(Mahe, Desroches Island)
Desroches Island is the largest island in the Amirantes group, Seychelles, situated 230 kilometers south west of Mahe (the largest and main Seychelles island). Easily accessible by charter flight from Mahe, the stunning, pristine Desroches is the ultimate remote romantic getaway. The island is 5 km long and 1.5km wide, encircled by 14 km of magnificent white sandy beach. The beauty and tranquility of Desroches will captivate you on your perfect island holiday.
You will meet at the airport by an english speaking representative with name sign as you exit the arrival lounge. Be greeted with refreshing towel and mineral water, arrival gift and welcome pack containing your itinerary, a map of the Seychelles, and an excursion brochure. Your representative will provide you with personalised assistance during your stay and fast track you through immigration.
Your will be met and transferred between the airport and your hotel by private vehicle and english speaking driver.
Le Meridien Barbarons sits along the shores of Mahe's west coast, where lush exotic vegetation and blue lagoons mark Seychelles' beauty. The hotel comprises 120 guest rooms and 4 suites, each with views illustrating the luxurious beach surroundings. Rooms are decorated in bright colours contrasted by earthy neutral tones. Meridien Barbarons features two restaurants and two bars, where one may feast on cocktails and the daily catch. A range of sandwiches, pastas, and themed buffet dining are offered. Refined dining is also available. Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment and natural solutions at the onsite Senses Health Club & Spa, or try out some water sports.
Take your flight from Mahe to Desroches today. The flight duration is approximately 45 minutes.
Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel.
Desroches Island Resort, situated in Seychelles, is a tropical delight for those in search of a warm island tranquility. Treat yourself to the most stunning beach holiday/vacation on the exclusive Desroches Island, Seychelles. The spectacular beach resort located on Desroches Island boasts luxury free-standing beach front hotel suites and villas. Fine dining, relaxation on a beautiful, sunny beach island and adventure activities such as snorkeling, deep sea diving and game fishing are all offered by the beach resort. It all combines to create the perfect beach holiday for couples on a romantic getaway or families or groups of friends looking for their own private piece of paradise. Add to this the 14km-long exquisite white sandy beach encircling the island, the colourful flat coral reef teeming with tropical fish and the abundant marine life, all in a completely unspoiled marine conservation area, and you have the beach resort of your dreams.
Cycling tours of the island's jungle, or explorations to the northern point and deserted beaches allow you to lose yourself in this island paradise.
An abundance of ocean-based activities ensure that there will never be a dull moment. Spend a day scuba diving with friendly and attentive professionals, exploring the 14 classified sites, including mysterious underwater caves and columns. Various PADI and NAUI diving courses are offered at the Dive Centre.
The resident conservation team offer guided informative nature walks around the island where guests can learn about current research projects and the endangered flora and fauna species on the island.
Activities are endless... with over 14km of unspoilt beaches and forested hinderland, Desroches is ideal for nature watching. Spend the day enjoying the island. Maybe you will get to experience an ancient tortoise colony with nesting turtles on the beach. For an even more relaxing option, enjoy senuous spa treatments or catered picnics either on the beach or under the tropical palm trees, and private sunset cruises which offer stunning views of the island from a different angle. The flood-lit tennis court is a super way to do a little exercise once the sun has set and the temperature has dropped a little or for something a little less strenuous, try a game of table tennis, pool, round of darts or work out at the gym.
Take your flight from Desroches to Mahe today. The flight duration is approximately 45 minutes.
VISA/PASSPORTA valid passport, onward/return ticket, the local address where the visitor will stay, and proof of sufficient funds are required for both US and Canadian citizens. A one-month entry visa may be obtained upon arrival and may be extended for a period of up to one year. There is an airport departure tax of approximately $40, which must be paid in U.S. dollars. This charge is typically included in the cost of an airline ticket.
Please note obtaining a visa is your responsibility. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the embassy of Seychelles for the most up to date visa information
HEALTHVacation insurance is recommended. We recommend that you see a health-care provider who specializes in Travel Medicine. The doctor or health-care provider will determine what vaccinations and medication you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities. For more information on travel requirements, visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/seychelles.aspx COUNTRY INFOCapital: Victoria (Mahé). Government: Republic since 1976. Gained independence from the UK in 1975. Language: Creole, English and French. Religion: 83% Roman Catholic with Anglican, Seventh Day Adventist, Muslim, Baha’i and other minorities. Time: GMT + 4. Electricity: 240 volts AC, 50Hz. British three-pin plugs are in use. Telephone: Country code +248. Mobile Telephone: Roaming agreements exist with some international mobile phone companies. Internet: There are several Internet cafes on Mahé. Most of the larger hotels have wireless access.
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