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An island paradise with swimming pools, a tennis court, wellness facilities, and direct access to a beautiful white sand beach

Located steps from the beach on the island of Praslin in the Seychelles, La Cigale Estate is a private villa offering a truly luxurious experience for up to 18 guests. Sitting on 4.5 acres of land with a coconut grove across the bottom of the garden to provide privacy, it is a true paradise.

Guests can enjoy direct access to a white sand beach with crystal-clear, turquoise waters perfect for snorkelling, paddle boarding, kayaking, body boarding and surfing.

Within the grounds, guests can enjoy a floodlit tennis court, a petanque pitch, a large swimming pool, and a shallow children’s pool.

Across the terraces and throughout the beautifully-landscaped gardens are plenty of spaces to relax and unwind. Guests can soak up the sun from a poolside lounger, enjoy a nap in a tree-slung hammock, or cuddle up around the fire pit on cooler evenings.

Collonaded terraces stretch all around the colonial-style buildings, providing more spaces to sit and enjoy the panoramic views over the estate’s tropical gardens and coconut grove to the tree-covered mountains behind.

The refined yet relaxed interiors feature high ceilings, handcrafted furniture, and carefully-selected artworks showcasing local talent. A spacious and airy living room provides the perfect place for relaxing, socialising, and enjoying meals of seasonal Seychellois and international cuisine.

Keeping guests of all ages entertained is a large cinema room, shuffleboard and table tennis sets, a basement cocktail bar with a pool table, and an elegant dine-in wine cellar with expertly-selected wines.

Moreover, the villa boasts a state-of-art gym with Technogym equipment, plus there are unlimited yoga, Pilates and meditation classes as well as children’s educational activities available.

The main villa features five en-suite bedrooms with terrace access, including the master suite with a private living room. Separate guest houses contain four garden pool suites, each with living areas, indoor/outdoor bathrooms, and private terraces with plunge pools for the ultimate indulgence.

Not only is the villa luxurious, but it is also eco-friendly and sustainably driven. The property operates mainly on solar energy and collects rainwater for laundry and irrigation purposes, most of the furniture is handmade with sustainably harvested or repurposed wood, much of the kitchen produce is home-grown or locally sourced, and the toiletries and spa products are locally-made using organic ingredients.

A team of experienced and friendly staff provides everything from holistic spa treatments and tailor-made fitness programs to delectable farm-to-table meals anywhere in the estate and custom cocktails at any time of the day.

La Cigale Estate is the perfect choice for those looking for a full-service, luxury villa experience combined with an immersion in nature.

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Highlights:

  • Swimming Pools Swimming Pools
  • Direct Beach Access Direct Beach Access
  • Tennis Court Tennis Court

Bedrooms

MAIN HOUSE – GROUND FLOOR
Suite 1 – king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and private terrace
Suite 2 – king-size bed, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and private terrace

MAIN HOUSE – FIRST FLOOR
Suite 3 – king-size bed, sitting area, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and terrace access
Suite 4 – 2 x twin beds, sitting area, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and private terrace
Suite 5 (Master) – king-size bed, living area, en-suite bathroom with bathtub & separate shower, and private terrace

NB: Additional beds available for children in selected bedrooms.

GUEST HOUSE ONE
Bedroom 6 – king-size bed, living area, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, separate shower & private courtyard with outdoor shower, and private terrace with plunge pool
Bedroom 7 – king-size bed, living area, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, separate shower & private courtyard with outdoor shower, and private terrace with plunge pool

GUEST HOUSE TWO
Bedroom 8 – king-size bed, living area, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, separate shower & private courtyard with outdoor shower, and private terrace with plunge pool
Bedroom 9 – king-size bed, living area, en-suite bathroom with bathtub, separate shower & private courtyard with outdoor shower, and private terrace with plunge pool

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Rates

11 Jan 2024 - 31 Jan 2024 Price on request
1 Feb 2024 - 29 Feb 2024 Price on request
1 Mar 2024 - 31 Mar 2024 Price on request
1 Apr 2024 - 31 May 2024 Price on request
1 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024 Price on request
1 Jul 2024 - 31 Aug 2024 Price on request
1 Sep 2024 - 31 Oct 2024 Price on request
1 Nov 2024 - 30 Nov 2024 Price on request
1 Dec 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 Price on request
20 Dec 2024 - 10 Jan 2025 Price on request

Price per week for small groups (up to 10 adults) or large groups (up to 18 adults) available on request. Minimum stays apply.

