Denis Private Island, Seychelles
Beautiful private island resort
Denis Private Island is a tiny dot in the Indian Ocean and lies around 96km north of Mahé. The interior of this pretty coral islet is densely forested and echoes with the melodious calls of numerous bird species. The surrounding waters are an important spawning area for marine life and offer superb diving and snorkelling. It’s a great private island resort to escape busy day to day life and a lovely destination whether you are travelling as a family, group or couple.
A great mix of activities and relaxation
Denis is a lovely spot to simply take off your shoes and relax. The beautiful beach has numerous safe swimming spots with plenty of options for kayaking and snorkelling. The on-site PADI dive centre has access to some excellent dive sites and is also able to offer certification courses for beginners. The reefs in the lagoon are teeming with tropical fish, turtles and other colourful forms of marine life. Fishing can also be arranged, both big game at the edge of the Seychelles plateau where the waters plunge 2,000 feet, and bottom-fishing for grouper or red snapper. On land guests can explore on foot or by bicycle and can also find out more about many of island’s conservation programmes. The spa offers a variety of treatments and therapies.
Barefoot luxury at its finest
The 23 freestanding cottages and villas on Denis are scattered at various walking distances from the beach and enjoy total privacy. The spacious rooms echo the Seychelles’ colonial past, with furniture and wood flooring produced at the island’s carpentry workshop. Simple décor, open air bathrooms and garden courtyards complement the relaxed natural feel. The restaurant offers plenty of fresh seafood as well as ingredients from the island’s farm.
Unplug from the real world
Denis Private Island is one of the Seychelles’ Outer Islands and is reached via a 30 minute flight from Mahé. The 375 acre island is reserved exclusively for guests to enjoy, there’s no in-room internet, no cable TV so it is a superb spot to unplug from digital distraction and enjoy a wonderful Indian Ocean setting.