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“Fantastic place to stay.” 5 of 5 stars
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Le domaine de Bacova
PO Box 132 | Pointe Au Sel, Au Cap, Mahe Island, Seychelles   |  
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Knaresborough
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Fantastic place to stay.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

We stayed at Bacova at the end of April. We had read good reviews regarding Bacova and the great hospitality that Henri and his family gave. We were not disappointed, the grounds that the Bungalow and Villas are in is beautiful, full of fruit trees and flowers, the perfect setting, it is 50yds from a lovely beach and 1Km from local shops (Kumar Kumar shop) where you can get all your goods.
There are some fantastic beaches nearby,"Takamaka, anse Royal, anse soliel and some great places to eat, Surfers café and "Kaz Kreole" has great smoked fish pizzas.
Our accommodation was the bungalow which was very comfortable and clean and it is well appointed with microwave ,toaster hob fridge freezer, TV, DVD, kettle and all crockery and pans plus a great comfy bed. it was cleaned every day and fresh towels and bed linen. It was lovely to sit outside on the porch and eat breakfast whilst choosing which beach to visit. Point au Sel " the location of Bacova "is secluded from the hustle and bustle of the north of the island but with a hire car you can go wherever you wish.
Henri and his charming wife Beryl being Scheyshelior know so much about the islands and are very helpful in helping you make the most out of your holiday. Henri organised a hire car for us and suggested areas to visit and local information on where to park and when to visit places.
Henri is the best when it comes to hospitality and made us feel so welcome and was always helpful in answering any questions we had, not only is he a really great host he is a fantastic cook....on our final day he cooked us a red snapper, "lemon juice and olive oil....fantastic. We swopped recipes, Henri gave us fish recipes and I cooked scones and Yorkshire puddings,( not with the red snapper though)
Our stay at Bacova was a fantastic holiday made more special by Henri, Beryl , Oceana and Hugo, they made us feel like family and were so generous with there time and advise.
A stay at Bacova is a must, as it is the perfect place to chill, relax, and explore the island. I cannot fault anything about our stay at Bacova and I would highly recommend a stay at Bacova, it has everything you would need for a relaxing, peaceful and friendly holiday, We are looking to return next year.

Many Many thanks Henri for making our holiday special. and don't forget... you have to be in it to win it...Ha Ha

Pete & Shirley.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Biddinghuizen, The Netherlands
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

we have a great holiday in this house. Henri was very helpfull and offers good service to his clients.he cooked for us a nice fisch, a red snapper , 3 kg! it was wonderfull.
the housekeeping is the best! Lyssian is the best made you can have. she learned us to cook the real curry! every day our house was cleaned. we will recommend this accomodation to everyone!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I'd give this a very good were it not for the noise from the road and the mattress!

We stayed in the studio called 'Hugo' for 6 nights over Christmas. The studio (bedroom) is very spacious and well appointed. For the price we paid it is good value for money.
The balcony with a table faces the road so it is very noisy all the time. Cars speed by even late in the night.
However,that said it is in a good location, close to Anse royale- best snorkelling location and also you can connect to to other inner roads on the island easily from here
The kitchenette is basic and has everything you would need to cook simple basic meals. It has a kettle, toaster, and 2 plate electric stove, fridge and basic utensils. There is no oven.

The bathroom has a corner bath tub fitted with a shower which we found quite odd- considering in the space available there could have been a nice sower cubicle.
The villas are cleaned everyday except on Sundays and public holidays. They don't come equipped with a mop and broom in case you spill anything...

What kind of disappointed me was the bed. There were 2 single mattresses joined together to make a double bed. But it was very uncomfortable so essentially my husband and I had separate beds as such- what a way to damped a romantic holiday.... So if you happen to get Hugo studio make sure they do something about the mattress.

It is true the villa is 50 m from the beach but the beach across the villa is not very wide or swimmable. it has lots of rocks...The nearest good beach is Anse royale. There is a good supermarket nearby called Kumar and Kumar (apparently one of the best in Mahe). There are fewrestaurants around this area- Kaz Kreol and les dauphins hereux are the more popular ones.

The owner Henri has a pool for his personal use. It was very tempting to use it especially because of the rains... Perhaps he should consider having a small pool in the garden for guests...

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Batroun
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

Seychelles was a fabulous experience,it is the most beautiful place I've ever visited , and for a stranger to feel so comfortable and peaceful he needs to be at home , le domaine de bacova was like a home for me , henri and the staff are like the helpful neighbors you have in your neighborhood , i cannot describe how much comfortable we were in our stay , i visited seychelles with my girlfriend and a cousin of mine , we stayed in the villa , it was well furnished with everything you need , from kitchen tools , to comfortable sofas ,tv, internet , telephone .... we didnt feel that we need anything more to make our stay better ,
staff are very friendly , house cleaned everyday , not to forget that pointe au sel is a perfect location to be in , you feel secluded from all the touristic hustle yet you can reach any location on the island within 30 minutes by car...transportation is not a problem , since you can manage to rent a car with henri or contact any local with a fair deal of money they can take you anywhere on the island .
seychelles was truely an unforgettable experience thanks to the hospitality of henri and the bacova establishment .... i highly recommend it for tourists looking for a peaceful and calm place to stay.
and i will never hesitate to book again in Le domaine de bacova as soon as i reach the island again.

Thank you
henri and the staff.

Room Tip: for 4 people the villa is great.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pescara, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2010

Best location, a few minutes from Anse Royale beach, 10 minutes drive from great Anse Forbans, 15 minutes drive from wonderful Anse Intendance.
The villa in very clean, furnished with all you need for a comfortable stay, the staff is friendy and the owner Henri in so kind that you can feel in heaven (I have no words to describe what he does for me in arranging my wife's birthday)
Thank you so much

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: PO Box 132 | Pointe Au Sel, Au Cap, Mahe Island, Seychelles
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Location: Seychelles > Mahe Island > Au Cap
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Au Cap
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Number of rooms: 5
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