Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie
“If you want to capture the true essence of the exotic lifestyle on La Digue Island, there will be no better place than Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie.”
This sublime establishment is considered by many to be the best hotel of la Digue Island. Located about 200 meters north of the small port town of La Passe, Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie is simply a haven of peace and serenity.
Covering several acres, this Zen-style resort faces the magnificent blue turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Ideally position, Le Domaine de l’Orangeraie is only few minutes from the beach.
It is good to know that the hotel is one among the best places that offer breathtaking views over the lush greenery of La Digue Island. If you are travelling by boat the journey will be a 1 hour trip from Mahé to Praslin and 20 minutes from Praslin to La Digue. If you prefer travelling by plane, the trip will be 15 minutes flight from Mahé to Praslin and 20 minutes boat trip from Praslin to La Digue.
The hotel offers gorgeous villas with rustic architecture where indigenous wood and local materials have been used to give the villas the cool and calm atmosphere that holiday seekers search for.
Located few steps away from the famous Anse Severe beach, the villas has been carefully design to reflect the true beauty of its surrounding.
After its extensive redevelopment in 2011, the hotel takes prides in providing more than 50 villas nestled throughout the tropical gardens and yet just a few steps away from the beach.
Set amidst exotic and lush garden, the villas provides all what need in terms of authenticity, simplicity and serenity. Wrapped in an enchanting surrounding the villas measures 60 square meters and easily accommodates 2 adults and 1 child. These villas are known for conveying the feeling of a true island experience. They are design in a tropical Asian-style with a unique Seychellois touch.
Room amenities are: well-equipped kitchen, living room with extra bed, private terrace, guest bathroom, air-conditioning and bathroom amenities.
Garden Suite Residence
If you are in quest of privacy and seclusion, the Garden Suite Residence is for you. Located in the exotic garden, the suite measures 100 square meters and features one main bedroom and a living area that can be converted in another room. This spacious residence is ideal for families and friends travelling together.
The Suites are kitted out in a comfortable island-style design and features a wonderful interior that evokes a feeling of wellbeing and security. Each Residence offers luxury bathroom with outdoor shower concept, air-conditioning, large terrace with modern furnishings, mini bar, separate toilet, telephone, television and Wi-Fi.
Villa de Charme
Ideally located against the slopes of the hillside, the Villa de Charme deserves its name; it is one of the most charming villas that you will ever see. Set amidst luxuriant and romantic tropical surrounding, the villas have been exquisitely designed to celebrate nature with local reaped materials.
Room amenities are king size bed, separate dressing room, plasma screen TV, satellite TV, private terrace, outdoor bathroom with thatched roof, air-conditioning and Wi-Fi. The Villa measures 60 square meters and can accommodates 2 adults and 1 child.
Villa de Charme Elegance
Located in the most secluded area of the resort, the Villa de Charme Elegance comes with its private whirlpool. The villas have been carefully designed to reflect the true spirit of le Domaine de l’Orangeraie in a pure Zen style and to offer the maximum of privacy and intimacy.
Guest of this luxurious villa will benefit from some VIP services such as: VIP welcome upon arrival, champagne with fruit basket, gift for two and free bicycle. The villa measures 100 square meters and can housed a maximum of 2 adults and 1 child.
If you fancy a private sanctuary where freedom, serenity, and opulence blend together, then the Presidential Villa is the perfect accommodation for you.
Enjoy spectacular and endless views of Praslin Island and the emerald waters of the Indian Ocean from your private terrace. Stylishly design, the Presidential Villa is the pinnacle of luxury and comfort, where you can free your mind and refresh your soul.
The expert therapist of the spa invites you to release all your worries and stress behind and feel re-energise after couple of treatments. Being the largest villa of the hotel, it covers 485 square meters and can easily accommodate up to 6 persons. Room amenities are 3 bedrooms, dedicated butler service, private terrace with swimming pool, deck extension with whirlpool, laundry services, mini bar, dining kiosk and resting lounge, outdoor bathroom, and amenities.
Guests are pampered by nearly 200 staff who live up to La Digue’s reputation for small-town friendliness. The hotel provides the following amenities:
- Room service
- Steam room/hammam
Surrounded by giant granite rocks, the spa is set high up at the back of the resort. You will not be disappointed in terms of panorama; the spa offers magnificent views over the sparkling lagoon.
Restaurant and Bars
The Santosha Restaurant graciously overlooks the Indian Ocean and provides breathtaking sunset views. They serve international cuisine as well as local Creole delicacies in an electric mix live cooking style. Open from 07.30 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. for breakfast, 19.30 p.m. to 21.30 p.m.
Le Combava Restaurant
Situated on the upper deck of Le Domaine, the Le Combava Restaurant serves à la carte meals only which are prepared from the best local ingredients of the Seychelles. The restaurant offers special Mediterranean signature menus with Creole and Asian accents in a cozy ambiance where you can enjoy your delightful dishes in calm. Open all day.
Found on a discreet terrace, the Alambic bar offers an open-air comfort and refreshment. Open as from 18h00 to 23h00.
Infinity Pool Bar
The perfect chill-out place, the Infinity Pool Bar serves stylish cocktails and aperitifs. Open as from 09h00 to 21h30 daily.
Domaine de L’Orangerie is situated just north of La Digue’s tiny main town, La Passe, making it an easy bike ride or walk away. There is no airstrip on La Digue, so transfer is by boat either direct from the main island Mahé (three hours) or via a short flight to Praslin followed by a 45-minute ferry ride. Zil Air also operates private helicopter transfers.
L’Orangeraie provides the following activities for its guests:
- Hiking and biking
- Catamaran excursion
- Helicopter views
- Visit of local craft and painting galleries in La Digue Island.