Desroches Island Seychelles

xDeluxe Plus | Visited by us November 2014

Important news: Desroches Island is now closed for refurbishment and re-branding with effect from 11 January 2016, until further notice!

Desroches lies 240km south-east of Mahé and forms part of the Amirantes islands. Protected by a coral reef, it is 5km long by 1.5km wide, has 14km of immaculate beaches, crystal blue waters and is the perfect location for a tropical Seychelles honeymoon.

Desroches Island Seychelles boasts 17 beautifully furnished 'Beach Suites' set in lovely tropical gardens just metres from the west-facing beach; each offers privacy with its own verandah. Deluxe four-bedroom Beach Villas, located on the north-west facing beaches, each have their own private pool and are surrounded by dense, green foliage. These modern, luxurious villas offer an exclusive, private experience for families and friends. A collection of one and two-bedroom Villa Retreats with private plunge pools are also located on the north-west coast - perfect for honeymoon couples, or larger groups if rented together.

Two restaurants specialise in carefully prepared dishes providing a choice of exotic dining locations - many meals being taken barefoot on the beach! Most dishes use fresh produce from Desroches Island's plantation and often incorporate the 'catch of the day'.

On Desroches Island Seychelles there is never a lack of things to do. Explore the island at leisure by bicycle (complimentary for all guests including children). For a full day out, the restaurant will prepare a lunch picnic for you. The 'Kid's Haven' provides a range of exciting activities, delivering a fun yet educational experience; children can stay for the whole day or participate in specific activities which include conservation walks, tortoise feeding, kayaking and snorkelling to name but a few. A wonderful 'Escape Spa' combines traditional Asian massage with full body treatments that will leave you feeling wonderfully exhilarated. There's also an air-conditioned gymnasium featuring all the latest equipment.

The water sports & activity centre can organise excursions to prime snorkelling sites such as 'The Aquarium' which offers the very best in snorkelling and opportunities to come across a turtle or two gliding between schools of multicoloured fish! (Alternatively, you may cycle across the island to 'The Aquarium'). Windsurfers, kayaks and pedalos are also on hand for a spirited ride or a gentle sail off the shore of Desroches Island Resort in Seychelles. The cooler hours of the evening offer the opportunity for a game of tennis.

The specialist water sports centre can also arrange fishing excursions to try your hand at bottom fishing or deep sea fishing for the formidable marlin, sailfish or record breaking wahoos and tuna. Fly-fishermen cannot only try the waters off the island, but also those off the nearby islands of Poivre and St. Joseph where bonefish and carangues abound. Desroches is regarded as one of the destination to chase billfish bewteen November and May; and, as well as big sailfish, there are also blue, black and striped marlin. Diving is sublime, with no less than 14 classified sites such as the amazing 'Desroches Drop' or 'The Canyon', mysterious labyrinths of unusual caves and columns that will provide unforgettable experiences, all in the company of a dedicated, attentive professional. Read more about Desroches Island.

For the perfect luxury Seychelles holiday, why not let us combine the idyllic Desroches Island with a stay at one of our other luxury Seychelles hotels on Mahé or Praslin, including Four Seasons Seychelles or Banyan Tree Seychelles? We can tailor-make any Seychelles island-hopping ititerary that combines Desroches with another Seychelles island.

Important news: Desroches Island is now closed for refurbishment and re-branding with effect from 11 January 2016, until further notice!

Just the Facts

Transfer Time

Inter-island flight from Mahé - approx. 40 minutes.


17 air-conditioned Suites with ceiling fan, kingsize bed, bath, outdoor shower, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities, mini-fridge, room safe and cable TV. Four-bedroom Beach Villas have air-conditioned bedrooms, private infinity swimming pool, modern kitchen, central living area, flat-screen TV's, DVD, ipod docking station and wifi connection; complimentary bicycles and two kayaks are included throughout your stay. A collection of one and two-bedroom 'Villa Retreats' are also available and have all the facilities above and a plunge pool. Butler service for Beach Villas & Beach Retreats (extra charge). Please call for more information.


  • Two restaurants
  • Bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Diving & Activity centrecentre
  • Snorkelling
  • Fishing boats and tackle
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Sea kayaks
  • Paddle boards
  • Pedalos
  • Floodlit tennis court
  • French boules
  • Bicycles
  • 'Escape' spa
  • 'Kids Haven' club (5-12 years)
  • Non-motorised watersports and bicycles are free

2016 Price Guide

Suites: 7 nights from £3903pp on All Inclusive in a Beach Suite. Beach Villa: 7 nights from £4285 per person All Inclusive in a Beach Villa based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing.

All rates at Desroches are on ALL INCLUSIVE

  • Three meals daily
  • Local spirits & beers, soft drinks and house wines
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Picnics and snacks as required
  • All non-motorised sports activities

See video of Desroches Island Seychelles

Press coverage featuring Desroches Island

BH Magazine - April 2012. Desroches Island - Paradise Found (pdf of original article)

Special Offers at Desroches Island Seychelles

Free Night Offer

Stay 7 Nights, Pay 5; or Stay 4 Nights, Pay 3.
Valid: All year (except 20 December to 7 January and 28 March-11 April). Not combinable with any other offer.

Early Booking Offers

Book 60 days before arrival and get 10% discount.
Valid: all year except 20 Dec-7 Jan, for stays in Suites or Villas. Combinable with Honeymoon offer only. Minimum stay: 4 nights.

Children's Offers

In Beach Suite: 1 child under 2 years stays free; only pays an All Inclusive supplement.
In a Beach Villa or Beach Residence: Children (under 12 years) pay a reduced All Inclusive supplement. Extra children pay contracted children's rates.
Valid: All year

Honeymoon Offer

  • 10% early booking discount
  • Couples Spa treatment
  • Desroches Sunset Cocktail event
  • Honeymooners 'Indulge Experience' and romantic turndown
  • €100 resort credit per person to be used towards spa treatments, fishing/diving, culinary experiences etc

Valid: year round except 20 December to 7 January. Combinable with Early Booking offer. Minimum Stay: 4 nights

Wedding Packages

Special romantic wedding packages are available on Desroches Island, based on minimum stays of just 3 nights. These are available all year round, whether you stay in a Suite or one of the luxury villas on Desroches. Please call for more information.


All price examples shown include return flights from London (as shown) & transfers. Offers subject to availability & other terms & conditions. Call for details.

Or call us on 01342 547001


Our View

A luxury island retreat with stylish accommodation, fine cuisine and outstanding friendly service. A perfect hideaway for romantics and honeymooners; also great for fishing and dive enthusiasts. For many Just Seychelles clients, one visit is not enough!

Our Insider View

“Really experience all that this luxurious island has to offer by asking for a picnic lunch to be prepared for you and then take your towels and snorkelling equipment and cycle off to one of the island's amazing beaches. Snorkelling is superb; you may even get to swim with turtles or rays like I did. Truly memorable!”
Martin Bamford, Reservations & Operations Manager

Twin-Island Trip

Why not combine your stay on Desroches Island with a few days on another Seychelles island? For example, 7 nights on Desroches Island & 4 nights at Raffles Seychelles?
Just give us a call and we'll tailor a trip for you.
Alternatively, see our other Island Hopping adventures!

Combine Desroches Island with a fabulous Catamaran Cruise?

A stay at the luxury Desroches Island makes a great combination with one of our superb Seychelles Catamaran Cruises. We can tailor any 'Cruise & Stay' package, from luxury resorts to boutique hotels.

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01342 547001

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