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CaranaBeach Hotel, Mahé Island

CaranaBeach Hotel

Mahé Island, The Seychelles

CaranaBeach Hotel sits in a quiet cove flanked by granite boulders and swaying palm trees surrounded by lush vegetation.

With a light, fresh feel to its contemporary design, the hotel reflects the beachfront location with a chic yet casual atmosphere. The rooms are designed to make the most of the hillside views over the lagoon and each has a spacious balcony.


A good-value option with a great setting and contemporary design, this hotel offers a relaxed atmosphere, excellent ocean views and spacious rooms.

OUR RATING: First Class

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The 40 chalets are all spacious with light, modern decor and a nautical theme. All overlook the ocean with a good-size balcony or deck from which to enjoy the views. The 12 Ocean View Pool Chalets have their own private plunge pool and are slightly larger.


Located on the northern tip of Mahé, CaranaBeach Hotel sits in a cove of golden sand.

Sitting almost alone in the cove, it feels quite private and secluded but is actually located next to the coastal road that runs around the north tip of the island. From here you can easily travel to Beau Vallon or the capital Victoria by taxi, hire car or even local bus for the equivalent of 20 pence per way.

The beach is beautiful, however there is no reef here so at some times of year the waves can be larger than other beaches on the island. It isn’t always possible to swim in the sea, but there's a beachfront swimming pool available.

Food and drink

Breakfast and dinner are served in the main restaurant, Lorizon, which sits in an elevated position above the beach with views out over the ocean. Regular themed evenings are available through the week such as Creole night, Asian night, or barbecues on the terrace. 

Lunch and evening cocktails are served in a more casual spot right next to the beach and by the pool.


The resort welcomes families and the Ocean View Chalets can accommodate an extra child alongside two adults. There's no children's club but the resort can offer babysitting with 24-hours' notice.

Facilities and activities

The hotel has a pool overlooking the beach and the ocean but other than that, the activities offered at the hotel are fairly minimal. Most guests take advantage of the opportunity to relax at the beach or use the hotel as a base from which to explore the island.

Local excursions

There are plenty of places to visit on the island and a variety of land- and water-based activities available, either locally or prebooked by your specialist. These include guided walks around the nature trails where you can experience the rich biodiversity of the Seychelles and wide-reaching panoramic views.


There isn’t a dive school at the hotel but staff will be happy to help you arrange something with local operators.

Spa Facilities

The Sens Spa occupies a serene spot in the heart of the property with two relaxing treatment rooms including a couples' treatment room. Locally sourced ingredients are used in the treatments and the property has created their own ‘Carana’ blends of essential oils for use in massages.

Tour ideas in Mahé Island

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at CaranaBeach Hotel as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Guided nature hikes in the Seychelles
      Anse Major Trail, Mahé

      Guided nature hikes in the Seychelles

      Guided nature hikes in the Seychelles

      Accompanied by a private guide, step foot into the palm-strewn mountainous interiors of Mahé or Praslin. Look out for endemic orchids and the Seychelles blue pigeon as you take in some of the best island views.

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    • Mahé private island tour
      Mission Lodge Viewpoint, Morne Seychellois National Park, Mahé

      Mahé private island tour

      Mahé private island tour

      A private guide shows you the highlights of Mahé on this full-day tour. Smell vanilla pods in Victoria’s market, sip totes of local rum, peer up at nutmeg and cinnamon trees in a spice garden and walk the sands of Anse Soleil Beach.

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    • Sainte Anne Marine Park by catamaran
      Odezir Catamaran, Mahé

      Sainte Anne Marine Park by catamaran

      Sainte Anne Marine Park by catamaran

      Take to the decks of a crewed catamaran for a guided tour of Sainte Anne Marine Park, which lies off the shores of Mahé. Stop off to snorkel among feeding turtles and walk among giant tortoises on Moyenne Island.

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    Mahé Island and nearby places