A current guide to the best hotels on the island of Praslin — one of the three most visited islands in the Seychelles archipelago.
Hotels and guesthouses (villas) on the island of Praslin, Seychelles, for independent travel and relaxation that I liked more than others. The main complaint from tourists who buy tour packages from agencies is usually directed towards the hotels. I’m confident that on your own, you’ll choose what’s best specifically for you. My list serves as a guide to aid your selection.
Traditionally, I’ve divided tourist accommodations into three categories — high-end luxury hotels, hotels for quality romantic or family vacations, and budget tourist accommodations — villas and guesthouses of good quality.
A total of 10 options that cover the entire spectrum of travel requests of different formats.
The choice of a hotel depends not only on the budget but also on the travel format and how much time you’ll spend in one place and your dining preferences.
Comparing the best hotels and villas, the brief description will help orient yourself regarding the location and understand better what to expect from the accommodations.
Before moving to detailed descriptions, I’ll immediately provide the top three best accommodation options — one in each category. Perhaps, you might not need to read further and will opt for one of them.
Top Accommodation Options for Relaxation on Praslin Island
The best area for relaxation on Praslin Island is considered the coast of Anse Volbert. It’s a relatively large tourist cluster that includes the main infrastructure, accommodation, dining, beaches, transfers to neighboring islands, and other entertainment.
Apart from this beach, there are several excellent resorts all over the island, including near the island’s most beautiful beach — Anse Lazio.
Best Beach Hotel
Acajou Beach Resort 4* — an excellent resort with ocean-view rooms, a pool, and the island’s best restaurant. Located on Anse Volbert. Nearby, there’s plenty of infrastructure and just a few minutes’ drive to the island’s best beach, Anse Lazio.
Best Honeymoon Hotel
Constance Lemuria — for when you desire more than just a beautiful beach vacation, top-notch service, and a wide choice of entertainment near two beautiful beaches, this hotel is what you need. How about a spa with hydro-massage baths in a bamboo grove?!
Best Budget Stay
Treasure Island Retreat — if you want to save a bit, cook for yourself or grab takeout from numerous takeaway spots but still live amidst stunning nature, choose this option. Furnished rooms, equipped kitchen, and the amazing Anse Kerlan beach at your disposal.
Where to Stay on Praslin — Top Locations
Praslin is a bit smaller than the main island of the Seychelles archipelago – Mahé. If you compare Praslin and Mahé, Mahé is a bustling capital, while Praslin is a quiet province.
Despite its provincial nature, Praslin has the necessary tourist infrastructure, including a small airport, a pier, and roads. By the sea, there are many excellent restaurants, and accommodations are practically near all the main beaches on the island, not just in the touristy area of Anse Volbert.
The most popular area for accommodation on Praslin is Anse Volbert (Côte d’Or), a tourist village with hotels and other infrastructure.
There is a fair amount of accommodation near Praslin’s most beautiful beach — Anse Lazio.
On the eastern coast of Praslin is the extensive Grand Anse beach, where you’ll find the island’s airport and several good hotels nearby.
Other excellent areas for accommodation on Praslin:
- Anse Takamaka
- Grand Anse
- Anse Kerlan
- Baie Ste Anne, near the ferry terminal
Where to Stay — Best Hotels on Praslin Island
I’ve chosen three options in the categories of luxury, beach stay, and independent stay. Keep in mind that each hotel offers its own meal scheme. This could be all-inclusive, full board, half board, or just breakfast. Pay attention when booking.
In the independent stay category, meals are not included. This type of accommodation is called self-catering. Typically, such accommodation offers guests their own kitchen and might have a pool on the premises.
Self-catering accommodations include villas or guesthouses. Due to the combination of a democratic price and a high level of comfort, they’re popular among those who organize their own trips and plan an active vacation with a lot of movement and activities.
Luxury Resorts on Praslin Island
Raffles Seychelles — a luxury hotel on Praslin Island, situated near Anse Takamaka beach. The hotel offers luxury rooms with private pools, six restaurants, a beauty salon, and a kids’ club.
Constance Lemuria 5* — located in Petite Anse Kerlan Bay. It combines luxury and Seychellois culture, frequently topping all ratings among Seychelles hotels and is the best resort for honeymoons in the Seychelles. It features a spa and an 18-hole golf course in a bamboo and palm forest. The hotel provides access to the semi-private Anse Georgette beach, considered one of the most beautiful on the island, exclusively for hotel guests or those who mention they are guests intending to relax here.
Acajou Beach Resort — a beautiful 4* resort located directly on the white sands of Cote D’Or beach, right in the heart of the island’s tourist life. Notable for its excellent location, a beautiful ocean-side restaurant, a stunning white sand beach, and rooms with ocean views.
Best Beach Hotels in Praslin
Paradise Sun Hotel Seychelles — situated in the Cote D’Or area, in the tourist village of Anse Volbert — a popular spot to stay in the Seychelles. A great beach hotel with everything necessary for a quality and enjoyable stay. Within 20 minutes by car or on foot to all famous and beautiful locations. The hotel boasts one of the largest pool areas under palm trees at the ocean’s edge, buffet-style meals, and a private spa center. Various activities are organized for hotel guests, from beach volleyball to Creole cuisine masterclasses.
Hotel L’Archipel — an excellent beach hotel near Anse Gouvernement beach, suitable for couples and diving enthusiasts. Opposite the hotel is the Curieuse Island National Park. Rooms offer large windows and ocean views. The hotel and its surroundings have many secluded spots.
Castello Beach Hotel — an excellent choice for families with children, located in the Anse Kerlan beach area. It features a large pool, ocean-view rooms, children’s playhouses, entertainment for kids and parents, and beach chairs with hammocks.
Guesthouses, Villas for Independent Living on Praslin Island
Vista D’Oro — situated slightly above the Cot D’Or tourist village, offering two large rooms, a spacious balcony terrace with an ocean view, a fully equipped kitchen, a bedroom, and a living room. Recommended if renting a car; it’s a bit challenging to walk uphill without one. Ideal for a couple or a family with a child.
Hotel Le Duc de Praslin — several villas for guests, located in the Anse Volbert tourist village on Cot D’Or beach. The property includes a pool, gym, kitchen, and an ocean view from each villa.
Treasure Island Retreat — an excellent choice for solo travelers who appreciate nature, seek less tourist crowds, and value budget-friendly options. This resort is located on Anse Kerlan beach, near Grand Anse and not far from Praslin Island’s airport. All apartments feature a kitchen, balcony, or terrace.
Les Villas D’or — bungalows located directly on the beach in Baie Sainte Anne bay, close to the ferry terminal. Suitable if you wish to explore not only Praslin Island but also nearby islands. The hotel offers a pool, breakfast, and the option to cook. Ideal for couples with children, offering an economical and comfortable stay.
Which Seychelles islands are worth visiting?
For the entire trip, plan to spend no less than 2 weeks, with a minimum of 10 days.