Athena Villa night outdoor

Fancy an escape in a small and chic villa with the luxury of complete privacy? Athena Villas by Evaco Holidays might be worth considering.  It is a great place to catch up with friends, enjoy a romantic escape or spend quality time with the family.

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The swimming pool as main focal point of the landscaped private garden and directly across the living area © Evaco Holidays

A Stone Throw Away From Everything

Athena sits in a quiet area without much development around yet.  It is just a little drive away from the centre of Grand Baie and a few minutes away from La Croisette Mall.  You are sure to be just a stone throw away by car from all major shops, grocery stores, bars, clubs and restaurants.  Each villa features its own pool in a landscaped completely enclosed garden for your utmost privacy.

Get Out As Soon As You Get There

Drive in directly to your villa and start sipping on your welcome drinks awaiting you inside.  The staff will greet you, help you check-in and guide you through the property and its facilities.  Once done, we suggest you get changed and leave!

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‘La Plage by Evaco’ ready to welcome you for your Sundowner Apero © La Plage By Evaco

Get on the free shuttle to ‘La Plage’.  A private beach club by Evaco in Trou aux Biches.  Enjoy your complimentary drinks and snacks while gazing out at the white sandy beach and blue sea.  The beach club comprises of a multi-cuisine restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Enjoy the sunbeds or a little massage after a good swim.  You could stay at the villa and enjoy the comfort of your privacy.  But if you do decide to go to ‘La Plage’ we recommend going as early as possible.  Ideally right after checking in.

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Enjoy your complimentary drinks and snacks with your guests in a beautiful beach setting © Evaco Holidays

Chic & Cozy Interiors

So about the villa itself.  The rooms are small yet cozy despite their sizes.  On the other hand, the master bedroom is larger with a direct view and access onto the swimming pool.  It is equipped with his & hers sinks and a rain shower with an outdoor pebble rock garden.  The villas are available with 1 to 4 bedrooms accommodating at most 8 adults.

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Master Bedroom with the bed overlooking the swimming pool © Evaco Group

The modern and tastefully finished interior living spaces face the swimming pool and outdoor garden.  The small yet spacious open layout makes it easy for guests to engage in a conversation whether they are in the pool or cooking in the well equipped kitchen.

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Small, cozy but still surprisingly spacious © Evaco Holidays

It’s All About The Outdoors 

We’ve been to Athena a few times.  Unfortunately we never ever turn on the satellite TV at our disposal.  Athena to us is all about the outdoors and cherishing moments with your close ones.  To us there is more to do outdoors than indoors.

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Enjoy late nights in the heated pool and great time outdoors under its covered patio © Evaco Holidays

You can drop the idea of cooking in the kitchen and fire up the BBQ in the garden instead.  Embrace the outdoors fully.  Sun bathing on the sun loungers after a little dip in the pool or relaxing underneath the covered patio’s couches.  Enjoy board games or great conversations while sipping drinks right by the pool.

But The Pool Is Small 

So yeah, the swimming pool is in fact small.  You can barely swim in it.  But really that is all you need.  It is a plunge pool.  Meant to relax and sip some champagne or wine.  The benefit of it being heated means you can be sure to enjoy the pool at anytime you deem fit.  We found ourselves in the pool late at night whenever we are at Athena.  To us it is just a huge relaxing hot tub.  A conversation and play area.  It probably is the single best reason why we love going to the villa over our birthday weekends or a get together.

The Smell Of Coffee & Fresh Pastries

Mornings are made a little more enjoyable at Athena as you wake up to the smell of coffee and fresh pastries as your stay at the villa usually includes continental breakfast.  Housekeeping staff lay your table ready for you to dig into without having to leave the comfort of your villa.

Here’s A Tip For You Romantic Couples

You really want to enjoy the luxury of the heated pool with your loved one? Get yourself an ice bucket and pop in your favourite bubbly or wine.  Lay it by the side of the pool and enjoy some skinny dipping while contemplating the stars watching over you on a clear night.