Do you dream of a tropical island where you can be at one with nature? A paradise where time stands still. Where you can focus your attention on those around you while you share and make memories that you will cherish forever. Well here is a honeymoon dream destination that can come true.
This is an island paradise where you must leave the social media behind. Switch the phone off: there’s no signal here in paradise. Take a break to refresh your soul and re-connect to nature. Whether you discover this natural paradise to enjoy a romantic holiday like no other or take a family break, Denis Island ticks all the boxes.
Denis Island is your dream destination: one island, one lodge, only 25 cottages and villas and just 35 minutes by sea-plane from the Seychellean Island, Mahe. Denis is a living, breathing island community, for those who believe giving back to nature is the only way to receive its bounty in return.
On Denis, you’ll re-discover real food and real people, immersed in nature on one of the most secluded islands in the world. The island’s farm provides an international culinary team with an impressive selection of milk, yogurt and cheese from their dairy, fresh pork and all manner of fowl, fresh fish and a wonderful array of island-grown fruits and vegetables.
The island’s administrators place a large emphasis on sustainability, to reduce wastage and maximise what the island provides. The self-sustaining lumber mill and carpentry workshop, provides all off the wood floorings for the hotel, as well as the bulk of furniture pieces in the cottages, the lobby and restaurant. With innovative use of always-available coconut palms for cattle feed, has increased milk production for the entire island.
On-going conservation projects to restore part of the island to its pre-discovery state have seen over 50 hectares of woodland rehabilitated, giant tortoises meander along and no-where else will you come across such a combination of some of the world’s most endangered endemic species.
You can rise early with the rangers, follow the tracks of egg-laying sea turtles on the beach, or scout the forests for magpie robins and paradise flycatchers to learn more about breeding and tagging projects for these critically endangered birds.
The waters around Denis have enjoyed officially protected status by the Seychelles government, making it a no-take zone and off limits for fishing. The reefs in the lagoon are thus teeming with tropical fish, turtles and other colourful forms of marine life.
The PADI dive centre offers a range of different dive sites to choose from, as well as certification courses for beginners. The resort provides snorkelling equipment and kayaks for you to explore the island’s surrounding lagoon.
Enjoy true catch-and-release sport fishing, with a boat charter to “The Drop-Off,” where ocean depths plunge at the edge of the Seychelles plateau: respected waters for prized catches of big game. There are also excellent opportunities for bottom-fishing grouper or the Seychelles’ famous red snapper.
The spa offerings are as unique as Denis itself, using only local ingredients, made even more so given that you won’t find an actual spa on the island. They bring treatments to you at your cottage in the open air, and enthusiasts can opt for the Beachfront Spa Cottage, with its very own spa pavilion in the courtyard.
The staff delights in the preparation of uniquely themed events with a signature Denis Island twist, whether for fun-filled group celebrations or completely private moments for two. Anniversaries, renewals of vows, or that idyllic beach wedding: all these possibilities and more await you on Denis Island.
The island slowly reveals its riches and mysteries: from its 100 year old lighthouse warning passing ships against hazardous shoals and reefs still, the remnants of a mysterious cemetery for which no known records exist, an old settlement, the coral structures next to the grass airstrip to the only ecumenical chapel of the Seychelles.
There is no in-room internet. No cable television. This is for you to unplug from the daily digital distraction and reconnect to the loved ones you hold dear. It’s a place where you can bathe along beaches renowned the world over for their pristine beauty, snorkel in a sea turtle sanctuary, spot some of the rarest birds on earth, and go sport-fishing, all in a single day.
Denis Island is sheer paradise; an awesome destination to re-boot your system while sharing the magic of life with your loved ones.