Fancy spending some time on a secluded island, with nothing other than crystal clear, turquoise water in the distance? Denis Island is definitely the place for you. A tiny islet only a half an hour plane ride from Mahe, Denis Island is covered in luscious jungle-like greenery, lined with unspoilt white sand beaches and home to one gorgeous hotel.
Denis Island truly embodies the barefoot luxury lifestyle – there is only one Wifi spot and one TV, and both are found in the hotel’s library, offering a beautiful place of solitude away from your everyday worries. The island is certainly small – it only takes an hour and a half to cycle around its perimeter on your complimentary bicycle – so your stay here will certainly feel intimate, and there’ll barely be anyone around as you snorkel in its stunning waters or cycle through the dense forest that creates a relaxing hideaway vibe.
On one side of the island lies the staff village and farm – most of the food here is grown or bred locally, and the humble village offers a true insight into the simple island lifestyle. There’s an abundance of flora and fauna here too, with beautiful fairy terns and Seychelles paradise flycatchers swooping above your head, whilst on the ground you’ll find magnificent giant tortoises, including the characterful 118 year old Toby, who grazes in the shade amongst many others.
If you’re looking to get away from the daily grind and immerse yourself in the Seychelles’ barefoot island lifestyle, Denis Island offers all of this, and so much more.