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Ocean Jewels Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Amitie B&B and Inns
Encinitas, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“Perfect Honeymoon!”
Reviewed 8 June 2014

Praslin Island was the second stop of our three week trip to the Seychelles. Brenda and Paul were great hosts. The apartment we had was wonderful. The rooms and bathroom were clean and the full kitchen was wonderful. The rooms are spacious and you will have plenty of room during your stay. There is a market right down the street where you can buy groceries. We cooked dinner every night in our room and we enjoyed a candlelit dinner on our veranda. The property is right on the beach and you can take long walks either way on it. The reef is a long way out so, you can snorkel in fairly shallow water without worrying about the rip currents. Brenda gave us great advice on sites to see and set up lunches at some of the five star resorts on the island. I highly recommend going for lunch at Constance Lemuria. We ate lunch there and walked all over the property. The lunch was delicious and Anse Georgette was gorgeous. I recommend renting a car so you can get around the island and see all the sights. I would definitely recommend Ocean Jewels to my friends and hope I make it back some day.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for taking this time to post your comments. We truly appreciated all the feedback and look forward to welcoming you back to our property anytime.

Warm Wishes from us all.

Paul and Brenda.
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

Its the first impressions that count, and Brenda & Paul (the owners) really do try and make sure everything is ready. Brenda was even waiting at the door when we arrived. She took the trouble to show us around the property and spent as much as we wanted giving us the best tips about the island, where to find food, car hire etc etc.

The villa was exceptionally clean, and has been well looked after. Bathrooms were equally clean, and we were provided with bathroom towels and separate beach towels (complete with beach bag). The villa is also cleaned daily.

The view from the huge terrace and balcony is fantastic, looking directly onto the garden and the sea beyond. The garden is well tended by a very friendly gardener (who will also cook you a barbeque of fresh caught fish if you ask).

We took the option of having breakfast included. Brenda gave us the option of where we wanted breakfast and so we took it on the beach each morning, where she laid out a table with nice white cover. The breakfast consists of lots of local fruit, omeletes, toast and tea/coffee.

Don't be afraid to ask Brenda or her team for anything. They love what they are doing, and run the resort as if they are looking after family friends. Not intrusive, but there if you need them.

The beach is a huge white sandy beach that provides for long walks (or swims). Just be aware that at times of the year the beach will be totally covered by sea weed. When we were there, the sea weed was just starting to appear at the high tide lines, but it didn't stop us from swimming nor walking the beach.

As for overall location, it is near the airport, and whilst you can just about hear some planes, we're talking about tiny planes that make very little noise. It certainly won't impact your holiday, so don't worry about it. Grande Anse/Amitie is on the quiet side of the island, but as the island is small, no where is too far away. You have the choice of hiring a car (plenty of parking space at the resort), or like us, take a local bus for just 5 rupeah from the bus stop almost outside. The buses run on an almost circular route so very easy to navigate around the island with. There are various grocery shops within walking distance (some within yards of the resort), and even a few restaurants scattered close by.

If we're ever lucky enough to return to Seychelles and Praslin, we'll be sure to look at staying here again.

Room Tip: I suspect there isn't a bad room, but the family villas face the sea and thus have the best view...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Your reviews are truly invaluable to other travelers and your contributions are therefore much appreciated by all.

It was a pleasure to have been part of your vacation and once again, we thank you for having chosen our property.

We look forward to having you back soon.

Warm Regards,

Paul & Brenda


OCEAN JEWELS RESORT is proud to announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed here for 6 nights as part of our island hopping trip to the Seychelles and loved every minute. We arrived in Praslin on the ferry from Mahe and had arranged to hire a car for the duration of our stay on Praslin. Ocean Jewels resort was easy to find and in a great location with a number of restaurants in the vicinity. Accommodation was spacious and has everything you need for a great stay. Brenda and paul made us feel really welcome and arranged a trip to Curieuse island which was one of the highlights of our trip. Would love to stay again and would definitely recommend.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments. Your reviews are truly invaluable to other travelers and your contributions are therefore much appreciated by all.

It was a pleasure to have been part of your vacation and once again, we thank you for having chosen our property.

We look forward to having you back soon.

