Fleur de Lys is situated near the western beaches of La Digue, close to the ferry jetty and along the small path leading to famous bay Anse Source d’Argent. It comprises just eight chalets and provides either self-catering or bed-and-breakfast accommodation. Breakfasts are served on chalet terraces, as there is no communal dining room. However, there is the option to arrange other meals, if need be. Additionally, two restaurants, takeaways and a shop are a short walk away – and each chalet includes a kitchenette with kettle, fridge and microwave.
All eight chalets are set in gorgeous gardens. They contain one bedroom each, but it is possible to make up extra beds in the lounge. All feature shower room, open-plan lounge and kitchen, and terrace to relax and enjoy the view of the gardens, with their tall takamaka trees. Only the bedrooms are air conditioned, but each lounge is pleasantly airy due to its double doors onto the terrace. Furnishings throughout are contemporary and uncluttered, though there is an occasional nod to colonial style.
A range of activities is available on La Digue. Fleur de Lys is only 150m from Anse Réunion beach and close to Anse Source d’Argent too. We recommend hiring bikes at the jetty, as biking is a great way to explore the island. A visit to La Passe feels like a journey back in time, as this village contains so few cars and noise. Snorkelling and fishing trips plus excursions to other islands may be arranged at the port. There is plenty to do at L’Union Estate & Copra Factory, such as visiting its Old Plantation House and boatyard, plus enjoying quality time with its tortoises. And Veuve Reserve, a small area of forest, offers nature tours – guests might be lucky enough to spot the elusive black paradise flycatcher in addition to fruit bats, terrapins and moorhens.
The owners of Fleur de Lys are very friendly and happy to help wherever they can. There is also a daily maid service, if required. La Digue is home to an excellent assortment of restaurants, cafés and takeaways, supplying all sorts of cuisine. From fast food to fine dining, there is something for everyone here. And restaurant La Tarosa is known as the island’s social hub, with drinking and dancing every Saturday night.
With its practical accommodation and brilliant location, Fleur de Lys is one of the most popular properties on La Digue. It is a great option for travellers who wish to experience the inner islands of Seychelles from a more serene setting than Praslin or Mahé.