Denis Island Seychelles


Denis Private Island have been proud winners in the 2018 'World Luxury Hotel Awards'. Additionally, the hotel has been inducted in the 'Hall of Fame' by Trip Advisor for outstanding reviews for the last 5 years.

NOTE: Denis Private Island Lodge will be closed for renovation from 12 June to 27 July 2019.

"A privately owned coral island in Seychelles, Denis Island is the perfect location for true escapism, total relaxation and tranquillity."

The 375 acres of Denis Private Island barely rise a few feet above sea level and are fringed by coconut palms, brilliant white sand and coral reefs. Particularly lush for a coral island, Denis Island epitomises the Seychelles experience. It lies fifty-three miles (85km) north of the main island of Mahé and is just a 30 minute flight away.

Denis Private Island in Seychelles has just 25 individual, spacious cottages, most of which are close to the beach, and all discreetly positioned so that the verandah is not overlooked by your neighbour. A Beach Villa with private plunge pool is also now available at Denis Island. Measuring (325m²), the villa has an extended sea-facing private deck with an outdoor sitting area, dining pavilion, sala day bed and a barbeque area. The interior has a king size bed, lounge area and wine chiller. Guests booking the Beach Villa receive a complimentary bottle of Champagne and fresh fruit on arrival, as well as daily sundowner canapes. There is no access to WiFi or a TV in any of the cottages, so you can truly get away from it all and simply enjoy your stay.

Denis Island Seychelles is renowned for its culinary delights with an excellent menu choice or Creole buffet. Considerable amounts of fresh produce are used from the island's own farm and gardens. Occasional beach barbecues are also organised. Denis also has an area of wooden decking for outdoor dining, an open bar/lounge, a wine cellar and a library/TV lounge and internet room. Guests also have complimentary use of bicycles - ideal for exploring this idyllic island. An extensive range of Spa treatments is also available and these are taken in the comfort of your own cottage or sala.

Please be advised that there is no longer a main swimming pool, however Denis Island has some amazing swimmable beaches.

For couples wishing to marry overseas or have a honeymoon in Seychelles, this really has to be one of the most romantic tropical island locations. You can even get married in the island's very own tiny chapel... or on the powder soft white sand beach! Denis Island is perfect for combining with a stay at one of our other luxury Seychelles hotels.

Denis Island is committed to restoring the natural environment with an ongoing rehabilitation programme of endemic species. This has resulted in new and more frequent visits by birds, including in 2008 the first confirmed sighting of a Purple Heron. The same year also saw the successful introduction of several pairs of Magpie Robin, culminating in the first Denis Magpie Robin fledgling - a notable first! Denis Island now has many endemic birds including the 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. Read more about the nature and ecology of Denis Island.

Diving, Fishing & Watersports

Denis Private Island itself is located on the edge of the Seychelles Bank which plunges 2000 meters into the Indian Ocean. A small professional PADI Dive Centre is affiliated to the resort and provides a range of dive excursions and courses for beginners & advanced divers alike. The waters around Denis, some of the finest for diving in Seychelles, feature a number of dive sites for seeing turtles, sharks, sting rays, sailfish, tuna and dolphins with whale sharks and manta rays often sighted from September to November.

Enthusiasts flock to the waters of Denis for their abundance of game fishing and runs of bottom or bone fishing trips. Here you can experience the thrill of a fishing charter with experienced crews using state-of-the-art equipment. The local art of bottom-fishing or 'palangrotte' is a firm favourite with bone-fishing also increasing in popularity.

Just the Facts

Transfer Time

Inter-island flight from Mahé - approx. 30 minutes.


25 air-conditioned cottages with open bathroom, double vanity, shower, private courtyard with outdoor shower, sitting area, iPod docking station, mini fridge, tea & coffee facilities, hairdryer and ceiling fan. Beachfront Spa Cottages and Deluxe Beach Cottages have their own wellness zone and sala with day bed.


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Open lounge
  • Library with TV & internet access
  • Free wifi in lounge/bar & restaurant area
  • Boutique
  • Sundown Deck
  • Tennis court
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Nature walks
  • Jogging trail
  • Chapel
  • Spa treatments
  • Canoeing & snorkelling are free to guests
  • Diving and deep sea fishing can be arranged (payable locally)

Price Guide

7 Nights from £2829 per person Full Board in a Beach Cottage including flights from London & transfers.

Looking to book this hotel from outside of the UK? We can arrange accommodation with transfers as above from €2589 or US$2629 per person (excluding flights).

Special Offers at Denis Private Island

Early Bird Offer

Get a great saving for all bookings made 60 days before travel
Call us for more information.

Family Offer

Massive savings per family when you book two rooms, full board.
For bookings at a minimum 5 nights. Call us for more details.

Honeymoon Offer

Save up to £800pp & receive a bottle of sparkling wine, a starlight dinner, sunset cocktail and 10% voucher for a spa treatment.
Call us for more details.


Offers subject to availability. Standard booking terms & conditions apply.

Or call us on 01342 547001


Our View

An island dream and one of our personal favourites. Friendly service & lovely accommodation. Haven for lovers of peace and tranquillity.

Our Insider View

“Shoes are not necessarily required for this Robinson Crusoe Island experience, even at dinner! Relax and enjoy stunning sun sets with a cocktail or two; and, whether it's breakfast, lunch or dinner just delight in the fabulous cuisine created by the island's chef's! Tip of the day: try the homemade ice-cream - it's delicious and you'll certainly be going back for more! Last, but not least, do make some time to go on a guided nature tour with the island's Environmental manager - it's absolutely fascinating what this island does.”
Sheena Osborne, Marketing Executive

Denis Island - voted one of Seychelles' 10 most Romantic Hotels

October 2014 - Writer, Tim Ecott, a frequent traveller to Seychelles, has included Denis Island as one of Seychelles most romantic hotels in an article for the Daily Telegraph. He writes that the island differs from the others in that it is “a coral island, a flat palm-fringed lozenge of sand... located on the edge of the deepwater drop-off – making it a haven for fishing and diving. Uniquely, the island produces almost all of its own food – organically, and the Seychellois owners make everyone feel like a genuine guest. They call it 'the island at the end of the world’, and it’s one of the most peaceful spots on earth.”

Your Views

“Superb. Denis did us proud this visit, and it is nice when a lot of staff remember you from previous holidays.”
Robert Clark – May 2011

Twin-Island Trip

Why not combine your stay on Denis Private Island with a few days on another Seychelles island? For example, 7 nights at Denis Island (Full Board) & 4 nights at Banyan Tree (B&B) from £3419pp, incl flights & all transfers.
Or, 7 nights on Denis (Full Board) and 4 (Half Board) at Sainte Anne Resort from as little as £2795pp in Nov/Dec, including all flights and transfers! Just give us a call and we'll tailor a trip for you.

Alternatively, see our other Island Hopping adventures!

Why not combine Denis Private Island with a fabulous Catamaran Cruise?

A stay at Denis Private 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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