Have you ever been kept awake on a vacation by the obnoxious people in the next room? Or, have you tried to find a spot for your towel on a beach more crowded than a subway station at rush hour? Neither of these situations will ever happen at Iles des Palmes Eco Resort. This little patch of paradise on the island of Praslin is situated on a former coconut, vanilla, and cinnamon plantation, and it sprawls over 105 acres. The resort's 20 bungalows are scattered throughout the groundsâ€”far enough apart that you won't hear a peep from your neighbors.
You can choose a 1-, 2-, or 3-bedroom bungalow, and each has a veranda, living room, private bath, and kitchenette, but no air conditioning. The bungalows are close to the water's edge, and the secluded beach is perfect for long afternoon walks, swimming, resting in the sun, and snorkeling. Besides the beach, this eclectic resort has an art gallery, kayaks for rent, a pool with a baby pool, and a tortoise park where you can hang out with enormous tortoises that only live in the wild in the Seychelles and the Galapagos Islands.
Iles des Palmes also has a fine restaurant that serves a mix of local cuisine and international favorites, along with house-made pizza. The bar adjoining the restaurant has some interesting local palm drinks, if you're feeling adventurous. Overall, Iles des Palmes Eco Resort has a fun and relaxed atmosphere where you're free to fully unwind. Families are welcome here, and staff members do everything they can to make your vacation the best it can be.