Chateau St Cloud

'Superior' room

Perched high up amid the treetops and granite boulders above the plantation house, the 'superior' rooms at Chateau St Cloud overlook the hotel pool, tortoise pen and main house. However, the path to these rooms is a series of fairly steep, uneven concrete steps, so we do not recommend them for anyone with mobility or vertigo issues, or families with young children.

Once you've made the mini-trek, though, these timber cabins are quite quaint and pleasant, with a view that is rarely available on La Digue. With high ceilings, all-wood panelling and a chalet-style atmosphere inside, they are perfect for people who like to get away from it all. The interiors are spacious, if a little Spartan, and the double beds and reasonably sized en-suite bathroom, with shower and bath, are all simple but well kept.

These 'superior' rooms all have a wide terrace with wrought-iron table and chairs and two deck chairs for daytime relaxation and watching the fruit bats at sunset.

At the time we visited, it was possible to hear the lilting local reggae music drifting over the hillside from the neighbouring homes. While we rather enjoyed it, it may not be to everyone's taste.

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