Denis Private Island is an informal island sanctuary on one of the Seychelles' most beautiful outer islands. A coral tropical hideaway of 375 acres and a 30 minute flight from Mahe, this tiny island jewel is swathed by vegetation, pristine beaches and surrounded by crystal clear waters and flawless white sand.
A stay on Denis offers an authentic experience of life on a secluded private island. There is no mobile phone signal, no internet, no cable television. This is the time for you to unplug from your daily digital distraction and leave the outside world behind for a few blissful days.
Whether sunbathing on the beach, bathing in the lagoon, enjoying the pool or simply relaxing on your terrace, one pleasure folds into another. There are numerous activities available to guests including canoeing, snorkelling, nature walks, tennis, billiards and a jogging trail. Tours of the island around the farm and estate are organised regularly - guests can vist the old village craft workshops and the giant tortoise colony. Excursions to other islands can also be arranged.
The chef's traditional Seychellois cuisine can be enjoyed in the spacious and airy restaurant, privately on the deck of your own cottage or even on the beach under the stars. Delicious food is produced using fresh local seafood and the island's own gardens, and along with the amazing service, is a special feature of a stay here.
The 23 individual cottages and villas on Denis enjoy total privacy, scattered at various walking distances from the beach and separated by the island’s natural vegetation. Spacious rooms include beautiful handmade furniture and wood flooring fashioned at the island's carpentry workshop just a few hundred metres away, as well as enjoying the luxury of having open-air bathrooms and al-fresco showers in private garden courtyards. Different accommodation categories provide a breadth of choice to suit any preference.
Whether you are a couple, honeymooners, or a family, this is an ideal holiday destination.
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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.