Beach Villa. Desroches Island. Seychelles
Why we love it
Desroches is an exquisite island in the Seychelles Amirantes Archipelago with 14 kilometres of snow white beaches and surrounded by seas that offer some of the best diving and fishing in the world. Privacy, exclusivity and isolation are the greatest attractions at Desroches. Enjoy morning swims with hawks bill turtles and reef fishes and wonderful island hospitality.
What to expect
These villas have 4 en suite bedrooms and they accommodate a maximum of 8 adults. Three of the bedrooms face the ocean and have baths and indoor and outdoor showers. The smaller bedrooms which face away from the ocean have indoor and outdoor showers only. The villas has wi-fi, internet, minibar, satellite television, DVD, modern kitchens, two kayaks and bicycles for the entire family. Each villa has its own private infinity swimming pool and also have access to the hotel facilities including the Spa, PADI dive centre and fishing charters.
What to do
Expect some of the best snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing anywhere in the world. There are 14 recognized dive sites including caves and exciting drop offs. You can explore the island, watch turtles hatch and look at sting rays swimming in shallow lagoons. There is also a spa - or you can have treatments at your own villa. With no vehicles on the Island this exotic jungle with its unique fauna and flora can be explored by foot, bicycle, or electric golf carts. Experience an ancient tortoise colony, nesting turtles, and an array of marine life including magnificent whales and soaring sailfish. The main resort has tennis and other activities
Kids All kids will revel in the warm water and long beaches and all ages are very welcome. If you visit during the summer months (Anytime between October and March) children may experience turtles hatching on the beaches.
The good news
There are no motorised vehicles on the island and exploration is by foot, bicycle or electric cart. Desroches is a natural sanctuary and to preserve the pristine ecosystem, a strict catch-and-release policy applies to all land-caught species of fish.
When to go
Desroches has a wonderful climate and promises year round summer days with temperatures never dropping below below 21°C.
How to get there
Located 230 kilometres south-west of Mahé Seychelles, Desroches Island is linked to the core infrastructure network of Mahé by daily schedule flights (±40 minutes) or private charter flights.