Fifty-three miles (85 km) north of the capital Victoria lies Denis Private Island with a surface area of 131 hectares. The private island was once a thriving coconut plantation. Denis Island, which is only 30 minutes flight from Mahé, boasts a newly refurbished lodge with 25 distinctive and well-appointed cottages.
It is an ideal base for deep-sea fishing expeditions as it lies on the edge of the Seychelles bank, where Marlin and record breaking Tuna are to be found. There is a lighthouse at the northern edge of Denis Private Island which also has beautiful beaches and offers excellent possibilities for snorkelling, diving and fishing.
The Seychelles island resort is made up of 25 individual cottages, with courtyard, outside shower and private sundeck, fully air-conditioned executive, deluxe and elegant cottages. The small library and snooker table offers a relaxing atmosphere for evening entertainment. Denis island resort also offers facilities for tennis, windsurfing, canoeing and of course sunbathing on white sand beaches. Denis island in the Seychelles offers visitors total tropical privacy and relaxation combined with the comforts of home.
Denis Island's rich vegetation with its fertile soil and lush greenery is home to roaming tortoises and nesting sea birds. The island is also home to many endemic birds including the Nagpir Robin, Paradise Flycatcher, Seychelles fody and the Seychelles warbler. The island boasts many excellent nature walks and a guided tour with the island's resident Environmental Manager is thoroughly recommended.
There are daily game excursions and world record catches have been recorded for dog tooth, bonito and tuna. Marlin, sailfish, barracuda, wahoo, dorado and job also make the game fishing an extraordinary experience.
Denis Island Resort enjoys the facility of a small, professional, on-site dive centre with PADI accreditation offering courses for novice and advanced divers alike and where both diving and snorkeling equipment is available. The protected underwater World around Denis ranks as one of the finest areas for diving in Seychelles and features a number of dive sites allowing sightings of turtles, sharks, sting rays, sailfish, tuna and dolphins with whale sharks and manta rays often sighted from September to November.
Experience the thrill of a fishing charter on either our Mako 44' Striker or 27' Commodore that operate on request and on a daily basis with experienced crews using state-of-the-art equipment. The local art of bottom-fishing or 'palangrotte' is a firm favourite with bone-fishing off the island's flats also increasing in popularity.
Sailing, windsurfing and canoeing in the sparkling waters surrounding the island are also possible while those with a preference for terrestrial activities will enjoy visits to the farm, hiking the island's meandering pathways and also our guided nature walks that explore the island's rich flora and fauna.
There is only one 'resort' on the island and it provides a wealth of recreational activities including tennis, windsurfing, canoeing, sailing and jogging trails . For lovers of peace and tranquility the informal "Bigorno" lounge serves as a venue for reading...
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