Located on the wonderful beach of Côte d'Or, the Paradise Sun is ideal for guests looking for entertainment and sporting activities.
This hotel review is a translation from the French published on our French site, Easyvoyage.com.
Directly on the seashore, on the north-east coast of Praslin, at the northern tip of the beach of Côte d'Or -Anse Volbert. Travelling there by car from Praslin airport, 9 miles away takes about 25 minutes.
Built in 1988 and renovated in June 2005, the Paradise Sun is one of the rare Seychellois hotels offering light entertainment during the day and many sporting activities, thanks to its PADI diving club. Excursions to the nearby islands are organised by the neighbouring Club Sagittarius. Every Wednesday, at sunset, the hotel organises a free two hour cruise. Botanical walks nearby are also proposed.
Some bungalows are far from the beach, but are quieter. It is up to you to decide whether you prefer a better view of the ocean or a little more tranquillity. 10 Deluxe rooms can lodge 2 children along side 2 adults.
The entrance to the Paradise Sun is through a big and very ventilated straw hut containing the front office, a shop, a bar, restaurant and TV hall located on a mezzanine. A 1,291 ft² swimming pool surrounded by deckchairs and parasols is part of its extension. The 80 rooms are distributed in Creole-style two-storey bungalows, arranged in an arch in a large exotic garden. A big restaurant where you can savour Creole delicacies is built on the beach. Built with natural materials such as wood, the complex blends perfectly with the surrounding vegetation.
Located on the ground floor or on 1st floor, the 80 rooms are very charming with their exposed stone walls, wood floors and teak furniture. There are 70 superior rooms of 345 ft² and 10 deluxe rooms of 452 ft². They are completely opened onto the outside thanks to their large verandas furnished with shutters and louvers. They all have a big king size bed, a safe, a mini-bar with facilities for tea and coffee, individual air-conditioning with ceiling fan, direct telephone and a beautiful bathroom with shower but no bathtub. However, there is no television or room service. Hairdryer and guest supplies are provided. An average stay being two weeks, guest products are abundant.
The bar is under a big thatch roof and the main restaurant, is located in front of the swimmig pool. Buffet breakfasts and dinners are offered a la carte. Built under a big straw hut directly on the sand, the beach restaurant proposes sandwich or barbecues for lunch; "tea-time" everyday from 4 pm to 5 pm, and theme dinners with "live music". You will be able to sample a different dish every evening: Chinese or Creole buffet, gala dinner, table d'hôte...
Covered by fair blond sand and surrounded by clear water, the beach extends along the estate. Wooden deckchairs (from where guests can order a cocktail), and parasols made of palm leaves, as well as two hammocks are available. You can also enjoy free water sports activities (non motorised) and the PADI diving centre of the hotel. Fresh fruits are distributed free of charge during the day. The gorgeous Saint-Pierre islet is just a few breast strokes away. From May to September, South-East trade winds, however tend to bring algae to the shore.
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