Things to know about Desroches:
Die Insel Desroches liegt 230 Kilometer südwestlich von Mahé und zählt zur Inselgruppe der Amiranten, die berühmt ist als Tauch- und Angelrevier. Desroches ist rund fünf Kilometer lang, aber nur anderthalb Kilometer breit. Geschützt wird die Insel von einem vorgelagerten Korallenriff, und eingerahmt wird sie von insgesamt 14 Kilometern Strand, der wiederum landseitig von Kokospalmen und Kasuarinen gesäumt werden. Die Bäume der ehemaligen Plantage spenden der gesamten Insel angenehmen Schatten. Die Plantagenarbeiter in der kleinen Inselsiedlung leben teilweise noch heute von der Kopragewinnung, die einst ihre einzige Erwerbsquelle war. Vom Leuchtturm am östlichen Ende der Insel genießt man eine herrliche Aussicht.

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.

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