– Enchanting Christmas and dazzling New Year festivities in paradise

– Festive offers with complimentary nights


(October 2013) – Raffles Praslin, Seychelles offers an array of festive celebration to enjoy Christmas and New Year in stunning surroundings, with the warm Seychellois atmosphere and laid-back luxury.


For the Christmas holidays, guests can enjoy pristine beaches, azure oceans, round-the-clock Raffles butler service, and they can even decorate their own Christmas tree in their private pool villa, just like home! The festive celebrations kick off on December 21st with a traditional Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the resort’s panoramic rooftop lounge. Guests will experience a dazzling reception as the sun sets, the Christmas tree illuminates and carols resonate. On Christmas Eve, Losean restaurant will feature a festive buffet for the whole family and Curieuse Restaurant will offer a delectable seven-course menu in charming surroundings. On December 25th, guests will be treated to a sumptuous Champagne brunch and an extraordinary arrival of Santa Claus at the resort beachfront!


The first Seychellois Christmas Market by Raffles will take place from December 21st to January 7th with an array of local products and culinary delicacies on offer. An enchanting environment with Christmas huts, where the entire family can feel the joy and festive spirit in the tropical paradise. The Sugar Palm Kids Club welcomes children daily, and on Christmas day the young ones can meet Santa Claus and enjoy entertainment with treasure hunts, Christmas goodies, face painting, and much more…


New Year festivities will showcase international celebrations from around the world, and each hour guests can experience the excitement of the countdown from various countries on giant screen. The New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner will feature a lavish festive buffet, with culinary specialties from Raffles hotels around the world and a live band performing. Guests will then unwind at the “En Vogue Gold Party”, a glamorous party at the rooftop lounge, and welcome the New Year with fireworks display. Guests will be invited to wear gold outfits, indulge with golden Champagne cocktails, and party all night long with the resident DJ. The young ones can also get their own party time at the “kids disco” set at the kids club.


On the January 1st, Raffles Praslin offers an exclusive experience with a sunrise luxury Champagne breakfast at the nearby Zimbabwe mountain, to watch the first sunrise of 2014, overlooking one of the most beautiful beaches around the world. Through the day, guests can also delight with a New Year Brunch including fresh seafood and lobster, and unwind with lounge music in an island chic atmosphere.


During the entire festive season, the award-winning Raffles Spa will offer themed treatments such as “Christmas Glow” for lustrous skin, or “New Year Organic Detox” using organic products from Seychelles to revitalize and cleanse the skin. Raffles Praslin, Seychelles has a festive treat for everyone, and promises memorable celebrations in glorious surroundings.

Stay at Raffles Praslin, Seychelles with 2 special offers for the festive season.

  • Family Christmas in Seychelles – Stay 5 Pay 4:

Villa with private plunge pool, daily breakfast, return airport/jetty transfers, complimentary Christmas tree, Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner, picnic and excursion to Anse Lazio, complimentary water sports and access to the Sugar Palm Kids Club. From USD $1,800 per night for 2 adults and 2 children, with the 5th night complimentary, valid from December 20th to 29th, 2013 (mandatory stay on December 24th, 2013).


  • New Year in Paradise – Stay 7 Pay 5:

Villa with private plunge pool, daily breakfast, New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner,

“En Vogue Gold Party”, New Year Celebration Couple’s Spa Treatment (3 hours), and a bottle of Champagne. From USD $1,930 per night for 2 adults, with the 6th and 7th night complimentary, valid from December 22nd, 2013 to January 7th, 2014 (mandatory stay on December 31st 2013).


For Reservations & Information : Tel +248 429 6780/6000

Email: bookus.praslin@raffles.com – www.raffles.com/praslin

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Rates are subject to 15% VAT and 10% service charge.




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 sunset cruise aperitif to fishing excursion with the Chef and private island barbecue. The resort boasts the first signature Raffles branded spa, themed around the jewel-of-the-sea, the pearl, symbolizing 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 service, thoughtful and graceful assistance around-the-clock, ensuring the delivery of Raffles’ hallmark style of emotional luxury. 

Recent Awards & Accolades:

v  Seychelles’ Leading Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2012 and 2013

v  Forbes Travel Guide’s top 10 beach resorts around the world 2012

v  Condé Nast Traveller Hot List 2012 – Best New Hotels and Best World Spas

v  Conde Nast Johansens Luxury Spa Guide recommended for 2012 and 2013

v  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 ten luxurious properties, from secluded resorts to city hotels in key locations around the world:  in Singapore, Cambodia, the Philippines, China, 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 Istanbul and Indonesia scheduled over the next year.  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.www.raffles.com


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For More Information, please contact:

Marilyne Morin

Marketing & Communication Manager, Raffles Praslin Seychelles

Email : Marilyne.Morin@raffles.com


Hadley Schroll

Manager, Public Relations & Marketing Communications, US
212.715.7066 | Hadley.Schroll@raffles.com


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