Raffles Praslin Seychelles invites guests to experience a new level of wellness indulgence on the idyllic isle of Praslin in the Indian Ocean

April 2013 – Recognised as one of the world’s Best New Hotels on the 2012 Conde Nast Traveller ‘Hot List’, Raffles Praslin Seychelles is the first purpose-built Raffles Resort in the world and home to the first Raffles Signature Spa. Starting in Spring 2013, this spectacular 30-acre property is introducing tailor-made ‘Body & Soul Journeys’ for guests looking to experience a transformative personalised wellness programme combining spa treatments, fitness activities and spiritual rejuvenation.

The ‘Body & Soul Journey’ at Raffles Praslin includes a four-night/five-day luxury stay in a Villa with private pool with daily breakfast for two; a customised wellness itinerary involving daily spa, fitness and wellness treatments; daily spa turndown with drawn bath in the Villa, plus a home care spa regimen. It also includes an excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai, and kayaking, snorkelling and biking activities around the resort.

Guests arrive at Raffles Praslin ‘James Bond style’ on the Sunseeker Quantum of Solace speedboat or by 15-minute helicopter transfer from Mahe and check into their deluxe Villa with Private Pool. After enjoying a welcome wellness drink and one-on-one spa consultation, a personalised programme will be custom designed to cater to each guest’s individual needs and wellness goals. The programme can be as active or relaxing as desired.

Raffles Praslin Seychelles Spa

Guests can relax and rejuvenate with daily spa treatments at Raffles Spa, set amongst natural granite rock formations above the ocean waves. Inspired by the famous Black Pearls from the island of Praslin, localised spa treatments use therapeutic grade pearl powder renowned for calming the spirit, stabilising emotions and rejuvenating the complexion. Another unique treatment is the Seashell Therapy, which uses smooth heated seashells for an invigorating massage. Fitness itineraries can include rise-and-shine jogs, morning beach stretches, group fitness classes, sunset yoga or Pilates sessions on the beach.

Raffles Praslin Seychelles Movement Pavilion

In addition to exercise and spa treatments, the ‘Body & Soul Journey’ embraces the philosophy of living well through delicious healthy cuisine, connecting to nature and enjoying some well-deserved rest. Guests can indulge in gourmet spa meals, with calorie and nutrition information included on the menu. Also on offer is a wide variety of excursions and nature trails, including a trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Vallée de Mai, home to the intriguingly shaped Coco de Mer palms, and hiking on Curieuse Island, rich in history and unique flora and fauna species.

In true Raffles style, guests can wind down from their day with a sumptuous evening bath drawn and prepared by their personalised butler in the luxury of the Villa, which features a private plunge pool and spectacular Indian Ocean panoramas.

Whether in need of a detox, a healthier lifestyle plan, getting fit for work, or simply some relaxation, the ‘Body & Soul Journey’ at Raffles Praslin Seychelles will leave each guest feeling fully transformed, and with a personal prescription to continue their journey at home.

The package is priced from EUR 895 per night for two adults, with a minimum four-night stay. Rates are subject to 15% VAT and 10% service charge, and terms and conditions apply. For reservations and enquiries, please ring +248 429 6780/6791/6000 or email: bookus.praslin@raffles.com

Raffles Praslin Seychelles Curieuse Restaurant

ABOUT RAFFLES PRASLIN SEYCHELLES: The Raffles Praslin Seychelles is an all-villa resort spread over 30 acres of land on the magical island of Praslin, in the Seychelles archipelago. Praslin is famous for its stunning beaches, crystal clear waters and the Vallée de Mai UNESCO World Heritage Site. The resort features 86 spacious pool villas, a selection of superb restaurants and a dramatic rooftop lounge. It also offers exclusive tailor-made experiences from a sunset cruise aperitif to fishing excursions with the Chef and a private island barbecue. The resort boasts the first signature Raffles branded spa, themed around the jewel-of-the-sea, the pearl, symbolising the wellness philosophy of transformation. It features 13 spa treatment pavilions, all with outstanding views across the water. The service at Raffles Praslin Seychelles is second to none. Raffles Butlers, adept in various languages, offer welcoming and thoughtful assistance around-the-clock, ensuring the delivery of Raffles’ hallmark style of emotional luxury.

Recent Awards & Accolades:

  • Seychelles Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2012
  • Forbes Travel Guide’s top 10 beach resorts around the world 2012
  • Condé Nast Traveller Hot List 2012 – Best New Hotels and Best World Spas
  • Conde Nast Johansens Luxury Spa Guide recommended for 2012
  • Best Spa Hotel Seychelles at the International Hotel Awards 2011 and 2012

ABOUT RAFFLES HOTELS & RESORTS: Raffles Hotels & Resorts is an award-winning, luxury international hotel company with a history dating back to 1887 with the opening of Raffles Hotel, Singapore.  The portfolio currently comprises nine luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to chic hotels in key locations around the world:  in Singapore, Cambodia, China, the Philippines, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles and Paris, each one is an oasis of calm and charm.  The company is embarking on a new phase of expansion, with openings in Indonesia, Istanbul and China.  With a compelling mix of cultures and styles, every hotel in the Raffles family has its own individual personality, with its own story to tell and its own sense of place.   However, each one is proud to draw on the timeless essence of Raffles – to deliver thoughtful, personal and discreet service to well-travelled guests.


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