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Alphonse Island is a private island resort located in the Seychelles Archipelago, in the heart of the Indian Ocean. This little slice of Eden boasts white sand beaches, intertwined with coconut groves and lush tropical plantations.
Alphonse Island features 22 private Beach Bungalows and five Beach Suites, all overlooking the turquoise-blue ocean. With outdoor showers, patios with gorgeous views, and the beach just steps away, the rooms are all focused on the surrounding natural beauty. The furniture is made with local materials and both the bungalows and suites are airy and feature tasteful bohemian-chic décor. For those wanting a little more luxury, the Beach Suites offer two bathrooms and a lounge area to give guests more space.
After a relaxing day enjoying the island's charms, refuel yourself at the central dining and bar area. Using fresh produce from the island and surrounding ocean, the chef creates a succulent menu, mixing French and Creole influences. Staff are also happy to organise private dinners in beautiful and romantic locations, or on the patio of your room.
Alphonse Island offers guests a plethora of activities to enjoy under the Seychelles sun. Blessed with a wide range of beautiful and unusual flora and fauna, the island is an idyllic place to swim with Spinner Dolphins, snorkel with a marine biologist, explore the island by bicycle, or meet the century-old giant tortoise. Alphonse Island is also famous for being the best scuba-diving destination in the Seychelles and offers great diving opportunities for all abilities. The fifteen dive sites surrounding the island are a paradise for numerous marine species, such as green turtles, eagle rays, nurse sharks and an array of colourful fish.
Why we love it
Diving, kayaking, cycling, swimming and fishing - there's never a dull moment on this bit of paradise.
Eleanor, Original Traveller