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“This deserves to be number 1.” 5 of 5 stars
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Cocotier du Rocher
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“This deserves to be number 1.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

My husband and I stayed here at the beginning of June. Both La Digue Island and this guest house were our favourite place we stayed in the Seychelles. The service from the first email sent was exceptional. The room was beautiful, immaculately clean and the lovely garden outside full of fruits and singing birds. The welcome from Stephane was wonderful and for the younger female travellers, be prepared to swoon. Be aware that you will need to get hold of food if you are self-catering as there is now a welcome pack, but tea, salt and pepper etc. is provided. You may want to bring some cooking oil as this is not. It is very easy to get what you need as there are two supermarkets very close selling the basics.

Verena is not only a wonderful hostess but an exceptional cook. He grilled fish was amazing and the food she prepared was far better than the other considerably more expensive options we encountered on the island. Also you can buy some wine and eat on your terrace, which is a lovely and relatively inexpensive option in a country where eating out is very expensive. The positioning of the place is very good indeed. You are close to Belle Vue for a walk with a great view and an easily cycling distance from all of the amazing beaches. We cycled all around this beautiful island and loved every minute. The guesthouse arranged both our taxis to and from the jetty and our bike hire. They were so warm and hospitable and I very much enjoyed chatting about the island and the country with Verena and Stephane.

I have done a great deal of travelling and I can honestly say this place deserves its no. 1 spot on Tripadvisor. It is very reasonably priced for the Seychelles, especially for a little oasis so well run by such lovely people. – Stay here, relax and enjoy every minute. Feel from to PM with any additional questions.

  • Stayed June 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
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  • Rooms
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Lviv, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

We enjoyed very much staying at this beautiful and cozy place. It actually far more pretty that it appears from pictures. Garden is so well mantained, villas are perfectly clean and have everything needed. Bathroom is very comfortable and spacious.
The whole other story are hosts - Stephan and Verena made everything to let us feel comfortable and welcomed.
I'd say there is no other place like this and one definetely should choose Cocotier du Rocher @ La Digue! You won't regret!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Stephan is fantastic...this is great place to spend a couple of days in la digue. they set us up with bikes, directions, suggestions for food, fresh fruit juice...we had a late checkout with access to a shower, which was wonderful.

great hospitality overall!

Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

We have spent 5 days in Cocotier du Rocher in October 2012, and it has been a real pleasure!!! The bungalows are so lovely, clean & gorgeous! Private terrace is in front of a beautiful tropical garden. The breakfast and the dinners you can have on your private terrace are fantastic! Verena is a great cook! We really recommend having breakfast & dinner there, that's the best place to eat in La Digue. And the best place to stay as well :-) !!!! We definitely recommend this place and the lovely hosts Verena and Stephane!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Nice people that build the houses themselves (Vera's sons are architect and constructor), they are placed in a nice garden. We stayed with two couples in two differen villa's (labour and Tann) they were both great. Enough space, great bathroom and nice kitchen. Each two villa's are attached but they are all very private.
Stefan is a nice guy and wants to help you out with everything. Booked a good snorkling trip. He also has good bikes, you really need those here, everyone is on the bike! Basically you can't go wrong here, book and hope that they have room. I did see some other places but these looked much better.

Only downside I can think of is that you need to ride the bike a bit to go to the beach. But that has little to do with du rocher and counts for most places on Digue. We often went to d'argent, grand & petit anse, which are all in nice distance. D'argent is closest and one of the best 2,5km I think but some brilliant but you need to pass through the park gate and pay entrance each time. But it's all more than worth it with the great island feeling and beautiful beaches

La digue is really the best of the three islands and this was our lovely place to stay. La digue is where you really get the island feeling, and I would surely book this again,

  • Stayed December 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We LOVED it here!
We stayed in Coco Sec which was a large spacious room with a little kitchenette. We were able to buy food supplies from around the corner and eat our breakfast on the terrace. The lodge is semi-detached so we shared the terrace with our neighbours, but it is screened off to seperate and any noise was barely noticeable.
The gardens are like a tiny bit of paradise and it was a real treat to be able to enjoy them so easily. Added to this, the owners are extremely friendly and made it a more enjoyable experience.
You are able to hire bikes from here to cycle round the island.
This place is just perfect as it is and hopefully one day we will return.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

We stayed in La Digue for 9 nights, 7 of them at Cocotier du Rocher, 2 at another guest house on the island. We can definitely say that Cocotier du Rocher is by far the best guest house we stayed in and probably the best in the whole island.

The guest house is run by a mother and son (Verena and Stefan) heading a small team who all are extremely welcoming, and friendly and ensured that our stay was really enjoyable and we felt like at home. When I badly sunburnt myself and had to spend a few days recovering in the chalet, every day Verena and Stefan came personally to see how I was doing and lifted my spirits. They even arrange the words "get well soon" in flower petals on the bed which was a really touching gesture. While I was resting at the chalet, I didn't mind since it was so relaxing and peaceful enjoying looking at the garden views and creatures.

The rooms are very spacious - the chalets have huge verandah where you can enjoy watching the birds, wildlife and the views of the incredible garden. It's particular pleasant to wake up to the sounds of birds singing and watching the hummingbirds right outside the verandah. The 3 semi-detached chalets are spread out around the garden and the plants are carefully planted in order to create privacy around the each of the chalets so you don't see other guests. I think this is particularly unique about this guest house compared to all the others, you don't feel that you are in a guest house but more like your own verandah in your own garden.



The large garden is very well looked after with lots of unusual and beautiful plants, flowers, banana, papaya and mango trees. Some of the chalets also have their own private hammocks.

We would like to say a special thank you to Verena and Stefan and their team for all they did to ensure our stay was a pleasant and enjoyable as possible.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: La Digue Island, Seychelles
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Location: Seychelles > La Digue Island
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Ranked #3 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in La Digue Island
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