PRASLIN, SEYCHELLES Raffles Praslin Seychelles has opened on the island of Praslin, a 15-minute helicopter flight from the capital of Mahé, marking the luxury brand’s debut in the Indian Ocean.
The resort features 86 villas including one- and two-bedroom villa suites with private plunge pools and equipped with luxury amenities, including complimentary WiFi, 43-inch plasma televisions with DVD players and Nespresso coffee machines. Raffles Butlers offer 24-hour assistance, and guests have access to a 500-m white sand beach overlooking Curieuse National Marine Park.
A Raffles Spa offers 13 treatment pavilions, six of which are open-air, set among natural rock formations above the water and close to the ocean. Two luxurious spa suites feature steam showers, Japanese soaking tubs, and observation decks. Additional spa facilities include steam room, sauna and a spa garden with a pavilion for yoga and pilates.
Curieuse Restaurant offers a range of fresh seafood and grilled prime cuts, while the chic rooftop lounge Takamaka Terrace offers signature cocktails and shisha pipes under the stars. Couples can choose to eat alone on a secluded beach or aboard a private yacht.
Leisure activities include a range of non-motorized water sports, diving, snorkeling, golf nearby or island-hopping excursions. The resort also offers a kids’ club.