A barefoot luxury tropical paradise of undisturbed solitude that provides the perfect tonic for blissful relaxation, but also a place where mesmerising encounters with nature and incredible marine life provide exhilarating experiences. Whether for a romantic Seychelles honeymoon or a family holiday with a difference, Alphonse Island, managed by Blue Safari Seychelles, offers a unique holiday experience in idyllic surroundings. The island is open all year for guests.
Alphonse is 1-hour by light aircraft from the main island of Mahe, although once here, you'll feel as though you're far, far away from the rest of Seychelles and in an entirely different world. 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 new superbly-appointed Beach Villas are also now 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.
As part of your stay on Alphonse Seychelles, a number of complimentary guest experiences are included: Alphonse cycle tour; Island Conservation Society (ICS) walk; reef flats expedition; flats lunch; and sundowners on the beach. There's also a comprehensive choice of private excursions & experiences which can be booked and form an essential part of a holiday here. These include: sunset lagoon cruise, Bijoutier Island visit, St Francois nature trek, various signature snorkelling experiences, guided Alphonse fly fishing, plus many fishing excursions and scuba diving packages. All are subject to tide and weather conditions with some activities being seasonal depending on the time of year.
With its commitment to conservation of the islands, which you can read about in our Blue Safari Blog, 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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