In the sun-drenched archipelago of the Seychelles, Denis Private Island offers a complete escape from the outside world. Possessing no mobile signal and only limited WiFi connection, this is one of the best examples of barefoot luxury, with crisp untouched beaches and inviting warm waters of the Indian Ocean.
In spite of being seemingly cut off from the world at large, Denis is only a 25 minute flight from Seychelles' main island, Mahe. Surrounding Denis is a natural coral reef, great for snorkelling, diving and fishing activities, as well as exploring the local ecology. This unique, idyllic tropical island paradise is a superb choice for a luxury Seychelles honeymoon or a special anniversary holiday.
Service on the island is exceptional with staff friendly, helpful and yet discreet. There are just 25 spacious, comfortable and elegantly furnished cottages on the island; most have outside sala and daybeds, while some also have spa treatment facilities. Privacy is assured with all separated by hedges and lush gardens, whilst the lapping waves and white sand beach are literally just a few steps from the quaint cottages. For those wishing to indulge, the Beach Villa is recommended; taking up 325 square metres and possessing a plunge pool and private courtyard.
While guests are welcome to enjoy the lack of modern distractions, there is a TV room near the main reception and WiFi access tucked away in the library should you need to stay connected. The stunning main guest area offers an excellent bar and open lounge as well as the wonderful new main infinity swimming pool - with views stretching to the ocean horizon. Food on Denis is exquisite and as your stay is on Full Board, you'll enjoy a delectable array of cuisine. Most meals are taken in the open-sided restaurant, although some beach barbecues are held. Private romantic dinners on the beach can be arranged as well as in-room dining. Spa treatments may be taken in your cottage or on the privacy of your deck.
Island life on Denis is very relaxed, but there's definitely more to do than just lying on the beach! There are many spots around the island where snorkelling is excellent and you could be lucky enough to swim with a turtle; staff will advise the best locations depending on the time of year. Fishing and diving are superb in the waters around Denis and several excursions are available from the activity centre. For more leisurely pursuits, take a cycle tour around some of the sandy tracks, feed the giant tortoises, and be sure to take an island tour with one of the island's ecology team to discover more about the fascinating nature and how the whole island operates; you won't be disappointed. Read our first-hand experience of this Seychelles island gem in our recent Denis Blog post.
Denis Island makes the perfect choice as part of a Seychelles island-hopping holiday, particularly with hotels on the main island of Mahe, as well as with many other luxury smaller islands where a breathtaking helicopter can be booked between resorts.
A 25 minute flight by light aircraft from the main island of Mahe Island. Denis is served by just one flight a day.
Visit the old village craft workshops and the island's farm. Take a tour of the island with the resident ecologist and discover rare bird species as well as the giant tortoise colony. Alternatively, relax in the new main infinity pool, enjoy an array of spa & wellness therapies as well as snorkelling, kayaks and cycling. Deep sea fishing and diving excursions can be arranged (payable locally).
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Review of Denis Private Island
We LOVED Denis Island! We learned that 50% of their guests are return visitors, and we can understand why. The service was truly fabulous - we felt as though we were among as friends. We only stayed 4 nights, and we wish we could have extended the stay! My husband & I love to eat, and we would have come to Denis just for the restaurant. Every chalet gets their…
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