Private Desroches Island is a luxurious Seychelles Resort in the Amirante Archipelago, considered to be one of the most pristine and untouched islands still around today. The naturally inspired and tastefully modern Beach Retreats and Exclusive Residences provide the epitome in luxury and opulent indulgence. Blessed with one of the world's healthiest climates, and miles of unblemished beaches, Desroches Island is a refuge for romance, adventure and pampered relaxation.
Desroches is the main island of the Amirante Islands, part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. It is located 230 km southwest of Mahe', the Seychelles main island. Get to Desroches via a scheduled or chartered flight from Mahe' taking approximately 40 minutes.
Consult with Atoll Paradise to arrange your ideal transfer style and itinerary.
Desroches Island forms part of the Amirantes archipelago in the Seychelles, a group of islands of majestic beauty, carefully protected by the government in order to preserve fragile ecosystems. Selected resort operations have been allowed to exist on some of these islands, so privileged and discerning travelers can experience them.
Desroches Island itself is sprawling and majestic, with everything good that the Seychelles stands for; a fascinating history, the richness of colonial architecture, Creole cuisine, unspoiled pristine natural surrounds. The resort is tucked within the island, on the North West side, and as there is a small local population, whilst exclusivity is achieved, guests also have access to the charms of Seychelloise life, and infrastructure that makes such a well established island resort possible. For nature, culture and five star luxuries all packed into one dreamy island, you cannot go past Desroches.
Restaurants & Bars
Experience decadent flavours from around the world and traditional seafood barbeques at Desroches Island's eclectic dining venues.
Le Ve Loutier
The best of Creole cuisine, alongside diverse internationally inspired specialties, is served at Desroches dining venue, the Le Ve Loutier restaurant, open for lazy breakfasts, long lunches and elegant dinners. The wine list is extensive and very well curated, complete with old and new wines.
Boutique beer and wine, alongside a list of refreshing, inventive and traditional cocktails are served by the talented bar tenders.
Arrangements can be made to enjoy meals in the terrace of your room or villa, in a special spot on the beach or anywhere on the island. Consult with the food and beverage team, or your private butler, to arrange dining to suit any occasion, from an intimate private affair, to a festive family feast.
Activities & Recreation
Desroches' natural playground of over 14kms of beach, surrounding waters and forest hinterland await exploration. Nature watching is inevitable as you explore the magic around you. Witness an ancient tortoise colony, an array of marine life including wails and flying fish. Cycle or hike the jungle trails, swim, snorkel, dive or kayak in the Seychelloise sea. For a more leisurely approach, picnic, wander, day dream or meditate amongst serenely inspiring surrounds.
• Scuba Diving
• Sea Kayaks
• Hydro Bikes
• Island Excursions
• Sunset Cruises
• Tennis Court
• Guided Nature Walks
• Cycling Tours
• Neighboring Island Visits
• Children's Programmes
• Swimming Pool
• Fitness Center
• Business Center
Escape Spa is Desroches Island's very own professional spa facility. Whether you want to relax, detoxify, rejuvenate, pamper, indulge or beautify, the range of therapies and treatments will offer something perfect for you. Expert therapists administer treatments, available at the spa building itself, a rustic and airy seaside set-up with light filled open air windows overlooking beach and garden. Or, you can arrange a bespoke spa experience in the privacy of your own villa, under the stars, or next to the shore.
Spa treatments are enhanced by natural luxury products including Elemental Herbology, Dr. Haushka and Sundari. Refreshing juice and tea is served before and after treatments. You may want to linger a while as you melt into a state of complete blissâ€¦
Pamper yourself with the signature Escape treatment, designed to completely relax the mind and body; releasing tensions held in stressed and tired muscles. A combination of long mesmeric strokes, deep tissue massage and shiatsu massage leads to a warm stone experience on your back, shoulders, neck and arms. To complete the whole body relaxation, your feet will be treated with reflexology to calm your mind and body.
