Denis Private Island

From the moment you land on the grass runway at this private coral island, you know you have arrived somewhere special; a Seychelles gem and a Mahlatini favourite. 30 minutes by light aircraft from Mahe, this 'Robinson Crusoe' island offers barefoot luxury, but with a relaxed, friendly style. Nature is king here and the island won Best Sustainable Tourism Destination in the 2021 World Travel Awards. The spacious cottages, all just steps from the beach, have furniture made on the island with wood from fallen trees.

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You could simply spend your time sunbathing on the beach waiting for the magical sunset, but to do that would be to miss what Denis is about. Diving and deep-sea fishing are outstanding, while snorkelling behind the reef provides opportunities to swim with turtles. For more leisurely pursuits, indulge in a spa treatment in your cottage garden or head off for a spot of ultimate beachcombing. Denis Island makes the perfect choice as part of a Seychelles island-hopping holiday, particularly with hotels on the main island of Mahe. It's a honeymoon heaven, but also great for families too.

Special Offers

  • Save up to 20% on Full Board! Minimum stay: 5 nights
  • Honeymoon offer: Save 25%, plus 'treats' including bottle of sparkling wine & private starlit dinner. Min stay: 4 nights
  • Family Offer: 25% off second room, plus 10% Early Booking discount
  • Denis Island & Carana Beach Mahe Island combo offer: Stay a minimum of 4 nights at each and receive a 25% discount!
  • Speak to one of our Mahlatini experts for first-hand knowledge and a tailor-made quotation

Service on the island is exceptional with staff helpful and yet discreet. There are just 22 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.

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Denis Private Island

Getting There

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).

Read what our previous clients thought of Denis Private Island

Review of Denis Private Island

Betsy Keys Farrell

I found it to be a tranquil and healing place. Everyone was kind, considerate and attuned to our needs. The sun and sea; the flora and fauna, in such an amazing location was spectacular. We enjoyed every minute of our time there.

06/04/2022 Read full trip review

Review of Denis Private Island

Linda Nguyen

Denis Private Island was much more personable and relaxed. We went with the flow here and it felt very natural. There wasn't any forced pressure to review their hotel after we left, they just encouraged us to come back whenever we were in Seychelles again. The bedroom, outdoor bathroom, and private access to the beach was a huge A++, it really did feel private! The guests were also friendly and…

19/11/2021 Read full trip review

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