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Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden

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Address: Domaine de L'enfoncement | PO Box 3037, Anse Royale, Mahe, Mahe Island, Seychelles
Phone Number: 4371313
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Beware the Restaurant

The gardens are great as has been previously said, but having visited here over many years they have now really increased the price at the restaurant. It used to be good value but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The gardens are great as has been previously said, but having visited here over many years they have now really increased the price at the restaurant. It used to be good value but now is over priced. They also do not include on the menu price the tax which is not usual. When presented with the bill they had also... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Believe it or not, cinammon, vanilla, nutmeg and others similar grow in nature and can be seen at Jardin du Roi. The garden includes a lot of other plants, including indigenous ones like coco de mer and coco marron. Restaurant with nice view and good food, although a bit more expensive than average.

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Reichenau an der Rax, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The drive up to the spice garden was quite an adventure...tiny, tiny, steep road with some side ditches. It was worth it though, for the gardens were beautiful and laid out in such a way that feel both organised but natural and wild. They give you a nice map and description of all the trees and plants and you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Beautiful gardend reach in various exotic plants. There is also a caffe and we expected to taste some of the friuts there but there are no fruits on the menu.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Not only does the spice gardens have excellent manicured gardens but it also has walkable trails for each and every one. Although it is not so accessible and one may get lost trying to look for it, the steep grade of the road and numerous times you get lost more than makes up for the ambiance, history and outdoor enjoyment!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

As with many places of interest on Mahe the beauty of the location with fascinating but understated history adds to the ambience and blissful peace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The lunch we had here was one of the best we had on the island. The gardens are very old and charming. The owner spoke with us and shared some interesting history and information. Just lovely.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Very tranquil, beautiful gardens - quite a bit of a walk from the bus station. We were there on a Sunday and had the lunch planteur - delicious! You can try so many different typical dishes. If you can, go on a Sunday and have lunch there.

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Triangle, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We both being foodies and me a Chef love learning about Spices and La Jardine Du Roi did not dissapoint. Up in the mountain with wonderful view. To see everyday spices growing and what they look like on the bush/tree was a real eyeopener. Nutmeg, Vanilla, Mace, Cloves and so many many more amazing. The little Restaurant was was also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I had a lovely afternoon walk and lunch on the terrace. Do explore all the different paths. If you are lucky the owner will be there and share with you her experience growing up in the Seychelles.

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