Overview of Four Seasons Desroches Island Seychelles

Looking for an authentic desert island hideaway? It’s a 35-minute flight over a deep blue ocean to reach Desroches Island from Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles archipelago. A 14-kilometre (nine-mile) island of coral ringed by white sand beaches and topped by lush forest, Desroches is one of the Seychelles’ remote outer islands and Four Seasons Desroches is the only accommodation on the island, guaranteeing you not just solitude but exclusivity too.

You are allocated a bicycle on arrival at the resort, setting the tone for the vacation. There is plenty of opportunity to relax and unwind – hammocks slung between palm trees, a wellness spa, movie nights with popcorn – as well as more than enough for the active minded. This is a famous destination for scuba divers – there are 14 world-class dive sites around the island – and those who love to get their feet wet: snorkellers, stand-up paddle boarders and kayakers. Wildlife is also a big part of the appeal at Desroches: besides discovering the amazing marine life, you can go on nature walks with conservation guides and watch baby turtles hatch in season.

Accommodation ranges from made-for-two bungalows to grand villas that sleep up to 16 guests – ideal for groups of friends – and all come with a private pool and access to the beach. And although the intimate and romantic nature of Desroches make it a natural choice for honeymooners and couples on a special journey, Four Seasons Desroches Island Seychelles is also a great family choice. The resort has a dedicated club and activity programme for children under 12 as well as for teens. The beaches are idyllically child-friendly and the island’s wildlife sanctuary – complete with giant tortoises – is a family favourite.

Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • The only resort on one of the most remote Seychelles islands
  • Postcard-perfect scenery and unspoilt beaches
  • World-renowned scuba diving destination
  • Great snorkelling and water sports
  • Explore by bicycle – the only way to get around the island!
  • Wide range of accommodations – all with pool and beach access
  • Private villas available – perfect for families and groups
  • Gym, tennis court, wellness spa, yoga classes and fabulous cuisine
  • Children’s activity clubs and family-friendly environment
Day tours

Day tours

Kayaking

Kayaking

Sailing

Sailing

Scuba diving

Scuba diving

Snorkelling

Snorkelling

Wind-surfing

Wind-surfing

General Facilities

Four Seasons Desroches Island Seychelles has taken care to provide its guests with as much to do as they like. There is a large swimming pool at the main lodge plus a fitness centre, spa and yoga centre, and a flood-lit tennis court. The Discovery Centre is staffed by a marine educator who leads snorkelling trips while the Castaway Centre is where you arrange ocean pursuits – scuba diving, deep sea fishing and water sports – as well as order your favourite cocktail at the Castaway Bar.

The Kids For All Seasons Club is for 4 to 12-year olds and offers complimentary supervision and activities every day. As well as a programme of activities around the island, the club has an outdoor playground and air-conditioned relaxation rooms where children are in the safe hands of a qualified childcare team.  Teenagers have the Teen Centre on Sunset Beach to visit with a range of more age-appropriate activities and facilities from beach volleyball to the latest video games.

Bar

Bar

Spa

Spa

Swimming pool

Swimming pool

Television

Television

Dining

There are two restaurants at the resort and a host of other dining options. Inspired by Mediterranean cuisine, Claudine is the main restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with indoor and outdoor dining. Dinner menu items range from pizzas and pastas to grilled octopus, steak and lobster though it also features a convenient children’s menu. The Lighthouse is the resort’s second dinner option, a unique venue and specialising in fish and shellfish: sit down in style to today’s catch freshly grilled or prepared raw at the sushi bar.

If you are looking to prepare a picnic basket, then the resort’s Deli is where you find all the goodies you need: home-made bread, cold meats, olives and cheeses, salads and fruit plus take-away cappuccinos, cakes and ice cream.

The resort also has two bars – one indoors, the other on the beach – where you can order light meals and creole tapas dishes, and if you feel like some extra privacy, then staff will be happy to arrange a table in your suite for a private dining experience. Families and groups of friends staying in the resort’s Residences have a fully-equipped kitchen for their use.

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