In the first quarter of 2011, Raffles Hotels & Resorts will open up its first ultra-luxury resort in Praslin Island, Seychelles. The 30-minute-drive from the airport to the resort is idyllic. The Raffles Praslin is located close to one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vallée de Mai. The serene landscape at Raffles Praslin is one of undulating slopes, dazzling ocean views and lush scenery.
To create an exclusive experience the villas are built on slopes which mean that each villa has its unique view of the lush greenery, the white sand beach, and the sparkling Indian Ocean. The Raffles Praslin resort will have 86 villas with one or two suite options. The whole experience is expected to be of tranquility and exclusivity. The stress is on privacy and calm. At the resort you can enjoy your space away from the crowd since each villa has its own plunge pool along with an outdoor sheltered pavilion fitted with a bar. The luxe suites also come with a barbeque grills to enjoy a private party. The residents can avail of the round the clock butler service.
You will be able to revive your tired muscles at the exclusive Raffles Spa which will have 13 treatment parlours set among natural rock formations to evoke the oneness with nature. You can regain your inner balance with special yoga sessions. For the female clientele there will be special manicure and pedicures as well as a bridal beauty salon.
In terms of dining residents can enjoy Mediterranean favorites, regional cuisine and traditional dishes from Creole cuisine. The Curieuse Restaurant at the resort will focus on exclusive sea foods and grills. You can get choicest of cognacs, whiskies, wine, classic cocktails and signature Raffles cocktails at The Rooftop lounge Takamaka Terrace. Besides that residents can try out creative outdoor dining experiences including family picnics atop boulders and sand banks, to romantic dinners at the beach, garden, aboard a yacht or in the villa.