This mythological and idyllic ‘Garden of Eden’ is a million miles from the ordinary as every aspect is carefully designed to offer a unique sensory journey reflecting upon the magnificent beauty of the Seychelles. Loved by everyone with an adventurous spirit and an eclectic taste for only the very best, the Raffles Seychelles sits tucked away on the hidden coastline of Anse Takamakas. Amidst surroundings of lush green tropical rainforests, bordering on dramatic granite boulders and showcasing spectacular views of the blue ocean, the Raffles is sure to calm the spirit and awaken your senses.

Location

Where is the resort located? How can I get there?

Nestled amidst lush greenery in blissful seclusion, the Raffles Seychelles is located on the esteemed shores of Anse Takamaka where unrivaled beaches, pristine shores and paradise’s most unique offerings await you. Discover the soft white sand beach and crystalline azure sea gems merely a stone throw from your private accommodation, which spoils you with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean.

Key Facts

  • stacked up the north-eastern slopes of Praslin sitting above the narrow beach Anse Takamaka
  • the resort is spread over an area of 30 acres
  • just 45 km from Mahé Airport

What is special?

  • arrive in true James Bond fashion as a Helicopter whisks you away upon arrival from Mahé Airport
  • gaze upon the marvelous view of Curieuse Island National Marine Park in the distance
  • enjoy direct beachfront access to a 500 meter long stretch of delicate white sand

What do the guests say?

  • guests especially enjoy the resorts secluded location and its private island feel
  • many find the location to be worth every dime
  • the resort’s tranquil peace and quiet atmosphere allows guests to fully unwind

Accommodation

What types of villas can I choose from? Will I have an outdoor shower?

An oasis of calm and comfort, the gentle slopes of stunning granite formation, opal-hied oceans and lush green hills come together to create an intimate residential charm in the ideal place to rediscover the opulence of spontaneity. The Seychellois spirit is infused in each of the villas, magnificently built perched upon gentle slopes offering front row seats to exquisite views of the glistening Indian horizon.

Key Facts

  • the resort has 86 villas on offer
  • choose from seven different villa categories such as Bayview, Ocean View or Beachfront Villa
  • villas with a minimum of 125m² are amongst some of the largest in the Seychelles  

What is special?

  • stargaze from the comfort of your bath situated beneath picturesque windows offering stunning views
  • enjoy a lush and private rainshower and take time to reset within nature’s tranquility
  • expand your horizon and branch out in each villa with large outdoor spaces and private plunge pools

What do the guests say?

  • guests looking for privacy really enjoy having their own pool
  • perfectly secluded for honeymooners and couples
  • visitors love having the ocean breeze flow through so much open space in their villas  

Pools & Spa

Will I be able to keep up with my Yoga routine? How big is the pool?

Treatment pavilions not only enable professional therapists to ease away your day to day stress with every soothing touch, but also manage to offer guests award winning views from the serenity of the private treatment pavilions. Featuring not one but two magnificent infinity pools overlooking unparalleled views of the ocean, white sandy beaches and dramatic gentle boulders, guests are sure to find true bliss.

Key Facts

  • the two 45-meter outdoor infinity pools, resembling a lagoon, are the largest in the Seychelles
  • a wide range of health and fitness services are available
  • on-site sauna, jacuzzi and experience showers

What is special?

  • luxuriate in Raffles’ Spa, providing 13 serene treatment pavilions including a beauty salon
  • steam out toxins from day to day life as you step into steam rooms, relaxing showers and heated soaking pools
  • salute the sun on yogic pavilions illuminated by the morning Seychelles sun and have your very own Namasté moment

What do the guests say?

  • the therapists are described as lovely and very attentive
  • the treatment rooms overlooking the Indian Ocean are a clear highlight
  • guests go as far to describe the spa as a “Slice of Heaven”

Culinary

What kinds of dishes await me? Can I enjoy a nice dinner in the comfort of my villa?

Delight in colorfully themed seafood dishes and after relish in a vibrant show of rosé colored sunsets. As the stars come out to put on a twinkling show each evening, couples enjoy meeting for cosmopolitan cocktails in romantic themed seclusion. An expansive portfolio of luxurious restaurants and serene lounges within the resort combined with an island-chic setting come together to create the perfect dining experience.

Key Facts

  • seven restaurants and bars offering everything from contemporary Mediterranean to Pan Asian and Creolean cuisine
  • two on-site bars and lounges allow for the perfect evening setting
  • comfortable daytime smoothies and light snacks on offer at the Pool Bar

What is special?

  • sit back, relax and let the 24-hour butler service for the larger one- and two-bedroom villas fulfill your every wish with in-room dining options, letting you luxuriate in world class cuisine from the privacy and comfort of your villa
  • sample fresh seafood platters at the relaxed on-site venue Curieuse, specializing in local saltwater cuisine
  • taste contemporary Mediterranean dishes with influences from the mesmerizing Indian ocean for breakfast and dinner at the Losean Restaurant

What do the guests say?

  • guests cannot decide which restaurant they consider best as all of them are absolutely delightful
  • the service goes to great lengths to ensure an outstanding dining experience
  • visitors highly recommend in-villa dining as you can request any food you would like

Activities

What kind of adventures await me? Where is the best spot to go snorkeling?

Whether you are swimming, sunbathing, snorkeling, strolling along the white sandy beaches or simply doing nothing at all, this slice of paradise allows you to cherish every moment – no matter the activity. Explore your senses and reconnect with yourself and nature as the Raffles Seychelles creates the perfect space to escape everyday life.

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Key Facts

  • the efficient front desk will happily help organize exciting excursions
  • vibrant coral beds await at nearby Curieuse National Marine Park
  • the Seychelles are famous for white sandy beaches that are perfect to spend a lazy day working on your tan

What is special?

  • adventurers can set out on a day trip trekking through Vallée de Mai’s mystic prehistoric forests making them feel like Robinson Crusoe
  • excursions to neighboring magical island sanctuaries to rare endemic flora and fauna and animals are merely a stone throw away
  • budding artists and yogis will enjoy taking full advantage of the brilliant location with easel, sketch pad and yoga mats in each villa

What do the guests say?

  • vacationers love being able to discover underwater worlds in such close proximity
  • the perfect environment for lounging by the ocean and lazying the day away
  • guests highly recommend going on a romantic sunset cruise