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Paradise Sun Seychelles

“Barefoot luxury right on one of the best beaches of Praslin, ideal for adventurous families”

Budget level: High-End
Country
Seychelles
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Hotel
Location
Praslin
Kids Min Age
All Ages

The Paradise Sun Seychelles oozes Creole warmth and offers island discovering, ocean and garden-fresh cuisine, endless jungle and underwater exploring as well as an all-natural spa, making the resort a place for family, romance, adventure or simply a wish-you-were-here dream island getaway.

Paradise Sun Seychelles is located at the quiet-end of a 2-km stretch of white coral-crushed sand bordered by granite boulders and is a collection of charming ocean facing French-Creole bungalows peeking out from tropical flowering gardens. The turquoise horizon is interrupted only by the postcard beauty of St Pierre Island and bobbing sail boats.

Paradise Sun offers just 26 beach bungalows, housing a total of 80 rooms, all settled in the tropical garden of the one Praslin’s best locations. Rooms all have their own private wide wooden deck and double sliding doors that open out onto wide panoramas of the gardens and the beach. Every room is just seconds from powder soft white sand and warm turquoise ocean.

The French-Creole inspired bungalows at this Praslin resort hotel happily marry charming details like wooden floors and shutters with wrought iron edged mirrors, cool ceramic tiles and exposed granite walls. High ceilings with fans and air-conditioning ensure degree-perfect comfort for afternoon naps or long uninterrupted sleep-in comfortable king- or queen-sized beds. Modern touches like free uncapped Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV are some of those nice-to-have home comforts in all accommodation options.

The design of the bungalows is in the classic French colonial inspired Creole style. High pitched roofs, large double doors and wide spacious verandas make the most of natural ventilation and make it easy to enjoy the outdoors with privacy. Every room blends into the gardens with colours that complement the palms and features that are inviting and charmingly ‘Seychelles’.

From breakfast poolside to lunch on the beach and dinner with the ocean lapping against St Pierre Beach Restaurant, cuisine at Paradise Sun is a menu of Creole-inspired, always-fresh, familiar-favourites and Seychelles flavours. From oven hot pizza to ocean fresh sashimi and jungle picked fruits to French style pastries, dining at this Praslin restaurant is a plate to remember.

Join for breakfast in the pool side open fronted dining room with fresh bread baked in-house, tropical fruits, waffles and eggs as-you-like-them, as well as Full English and Continental selections. Opt for something light or something to last you on your day-out and if you’re leaving early, let them know and they will deliver a selection of fruit, juice and cakes to your room the night before.

The Praslin Spa at Paradise Sun uses all natural, all organic ingredients gathered from the forests and bays of the Seychelles with massage and body conditioning techniques by Balinese-style trained therapists in a quiet corner of the tropical gardens. Harmonising ancient Chinese medicine philosophies with skilled therapists, the Paradise Sun Spa focuses on relaxation and rejuvenation helping to ease tension in muscles and mind.

I case you visiting the Seychelles with children you might be content with on a sun lounger and cocktail in hand, the kids, however, might need a little more stimulation…. In addition to a child-friendly pool, the Beach Clubhouse has snorkel masks, table tennis, volleyball and football for them to entertain themselves . The resort also plans a calendar of weekly kid’s activities such as:

  • Shell Creations: Perfect treasures to take home or make for mum. The entertainer will teach little ones about the shells they might find on the beaches around the island and help make something special from them. Perfect for little ones.
  • Coconut Demonstration: Learn how they grow, what they are used for and even how the Creole islanders use the palm fronds and leaves to weave everything from hats to baskets and brooms. And of course, taste fresh coconut from the tree. Great for all ages.
  • Cooking Demonstration: Discover a little more about local flavours and what makes Seychellois cuisine so special. Learn about our freshly picked ingredients, different fish types, the fruitful fruits of the islands and best of all, get to taste it. Good for big kids and adults.

Paradise Sun boats some of the best Seychelles snorkelling spots with visibility nearing 30-metres, an amazing fish variety, friendly turtles, curious rays and a water temperature averaging 29-degrees!

Praslin scuba diving is ideal for first time or experienced divers. The on-site dive partner, White Tip Divers, is not only the top-rated dive centre on Praslin and one of the best in the Seychelles, but they are also fully qualified and equipped for scuba diving group trips, private scuba dives, PADI certification and scuba introduction courses. They also offer guided snorkelling trips to the best dive spots in and around the Seychelles inner islands. As a guest of Paradise Sun, a complimentary Praslin scuba diving lesson in the pool awaits you!

The resort also offers fishing trips from light tackle to big game fishing, from half day family trips to full day private charter excursions, Praslin and the Seychelles is a dream fishing destination. The team at Paradise Sun can help you choose a Praslin fishing charter company and take care of any catch for ocean-fresh dinner that night. Bring them your catch and the kitchen team will prepare it as you like for you to enjoy the day of your fishing-excursion.

Water sports at Paradise Sun include canoe, kayak and stand up paddleboards (SUP). The resorts beach, Cote d’Or, is the perfect mix of shallow warm water and gentle waves for guests looking to see Praslin from a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board.

The resort is also the perfect base to explore Praslin:

  • Boat or Foot: Explore a little more of Praslin by boat or foot. Join the team for Praslin sunsets out to sea, or nature walks around the gardens.
  • Nature Walk: The nature walk is great for all ages and gives a fresh understanding of the plants in the gardens and the reserves around Paradise Sun. Learn how the Seychellois have made use of virtually every plant on the island for medicine, clothing, eating and more. Taste and smell the difference between cinnamon leaves and cinnamon bark, smell the stinky-cheese plant, see one of the only nutmeg trees on the island, learn how fruit bats open tough fruits and seeds as well as learn how island locals use plants to make a shoe, a hat, cure a cold or make dinner.
  • Sunset Cruise: Book ahead to join the free weekly sunset cruise. Take a trip out on the water as the sun disappears and the sky turns into shades of reds, pinks and orange. Appreciate the beauty of Praslin, stunning beaches like Anse Lazio and nearby islands like St Pierre from the ocean.

Take a break from sun-lounging and burn some calories as the perfect excuse for that extra cocktail or brownie at our afternoon coffee & cake serving. Join the team for beach volleyball, yoga, water polo or table tennis throughout the week!

Why we like it

  • Great location and one of the best beaches!
  • Fantastic snorkelling and best of class PADI dive operator.
  • Small intimate resort but with all the amenities and activities on offer.
  • Fresh and organic local produce for exquisite Creole cuisine.
  • All-natural spa focussed on relaxation and rejuvenation.
  • Great for exploring Praslin and surrounds with adventure activities and kids programs alike.

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