Indoor Features

  • Fully-equipped Technogym
  • Bar
  • Wine cellar (dine-in)
  • Cinema room
  • Games room
  • In-room minibars
  • Coffee machines
  • Pool table
  • Shuffleboard table
  • Smart TVs
  • Bluetooth radios
  • Safes
  • Local artworks
  • Lift
  • Solar energy
  • Ceiling fans
  • Wi-Fi (high-speed)

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Outdoor Features

  • Swimming pool
  • Children’s pool
  • 4 x plunge pool
  • Floodlit tennis court
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Terraces
  • Verandas
  • Pool bar
  • Outdoor lounge areas
  • Outdoor dining
  • Fire pit
  • Massage area
  • Hammocks
  • Sun loungers & umbrellas
  • Water features
  • Outdoor showers
  • Vegetable garden
  • Coconut grove
  • Parking
  • Gated entrance

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Services

  • Butler service (24 hours)
  • Daily breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Evening canapes & aperitifs
  • Selection of house wines
  • Selection of house spirits
  • House cocktails & mocktails
  • Gourmet minibars (restocked daily)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Evening turndown service
  • Laundry service (excluding dry cleaning)
  • Welcome massage (20-minute treatment)
  • Luxury organic toiletries
  • Kayaks, surfboards, bodyboards, paddleboards & snorkelling equipment
  • Sunset drinks at Zimbabwe Point
  • Beach picnic
  • Visit to Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve (excluding entrance fee)
  • Praslin Museum and/or local art gallery visit

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Extra Services

  • Airport/port transfers
  • Cellar wines & speciality spirits
  • Additional spa & massage treatments
  • Personal trainer
  • Yoga, Pilates or meditation instructor
  • Tennis lessons
  • Creole cooking classes
  • Helicopter tours
  • Boat hire
  • Dry cleaning
  • Additional activities & excursions
  • Events

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Location

La Cigale Estate is on Praslin Island, the second-largest island in the Seychelles archipelago. The villa offers direct access to the beautiful white-sand Cote d’Or Beach – the island’s longest beach.

Other beaches not to be missed include Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette, with their bright white sand and turquoise waters.

The crystal-clear waters are perfect for water sports like swimming, surfing, windsurfing, sailing, and kayaking. Underwater, snorkelers and divers will spot a stunning array of marine wildlife such as parrotfish, angelfish, starfish, octopuses, stingrays, grey reef sharks, and endangered hawksbill sea turtles to name but a few.

Just a short drive from the villa is the beautiful Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve - a UNESCO World Heritage site with a palm forest relatively unchanged since prehistoric times. The country’s unique Coco de Mer palm fruit grows here, and the forest is home to a variety of wildlife such as black parrots, sunbirds, bronze geckos and tiger chameleons.

The neighbouring islands of La Digue and Curieuse are both must-see destinations. Laid-back La Digue is largely car-free and is best known for the world-famous Anse Source d’Argent beach with its white sands and ancient granite boulder formations. Inland, visitors can explore the Veuve Nature Reserve, which is home to the critically-endangered black paradise flycatcher bird.

Curieuse also boasts giant granite rock formations along its beaches, unspoiled mangrove forests inland, and a protected giant tortoise population.

Cote d’Or Beach – direct access
Vallee de Mai – 10 minutes’ drive
Baie Ste Anne Jetty – 10 minutes’ drive
Anse Lazio Beach – 15 minutes’ drive
Anse Georgette Beach – 25 minutes’ drive
Praslin Airport – 20 minutes’ drive
La Digue – 15 minutes’ boat ride
Mahé Island – 60 minutes’ boat ride / 15 minutes’ flight

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Disclaimer: the location on the map may be approximate due to privacy reasons.


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