What could be more sublimely romantic than a Desroches wedding, surrounded by sun, sea, tropical flowers and of course a group of loved ones to share the unforgettable occasion. The Desroches team will help you arrange a ceremony and celebration with all the attention to detail and finesse you could possibly wish for. The Desroches â€˜dream team' assigned to all things wedding related, will help you plan your weddings from start to finish. Blu Maldives can put you in touch with them upon booking if desired.
An underwater wonderland of coral gardens awaits, in and around the Desroches â€˜drop-off', a world class fringe of coral. Deep sea diving is available and various PADI courses are offered to beginners or experienced divers. Guided snorkeling trips offer the opportunity to view turtles and other amazing Seychelles marine life.
Fishing enthusiasts will delight at the big game options including Wahoo, Kingfish, Tuna, Sailfish, Marlin, Dorado, Bonefish, Giant and Bluefin Trevally, Green & Rosy Jobfish and a variety of Grouper. Some of the best fly fishing in the world can be enjoyed on the outer islands, with an abundance of Bone-Fish, Permit and Trevally to target.
Children of all ages are welcome at Desroches, with the array of activities to delight both old and young. Take your kids fishing, walking, nature watching or bike riding. Watch them play on the beach or in the pool. Parents who want some time out may book a baby sitter for an afternoon or evening. For those who prefer child free environs, book one of the accommodation types that are in adult only zones, to ensure ultimate peace and quiet.
Neighboring Island Excursions
Arrange a half day trip to one of the neighboring islands, Poivre and St Josephs - the outer islands of the Amirantes Archipelago are some of the most pristine and untouched islands in the world.
Awards & Recognition
Most recently Named 'Seychelles Leading Resort' at the World Travel Awards in 2011, Desroches is a regular recipient of internationally recognized awards for excellence in resort operation, and for its ecological programs.
Rooms & Suites
The luxuriously spacious villas are located along the North West side of the island, set just off the beach amongst lavish and lush tropical gardens. All villas have their own very unique and agreeable charms, and are equipped with luxury amenities.
Madam Zabre Spa Retreat
The Madam Zabre Spa Retreat (637 sqm) is designed for privacy, rejuvenation, relaxation and indulgence. As well as a private Butler and Chef, a qualified and talented Spa Therapist is assigned to the Retreat, on hand to administer an array of treatments in the privacy of your own villa. The spa treatments can be customized to suit different
Desroches describes the Dibwa Residence as "pure opulence". Located on the spectacular Madam Zabre beach, surrounded by lush tropical foliage, the Dibwa Residence (776 sqm) is a private network of villas comprised of two adjoined Beach Retreats and one Dibwa Retreat. With a total of five bedrooms, 10 guests can be accommodated, and a village
Dibwa Retreats (528 sqm) encompass nature, earth and sea with stylish, rustic design and unique furnishings and decorations. A Private pool is set into the sprawling outdoor entertainment spaces and leads onto private gardens that meander just meters towards the beach. Three bedrooms offer a maximum occupancy of 6 adults. The personal butler
The lavish Beach Residence (750 sqm) set amongst majestic tropical gardens offers 100 magical meters of private beach frontage. The Residence caters for families and friends in search of a luxurious and exclusive domain. Featuring 5 luxurious ensuite bedrooms, glorious expanses of sunlit indoor and outdoor spaces of breezy wooden decking,
The four bedroom Beach Villas (440 sqm) are a 'home away from home' retreat for couples, friends and families. With a maximum occupancy of 8 people, these villas are best shared. Ocean views, a large private pool, pleasant light and airy interiors and an endless array of entertainment and leisure options await. The outdoor living and entertainment
Four one-bedroom Beach Retreats are nestled amongst tropical forests just meters from palm-fringed white beach. Sleek and inventive architectural features, including natural wooden elements and stone floors allow you to feel really immersed in your surroundings. The private plunge pool and enormous curved bath at the rear are inviting, whilst
Beach Suites are set amongst tropical gardens, palm trees and green lawns, just a few meters from the beach. Accommodating 2 adults and one child maximum, they offer king and twin beds. Privacy is achieved in the secluded garden and verandah with luxurious daybed. Interiors are fitted with beautiful wooden high ceilings, polished floor boards,