Acajou Beach Resort
Situated on the breathtaking Cote d’Or beach, the Acajou Beach Resort is a Seychellois-owned business. The owners believe the Seychelles, its islands and its people, are a collective treasure to be shared with the world, and take pride in their efforts toward embodying that treasure through the resort.
The original Acajou Hotel first opened in 1996, its name derived from the French word for “mahogany,” in a nod to the natural timber-themed design of its construction, with wood that was specifically cultivated in an ecologically friendly manner. In keeping with this commitment to the environment, the hotel’s 2014 refurbishment has been carefully planned so as to take advantage of modern technology and dramatically reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint.
The resort is offering a uniquely authentic experience for its guests, while operating in a sustainable way that safeguards the environment and at the same time promotes and protects Seychelles’ Creole culture and values.
Fron Acajou Beach Resort to the Praslin Airport is about 25 minutes. If you prefer to go by boat the Sainte Anne Jetty is about 10 minutes from the complex.
Acajou Beach Resort has
- Standard Rooms with Garden View (in total 14; area 36 m²)
- Superior Rooms (two sets are interconnected) with Garden & Sea Views (in total 16; area 41 m²)
- Superior Family Rooms offering 2 bedroms (in total 2; area 81 m²)
- Deluxe Rooms on beachfront with sea views (in total 14; area 47 m²)
- One Bedroom Self-Catering Apartments (in total 4; area 54 m²)
- Two Bedroom Self-Catering Apartments (in total 2; area 146 m²)
The Standard rooms are located on the ground floor of the two central residence blocks, each with a private veranda immersed in the tropical garden.
Located on the upper floor, the 16 Superior Rooms share the same cozy earth-tones of the Standard rooms, but offer more space and additionally views out to the sea from the private balcony.
Superior Family room
The 2 new Family Rooms, each with an additional bedroom, can suit a variety of different family units – ideal for those seeking suitable group accommodation of up to 4, without having to book multiple separate rooms.
DeLuxe room The Deluxe rooms combine size and space with a refreshing ocean motif to match their beachfront location. Spacious verandas offer fantastic views. You can take in the entire panorama of Praslin’s northern coast including the islets of Chauve Souris and St Pierre, as well as the Curieuse Marine National Park.
The self-catering apartments, situated within the resort’s garden setting, provide a home-away-from-home feel, with kitchen facilities and separated bedrooms and lounges. Available in both one and two-bedroom varieties.
Residing in the apartments gives on the other hand to take advantage of all hotel facilities and discounted rates for bed-and-breakfast or half-board meal plans at the main restaurant.
All the rooms have the following amenities
- Flat screen television (local TV and a selection of international cable channels)
- Writing Desk
- Complimentary Internet
- IDD Telephone
- Veranda with loungers
- Complimentary tea & coffee making facilities
- Room Service available from 8am to 9.30pm (last order) - Hairdryer
- Mini-bar (stocked on request)
Apart from the Deluxe rooms having a separate bathtub and shower all the rooms have en suite bathroom with shower .
The self Catering apartments are equipped with a kitchen and starter pack provided upon arrival.
Choose from a selection of unique gifts and souvenirs as well as functional items like hats, shirts and sunscreen. Show off your eco-credentials by purchasing one of the Acajou-branded goods, for which a portion of the proceeds will go toward Acajou’s environmental activities.
Free Wi-Fi Internet Connection is available in the guest rooms and throughout the hotel grounds, including the lobby and pool area.
With one of the best beaches in Seychelles in the front yard, an amazing infinity pool and on-site massage suite, you may find little motivation to leave the hotel grounds.
Soak in the stunning beachfront location in total comfort: sun loungers and umbrellas are reserved for guests on the pool deck and on the beach itself, with towel service provided as well.
Whether you’re taking a dip or a bit of sun, ask the bartender to whip up a refreshing cocktail to be served poolside, or at your spot in the sand.
The fully air-conditioned gym offers cardio and multi-exercise weight-training equipment. For those guests in need of a little restoration, treatments can be booked with a qualified therapist in the relaxing massage room.
Just like the veranda of a traditional plantation house, Les Boucaniers offers an intimate dining atmosphere immersed in Creole flair and rustic beauty.
With its concept of French-style cooking using ingredients and flavours of the Indian Ocean rim, Les Boucaniers echoes the islands' history as a crossroads for explorers, pirates and traders from a variety of cultures, each imparting their own influence on the islands.
The restaurant hence takes its name from the rock formations in the sea that lie directly in front of the resort, which were coined "The Buccaneers" or Les Boucaniers in French, in recognition of this fascinating history and the ambience we've strived to create.
Les Boucaniers is housed in the resort's main concourse, serving a full American buffet breakfast every morning, and dinner service every evening.
Starfish Bar & Restaurant
The spot on Praslin's Cote D'Or beach for casual, affordable dining in an exclusive atmosphere, Acajou's Starfish Bar & Restaurant is open daily for both in-house residents and outsiders alike.
The menu at Starfish combines a delightful selection of international bistro classics, including snacks, salads and sandwiches, as well as traditional Creole specialities of fresh grilled fish and a variety of curries, among them the renowned signature dish of octopus curry with coconut milk.
Go to the bar to cool off from the island heat, with always-cold soft drinks and beers, or refreshing cocktails made with fresh fruit picked on-site at the hotel.
Whether for afternoon tea or an evening aperitif, Chapo! Bar & Lounge serves up intimate island ambience for travellers from around the world to share company, conversation...and occasionally their hats.
Sustainability & Eco-friendly Practices
The installation of a new photovoltaic solar panel system will see the vast majority of the resort’s lighting and air-conditioning needs powered completely by the sun, in what has been a major long-term investment for a locally owned hotel.
A new waste management system and sewage treatment plant has also been installed to limit the impact of waste that the hotel generates for its operation. Along these lines, the hotel has also embarked on a composting project that will aid in the landscaping of the hotel and its own subsistence produce, for the vegetables, fruits and spices that are grown on site.
[Valid 01Dec14-22Dec14 & 07Jan15-15Feb15 & 01May15- 30Jun15 & 01Sep15-31Oct15]
Honeymooners booked for a minimum of 3 nights stay will receive 22% Discount on the Double room rate on BB basis, a bottle of wine and 50% discount on any massage taken at the hotel.
Applicable for honeymooners married up to 6 months after the wedding. Wedding date to be advised at the time of booking and wedding certificate must be presented upon check in at the hotel.
Free night offer
[Valid 01Dec14-22Dec14 & 07Jan15-15Feb15 & 01May15- 30Jun15]
(4=3) Stay 4 nights, Pay 3 nights, Get 1 night free on same meal plan booked.