CaranaBeach Hotel 

A chic and tranquil boutique retreat

This stylish, serene and welcoming beachside refuge provides an authentic taste of the Seychelles without breaking the bank.

Anyone looking for an away-from-it-all experience of the Seychelles without the high price tag of a private island resort will be enchanted by CaranaBeach Hotel. This quietly luxurious boutique property in the north of Mahé has been a hit, especially with couples. Its success lies in its intimate, laid-back atmosphere and its enchanting setting on one of the island’s loveliest beaches. The richly planted grounds help to add to the sense of privacy, while the chic-yet-unobtrusive buildings blend perfectly into the landscape.

Why we love CaranaBeach Hotel

  • It’s set on a hillside sloping down to an idyllic sandy beach, so there are shimmering sea views from every room

  • The locally influenced cuisine is excellent and based around seasonal produce from the hotel’s own organic farm

  • If you want to enjoy one of the all-natural spa’s signature massages, you don’t even have to move from your private deck

  • Even the experiences, such as a horse-ride along the coast with a sunset picnic at the end, have a romantic flavour

4.5 stars
Apr - May, Oct - Nov
Seychelles
13½ hours (indirect flight; not including stopover times)
In a picturesque bay with a white sand beach at the northern tip of Mahé, the Seychelles’ main island
Approx. 40 minutes from Mahé airport
Beach, Honeymoon, Boutique

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability
  • Good to Know

Between them, the excellent restaurant and the laidback beach bar provide a true taste of the island’s multicultural cuisine.

Lorizon
The culinary day begins and ends at the hotel’s award-winning restaurant. Breakfast on the deck against a backdrop of sparkling sea and beach is a soul-soothing way to begin each morning, while the evening menu provides a sophisticated take on local flavours.

CaranaBeach Bar
The casual beach bar is a perfect place for a lazy lunch from the all-day menu of sharing plates, salads and more substantial offerings such as Creole fish curry. When it comes to drinks, the bartenders are on hand to conjure up an imaginative range of signature and international cocktails.

Be sure to try the house special cocktail, the Carana, an inventive and delicious blend of vodka, Triple Sec, orange and lime wedges, sugar syrup and curry leaves.

What's included

Breakfast at Lorizon.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and dinner at Lorizon.

The small Sens Spa’s soothing treatments use only natural local ingredients such as coconut oil, cinnamon and vanilla. Book one of the signature massages, in the privacy of your own deck or at the spa, for an hour or more of scented bliss. In tune with the hotel’s ethos, there’s no gym or frantic roster of activities, but you can join a guided hike or hire a bicycle if you want to explore.

There isn’t a dive centre at the hotel, but dive trips can be arranged for qualified divers. Stand-up paddleboarding and surfing lessons, along with full-day snorkelling safaris to St Anne Marine Park, can be arranged.

All of the products used in the spa are natural, organic, cruelty-free and made by small local businesses. Many of the ingredients used in Lorizon, from eggs and cheese to pork and poultry, come from the owners’ small organic farm. The hotel regularly partners with Green Islands Foundation (GIF) on activities such as coastal clean-ups. There’s a rainwater collection system, and ‘grey water’ is cleaned and used for tasks such as irrigating the garden.

Minimum stay: 5 nights 22 Dec-06 Jan, 3 nights 10-24 Apr.

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