Acajou Beach Resort
Acajou Beach Resort is a place of balance, built with nature in mind – not where nature used to be. Stay Green, Stay Acajou Beach Resort.
During a stay with us, you’ll experience comfortable rooms with elegant décor, exquisitely authentic cuisine, and a location on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, with colours and contrasts that no postcard can match. From there, you’ll discover unique species found nowhere else, and the UNESCO world heritage site famed for being the original Garden of Eden: the Vallée de Mai.
But what you’ll take away may be something else: a touch of satisfaction… for choosing an establishment committed to its environment. A feeling of belonging… to nature itself, and the responsibility that goes with protecting it.
And hopefully, a sense of balance… the kind that may only come from the very place where, some say, life first began.
Our 14 Standard rooms are located on the ground floor of our two central residence blocks, each with a private veranda immersed in our tropical garden.
Located on the upper floor, the 16 Superior Rooms share the same cozy earth-tones of the Standard rooms, but offer more space and additionally partial views out to the sea and garden from the private balcony.
The 2 new Family Rooms, each with an additional bedroom, can suit a variety of different family units – ideal for those seeking suitable group accommodation of up to 4, without having to book multiple separate rooms.
Our 14 Deluxe rooms combine size and space with a refreshing ocean motif to match their beachfront location. Spacious verandas offer views across Cote D’Or and the Curieuse Marine National Park. Guests can take in the entire panorama of Praslin’s northern coast including the islets of Chauve Souris and St Pierre, as well as the Curieuse Marine National Park. Room tip: Take extra advantage of the stunning view, by requesting a special romantic dinner for two on the spacious balcony or veranda in your Deluxe room.
SELF CATERING APARTMENT
Six self-catering apartments provide a home-away-from-home in both one and two-bedroom varieties, each with kitchen facilities and separated bedroom(s) and lounge. Our apartments are located near the entrance of the hotel, with convenient road access and proximity to the nearby shops in Cote D’Or village. Guests residing in the apartments may take advantage of all hotel facilities and discounted rates for bed-and-breakfast or half-board meal plans at the main restaurant.
One-Bedroom Apartment: 4
Two-Bedroom Apartment: 2
Services & Amenities
All rooms are equipped with the following:
- Flat screen television (local TV and a selection of international cable channels).
- Writing Desk.
- Complimentary Internet.
- IDD Telephone.
- Veranda with loungers.
- Complimentary tea & coffee making facilities.
- Room Service available from 8am to 9.30pm (last order).
- Mini-bar (stocked on request).
Let our helpful staff organise any number of activities for you to discover as much of the islands as possible. Whether you wish to dive or snorkel; rent a car or bicycle to explore on your own; or book a guided tour or boat excursion, our concierge can point you in the right direction, and even make a booking for you on the spot.
Contact Reception from 7am to 11pm for our concierge services.
Free Wi-Fi Internet Connection
Available in the guest rooms and throughout the hotel grounds, including the lobby and pool area.
Available at Reception from 7am to 10pm.
Please allow 48 hours. Charged at additional cost.
On request at least 24 hours in advance, charged at an hourly fee.
Late Checkout, Day Use Facilities and Left-Luggage
Late checkout at extra charge may be possible depending on hotel occupancy. Guests checking out at the normal time of 10.00am, but who may not be departing the island until later in the day, are welcome to the public facilities of the hotel. There is also a shower/changing room and computer terminals with internet connection available. Storage of luggage can be arranged at Reception.
Cuisine & Dining
STARFISH BAR AND RESTAURANT
The spot on Praslin’s Cote D’Or beach for casual, affordable dining in an exclusive atmosphere, Acajou’s Starfish Bar & Restaurant is open daily for both in-house residents and outsiders alike. The menu at Starfish combines a delightful selection of international bistro classics, including snacks, salads and sandwiches, as well as traditional Creole specialities of fresh grilled fish and a variety of curries, among them our renowned signature dish of octopus curry with coconut milk. Join us at the bar to cool off from the island heat, with always-cold soft drinks and beers, or refreshing cocktails made with fresh fruit picked on-site at the hotel.
Open daily from 10.00 to 18.00
Lunch menu served from 12.00 to 15.00
Just like the veranda of a traditional plantation house, Les Boucaniers offers an intimate dining atmosphere immersed in Creole flair and rustic beauty. With its concept of French-style cooking using ingredients and flavours of the Indian Ocean rim, Les Boucaniers echoes the islands’ history as a crossroads for explorers, pirates and traders from a variety of cultures, each imparting their own influence on the islands. The restaurant hence takes its name from the rock formations in the sea that lie directly in front of Acajou Beach Resort, which were coined “The Buccaneers” or Les Boucaniers in French, in recognition of this fascinating history and the ambience we’ve strived to create. Les Boucaniers is housed in Acajou Beach Resort’s main concourse, serving a full American buffet breakfast every morning, and dinner service every evening. The restaurant is closed for lunch. See Starfish Bar & Restaurant for lunch options at Acajou Beach Resort. Room service is also available.
