Afloat in crystal clear waters in the Outer Islands of Seychelles and seemingly worlds away from everyday noise, stress and obligation, the new Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island – the only resort on the entire island – is the quintessential tropical escape, while also providing every modern comfort and luxury, and plenty to discover for today’s active travellers.
The intimate property (which was formerly called Desroches Island) is the hospitality brand’s second opening in the country and is meant to strike just the right balance between the energy of larger sister property Four Seasons Resort Seychelles on Mahé and a secluded private-island retreat. The existing 40 breezy beach suites and bungalows have been completely redesigned, now boasting private plunge pools, indoor-outdoor bathrooms, and a casual-cool island aesthetic. Larger groups can settle into one of the 11 new private residence villas scattered along the island’s 9 miles of sugary beaches—each of which feature three, four, or five bedrooms, a full kitchen, and a dedicated butler.
Since Desroches is located on the outer edge of the Indian Ocean archipelago (and is a 35-minute flight from the capital of Mahé), it is teeming with virtually untouched reefs and densely verdant coconut groves. Guests can make the most of these breathtaking surroundings by heading out on guided snorkeling or scuba diving sessions, lending a helping hand at the island’s Giant Tortoise Sanctuary, and cycling or hiking to one of the island’s tiny villages where they can rub elbows with locals and immerse themselves in the island’s rich history. Quieter days can be spent focusing on getting some well-deserved R&R at the Circle of Connection Spa, which offers an extensive menu of treatments designed to calm, refresh, and detoxify. The property will also be opening a state-of-the-art anti-gravity yoga pavilion for those looking to stretch travel-weary muscles in serious style.