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“The perfect location for a relaxing and romantic holiday”
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Paradise Sun
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Anse Volbert
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 3 December 2009

Located on quite beautiful beach our room was perfect with HUGE doors that allows you to feel like you can sleep in the garden. Rooms are well placed allowing you not to be disturbed by the other guests. Air conditioner and fan in room, ensure perfect sleeping conditions. Within 100 meters, you relax on chair on the beach, or under the trees. The beach restaurant, is on the beach, with view over beach, and St Pierre Island.
Swimming pool big enough, to cool down, and enjoy the other facilities of the hotel.
Hotel is in good condition, with efficient, friendly and helpful personnel.

Food is served as buffet, and a theme per night, more than enough, and the selection is big enough. Waiters are friendly and service was good.
Went on sunset cruise as part of the stay, and lots of extra available, dive school, and water sport ( at extra cost).

That is what i like about the hotel, you have a choice of doing just nothing, or take part in all kinds of activities. I have already started saving for the next trip!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 October 2009

We stayed at Paradise Sun for just two nights after arriving at nearby La Reserve to discover they had overbooked. We were hot, tired and unhappy by the time we arrived at Paradise Sun, but after an initial delay with our room we were generally impressed. Our room, though close to the beach, was also close to the road. There was very little traffic, however, and we were not disturbed at all. The room was clean and comfortable and most importantly the air conditioning was quiet. Given the high prices of drinks in the hotel (no higher than other hotels in the Seychelles though) it was a pleasant surprise to be encouraged to buy drinks at the local shop and keep them in your room fridge. The buffet breakfast and evening meals both had excellent choice and we easily managed to find something delicious every day.
Anse Volbert is a very long stretch of glorious white sand that though soft was also unusually compact. It is lovely to walk on and doesn't get blown everywhere when you are sunbathing.

  • Stayed: September 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank 0ptimist
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Reviewed 22 August 2009

The rooms are spacious -- bedroom, dressing room, bathroom and large terrace with deck chairs. The garden and ocean views were beautiful and it is located on a long white sand beach --excellent for taking walks. The food is good -- but it is half-board which means that you generally eat more than you should. There was ample choice. It is very beautiful, relaxing and if you have a car very close to one of the most beautiful beaches - Anse Lazio, Anse Georgette is bit farther but do not miss it. Excellent stay -- good service -- other guests not very friendly, but we were happy on our own so that was not a problem.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank me-gva
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Reviewed 29 April 2009

We were on honeymoon,and were not sure what to expect, from the time we arrived at the hotel, we were welcomed with cheerful staff and welcome drinks. We were assisted to our room. We had the best room, right on the beach, room no 23. The rooms were spacious, clean with fresh linen. The breakfast was always good and the dinner was awesome with a different theme every evening, italian, chinese, barbeque etc. The scenery was spectacular, with white sand and turquise waters, we could see Curiese Island and another private island. The staff was always so pleasant and friendly. It was all like a beautiful dream, truely paradise.

  • Stayed: March 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sholz
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Reviewed 4 December 2008

Very nice bungalows.
Lovely surroundings and garden.
The beach is great, though swallow.

  • Stayed: August 2008
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Reviewed 31 October 2008

After staying in a 5* hotel in Mauritius and then coming to Paradise Sun it was a bit of a let down. We wanted something a bit more luxurius for our honeymoon but some of it is a bit run down and more suited to families.

Make sure to take Euros to the Seychelles as this is the currency that you have to buy everything in but you can't actually get any from the Bureau de Change or the banks! Nowhere sells Euros but they expect you to pay with them, it's crazy! We went to the ATM and got some Seychelles Rupee but nowhere (apart from the local supermarket) would let us pay with these. Locals can pay with rupees but not tourists so we had to use a credit card to eat in the nearby restaurants.

The prices in the hotel are ridiculous. We walked to the local shop to get beer and water as it is really cheap there and you can keep it in the fridge in your room. The hotel charges 14 euros for 1 small cocktail!

The pool and grounds are small. Our room was right opposite the evening buffet which had live music everynight until late and was really annoying. It was supposed to be different music every night, Island Rythms etc but every night was the same, Ricky Martin and Boyzone! It seemed to get louder the later it got too. We didn't ask to move rooms as the hotel is so small that you can probably hear it from all the rooms.

