Raffles Seychelles is located in Praslin, the second-largest granite island in the Seychelles, about 40 kilometres away from the main island of Mahé. With a small population of over 7,000 people, the island is a heavenly paradise imbued with some of the most impressive and unspoiled natural beaches and tropical landscapes in the world. Praslin is home to fascinating attractions such as the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can spot the Coco de Mer – the world’s heaviest nut, from trees almost 400 years old – and the black parrot, the world’s rarest bird, only to be found in Seychelles.
Just a few minutes away from the Raffles Seychelles Resort, you can marvel at the world-renowned Anse Lazio, famed for its idyllic beach setting of white sand and turquoise water framed by lush vegetation and dramatic granite formations. The island’s strategic location provides perfect opportunities for excursions to neighbouring islands, some of which are nurturing sanctuaries for rare endemic flora and fauna, such as Aride island, the finest seabird island in the western Indian Ocean, Curieuse island, home to hundreds of giant tortoises, or La Digue island, praised for its stunning beaches.