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Le Duc de Praslin

Experience the best of Seychelles’ magical island of Praslin with the luxurious Le Duc Praslin Hotel. Here, everything seems to be taken out from a fairy tale, so get ready to live up some glorious moments of your life.

3 star hotel- Le Duc de Praslin- Seychelles

Description and Location

Set in a large tropical garden that boasts over 150 varieties of orchid, Le Duc de Praslin is located in the Baie Sainte Anne on the vibrant island of Praslin. This popular resort is perfectly situated next to the blue turquoise waters and white sand of the stunning Cote d’Or Beach.

Set amidst tropical beach garden, the high-class Le Duc de Praslin hotel is renowned for its gourmet restaurant, as well as its friendly staff and well-appointed suites. The hotel is approximately a 30 minutes drive from Praslin Airport.

Accommodation

Superbly designed, the accommodation in Le Duc de Praslin hotel evokes a sense of wellbeing and comfort. Dotted throughout the lush hotel ground, the hotel offers 34 contemporary rooms and suites. The rooms are fully equipped with modern amenities to facilitate your daily activities and to ensure that you enjoy your stay.

The rooms are beautifully designed in a Creole style and are divided across four categories: Standard Rooms, Superior Rooms, Family Suites and Honeymoon Suites.

Standard Room

The Standard Room measures 55 square meters and are located close to the main pool or scattered in the tropical gardens.

The rooms feature a wonderful interior decor and the up to date facilities you would expect from a hotel of this class.

The Standard Rooms offers a double lounger terrace bed, 1 hour free Wi-Fi per day, electronic safe, air-conditioning, 42”LCD Flat Screen TV with HD Satellite. It can accommodate a maximum of 3 persons.

Superior Room

The Superior Room offers more space than the Standard Room and features beautiful interior. The rooms measures 65 square meters and includes a luxurious modern bathroom with a large master bedroom with king size bed.

Surrounded by lush vegetation, the rooms offer a quiet and serene atmosphere for you to relax. Room amenities includes a 42”LCD flat screen TV with HD satellite, air-conditioning, stocked mini-bar, Ipod docking station with CD player, Free tea and coffee facilities, toilets and separate bathtub.

Honeymoon Suite

The resort offers 4 elegantly Honeymoon Suites with a cosy ambiance and a romantic open air shower. The Honey Suite is of 75 square meters giving you full space to enjoy your stay. The Suites have been carefully design to arouse the romantic atmosphere that you need for your honeymoon holidays.

The Suites have their private gardens with sun beds and includes a double lounger terrace beds. Room amenities are king size double bed, bathroom, toilets, hair dryer, air-conditioning, free tea and coffee facilities, mini bar, electronic safe and free Wi-Fi. The suites can accommodate 2 persons.

1 Bedroom Family Suite

Design especially for larger groups of people such as families and friends travelling together, the 1 Bedroom Family Suites ensures privacy and comfort. The Suites measures 100 square meters and offers extra large room with lounge.

Set amidst verdant greenery, the suites blends sublimely with its natural environment. The suites can easily accommodate 4 persons and features a spacious terrace with dining table and chairs, two single beds, modern bathroom with bathtub and fridge.

2 Bedroom Family Suite

Measuring 140 square meters, the 2 Bedroom Family Suites are the perfect accommodation for families as well as groups of friends. The suite can housed a maximum of 6 persons and is fully equipped with latest room amenities to facilitate your stay.

The Suites features large master bedroom with king size bed, separate bedroom with 2 queen size beds, LCD flat screen, contemporary bathroom with bathtub, stocked large fridge, electronic safe and 2 toilets.

3 Bedroom Hillside Maison

The 3 Bedroom Hillside Maison consists of 3 ensuite bedrooms and are ideally position for you to enjoy a sublime view of the Ocean.

The Maison measures 300 square meters and provides a private pool, a veranda, fully equipped kitchen, dining room, open viewing terrace with sofas and sunbeds, bathroom amenities, toilets, 2 queen bed and 1 double bed, air-conditioning and free car rental. The Maison can accommodate up to 6 persons.

