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10 Best Praslin Hotels & Beach Resorts: Where to Stay (2024)

10 Best Praslin Hotels & Beach Resorts: Where to Stay (2024)

Olly Gaspar

By Olly Gaspar, full-time traveler for 6 years. I visit every place I write about & share real tips, photos, & advice from my trips.

An up-to-date accommodation guide to the best Praslin hotels, luxury beach resorts, and self-catering villas to help you plan where to stay on a trip to the Seychelles.

Are you planning a trip to the relaxing Seychelles island of Praslin and wondering where to stay?

After exploring every inch of this island with the Seychelles Tourism Board, I’ve written this Praslin accommodation guide to provide you with the most reliable and comprehensive resource for Praslin Island hotels and resorts you’ll find online.

I’ll include the best areas to stay, tips on getting a great accommodation deal, and a comparison of my recommended hotels to suit every budget.

Map showing the areas to stay when visiting praslin island in the seychelles
Map showing the different areas to stay on Praslin Island, Seychelles

The Best Areas to Stay on Praslin

While significantly larger than its quieter neighbor La Digue, Praslin is still a very laid-back, relaxed island without the traffic and party scenes you'll find on Mahé. However, there is still very decent tourism infrastructure including restaurants, resorts, hotels, and transport services.

  • Grand Anse- A great area to stay for those looking to relax by the breathtakingly beautiful Grand Anse Beach.
  • Anse Volbert (Cote D'Or Beach)- The most popular area to stay on Praslin. This is a resort and hotel strip with many luxury beachfront accommodation options and excellent restaurants.
  • Anse Kerlan- If you'd prefer to stay near the famous Anse Lazio, there are a couple of great accommodation choices on the northern tip.
  • Baie Ste Anne- Since Praslin has an island airport, many people choose to fly here from Mahe and stay in this area close by.

The Best Places to Stay on Praslin

Praslin is the second largest of the inner islands and flaunts some incredible hotels and resorts. Being a little sleepier than Mahe, Praslin caters to the more relaxed crowd.

Below are my three top picks for a comfortable stay in Praslin.

Bedroom with balcony overlooking gardens at acajou beach resort

1. Acajou Beach Resort Beachside

4-star accommodation right on the doorstep of the white sands of Cote d'Or. I had the pleasure of staying here and honestly, it was one of the best resorts I've ever stayed at. Acajou offers ocean views rooms, a swimming pool, and some of the best fine dining on the island.

Large spacious bedroom with private bathroom at constance lemuria

2. Constance Lemuria Luxury

Tucked away between 3 of the best beaches on Praslin, this luxury, 5-star resort is ranked as one of the best honeymoon options in the Seychelles. Attached is a luxury spa center complete with a hot tub and sauna set in a bamboo forest.

Treasure island retreat self catering in seychelles praslin

3. Treasure Island Retreat Self Catering

This accommodation offers seafront apartments on Anse Kerlan, each complete with king-sized beds a fully-equipped kitchen, and a furnished terrace or balcony.

Below is a summary of all the best Praslin hotels & resorts listed in this article. I've included three categories based on various budgets to ensure it suits all travel and budget styles.

Praslin Luxury Resorts

Raffles resort seychellesRaffles SeychellesAnse Takamaka$$$$
Lemuria resort seychellesConstance LemuriaPetite Anse Kerlan$$$$
Chauve souris resort seychellesChauve Souris RelaisChauve Souris Island $$$
Acajou resort, praslin island seychellesAcajou Beach ResortCote D'Or$$$

Raffles Seychelles

  • Area: Anse Takamaka
  • Best for: Couples and young families wanting to have close access to beautiful beaches

Raffles Seychelles is an incredible beachside resort on Praslin located on the scenic Anse Takamaka. This amazing resort hotel features suites with a private plunge pool, six restaurants, and its very own salon and kids club. This is a great place to stay on Praslin for moms who want to get pampered while the kids play!

