The Villas de Mer is on the western coast of the island of Praslin. It is on the longest beach on the island, Grande Anse, and faces the two islands of Cousin and Cousine. The hotel has 10 mini suites, seven in three villas and three in a plantation-style home. This part of the island is particularly tranquil and famous for its beautiful sunsets.
The mini suites have two rooms and a sitting area. Each has a private terrace and other five star amenities. The bedrooms are large enough for two adults and one or two children. The hotel aims for eco-harmony throughout the grounds and buildings.
There are many footpaths that lead to different beautiful spots including the UNESCO World Heritage site of the ancient forest Vallee de Mai. Guests can also take boat trips to neighbouring islands or Aride, La Digue and Cousine and Curieuse.
Curieuse has a fascinating history as well as hundreds of tortoises. Sailors burned the island in 1771 to make it easier to harvest the coco de mer nuts. Most of the trees were destroyed in the fire, and signs of the fire can still be seen today. There are also several rare species of birds on the island.
The restaurant offers European and Creole cuisine with beautiful views of the sea. On the beach is a kiosk that offers fresh fish, salads and other snacks. Guests receive a complimentary breakfast. There are barbeque grills and laundry facilities for the use of the guests.
The hotel will arrange deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, golf at Lemuria Resort and excursions to other islands. They have free transport to and from Anse Lazio and Anse Volbert beaches three times a week. Babysitting can be arranged upon request while the parents enjoy some of the many water sports.