Praslin Hotels

Praslin Island is the second-largest in the Seychelles after Mahe, and it is also one of the more developed islands in the archipelago. That doesn't mean that it's overdeveloped, however, but the Praslin accommodation choices do offer a pretty complete variety. There are some guesthouse and hostel options for those interested in cheap Praslin lodging, and all in all, there are choices to fit a range of budgets. Many visitors to Praslin Island choose to stay in one of the upscale resorts, which are a bit pricy, but there are also some good mid-priced Praslin hotels if you want a nice experience but are looking to spend a bit less. Should you be headed to Praslin Island in the near future, you might appreciate the following recommendations for Praslin hotels, which if nothing else, should give you an idea of the kinds of choices you can expect.

Found next to the Praslin airport, and close to a discotheque, a bus station, and some local shops, the Le Relax Beach Resort is a good Praslin accommodation choice for those who want to save money on their Seychelles lodging. The rooms here, of which there are only ten, are pretty simple, though they are quite comfortable and amenity-laden considering the low price. Each room features a private, ensuite bathroom, color TV with in-house movies, A/C units with remote controls, ceiling fans, a small safe, and a hair dryer. 24-hour hot/cold water is available, and guests can request a mini-bar or a baby cot if they so desire. For a small fee, in-room dining can be enjoyed, and the restaurant here serves up some good Indo-Seychellois fare. There is a bar on-site, and the friendly staff here can help you plan a list of fun things to do, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, or fishing. Should the Le Relax Beach Resort in Praslin interest you, you might also consider the sister property on Mahe Island if you are in need of Mahe hotels.

The Paradise Sun Resort is an excellent value among the Praslin hotels, offering enough in the way of luxury to make you wonder if you shouldn't be paying a bit more. Found next to Cote d'or Beach, where some of the best Praslin hotels are located, you'll enjoy a variety of watersports opportunities when staying here, and on Wednesday nights, the hotel offers a complimentary sunset cruise. There is a nice beach bar here where complimentary snacks and refreshments are offered in the afternoon. At night, the bar gets more lively, and the nearby casino offers some more nightlife excitement. Some guests might prefer to relax on the hotel deck with a drink in hand after a fun day on Praslin Island. There aren't televisions in the rooms, but otherwise, they are all comfortable and well-decorated. You can choose to stay in one of the standard rooms, or opt for the larger deluxe rooms, all of which feature ceiling fans, A/C, complimentary bathing products, in-room safes, telephones, coffee/tea making facilities, and hair dryers. Cots can be "rented" free of charge, and rates include some meals, which is typical of many Seychelles hotels. There's more to cover here, but suffice it to say that the Paradise Sun is certainly worth including on your list of possible Praslin hotels.

As great as the Praslin resorts can be, the smaller Le Duc de Praslin Hotel is worth looking into if your budget allows for more luxurious Praslin hotels. Re-opening on July 1, 2008, the Le Duc de Praslin has undergone recent renovations that will only help it to seal its place among the best small hotels in the Seychelles. 23 spacious rooms are on offer here, and among them are 5 suites that are ideal for honeymooners and families. All of the rooms and suites offer new ensuite bathrooms, satellite cable TV, A/C, ceiling fans, wireless internet access, mini-bars, safes, and more. As if the original restaurant here wasn't good enough, there are now two, with one set right on the beach. There is a small, yet alluring beach spa for relaxing and rejuvenating treatments, and after hiking through the Vallee de Mai, perhaps, the poolside Jacuzzi should prove ideal for tired muscles. Also on-site here is one of the most renowned gardens in all of Praslin. Among the garden highlights are the varieties of Orchids, of which there are more than 100, and the resident giant tortoises, of which there are half a dozen. All kinds of fun excursions can be planned with the help of the hotel staff, which is known for its excellence. You might visit the aforementioned Vallee de Mai, or perhaps enjoy a day of fishing or scuba diving.

Though it might not fit into everyone's budget, the Constance Lemuria Resort is certainly among the top Praslin resorts, especially if you like golf. There are three championship golf courses that guests at the resort can play for free, and the views are simply breathtaking. The resort's restaurants are also noted for their excellence, so dining won't be much of a concern, and families will find the Lemuria Resort to be one of the more family-friendly Praslin resorts. The "Turtle Club" is a kids club that offers all kinds of fun diversions for those ages 4-12. Spa treatments might be just what your after once you see the immaculate spa here, and when it comes to the accommodations, you'd be hard-pressed to find much better among the Praslin lodging choices. There are 96 suites and 9 villas at the Constance Lemuria Resort, and all exude elegance. Standard amenities here include spacious, modern bathrooms, A/C, ceiling fans, luxurious bedding, satellite cable TV, CD and DVD players, coffee/tea makers, telephones, sea views, and private terraces. Bump up to one of the villas, and you'll get even more, including a private pool. Like all the top Praslin accommodation choices, the Lemuria Resort offers an array of activities for guests to arrange and enjoy, from boating to tennis.

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