Les Villas D'Or is 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.
LLes Villas D'Or is 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 a handy clothes- horse. The floors of the villas are tiled in white and the walls are painted a light cream colour, 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 with 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 cream walls and smart grey curtains, and white 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 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. When we visited in July 2015, they had an arrangement with La Pirogue and Le Dauphin (subject to change); both are just a short walk or cycle away but complimentary return transfers are usually included! A cook can also be hired to cook meals in your villa for you, but advance notice is needed.
Our viewThis 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.
Accessible by: Self-drive or Fly-and-Transfer
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.
It is also possible to stay on a half-board basis, and evening meals can be arranged. When we visited in July 2015, they had an arrangement with La Pirogue and Le Dauphin (subject to change); both are just a short walk or cycle away but complimentary return transfers are usually included!
Family holidays: Les Villas d’Or provide a simple, self-catering accommodation for great-value family beach holidays in the Seychelles. Families might appreciate the flexibility these villas offer, as well as the little pool and some room for children to play outside.See more ideas for Family holidays in Seychelles
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, though not normally by trained child-minders.
Equipment: Cots and highchairs can be provided for infants with advance notice. A foldaway bed can be provided for children.
Generally recommended for children: This is a great option for families, and it tends to appeal to both couples and families alike. There is a small pool, large gardens for playing in and the opportunity to build sandcastles and splash in the sea just steps away.
Notes: Obvious care must be taken by parents when beside the water, both sea and pool.
Power supply: Mains Electricity
Power supply notes: UK -style 3-square-pin sockets are fitted throughout. It is advisable for travellers to bring an international adaptor if required.
Communications: Telephone and fax facilities are available in the main office, for a charge. There is cellphone reception at the villas. When we visited in July 2015, 30 minutes free WiFi per day was included, with charges for anything over and above this – around Euro6 per hour or Euro15 for 24-hours.
TV & radio: There is a television and DVD player in each villa, and you can borrow DVDs from reception.
Water supply: Mains
Water supply notes: The villas have a flushing toilet and shower.
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: Payments by Visa and Mastercard credit cards, as well as cash in Seychellois Rupees, Euro, US dollars and Pounds Sterling are accepted.