Denis Island

Barely rising a few metres above sea level, the 375 acre Denis Private Island lies 55 miles north of the main island of Mahé and is reached by a 30-minute flight.

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  • 'Barefoot luxury' coral island paradise with stunning white sand beaches
  • Exquisite cuisine created by the island's chefs
  • The island has a major nature conservation programme including turtle montoring
  • Excellent diving and fishing
  • Take a guided nature tour and discover endemic bird species like the Seychelles fody, magpie robin and paradise flycatcher
  • A honeymoon heaven. Denis also has a tiny chapel - perfect for the ultimate tropical island wedding!
  • Meet Toby - the oldest resident of Denis - a gaint tortoise who is now 120 years old!

Privately owned by the Mason family, there are just 25 individual cottages scattered amongst the palms just behind the beach. The island offers a truly relaxed atmosphere, but with excellent standards of service and cuisine - making a Seychelles holiday here a truly memorable experience.

Denis Island is renowned for its excellent diving. Being located on the edge of the Seychelles Bank which plunges 2000 metres into the Indian Ocean, there are numerous dive sites and excellent opportunities for spotting turtles, sting rays, manta arrays and sailfish to name but a few. A small PADI dive centre provides dive excursions as well as courses for beginners and advanced divers.

An ongoing rehabilitation programme is restoring the interior of Denis Island to its natural habitat, thereby aiding the survival of many endemic bird species. The Magpie Robin is one such species, as are the Seychelles fody and the Paradise Flycatcher. Guests are free to explore the island at leisure via many of the paths, although a guided tour with the island's Environmental Manager is by far the best way to understand fully all about this magical island paradise!

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Denis Private Island

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An idyllic escape from the outside world, Denis Private Island is a slice of barefoot luxury. Untouched beaches, warm waters and exceptional service ensure unforgettable Seychelles holiday memories.

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