Located in southern Seychelles, the largest and most eastern island in the Amirantes group, Desroches Island is an extraordinarily beautiful beach resort.
Recently refurbished, spread around the east and north-eastern coastline, and largely a brick and corrugated iron build, the island consists of a shared area and 48 sleeping rooms. The shared areas include a misshapen pool, 2 restaurants, library, bar and lounge, reception, shop, dive and water sports centre and spa. Situated around the pool, the main hotel is neo-colonial in feel, the restaurant’s exteriors characterised by a series of large French doors, the open sided bar and lounge’s interiors by paved floors and a cavernous ceiling. Smart, chic, Le Vouliter’s cuisine is international, while Creole fare is offered in a less formal atmosphere at the Desroches’s second restaurant, situated on the beach.
The sleeping rooms are divided into 2 categories: the original beach suites and luxury beach suites, and the new villas (48). Strung along Desroches’s western beach, semi-detached, and set in palm tree gardens, the suites are, like the main restaurant, colonial in design, with green corrugated roofs, whitewashed walls, polished wooden floors and vaulted ceilings. Each includes a for poster bed, en-suite outdoor bathroom, lounge and verandah. Located along the northern shoreline are subdivided into 3 classes: beach (25), deluxe (2) and presidential. By contrast, the Beach Front villas are much bigger, and consist of 3 large en-suite bedrooms, a small bedroom, separate lounge, a kitchen, dining area and verandah. Open, beautifully constructed, enormous emphasis is placed on a wood based contemporary feel, and the furnishing is more architectural than interior design, with the positioning of the seating a reflection of the building’s lines. The deluxe versions are similar, only larger, with 4 en-suite bedrooms, while presidential villa has even more room, and 100m of private beach frontage.
Activities at Desroches Island Resort include diving, fishing, snorkelling, cycling (bikes come with suites / villas), tennis, nature walks, educational visits and boat excursions.