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Gardens

Things to look out for in the hotel gardens

Trees & Palms – Coconut Palm, Coco de Mer Palm, Traveller’s Palm, Blue Palm, Casuarina, Geiger Tree, Nibung Palm, Bottle Palm, Golden Cane Palm, Fan Palm, Foxtail Palm, Cycas, Latanier, Royal Palm, Macarthur Palm, Rose Wood, Takamaka,

 

Fruit Trees – Mango, Avocado, Bilimbi, Water Apple, Papaya, Soursop, Breadfruit, Banana, Pomegranate, Bigarade

 

Flowers – several varieties of Hibiscus, Heliconia, Bougainvillea, Allamanda, Rain Flower, Wild Ginger, Spider Lily, Swamp Lily, Madagascar Periwinkle, Peacock Flower, Cat’s Tail, Ixora, Geiger, Oleander, Bluebird Vine

 

Plants & Shrubs – Screw Pine, Cordyline, Codiaeum, Calathea, Alocasia, Dumb Cane, Caricature Plant, Swiss Cheese Plant, Coleus,Ophiopgon, Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, Moses in a Boat, Arrowhead Vine, Nephrolepis, Maidenhair Fern, Acalypha

 

Birds – Black Parrot, Blue Pigeon, Bulbul, Madagascar Fody, Seychelles Fody, Sun Bird, Ground Dove, Turtle Dove, Indian Myna,

 

Bats – Tropical fruit bats fly high above the ground from 17h00 until dawn.

 

The Weather Stone – touch the stone to check the weather conditions.

 

Josephine – the intelligent eel that lives in a natural stream running through the centre of the hotel (she knows breakfast & dinner times).

 

Bus Stop – The bus stop sign has been kept in its original place, from bygone days when the main road, a dirt track, ran along the coastline (before hotel construction).

 

The ocean

Fish feeding – takes place every morning around 09h30 on the Fisherman’s Wharf. See hundreds of fish come to eat.

 

Turtles – From November to end of January turtles come onto our beaches to lay their eggs. It is breathtaking to watch, but please stay at a distance not to scare the turtle. The rest of the year you might be lucky enough to see the turtles as they come-up for air along the coast.

 

Islands visible from the hotel - Cousin, North Island, Silhouette, Mahé, Recif & Frégate