Four Seasons Desroches Island

“Excellent resort on a private island with a huge variety of accommodations and some of the best beaches, diving, fishing and even surfing!”
Budget level: High-End
When to Go
All year
Property Type
Hotel, House/Villa
Outer Islands
Kids Min Age
All Ages

Just a 35-minute flight southwest of Mahé, the main island of Seychelles, Four Seasons is the only resort on Desroches, which provides you complete privacy and exclusivity. With 402 hectares edged by 14 kilometres of white-sand beaches as your personal playground, you’ll feel as though you’ve discovered your own private tropical paradise.

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Four Seasons Desroches Resort on Desroches Island part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles….there is nothing to distract you from tranquillity, save for the sound of birds singing and an ocean breeze that invites you to come a little closer. The only resort on this captivating coral island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, where the beaches belong to no one and everyone at the same time. The rustic villas and suites are intimate retreats and will make you feel like a castaway who has struck gold!

The resort offers the following accommodation options:

  • Villas: Perfect for couples seeking additional space for privacy and relaxation, all Villas include a combined living room and bedroom and open onto spacious terraces with a 19 sqm pool overlooking lush private gardens. There are 7 different sizes of villas from the Ocean View Pool Villa of around 60 sqm catering for couples (plus 1 child and 1 infant) to the 7-Bedroom Presidential Villa of 710 sqm catering for 16 guests!
  • Suites: Conveniently located next to the Discovery Centre and close to the Resort’s restaurants and amenities, Suites are ideal for families with young children or adults travelling together, featuring private terraces, pools and direct beach access. There are 2 Suite options: The Sunset Beach Suite 105sqm with 1 king bed, 2 single sofa beds and 1 crib, and the Desroches 2-Bedroom Suite, 233 sqm with 2 king beds, 2 single sofa beds and 1 rollaway crib.
  • Residential Villas: The luxury Residence Villas are perfect for larger families or groups of friends seeking a private island retreat to call their own. With a full kitchen, open-air lounge, private pool and lush tropical gardens, enjoy privileged access to a pristine beach. There are 4 sizes of residences starting with the 2-Bedroom Residence Villa, 164 sqm with 2 king beds, 1 crib for 4 guests, including up to 2 children, to the 5-Bedroom Residence Villa, 211–396sqm with 5 king beds, 10 guests, including up to 5 children. All villas come with fully equipped kitchens and support staff.

Whether travelling with the family or a group of friends, make the most of your stay at Desroches by taking advantage of their Carefree Castaway offer; the services of a private in-villa chef and private butler from just 400 EUR per day. This offer is applicable to the full length of stay and available for bookings in our Private Retreats or the Desroches Suites.

The resort offers 7 different dining and bar options catering for all culinary experiences. Some of the notable options are:

  • Claudine: Combining French and Italian specialties with favourites from Portugal, Greece and Spain, the whole family will find something to love at this all-day, poolside restaurant inspired by the Mediterranean Riviera.
  • The Lighthouse: Take your pick from the raw bar or savour freshly caught seafood and dry-aged meats grilled and smoked to perfection each night at this refined beachfront restaurant, best enjoyed outside on the terrace along with 180 degree views of the Indian Ocean.
  • The Bar: Sit down for drinks and enticing plates of Creole tapas as you toast the day’s adventures at the casual poolside bar or stop by for a sunset cocktail before heading to dinner.

Head down to our Castaway Centre to drink cocktails at the Castaway Bar, play a game of volleyball, hang out at the teen centre or book your diving, fishing, snorkelling or boat excursions with the Blue Safari team. Take to the ocean for your choice of adventure, choose from stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling and more. The Resort’s volleyball court is a central feature of the Castaway Centre, gather your team for some friendly competition, not to mention prime sunset views over the Pacific Ocean.

Blue Safari Seychelles is an outsourced company specializing in fishing, diving, snorkelling and outer island activities. With years of experience in the outer islands of the Seychelles and Desroches Island in particular, they provide a unique ocean experience not to be forgotten.

The pristine scuba diving sites around Desroches and its neighbouring islands are famous for their warm water, excellent visibility, beautiful coral reefs, diverse range of fish species and unique topography. With over 18 classified dive sites to pick from and a vast amount of reef still to be explored, divers can choose from wall dives, tunnels, deep caves, passages and swim throughs. Due to the topography of this sunken atoll, mysterious labyrinths, unusual caves and columns provide an unforgettable backdrop for both beginners and experienced divers alike. Whether you’re a complete beginner, in need of a quick refresher, or have hundreds of logged dives under your belt, there is a course that suits anyone ages 8 and up.

In the undisturbed paradise of the Outer Amirantes, enjoy surfing the waves around Desroches with expert guidance and coaching from professional Tropicsurf instructors. The resort offers a wide variety of options for surfers from beginners to the most advanced surfers. These include sand patch small wave surfing, to jet ski assisted outer reef surfing. Note the SEASONAL VARIATIONS:

  • North West season: Typically November to April. During this time, the offshore reefs are cleanest and best.
  • South East season: Typically May to October. During this time, the offshore reefs are frequently windy and onshore, though some reefs may remain surf-able. Sand patch is surfable for beginners in all winds and seasons.

Isolated and undisturbed, Desroches Island part of the Outer Islands is a fishing paradise with some of the greatest offshore angling in the Seychelles. For expert fisherman and beginners alike, Desroches has a huge variety of hard-fighting adversaries that can be caught with a technique of your choice. Fish for dogtooth and yellowfin tuna, wahoo, sailfish, marlin, dorado, green and rosy job fish, tropical amberjack as well as a variety of trevally, snapper, wrasse and grouper.

Four Seasons Desroches Island offers five spa treatment suites, surrounded by the island’s exotic flora and fauna, creating a natural sense of tranquillity to soothe both body and mind. Each of the treatments features products from this sustainably developed organic skincare line, designed to harness the potency of Africa’s botanical heritage.

Find your centre during a private or group class at the yoga pavilion or on the beach overlooking the Indian Ocean. The resort offers a range of weekly classes to choose from – for both beginners and experienced yogis.

Four Seasons Desroches Island is one of the BEST experiences on offer in the Seychelles!

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