Les Villas D'Or are situated on the northern coast of Praslin Island....
Les Villas D'Or: Our full report
Les Villas D'Or are situated at the eastern end of Anse Volbert on the northern coast of Praslin Island, away from the busiest section of the beach. It is a haven of peace and quiet and the beautiful sand and azure-blue sea are just a few footsteps away.
Les Villas D'Or are primarily a self-catering option, although a continental breakfast and dinner can be arranged if requested in advance. The property comprises 10 spacious villas in total, two of which are family villas which have two bedrooms instead of one. The villas are well-spaced out in the property's well-tended tropical gardens, configured in blocks of two (except for the family villas which are stand-alone). Only two of the villas have real sea-views, but all have very pleasant views of the gardens.
The villas are spacious and built from stone in traditional style with bright green corrugated iron roofs. Each villa has a good-sized wooden decked terrace and garden, with sunbeds, reclining chairs, coffee table and clothes horse. The floors of the villas are tiled in white and the walls are painted a pale yellow which gives a light and airy feel.
From the main lounge of the villas concertina-style glass doors open the full breadth of the terrace. In the lounge you will find a wicker cushioned sofa and armchair, teak coffee table and television cabinet. The open-plan kitchen and dining area are towards the rear of the villas, with a table and chairs and breakfast bar. The white-tiled kitchenette is equipped wooden cabinets, a fridge/freezer, electric hob, microwave, kettle, coffee machine and toaster.
The bedrooms have a similarly light and airy feel and are again simply decorated will pale yellow walls and matching curtains, and green floral bedspreads. There are large in-built wooden wardrobes, air-conditioning, electronic safes and wall-mounted hairdryers. There is also a vanity unit with mirror. The white tiled en-suite bathrooms have a shower, toilet, single sink and bidet.
The villas offer a daily maid service (although washing up is not included!) and linen, bath and beach towels are provided.
Les Villas D'Or offer a few facilities for its guests: a small swimming pool, sunbeds, and bicycle rental. The managers are also happy to help guests arrange activities such as golf, diving, island-hopping trips and car hire. Guests can also use the internet in the main office on request and borrow DVDs. As this is a self-catering property there is no restaurant or bar on-site although if you wish to stay on half-board, evening meals can be arranged at “Tante Mimi" restaurant which is about a five minute walk away. A cook can also be hired to cook meals in your villa for you, but advance notice is needed.
This is one of the best self-catering options that we have seen on Praslin Island. The villas are in a beautiful and peaceful location, but are still just a short bike ride to the restaurants and shops of Anse Volbert Village. Book in advance as this is bound to be a popular option!
Ideal length of stay: 3 nights or more
Directions: Les Villas D'Or are situated about 25 minutes' drive from Praslin Airport and about 10 minutes from the jetty.
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Room Only
Food quality: This is a self-catering property but an in-villa continental breakfast and dinner service can be provided if advance notice is given. If staying on half-board evening meals are taken at “Tante Mimi" restaurant.
Attitude towards children: Les Villas D'Or is a family friendly property.
Property’s age restrictions: None.
Special activities & services: Babysitting can be arranged on request.
Equipment: Cots and chairs can be provided for infants. An extra bed can be provided for children.
Generally recommended for children: This property is popular with couple and families alike.
Power supply: Mains Electricity
Communications: Telephone, fax and email facilities are available in the main office. There is mobile reception at the villas.
TV & radio: There is a television and DVD player in each villa and you can borrow DVDs from reception.
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: No
Medical care: The nearest medical centre is in Baie St Anne about 10 minutes' drive away
Dangerous animals: Low Risk
Fire safety: There is a fire extinguisher in the kitchen of each villa.
Disabled access: Not Possible
Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Extra Charge
Money: There are electronic safe deposit boxes in all of the Villas.
Accepted payment on location: Visa and Mastercard credit cards and major currencies are accepted. Travellers' cheques are not accepted.