Just a short plane ride, about 15 minutes, (or boat trip, but the water can be pretty bumpy) from the main island Mahé is the Island of Praslin.
Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles, about 30 miles northeast of Mahé. Praslin boasts one of the best beaches in the world, Anse Lazio. Unfortunately the weather was not kind to me on the day I visited, but I could still see the beauty of the place.
|Ready to board|
Upon arrival on the island, we were met by our driver, who took us to Raffles Resort - Praslin, Seychelles which was nothing short of incredible.
Although there are eighty-six villas in the resort, you wouldn't know it. The villas were not overlooked by one another, and were carefully sculpted into the hills surrounding the sublime white beach.
|Beds in the Villa|
|Bath with a view|
|Private Pool in my Villa|
|Private sunbathing area|
Seychelles point of difference to other Islands of Paradise in that there is a much greater emphasis on conservation, as such there are opportunities to snorkel with the wildlife, see the giant turtles and explore the rainforest first hand.
My villa was immaculate, with every detail thought of, including fresh fruit in the room upon my arrival and a delicious cocktail. What made this stay that little bit more special was that I could truly unwind and relax in completely peace. Although the resort boasts beautiful pools and beaches, my villa had its own private pool overlooking the beach as well as a private deck where I could relax with a good book and soak up the sunshine. Even the bath tub was out of this world, with views to die for.
The villas also cater for lovers of technology, with an array of features including 42 inch plasma television, electric safe, plug-and-play for MP3, and bedside lighting control and service panel. For the art lover, there is an easel and sketch pad in the room so you can draw the beautiful views.
Raffles has also won Best Spa Hotel Seychelles at the International Hotel Awards in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
5 star perfection!