The views on offer at this amazing Praslin hotel are unbeatable! It also has some of the best reviews on the internet for luxury places to stay on Praslin

Constance Lemuria

  • Area: Petite Anse Kerlan
  • Best for: Perfect for couples who want to relax together and also have easy access to beaches

Tucked away between 3 of the best beaches on Praslin, this luxury, 5-star resort is ranked as one of the best honeymoon resorts in the Seychelles. Attached is a luxury spa center complete with a hot tub and sauna set in a palm and bamboo forest. There’s even an 18-hole golf course on this property!

What's great about Constance Lemuria is it provides access to Anse Georgette, one of the most famous and beautiful beaches on Praslin!

Chauve Souris Relais

  • Area: Chauve Souris Island 
  • Best for: For adults only who want to experience a private island resort

This next resort isn't technically on Praslin, but just off its shores opposite Anse Volbert Village (Cote D'Or beach) on the private Chauve Souris Island. This is an adults-only resort featuring amazing rooms with complete privacy overlooking the Indian Ocean.

If you're planning your honeymoon and wondering where to stay on Praslin Island, Chauve Souris Relais is going to be one of the most amazing options. Imagine jumping into the beautiful turquoise water and snorkeling right off your hotel doorstep! Black Parrots are even known to fly over this island on occasion!

Acajou Beach Resort

  • Area: Cote D'Or beach
  • Best for: Amazing beach-side luxury resort with an excellent restaurant without the price tag

Acajou is a beautiful resort offering 4-star accommodation right on the doorstep of the white sands of Cote D’Or. I had the pleasure of staying here and honestly, it was one of the best resorts I’ve ever stayed at. Acajou offers Indian Ocean view rooms, a swimming pool, and some of the best fine dining on the island.

Tip: If you walk along the beach to the left of the hotel you'll find the famous bent palm tree pictured below.

Praslin beaches and palm trees
The famous bent palm tree i found near this hotel!

Best Praslin Beach Hotels

Paradise sun hotel seychellesParadise Sun Hotel SeychellesCote D'Or$$$$
Aerial view of the hotel l'archipel, praslin islandHotel L'ArchipelAnse Gouvernement$$$$
Castello beach hotel in the seychellesCastello Beach HotelAnse Kerlan$$$

Paradise Sun Hotel Seychelles

  • Area: Cote D'Or (Anse Volbert)
  • Best for: Excellent for couples wanting to participate in activities or spa together

Looking for an amazing 4-star Praslin beach hotel along Cote D'Or? Make sure to check out Paradise Sun Hotel. This resort hotel features a daily buffet with live music and dance and has an amazing spa running massage, yoga, and facials.

Paradise Sun Hotel has one of the largest swimming pools on Praslin, which sits below beautiful coconut palm trees on the edge of the ocean.

The team at this Praslin hotel can also arrange a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including cooking classes and even volleyball!

Hotel L'Archipel

  • Area: Anse Gouvernement (South of Cote D'Or)
  • Best for: Couples wanting to escape to paradise with incredible snorkeling

Another excellent Praslin beach hotel is the Hotel L'Archipel situated on the incredible Anse Gouvernement. This stunning accommodation overlooks the beautiful Curieuse Island National Park and features a huge swimming pool with beach-front water access.

There are two restaurants at this Praslin Island hotel, and the complex is designed so that every single room has a view of the ocean or the surrounding garden landscape. This is an excellent choice to stay on Praslin for couples wanting to unwind and relax in a secluded area of the island on a beachfront.

Castello Beach Hotel

  • Area: Anse Kerlan
  • Best for: Perfect for families wanting a tropical getaway experience

Catello Beach Hotel is known for its excellent location on Anse Kerlan. There's a large pool, with rooms overlooking the ocean. Furthermore, parents will love the children's playhouse where staff arranges activities daily. If you're looking to relax, there are great facilities including a massage pavilion and beach seating with hammocks reserved for patrons and guests of this Praslin beach hotel.

Bike rentals are also included for those seeking to adventure around the island. Additionally, there are a bunch of great restaurants and bars located close by.

Giant tortoises on praslin island, the seychelles
You can spot seychelles giant tortoise on a day trip to curieuse island from praslin!

