Denis is the northeastern most island of the Seychelles and lies 96 km from Mahe. The island was named after French explorer Denis de Trobriand, who visited it in 1773. A 25 minute flight from Mahe, Denis Island is everything you could imagine a desert island to be. This coral island of about 140 hectares is fringed by coconut palms, brilliant white sand and coral reefs. It is particularly popular with deep-sea anglers pursuing barracuda, marlin, sailfish, tuna and Dorado. Denis Private Island, a 5 star resort offers a casual and stylish elegance well appreciated by its discerning clientele.
In a bid to become as self sufficient as possible, Denis Island has developed a modern farm where a variety of fruits and vegetables are grown. There is also a successful livestock section raising a large variety of animals. While the production of copra has ceased on many other islands, the mill on Denis Island continues to produce pure coconut oil.
Many world records for game fishing have been recorded off the coast of Denis Island. The waters are filled with trevally, sailfish, kingfish, marlins and many others, even the line fishing enthusiasts are sure to catch quantities of snapper and parrotfish.
Nature lovers can best enjoy the islands beauty by taking a hike around Denis, visitors can also visit the Seychelles Paradise Flycatcher sanctuary and the sooty tern reserve As part of Nature Seychelles conservation project, Seychelles Fody and Seychelles Warbler were relocated to Denis to ensure the continued propagation of the species.
Denis Island is designed for barefoot luxury, the large spacious cottages are all sea facing, some beachfront and some set-back slightly, it is astounding how the resort fits perfectly into its island surroundings. Ideal for those seeking to escape the World, there are no televisions, radios or in-room telephones, just birds singing and coconut trees swaying.
The Denis island resort has just 25 individual and very spacious cottages, some of which are close to the beach, are discreetly positioned so that the verandah is not overlooked by your neighbour. The 25 air-conditioned cottages come with open bathroom, shower, double vanity, private courtyard with outdoor shower, sitting area, iPod docking station, mini fridge, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryer and ceiling fan. Deluxe Beach cottages have their own sala with day bed, while Beachfront Spa Cottages also have their own wellness zone.
The island is renowned for its culinary delights with an excellent menu choice or Creole buffet. Occasional beach barbecues are also organized.
Also available at Denis Island Seychelles is a swimming pool, an area of wooden decking for outdoor dining, an open bar/lounge, a wine cellar and a library/TV lounge. An extensive range of Spa treatments is also available and these are taken in the comfort of your own cottage.
For couples wishing to marry overseas, this really has to be one of the most romantic tropical island locations. You can even get married in the island's very own tiny chapel... or on the powder soft white sand beach! A small professional PADI Dive Centre is affiliated to the resort and provides a range of dive excursions and courses for beginners & advanced divers alike.
Other available facilities on the island include Library with TV and internet access, Boutique, swimming pool, nature walks, Birdspotting, jogging trail, Tennis court, Chapel, Non-motorised water sports including canoeing and snorkelling are free. Diving, Deep Sea Fishing, Bottom and Bone Fishing at a charge. Spa treatments at a charge.