A gorgeous tropical paradise and the perfect location for a luxury getaway, Desroches is the principal island of the Amirante Islands in the Outer Seychelles. With more than eight miles of dazzling, pristine beaches, this idyllic island is surrounded by crystal clear waters and protected by a coral reef. The island offers a peaceful but engaging retreat – a wonderful sanctuary from the world, where you’re free to go at your own pace, but where you’ll never be short of fun things to do.
Desroches Island boasts its very own specialist water sports and activity centre, offering everything you will need to enjoy the delights of the island’s amazing waters. They can offer all the gear you’ll need for an exciting trip to the island’s premier snorkelling location – known as ‘The Aquarium’ – packed full of vibrant multi-coloured marine life. For a gentle meander around the bays you can hire a pedalo or kayak, or for a faster pace why not try windsurfing.
Plus, with 14 classified dive sites the island is an absolute haven for divers, offering an incredible realm of breathtaking caves and underwater labyrinths to explore. Dedicated professionals are always close at hand to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable diving experience of a lifetime.
Thanks to the incredible, thriving diversity of marine life, fishing excursions are also a popular pastime on and around Desroches Island. This is regarded as one of the prime fishing destinations of the Seychelles for billfish, as well as saltfish, marlin and record-breaking wahoos and tuna. There’s also plenty of wildlife to see on land, thanks to the good work of the island’s conservation centre.
When you’ve worked up an appetite, head to one of the amazing restaurants of Desroches Island, offering delicious cuisine with incredible views. Serving up the catch of the day and produce grown on the island’s own plantations, food doesn’t get much more fresh, authentic and tasty than this!
Accommodation on Desroches Island is comprised of a number of beach suites, deluxe villas and villa retreats, all providing a high quality of comfort and convenience, with the island’s tropical gardens and lush foliage providing individual sanctuaries of secluded tranquillity.
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