Our Rating
8.4
Overall

Carana Beach

Seychelles, Mahe

from $ 394 per person sharing

Our Rating
8.4
Overall

Carana Beach

Seychelles, Mahe

from $ 394 per person sharing

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Our Verdict

Gorgeous new boutique hotel of 40 chalets (12 of them boasting their own private plunge pools!) sprawled on a hillside overlooking a picturesque bay complete with white sand beach on the northern shore of Mahé.

Our Ratings

8.4
Overall
9.0
Luxury & Style
8.0
Setting
5.5
Activities
8.5
Chill-Out Factor

Our Ratings

8.4
Overall
9.0
Luxury & Style
8.0
Setting
5.5
Activities
8.5
Chill-Out Factor

What's Hot

  • Really attractive rooms at the Carana boast a fresh contemporary decor style and are luxuriously finished - great value for money given the very reasonable rates being asked!
  • Splurge on one of the more expensive Ocean View Pool Chalets with their stunning private plunge pools!
  • The restaurant has rapidly become one of the best and most fashionable places in Mahe with high quality (much of the produce sourced from the owner's organic farm on Denis Island) and reasonably priced by Seychelles standards (note that outside guests are welcomed)
  • Lovely views over the small and perfectly formed bay below complete with its white sand beach
  • Its proximity to Victoria means that the Carana Beach is a pretty handy base to explore the charming capital

What's Not

  • Given the presence of surrounding houses, Carana Beach lacks that real feeling of isolation that many of the resorts on the other islands can often boast
  • You're right on the northern tip of Mahe, so it's quite a long way if you fancy exploring the gorgeous and less developed beaches to be found in the southern part of the main island
  • No fringing reef means that waves can be found here, especially in the winter months from June to September (but you may then fancy the prospect of boogie boarding or surfing!)
Carana Beach

Carana Beachwe would suggest that this boutique hotel is perfectly suited to couples wanting a romantic break (especially if you’re staying in the rooms with the private plunge pools!)

Lodge Profile

Gorgeous new boutique hotel of 40 chalets (12 of them boasting their own private plunge pools!) sprawled on a hillside overlooking a picturesque bay complete with white sand beach on the northern shore of Mahé.

Quick Overview

Rooms
40 - 28 Ocean View chalets & 12 Ocean View Pool Chalets
Distance to Beach
20 m
Air Conditioning
Yes
Pool
Yes
Recommended Stay
4 - 7 nights

Situated on one of the most picturesque bays on Mahé, the Carana Beach is one of the island’s most exciting recent additions. Opened in 2016, the hotel enjoys a stunning location sprawled across a hillside above a picturesque bay on the northern tip of Mahé. Each of the hotel’s 40 chalet boasts a view spilling out onto breath-taking turquoise waters below, all framed by the lush jungle and giant granite boulders

Accommodation at Carana Beach includes 28 Ocean View Chalets Suites and 12 gorgeous Ocean View Pool Chalets, each of the latter offering a stunning private plunge pool! With luxurious amenities and a lovely fresh contemporary design style, they offer guests the perfect space for a relaxing holiday on the main island. All rooms have been designed to cater for couples as well as families, but we would suggest that this boutique hotel is perfectly suited to couples wanting a romantic break (especially if you’re staying in the rooms with the private plunge pools!)

Carana Beach is a small bay in the north of Mahé, the Seychelles’ largest island. The water at the beach is not particularly deep, and it is safe to swim close to the shore here. The lack of a fringing coral reef means that you can find waves here at times throughout the year (between October and May is when the sea is calmest and the currents less strong) Otherwise if you fancy boogie boarding or surfing you’ll enjoy the presence of some waves. What remains year around is the beautiful scenery with glorious vegetation, clear water, and pristine white sand!

Dining is an important part of any stay at Carana Beach with a menu concept inspired by the hotel's family-owned farm, as well of course by the sea. The main restaurant 'Lorizon' offers breakfast & a la carte dinner and has rapidly built a reputation as one of the most fashionable restaurants on the island as it welcomes outside guests. Lunch or all day-dining/tapas menu is available at the 'Carana Beach Bar' by the waterfront, including beach orders. The hotel's spa provides guests with a wide choice of relaxing and therapeutic spa treatments, using locally made products. The hotel is on the waterfront so guests can walk to the beach or choose to lounge on the deck in comfortable beach cabanas on the beach edge. You’re around 6 km from Victoria so guests can easily use the Carana Beach as a base to explore the charming capital city!

Pricing

per person sharing

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Child Policy

  • Children aged 0-11: stay free of charge