On arrival we had to wait a short time before being escorted to our villa. We were given a refreshing drink of fruit juice. As we approached our villa our first thoughts were "wow".
We walked up a short garden path, two steps to the veranda where wooden garden recliners and table were in prime spot to view the sea. The main door to the villa was open the full width of the lounge. Inside was a comfortable settee and chair, large coffee table, tv with video and dvd (which we never used). The other end of the lounge was a dining area leading to the kitchen. A fridge/freezer and microwave was a welcome sight. Next to the dining area was the back door. Windows were all around the kitchen and one side of lounge. The bedroom was huge, as was the very comfortable bed. There was a door to the veranda Plenty of cupboard and wardrobe space. The bathroom was spacious.
The villa was immaculate. Ceiling fans and air conditioning in the bedroom. The daily maid service kept everything clean, including towels and bedding. Every room had flowers on arrival, including the table on the veranda. During our visit the maid placed a small posy on the dining table or left flowers around the villa.
The walk to the beach took all of 30 seconds. It was perfect for swimming in the clear warm water. We took a lengthy walk along the beach to some rocks to snorkel. Not many people were around so it felt like our own private beach. Just inside the grounds were showers. A swimming pool with seating was available, but we prefer the sea. Videos/dvd's and books were in the reception area. A tortoise pen was nearby. Fresh beach towels were available.
The walk to the local village was along the main road or the beach. We took the beach route. There were a selection of eating places and shops. For self-catering I would bring more fresh food over from Mahe next time.
Pierre, the owner, was very friendly and helpful and available to answer any questions and offered good advice and suggestions. He organised a Creole evening at a nearby hotel. This included a buffet and music. It also gave us the chance to meet other guests from Villas d'Or. This was reasonably priced.
A car is recommended if you intend to eat out regularly, especially if you want to find the cheaper take-aways, although Pierre can arrange with the restaurant transport to and from. Buses are not to time as on Mahe (If this matters to you)
We hired a car and also took a day trip to La Digue whilst here.
We had a wonderful time and intend to return in the future. Last thought. Why is this only rated as 3* for self-catering, deserves 5*.
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