Le Domaine de l'Orangeraie 

An enchanting haven of peace

This intimate, elegant retreat blends rustic-chic with contemporary style and is perfect for couples.

If you are looking for a relaxing break in a romantic setting, then this welcoming resort on tiny picturesque La Digue is ideal. Its architectural style – plenty of warm wood, stone and thatch – reflects the natural beauty of the island which is studded with large pink granite rocks. The zen-style décor, seamless service and comfortable open-air areas create a soothing home away from home. The resort is set in lush vegetation just steps from a beautiful white-sand beach and the offshore coral reef offers superb snorkelling. The stunning infinity pool overlooks the bay and the sleek sundeck is the perfect spot for admiring the sunset over the ocean and the mountains beyond.

Why we love Le Domaine de l'Orangeraie

  • Combine a few days here with a stay on a larger island, such as Mahé or Praslin, and you’ll get an authentic feel of the Seychelles

  • It has a stunning natural setting on a steep hillside draped in greenery and teeming with birds, overlooking a pretty beach

  • The rustic-luxe rooms – and especially the stunning half-thatched outdoor bathrooms – will look very good on your Instagram

  • Tucked away in a corner of the grounds, the inviting spa may be one of the most restful places on the planet

4 stars
Apr - May, Oct - Nov
Seychelles
13½ hours (indirect flight; not including stopover times)
Anse Severe beach on La Digue Island in the heart of the archipelago
Approx. 20 minutes' transfer from Praslin airport to Praslin jetty, followed by 15 minutes' boat transfer to La Digue and 5 minutes' golf buggy ride from jetty to hotel. A helicopter transfer is also available on request at an extra cost
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  • Spas & wellness
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The all-day dining area is home to two restaurants that offer Mediterranean and Creole dishes. Sip cocktails in the elegant open-air lounge bar overlooking the lagoon, or at the casual pool bar.

Santosha
Enjoy a tasty buffet breakfast and international and Creole dishes for dinner at the main restaurant, which offers an al fresco setting, stunning ocean views and a live cooking station so that you see the expert chefs create your delicious meals.

Le Combava
This chic roof-terrace lounge occupies the upper deck of the all-day dining area and offers an à la carte menu of local and international dishes for lunch and dinner, with an emphasis on seafood, accompanied by fine wines.

Alambic Bar
Open from 9am until 10.30pm, this open-air bar has an elegant terrace setting overlooking the lagoon and a vast selection of drinks including an impressive wine list.

Infinity Pool Bar
Enjoy a tempting choice of cocktails at this casual all-day bar between the swimming pool and the beach.

With a different theme every night, the choice of dishes at Santosha is always enticing.

What's included

Breakfast at Santosha.

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast at Santosha and dinner at Santosha or credit towards Le Combava.

The stunning Eden Rock Wellness Centre & Spa is perched upon a peak and offers magnificent views over the lagoon and its own range of products: Nourished by Nature. Facilities include single and double massage rooms, a hammam and a lounge. There is no gym, but there are bicycles available to hire if you want to explore La Digue and hiking trails a short walk or pedal away. And if you walk up the hill to the uppermost villas instead of taking a buggy, you’ll definitely get a good workout.

There’s a coral reef teeming with life just offshore, which you can explore using the free snorkelling equipment, and other water sports can be organised.

The bathroom amenities, including the signature patchouli and lime shower gel, are all-natural and made by a local company. Many of the materials used in the construction, from volcanic rock to driftwood, were sourced from La Digue. At the small boutique, local brands, artists and makers are well represented. The grounds are densely planted with indigenous trees and shrubs, which provides a refuge for a host of birdlife.

This hotel welcomes guests over 12 years old.

Minimum stays apply.

Due to its hillside setting the resort is only suitable for those with full mobility.

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