This remote island, roughly two miles long and half a mile wide, has just this one place to stay on it.

Accommodation consists of elegant villas designed in a low-key colonial architectural style, scattered amongst the coconut palms to ensure privacy. All villas have a private terrace with sea views.

Desroches Island Resort is located on Île Desroches, part of the Amirante group of atolls in the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. The island is fringed by 10 miles of white sandy beaches lapped by clear turquoise waters.

Activities on offer include watersports such as windsurfing, sea kayaking and pedal boats, while the island's encircling reef provides great snorkelling and more than a dozen world-class dive sites. Big-game fishing and boat excursions to neighbouring atolls are also available. On land, there is a floodlit tennis court, and you can explore the island either by bicycle or on foot, discovering secluded beaches and local fauna and flora including giant tortoises. Alternatively, laze by the pool or in a hammock, enjoy a massage or sip cocktails at the bar.

Good food is served at the resort's two open-air restaurants, one of which offers 'feet in the sand' dining on the beach, with menus based on the catch of the day and locally grown fruit and vegetables.

Why we love it

The peaceful atmosphere is enhanced by the absence of telephones and televisions in the rooms.

Rachel, Original Traveller

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Key Info

Number of rooms

20

Eco Rating

3

Location

Seychelles

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