Praslin, Seychelles – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazine
Raffles Hotels & Resorts celebrates its 125th anniversary with an entire year of celebrations from September 2012 onwards. Paying homage to the milestone, the youngest member of the Raffles family, Raffles Praslin Seychelles, has created an extraordinary five day VIP experience, inviting guests to spend 125 hours in paradise.
With a magical arrival on the island of Praslin by private plane and five nights in the Royal Panoramic Villa Suite, this is all-out indulgent stay is blissfully set atop the resort with mesmerizing views of the ocean and Curieuse Island, lush greenery for the utmost privacy, and the service of a legendary Raffles Butler, 24/7.
The journey begins with the total surrender to the gifted hands of Raffles Spa therapists, with 125 minutes in the Raffles Spa. Couples treatment, The Praslin Escape, is a full body experience using therapeutic pearl powder from the nearby pearl farm, perfect for slipping into the relaxed pace of Seychellois life.
The remainder of the journey is filled with unforgettable island experiences, including a ‘Praslin Sling’ to start, and shisha overlooking the Indian Ocean from rooftop Takamaka Terrace, a helicopter flight gliding over the archipelago for panoramic views of the surrounding islands and coral reefs, an excursion to UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Vallée de Mai to discover the endemic Coco de Mer, and listen for the Black Parrot, one of the world’s most rare birds, setting sail on a private luxury cruise with an onboard masseuse, champagne and sushi as the sun dips below the horizon, and a deep sea fishing trip – and your catch BBQ’d for lunch by the Chef on the beach of a neighboring island. Guests can meet the giant tortoises on Curieuse Island, go snorkeling to discover life under the sea, or relax on Anse Lazio, voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. There is the option of a sunrise Pilates session on the beach to welcome the day and a Caviar Luxe Luminescence facial at the award-winning Raffles Spa to restore radiance and lift the skin with protein-rich caviar, powerful antioxidant and a unique marine matrix. For meals, there is in-villa champagne breakfast, candle-lit dinner on the beach, Creole dinner and the freshest seafood. Finally, a candle-lit bath to while away the final evening
125 Hours at Raffles Praslin Seychelles is priced at $16,220 per couple and is available to book until December 31, 2013.