Acquario was the first of our three accommodations during our two weeks in the Seychelles, and our favourite overall. From the moment Farida greeted us after our long journey with a warm smile and a lovely welcome drink we immediately relaxed and began to enjoy our holiday.
Our apartment had everything we look for - it was extremely spacious, simply furnished and most importantly of all spotlessly clean! It was equipped with every comfort you would need - even washing powder and umbrellas! The bathroom was large and with a double powerful shower with hot water. The l-shaped terrace was also large with tables, chairs and a rack for drying clothes.
At first I was a little perturbed to see that the apartments were quite close to the road - but although facing the road you can't actually see it and we didn't really notice the traffic noise (it's quite a quiet road). The apartments are very secure too.
The staff were very helpful and extremely efficient. We organised a tour through the hotel to Cousin, Curieuse and Ile St Pierre which although not cheap was excellent. We also enjoyed chatting to Farida's husband Joseph too and hearing all about island life!
Breakfasts were simple but lovely - fresh fruit and juice with bread / croissants and delicious homemade jams. We enjoyed a delicious meal at Acquario one evening - smoked fish followed by whole fresh fish and a lovely desert of bananas in syrup.
If I had to make a minor criticism I'd say that perhaps the surroundings where breakfast / dinner are taken could be a bit more attractive (eg piles of wood in the garden) - but really this wasn't something that bothered me.
The location of the apartments is great, at the western end of Anse Volbert beach close to White Tip divers. Anse Volbert itself is very pleasant - not the best beach on the island but still lovely especially for swimming and strolling.
Note that in the evening the road down to Anse Volbert and restaurants etc is pitch black - there are torches in the apartment and you will definitely need them!
Overall I think Acquario really deserves its high Trip Advisor rating - we would most definitely stay here again if we ever got the chance to return. Thank you for a fantastic stay!
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- Also Known As:
- Aquario Hotel Praslin Island
- Aquario Seychelles/Praslin Island