Desroches Island, DESROCHES ISLAND, Seychelles
A private island resort that’s so visually stunning it has to be in the running for the title of world’s most beautiful destination. Is there anywhere better for that once-in-a-lifetime remote island experience?
Imagine a private island in the breathtaking Seychelles with eight miles of perfect-to-the-touch white sandy beaches, fringed by unspoilt forest and looking out towards crystal waters. Then imagine a series of über-stylish yet sensitively-designed suites and villas brushing the perfect sands; each beautifully rendered in natural woods with mod cons through the roof. This, is Desroches.
Here 17 suites hug the west coast beach, while one-, three-, four- and five-bedroomed villas are tucked away on the unspoilt north coast, with extras like private pools and, at an additional charge, a private chef in the three- to five-bed villas – on hand to whip up gourmet treats.
Days here revolve around when to snooze, when to top-up the sun cream and whether to watch the sun rise or set, but you can happily explore the island's indigenous forests, lighthouse, local village and hidden beaches on foot or bicycle; or set sail for superb diving and fishing or try out the watersports, island spa and the kids haven.