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 has opened.
The only resort on the entire island, it is the quintessential tropical escape, while also providing every modern comfort and luxury, and plenty to discover for today’s active travellers.
“Chances are that if you’ve gazed longingly at a stock image of a white sand beach fringed with palm trees looking out onto impossibly blue waters, that picture was taken in Seychelles,” said Edward Linsley, a traveller who has now settled on Desroches Island as the resort’s general manager.
“And the dream only gets better when you get here, put your toes in the sand, breathe in the clean air, swim the warm waters, trek through the jungle and finally fall into restful sleep beneath a canopy of stars.
“At Four Seasons, our entire mission is to create the perfect holiday for our guests, to realise all of their island fantasies and ensure that they’ll remember their stay with us for a lifetime.”
Four Seasons sprawls over the southwestern portion of a 402 hectare, sparsely populated and virtually untouched tropical paradise just 35 minutes by scenic flight from the international airport on Mahé island.
With 14 kilometres of pristine white sand beaches circling the island, plus plenty of quiet groves for a shady repast, island picnics are a must, so the culinary team provide a selection of portable goodies, fresh and ready to go each morning at the resort’s deli.
Taking “rustic chic” to a new level of luxury, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island is home to a variety of accommodations for families, couples and friends travelling together.
One- and two-bedroom suites as well as a selection of villas with private plunge pools are dotted along the Sunset Beach or the Coral Beach (best for those who never want to miss a sunrise), and for larger parties, there are three-, four- and five-bedroom villas as well as the fabulously appointed seven-bedroom presidential Villa.
Each epitomises an effortless island lifestyle, inviting guests to live barefoot from arrival until it’s time to go home, with indoor-outdoor spaces, sand at the doorstep, and vintage decorative touches evoking the era of 19th century explorers of the islands.