Barefoot tropical island luxury at its very best. The style is simple, yet every modern convenience is incorporated. Enjoy luxurious, rustic castaway-style accommodation on this island retreat, where extraordinary experiences await every day to reawaken the joy of discovery.
In the breathtaking Amirantes archipelago, Four Seasons at Desroches Island is one of Seychelles' most beautiful island escapes - perfect for a luxury Seychelles honeymoon or a family holiday. Discover 9 miles of pristine white sand beaches; kayak or paddle-board inside the reef; explore the island by bicycle or on foot; indulge in a spa treatment or two; relax on your pool terrace; or let your children get to know the giant tortoises at the kids club.
Luxurious suites and villas on Desroches Island, all with pool or plunge pool and direct beach access, are tucked into lush gardens. Amenities include complimentary Wifi, sound bar and large HD TV. One-bedroom Beach Pool Villas include a plunge pool and indoor/outdoor bathroom, while superbly-appointed one and two-bedroom Suites open onto a terrace, small pool and beachside lawn. Ocean View Pool Villas sleep 2 adults, plus 1 child & 1 infant. Several one-bedroom villas are ideal for couples seeking a little more space, while for larger families or groups, the two, three, four and five bedroom Residences are the perfect answer.
A highlight of a stay at Four Seasons Desroches is the superb 'island experience' cuisine and remarkable ocean-edge dining options. Claudine, the main restaurant, is inspired by the Mediterranean with French and Italian specialities and regular themed evenings, while The Lighthouse provides grills and seafood in an idyllic beachfront setting with 180 degree ocean views. For all-day fare, try The Deli - eat-in or pack a picnic and take to your favourite beach spot. In-Villa dining is available for breakfast as well as all-day menus and a private Chef can also be arranged. Take a break from lounging beside the main pool to take a drink and Creole tapas at The Bar or stop-by here for a sunset cocktail as you head for dinner. Alternatively, take in spectacular ocean sunset views at The Lighthouse Lounge - perfect for a pre-dinner sundowner or an after-dinner under the stars.
The island offers a unique collection of Destination Dining options; from romantic beach picnics and private dining on top of The Lighthouse, to dining under the stars with infinite ocean views or a luxurious and indulgent pampering evening of Sushi & Champagne at the Spa. Many other island activities are on hand to provide a real sense of place on Desroches; choose from rum tasting with iconic flavours of Seychelles; cookery classes with the culinary team including Creole, Indian and Sushi; Al fresco movie nights; cocktail lessons; as well as star-gazing events - with no light pollution, stars cover the entire sky.
The best time to visit Desroches island in Seychelles may be determined by the activities you are planning to do when visiting. The resort's main recreation hub, the Castaway Centre on Sunset Beach, is where you'll find water sports including snorkelling, kayaks, paddle boards, windsurfing as well as a variety of diving and fishing excursions. Desroches is renowned as a fishing paradise with fly, bottom and deep sea fishing, depending on season. The island is also home to some of the best diving in Seychelles and has 15 classified dive sites for viewing the array of marine life and coral outcrops.
A spectacular Oceanside Spa offers simple, natural luxury with a range of massages and treatments. For younger guests, the Kids for All Seasons offers complimentary daily activities and there's a Teen's Club too. All the island's key beaches have beach huts with a supply of towels and cool bottles of water in a fridge. The island is free to explore with the best way by bicycle on its 9 miles of trails. Alternatively, try the Desroches Challenge, a 4-6 hour walk around the island's 9 miles of beaches; depart from the bar with a backpack of water and energy mix and finish at the same place with a chilled fruit platter and your favourite cocktail! An interactive Discovery Centre provides a fascinating insight into the variety of fauna, flora and marine life on Desroches Island. There's a choice of environmental activities to take part in, from giant tortoise feeding & adoption and native tree planting to beach clean-up's and guided turtle beach walks.
Four Seasons at Desroches Island also makes a perfect twin-island combo with Four Seasons other Seychelles property on the main island of Mahe and you can read about this in our recent blog.
40 minutes by scheduled flight from Mahe Island
Variety of water sports including snorkelling, kayaks, paddle boards, windsurfing & sailing. Excellent fishing excursions and scuba diving are also available, including diving courses. On land there's cycling, a fitness centre, tennis, volleyball, petanque, nature walks & trails, Discovery Centre, Spa, yoga pavilion, beauty salon, Kids for All Seasons and a Teen's Club. Weekly sunset cruise. Cooking classes & Destinations Dining events also available.
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