Praslin was the first island we visited. We stayed at Mango Lodge for 6 nights in March – what a perfect way to start our time in the Seychelles! We did a lot of research trying to choose where to stay, and, having seen some of the places we nearly chose, it is clear that we stayed in the BEST resort and BEST accommodation by far.
Cote D’or is a good base to explore the Island, and there are a couple of good supermarkets in the village. The Sagittarius Boat company on the beach offer boat excursions and also’taxi boats’ (as well as the free sunbeds for Mango Lodge residents!). We recommend the taxiboat to Anse Georgette for 30Euros each - you can choose your drop off/collection time and arrive direct on the beach . The only other method is to access via the other side of the island (go by bus or car) but you still have to book a time to visit the beach through the Lemuria Hotel. We also went on the half day excursion to Coco and Felicite which was well worth it.
As for Mango Lodge, we LOVED it and were sad to leave. Our chalet was very comfortable, and the view from our balcony was just breathtaking. It was amazing to wake up to this or enjoy looking at the stars before going to bed. Lesley was extremely welcoming and a great person to get to know. She was helpful with taking us to the Supermarket for supplies and was just starting a new service of offering ‘take away collection’ for people who fancy a night in without cooking – the menu had a good choice.
Some people may be concerned about the ‘hill’ but we didn’t have a problem with this – the road is smooth and it took about 10 mins to walk down easily. To come back up, it does take some effort but if you’re happy to have a bit of exercise at the end of the day, you’ll be fine! Anyhow, Lesley and the staff at Mango Lodge are helpful and can pop down and collect you from the bottom when you’re ready to go back. If we did go down in the evening, the restaurants took us back up for free so you don’t even notice! What’s important is that the accommodation you reach is well worth it –the tropical surroundings and the view are much nicer than being at the bottom in amongst the roads and houses.
Thank you Lesley for a wonderful stay and all the special thoughts on my birthday… and to Zita for the wonderful bouquet of flowers! We hope to see you all soon! xxx
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- Mango Lodge offers you a tranquil stay amongst tropical gardens. Our famous wooden chalets offer complete privacy with breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean and the surrounding islands. We look forward to welcoming you at our lodge. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mango Lodge Seychelles/Praslin Island