Raffles is a prestigious Canadian group which owns the legendary Raffles Singapore. Opened in February 2011, the Raffles Praslin Seychelles has 86 luxurious and spacious villas scattered about on the hillside, each with a private infinity pool overlooking the Indian Ocean. Guests use a buggy to get to the spa, the many bars and restaurants, the beach and the main infinity pool, one of the largest in the Indian Ocean at 45m long! In fact, it is actually comprised of two swimming pools standing side by side, both 1m20 deep and supervised from 8:00am to 7:00pm. It is surrounded by many double deckchairs with large mattresses and cushions as well as beach towels. To reach the beach of Anse Takamaka from the large overflow swimming pool, just cross the old road (now re-routed) that was once used to reach Anse Lazio, an integral part of the hotel and only used by pedestrians. All of the water sports equipment (flippers, masks, snorkels, kayaks) is available next to the swimming pool, where you can take advantage of a service that includes cocktails, water, fruit, cold towels? Showers and beige canvas parasols top off the equipment. Head to the Takamaka Terrace, in the main lobby building, in the evening to enjoy the sunset. Overlooking the sea, it is the ideal place to enjoy some signature Raffles cocktails and smoke a hookah in a laidback ambience.
The theme of the spa is the pearl, which is found everywhere (its colour, its shape and in the form of the chandelier). The Balinese influence can be clearly seen as soon as you enter. Open from 8:00am to 6:00pm, it has 13 massage and treatment rooms (Balinese, ayurvedic, etc.) including two for couples, where five therapists from Bali, India and Brazil use products from the prestigious Clarins brand. Many of products are made with pearls. The spa is ideally located near the sea, which means you will have a beautiful view as you are lulled off into deep relaxation by the rolling waves (and singing birds). It must be said that the setting is very natural, surrounded as it is by vegetation that includes takamaka and papaya trees. A whirlpool bath, a hammam, pilates, a yoga room and an overflow pool (all with free access), complete the facilities.