Warm Regards,

Paul & Brenda


OCEAN JEWELS RESORT is proud to announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.
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Borgholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

A great place to be, perfectly located to the airport, really friendly staff and managers made our stay really pleasant. The houses are perfectly located by the beach, and very spacious. The beach itself is nice and the sunsets are gorgeous, for bathing it´s not a thrill, but taking the local bus to explore Anse Georgette (Brenda gave the guards at Constance Lemuria a call ahead) and Anse Lazio nearby is the best on Praslin. Watch out for the mosquitos during the evenings, which caused one of the few downsides with Ocean Jewels Resort; while we had to close the doors to keep the mosquitos away, it really got hot on the ground floor, since there is no AC there, only in the bedrooms. A small investment with mosquitonets in front of the doors should solve that small little problem.

Room Tip: We choosed a beachfront house, further away from the street, we didn´t regret that.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for posting your review which is much appreciated by all.

It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Warm Regards,

Paul & Brenda
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

The hotel was clean, big, with a great bbq and what it is more important: close to en empty beach. That beautiful beach is not crowed at all; you can walk alone for kilometers except for one or two fishermen.

By the way, Paul and the rest of the team were so nice and helped us with everything we needed.

Of course I reccomend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for posting your review which is much appreciated by all.

It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Warm Regards,

Paul & Brenda
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Fuerth, Germany
Level 1 Contributor
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

We spent 6 days at Ocean Jewels Resort. We felt almost like at home. Paul is very warm-hearted and ready to help. We asked him for a car hiring service in the afternoon and the car was ready to use in the evening. We chose a villa for us two although an apartment is big enough as well. Very clean and comfortable. From our villa we could see the ocean. We heard that all these four houses were originally built as home not as guest houses, which explains the comfort Ocean Jewels offers. The best thing for me is the beach, only 20 meters away, though might not be the most beautiful one. The sand is so fine that when it is dry you can blow it off your hand like white flour. I swam almost every morning and evening while enjoying the sunrise and sunset. By the way, at the time of our stay we could see great sunset.

Room Tip: For daily shopping, there are two small stores very close to the resort. Only they don't have ma...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for posting your review which is much appreciated by all.

It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Warm Regards,

Paul & Brenda
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Wilp
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

We stayed here with our 2 kids (1 and 4 years) for 1 week in September 2013 and we really loved it. The (family) villa was great, wow what a space and a great ocean view from the terrace and balcony. We really enjoyed the great hospitality of Paul and Brenda and both their kids. Restaurants and supermarkets can easliy be reached by foot although you need a car or a bus to see the beautiful beaches (anse Lazio, anse Georgette). For a dive in the pool we visited the "neighbours". This was the best accomodation we stayed in during our 3 weeks Seychelles trip. Dear Paul and Brenda we are really looking forward to get back to this great place in the near future. Petra, Paul and kids.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, 18 April 2014
Dear Guests,

Thank you for posting your review which is much appreciated by all.

It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future.

Warm Regards,

Paul & Brenda
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Property: Ocean Jewels Resort
Address: Amitie | Grande Anse, Amitie, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Region: Seychelles > Praslin Island > Amitie
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Amitie
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Ocean Jewels Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you visit Seychelles, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, the Ocean Jewels Resort, will allow you to have it all, a home away from home as well as the powder-white sandy beach, literally, right outside your doorstep. These six self-catering, luxury, modern chalets, complete with air-conditioning, will give you the comfort and tranquility you desire, not to forget the flexibility to do things at your own pace and leisure.Perfectly situated near car rentals, bus stops, shops and the beach, the Resort will give you the opportunity to plan your holiday as you want it. Put away your watches and enjoy the surroundings of the Resort which will give you the chance of living the fantasy; have breakfast in a tropical garden and cocktails on the beach watching a kaleidoscope of sunset colors after a day of snorkeling, diving or island-hoping.At Ocean Jewels, your comfort is our priority. Bedding, Crockery and island warmth will all be provided at no cost to yourself. Our helpful staff will ensure that you have what you need: the space to relax with the added comfort of home. Enjoy paradise your way, at your leisure, at the Ocean Jewels Resort. ... more   less 
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