Raffles Seychelles offers 86 of the most spacious villas and suites in the Seychelles, with 24-hour butler service and private plunge pools. All of the beautifully designed suites have a light and contemporary feel, with large outdoor spaces, a soaking tub strategically placed for star gazing and bathrooms with private outdoor showers. The Panoramic Villas, at the resort’s highest point, have the best views of the sparkling Indian Ocean and the outer islands; the Oceanview Villas overlook the sea and Curieuse Island, while the Hillside Villas have a tranquil setting amid endemic flora. The suites are just as luxurious and two are only steps from the beach, surrounded by an abundance of vegetation for added privacy. Villas are all supplied with an artist’s easel and paper – with these views, you’ll never lack for inspiration.
The resort’s private beach and calm waters make this an ideal destination for young families. Older children will enjoy the freedom of space, not to mention the two 45m infinity pools. The resort’s hillside layout means that lower villas and suites work best for little ones, with extra beds supplied for children between 12 and 17 on request. The excellent Sugar Palm Club offers activities for children of all ages, ranging from arts and crafts and treasure hunts to nature trails, snorkelling and hiking. There’s also a games terrace where older children can make new friends over a game of table tennis or pool. There’s a crèche for children under 4 years old and a kid’s menu in all the restaurants.
The resort has a dedicated team to take care of wedding arrangements, from finding the perfect location and looking after any administrative details to organising decorations and bridal hair and make-up. After the celebration, newlyweds are invited to plant a ‘tree of love’, which are personalised with their names. For honeymooners, Raffles Seychelles is the perfect romantic backdrop, offering both seclusion and privacy as well as the chance to enjoy organised activities together, from a starlit dinner on the beach to a sunset cruise for two. For those planning to pop the question, there is a legendary spot just along the beach called Karo Maryaz (maryaz means marriage in Creole) where locals have been proposing for generations.
- Two 45m pools, gym & movement pavilion
- Non-motorised watersports
- PADI diving tuition
OUT & ABOUT
- Explore marine life with a local
- Private tours: hiking, biking, snorkelling, paddle boarding and kayaking
- Visit the the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve
- Learn to cook Creole dishes
FOOD & DRINK
- Cuisine is a fusion of contemporary Creole and international flavours
- Three restaurants, sushi room, two lounges and a beach bar
- Flavoured shisha under the stars at rooftop Takamaka Terrace
- Weekly poolside tandoori night
- Private dining