Carana Beach Hotel

Seychelles, Mahe

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  • A four-star resort in the Seychelles, offering many activities
  • Sister property of Denis Private Island
  • Perhaps some of the best luxury value for money rooms in the Seychelles

Situated overlooking the beach from which it took its name, Carana Beach Hotel offers affordable luxury to a new breed of traveller. Located on Mahé’s most northerly tip, this four-star resort is dedicated to providing far more than just Seychellois sun and sea. Guests here can enjoy a whole range of activities from hiking and diving to the ubiquitous beach and pool lounging. 

Carana Beach Hotel is a typical expression of dreamy Seychelles glamour - light and airy interiors, superb amenities and Indian Ocean views that will leave you spellbound. Forty chalets are peppered throughout the hillside resort, which is planted with tropical flora which invites much endemic fauna. The chalets snake through the pretty grounds and they all lead directly to the beach. Twelve chalets even have their own pool, offering the possibility of complete privacy and supreme relaxation. 

Despite Carana Beach Hotel being so much more than just a beach resort, do not underestimate how seductive the long ribbons of golden sand can be. Fringed by Mahé’s verdant forest and scattered with boulders that make the region not only famous but atypically beautiful, Carana Beach is both sandy and secluded and offers a real opportunity to relax. If you prefer to remain poolside, then the beachfront infinity pool will not disappoint.



Bars and Restaurants

Carana Beach Hotel is the sister hotel to Denis Private Island and as such, sources much of its produce from Denis’ small organic farm. The buffet breakfast and a la carte dinner are taken in the Lorizon restaurant, which overlooks the beach. Moonlight dinners are available for romancing couples upon request.

Carana Beach Bar

A casual spot for all-day dining adjacent to both the beach and swimming pool.  Enjoy a delicious menu of light bites as well as fresh cocktails available throughout the day and evening.


An ideal setting to enjoy a spectacular view paired with equally refined cuisine for an elegant dinner. Guests can enjoy uninterpreted ocean panoramic views from the elevated balcony.

Beach and Pools

Carana Beach Hotel is literally steps from the beach from which it takes its name, so sun lovers will not have to go far. The warm waters are filled with a cornucopia of tropical marine life, making diving and snorkelling here a must. The hotel’s infinity pool is perfect for cooling off.

Spa and Wellness

If your ideal holiday involves a holistic experience, this 4-star luxury resort’s spa is a perfect choice. Named ‘Sens’, the spa uses only locally sourced ingredients, offering guests a 360° Seychellois experience. Treatments can be taken either in the spa or in the comfort of your private chalet. 

About the location

Mahé Island might be the most populated island in the Seychelles Islands, but with the island’s slow pace, that can sometimes be difficult to believe. Some 80,000 people live here, (around 90% of the population) making it the archipelago’s financial and political hub but it is the island’s splendid natural beauty that takes centre stage. Dominated by the towering granite peaks of the Morne Seychellois National Park, the lush inland mountainous landscape and a coastline that is punctuated with breathtaking bays and sandy coves, you would not be surprised in thinking that you had found paradise on earth in Mahé. 

While the island is certainly a favourite for beach lovers, its fascinating history should not be overlooked. The island was initially visited in 1609 by the British but it would take another 100 plus years before it would feature on any map. This happened when the French explored the region in 1742 - although it would take another 14 years to lay claim to the archipelago. This was done by setting down a Stone of Possession, which is on display in the National Museum. The little museum is worth a visit for its outside architecture alone - a beautifully restored colonial-era Supreme Court building dating from 1885. Inside you’ll find 300 plus years of Seychelles history including many displays on Creole culture.

Transfer time

25 minutes from the Seychelles International airport.
Ocean View Chalet

Maximum 2 adults and 1 child

Ocean View Chalets are mere metres away from the hotel's stunning white beach and offer unrivaled views over the Indian Ocean. Each chalet has a seamless combination of contemporary decor with traditional Seychellois architecture, featuring a private open terrace.


Ocean View Pool Chalet

Maximum 2 adults and 1 child

Ocean View Pool Chalets are slightly larger and come with a private plunge pool. They are mere metres away from the hotel's stunning white beach and offer unrivaled views over the Indian Ocean. Each chalet has a seamless combination of contemporary decor with traditional Seychellois architecture, featuring a private open terrace.


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Special part of the world Thankyou for a perfect holiday 💖💙

nicandglenn, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Nov 14 2023
Wow it was so good to be back and really felt valued for returning to this lovely hotel in this beautiful part of the world - after a long journey you arrive in this amazing part of the world and...
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Little piece of paradise

charlotte g, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Tripadvisor review Aug 24 2023
We came to Carana Beach for 10 nights as part of our honeymoon and it was pure bliss. We had a sea front chalet without a pool but the view was incredible so we didn't want to upgrade to a pool room...
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