Luxury Seychelles villas – Private. Pristine. Praslin Living life at its best
The Seychelles is to the discerning traveller synonymous with the world’s most beautiful islands and beaches. A best-kept secret, the Seychelles ranks amongst the purest destinations anywhere in the world. Now it is home to the legendary Raffles, surrounded by pristine beaches and framed by primeval forests and brilliantly clear ocean waters. Raffles is located on the northeast tip of Praslin island, very near the fabled, Vallée De Mai.
Now, for the first time on Praslin, Raffles ultra luxury resort brings just 14 extraordinary private villas available to own freehold with breathtaking views-Raffles Estates. This residential paradise will consist of individual free-standing three, four and five bedroom estate villas on secluded lots adjacent to the Raffles Resort. In line with the Raffles philosophy of creating celebrated sanctuaries, the architecture will reflect chic resort style assimilated with convenient features to capture the island breezes and encourage alfresco living. The Seychelles property is designed to maximize the stunning views of the Indian Ocean with large windows and expansive verandas, these generously apportioned villas offer a great potential for an unsurpassed lifestyle.
With 500 metres of direct beachfront land, Spa and leisure facilities, restaurants and only 15 minutes drive from Praslin airport, this unique resort will surely be a sought after destination – private, relaxing, close to nature and offering the gracious & legendary service for which Raffles is renowned and admired.
Why Raffles Praslin Seychelles
- Limited supply of only 14 estate villas should have a positive impact in terms of occupancy and capital growth
- Exceptional estate homes
- Phenomenal location with superlative views of the Indian Ocean and the Marine Park
- Each estate features more than 1,700m² of landscaped gardens ensuring total privacy
- Situated on 500 meters of stunning beachfront
- Fantastic amenities such as Raffles Spa, restaurants & kids club
- Development on the pristine island of Praslin is highly restrictive
- Praslin Island is home to one of two UNESCO World Heritage sites in Seychelles; The Vallée de Mai
- Praslin Island is home to two of the world’s top 10 beaches (as stated by CondeNast, Forbes.com amongst many others)
- A year-round destination, as Praslin is sheltered from wind and waves by Couriese Island and the Couriese Marine park
- The Raffles brand guarantees the highest levels of service and quality of design along with the fact that the resort will be well managed
- Pricing is extremely competitive compared to other five star branded, beachfront real estate in the Seychelles
- Freehold ownership & residency eligibility
The Seychelles villa estates will be tucked away in a private enclave where the terrain ranges from approximately, 30m to 50m in elevation. This perfectly positions each Raffle Estate for maximum seclusion and fantastic views of the Indian Ocean.
All Raffles Estates villas offer a private microcosm of paradise, marked by generous outdoor space and private pools, tended to by the discreet Raffles staff. The architecture at Raffles Praslin assimilates the practical features of the island’s alfresco lifestyle into stylish resort chic. Exclusive use of wood and natural materials, complemented by Creole/Seychelles influences in calm, soothing colours create a pleasing balance to the eye.
From the 14 extraordinary luxury villas available, there will be a choice of spacious 3, 4 and 5 bedroom plans, each sitting on generous & private plots. Each is designed to maximize the stunning views of the Indian Ocean with large windows and expansive verandas. Inside, abundant natural light bathes the wood floors and practical design features helping to capture the gentle island breezes.
The villas will come fully-furnished and are designed to offer a “home away from home” experience with the trusted and added benefit of the intuitive Residential Team to anticipate your every need. Thoughtful extras such as sculptural floral arrangements, fresh fruits, your preferred groceries, a personal butler and a wonderful atmosphere for children are all available for the few and privileged owners.
Raffles Ambassador Club
As a distinguished owner of a Raffles Estates home, you will be automatically admitted to Raffles top tier and most exclusive membership clubs, the Ambassadors Programme. With only 2,000 members worldwide, this normally “invitation only” club, will entitle you to a host of select services in any Raffles & Fairmont hotels and resorts worldwide. Full membership benefits are available upon request.
With distant neighbours such as Zanzibar to the west, Mauritius and Reunion to the south, Cosmoros and Mayotte to the southwest and the Maldives to the northeast, Seychelles keeps company with some of the most beautiful islands in the world.
A private paradise, Praslin is the second largest island in the 115 island archipelago of Seychelles, in the middle of the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. It is the ultimate in tranquillity and unspoiled, natural beauty, containing one of the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Seychelles - The Vallée de Mai, a primeval forest once considered the original Garden of Eden
Whether you come to dive among the more than 800 species of fish in the island waters, including the docile but largest fish in the world, the Whale Shark, marvel at flocks of colourful birds flitting among rare jungle trees or soak up the equatorial sun on silver sands, Praslin will impress as being just about as close to paradise as it is possible to get on earth.
Praslin Island is also home to two of the world’s top 10 beaches, Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette, a short journey from Raffles.
Major airlines travelling to the Seychelles include Air France, British Airways and Kenya Airways along with Emirates and Qatar Airlines. Other flights originate and connect from Australia via Singapore, from Africa and Mauritius. The main airport (Seychelles International) is located at Mahe Island. From there, a short 15 minute flight takes you to Iles de Palmes Airport on Praslin, where an air conditioned SUV whisks you to Raffles in minutes.
The legendary Raffles experience embraces a century of luxury and prestige. It has been referred to as “more legend than hotel,” providing the most inspiring and memorable experiences travel can offer. Over the years, Raffles’ relentless pursuit of service excellence has earned a legion of international accolades, including Condé Nast Traveller’s “World’s Best Places to Stay” and Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best Awards.”
Privacy will always be a reigning trait of your Raffles estate, though it will be within strolling distance of Raffles Resort Praslin, a 90 room boutique hotel. Stretched across 500 metres of beachfront land, you will have a multitude of amenities within easy reach, including:
- Raffles Spa
- Fitness Centre with on-site gym instructor
- Beach Clubs with snorkel equipment available
- Four restaurants and bars including a “kitchen theatre” style main dining room and beachfront seafood dining
- Cigar lounge
- Sugar Palm Kids Club with plasma tv’s and PS3’s & X-Box’s
- 2 conjoined Infinity-Edge Swimming Pools, believed to be the largest in sub-saharan Africa
- 24-Hour Concierge
- On-Site Property Management
- VIP airport arrival in Mahe and transportation
- Golf cart transportation within the resort
- Customized provisions supplied to Raffles Estates owners (e.g. stocking the fridge, grocery shopping)
The developer has also retained Paris based consultants Ginger Environment to protect and highlight the natural flora and fauna and indigenous terrain.
Aside from its rare and breathtaking natural splendour, Praslin has many other attractions. It is the only island in the Seychelles with a championship golf course at Lémuria Resort. The 18-hole par 70 course, designed by the famous architect Rodney Wright, is rated among the 50 best in the world and one of the 10 most beautiful.
A full rental and management programme will be available to Raffles Praslin owners where owners can benefit from the strong investment potential of hotel guests occupancy in their residential villas.
Raffles Resort & Hotel is now open to guests.
All residential estates are full, Freehold ownership.