4 Bedroom Hillside Villa

Le Duc de Praslin has 2 newly built luxury self-contained Hillside Villas which consists of 4 generous size ensuite bedrooms. The Villas offers magnificent views over the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. An ideal place to enjoy the calm atmosphere of the Seychelles, the 4 Bedroom Hillside Villa has a maximum room capacity of 8 persons.

The Villa measures 400 square meters and features a private magna infinity swimming pool. Room amenities includes 2 fully equipped kitchens, pool loungers and umbrellas, free car rental, double beds, electronic safe, sofa and satellite flat screen TV.

Spa

3 star hotel- Le Duc de Praslin- Seychelles- Spa

Let the skilful therapist of Le Duc de Praslin spa soothe away all your anxieties and worries and take you to the world of pure relaxation. To give you the ultimate experience, the spa uses 100% natural Ayurveda herbs and oils such as, ylang-ylang, coconut, lemongrass, lavender and pandanas.  If you want to pamper your body in a peaceful retreat, then the Le Duc de Praslin spa is the perfect address for you.

Restaurant and Bars

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Le Dauphin Restaurant

Located near the pool, the Le Dauphin Restaurant is the main restaurant of the hotel. They serve fine authentic mouth watering Creole cuisine with a special Seychellois touch and a fusion of international delicacies. Ideally situated within a tropical garden overlooking more than 100 varieties of orchids, the restaurant guarantees a unique dining experience.

Café des Art

Offering the finest cuisine that the mystical Praslin Island has to offer, the Café des Art is among the greatest asset of Le Duc de Praslin hotel. This top-notch restaurant has earned solid reputation throughout the entire Seychelles and continues to tantalize the taste buds. They blend authenticity, attention to details services with the local Seychellois charm in an exceptional way.

Activities

  • scuba diving
  • snorkeling
  • kayaking
  • canoeing
  • big-game fishing
  • windsurfing
  • parasailing
  • island hopping
  • excursions
  • car rental
  • bike rental

Seychelles is a group of island spreading over a million kilometres square in the Indian Ocean. It is a common holiday destination among the Europeans. The number of visitors to the Seychelles in 2014 was 232,700 of which 66% came from Europe. Here is a list of activities and things you might want to do during your holidays in the Seychelles. We will also reveal some exclusive tips so that you may enjoy a smooth holiday experience in the Seychelles.

 

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Main Islands of Seychelles

The three main islands of the Seychelles are; Mahé island, Praslin Island and La Digue, Mahé being the centre island. So, your holiday trip should definitely include a trip to these islands. On the other hand, we recommend you to book a hotel in one of those main islands for the best experience for your holidays. Below is a list of hotels you might want to check out.

Le Jardin Resort; This 3 star hotel is located at the Capital of Mahé island, namely Port Victoria. The hotel is 30 minutes away from the airport of Mahé. It is a small hotel of 10 rooms, ideal for couples looking for tranquillity and intimacy.

Jardin des Palmes

Wharf hotel; Designed on Creole Architecture, the hotel is strategically located on the east coast of Mahe, just 5 minutes away from the International Airport and the island’s capital, Port Victoria.

La reserve praslin; La reserve is a 4 star hotel lying in Praslin Island. It has 40 luxurious rooms and includes the largest swimming pool in the Seychelles along with a restaurant and bar.

Chateau Seychelles; Le Chateau Seychelles is found on Praslin island. This five star hotel gives what luxury can do at its best. It offers tranquillity and the most intimate atmosphere you would find backed up with astonishing picturesque view of the sea in any of their rooms.

La digue; This four stars hotel is nestled on La Digue island. It is home to the country’s most beautiful beaches. Visit the website to visualise pictures.

 

Now that you have already booked your rooms, you should prepare a list of things to do in the Seychelles. Well, take a look at our list of things to do in the Seychelles.

Scuba diving

Scuba diving Seychelles

First things first, explore the wonders of the marine life of the Seychelles. Contemplate the marvellous multi-coloured coral reefs. Seize the opportunity to spot rare underwater creatures. Feed sharks from your very own hands on the sea bed. The dive sites may range from 8m to 30m deep. Therefore, various options are at disposal of both beginners and experienced divers to enjoy.

