Denis Private Island, Seychelles
When it comes to absolute barefoot luxury on a private island in the Indian Ocean, it really doesn’t get much better than this – heaven-sent, pure unadulterated bliss! The breathtaking island of Denis, accessible via a 30 minute flight from Mahé, is unlike any other in the Seychelles archipelago in that it is a stunning coral cay carpeted with a blanket of tropical forest and encircled by cashmere-soft sand rather than a granite outcrop. For those seeking seclusion and intimacy, Denis Private Island will take some beating. Think Robinson Crusoe meets island chic when it comes to staying here.
Denis Private Island
Occupying one of just 25 cottages scattered along the beach; don’t come to Denis expecting room keys, televisions or mobile phone reception, this is a true island hideaway. What you will find is romantic, super-comfy beds, generous living space, sea facing verandas, unpretentious island style and al fresco garden showers (perfect for cooling moments under a canopy of stars) – all just steps from the magical beach.
When it comes to dining at Denis Private Island, you can expect super fresh island produce and a bounty of fish from the ocean. Dine in the main dining room or enjoy relaxing beach barbeques.
For those who like a little assistance on their way to relaxation, submit to the ministrations of the spa therapists on hand to pamper you with a menu of treatments inspired by the Seychellois and Indian techniques – a wonderful complement to the naturally holistic lifestyle found on Denis.
Family-owned, Denis’ charm lies in its intimate service and seclusion, but also in its many secret treasures waiting to be uncovered. Meandering pathways lead through the lush greenery, and the natural lagoons provide sheltered swimming and year-round watersports including canoeing, snorkelling, diving and fishing. Giant tortoises and turtles still inhabit this quiet undisturbed sanctuary, and you will also see an abundance of nesting birds. The island lies at the very edge of the Seychelles Bank – where the ocean plunges thousands of feet – so it’s no surprise that Denis is renowned for its world-class deep sea game fishing and superb snorkelling and diving. In fact, it is ranked one of the finest areas for diving in the Seychelles. We think the owner’s motto is quite perfect; ‘the island is yours – do as you will, without disturbing others’.
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