The small, family-run resort at Villa Koket is set on the gorgeous northern coast of the island of Mahe and has eight modern apartments. The resort is self-catered, so all the apartments have full kitchens, as well as air conditioning, sitting areas, flat-screen TVs, bathrooms with showers, and private verandas with amazing sea views. Outside the apartments, a swimming pool enhances the grounds' garden setting, and an outdoor shower is available to wash off after a trip down to the beach.
The resort is set up for self-catering, but you can also choose a bed-and-breakfast option that includes breakfast and dinner for a surcharge. The meals are flexible; you can have one or both meals at the resort one day and none or only one the next. Just let the staff know what you'd like a day in advance. If you feel like exploring, the capital, Victoria, is just a 15-minute drive away and has many fantastic restaurants.
The beach in front of Villa Koket is seconds from the apartments, and it's perfect for swimming and relaxing in the sun. If you enjoy snorkeling, the area at the north end of the bay has the biggest variety of tropical fish, and the snorkeling here is best between September and May. Villa Koket offers a simple, distraction-free atmosphere that fits in with laid-back Mahe, and relaxing here is easy. A visit will help you unwind completely, and the island's gorgeous ocean views will stay with you for a long time.