We have just returned from an amazing two week stay at the Drake Seaside Apartment. I cannot recommend this apartment highly enough. Danielle & Spencer are the consumate hosts, nothing is too much trouble for them. They went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfortable. It certainly felt like a home from home due to their attention. We were lucky enough to be invited to dinner & were served a delicious chicken curry & fish dishes. It was the best food we had throughout our stay. If you are invited, do not turn it down!
The apartment itself is clean, roomy, and air conditioned throughout. There is cable TV with limited channels, a DVD player & free wifi. The kitchen is finished to a high standard with a fridge freezer, gas hob, electric oven & microwave. There is a small washroom with a good quality washing machine. There is a large balcony with a table & chairs & sun loungers, offering amazing views of Beau Vallon beach. You can while away the hours there & watch the fruit bats every evening before sunset. The apartment is cleaned every other day & is spotless.
The location is perfect, the beach is mere footsteps away at low tide. The snorkelling is very good & there were dive boats operating just off the reef - it is perfectly possible to swim out to the same location, without having to pay! If you are snorkelling, make sure you swim past the reef, there are many more fish to see.
There is a shop at the end of the drive, which is great for drinks & snacks - the banana bread is highly recommended, but you need to get their early (before 10am) before it sells out. There is a bigger shop which is better stocked about 5 minutes walk away.
Beau Vallon is about a 15 minute walk along the beach, where you will find a number of restaurants & the market on Wednesdays. It is the only beach on the island where water sports are available. There is a bus stop outside the apartment if you don't have a car.
If you have a car then Port Launay beach is great for kids. A day trip to the capital Victoria is also a must. There is a good market in town & it has the only hypermarket on the island.
I cannot thank Danielle & Spencer enough for our perfect holiday & we will return.
The Drake Seaside is the perfect place for a Seychelles vacation. Situated directly across the street from La Roches church in Bel Ombre on Mahe, it is easy to get to from Victoria, buy bus or taxi. A mini mart is steps away, while a larger grocery store is about a 5 minute walk. The restaurants of Beau Vallon are a 15 minute walk down the beach. The apartment itself is clean, roomy, and air conditioned. Danielle is the consummate hostess, always willing to provide tips and suggestions. I highly recommend.
Myself and my husband stayed here over New Year. Was beautiful property in goof location. Danielle was friendly and helpful. We was looking for somewhere hot and peaceful so we could relax. That is exactly what we got. Would highly recommend this property.
The location is amazing - sea view is fabulous. the place is very neat and newly constructed. the best part is the owners. they are extremely friendly and helpful. they went out of their way to ensure our stay was comfortable.
We arrived early in the morning from Germany and had a prearranged transfer to the Drakeside. Danielle was very nice in letting us use her apartment until the upper apartment was free and cleaned from the previous guests. The apartment is spacious, clean and has everything you need! We did not use the tele but spent a lot of time on the terrace balcony overlooking the bay. We did not have a car for the few days we stayed which was not a problem. There is a small place for getting food in walking distance and if need be busses run just past the house. We actually went to the Le Meridian for dinner twice and really enjoyed the small stroll. A great way to start our holiday in the Seychelles. Thanks!
Fantastic apartment, friendly owners who couldn't do enough for us, beautiful location, even the car had a sea view when it was parked up. We were back in the Seychelles to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and Danielle and her family helped make it a really special time. We would certainly stay here again and hope it won't be too long before we do. A big thank you to Danielle and your wonderful family
My husband and I stayed here for our one year anniversary and we're so happy we chose this accommodation. Danielle and Spencer are wonderful hosts who certainly made us feel very welcome. Spencer even cooked my husband fish on two of the nights. And when I needed our ferry tickets printed out Danielle was more than happy to let me use her printer. The home has amazing sea views and use of a kayak which my husband fished from every morning. And there's a small store literally two feet away if you need eggs, juice, or ice cream. The home has the needed utensils if your wanting to cook breakfast or dinner and a washer to clean clothes. Very close to Beau Vallon beach as well as the town of Victoria. Home is clean and the air conditioner works very well. We loved it here, thank you Danielle and Spencer for a memorable stay. We hope to return again!!