Denis Private Island

An enchanting coral island

One of the outermost islands in the Seychelles

Just 25 beach cottages and villas spread around the island

Facilities at Denis Private Island

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When to go to Denis Private Island


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Denis Island is a very special spot, privately owned and with just 25 cottages around the island, really giving you the feeling of being on a private island estate. The cottages a spaced out along the beach on the northwestern tip of the island, each cosily nestled amongst swaying palms and lush green gardens, and separated from each other by gardens and hedges. When heading to the main building of the lodge for meals or cocktails you can either wander along the white sand beach, or follow the meandering sandy pathways through the jungle like forest, spotting giant tortoises on your way. The food on Denis Island is delicious, with fresh fish from the day’s catch, bbq’s on the beach, delicious sushi and sashimi, or elegant five course dinners. Meals can be enjoyed in the hotel restaurant, on the deck of your villa, under the stars on the beach, or amongst candles in the wine cellar.

The pace of life on the island is peaceful and unhurried, whether you feel like simply relaxing and sunbathing on the beach, or swimming in the lagoon. Walks through the jungle are a pleasant way to spend an hour or two and you can join the islands resident experts in learning the history of Denis Island, or about the wildlife and conservation projects taking place. There is snooker and chess in the library for anyone wishing to stay indoors, or canoes and boat trips to other islands if you’d prefer to be out on the water.

For keen divers there is incredible diving to be found here, and a PADI dive centre on site offering courses for beginners and experts alike. Should you wish to go fishing there is also fantastic big game fishing and also fly-fishing on the flats. If the island itself isn’t enough to ensure complete relaxation during your stay, then spa treatments are also offered within the privacy of your cottage’s courtyard garden.

Denis Private Island is the second northeasternmost island in the Seychelles so if what you’re looking for is the perfect beach break, miles away from anybody else, then this is the place for you. Just 1.4 square kilometres, this really is a little piece of paradise in the Indian Ocean.

Denis Private Island is one of those magical spots that will hold a special place in your heart forever once you’ve visited it. It’s not until the small charter plane that will fly you there from Mahe begins to approach the island that one can fully appreciate how glorious it is to be in such a beautiful place so far from daily life. A particular island resident that will also leave you with wonderful memories is Toby the tortoise, the oldest resident on the island, who celebrated his 118th birthday at the beginning of 2016 and has become quite a celebrity in the Seychelles archipelago.

Stays on Denis Private Island rare on a full board basis including three meals daily, non-motorised land and water-based activities and complimentary wi-fi in the lounge. 

Children of all ages are welcome on Denis Island. 

Denis Island's honeymoon offer includes a 30% discount for the bride as well as a private starlight dinner and one Denis Private Island signature cocktail per person during their stay. There are also special offers for families and a long stay offer. Ts&Cs apply to all special offers. 

There is one flight to and from Denis Island per day which takes 30 minutes. As it is a small charter plane there is a soft baggage allowance of 15kgs per person. 

Fly-fishing on the flats
Dep-sea fishing
Sunset Cruises
Island excursions
Island hopping
Old Village craft workshops
Visit the island's Giant Tortoise colony