Angelfish, butterflyfish, octopus, lionfish, nudibranchs and mantis shrimp, humphead parrotfish, stingrays, reef sharks and green & hawksbill turtles are common species spotted during most scuba diving experiences in the Seychelles.

Surfing

Surfing Seychelles

At Anse Intense lies one of the most gorgeous beach of Mahé island, the principal island of the Seychelles. The south east trade wind that blows there causing frequent large waves makes it an ideal spot for surfing. So do not forget to bring your nice little smart-looking board and your wetsuit.

On the other hand, you might enjoy a walk on the praline beach with your partner. A day sunbathing at Anse Intendance would be a good idea. Photography lovers would get the opportunity to shoot exotic and amazing pictures there!

Sea Fishing Trips

Sea fishing trips

Rent a seychelles luxury yacht and embark on fishing trip in the Seychelles. Travel on the Seychellois turquoise waters for a day and search for the ideal place to get a good catch. Throughout the archipelago, you can enjoy big game fishing and bottom fishing. One may come across a wide variety of fish in the Seychelles namely as follows:

  • Sailfish
  • Blue marlin
  • Black marlin
  • Swordfish
  • Yellowfin tuna
  • Dogtooth tuna
  • Skip jack
  • Bonito
  • Dorado
  • Pickhandle barracuda
  • Rainbow runner

There are many more variety of fishes as well as sharks. This depicts that Seychelles is rich in marine life.

 Sky Diving

Skydiving Seychelles

Dropped from 14000 feet above the ground, get ready for the utmost adrenaline rushed activity you will ever try in your life. Going at the speed of at least 120 miles per hour, you will get the opportunity to contemplate the top view of the 115 small islands that forms the Seychelles archipelago.
Feel free to try all sorts of stunts and dives while you are free falling. Indeed, you will be free falling for about a minute before the parachute is opened. 

Nightlife

nightlife-seychelles

Discover the night life of Mahé. Savour the unique taste of the Seychellois rum. Go have a blast in one of the night clubs. Famous local Dj will make sure to set the right ambiance so that you make the best out of your night.

There is even a discotheque by the beach. International top hits, reggae, rock and oldies as well as local music will be mixed there. When the party is at its peak, have a blast in the lagoon with your friends and partner.

Quad biking

Quad biking

Quad biking offers fun for all ages. It is a fitting way to head to the rocky trail and passage to the top of the mountains and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Seychelles. Quad bikes can be ridden individually or in carrying a passenger on the back. Quad biking is a weather proof activity. Whether it is a rainy or sunny day, you can be assured that your plans would not be ruined due to poor weather conditions.

Jet Skiing

Jet Skiing

There’s nothing quite like the stimulation of driving across the waves with the feel of the wind in your hair. Watch the waters of the ocean shinning under the hot sun. Sense the water splashing on your face at full speed. Jet skiing offers great fun.

Choosing a hotel for your holidays is probably the most important decision in planning your well-deserved break. Other than accommodation there is quite a lot to think about when booking your hotel. Location, climate, hotel front beach, activities, facilities, and the list goes on. To help you choose your hotel or villa, we have listed some of the best hotels in the Seychelles archipelago (with different budgets).

Wharf Hotel & Marina Mahé

Hotel Mahe

They say Mahé is the best island to start your trip in the Seychelles. The Wharf Hotel & Marina is located on the east coast of Mahé, just five minutes from the international airport. Certainly, the hotel is not the best placed of Mahé, but it is a great choice for those on a business trip. The Wharf Hotel & Marina is just about a stone throw from the capital city Victoria.
As it name suggests the hotel, is found above a private marina. This is ideal for island hopping or boarding on a yacht. There is no front beach, but the swimming pool is quite commodious and appealing. We would recommend the Wharf Hotel & Marina for short stays on Mahé. The island of Mahé is the only gateway to the Seychelles and is a must stop. If you are planning to dedicate most of your time visiting the other islands of the Seychelles archipelago, the Wharf Hotel & Marina might come handy as it is close to the harbor and the International airport.

