Things to know about Desroches:
The island of Desroches is located 230 kilometres southwest of Mahé and is part of the Amirantes archipelago, which is famous for diving and fishing. Desroches is about five kilometres long, but only one and a half kilometres wide. The island is protected by an offshore coral reef, and framed by a total of 14 kilometres of sand. Beachwhich in turn is lined on the land side by coconut palms and casuarinas. The trees of the former plantation provide pleasant shade for the entire island. Some of the plantation workers in the small island settlement still live from copra extraction, which was once their only source of income. From the lighthouse at the eastern end of the island you can enjoy a magnificent view.

The Desroches Island Resort offers 20 junior suites and 28 four-bedroom villas of 440 m² each, furnished in the Creole style typical of the country. The accommodations are located only a few meters from the sea amidst tropical flowers and palm trees and all have direct access to the beach. Each of the junior suites has a private veranda and lounge, while the villas also have private pools, fully equipped kitchens and personal butler service.

On land there is the possibility to play tennis - also in the evening under floodlight - or to go on bike tours. The most beautiful bathing and snorkeling beaches can be found in the west of the island and on the northwest side near the villas. In the island "Spa" you can let yourself be pampered and relax afterwards. On the water you can windsurf and kayak out to sea. The waters around Desroches are rich in fish and ideal for deep sea fishing, fly fishing and diving. Fly fishing trips are also available to the neighbouring islands of Poivre and St Joseph, where you will find plenty of bonefish and spiny mackerel. The PADI dive centre attached to the hotel offers courses and trips to the most interesting dive sites. Divers will find a variety of unusual dive sites to explore, including "The Canyon", a veritable labyrinth of underwater caves that never fails to surprise. From November to May experienced divers will find excellent conditions here, from May to September diving is only possible in the shallow lagoon.

Desroches is served by daily flights from Mahé either in the morning or at midday. The flight time is between 45 minutes and one hour.

Karl Schnürch
Author: Karl Schnürch

In 2007 I started the website to write everything I experienced from my head. Since then I have been constantly optimizing and expanding to eventually present a complete picture of Seychelles on this site.

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