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Five-Star Award-Winning Secluded Private Island Where Guests Stay in Paradise
A tranquil paradise bobbing in the Indian Ocean, Denis Private Island is one of the most secluded islands in the world.
Forget a resort, choose Denis Private Island and you have an entire tropical island at your disposal, where all things digital do not exist. Flanked by pristine white sand, this 375-acre island is home to 25 stylish cottages in the depths of spectacular flora and fauna, each with a sea-facing veranda and beachfront location.
Life is for living on award-winning Denis Private Island, where you are free to explore all of its natural beauty, whether that’s snorkelling amongst the house coral reef, looking for turtles; spotting rare birds on a nature walk; or learning how to dive from the island’s PADI dive centre. There are no TVs in rooms, no mobile phone signal, and the only place you’ll find WiFi is in the library.
Perfect for family holidays to the Seychelles and couples’ retreats, this natural playground has every ingredient for a laid-back and an adventurous escape. The island restaurant has a farm-to-table concept, with the majority of the ingredients sourced from the owner’s organic farm or harvested from the ocean. There is also a swimming pool, a floodlit tennis court and a library, where you’ll find the only television on the island, as well as WiFi, books and indoor games.
For a luxury holiday to the Seychelles on an eco-friendly island, where you can truly switch off from everyday life, Denis Private Island is a superb, sustainable option.
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The 25 chic cottages on Denis Private Island offer complete privacy, with each one a fair distance from the next, separated by lush vegetation.
These 90-square-metre cottages sit directly on the beach. There is a large bedroom with seating area, an open-air bathroom with stand-alone bathtub and separate shower, and a private sea-facing veranda and beachfront with sun-loungers. Amenities include: iPod docking station, IDD telephone, tea/coffee facilities, air-conditioning and amenity kit.
These 110-square-metre cottages feature a spacious bedroom with lounge area, an open-air bathroom with stand-alone bathtub and separate shower, and a garden leading to a private beachfront with sun-loungers. There is also an extended sea-facing private deck with sala and day bed. Amenities include: iPod docking station, IDD telephone, tea/coffee facilities, air-conditioning and amenity kit.
These 150-square-metre cottages feature a king-size bedroom, a sitting area, an open-air bathroom with stand-alone bathtub and separate shower, and a private courtyard and garden with a massage/wellness pavilion, sala and day bed. Amenities include: iPod docking station, IDD telephone, tea/coffee facilities, air-conditioning and amenity kit.
These luxury villas feature a four-poster king-size bed in the bedroom, a lounge area, an open-air bathroom with stand-alone bathtub, a private courtyard with twin alfresco showers, and an extended sea-facing deck with outdoor dining pavilion, day bed and plunge pool. Amenities include: iPod docking station, IDD telephone, tea/coffee facilities, air-conditioning and amenity kit.
This cottage is perfect for families of up to two adults and three children. There is a king-size master bedroom, an open-air bathroom, and a living area with twin beds – which is ideal as a second bedroom for children. Outside, there is a sea-facing deck with dining area and a private garden courtyard. Amenities include: iPod docking station, IDD telephone, tea/coffee facilities, air-conditioning and amenity kit.
Find out what makes Denis Private Island special. Here are some of our personal highlights.
You can be assured that at the island’s restaurant, the food is as fresh as it gets. The majority of ingredients are sourced from the organic farm or harvested from the ocean. in the evenings, diners can enjoy a Creole speciality night, with a beach barbecue or sushi and sashimi prepared from the day’s catch.
There are also elegant five-course table d’hôte dinners in the dining room or around the pool deck. Wine-lovers will enjoy the wide selection of New and Old World wines in the wine cellar.
Whether travelling on foot, by boat or by bike, Denis Private Island beckons explorers.
Take to the water on a canoe. Go snorkelling to uncover the hundreds of colourful fish – triggerfish, clownfish and rays – and turtles, around the coral reef. Spot bigger fish, reef sharks, whales and dolphins further out. Learn how to dive or experience a new fantastic diving spot courtesy of the PADI dive centre.
Or simply tour the estate and its farm, which is beautiful. Guests can also play tennis and enjoy the jogging trail. On a nature tour of the island, rare endemic birds can be spotted, as well as turtles laying their eggs on the protected shoreline.
There may be no actual spa centre on the island, but the resort’s therapists believe enjoying a treatment in the privacy of your own cottage is the best way, or on the beach in the open air in front of your accommodation.
Essential oils collected from the island are used in treatments, which are inspired by Seychellois, Indian and Swedish techniques. Treatments included massages, hair treatments, manicures and pedicures, body scrubs and wraps, and facials.
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