It was out first visit to Mahe Island and wanted to avoid all the hotel resorts. We found Marilyn's apartment on trip advisor and after reading all the reviews we knew it was the place to be.
Due to an early morning flight, Marilyn was very flexible with our check in and everything was ready for us at 08:00.
Beryl visited us half an hour after arriving at the apartment and showed us how everything worked, gave us some pointers and arranged for a one of the guys to meet us at the apartment on check out date to take our bags back to VMA and book us a taxi. More on this later!
The apartment was clean and everything you needed from towels to kitchenware and BBQ to kayaks!
Location was great and just a few minutes walk to Eden Plaza which offered a Spar supermarket with butchers counter, deli counter and a good range of beverages.
The golf buggy was a nice touch and meant you could explore Eden Island and visit the numerous photo stops at ease.
Going back to Beryl, my advice is not to rely on her 100% or to remind her the day before as neither the guy to collect our bags or the taxi arrived as we had arranged with her. Quite bizarre really as she was very pushy at the time to give her a time due to the need of an early check-out (06:30) there and then to arrange.
All in all, was a fantastic break in a stunning location and would highly recommend the apartment to others.
Thanks again Marilyn :-)
Small but very nice apartment in good location. Gold buggy made getting round the island very easy. Very well equipped kitchen easy check in. Would certainly consider again if we were to return.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!! The apartment is modern, clean and beautifully appointed. It includes thoughtful extras that make it better than most self catering places, such as use of canoes, life jackets, a really nice barbeque and plastic containers to store our leftovers in the fridge
We were pleasantly surprised to find a little private garden, and that we could walk 10 steps and hop right into our canoe in the beautiful turquoise sea!
The golf cart is fantastic and Eden Island was an ideal base from which to explore the Seychelles. We loved the really high-end Eden Plaza right there as well - restaurants, a lovely, well-stocked grocery store and even a "night club" so close by. The clubhouse has all sorts of entertainment, an infinity pool overlooking the sea and a nice gym.
One of our favourite things about the place was Marilyn's useful write-ups. We found her tips and suggestions invaluable!! We were so glad to reap the benefit of someone who clearly knows the island really well. We followed several of her suggestions and each worked out perfectly.
We absolutely loved our stay and can't wait to return to Eden Island!
Stayed on Eden Island for 2 weeks in MJ apartment. First week with family.The second week my husband booked at the same property belonging to MJ (Marilyn Joy), for the two of us, for my birthday. How unfortunate.
Essentially a granny flat with a view of boats. The facilities on Eden Island are delightful and it is situated close to town and airport but service is non existent (we had no Dstv or Wifi for days and the temperature of the shower was freezing)
Response from management was to completely ignore us and owner stated that "tropical destinations hardly needed boiling water".
We've previously stayed at the Sunset Beach hotel and Berjaya. Both are beautiful hotels with great service, go there instead.
Large rooms and superb facilities make this apartment a must do. Everything the host promises is there and more.
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