Denis Private Island is a coral tropical hideaway of 375 acres perched on the northern edge of the Seychelles lagoon, a tiny island jewel swathed by vegetation, pristine beaches and surrounded by crystal clear waters. This stunning retreat offers an authentic experience of a private island with a distinctive character and boasts only 25 cottages. You can be sure to leave the outside world behind on this tranquil island where simplicity, comfort and pleasure coexist equally - no keys, no phones - no worries!
Whether sunbathing on the beach, bathing in the lagoon, enjoying the pool or simply relaxing on your terrace, one pleasure folds into another. Wander through the forest echoing with calls of land and sea birds and discover the island’s flora. Join resident experts on a bird feeding or nature tour, or for a presentation on the island’s history, wildlife or conservation projects in the library. Visit the Old Village craft workshops, farm and the giant tortoise colony. The pace is unhurried, going with the flow and savour the moment.
Equally, a jog around the island, a game of tennis, snooker or a chess challenge in the library, canoeing around the island or sunset sortie into the lagoon is yours for the asking.
The island operates its own farm, rearing poultry for meat and eggs and cattle for milk. These along with fruits and vegetables and aromatic herb gardens are destined for the hotel’s kitchen. The restaurant is said to be one of the best Seychelles has to offer.
Stretched along the beach on northwestern tip of the island, each nestling in its lush surrounds and separated from each other by gardens and hedges, the 25 cottages are well appointed with generously proportioned, open living spaces, offering unpretentious comfort with the talcum-soft beaches just steps away. Enjoy the luxury of open-air bathrooms and al-fresco showers in private garden courtyards. Some cottages have personal salas and day beds, others have verandahs. There is also one Family Cottage and one Beach Villa as well.
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General Information For Guests
All rooms have a kingsize bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, tea/coffee making facilities, iPod docking station, dressing table, telephone, mini-fridge, hair-dryer, iron/ironing board, safe, bathrobes, slippers, sitting area, open bathroom with bath and shower bidet/WC, alfresco shower in private courtyard, furnished sea-facing veranda and private beachfront with sun loungers.
The Beachfront Spa Cottage has a massage/wellness pavilion in the courtyard at the back.
The Family Villa has a large sea-facing private deck with sitting and dining area, separate bedroom, furnished lounge with twin beds.
The Beach Villa has an extended sea-facing private deck with outdoor sitting area, private plunge-pool, dining pavillion, barbecue area and lounge area.
Lodge facilities include a restaurant, lounge, bar, wine cellar, swimming pool, library with LCD TV, board games, 2 internet stations offering internet free of charge 24/7 and Wi-Fi access in library (free of charge), boutique, tennis court, billiard table, nature tours, snorkelling equipment and kayaks free of charge.
Other activities include a PADI Dive Centre, big game fishing and in-room wellness treatments (additional cost).
While swimming trunks, beach wear, and shorts are acceptable during the daytime around the hotel, the hotel requires guests to dress appropriately for dinner in the restaurants - for men, this is long trousers, t-shirts with a collar or shirts and shoes; for ladies, this is smart casual wear, including trousers, skirts or dresses.
The Green Islands Foundation, an NGO with a decade-long track record of conservation success in Seychelles, has a permanent outpost on the island and oversees a variety of programmes.
Denis Island is a 30 minute flight from Mahe. Check in is at Mahe Airport Domestic Terminal 60 minutes prior to departure of flight. The flight departs Mahe at 12:10 and the return flight departs Denis Island at 12:55 - timings of flights are subject to change. The luggage allowance is 15 kg per person in soft baggage. Excess luggage is subject space availability only and there is no guarantee that the excess luggage will board the same flight as the passenger.