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Damselfish island holiday

Laid-back luxury on the private Denis Island. Surrounded by protected waters with commendable focus on sustainability, this is perfect spot to disconnect from the world after a safari.

Damselfish island holiday: Summary

Damselfish island holiday in a nutshell

Denis is a remote coral island some 90km north of Mahé. Touching down on its grass airstrip, it feels like a thousand miles from anywhere – this is a real desert island.

Your spacious cottage, one of 25, is tucked into the tropical vegetation at the beach’s edge. With no in-room interest or television, you can unplug from the world and get into the island’s laid-back rhythm. The spa’s wellness treatments can help with this too.

Spend your time here however you feel. Maybe rise early with the rangers to tally tracks of sea turtles on the beach or scout the forest for magpie robins and paradise flycatchers to learn about the conservation projects that protect these critically endangered birds. Walk to the old lighthouse, meeting century-old island residents in the tortoises that graze on the island, or cycle to a secluded stretch of sand.

The reefs around Denis are protected and teeming with life. Kayak and snorkel or, for more time underwater, head to the PADI dive centre for a trip out into greater depths. Catch-and-release sport fishing is also a draw here.

Whether in the restaurant or on the beach, dine on celebrated cuisine, the vast majority of it from right here. With an organic farm and even a small dairy herd producing milk for cheesemaking, produce couldn’t be fresher.

At a glance

Starts: Seychelles International Airport Mahé
4 nights Denis Island Lodge - Denis Island, Seychelles Full Board
Ends: Seychelles International Airport Mahé

Denis Island Lodge

Days 1-5

One of the most northerly of the Inner Islands of the Seychelles, Denis Private Island (formerly Denis Island Lodge) is a small private coral island about 60 miles north of Mahé. Underpinned by a strong conservation ethic, Denis Island has 25 cottages set amid rich vegetation along the northwestern coast.

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Denis Island Lodge

Denis Island Lodge

Denis Island, Seychelles

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Highlights

Our thoughts on five of the top experiences of this Damselfish island holiday.

  • Diving and snorkelling on protected reefs
  • Properly unplugging from the modern world
  • Luxury with a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere
  • Learn about conservation with a resident scientist
  • Wonderful cuisine mostly sourced on and around the island

Activities

Some activities which can be included in the Damselfish island holiday: talk to us about those which interest you.

  • Birdwatching

  • Fishing

  • Kayaking

  • Scuba-diving

  • Self-guided walking

  • Snorkelling

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