CaranaBeach Hotel is an excellent option for travellers seeking luxurious accommodation with direct beach access on Mahé. Staff members at CaranaBeach are happy to discuss all activities available on Mahé and the other islands, to help you decide how to spend your days. Service standards are superb here, with ample attention to detail. CaranaBeach opened in 2016 and provides accommodation to suit most types of traveller. Children of all ages are welcome, and 12 of the 40 chalets boast their own private plunge pool!
ACCESS & LOCATION:
The property is accessed via road transfer from Seychelles International Airport at capital city Victoria, a journey of approximately 25 minutes. With a wonderful location just 7 minutes from the beach, the hotel is perfect for a relaxing break – though watersports and various trips around Mahé are also on offer here!
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES:
CaranaBeach occupies wooded slopes above white sands and turquoise waters. The hotel’s reception is positioned at the top of the site, and other communal buildings are close to the ocean to ensure guests can enjoy the views. These spaces include a relaxing lounge/bar, with plenty of comfortable seating. Adjoining this area is a restaurant, with an assortment of table configurations and chic upright chairs. The palette throughout is neutrals and browns, with a lot of local timber. There is also a refreshment stand for snacks and drinks, and a swimming pool. Finally, there is a spa, fantastic for anyone in need of a little pampering!
Guest accommodation at CaranaBeach consists of 40 chalets, all with lovely sea views. All are set out parallel to the shoreline, just minutes from the beach. Sufficiently spacious to sleep couples and families alike, each is fully air conditioned and includes a bedroom with a king-size bed, bedside tables and lighting, a sofa, and storage space for clothes and other belongings. The en-suite facilities are very well appointed, and comprise flush toilet, twin washbasins, and wet-room-style shower. As per the communal spaces, the colour scheme is mainly neutrals and browns, which lends a sophisticated ambience. Every chalet benefits from a number of other amenities – a ceiling fan, a telephone, a satellite television, free Wi-Fi, a safe, a mini-bar fridge, a tea-and-coffee station, and a hairdryer. At the front, there is an open terrace with sunloungers! And 12 of the chalets have a private plunge pool.
With a beautiful beach so close to home, you may well be tempted to spend most of your time relaxing on those white sands and taking refreshing dips in the sparkling ocean. However, there is a lot more to do off the coast of Mahé, not least watersports such as scuba diving, snorkelling, windsurfing, and kite surfing! Sailing and fishing are also possible, with exciting opportunities to explore the waters surrounding other islands in the Seychelles archipelago, including Praslin, La Digue, and Silhouette. For culture fans, Mahé’s capital city Victoria is well worth a visit, where you can check out attractions such as the Clock Tower, the museum, and the bustling market. The National Botanical Gardens are great for whiling away a few hours, or you can take to the island’s forests for a bit of a trek! There really is something for everyone to enjoy in this pocket of paradise.