Acajou Beach Resort – A Personal Favourite

Gallivant Africa

When I received the email that we could spend a couple of days in Seychelles, I accepted without hesitation. Yes to ticking that “remote island country” off my bucket list. After weeks of eager anticipation, I was off to an island in the middle of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Africa. Part of my rollercoaster itinerary took me to the beautiful Acajou Beach Resort. Here’s a look into my stay at this beautiful hotel.

Checking In:

It had been a long morning – being a clueless tourist on the island of Praslin. I arrived just after lunch, fully stuffed on the biggest burger I’d eaten in a couple of years. It was a hot and humid day and all I could think of when I arrived was, “where on earth is my room?!” I was told to leave my bags exactly where the driver left it – in the middle of the driveway! Wait… what? Like here?? Yes! Right there! The staff ushered me to the lounge area and gave me a cool hand towel to wipe down with. After a quick swap of my passport for room keys, we took a little stroll to the room. Ground floor, beach front. What more can a girl ask for when visiting an island resort.


I loved my room. Spacious. Bright with the white and blue decor. It was simple and refreshing. Everything about the room screamed green, sustainability and environmentally friendly.  The television offered local and international channels. But who goes to a beach resort to watch TV? The large bed was exactly what I needed at that moment but the excitement of walking out the patio doors, across the garden and onto the beach was too strong! I dropped everything I had, got into my bathing suit and skipped out onto the beach.

The Food:

Dinner: In one word? Spectacular. The ambiance on arrival screamed romantic dinner. The lighting had red hues, and the wooden decor made it all the more lovable. For obvious reasons, I ordered a plateful of fish. Where I’m from, good fresh fish is expensive and not for the weak wallets! I had to capitalize on the array of delights that arrived fresh from the boats! Salads and carbs were served buffet style. They have everything from rice, pasta and lasagna. The food was wholesome and you could taste the care and precision the chef took to prepare every morsel. Dessert featured the usual suspects, but in a stylish design. I’ll be honest, looking at all the dessert got be blank on what they were all called. But who cares? I tried most of them and it was delicious.

Breakfast: Unlike the previous evening, there was nothing spectacular about the breakfast. A generous full English breakfast was served. The food was really good. Like really good. Like every hotel, breakfast was served buffet style. Cooks were available and standing by to make anything special we were keen to have.

Rating: 8/10 – I have so many favourite things about this property. From the enormous swimming pool, to the food that was served. I absolutely loved the service. From the moment I arrived, to the moment I left, I was well taken care of. I would certainly recommend this hotel to stay in Praslin.


Miriro Matema
the authorMiriro Matema
Born in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa, Miriro is a seasoned publishing editor and writer, having worked with leading brands in investment, business leadership and entrepreneurship. Passionate about Africa’s development, Miriro is also a dynamic marketing consultant with 10 years experience working with startups and large multinational corporations. With a heart for travel, Miriro spends her time discovering the nooks of crannies of Africa’s hidden gems, taking the roads less travelled, meeting the beautiful people that call Africa home while exploring their food and culture. Miriro is currently a writer with Byolife Travel and Gallivant Africa

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