La Digue – The resort Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie (Seychelles)

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Our last night on La Digue we spent at the beautiful Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie Resort & Spa, located in the northwest of the island.

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The luxury resort Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie

Considered one of the best hotels in La Digue, Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie offers 63 stunning villas and an impressive spa set in idyllic surroundings surrounded by lush tropical gardens.

The location on the island of La Digue

The hotel is super centrally located on La Digue. The Inter Island Ferry is an 8-minute walk away. Here at the port there are also the tourist information, grocery stores, takeaways, the police, a bank and bicycle rentals. The nearest beach to the hotel is the Anse Severe, which can be reached within a 5-minute walk.

The transfer to the hotel

For the first two nights on La Digue we stayed in a guesthouse, which is about 2 km or 25 minutes walk from the “Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie Resort”. We were all the more pleased that an employee of the “Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie Resort” picked us up from our guesthouse in the morning with a clubcar and drove to the resort. What a great service!

After we arrived at the resort, we got two delicious welcome drinks and were able to fill in the most important formalities. We were able to move into our room from 1 p.m. – but that was not very tragic, because we wanted to explore the island anyway with the bikes 🙂

The hotel complex

Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie offers a range of amenities on site for a relaxing stay. The perfect culinary meal is provided by two restaurants and three bars. If you want to be pampered, the Eden Rock Wellness Centre & Spa is the place to be. The spa is located on a peak surrounded by massive granite rocks and offers a magnificent view of the turquoise blue sea at every corner.

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The hotel complex of Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie Resort

On the hotel grounds there are a total of 63 stunning villas in different categories and price ranges, located in an idyllic setting surrounded by a lush tropical garden:

 20 x Garden Villa: The 70 m2 garden villas are decorated in an Asian-tropical style and feature a private terrace with outdoor shower.

 31 x Villa de Charme: The 70 m2 villas feature great Zen-style architecture made of abundant local stone and wood. One of the highlights is the large private veranda overlooking the tropical jungle.

 Villa de Charme Elégance: The 90 m2 villas are furnished identically to the Villas de Charme, but they are slightly larger and also have an outdoor jacuzzi.

 Garden Suite Residence: The 100 m2 Garden Suite Residences are very spacious and therefore specially designed for families. Each of the villas is decorated in a comfortable island style design.

 1 x Presidential Villa: The Non-Plus-Ultra is probably the 485 m2 presidential villa, which is perched above the grounds at the very end of the hotel area. The highlight is the private infinity pool and the fantastic view of the sea.

Other resort facilities include a private beach, an infinity pool, a tropical garden, the hotel’s boutique “Le Safran Vert” and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi is free of charge in all areas of the resort. If you want to get active, you can rent snorkelling equipment free of charge and swing on one of the bikes that can be rented through the hotel.

Our Villa de Charme

We really liked our 70 m2 Villa de Charme. We have rarely stayed in such a beautiful hotel room ❤ The villa has a great Zen-style architecture made of abundant local stone and warm wood. The living area and sleeping area are located in a large room, and there is also a dressing room and an outdoor bathroom with separate indoor toilet.

We felt insanely comfortable in the room: on the bed we just slept heavenly and the large private veranda overlooking the tropical jungle was a real highlight. Since the paths on the hotel grounds, especially to the villas on the hillside, are sometimes very long and steep, after a short call you are picked up by a clubcar in front of the room door and driven down to the reception. This is quite convenient and a great service.

The Infinity Pool

We spent the last hours of our departure day at the beautiful infinity pool, from which you have a fantastic view of the sea and Praslin. Finding a place here after breakfast was no problem at all – there were still enough loungers to invite you to relax.

The beach

Right next to the pool there is a small, private beach area with access to a beautiful lagoon separated from the sea by granite rocks.

Dinner

The hotel has two options for dinner. On the one hand, the “Santosha Restaurant”, where there is a buffet every evening under a different motto. On the other hand, the “Combava Restaurant”, which serves only a la carte. Since we are absolute buffet fans, the choice was not difficult for us. At the Fisherman Buffet we ended the day with a delicious dinner on the terrace with sea view.

Since the half board costs 55 EUR, you can of course also go out to eat. Within 5 to 10 minutes you are on foot in the centre of the main town of La Passe, where there are various dinner options (e.g. Take Aways, Restaurants, Pizzeria).

Overall, Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie Resort & Spa is one of the most beautiful hotels we have stayed in so far ❤

Our travelogues from the Seychelles

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