We spent a week at the Villas D'Or in July as part of a 2-centre holiday, with the first week on Mahe.
Gorgeous tropical paradise, wonderful coastline and hilly, forested interior. Good base for trips to other islands such as La Digue. Depending on the time of year, some beaches are dangerous for swimming so do some research if this is important to you. The weather was generally very good, although it rained briefly once or twice it dried up again very quickly.
Right on the beach (see photos) on the East coast of Praslin. The beach is absolutely superb, a long swathe of white sand and with a very calm sea (at least in July). There are several other hotels and restaurants nearby, although the road is unlit and there is no footpath so a car is handy, as well as making it a lot easier to explore the island. Although there are some local shops and supermarkets the range of food is very limited with almost no fresh fruit/veg/meat so don't plan on being able to cook exotic dinners.
Well appointed with good size deck area and well furnished. The kitchen has all you need for the sort of cooking you are likely to be doing on a holiday like this. The slatted construction of the door and window frames means that it is impossible to keep insects out at night, so if you are bothered by mosquitoes take an electric repellent or get mosquito coils locally. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the maid sevice was very efficient. As the villas are semi-detached, if you only occupy one half you can hear your neighbours through the shared wall although this was no worse than in some hotel rooms. The tropical gardens are very well-tended and the villas are laid out so that they do not really overlook one another.
Superb destination for a relaxing holiday in luxurious surroundings without the formality of a hotel.
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- Your home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Les Villas d`Or Hotel Praslin Island
- Les Hotel Praslin Island
- Les Hotel d Or
- Les Villas D'Or Seychelles/Praslin Island