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Desroches Island invites you to experience tranquil paradise

10th February 2012 Print

During these times of political unrest in the Maldives and around the world, Desroches Island, a stunning island of extreme natural beauty in the Seychelles, is the ideal destination for those who desire a decadent Robinson Crusoe experience.  Surrender to the relaxed island pace of life, bathe in the warm waters of the azure Indian Ocean and take a stroll on the 14km of velvety soft, white sandy beach.  If heaven were a place on earth, Desroches would be it.

Voted as one of the "Top 10 Remote Hotels in the World" by Forbes Magazine, Desroches Island is the ultimate island getaway destination.  Accessible only by plane, Desroches provides a cost-effective, 40 minute flight transfer from Mahe to the island (many private island transfers can equal the cost of a long-haul flight!). Desroches Island has expertly crafted a lavish sanctuary in which guests can experience and appreciate the tranquillity of the island and all that it has to offer.

Compared to many hotels and resorts on tropical islands, Desroches is non-commercialised and its sheer size allows guests to encounter pure escapism and most of all, complete privacy.  Here, you won't find row upon row of deck chairs, nor will you hear the roar of speed boats as they whizz past.  Instead you will hear the virtuous, gentle sounds of the natural environment and enjoy the solitude of your secluded beach. 

Perfect for honeymooners, couples and families of all ages and there are a plethora of exciting activities for everyone to enjoy, from: world-class fishing, fly-fishing and diving to snorkelling, hydro-biking and kayaking. If water-sport activities aren't for you, there are plenty of land based activities: take a stroll and feed the magnificent giant tortoises that inhabit the island, explore Desroches on one of the complimentary bikes available, work out on the gym and if all that sounds too energetic, curl up on one of the sumptuous day beds and read the latest best-seller.

Accommodation at Desroches surpasses that offered at many island hotels and resorts world-wide.  Its wide and diverse range of accommodation options affords flexibility, something that is uncommon at many island hotels and resorts, as many have limited offerings.  The Beach Suites and the Beach Villas are exclusively designed for couples in mind.  The spacious and sizeable Beach Villas and the spectacular Dibwa Residences are perfect for sharing with a loved one, group of friends or for families: equipped kitchen, dining room, entertainment area with plasma television, DVD player and i-pod connection, and private rim flow swimming pool.  Private chefs, butlers and baby-sitters can be arranged-mothers love Desroches!

A luxurious escape to Desroches Island is closer than you think.  With many of the world's largest airlines enhancing their flight offering by adding the Seychelles to their routes, a tropical getaway to paradise is within reach.

Desroches Island truly encompasses luxury, tranquillity and serves as a retreat for captains of industry, world leaders and renowned celebrities.  The island is known for its understated luxury and the enviable service and facilities that all guests staying on the island receive as standard.

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