Recognised as a Top Performing hotel as Reviewed by Travellers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site

Online PR News – 24-May-2014 – Victoria – La Passe, La Digue, SEYCHELLES – 21ST MAY 2014 – VILLA AUTHENTIQUE, of La Passe, La Digue which was recently renovated and upgraded and under new management since 1st March 2013, today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website.

When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site.

Speaking to “Today” after winning this impressive award after just one year of taking over the hotel, the General Manager, Maria Elizabeth, had this to say: “Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Villa Authentique and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor, There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honour exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.”



Villa Authentique is located on one of the most beautiful islands in the Seychelles archipelago, La Digue. La Digue is known as the Pearl of Seychelles, a world apart. It is ideally situated just a mere five minutes' walk to Anse Sévère beach and from the jetty. The guesthouse is right in the middle of La Passe village with its restaurants, shops, casino and discotheque. The mixture of genuine warmth and hospitality, excellent service and food, makes Villa Authentique the perfect getaway.

Villa Authentique is the picture-perfect guesthouse that captures the unique and exotic lifestyle of La Digue: a fusion of authentic hospitality, stunning nature and typical laidback creole culture.


The villa boasts 15 bedrooms, all with a garden view, 9 with private terrace, 6 located in the bamboo lounge

Single, double and triple configurations are available.

Furnishings And Features

All rooms are equipped with queen size double bed, en-suite bathroom with double vanity, shower toilet, air conditioning, dressing table, wardrobe, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities, ceiling fan & air condition, Internet facilities, television, room safe
All guest accommodations are well appointed with amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort.

Restaurant "Reflets Des Iles"

Our cozy restaurant offers a variety of sumptuous cuisines, including Special Creole buffet, a set menu, seafood platters and Special Mixed Grill; all delicately prepared by our experienced Seychellois chef.

Meal Plan

We offer both bed and breakfast and Half Board

Other Facilities

The villa has a lounge and beautiful garden designed for relaxation and comfort of the guests. Other facilities available to guests include biking, nature trails, beach barbeque, and snorkelling.

Villa Authentique is an excellent choice for your stay on the idyllic island of La Digue in the Seychelles Islands. Enjoy an authentic holiday in comfort and luxury with true Diguois hospitality.

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