Jan. 25, 2011
-- Raffles Praslin Seychelles is to open its doors on February 1 and the all-villa resort, is being pitched as the "most exclusive resort on the island".
The hotel has a 500-metre beach and is Raffles' first hotel in the Indian Ocean, opening with 86 butler-serviced villas, all with private plunge pools.
Raffles Praslin (http://www.raffles.com/
RPS/) can be reached via a 15-minute helicopter flight from Mahe, the main island of the Seychelles, and villas have an outdoor pavilion including a wine cellar and all come with complimentary WiFi, 43-inch plasma television and Nespresso coffee machines.
The resort will also be unveiling the 13-pavilion Raffles Spa, the first signature spa for the Raffles brand.
Children will be catered for at the Sugar Palm Kids Club (0-4 years, 5-12 years and 13-18 years) and activities will include nature walks to meet the resort's two resident giant tortoises. Children also receive their own welcome gifts along with their welcome passport.
Food and beverage options at this Seychelles hotel (http://www.raffles.com/EN_RA/Property/RPS/
) include the Curieuse Restaurant (http://www.raffles.com/EN_RA/Property/RPS/Restaurants_Bar...
) and a chic rooftop lounge Takamaka Terrace with cocktails and shisha.
Elite Vacations is offering a five-night stay at the hotel in a hillside pool villa from £2,178 per person including flights on Air Seychelles from Heathrow, inter-island flights and private transfers, plus UK airport lounge pass (valid for stays February 1-March 31 and May 1-June 30).