Located 95 kilometres north of Mahé and just a short daily 30 minute flight, Denis Island is total escapism and a wonderful example of the unique style of the Seychelles. There are no cars and even bicycles are a rarity. There are pathways rather than roads and no shopping apart from the hotel boutique.
Recent enhancements have taken place, yet it remains delightfully unspoiled, with luxury coming in the form of simple pleasures. Deserted white sand beaches, no mobile phone access - it’s a world removed from the more corporate side of tourism. Conservation is a major focus of Denis Island and they pride themselves on the introduction to the island of endangered endemic bird species. It is also home to some of the oldest Giant Tortoises in the Seychelles.
The 25 individual cottages at Denis Island are set on the beach facing out to the ocean. Each cottage is spacious with four poster bed and en-suite bathroom, which opens into a private courtyard with al fresco shower. None of the cottages have TV’s and all have their own private beachfront with sun loungers. Deluxe Beachfront Cottages are available at a supplement. There are also two villas which are larger and more private than the cottages – Villa Prince Noir “family villa” will accommodate two adults and up to three children and Villa Bois d’Argent which is the “honeymoon villa” gorgeously romantic and very private.
Facilities include an attractive restaurant, bar and lounge area, a library with the hotel’s only TV and internet access points, tennis courts and PADI licensed dive / fishing centre which also offers a selection of non-motorised water sports. Luggage allowance on inter-island flight is 15 kilograms.