Highlights of Desroches Island Lodge
- Desroches Island Lodge lies on a coral atoll with reef-protected turquoise waters
- World-class diving among colourful coral, with 14 reef sites accessible
- Some of the best sports fishing in the Seychelles is off Desroches island lodge
- Elegant rooms set in gardens shaded by coconut palms, close to the beaches
- 14 kilometres of dazzling white sand
Desroches Island Lodge is one of the best of the small, remote islands of the Seychelles. Its claim to fame is that here you can have it all… the allure and simplicity of an untouched natural paradise and sanctuary without leaving behind the luxury and sophistication that modern life has to offer…
Desroches Island Lodge delights in its unspoilt lush vegetation, fringed by sandy beaches. Beyond the coral reefs are a paradise for divers. Yet their nature-inspired modern beach retreats and villas provide luxury, space and opulent indulgence…
Descroches Island Lodge is one of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles, a remote coral atoll about 230km south-west of Mahe (yet the daily flight from Mahe takes only 35 minutes). This is a real island paradise in the truest sense of the word. The island stretches to 6km in length and about 1½km at its widest point. Acres of shady palm trees circle 14km of sandy beaches which lead to the clear turquoise waters sheltered by the surrounding coral reef.
Accommodation at Desroches Island Lodge
The central area is called, somewhat incongruously, the Hideaway, a place to meet and enjoy the exotic flavours of Indian Island cuisine. The swimming pool is only metres from the beach, perfect for relaxed socialising, Here you will find the L’Amirante Bar, the Deli, Wine Cellar and willing team members to help you plan your activities. A very attractive boutique, library, business centre and wifi hotspot complete the picture.
Desroches Island Lodge is an intimate and luxurious lodge with a diverse range of accommodation matching the diversity of its clients
The Beach Suites (82m²) are situated in the tropical gardens just a few metres from the beach. Each air-conditioned colonial-style suite has a sitting area and large sea-facing terrace, king-size bed with mosquito net, ceiling fan, satellite TV and DVD player, tea/coffee facilities, mini-bar, safe and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower in an open-air enclosure. Outside is a private tropical garden and your own bicycles for exploring the island!
Beach retreats are larger (124m²), uniquely designed in a romantic, contemporary style with their own private plunge pool, deck and living area. Perfect for honeymoon couples as this is a child-free zone.
Then there are the 25 Beach Villas (440m²), each with four bedrooms, perfect for families or friends. They are surrounded by dense bush offering a very private and exclusive experience. There are three en suite, king-size bedrooms with a smaller 4th bedroom, ideal for as a nanny or kids bedroom. Each villa has a private swimming pool, central living area and kitchen. All bedrooms are air-conditioned, look towards the sea and are modern and luxurious, yet retaining their distinct island atmosphere. The two Dibwe Beach Front Villas (660m²) have 3 en-suite, king-size bedrooms on the picturesque Madam Zabre beach. The Dibre Residence (880m²) combines two beach retreats and one Dibwe villa to create a magnificent five bedroom retreat.
Facilities at Desroches Island Lodge
The diving, fishing and snorkelling are excellent, with a PADI dive centre on site. Desroches island also features a floodlit tennis court, swimming pool , gym and indoor games room.
The lagoon offers superb safe swimming and snorkelling. The gentle breeze is ideal for wind surfing and sailing. Inland there are jogging and cycle trails so that you can explore the island – visit the local village, the beautiful coconut grove and the lighthouse.
The Escape Spa offers a wonderful selection of indulgent treatments, combining traditional Balinese therapies with full body treatments
Complimentary Watersports & Land Activities include:
All non-motorised water sports such as kayaking above the colourful coral reefs, guided snorkelling excursions , canoes, pedal boats, wind-surfers, mini-sail lasers , tennis, table tennis, french bowls, bicycles, guided nature walks,
Activities at extra cost include:
Scuba diving Deep sea fishing, PADI dive courses, Boat excursions to neighbouring islands
See More info for details on some of the best dive sites.
Le Veloutier is a creole style restaurant with a stunning view of the pool and the Indian Ocean with creole, French and international dishes. The beach restaurant is ideal for a casual breakfast or lunch with your feet in the sand. ITSU offers ocean to plate sushi and sashimi, whulst the pool bar is the ideal spot for convivial sundowners.