Set in the south part of Mahe in the Seychelles just a few minutes walk from Baie Lazare beach is the boutique style family run Valmer Resort.
Info on scuba diving met owner Jacques and his daughter Bernice to learn more about the resort.
Set sympathetically into the granitic rocks that are a feature of the area, the resort consists of:-
• Garden Studio: 4 studios
• Deluxe Villa: 12 villas
• Family Villa: 2 villas
• Junior Suite: 2 suites
• Pool Villa: 1 villa
The Le Palmier Restaurant is all new and renovated that offers both traditional Creole dishes and international favourites, in a gorgeous relaxed atmosphere set amongst palms, flora, mountain and ocean views.
The La Gaulette Bar is located next to the infinity pool and offers a stunning panoramic view of Anse Gaulette Beach. The bar is open throughout the day and late into the evening for a relaxed and convivial rendezvous. Tall bar stools provide the ideal perch for enjoying a cocktail whilst enjoying the splendid panoramic ocean views. There are selections of drinks as well as signature cocktails, such as the Valmer cocktail.
Info on scuba diving visits the Trois Freres Distillery at La Plaine St. André and speaks with managing director and co owner, Richard d’Offay. Richard and his brother, Bernard started the business back in 2002 and now Takamaka is a brand known all over the Seychelles and beyond.
We sample the five core products and talk about how Takamaka came into being – originating as a recipe by their grandfather many years ago.
It is interesting to note that the d’Offay family can trace its roots back to one of six founding families of the Seychelles in the 1700’s and today, they produce the rum at an old plantation dating from that era.
Visitors are welcome at the plantation house and to tour the distillery. You can also stay for a meal and a cocktail or two with Takamaka rum!