The luxury resort of Denis Private Island, Seychelles
Denis Island has 25 immaculate, individual and secluded cottages, dotted between casuarinas and coconut trees. Arranged in such a way, that you feel that you could be on the island all by yourself, each cottage has a sea facing veranda as well a private courtyard with outside shower, and are just steps away from the beach. The sea is teeming with marine life, and guests can snorkel off the beach, often seeing turtles. Denis Island has all the essential ingredients for languid island-style living but it also boasts some of the world’s best fishing and diving for those looking for adventure as well as barefoot luxury.
The chef’s traditional Seychellois cuisine can be enjoyed in the spacious and airy restaurant, privately, on the deck of your own cottage or on the beach under the stars. Delicious food is produced from the ocean and the island’s own gardens, and along with the amazing service, is a special feature of a stay here.
Denis Island is committed to ensuring that the numerous natural treasures found on the island remain for future generations to enjoy. On land, large tracts of forest and habitat have been rehabilitated with native broad-leaved trees, rodents eradicated. Endemic bird species have been introduced as part of an ongoing national efforts to increase breeding populations which will lead to their improved status on the IUCN Globally Threatened Birds list. Nowhere else in the world will a morning’s walk bring you across the Seychelles fody, magpie robin, paradise flycatcher and Seychelles warbler.
Denis Island is continually working to ensure the reef flats – essential nursery and feeding grounds for fish and green turtles – remain to play a crucial role in the ecosystem dynamics. Hawksbill and green turtles laying their eggs on Denis’ protected shoreline are monitored and tagged, providing valuable information.