The luxurious-yet-affordable Indian Ocean Lodge is located right on Grand Anse, Praslin Island's longest stretch of beach. The hotel is locally owned and strives to provide visitors with an authentic Seychelles experience, including live entertainment and Creole cuisine. All rooms at the Indian Ocean Lodge are interconnecting, making this hotel excellent for large groups. The hotel has a relaxed, family-like atmosphere, and it's fantastic for anyone traveling with children. The staff do all they can to accommodate families, and kids under 11 stay free, there's a toddlers' swimming pool on the grounds, and babysitting services are available.
Praslin's main attraction is the Vallee de Mai, a nature park featuring undisturbed palm forests and many unusual species native to the area. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it's less than a mile from the Indian Ocean Lodge. If you're interested in seeing some of the world's largest palm trees and a variety of exotic reptiles, amphibians, and birds, a trip to Vallee de Mai is a must.
The islands around Praslin have a lot to offer too, and La Digue Island is just a 15-minute ferry ride away. When you get back, you can check out a gorgeous sunset from Grand Anse Beach, relax by the pool, or have a truly authentic Creole meal at the hotel's restaurant. Conveniently located in the heart of the Seychelles, the Indian Ocean Lodge offers guests a lot for an impressively low price, and it's especially accommodating to large groupsâ€”a rarity among hotels in the area.