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- Easy-going family-friendly facilities with spa, kid’s club, and sports
- Attractive oceanfront guest rooms with all the comforts of home
- Access to scuba diving, snorkelling, and other ocean adventures
- Activities from cooking classes and rum tasting to island hopping and golf
Whether you’re hoping to relax and unwind or dive into all of Praslin’s adventurous outdoor pursuits, Paradise Sun promises the trip of a lifetime. This sprawling resort is perfectly situated between lush jungle and sparkling white sand, overlooking beautiful Cote d’Or Beach. Dine and drink with gourmet offerings all day and night, slip into deep relaxation with yoga, spa services, and activities like golf and island hopping, or dive into adventure with fantastic snorkelling and scuba diving, and a wide variety of watersports. Additional offerings include authentic Creole cultural experiences and opportunities to explore the resort’s five acres of forest, gardens, and sand at your own pace.
About Paradise Sun
Part of the prestigious family of Tsogo Sun Hotels, this is one of Praslin Island’s most popular options for beachfront holidays. The resort’s facilities offer something for everyone, with activities and adventures for the whole family. Wellness services like massage and yoga pair perfectly with this five-acre retreat’s tranquil surroundings, while laidback pursuits including golf, petanque, and table tennis are perfect for whiling away an afternoon. Even the youngest explorers in your group are guaranteed the trip of a lifetime with special activities, menus, designated kids only play areas, and anytime care.
Stop by the activities desk to organise a wide variety of once in a lifetime experiences around the Paradise Sun resort and beyond. Complementary nature walks and sunset cruises are hosted several times a week, in addition to Creole entertainment evenings complete with a beach barbeque, bonfire, and traditional dancing. If you’re hoping to explore more of Praslin, car hire and water taxi service can be arranged, transporting you to all corners of the island, where dense jungles, footprint-free white sand beaches, and breathtaking scenery awaits. For a more cultural experience, opt for a village tour, authentic Creole cooking class, or even a local rum tasting!
Explore the resort
All of Paradise Sun’s guest rooms and common areas sit right on the coast, with fantastic views of Praslin Island’s white sand beach and turquoise sea. This spacious property is a natural oasis, with quiet forest trails, snorkelling and swimming right offshore, and rare endemic coco de mer palms surrounded by botanical gardens. The resort’s facilities are within close walking distance, offering easy access to sports facilities and the fully-equipped fitness centre, a generous free-form pool complex surrounded by sun loungers and lush foliage, and a soothing Balinese day spa. All-day activities for children are offered at the kid’s club, alongside babysitting and special areas for outdoor play.
Paradise Sun has two tempting restaurants to choose from, with sumptuous buffets, casual poolside snacks and cocktails, and delicious bistro meals straight out of an authentic Italian wood-fired pizza oven. Head down to the Beach Clubhouse to borrow a complimentary kayak, paddleboard, or snorkel set - or just wander the beautiful Cote d’Or Beach’s kilometres of pristine white sand. This is also where you’ll find the resort’s beach volleyball and football equipment, sunbed bar service, and water taxi stand for exploring the islands just offshore. Stick around for some of the archipelago’s most picturesque sunset views as endemic fruit bats emerge at dusk.
Diving from Paradise Sun
Paradise Sun’s partner dive centre, Whitetip Divers, offers a full range of PADI courses for kids and adults, starting with your very first breaths underwater. Training and guided snorkelling take place in the shallows close to shore, where calm conditions and colourful coral gardens make for an ideal underwater classroom. This family-owned and operated dive centre’s team has decades of experience, and upholds the highest standards for safety and fun. Scuba students can expect patient and professional instruction, a dedicated training pool, air-conditioned classrooms, and professional quality rental gear.
The diving around Praslin is outstanding, with unique granite reefs carpeted in soft coral and exciting wildlife including turtles, sharks, and rays. Whitetip Divers also leads guided excursions further afield in the Seychelles’ outer islands, with trips to La Digue, Marianne, and a number of the archipelago’s offshore banks. All activities are conducted from modern and spacious dive boats, include detailed safety and environmental briefings, and come with as much hands-on guidance as each buddy team prefers. Attractive package pricing is available for dedicated divers who are hoping to score as many tanks as possible.
- Dedicated divers can enjoy attractively priced packages through Whitetip Divers.
- Don’t miss out on this resort’s cultural offerings, including Creole cooking classes and rum tastings!
- Plan at least one full day for enjoying massage, bodywork, and soothing baths at the Paradise Sun’s Balinese spa.
- Book a day of island hopping for a chance to tour the most scenic inner islands of the Seychelles.
Diving in Praslin and La Digue
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Soft coralsYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water, Advanced Open Water