Tourism Minister of the Seychelles continues visit to tourism establishments of La Digue

Published on : Friday, November 27, 2015

download (1)Small hoteliers on the island of La Digue have voiced out that there is a need to have small contractors set up on the island to assist with refurbishment and renovation works at their tourism establishments as this is one major concern.This call was made during talks held with the Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, during his door-to-door visit to tourism establishments on La Digue Island this week.

 

Minister St.Ange was being accompanied by the Principal Secretary for Tourism, Anne Lafortune.They visited small hotels, guesthouses and self-catering apartments around Anse Reunion and La Passe. Kot Babi guesthouse, owned by Robert Labiche, the first tourism establishment which the minister visited.

 

Only a few minutes walking from La Passe jetty, the property of Mr. Labiche is made up of nine rooms, including one family house and two self-catering apartments as well.The next stop was at the Bamboo Chalets, another tourism establishment run by the same management as the Hotel l’Archipel of Praslin. Reputed Seychellois hotelier, Louis d’Offay, now heads the new group managing this small hotel that is made up of 10 chalets, tucked in a large tropical garden. The hotel has six standard and four superior rooms and Jourdane Marguerite is on site as the Manageress.

 

Speaking to the minister, Miss Marguerite said that over and above offering accommodation, the establishment also hosts lunch at the requests of DMCs (Destination Management Companies), for their large groups on day trips to the island.Another small establishment visited was Petra’s guesthouse, owned by Norbert Bouchereau.The hotelier who said that his business was doing well, but he used the opportunity of the visit by the Minister to air some of the challenges he was being faced with.

 

Le Repaire Boutique Hotel and Restaurant was the minister’s next stop. The nine-room hotel boasts a very impressive décor, simple but chic. But the most impressive part of the hotel is its tropical garden, filled with colors and floral scents. With a breathtaking view of the ocean and the tranquility that it offers, the garden is ideal for those wanting a moment with their literature, or it can be the perfect setting for a romantic dinner under the stars.

 

Source:- Seychelles Tourism

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