On arrival the TV in our room didn't work (just needed some new batteries in the remote) and the cover was missing off the fan in the toilet so loads of mosquitos were coming in. We phoned for someone to come and have a look but they didn't seem to understand us and took over an hour to come to our room to have a look - our room was a 2 min walk from reception!

The entertainment staff are very annoying and a bit caberet. The local dance on the beach was so cheesy that we left after 5 mins, it was not very traditional at all.

There are 2 restaurants to use in the evenings, the buffet or the al a carte. Since the al a carte is not included in the half board it was never used. We often walked past but not once did we see a person in there. It seems like a waste of space.

The rooms are basic and room service is not provided. This is not great for honeymooners who would like breakfast in bed occasionally. Since the rooms have sliding doors, there is no proper way of sealing the doors so insects can easily get in. One night we had geckos and another night a tarantula! We called reception and they did come and get rid of it for us but we didn't sleep well that night. They told us it was only poisionous for 2 days if it had of bitten us!!! Also due to the sliding doors you have to have either no sunlight in the room or to have light the shutters have to be pulled back but people can see you in the room, even laying in bed if you are in a ground floor room.

The view from the beach is beautiful, very scenic. The water is so clear and as warm as a bath. The sand is unusual, so powdery and soft.

Excursions are expensive. We gave La Digue a miss at 100 euros each! We did go snorkelling at St Pierre which is only a 5 min boat ride away and that was 20 euros each.

This hotel may be ok for families but there is nothing romantic about it so couples should stay away.

  • Stayed: October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 September 2008

Our stay at Paradise Sun was the second leg in our honeymoon after the Hilton Seychelles on Mahe. We stayed at the Paradise Sun for 4 nights from the 20th to the 24th.
So coming from that 5 star luxury to Paradise Sun was an adjustment, and it was difficult not to compare the two.
On the whole Paradise Sun also has a great location, with a long stretch of beach and beautiful views of islands. Once again however, due to the time of year, the beach was littered with seaweed, making it unsightly and you had to find a spot to wade into the stunning water (but beware of the coral also during this time of year). It was interesting for us to note that the sand on this beach felt actually more like silt than proper beach sand, and that took some getting used to.

We had a Superior room which was small, with a generous-sized bed, a seperate closet area and a bathroom with a shower only. Please note there are no TV's in these rooms, there is only communal TV's by the main restaurant. Gardens were beautiful and well maintained. Restaurants had a good selection of food, some interesting items however.

However, we feel now that Paradise Sun is not a resort for honeymooners, but rather for families as there were lots of activities that catered for families and groups and we didn't receive any sort of acknowledgement that we were on honeymoon, which was diasppointing. Also the service levels weren't the best at times. Management was great and attentive but normal staff weren't always on the ball, at the restaurants and at reception.

Beware of sandflies, white ants and mosquitoes, and take loads of sunscreen. My husband and I ended up with a ritual of applying Tabard and sunscreen, and avoiding the seaweed and coral areas. It definitely worked as we did not get bitten once during our stay on either island.
Also the souvenir shop at the hotel is very expensive. We recommend getting trinkets from the Treasure Island souvenir shop as they were reasonably priced compared to all the stores we visited.

All in all, Paradise Sun is a great place to unwind. I'm sure families will find the entertainment and activities appealing. We would suggest that more activities be added to make it a more holistic experience as well as special attention be given to honeymooners or people just there for a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Paradise Sun

Address: Cote D'or Beach, Anse Volbert, Praslin Island SEZ, Seychelles
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Region: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Anse Volbert
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Anse Volbert
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Anse Volbert
Price Range: £350 - £653 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Paradise Sun 4*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is a Seychelles gem, embraced in the warmth of the Indian Ocean. The pristine white coral sands of the Cote d’Or Beach at our front door will tempt you to bare your feet. The aquamarine waters that stretch towards an endless horizon will float your troubles away. Our lush lawns and tropical gardens will delight your eye with their beauty. Here there is more than sand, sea and sunshine. There is also the warmth of the Seychelles smile – making it a paradise you will never want to leave. ... more   less 
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