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Ocean Jewels Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Amitie B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Moscow, Russia
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A great resort”
Reviewed June 3, 2013

Ocean Jewels is located in Amitie, Praslin island, on the Grande Anse beach which isn't really suited for swimming, being quite dirty (at least in May when I was staying). However, the hotel location was good, not far from a bus stop with buses going all around Praslin. Which means that for only 5 Seychelles Rupees (about 0.5$) you can travel anywhere, including the magnificent Anse Lazio and other beaches. Buses are available from early mornings till 6 PM and the time table isn't always followed, but usually you can catch a bus every half an hour or so.

The hotel rooms were very good and there's a lot of space both inside and at the balcony. There's a large bedroom, living room and kitchen with plenty of space, suitable for a long stay (which wasn't the case for me). So, it's probably a great place for a family vacation.

The managers and personnel are friendly and will help you with anything you need. There's also WiFi, both paid and free, with free being available in the yard between cottages. They can also provide transfers for a descent price, since taxi prices on Praslin (and everywhere on Seychelles for that matter) are ridiculous.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, June 26, 2013
Dear Igiss,

It was wonderful meeting you and sharing your holiday with you. We enjoyed having you and as I said, you're always welcome back!
Thank you for taking the time to write this helpful and informative comment. Your kind words is very much appreciated.

Warm Regards,

Paul & Brenda
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

The place is very nice, the apartment is huge and has everything that you need. Paul and his wife were very nice and helpfull. They can give you some good tips of places to visit, beaches and so on...
They have arranged a rental as well with Greg- (I think), a nice guy.
It is a great place to spend a few days. We have been there in may, so not able to go to the beach in front of the hotel...so many seeweeds. From there it´s really easy to move and visit the rest of the island.
We had dinner once at cafe du monde and it was really nice.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Dear Alexis L,

Thank you for your wonderful comments and feedback on Ocean Jewels Resort. Brenda and I strive to make your vacation a memorable one.
We look forward to welcoming you back to our property in the not so distant future.

Warm Regards from all of us here at Ocean Jewels.
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

I had the pleasure of staying at Ocean Jewels and would highly recommend to others. The villas are amazing but the best part are the owners Brenda and Paul. They are always so friendly and helpful with all your questions. The villas are very spacious, have great patios, very clean, close to the public bus, and 'special amenities like a flashlight, drying rack, beach bag w/towels, and laundry service. It's a wonderful place to stay...you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, May 3, 2013
Dear Amy,

Thank you for your wonderful feedback and kind comments. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not so distant future.
Safe travels as you continue on this amazing world tour, we're jealous!!
Warm regards,
Brenda & Paul
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We have just returned from a great holiday in the Seychelles. We were based mainly on Mahe but we stayed for two nights in Praslin at the Ocean Jewels Resort. What a wonderful place this is and the villas are enormous and very nicely furnished. The new owners Paul and Brenda made us feel so welcome and were very helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The villas are in lovely grounds with a beautiful beach at the end of the garden where the water is very calm and safe for children to swim. The location is perfect with restaurants and shops not too far away. I only wish we had been able to stay longer at this fantastic accommodation and will definitely stay here the next time we visit the Seychelles. Thank you to Paul and Brenda for making our stay perfect and good luck for the future.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, April 16, 2013
Dear Jean & Steve,

Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review and your kind words. Your feedback is very much appreciated and helpful to growing our business. All the very best to the family especially the children. We hope to have you all back very soon.

Warm Regards from Praslin.

Paul & Brenda.
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Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here in March, after a few days on Mahe. As usual, didn't know what to expect! We were very pleasantly surprised at our 'little' villa!! I believe its been very recently refurbished by the new owners so we were pretty chuffed with our choice to say the least!! Everything is lovely, new and fresh. The rooms are spotless, Paul and his wife Brenda are fantastic hosts. They truly went out of their way to make our stay special, nothing was too much!. Within a few hours, we just felt like we were right at home! It's rare to feel like that in hotels!! Ocean Jewels is child friendly with added playmates!!! The beach is literally within crawling distance!! The beach is great and the sea is so calm which is perfectly safe for big 'kids' and the little ones to swim. The shops and bus routes are within walking distance, Vallei de Mai a few minutes away and beautiful and often deserted beaches all along the way. Anse Lazio is breathtaking, everything the photos describe!! You have to see and experience it to believe how magical it really is! Would we come back?? Definitely without a doubt and that's right where we'll be staying again!!! Already missing the beautiful sunsets and friendly people!!

  • Stayed March 2013
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, April 15, 2013
Dear Jessy Marie,

Thank you for your wonderful comments and feedback. We do all we can to make you feel at home and at the same time what comes naturally to both Brenda and myself. We are delighted to to hear that you had a wonderful vacation and we look forward to seeing you back at Ocean Jewels in the very near future.

Warm Regards and until we meet again!

Paul.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed March 5, 2013

It's hard not to love a week anywhere in the Seychelles, but this place sure helped make it really special.
The villas are very spacious, and look really nice, and have everything in them you would need for self catering. If that is not enough, new managers Paul and Brenda are redecorating them to make them look even greater....And not only that, they will help you with anything and everything you need while you are staying there....Just ask for fresh fish or help with doing some fun things around the island, they will do it instantly. The villas are very close to the beach, so you can dip in the ocean any time you want.......Location is good, allthough the island isn't that big anyway, a car or bus will take you around Praslin in 45 mins....
Can recommend this to anyone who comes to the seychelles, it's a very nice and friendly place....

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, March 8, 2013
Dear Kuno & Sindy,

It was our pleasure having you at Ocean Jewels Resort and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
We will be grilling up another Red Snapper on Sunday night and you will definatley be missed!

Warm Regards,

Paul & Brenda.
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Trondheim, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2013

We only stayed here for a stop over before going to La Digue. We had a big and very nice room. It had a big kitchen and a huge balcony. The owners was very nice and welcoming. it is close to a long and very beautiful beach. since we only stayed for one night we did not cook. So we had to look for a restaurant. we had to walk for a while in the dark to find one. So bring a torch.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Paul R, Owner at Ocean Jewels Resort, responded to this review, April 8, 2013
Dear Linn-Kristin,

Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding Ocean Jewels Resort. We look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Regarding the "bring your own torch", please note that all rooms are fitted with a LED rechargeable torch, so my apologies that you had to walk in the dark.

Warm regards,

Paul.
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Property: Ocean Jewels Resort
Address: Amitie | Grande Anse, Amitie, Praslin Island, Seychelles
Location: 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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