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Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden

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Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden

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Domaine de L'enfoncement Anse Royale, Mahe, Mahe Island Seychelles
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The tour will allow clients to discover Mahe island with a local licensed guide who will provide information on the history, geography, culture and all other aspects of Seychelles and living in Seychelles. The tour includes a visit of the capital Victoria, and the Sir Seylwyn Selwyn Clarke Market. Island Exploration offers clients customised tours according to their intrests and requirements. Other activities such as trail hiking or garden visits can also be included into the tour. The guide will provide draft itenaries to clients according to their interests, time constraint and budget. The guide will also suggest restaurants or alternatives according to client's wishes.
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agoodley wrote a review Aug 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates95 contributions88 helpful votes
Walking up, it felt like the opening scene from an Agatha Christie book - a grand old plantation from circa 1855, in the owner’s family for 5 generations. We were greeted by the owner herself and made to feel so welcome (despite having 3 small, loud children). We spent the full morning here and loved every historic minute spent climbing hills, viewing animals (Including giant tortoises), hiking in the woods and playing hide and go seek in all the acerage. We got a little lost in the extensive grounds with every type of fruit and spice tree you can imagine! Highlights: giant tortoises, a glimpse into the past, the owner, the hiking trails, (the only place on Mahe in early August open with turtles) Cons: up a steep one way road; hard to find Remember: bring 125 scr (around $5 I think) for entry pp; lunch is only served at fixed hours 12-2 I think Summary: I’ve been to Mahe and neighbouring islands many times, and on this trip of 6 weeks, I think this was my favourite. It is a truly special place, off the beaten tourist path. Really one of the most unique, quirky sights in the Seyschelles (which is saying a lot as there are so many). We will return!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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travel_a_lot_2012 wrote a review Feb 2020
oslo7 contributions2 helpful votes
Like others also have reviewed the animals are not well kept and what triggered me was how the turtles were doing. In a very small enclosure. One of the turtles looked like it wanted to escape with its head and front legs out of the enclosure, looked like it was getting trapped. A child tried to feed it outside of the enclosure which even worsened the situation which i tried to bring up the the mother but she was too busy filming the wonderful meeting.. look i know many dont see what is going on and im sorry if i ruined a planned experience with turtles. But please for the sake of the turtles go see the ones who are wild or ATLEAST in much better conditions than here. (On la digue you can meet wild giant turtles for instance). The map of the spices were very confusing and i asked about a particular plant. Instead of actually just showing me where it was they tried to explain for ages where it was, and what was also really strange was the colonial house which would have been an amazing experience of the past as it was when stepping up on the poch to enter, but the house is praivetly owned and so there are a lot of family photos and new things there disturbing the kind of feeling visiting this house could achieved. I also opened a door and turned out this was a second half of the house which was not for visitors. Would have been good with a sign or that the door was locked. In other words not a very well organised or thought through place. Gift shop was relaly nice with quality things but its not like i went wild in there as i didnt want to support the business and animal maltreatment. Cafe very expensive which i wouldnt have minded as the cafe itself was beautiful, but that just became to be another annoyance on the list after seeing the turtles
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Date of experience: February 2020
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tam5ina wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
We loved our visit to the garden - it’s an absolutely charming place with lots to see and learn, and rustic charm aplenty. The owner is an incredibly interesting lady who has travelled far and wide, so try and have a chat with her if she’s there doing the entrance tickets. The restaurant is also fantastic with gorgeous local food - Jardin du Roi is well worth a visit if you can manage to drive up the steep road to reach it :-)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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didier914 wrote a review Jan 2020
Chantilly, France283 contributions41 helpful votes
Path across the park in a garden with some information. Empty old birds cage . By some aspect need to be reniewed. Otherwise some nice plants : a guide will be welcome , unfortunately nothing. Wild trail in forest to be done . Entry 125 rs
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Melchior O wrote a review Jan 2020
Namur, Belgium1,224 contributions96 helpful votes
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Fantastic Garden and a beautiful view. The old house and the garden was really nice to visit as well as the restaurant. They also have giant tortoise and a gift shop.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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