If you're looking for somewhere beachy, far flung and luxurious, jet set to Raffles Seychelles. As far as we're concerned, this is the only way to experience this exotic, secluded island of the Indian Ocean.

Seychelles has all the quintessential attractions of a tropical island setting: relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, golfing (with a view) or even island hopping to spot 260 lb. tortoises that rival those of the Galápagos.

Of the 115 islands that make up Seychelles, Praslin was once thought to be the Garden of Eden. The beaches are white, the hills are lush and green, and the ocean is about as opal as you can imagine. It features natural wonders including Anse Lazio (rated one of the best beaches in the world) and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Vallée de Mai in a pretty much perfect warm, tropical year-round microclimate of its own.

From your flight into Mahé International Airport, you can transfer to Praslin via a scenic 15-minute plane ride or private helicopter ride. For instant immersion, you can hop on the leisurely catamaran ferry and you'll see the award-winning* Raffles Seychelles come into view in just under an hour. Given the scenery, you'll appreciate that all eighty-six villas of the resort feature their own private plunge pool and outdoor pavilion. Raffles Spa, located a few steps from the coastline of Anse Takamaka, also offers ocean views from its treatment pavilions.

If you've been thinking about what you're going to eat at Raffles Seychilles (we always are), you have the best of Seychellois culture and cuisine at your fingertips. Seafood plays a prominent role in the dishes of this area, so get ready for fresh Indian Ocean catches infused with regional ingredients and a hint of inspiration from around the world under the vision of Executive Chef Chris Meredith. After dinner, head to the rooftop terrace for shisha under the stars.

If you're going to book this luxury Praslin resort, do it through a Cadence travel specialist to get instant access to exclusive Virtuoso amenities including an upgrade and early check-in (when available), free breakfast for two each day, and a $100 credit to use on food, drinks or spa treatments. Also, 4 night (or longer) stays through December 23, 2017 will be 15% off, exclusively through us.

*This luxury hotel has been included in Forbes Travel Guide’s Top 10 Beach Resorts around the World and Condé Nast Readers’ Choice - Best Hotels in the Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean, as well as winning World’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort at the World Travel Awards. Raffles Seychelles has also been awarded TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence every year from 2012 to 2015.



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