Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island
Beautiful Desroches Island sits in the Seychelles’ Amirante Archipelago, considered one of the world’s most pristine. There are miles of stunning white sand beach, healthy coral reefs and lush native tropical forest to enjoy. To reach Desroches you take a scenic 40-minute flight over the vast Indian Ocean from Mahé Airport: five scheduled services operate per week.
A few years ago the resort on Desroches was taken over and refurbished by the world-renowned Four Seasons Hotel chain, resulting in understated yet palpable luxury in a stunning location, ideal for couples, honeymooners and families looking for somewhere just that little bit more special.
Rooms are in individual villas, each of which is located only metres from the picture-book beaches found on the island. There are several room categories available, including beach villas and bungalows; two bedroom villas; and three- or seven-bedroom presidential villas. Complimentary bicycles are provided, allowing guests to explore the rest of the island as they wish (a buggy service is available too, if preferred).
The resort offers a varied choice of dining venues, all serving delicious fare. Claudine is an all-day, Mediterranean inspired restaurant next to the pool; the Deli offers fresh, light snacks throughout the day; the Lighthouse specialises in freshly grilled meats and seafood; and in-villa dining is available 24 hours a day. There is also the main bar, beach bar and lighthouse lounge bar.
Desroches has always been famous in the Seychelles for its scuba diving sites: the Desroches Drop is legendary as is the Circus cave dive. Good reef snorkelling is found just off the beach at various points in the island, and you can also kayak the lagoon and take nature walks to see the giant tortoises and, if lucky, a turtle laying its eggs.
The island’s spa is a must for first class therapies and various soothing massages.
Private bathrooms, restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool, spa, gym, tennis court, gift shop, library, laundry service, water sports, room service, Wi-Fi, TV, DVD player and iPod dock.
There are many activities on offer, including kayaking, snorkelling, diving, tennis, volleyball, cycling around the island, yoga and spa treatments. Alternatively, just relax by the beach or pool and soak in the amazing surroundings.
Try a snorkelling boat trip to the nearby uninhabited islands of Joseph and Darros for turtles and sharks
Desroches is especially recommended for families due to the range of villas and safe environment.
If you have any questions regarding our Seychelles tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965
Having now returned from our Seychelles holiday, I thought that I would write to tell you how much we enjoyed it – it really was first class – thank you for the arrangements…all in all, it was a great holiday, with just the right balance of activity and relaxation.