15 KILOMETRES OF WHITE SAND BEACHES – JUST FOR US

The only resort on the coral island of Desroches, Four Seasons Desroches has a real desert island feel

Opened on March 1, 2018, Four Seasons Desroches is the only resort on this idyllic tropical island, just a 35-minute domestic flight from Mahé: a rustic hideaway on one of the world’s most beautiful desert islands.

One of the latest additions to the Abercrombie & Kent portfolio, the resort is truly exceptional. The beach suites’ and villas’ interiors have vintage touches which hint at a 19th-century explorer theme, though you have all the modern conveniences. There are four different dining options, including The Lighthouse (pictured), where one can sample the freshest seafood around.

Couple’s massages by Terres d’Afrique are offered at the Spa, and children can meet the giant tortoise in the Kids for All Seasons programme.

On Desroches, families and couples will see something new every day. It might be when kayaking along the shore, cycling the forest-lined paths or picnicking in the most secluded spots. And with 15km of beaches to choose from, one doesn’t ever have to deal with crowds.