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Denis Private Island

Discover 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.

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.

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Expert View

  • Pure escapism - no mobile signal and just one TV
  • Unique nature including Toby the 125 year-old giant tortoise
  • Exquisite cuisine from the islands own organic farm
  • Combine with a stay at sister hotel Carana Beach on Mahe island

At a glance

  • 25 cottages
  • All ages
  • All year
  • Full Board

Our sustainable tourism rating

We handpick partners who share our commitment to protecting their environment, conserving wildlife and benefitting local communities.

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INSIDER TIP

"Be sure to take a guided nature tour with the island's resident naturalist; you won't be disappointed! Great for younger family members too."

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ACTIVITIES

This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

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  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
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Sample Itineraries

TRIPS TO INSPIRE

From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.

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