My friend and I stayed at The Drake for six days this April and we had a marvelous time. The Panagary family were wonderful hosts. The apartment is perfect for two couples, a family, or a group of friends. There are two bedrooms available but we only used one. The rooms are spacious, clean, comfortable, and have all the amenities you might need. The bedroom has an air-conditioning unit which was great since it does get hot there. The living room is very comfortable and there is even a TV and DVD player. The kitchen has a gas stove, oven, fridge, and microwave. They have all the appliances and kitchenware you might need. Everything in the apartment seems very new and modern. The balcony and ocean view cannot be beat! The balcony is spacious, complete with a table chairs and lounging chairs, and great for enjoying the beautiful sunsets.
The apartment is close to the large Beau Vallon beach (about a 8-10min walk) but also has a small beach that is right there. We spent our long beach days at Beau Vallon and other beaches but enjoyed being able to pop down to the small beach for an evening or early morning swim.
Danielle and Spencer Panagary were very gracious hosts. They live below the apartment and were always around to answer our questions and help us arrange tours, taxis, etc.
There is a small grocery store just a few minutes down the road but I recommend buying your groceries in Beau Vallon or even Victoria since there are larger and more well stocked store in those areas.
You cannot find a better deal than this apartment in Seychelles! Highly recommended.
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Cannot put into words what a pleasure it was to stay at The Drake Seaside Apartments with Spencer, Danielle, and family.
The apartment was brand new, fully equipped, and immaculately clean. The apartment was furnished with all amenities and more. The view from the Balcony was spectacular. We spent many nights sitting in the beach chairs listening to the sounds of the sea. Beautiful, relaxing, and very peaceful!
When we arrived our fridge was stocked with essentials. This was a pleasant surprise after travel.
Beau Vallon Beach was a short, convenient 15 minute walk. However, the snorkeling right out from their house was great. We snorkeled at multiple different beaches throughout Mahe but snorkeling right out from their house was the best.
On a day trip we went to Victoria's market and bought local fish. Spencer was so helpful cleaning, de-scaling, and preparing the fish. It was a fun and delicious way to enjoy the local food.
We enjoyed a home cooked Creole meal with Spencer, Danielle, and family. It was the most enjoyable evening on the island. It truly felt as if we were sitting around with our own friends and family.
We would highly recommend staying at The Drake. It is a convenient location, a beautiful home, but the best part would be wonderful family you are able to meet!
My partner and myself spent nine wonderful days and nights at the Drake Seaside Apartment in Belombre from the 31st January through to 9th February, 2014. It is a beautiful, very new and fully equipped apartment situated on the beach close to the famous Beau Vallon beach.
The views from the bedroom and veranda are exceptional and.you sleep to the sounds of the sea. You definitely need a rental car and then you have a great base to explore the island. Our hosts Danielle and Spencer were very helpful throughout our stay. Thank you for all your help.
I would thoroughly recommend the Drake Seaside Apartment to anyone looking for excellent self-catering accommodation on the paradise island of Mahe, Seychelles. We look forward to returning to "Paradise" soon. Pete & Tania