Acajou Beach Resort

Situated on the breathtaking Cote d’Or Beach, Acajou has recently been refurbished and offering guests superior accommodation standards and reputed as one of the eco friendly hotel leaders in Seychelles. The stand-out feature of the Acajou Beach Resort, which was newly-renovated in 2014, is its stunning architecture. Surrounded by a beautiful tropical garden, the wooden villas of the hotel are built from South African mahogany directly onto a large section of the beautiful Cote d’Or beach. This wooden architecture also gives the hotel its name. There are also some new buildings, set up in a modern, bright style with white decoration that reflects the sand the Seychelles is famous for. Following the 2014 renovation, the hotel offers a greater variety of rooms, a brand new infinity pool, the Starfish pool bar, a restaurant, and a number of other small improvements and additions. Despite these changes, the hotel has, thankfully, managed to maintain its authentic Creole charm. The pool area, which also includes a children’s pool, is located just behind the beach, and offers a spectacular view of the ocean and the nearby islands of Chauve Souris, St. Pierre, as well as the Curieuse Marine Park, giving guests plenty to enjoy.

Guests have a choice between different room types for their Seychelles accommodation: Standard, Superior, and Deluxe rooms. There are also six rooms which are set up for self-catering, giving guests even more choice, and the Superior Family Rooms are even big enough for up to four guests to enjoy an unforgettable holiday. The hotel’s own Le Boucanier restaurant is located in the main building, and provides a space for guests to enjoy come the evening, where they can sample international cuisine without having to leave the hotel. This is also the place where the delicious breakfast is served. Several times each week, there is entertainment provided by local groups, something that shouldn’t be missed by anyone. The beach restaurant is also located right on the water, with a breathtaking view of the Cote d’Or beach.

The individual rooms of the Acajou Beach Resort are spread across six categories, and offer guests a spacious, comfortable space for their Seychelles holiday. Rustic wooden interiors add to the harmony of the property, and are both sustainably-sourced and aesthetically-pleasing, with a great degree of Creole charm, while the bright, white rooms also have their own charming features. The walls of the property are lined with paintings by locally-renowned artists, which adds to the beautiful atmosphere. In terms of modern facilities, the rooms offer air-conditioning with its own energy-management system, satellite TV, free WiFi, en suite bathroom with shower, WC and hair dryer, a minibar, a safe, and much more. And, as part of the hotel’s ongoing efforts to remain green, the recent renovation included the installation of a solar array, which powers the lights and the air-conditioning units of the hotel. The resort also has its own sewage treatment plant, where old water is recycled and used to water the plants in the garden.

Room Stock:

14x Standard Rooms with Garden View – Maximum 3 pax

16x Superior Rooms (two sets are interconnected) with
Garden & Sea Views – Maximum 3 pax
2x Superior Family Rooms offering 2 bedroms – Maximum 2
adults and 2 additional pax under 18 years of age
14x Deluxe Rooms on beachfront with sea views - Maximum
3 pax

4x One Bedroom Self-Catering Apartments – Maximum 2
pax and one infant (in baby cot)
2x Two Bedroom Self-Catering Apartments – Maximum 4
pax and 2 infants (1 baby cot in each room)

Room Amenities:

Air conditioning, Tea & Coffee making facilities, Mini Bar (stocked on request), Writing Desk, Bath tub available in Deluxe Rooms, Flat screen satellite TV, IDD Telephone, Hair dryer & Shaving Socket, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Digital Safe

Most inviting is the nearby Cote d’Or beach, which is almost always empty, regardless of the time of year. Here, it’s possible to find your own spot on the beach, either completely under shade or partially-shaded, allowing you to relax without staying in the sun too long. There are also a number of sun-loungers and parasols here. The beach slopes very gently into the ocean, and there is fine sand underfoot, making it a year-round possibility to swim here, something that doesn’t ring true for all of Praslin’s beaches.

A few things to do on Praslin:

Visit the Valle de Mai Nature Reserve, an ancient forest

Relax on the beautiful white sands of Anse Lazio beach

Look out for one of the world’s rarest birds, the Black Parrot

Glass bottom boat rides
Boat excursions to nearby islands

Beach picnics

All watersports including snorkeling, diving, SUP and more

Nature walks, bike rides