Open daily for breakfast from 07.30 to 10.00
Open daily for dinner from 19.30 to 21.30
CHAPO! BAR AND LOUNGE
Whether for afternoon tea or an evening aperitif, Chapo! Bar & Lounge serves up intimate island ambience for travellers from around the world to share company, conversation…and occasionally their hats. Adjacent to the reception in the main concourse, Chapo! Bar & Lounge is open all day, and often serves as the evening meeting spot to unwind with an aperitif before dinner. The bar was well known for the Creole-style hats that adorned the wall above the bar, and that tradition continues today, with hats from around the world on display. The venue also hosts live music several times a week.
OCCASIONS AND ROOM SERVICE
Fancy something completely different? Our team can arrange a number of different private dining options for that special occasion.
Special Dining Occasions
Whether it’s a candle-lit dinner by our soothing garden fountain, a romantic picnic or table setting on the beach, or simply having a special breakfast brought in for you to enjoy in the privacy of your room’s veranda, we’d be delighted to help you add that extra touch to a unique dining experience. Additional charges may apply.
Room Service is available from 8.00 to 21.30 (last order). Room Service carries an extra charge.
Acajou Beach Resort Activities
With one of the best beaches in Seychelles as our front yard, an amazing infinity pool and on-site massage suite, you may find little motivation to leave the hotel grounds.
Beachside & Poolside
Soak in our stunning beachfront location in total comfort: sun loungers and umbrellas are reserved for guests on our pool deck and on the beach itself, with towel service provided as well. Whether you’re taking a dip or a bit of sun, ask our bar staff to whip up a refreshing cocktail to be served poolside, or at your spot in the sand.
Massage & Gym
The fully air-conditioned gym offers cardio and multi-exercise weight-training equipment. For those guests in need of a little restoration, treatments can be booked with a qualified therapist in our relaxing massage room.
The gym is open from 7am to 11pm
Choose from a selection of unique gifts and souvenirs as well as functional items like hats, shirts and sunscreen. Show off your eco-credentials by purchasing one of our Acajou-branded goods, for which a portion of the proceeds will go toward Acajou’s environmental activities.
Open from 7am to 11pm
Enjoy the sounds of local artists and entertainers several times a week during dinner at our main restaurant.
Praslin is surrounded by a handful of smaller isles, and the Acajou Beach Resort is the ideal location to explore them all from. Each island offers something unique for a visitor to discover, be it rare species found in protected island reserves, beautifully remote beaches in hidden coves only accessible by boat, or diving and snorkelling sites teeming with marine life.
“We had booked one of the villas as the agency recommended and were thrilled. The villas are very quiet, each with its own swimming pool, and are beautifully designed. A piece of heaven in a heavenly place! The hotel has also several nice beaches that can be accessed to, so we went back and forth between the villa and the beach, enjoying every bit of it. The hotel is very well maintained, clean, with a very good service quality. There are several restaurants to choose from and they are all good, so we ate all the time at the hotel. Around you can have some activities (boat, Island tour…) and near the hotel there is a beautiful waterfall to see (though you need to be accompanied to access). It has been a marvelous family trip and this hotel took greatly part in it.” –ToscaElio
“My husband, son & I spent 4 days & 3 wonderful nights at Praslin’s beautiful Acajou. We were very fortunate to stay in a wonderful beachfront ground floor villa with the most breathtaking views. We were treated like treasured guests & felt truly relaxed at all times. The food was sublime, such fresh high quality ingredients are not always readily available on Praslin so we were delighted and looked forward to every meal. The staff were genuinely seeking ways to make your stay more enjoyable by ensuring great care and attention at all times. The accommodation is situated on a beautiful white sand beach with free sun beds and showers to freshen up before a dip in the cool refreshing & uncrowded pool! A must for families and those seeking a safe, tranquil haven to relax!” –MaxandRob
“We spent 5 nights here and can thoroughly recommend it. We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived and throughout our stay staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was large, comfortable, well air-conditioned and private. The hotel’s location was truly excellent, only a 10 min walk along the beach to the shops and on one of the main bus routes around the island. The food was plentiful, varied and delicious. A lovely hotel in a great location!” –Lucy T