Adjacent to the famed white sands of Cote d’Or in Praslin Island lies a gem, Deckenia (its name coming from an endemic coconut tree). Nestled in a lush natural setting of dramatic granite boulders cascading towards an impossibly turquoise sea, this magnificent five-bedroom private home within a secluded cove in Anse Gouvernment beach is your ultimate care cocoon, offering unrivalled views, excellent amenities, discreet service, privacy, and seclusion.
A scenic 20-minute drive from Praslin Airport through Vallee de Mai, a UNESCO-world heritage site and home of the famed Coco de Mer, Deckenia is set on a stunning beach with sublime views of the cove, making it the perfect spot for quality time with loved ones. Whether that be relaxing by its pools, exploring the turquoise sea and its nearby islands (La Digue and Felicite, to name a few) or discovering Praslin’s cultural life and biodiversity, this is a holiday home to come back to again and again where every member of your tribe will have plenty to explore and to do (or better yet, to do nothing at all).
Deckenia’s dedicated team is on hand to assure lifelong memories. Ably helmed by Daniella, the General Manager, the hectic rhythm of life pre-Deckenia spectacularly recedes. The talented chef Keiran will take you on a culinary adventure to discover Creole flavours alongside his creative take on international cuisine, using the freshest local produce, spices, and herbs skilfully prepared. Deckenia’s cellar is a wine connoisseur’s refuge, where vintage clarets age graciously alongside favourite and exotic bar tipples.
You will find five double bedrooms and suites, two of which showcase plunge pools and all with ensuite indoor/outdoor bathrooms. A fully equipped kitchen opens to Deckenia’s elegant entertainment space – an expansive living/dining area leading to a stunning infinity pool overlooking the changing colours of the Indian Ocean. Steps lead down to De Kenia’s beachfront, where you can enjoy an epic night under the stars, sipping Takamaka rum over a roaring fire, listening to the melodies of the sea with your bare feet firmly entrenched in cool white sand. The Villa can allow you to generously share this unique world vista with up to ten of your friends and family at any time.
The weekly rates include all meals and water sports equipment to provide you with the authentic Seychellois lifestyle of great food, sun, sea, and daily water sports. Deckenia’s private speedboat is ready for a day of seaside adventures, be it exploring neighbouring islands, world-class snorkelling and diving, fishing or simply sun-worshipping.
ABOUT THE AREA
Located in a tucked in private location at the end of Praslin’s Cote d’Or Villa Deckenia first glimpse of a view is a sea of white sand beach and blues! It is private yet a short drive away from the town’s centre of Grande Anse, Cote d’Or area where one will find hotels, restaurants, pristine beaches, and a myriad of activities to engage in. Praslin is known as the Garden of Eden for its luscious gardens at Vallée de Mai, it’s natural and preserved environment rich in rare fauna, flowers and endemic plants and animals like the Pigeon Hollandais not to mention the protected Coco de Mer. On this island of 42km2 there are hardly any distances and of course one must adjust rapidly to the real (slow) time of the island, after all no one is in a rush whilst enjoying the beautiful islands of this 115 island archipelago.