A pristine luxury tropical paradise of undisturbed solitude, but also a place where mesmerising encounters with nature and incredible marine life provide exhilarating experiences. Whether for a romantic escape or a family holiday with a difference, Alphonse Island Lodge offers a truly unique ocean safari holiday experience in idyllic surroundings. Reached by a 1-hour flight by light aircraft from Mahe, you'll feel as though you're in an entirely different world.
Accommodation is set amongst lush vegetation beside white sand beaches and all with ocean views. The Activity Centre is the hub for the majority of island experiences and environmental projects including marine excursions, diving and fishing. Leisurely exploration of Alphonse is positively encouraged, either on foot or by bicycle and your stay includes a number of complimentary guest experiences such as a cycle tour; Island Conservation Society (ICS) walk; and a reef flats expedition & lunch. There's also a comprehensive choice of amazing private excursions & experiences.
Accommodation is set amongst lush vegetation beside white sand beaches on the eastern shore, all with ocean views and designed to blend with the natural environment. Beach Bungalows are the lead-in room type built in traditional A-frame style of Seychelles, while five larger Beach Suites (sleeping 2 adults & 2 children) have separate living area, plunge pool, sun deck and garden, as well as indoor and outside showers. Two superbly-appointed Beach Villas are also available for the ultimate in luxury; sleeping up to 8 adults and 4 children each has 4 double bedrooms with ensuite bathroom, expansive living and dining areas, private pool and sundeck, large garden, plus a dedicated club car.
The main restaurant and bar are set beside the swimming pool. Dining offers the best of Creole cuisine and using many ingredients from the island's farm. Fresh fish is always on the menu with daily dishes including Asian-inspired flavours and sensational sashimi. Le Lys bar, set beside the white sand beach and ocean, is a sublime place to relax and exchange tales with fellow guests at the end of the day. For the ultimate treat, a selection of irreplaceable, exclusive cocktail and dining experiences can also be booked; these include a secluded beach picnic on nearby Bijoutier Island, private cocktails and private chef's dinner experience.
The Activity Centre is the hub for the majority of the island experiences including marine excursions, diving, snorkelling and fishing. There's a fully-equipped fishing centre and shop, well stocked with flies, rods and reels as well as special clothing for protection from the sun. A PADI Dive Centre offers discover scuba, open water, advanced and speciality scuba courses.
Leisurely exploration of Alphonse is positively encouraged, either on foot or by bicycle. The Azure Spa is the perfect place to relax and revive weary bodies with a range of treatments and therapies.
With its commitment to conservation of the islands, all guests must pay a conservation donation of $175 per adult ($25 per day). This is added to the final invoice.
1-hour light aircraft flight from Mahe (bi-weekly flights on Saturdays and selected Wednesdays. Open all year). Between November and April, the flight to Astove stops at Alphonse which means there are also flights on Mondays & Thursdays. A stay on Alphonse can also form part of a tailor-made Seychelles island-hopping holiday.
Essentials: air-conditioning, ceiling fan, ensuite facilities, hair dryer, safe, mini-bar, beach towels, laundry service, mosquito net (on request), Nespresso machine, public Wi-fi, private bicycles, sunloungers. Other facilities: main swimming pool, Azure Spa, fishing centre, PADI-5* dive centre with PADI bubble maker, ICS Research Centre, tortoise sanctuary. Complimentary activities include: cycling & running paths, kayaking, stand-up paddle boards, snorkelling, tennis, table tennis, giant chess, reef flats expedition, Alphonse cycle tour, sundowners on the beach, Flats lunch, de-tackling drinks & snacks. All other experiences & excursions are chargeable and include: Bijoutier Island visit, sunset lagoon cruise, St Francois nature trek, Signature snorkelling trips, scuba diving, and all fishing trips
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I, as I was traveling on my own, got especial treatment in respect of making me feel at home and avoiding that I could feel being alone.The New Year celebrations were just great. The food was sublime - fresh fish and local dishes were delicious.
Their diving and fishing personnel were highly professional. One slightly negative point is their, back peddle breaking, bikes. On my first afternoon I fell twice, but…
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