The Wharf Hotel & Marina is a cheap alternative to other big names hotels on Mahé. The hotel has been recently been built and is in great condition. The rooms are quite spacious with all the usual facilities like car park, satellite Tv, Terrace, air-conditioning and large beds. The terrace gives an excellent view of the Marina. The hotel has its own restaurant serving a-la-carte meals every day. Wharf Hotel & Marina has a nautical feel to it, this is better sensed at its beautifully decorated outdoor bar. This hotel is a great deal for a quick stop on Mahé.

Le Jardin des Palmes

Hotel Mahe Seychelles

Le Jardin des Palmes is one of the best hotels on Mahé. Best for its services but also for its location. The hotel is perfectly placed in front of Anse La Mouche beach. In addition to this, the hotel is located on the west coast, where are found the best white sand beaches on the island of Mahé.
The design and wood architecture of the hotel is much appreciated by visitors. All the rooms are air-conditioned with a personal mini bar. The hotel offers many in-room facilities suchlike king size beds, fully equipped bathroom, hairdryer, a furnished balcony, tea-coffee maker and so much more.
Many leisure activities can be enjoyed at the hotel. In a tranquil atmosphere, you can relish an outdoor pool, a child safe pool, free babysitting, WIFI (chargeable) and free parking.
Le Jardin des Palmes promises calmness a memorable stay on Mahé. The hotel is just steps away from the beach and the staff team is pleasingly friendly. Whether you are looking to rent a car, find excursions, big game fishing, diving or general information, the staff will kindly to guide you.
The hotel is equipped with a great restaurant.This open-deck restaurant borders the swimming pool. The chef invites you to discover authentic Seychellois creole cuisine and international cuisine. You can quench your thirst at the “Coco de Mer” bar. The bar serves a selection of fresh tropical cocktails and exotic drinks.
Le Jardin des Palmes is a great hotel to enjoy a tranquil stay on Mahé island.

Domaine de La Reserve

Hotel Praslin

Le Domaine de la Reserve is one of the finest hotels of the Seychelles archipelago. Location wise, the hotel is nestled between the private beach of Anse Petite Cour and flourishing vegetation. Its wonderful bay is secluded and its beach lined with gently sloping white sand. The private beach of Anse Petite Cour is accessible only by the hotel and if you are looking for a pristine environment, the beach faces a marine park. Small waves of turquoise crystal clear waters slowly rolling to the shore characterise best this hidden beach of Praslin island. Le Domaine de La Reserve is a wonderful location for unforgettable holidays.

The hotel is famed to be one of the best of the Seychelles for its architectural design. The hotel was constructed in such a way to connect with the natural wonders around it. With over 40 traditionally decorated rooms, the hotel will add a Seychellois creole feel to your holidays. A huge swimming pool is available for quick refreshing moments. Le Domaine de La Reserve also has a wide selection of bars and restaurants giving you one of the most memorable dining experiences of your life.

Whether it is on TripAdvisor or Vinivi, Le Domaine de La Reserve has marvelous ratings and even a certification of excellence. The hotel offers many facilities and services for the wellbeing of its guest. Snorkeling trips, beach view suites, gym, spa, free WIFI, excellent hospitality, room service, babysitting are some of the numerous services and facilities that the hotel offers. With is amazing setting on a private beach, Le Domaine de La Reserve is very demanded by newlyweds and honeymooners. The hotel usually offers some amazing wedding & honeymoon packages. Le Domaine de La Reserve is more than a hotel, it is a place where you will feel isolated from the rest of the world.

La Digue Island Lodge

Hotel La Digue

The island of La Digue is the most beautiful and the most preserved of the Seychelles archipelago. This peaceful island is more centered around lodges and villas than big hotels. The island of La Digue has its own villas, La Digue Lodge. A small hotel presenting some of Seychelles’ warmest hospitality and exotic accommodation. As its island, small doesn’t mean cheap. In fact, the Lodge completes the concept of a luxurious island. The lodge nestles in a tranquil and tropical garden of takamaka trees, coconut palms along an assortment of plants and flowers. The lodge faces the famous Anse Reunion beach.

La Digue Island Lodge has its own spa, diving centre and numerous other facilities and services. The lodge is also the best place to enjoy traditional Seychelles Creole cuisine. The La Digue Island Lodge is recommended for those who want to enjoy the world’s best beaches like Anse Source d’Argent.