La Reserve (4*)

La Reserve is a family owned hotel in Praslin with 40 rooms all facing the sea that have a particular Creole feel, with local artist's paintings adorning the walls. The hotel also features one of the largest swimming pool in the Seychelles, and is situated on Anse Petit Cour, an outskirt in a Marine National Park, with its own exclusive beach protected by a reef that provides the gentlest of waters for swimming and snorkeling

Hotel Details

  • conference rooms
  • business centre
  • Isabelle Boutique
  • large swimming pool


Room Features

Deluxe Rooms:

  • located on the beach
  • bathrooms featuresunken bath and walk-in showers
  • ties
  • sea facing
  • king-size beds
  • lounge and sofa armchairs
  • tea and coffee facilities
  • stocked mini bar
  • room safe
  • satellite TV
  • WI-FI Internet (extra charge)
  • terrace with deckchairs


Superior Rooms:

  • located in either of the two colonial style buildings: one on the hillside, the other directly on the beach
  • max occupancy 4 guests
  • ocean view
  • terrace with deckchairs
  • tea and coffee facilities
  • stocked mini bar
  • room safe
  • satellite TV
  • WIFI Internet (extra charge)
  • bathroom with shower only



  • Jetty Restaurant – offers one of the most memorable dinner experiences in Seychelles, where guests watch the lights of anchored yachts in the bay and the natural aquarium of the jostling fish below as chef creates delectable dished from freshly caught fish
  • Pool Restaurant – serves fresh fish, grilled meat or a salad from the Pool Grill, an ideal spot for lunch
  • Bars–Main Bar, Beach Bar and Pool Bar (swim-up)



  • cultural events – La Reserve's entertainment program provides the opportunity to experience local culture, with dancing and local musicians playing a mixture of traditional and international music three times a week
  • nature walk – the hotel can organise a guided tour of Curieuse Island for its guests, where they can see very young Giant Land Tortoise and very old ones as well as exotic plants, palms and rare birds along the way
  • snorkeling and kayaks – beingthe only hotel located directly in the Curieuse Marine Park National Park off Praslin, La Reserve offers snorkeling equipment to all hotel guests free of charge, and the secluded Anse Petite Cour Bay offers good snorkeling throughout the year
  • Vallee De Mai – one of the smallest of the natural World Heritage Sites, lying in the heart of Praslin National Park it is home to the renowned coco-de-mer palm
  • the hotel can organise trips to the Vallee de Mai, a World Heritage Site, boat cruises to neighbouring islands, big game fishing trips and nature walks around the hotel's surroundings
  • other activities can be arranged, including the excursion to the Marine Park situated on Anse Petit Cour, island hoping  by boat, plane or helicopter, scuba diving courses can be booked via the reception, take a 25 minutes trip to the 18 hole Championship Golf Course, etc.


NEW! How you can make your stay more authentic, sustainable and memorable

These tips provide the insider’s knowledge on how travelers can engage with local culture, make their vacations more memorable, promote sustainability in the region, and enhance their overall holiday experience.

  • Some of the best times to visit Seychelles is March 2nd – 4th, when Seychelles International Carnaval de Victoria is taking place, as well as from October 25th to the 31st, when the Festival Kreol is happening, celebrating the Creole heritage and traditions.
  • Other important cultural events that travelers are encouraged to visit include the ‘SUBIOS Underwater Festival’, which showcases Seychelles’ extraordinary underwater world through a series of film shows, talks and competitions; the Seychelles Sailing Cup, an international sailing event which is held in January and the International Fishing Competition in March. Further local fishing competitions are held throughout the year.
  • Here are the best times to visit Seychelles for specific types of activities:
    • Bird-watching: April (breeding season), May - September (nesting of Sooty Terns) and October (migration)
    • Diving:  March – May and September – November
    • Fishing: October – April
    • Hiking/Walks & Trails: May – September
    • Sailing: year-round
    • Snorkeling:  year-round. However there is seaweed  on Praslin’s North and north-west coast between May and September
    • Surfing/Windsurfing: May - September
  • Seychelles is home to two unique world heritage Sites: The Vallee De Mai Garden and Aldabra Atoll amongst many other reasons to choose Seychelles as an excellent travel destination, such as most unique and exotic flora and fauna, world class fishing and scuba diving, miles of uncrowned beaches, and the perfect spot for weddings and honeymoons.
  • Some of the recommended local excursions by our Seychelles suppliers are:
    •  Overnight Birds Island Excursion where guests are taken to a magical deserted island, named for the million sooty terns that nest here each year and enjoy rare migrants, turtles that come to lay on the perfect sandy beaches and the coral reefs that shelter an abundant marine life, a perfect excursion for nature lovers and those seeking to experience the relaxation of a remote and peaceful island.
    • Mahe Highlights, where guests can experience Mahé sights in one day and stop for Souvenir shopping in Victoria, visit Morne Seychellois National Park, and admire the spectacular view from the historic ruins of Mission Lodge.
    • St Anne Marine Park, which is a journey by boat to discover the underwater world of tropical coral reefs, where visitors can see an amazing variety of Marine Life including corals teeming with fish, enjoy a delicious Creole lunch and spend the afternoon swimming or simply lazing in the sun.
Please Note: Time restrictions and extra charges may apply for some activities, watersports or facilities. Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only, have a dress code in effect and/or require reservations. While Sparkling Voyages makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information contained herein, it cannot be held responsible for changes, omissions or errors.