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 is ideal. Spend a couple of nights on the tiny picturesque island of La Digue, combined with one of the larger islands, such as Mahé or Praslin to get a real feel of the Seychelles.

The resort’s 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.

The all-day dining area is home to two restaurants that offer Mediterranean and Creole dishes. Head to Le Combava on the roof terrace for à la carte dining with an emphasis on seafood. Tuck into the catch-of-the-day and watch the sun set over the ocean from the deck at Santosha which also offers a buffet breakfast, live cooking station and international and Creole dishes. Sip cocktails in the elegant open-air lounge bar overlooking the lagoon, or at the casual pool bar.

The treehouse-style villas are tucked away in the tropical gardens and scattered up the hillside. Buggies are available to whisk you up to the hillside rooms and the higher up you go, the more impressive the views are. Garden Villas are set at the bottom of the hillside closer to the facilities while the Villa de Charme are set on the slope of the hill and feature an outside bathroom.

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Key information

Anse Severe beach on La Digue Island in the heart of the archipelago

Airport transfer time: Approx. 20 minutes by car and boat from Praslin airport
Rooms: 63

Good to know

Minimum stay: 3 nights 24 Dec-10 Jan. This hotel is closed 01-20 Dec. Due to its hillside setting the resort is only suitable for those with full mobility.

Accommodation information

63 contemporary villas

Activities

• Snorkel on the offshore reef • Browse local art and handmade jewellery at the Safran Boutique.

Dining

2 restaurants, 2 bars

What's included

Breakfast at Santosha.

Meal upgrade options (per person per night)

Half Board from £71 • Breakfast at Santosha and dinner at Santosha or credit towards Le Combava.

*Denotes local charge