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“Pure Delight”
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Desroches Island
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Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Pure Delight”
Reviewed March 30, 2010

We stayed on Desroches about 9 years ago and after staying on most of the Seychell islands we decided to go back... It has changed but for the better..
The rooms are charming with sea views and a private garden with very comfortable sun loungers... There are birds and there are lizards and crabs, they dont bother anyone and are part of island life... The Seychelles is reknown for its wildlife... The food was astonishing, no one could be bored with fresh fish.. Most of the fresh vegetables and fruit are flown in everyday and there were so many choices of creol dishes. The staff could not have been more helpful,... they would do anything to make the holiday perfect and us happy... The island was beautifully run by the management.. They were always there for a chat or to help with anything ... They did a job that cant be easy on a small island in the middle of nowhere. The spa was small but the two Balnise girls were experts and made one feel so relaxed with their massage skills... Everyone gets a bicycle and you can go off with a picnic and find a beach of your own... There was a tropical storm one day , we were on our own so we behaved like children... ( utube. The Fosters in Paradise.) We went fishing on the outer island which was a day to remember, I even got to snorkle with a Manta ray , and there were turtles everywhere I will never forget it.. We had the best holiday ever, on an island that should enchant anyone who loves nature , good food and relaxation in a setting of great beauty. We will definately go back there soon as is was very hard to leave.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Loved the YouTube Video - great to see Desroches can relax and find that inner child.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed March 29, 2010

This tropical Island Desroches is the place for those seeking to escape the crowds to discover arguably some of the most beautiful beaches of the world.
The 4 bedroom Villas with private pool and beach are fully furnished and equipped with all luxurious amenities. A full service is provided including food, a butler or laundry service if required.
The calm water of Desroche is ideal for boating , kayaking and snorkling. Next to beachwalkes, bicyclerides you are at one of the finest locations for scuba diving and gamefishing.
Meeting point for the younger generation is the Hotelbar or the Pizza Place at the Desroches Hotel, while the 40+ have a relaxed sundowner at the private beach.
If you don't feel like cooking, just organize a cook or order your meal at the hotel.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 29, 2010

We stayed in a villa on Desroches Island Seychelles. Wow! The villas are exceptional - 5star. The island is a tropical paradise. The villas offer a private holiday, but they are serviced by the 5star hotel, so you get all the benefits of a 5 star resort. The snorkelling and diving are some of the best in the world. The kids loved the fishing - which was exceptional. The benefit of being right on a deserted beach, with our own pool, and enjying 5 star service, made this the best holiday we have ever enjoyed.
There were other families there with teenagers and they also raved about it.
The only transport on the island is bicycles, and its great to ride around the island and explore all the private, deserted beaches.
This is a must for those looking to enjoy paradise with their families.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Johannesburg
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Reviewed March 28, 2010

We enjoyed the privacy of a self-contained, beautifully appointed private villa, combined with attentive, personalized service provided by the hotel. The flexibility of being able to enjoy our own, private island experience one day followed by 5 star pampering and catering the next, provides one with the best of both worlds.

The island is pristine and untouched and you feel that you have it all to yourselves.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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London, JHB
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Reviewed March 27, 2010

The concept is nice, and the staff try hard but the management is poor. We were due to stay 7 nights and left after 4 nights and stayed at the Four Seasons in Mahe which was excellent. Problem with Desroches is you have an island with great potential, staff that are OK but need training and disinterested senior management. Food was repetitve and boring. Lots of lizards in the rooms. Good getaway if you are not fussy about service standards (its OK, just not OK for what you pay). Summary - ok island, expensive for what you get and service could be improved.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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York UK
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Reviewed March 9, 2010

If you are looking for a piece of paradise, an away from it all restorative holiday then look no further. Desroches Island is the perfect destination. The service is personal - attentive without being obtrusive - and nothing is too much trouble. Dining is outstanding. The mark of a good chef is doing even the simple things to perfection - nothing on the menu disappointed - everything was well presented, full of taste and with plenty of variety to satisfy a variety of preferences. There was a wonderful absence of the ubiquitous buffet - only 2 of our 21 meals were not fully waited on at table. It was a particular treat to be served at breakfast and the banana and maple syrup pancake was definitely worth getting out of bed for! The staff made a particular effort to ring the changes for the dining experience by changing the setting of the tables - one night along the seashore, another round the pool, or under the palm trees. There is also the possibility of in villa dining for the ultimate romantic meal.
The accommodation was beyond expectations - we had a villa with a private pool, fronting an exquisitely beautiful beach. Every need was provided for even down to an ice maker! The beds were superb - we are generally hard to please in this respect and we both said that we have never had such comfortable nights sleep in a hotel. The high, non-claustrophobic mosquito nets were a bonus. Mossies were not that prevalent but it was still nice to be able to throw off the bed clothes without worrying what might be homing in for a bite! The communal hotel spaces were also superb - the result of imaginative design that was so in keeping with the surroundings.
There was plenty to do if you were into diving, fishing, water sports etc. - but even for the less energetic you could hardly be bored in such incredibly beautiful surroundings. Sipping cocktails on the seashore, while lost in the splendour of yet another spectacular sunset is a memory that will stay forever.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Carlow,Ireland
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Reviewed June 17, 2009

A perfect experience! The rooms fantastic, even better than we expected. Staff were first class very friendly and could not do enough for us. The spa was special treatments on beach at sunset Wow. The Island is very easy to explore Bikes were free. The beaches wonderful.Food was top class you can also order a picnic basket which was wonderful. If you have dreamed of paradise This IS IT!! even better than a Dream.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Desroches Island
Address: PO Box 378, Desroches Island, Seychelles
Location: Seychelles > Desroches Island
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Desroches Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — Desroches Island 5*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
PARADISE PERFECTION ON A HIDDEN SEYCHELLES ISLAND The advent of civilisation can often disturb the allure and simplicity of paradise. To delight in ultimate luxury there usually has to be sacrifice. But what if we want it all . . . To experience an untouched natural sanctuary on an island in the far reaches of the Indian Ocean, without leaving behind the sophistication that modern life has to offer . . . Desroches Island is a luxurious Seychelles Resort in the Amirante Archipelago, considered to be of the most pristine and untouched islands still around today. The naturally inspired and tastefully modern Beach Retreats and Exclusive Villas provide the epitome in luxury and opulent indulgence. Blessed with one of the world's healthiest climates, and miles of unblemished beaches, Desroches Island is a refuge for romance, adventure and pampered relaxation. ... more   less 
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