Praslin Guest Houses or Self-Catering

Seashell beach villa outdoor sun bedsSeashell Beach VillaGrand Anse$$$
Treasure island retreat self catering in seychelles praslinTreasure Island RetreatAnse Kerlan$$$
Les villas d'or self catering accommodation in the seychellesLes Villas D'orBaie Sainte Anne$$$

Seashell Beach Villa

  • Area: Grand Anse
  • Best for: Those wanting a private villa with self-catering with beach access

For those interested in complete privacy in their very own self-catered villa, Seashell Beach Villa is going to be your best bet on the island. Grand Anse beach is just outside which makes it a great place to relax without needing to drive anywhere.

Additionally, the villa has a kitchen and large comfortable rooms that are suitable for groups and families.

Treasure Island Retreat

  • Area: Anse Kerlan
  • Best for: Those wanting to enjoy nature and explore the island without breaking the bank

What's great about Praslin is that independent and budget-conscious travelers can also find great places to stay.

For those looking to enjoy nature and save a few pennies on accommodation and food, opting for a self-catering stay on Praslin is a good bet. The best one you’ll find on the island is Treasure Island Retreat. This Praslin self-catering hotel offers seafront apartments on Anse Kerlan, each complete with king-sized beds a fully-equipped kitchen, and a furnished terrace or balcony.

Treasure Island Retreat is the answer for where to stay on Praslin on a budget!

Les Villas D'or

  • Area: Baie Sainte Anne
  • Best for: Self-catering experience for families and couples with direct beach access

Les Villas D'Or is located on the south end of Cote D'or beach close to the beautiful Baie Sainte Anne, which is where you'll find the ferry terminal. This is a great location if you want to explore the nearby islands of the Seychelles or the interior of Praslin with a direct road to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Vallée de Mai.

Les Villas D'Or offers bungalow-style, self-catering rooms with a pool. This is a very popular self-catering beach hotel for families with kids and is serviced daily with breakfast!

My Hotel Selection Process

  • Accommodation Criteria: Each option ticks all the boxes for location, price, and value for money to have a comfortable and unforgettable stay on Praslin Island in the Seychelles.
  • My Experience: I've stayed in many of the hotels mentioned when I visited Praslin with the Seychelles Tourism Board which helped with these selections.
  • Top Reviews: The hotels on this list have earned a high customer rating across booking sites such as Expedia, and I constantly update my recommendations.
  • Local Insights: I was able to choose these accommodation options based on my experience with the Seychelles Tourism Board and the places where I personally stayed.

Read more about how I review & select hotels & accommodations.

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FAQ About Staying On Praslin Island

Where should I stay in Praslin for a luxury experience?

For a luxury experience, Constance Lemuria and Raffles Seychelles are my top choices. Both offer exclusive amenities, stunning beach access, and premium services ideal for a luxurious stay.

Is Praslin suitable for families traveling with children?

Absolutely! Places like the Castello Beach Hotel cater specifically to families, offering large pools, children's activities, and family-friendly rooms.

Are there any unique accommodation experiences in Praslin?

Yes, staying on Chauve Souris Island offers a unique experience. It's a private island resort providing a secluded and intimate setting, ideal for honeymooners or those seeking a special getaway.

What is the best time of year to visit Praslin for good weather?

For cooler and drier weather, visit between May and October. For warmer and more humid conditions, ideal for water activities, November to April is best.

Can I see tortoises on Praslin Island?

Praslin is home to both wild and captive populations of tortoises. While not as abundant as on other islands, tortoises can be seen at Curieuse Island Marine National Park, which is easily accessible via a short boat trip from Praslin. Alternatively, Raffles accommodation has 12 rescued tortoises on site where you can book a feeding session.

I hope you've enjoyed this comprehensive guide to the best Praslin beach hotels, resorts, and self-catering villas.

While you're here on my blog, make sure to check out some of my other guides to the Seychelles.

I've written comprehensive accommodation guides to La Digue and Mahé, as well as many great resources for things to do from visiting Source D'Argent Beach to hiking to Anse Major!

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I'm Olly Gaspar, adventure traveler from Australia. I’ve spent the last six years traveling the world full-time, sharing my first-hand experiences & photography in over 700 travel guides on We Seek Travel. I visit every destination I write about to bring you unique travel itineraries, epic hiking routes, fun tour ideas, travel & photography gear ideas, & interesting places to stay.

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