100% SEYCHELLOIS WORKFORCE. 100% AUTHENTIC SEYCHELLES EXPERIENCE
THE PRIVATE AND SECLUDED GROUNDS OF THE INDIAN OCEAN LODGE PROVIDE A SANCTUARY FOR OUR GUESTS, BUT VENTURING OUT OF THE HOTEL AND INTO THE VILLAGE OF GRANDE ANSE HAS ITS OWN REWARDS...
If buildings are the backbone of a hotel establishment, then the employees are surely the lifeblood. This philosophy guides the Indian Ocean Lodge’s mission to provide a uniquely authentic Seychelles atmosphere, and it all begins with our people.
The Indian Ocean Lodge is proud to be one of the few establishments of its size with a fully localised workforce – each and every one of our employees is a Seychellois. From our General Manager, through our Culinary Team, to our friendly ground staff, our team of friendly locals is on hand to make your stay in Seychelles unforgettable.
This hiring discipline goes hand-in-hand with an approach that places emphasis on our team goals, and ensures our staff never miss an opportunity to go the extra mile for our guests.
Just steps away from the hotel you’ll find the small coastal town of Grand Anse – a community of friendly faces going about their daily lives: school children in brightly coloured uniforms, busy mothers tending to household shopping, or an elderly gentleman out on a stroll. As small as the village may be, within walking distance are bus stops, banks, a fisherman’s market, football pitch, churches, a community centre and an array of shops and boutiques.
Our 32 guest rooms are nestled along the beach across eight two-storey structures of traditional Creole architecture, and surrounded by tropical gardens. The interiors have been designed to uniquely identify with Praslin in every way, with pastel and earth tones, along with fixtures and made out of traditional materials like palm leaves and coconut husks and shells. The white-washed furniture, built by local carpenters, lends a soothing, rustic finish to the room.
The spacious bathrooms were created with our guests’ day schedules in mind. The double shower means you can freshen up and get rid of the sand you have accumulated from the beach without waiting around for your partner, and clothes-lines ensure those wet bathing suits dry out in good time.
All of our rooms have been designed to easily convert into ideal accommodation for families. Standard rooms are 45m² and equipped with king-size beds and two adjacent built-in couches which can easily be converted into twin beds for children under 10 years. For families with older children are older, we have inter-connecting rooms, or rooms in which an extra bed can be placed.
View Gallery | Each room features:
Air Conditioning & Ceiling Fan · Mosquito Nets · Safe · Satellite Television · Mini Fridge · Hair Dryers · IDD Telephone · Smoke Detectors · Tea/Coffee-Making Facility
Our very own Blue Marlin Restaurant offers two distinct areas for you to dine – inside the main building, or out on our covered veranda. Breakfasts are served from 07:30 to 10:00, and dinner as from 19:30, with our a la carte pool bar and bistro open throughout the day.
We also offer each of our guests the opportunity to partake in our Seafood Extravaganza – a delectable assortment of freshly caught fish, lobster and other seafood – which is available on request. Please notify our staff at least one day in advance of your request, so that we can make all the necessary preparations!
POOL BAR & BISTRO
Open throughout the day, our pool bar offers a selection of bistro favourites, such as homemade burgers, sandwiches, pastas and fresh fish selections, all available from our a la carte menu.
The bar is also open through the evening for you to enjoy any number of cocktails creations and drink specials before dinner, and there may be no better way to whet your appetite than to sip on an aperitif during the sunset while listening to live local music: a selection of bands and singers perform 4 nights a week in the evenings and during dinner.
Situated centrally between the guestrooms, our main complex houses the reception/lobby, restaurant, and pool/deck area. Here you will be able to enjoy delicious meals, a refreshing swim, evening cocktails and live music.
SUN, SEA & SWIMMING
Take a short walk from your room through our curated gardens and you will find yourself on Grande Anse – one of the longest, quietest beaches on Praslin. Relax on a sun lounger, beneath the shade of a palm tree and swim in the ocean or in our swimming pool.
There is even a small children’s pool, to ensure that even our littlest guests get to enjoy our endless summer.
Music, dance and celebrations are a central pillar of Creole culture. Our Creole nights invite our guests to experience this for themselves with night of authentic cuisine, traditional music and sega dancing!
• Shuttle service to Cote D’Or beach departing in the morning and returning in the afternoon
• Daily housekeeping and nightly turn down service
• Wi-Fi Internet service in public areas
• 24-hour Security
• Baby-Sitting Service
• Same-Day Laundry Service
Just a few steps away from your room, our west-facing beach invotes romantic strolls with one of the best vantage points for an Indian Ocean Sunset. Our team would be delighted to have the opportunity to host you and that special someone for a uniquely romantic experience. We offer special honeymoon packages and a range of different add-ons to make your paradise getaway even more memorable.
WEDDINGS & HONEYMOONS
We can also assist you in organising that most special of all days. Our gazebo by the beach, or the beach itself, are ideal venues for exchanging or renewing vows.
We can also organise the administration and certificates, to the catering and decoration.Our staff would like nothing more than to provide you with a wedding to remember. The Indian Ocean Lodge can cater for every aspect of your dream wedding in paradise.
We will make it extra special by offering:
• Decorated location • Wedding cake • Surprise local gift
• Photographer • Intimate dinner for you and/or your guests
It is recommended that you inform us of your big day when you are making reservations. Honeymooners will enjoy all the add-ons on provision upon check in of a valid Wedding certificate dated 09 months prior. Contact us to find out more about our HONEYMOON SPECIAL OFFER.
Celebrate a special occasion – or simply the fact that you are in paradise – with a bespoke private dining experience set up on the beach. After consultation with our chefs, an unforgettable menu will be crafted to your tastes and served in spectacular settings by a dedicated server.
Contact us ahead of time to arrange a special surprise or celebration.
Your Home in Paradise
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