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Coco De Mer

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Coco De Mer


Coco De Mer has been named after a palm tree, which is quite rare but tends to occur in the Seychelles archipelago.  Praslin Island is well known for its tropical Coco de Mer Palm trees.  The hotel spreads out over 200 acres bordering the Indian Ocean with its comfortable rooms, private location and pleasant atmosphere.

Coco de Mer is on the second largest of the 115 Seychelles Islands.  Mahe Island, which is nearby is the largest in terms of area and population.  Flights from Mahe Island take fifteen minutes or one can reach the resort by a forty- five minute ferry ride.  Coco de Mer sits on Anse Bois de Rose, one of the island’s beaches.

To be precise Praslin is 44 kilometers east of Mahe with a population of 6,500 people.  There are two districts on the island, the Baie Sainte Anne and Grand’ Anse.  A total area of the island is 38 square kilometers.  Historically the island was a hideaway for pirates and Arab merchants.  This was during the 1740s.  It has since become a tourist destination for people seeking luxury, tropical views, and serenity at places like Coco de Mer.

Rooms


Coco de Mer has 52 rooms: 22 standard rooms, 18 superior rooms, and 12 junior suites.  Each of the rooms is designed to offer the most space, comfort, and modern amenities available.  A few of the rooms are interconnecting for large parties.  Amenities include air conditioning, ceiling fan, IDD telephone, tea and coffee maker, satellite TV, mini bar, en- suite baths, and a balcony/ terrace.  Each room will have a view of the Indian Ocean.  Children are allowed in the standard and superior rooms if they are under 14.

Dining


There are two restaurants and two bars at Coco de Mer.  The Hibiscus Restaurant has full English Breakfasts, Creole and International Cuisine.  They also offer barbeques, themed buffets and table D’hote menus.  The Mango Terrace Bar and Grill has lunch and dinner, based on Creole dishes. The Coconut Bar is at the Coco de Mer Lounge.  The Black Parrot Bar is a private bar for the junior suite wing.  There are also in room dining options.

Activities


At Coco de Mer there is a small private section of Anse Bois de Rose Beach for guests.  Sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and water sports can all be part of one’s stay.  Depending on the winds surfing can also be an option.  The beach is white and perfectly sandy for an enjoyable day. 

Coco de Mer has two swimming pools that overlook the Indian Ocean and thus the beach.  The pools are fresh water, making it a different type of swimming enjoyment.  Guests are able to take nature walks or use the hotel’s bikes to traverse the island.  A pastime for many guests is bird watching on their nature excursions because of the Seychelles Bulbul and Seychelles Black Parrot.

Visitors may want to visit Vallee de Mai Nature Preserve as it has an abundance of Coco de Mer and vanilla orchids.  It was once considered Praslin’s own “Garden of Eden.”  Surrounding islands include La Digue, Cousin Island, Curieuse Island, and Aride Island.  A visitor may wish to gain a boat charter to visit the nearby islands or go deep sea fishing.

Mahe Island, at forty- five minutes away has one of Seychelles UNESCO World Heritage sites, and three marine national parks.  Picnicking at the national park while enjoying the solitude and underwater amazements can be very entertaining for guests.

Fast facts


Location: Coco de Mer is on Praslin Island, fifteen minutes by air from Mahe Island to the southeast.

General Facilities:
  • 2 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • In Room Dining
  • Beach
  • Pools (2)
  • Hammocks and Loungers
  • Non- motorized water sports
  • Library
  • Internet
  • Nature Trail
  • Chess
  • Shuttle
  • Gym
  • Tennis Courts

Room Facilities:
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling Fan
  • IDD Telephone
  • En- suite Baths
  • Tea/ Coffee Facilities
  • Balcony/ Terrace
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini Bar

Activities: Praslin Island presents plenty of recreational activities in the form of nature walks, bike rides, boating excursions, and water sports.  Guests of Coco de Mer can enjoy the two swimming pools, beach hammocks, and snorkeling of Anse Bois de Rose Beach a few steps from the villas.

Services:
  • Internet
  • Shuttle Service



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