The first settlers arrived on Mahé, then a French colony, in 1772 and La Plaine St. André was built just 20 years later. The land, which was originally a 60-acre plot, was given to Jean Francois Jorre de St Jorre.
Today, the estate of La Plaine St André, though reduced in size from its heyday of 60 acres to about 4 acres, also boasts a herb and medicinal gardens, for both the interest of its guests as well as for use in its cuisine.
In the late 2007, Trois Freres Distillery won a tender to operate La Plaine St Andre from the Seychelles Heritage Foundation on the strength of its vision to transform a previously dilapidating site into a fully resorted and operating visitor attraction.
The estate is also the site of the Trois Frères Distillery, which produces the Takamaka Bay Rums.