Villa | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Villa Calice is a self-catering villa nestled in a quiet area only 50 meters from the beach. The beach can be viewed from the front veranda as you relax in your own lush tropical garden. Four rooms comfortably sleep up to 8 persons. The semi-private beach is safe and quiet. Long walks are a must to catch the breathtaking colorful sunsets. Many amenities such as hotel dining, stores and beaches are only a short distance away. Local fishing, island hopping and cuisine can be arranged upon arrival with the caretaker. Live like a local while experiencing the vacation of a life time. The villa is easy to find and is only 15 minutes by taxi from either the jetty or airport on Praslin. The villa is well maintained, safe, quiet and not far from many tourist sites such as Vallee de Mai. The Vallee de Mai is called the Garden of Eden and is home to the world's largest coconut (Coco de Mer) and the famous Black Parrot. One of the highlights of Villa Calice are visits from the rare black parrot who frequent the villa's garden. The villages of Grand Anse and Baie St. Anne are only a short distance away. Whether you want to go fishing, explore the local sights or just relax on the beach, Villa Calice is a great homebase while on Praslin. Staying on Praslin at Villa Calice means you are only a short distance from many islands including La Digue.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||La Pointe|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: 15 minute by car 10 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Praslin region
Praslin is the second largest island of 115 in the Seychelles group. It is ideally located for local island hopping, swimming or any water activities. The Seychelles Island group is located 1000 miles off the east coast of Africa and four degrees south of the equator. As the islands are located on the equator the daily temperatures range from 26 to to 33 degrees celius which is warm and comfortable. Also due to the location the islands rarely see severe storms. The two main seasons are rainy monsoons with months of dry periods. Rainy seasons are in August and December. Due to recent climate changes the rainy seasons have become more difficult to predict. Rains tend to be heavy, but not long lasting so any outings can still be planned and enjoyed. Visiting and traveling is easy as most Seychellois people speak English, French and the local dialect of Creole. As a tourist distination many locals speak other languages such as Spanish, Italian, Germain or others. If visiting for a week or more consider visiting La Digue for a trip into the past where the main transportation is by ox cart and home to many breath taking beaches. Other islands to consider are Bird, North, Cousin or Cousine (the cousins!). Each has its own beauty and attraction. The smaller inner island are best accessable from Mahe, the main island. Mahe offers many experiences, a faster pace of life, the capital city and opportunity to check off one more of the 115 islands.
Seychelles was settled by the French and English over a long period of time thus the reason why most speak both languages well. The main religion is Catholic and a trip to any local church is worth the time. The peoples of Seychelles can trace their origins to France, England and many parts of Africa and East India. The varied ethnic backgrounds influences the local cuisine in the very best way. Try bat curry, la dob (a wonderful dessert), jack fruit, custard apple or breadfruit chips. Superstition has it once you have eaten breadfruit you are bound to the island and must return. Visitors can be treated to hot curries with rice, to spicey grilled fish fresh (served with head and tail on) from the local waters or orange coconuts havested the same day. Nothing more refreshing than cool coconut milk right from mother nature's container.