The Seychelles comprises 115 islands in the western Indian Ocean. The archipelago extends from between 4 and 10 degrees south of the equator and lies between 480km and 1,600km from the east coast of Africa. Of these 115 islands, 41 constitute the oldest mid-oceanic granite islands on earth while a further 74 form the low-lying coral atolls and reef islands of the Outer Islands.
Remote Desroches is about a 40 minutes flight southwest of Mahé. This exquisite, 8km long, coralline island is fringed by 14km of pristine, white beach merging into the clear turquoise waters of the lagoon. With its encircling reef, the coral rim of the Desroches Drop, and rich marine life, including rare hawksbill turtles, Desroches is known for superb diving, snorkelling and fishing.
To the north of Mahé, Bird and Denis Islands are both just a 30-minute flight away. They are the most northerly of the Seychelles, and situated on the edge of the Seychelles bank which makes them excellent for big-game fishing. Both have beautiful white sand beaches.
North Island is reached by helicopter from Mahé and it is no exaggeration to say that this really is the ultimate in island luxury which a price tag to match! With just 11 stunning, handcrafted villas and a dinning policy of ‘any menu, any venue and any time’ this truly is personalised service.
Bird Island is the most northerly of the Seychelles, a 30-minute flight from Mahé. White sand beaches at the edge of transparent waters border this 170-acre coral cay. Where better to be a castaway? The island is on the edge of the Seychelles Bank and ideal for big-game fishing. Hawksbill turtles nest on the beach from October through February and, from May to October, there is the spect...
is on a privately-owned coral cay 95 km north of Mahé, 30 minutes by air. This idyllic island is fringed by fine white beaches and verdant with mature casuarina trees and coconut palms. Coral reefs protect the southern side of the island. Denis is ideal as a refuge from the 21st century or as a base for fabulous diving and fishing.AccommodationThe 25 spacious, elegant cottages have four pos...
An hour’s flight southwest of Mahé, in the Amirantes Archipelago, this exquisite, 8km long, coralline island is fringed by 14 km of pristine, white beach merging into the clear turquoise waters of the lagoon. With its encircling reef, the coral rim of the Desroches Drop and rich marine life, including rare hawksbill turtles, Desroches is known for superb diving, snorkelling and exciti...
Fregate Island is an island of outstanding natural beauty, where an extraordinary, luxury eco-retreat is integrated into a tropical island, now restored to its original equilibrium.A magnificent, secluded granitic island with seven deserted beaches of blinding-white, soft sand, pristine coral reefs, rare wildlife and just 16 fabulous, private villas with private butler service, Frégate Isla...
provides privacy, exclusivity, superb accommodation, service and facilities conjoined to an amazingly ambitious conservation project – restoring the island and making it a Noah’s Ark for Seychelles’ endangered flora and fauna. North Island is extraordinary not only for the experience it offers, but for the guests it attracts.AccommodationNorth Island has 11 enormous villas, ea...
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