful stretch of private beach. You get the idea, it’s just an incredible location and they’ve built a really unobtrusive hotel here, with 128 rooms, suites and villas of varying sizes. This is the perfect place to come to snorkel, stroll around, enjoy the sunset and just generally lap up the surrounding beauty.
  • Le Château de Feuilles is a five-star, resort with just nine suites. The Praslin location means you’re close to operators who can take you out fishing, snorkelling or diving, but it’s a small hotel in a privileged location with access to its own small private island, Grande Soeur, which is 20minutes away by boat.
  • Raffles Seychelles is a luxurious hotel on the seafront at the Baie Sainte Anne, with 86 rooms and villas. The sunsets are beautiful when seen from the hotel’s private terraces, and there’s a spa, plunge pools and an excellent sushi restaurant.

The Best Places to Stay on Praslin for Families

  • The Dhevatara Beach Hotel at Grand’Anse on Praslin, is a small property with just ten, boutique-feeling suites, with open-plan living in a traditional Seychellois style — some of the suites have sea views. There’s a Creole restaurant, and you’re close to some great fishing, canoeing and snorkelling spots.

Some of the Best Value Places to Stay on Praslin

  • The Treasure Island Retreat in Anse Kerlan on Praslin is a collection of just four apartments, but in a fantastic spot next to one of Praslin’s most beautiful beaches. Each apartment has a fully-equipped kitchen, and open-plan dining and lounge, and a balcony or terrace with sea views.

Prefer a Private Villa?

If you’d prefer to stay in an apartment or private villa we recommend you visit our online partner, booking.com.

Travel Information

  • If you don’t have your own private yacht or boat the only international gateway to the Seychelles is the Seychelles International Airport near the capital, Victoria on Mahé. From there you’ll need to take one of the regular flights between Mahé and Praslin. You can also get around by chartering a helicopter, or charter plane, or by ferry, and there are plenty of ferries.
  • If you’re thinking about hiring a car we recommend checking what our online partners, Rentalcars have to offer.
  • The Seychelles are generally hot and humid, with the drier, cooler season between May and September and the hotter, wetter season between November and March. The missing months are the changeover months: April is the calmest and warmest month, when the winds are changing direction, and November is warm with light winds, again as they change direction.

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Best Hotels in Praslin

  • Treasure Island Retreat Praslin, The Seychelles 4 rooms from £128

    Hideaway  -  With self-catering facilities and a private terrace, this bolt-hole is perfect for couples who prefer extra privacy on holiday
    Beach Life  -  Set just steps away from one of Praslin's most beautiful sandy beaches, this hotel is ideal for a relaxed seaside getaway
    Romantic Break  -  Book an apartment with a seafront terrace for a romantic beach break with breakfast by the ocean every day
    Surfing  -  Enjoy great conditions for surfing on Anse Kerlan Beach; hire a local instructor for classes
    Air conditioningGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets

    This hotel offers charming seafront apartments in Anse Kerlan on Praslin, Seychelles. Apartments feature a king-size bed, fully-equipped kitchen and furnished terrace or balcony with sea views. Enjoy an open-plan dining and lounge area with marble floors just steps from the beach; a stylish getaway. See More

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  • Le Domaine de la Réserve Baie Sainte Anne, The Seychelles 40 rooms from £357

    Beach Life  -  Situated on the beautiful Anse Petite Cour, this hotel makes a great choice for a relaxed beach break
    Families  -  There are good family accommodation options available here; kids love the huge outdoor pool, too
    Romantic Break  -  Couples rate this hotel highly; book a romantic colonial suite for added indulgence
    Fishing  -  Go big game fishing and, depending on the season, catch blue or black marlin, tuna and shark
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    This charming hotel is located on Anse Petite Cour on Praslin Island in Seychelles. The individually styled suites feature boutique furnishings and natural accents; book a colonial villa for traditional Creole style. Unwind by the pool, one of the largest in the Seychelles; a chic island retreat. See More

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  • Le Château de Feuilles The Seychelles 9 rooms from £433

    Romantic Break  -  Couples love the romantic, château-style suites at this hotel; book a luxury suite for a private hot tub
    Beach Life  -  With a privileged location on a paradise-like Seychelles island, this hotel makes a luxury beach getaway
    Local exploring  -  Take a 20-minute boat trip from Praslin to explore the resort's private island, Grande Soeur
    Birdwatching  -  Go birdwatching in Cousin National Park, inhabited by over a million tropical bird species
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux

    This five-star resort is located on the exclusive Praslin Island in the Seychelles. Suites feature exposed stone walls, homely soft furnishings and a private garden; book a luxury suite for a Roman hot tub. Unwind at the hotel's private island before booking in to the spa; a refined island resort. See More

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  • Raffles Seychelles Anse Takamaka, The Seychelles 86 rooms from £679

    Romantic Break  -  Couples rate this refined beach bolt-hole highly; book an ocean view villa for beautiful sunsets over the Indian Ocean
    Local exploring  -  With a privileged location on the Baie Sainte Anne, this hotel is perfectly placed for local exploring in Seychelles
    Beach Life  -  Set on the celebrated Anse Lazio beach, book this hotel for a luxury seaside getaway
    Great walks  -  Go on a walk in the Vallee de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage site home to some of the world's most famous tropical forests
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets

    This luxury hotel is located in Baie Sainte Anne, Seychelles. Guest villas feature boutique furniture and French windows leading to a private terrace and plunge pool; book a beachfront villa steps from the beautiful Anse Lazio beach. Dine at the Sushi Room before checking into the spa; a chic hotel. See More

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  • L'Archipel The Seychelles 32 rooms from £713

    Families  -  With suites available that can accommodate up to two children, this hotel is great for a family seaside getaway
    Local exploring  -  There is plenty to explore on the island local to the hotel, from nature trails to diving excursions
    Beach Life  -  Overlooking the beautiful Baie Sainte Anne, this hotel is an ideal beach holiday destination
    Diving  -  Go diving in the Curieuse Marine Park; book an excursion through the hotel for great deals
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets

    This charming hotel is located in the north-east of Praslin, Seychelles. Guestrooms are chic and minimalist with luxury linens and dark wood accents; book a deluxe suite for spectacular views. Sample Creole dishes at the hotel's two distinguished restaurants; a friendly and relaxed island bolt-hole. See More

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  • Constance Lemuria Praslin, The Seychelles 107 rooms from £954

    Beach Life  -  Located between three beautiful beaches on Praslin, this hotel is ideal for a luxury seaside getaway
    Romantic Break  -  Couples love this resort's chic, minimalist suites; book a luxury villa for a romantic hot tub
    Spa breaks  -  Check into the hotel's U Spa by Constance for ultimate pampering on this spa break holiday
    Surfing  -  Enjoy great conditions for surfing on this island; book an instructor through the hotel for great deals
    Air conditioningSpaRestaurantSwimming PoolGardenViewsParkingNo pets
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    This luxury beachfront resort is located on Praslin Island, Seychelles. Choose from spacious suites or villas with minimalist interiors, living space and a furnished terrace; book the presidential villa for a massage pavillion, hot tub and sauna. Play on the hotel's 18-hole golf course; a VIP stay. See More

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