L'Hirondelle Guesthouse is conveniently located in the the village of Cote d'Or on Praslin Island, and it faces one of the area's finest beachesâ€”Anse Volbert. This guesthouse is less expensive than other hotels in the area, not because of lower quality, but because it's self-catered. The grounds have ten modern one-bedroom apartments and one two-bedroom apartment, each with a fully equipped kitchenette, private bath, living room, and veranda. The guesthouse doesn't have a restaurant, but there's an optional breakfast featuring fresh local fruit and an in-house BBQ dinner twice a week available for a surcharge.
Sustainable tourism is at the heart of L'Hirondelle, and the guesthouse uses all-natural cleaning products, solar heat for its hot-water heaters, an energy-management system for its air conditioning, LED lighting, and eco-friendly washer and dryers. You can choose "Eco-Friendly Modeâ€ for your stay if you'd like to minimize your environmental impact.
Since there isn't a restaurant on site, you have plenty of options at mealtimes. The village of Cote d'Or has several good restaurants within walking distance, and nearby resorts have restaurants of their own. If you want to cook, the village has shops with basic groceries, fruit is available for sale on the beach, andâ€”if you keep an ear outâ€”you'll hear the local fisherman blowing a shell when fresh fish is available. Buying your own food lets you see a side of local culture most visitors miss, and this enriching experienceâ€”combined with the beach, the sunsets, and the relaxing environmentâ€”will send you away from L'Hirondelle with memories to savor.