Situated on the north-west coast of La Digue, Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie is a lovely boutique hideaway set in gorgeous tropical gardens. It's the perfect choice for couples, particularly honeymooners, looking for a relaxed Seychelles holiday that's close to nature. The larger rooms (villas) have been individually designed and carefully built 'into' the hillside; this means none are identical. Interiors offer chic décor with much use of local wood and most having an open bathroom and terrace. Garden rooms have a bright modern décor.
If you can tear yourself away from the fabulous infinity pool and deck, it's worth hiring a bicycle (the island's main form of transport) to explore the many sights of La Digue and see how 'Seychelles life used to be'. The island is renowned for its beaches; Anse Source d'Argent is often listed on the top 10 most beautiful in the world, while further afield on the east coast, Anse Marron is spectacular.
This boutique hotel, perhaps the best on La Digue, has just 63 individual rooms and villas, all set in delightful tropical gardens which rise steeply up the hillside. Most are reached by a leisurely walk along winding pathways, although if you don't fancy the walk, buggy's are on hand to take the strain! All have a Seychelles design with thatched roofs. Garden Villas are closest to reception and sleep 2 adults and one child, 4 to 12 years; Villas de Charme are set further up the hillside with some having gorgeous sea views; more spacious Villas de Charme "Elegance" are located even higher up with spectacular views and also have an outdoor hot tub. Set right at the top of the resort, a simply stunning Presidential Villa offers 3 ensuite bedrooms and spacious living areas.... and some of the most breathtaking views in Seychelles.
Dining is a delight at Le Domaine de L'Orangeraie. The open-sided 'Combava' restauarant, set on a raised deck beside the main pool, offers all day à la carte menus. 'Santosha' restaurant serves breakfast, international themed buffets and live cooking stations, as well as views to Praslin. Nightly music is offered at the 'L'Alambic' bar. However, the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while capturing a magical sunset is at the infinity pool bar; relax in a sun lounger or stay in the pool and use the swim-up seats!
The hotel does offer complimentary snorkelling equipment and bicycle hire. La Digue is renowned for its beaches and all are just a cycle ride away - admittedly, some much close than others! Anse Source d'Argent, towards the far end of the west coast is often listed on the top 10 most beautiful beaches in the world and well worth a visit, while further afield on the east coast, Anse Marron is spectacular.
A spectacular spa tops the resort above the jungle-clad hillside, best reached by a buggy ride from your villa. Carefully built into the surrounding granite rocks, various treatment rooms offer amazing views across the islands. There's a choice of therapies and a treatment at sunset is an unforgettable experience, whether you are enjoying a honeymoon in Seychelles or an island-hopping adventure.
15-minute inter-island flight from Mahe to Praslin, car transfer to Praslin Island jetty, then 20 minute ferry to La Digue Island and a 5 minute transfer to the hotel. Alternatively, take the 1 hour Cat Cocos ferry from Mahe to Praslin and then onward to La Digue (20 minutes).
Free snorkelling equipment. Free bicycle hire. Guided nature walks and treks. Diving and fishing can be arranged. Shopping in hotel's boutique or in nearby village of La Passe.
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