The latest addition to the Seychelles portfolio of accommodation offerings is a little gem of a boutique hotel, tucked away in an oasis of greenery by the sea at Amitié , Praslin. The Dhevatara Beach Hotel proposes a unique experience in comfort, service and refined cuisine designed to pamper and respond to the modern day traveller’s exigencies. Step out of your everyday world and wrap yourself into a cocoon of peace and harmony.
The hotel consists of ten suites set around a pool overlooking a stretch of the Grand ’Anse beach surrounded by a lush garden of shrubs, palms and flowers. You instantly feel at one with nature as the natural elements blend together. The accommodation is set in three units almost floating across a water garden dotted with stepping stones.
Surrounded by water, the common areas offer a Zen-like atmosphere melding with the warmth of the wooden decks opening on to the swish green courtyards. As the gentle balmy breeze rustles through the swaying palms, happy birds break into song and flutter about in the takamaka trees. The essence of Dhevatara (meaning “towards a heavenly place”) is captured as you laze around, allowing yourself to be taken on a journey that cleanses the soul and revitalises the senses…
A cosy, homely feel
Welcome to your second home! The ten individually designed suites have been inspired by the eclectic fusion of Seychellois cultural roots. Handcrafted art pieces are paired with all the sophisticated amenities that a modern traveller expects. Leaving your shoes at the door, you walk into a private haven of calm and serenity to simply find yourself in every detail.
The suites are very spacious with wooden floors and themed décor. You are guaranteed a sound sleep as you tuck away for the night in an amazingly comfortable bed. A wall of frosted glass conceals a modern bathroom decked in coral tiles with separate shower and retro bathtub. Pamper yourself with a full set of L’Occitane bathroom amenities as you slip into a silky kimono to embrace the dawning of a new day. Sip on your early morning espresso coffee while you browse through the headlines of your freshly delivered newspaper… Oh! What a life!
As you inhale the morning ocean air mixed with the aromas of the spices from the rooftop garden, you are engulfed by this feeling of total relaxation. Embrace nature with a tamarind & honey massage or spend your evening lazily counting the stars wrapped in a hammock. This is indeed heavenly bliss!
An oasis by the sea
The open spaces with delicately manicured gardens and cosy lounge beds provide for ample relaxation areas. There is a great contrast between the wooden decks, shimmering pool, green gardens, sandy beach and the turquoise waters beyond. Here you will find your ideal spot where you can enjoy a good read or an entertaining gaming session via an i-Pad or simply soaking up the sun to work on your tan. Take a dip into the tepid ionized pool or indulge in a rejuvenating massage on your terrace and feel totally invigorated. The long stretch of the Grand ‘Anse beach provides for your early morning jog or the romantic sundown stroll as you bask in the glow of a stunning sunset painting the distant clouds in vibrant hues. The Dhevatara Beach Hotel is a true oasis by the sea.
Attention to details
The team behind this latest tourism hospitality address oozes a ‘can do’ attitude that ensures clients benefit from the most personalised service. All you need to do is ask and they will do their utmost to deliver. There are no supplements for any of the additional services and little touches that the clients might fancy. René Squires heads a brigade of staff available at your every beck and call. With a wide experience having worked in Egypt, France and Thailand, he brings his touch of savoir faire in a jovial and casual demeanour. He is ably assisted by Wilson Woodcock who has worked extensively on Praslin and was part of the crew from the flagship Chateau De Feuilles.
Tantalize your taste buds
Savour the creative and inventive cuisine of multi award winning Executive Chef Pat Monthy at “The Pond” restaurant. This rising star of Seychellois cuisine will lead you through a combination of culinary traditions and the finest selection of wines. All meals are meticulously prepared with a strong emphasis on taste, subtle blends between different aromas and beautifully presented. Pat’s signature fusion cuisine is interpreted with ‘saveurs’ from the different continents melded together with the fragrances of the home-grown spices, herbs and flowers handpicked from the hotel’s rooftop garden.
The hotel offers several dining options to suit the client’s whims… lazily on the terrace of your suite or perhaps barefoot on the beach or even a romantic dinner under the stars in a secluded corner in the garden.
This miniature haven of serenity celebrated its grand opening earlier this year. For the avid traveller or the local in search of the perfect home away from home, indulge in the creature comforts of Dhevatara Beach Hotel on the enchanting Isle of Praslin – the address where pampering becomes an art!