La Digue Island Lodge is perfect for families desiring unique, spacious and private accommodations. A-Frame and L’Union Chalets sleep up to four and provide guests with plenty of privacy. The Yellow House sleeps up to nine guests. Families will appreciate the pool, complementary cribs and large rooms. Popular activities include scuba diving, hiking, horseback riding and more. Guests may dine at the onsite restaurants. A buffet breakfast is also available for a per person surcharge.
Our Editor Loves
- Standalone units available for privacy
- Convenient beachfront location
- Easy access to outdoor recreation
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Meal Plan
- Onsite Dining
Our 15 day stay gave opportunity to comprehensive observations.
Location probably one of, if not best on island; less than 1 km from jetty/port and also less than 1 km from the famous Anse Source d'Argent beach, has it's own wide strip of reef protected pleasant beach. Name LODGE may be understating what has developed into more of a resort.
Accommodation: of the 80 rooms, the 12 beach front A-frame chalets must be first choice, mere 15 m of lawn between your private pool lounger veranda to the beach. Spreading algae evident, but not a hinderance. Refurb: Spacious semi-open air shower area in bathroom a treat.
Staff: very friendly and helpful, in particular restaurant service and kitchen staff; PR Chiara an asset to the business; with exception of one - Sheryl at reception really not suited for front line guest service duties.
Food: newly enlarged beachfront open-air restaurant with stunning view offers wide selection and good variety of items breakfast and dinner (different theme every night of week) including freshly prepared cook-out items. If buffet display and decor equipment was augmented, together with soft piped themed background music, this could be a major tourist attraction on the island.
Following our comment of burnt banana fritters on the buffet, the next evening a whole Baked Alaska cake arrived at our table, compliments of the pastry chef, thanks and compliments TO the pastry chef!
An irritation is the no outside food and drink to be put into one's room bar fridge, with the threat to lock you fridge. Well, drinks, particularly line items like water, beer, are overpriced: 3 to 4 times the price of the 3 mini supermarkets within 200 meters of the lodge - 2 of which are owned by the lodge proprietor. Result: guests are upset and break the rules anyway. The bar is not well patronized, pricing being the issue. Relaxing prices, Happy Hours would help stimulating consumption. An old casino trade Maxine may help: the least profit-geared slot machines yield the biggest revenue because they are the most used - go figure!
The beach snack bar is another drastically under patronized area with the potential of being an attraction. Again a pricing issue and lack of innovation, like introducing fresh bbq'd snack items like fish on the stick, fish burgers, etc.
Maintenance good and always busy. Refurbs and expansions seem constant.
The day before our departure management sent us a bottle of champagne, much appreciated gesture!
Had a productive departure conversation with owner (tough manager reputation) Mme Brigitte Payet, who was quite receptive to the comments.
Bottom line: a pleasant memorable stay, thumbs up!
by Lynn B
Excellent greetings with staff. Very clean beach house room with a great view of the beach. Enjoyed every inclusive breakfast of our 8 days stay. Sadly not impressed with the expensive dinner buffet of our first day arrival. We discovered nearby restaurants on the island.
Tried to negotiate a rebate for the 3 evenings of intermittent power outage but no luck. Unfair for the guests who had to deal with this!
I enjoyed my stay after all.