I stayed at Fleur de Sel with my boyfriend over Christmas. Having read the other reviews on trip advisor, our expectations were much higher than what we ended up experiencing. Mrandrew's review was the closest to our experience.
The interior of the villa was nice and modern - comfy sofa, large shower, good bed. It was very clean, and well kept.
The location, however, was a problem for us. Though potentially great, being located on the beach front, it certainly was not one of the nicer beaches on Mahe, with quite a lot of algae, and very still water. So, nice for a wander along, but not fantastic for swimming. There is a better beach about 15 minutes up the road, though.
The location is also very isolated. It is a short walk from the village of Anse Royale, but it's quiet and a bit bleak - there really are only a few small shops and two restaurants (Kaz Kreole is very good). The location wouldn't be so much of a problem if you have a car, but we didn't, so felt a bit stranded and limited.
One of the main problems, though, was the lack of contact with the owners. They did not show up the entire time we were there, which made the experience feel even more isolated. The office was open, but there was never anyone there, which felt a bit creepy! When we arrived the internet didn't work (frustrating, as we were unable to contact our families on Christmas day), and it was impossible to contact the owner about it to get it fixed. It would've been a much better experience had someone been there to give us information, or to help out with enquiries or problems.
Altogether a mixed bag. Main advice would be to only stay there if you rent a car.
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- Also Known As:
- Fleur De Sel Seychelles/Anse Royale, Mahe Island