When it opened in 2011, Raffles Seychelles was very much a work in progress as the landscaping made the 40-acre site look barren, but after a decade of growth, it now not only looks amazing but resort has blossomed into of the finest in the Indian Ocean. Praslin Island is most famous for its UNESCO World Heritage Site - Vallée de Mai – complete with the Coco de Mer nut, 400-year-old trees and the rarest bird on the planet, the black parrot. On landing on Mahé, guests can make their way to Praslin and indeed Raffles by helicopter (directly), via small aircraft (15-minute flight and 25-minute drive) or by ferry (an hour plus a 20-minute drive).

The resort has 86, one or two bedroom villas from garden view pool villas to beachfront villas. They start at an enormous 125 square metres and just get bigger! Raffles Seychelles sits on Anse Takamaka but is close to Anse Lazio – one of the most beautiful on the island. From the resort you can see Curieuse Island which is uninhabited by people and where nature has been allowed to flourish. The resort offers guests a 13-suite spa, two outdoor swimming pools of 45 metres in length and the Sugar Palm Club for younger visitors. The concierge desk or indeed the villa-butler can arrange golf at the nearby Constance Lémuria resort. Losean offers daily buffet and Indian Ocean-inspired cuisine in the evenings, Curieuse serves Asian dishes and the Sushi Room creates amazing and authentic Japanese fare. The resort provides faultless Raffles service and is a fabulous choice for couples and those with families alike.

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