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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.


  • 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
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Wind-surfing
A mere 35-minutes flight from Mahè, the Four Seasons is the only resort on this remote, private island. Desroches is small enough to allow for the ultimate feeling of seclusion, yet big enough to ensure that any outdoor enthusiast is spoilt for choice by the many different hidden beaches that you can discover by bicycle.
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Beach Bungalow

There are 71 accommodations of varying sizes at Four Seasons Desroches Island Seychelles; all have a private pool and cabana (shaded lounge) and are set in lush gardens for privacy. Ocean views are standard, and each accommodation has direct access to the beach. Each comes with an enviable range of technology – cable and satellite wide-screen TV, a sound bar and complimentary Wi-Fi – as well as a tea and coffee station and refrigerated private bar.

The Ocean View Pool Villas open the range: at between 56 to 65 square metres (600 to 700 square feet), these villas have plenty of room and boast stunning ocean views. They feature a large bedroom with a king-size bed (a day bed and crib can be added on request to accommodate a child and baby) and the living space leads outside onto a furnished terrace with private swimming pool and shaded cabana. The villa has an en suite marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower, as well as an outdoor shower.

Other rooms

The resort offers an additional number of larger villas on different aspects of the property: west-facing Sunset Beach Villas have a secluded upper terrace from which to enjoy the sunsets, while the Sunset Beach Suite has an extra room that can accommodate two children.

Four Seasons Desroches Island Seychelles also has a number of two, three, four and five bedroom villas that have been designed with families and groups of friends in mind. All have dedicated butler services and feature large living spaces and generous gardens in which to relax in privacy. Each bedroom has its own bathroom and the fully-equipped kitchen means you can also arrange your favourite meals in house.

Complete with its own gym, the three-bedroom Presidential Villa occupies the best spot on the island's north shore. Built around a central garden with large pool, outdoor deck and barbeque pit, this accommodation has two king-size bedrooms and a third bedroom with two queen beds, all with en suite bathrooms and outdoor shower.


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.


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.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Television

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