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The islands of the Seychelles, both granitic and coralline are situated on an underwater plateau called the Seychelles Plateau. There are 43 inner islands and 72 outlying islands.
The inner granitic islands are namely Mahe, Cerf island, Round island, Praslin, La Digue and Fregate. These green, tropical forest covered islands are hilly and mountainous and have fine white sandy beaches often
framed with huge granite boulders.
Alphonse, Saint Francois and Bijoutier islands are 3 outlying islands that make up the Alphonse group. The other outlying islands make up the other 4 groups : Amirantes (24 islands and islets including Desroches
island), Meridional coralline islands (Platte and Coetivy islands), Farquhar group (Providence and Farquhar islands), Aldabra Group ( Aldabra, Assumption, Astove and Cosmoledo islands).


About 400 km from Mahe, Alphonse used to have a coconut plantation, very little of which remains today. The only hotel on the island specialises in catering for clients who come fly fishing usually from October to May. The marine environment is totally preserved and spectacular. Near Alphonse is the tiny island of Bijoutier and the bigger island of St Francois.
Alphonse is 1 hr by small plane from Mahe.

Island Resort  -  Tel (248) 422 90 30 - 422 97 00  -  Fax (248) 422 90 34  -  -

- from: 700 US$ / night for 1 person, Full Board.
- capacity: 52 persons ( + extrabed for child )
21 beach bungalows (2 adults +1child/ extra bed)) + 5 beach villas (2 adults + 2 children)
Water-based activities, Diving, Fly fishing, Sunset cruises, Guided nature walks, Bijoutier excursion...


Alphonse Island features a single exclusive lodge comprising of beach bungalows and villas built alongside the waters edge, each with scenic ocean views. The central dining and bar area allows guests to socialize alongside the sparkling pool and shoreline, with cuisine offering the very best of traditional Creole creations inspired by the sensuous island atmosphere. Fresh produce farmed on the island and freshly caught fish are always on the menu, but diversity is key, including Asian inspired dishes and sensational sashimi, complimented by a comprehensive wine list. 
Freedom of movement around the island on foot or bicycle permits self-discovery of the wonders of this special place. Alphonse Island is a refuge for people looking for an authentic but comfortable, unspoilt island experience. 
Stingrays, Manta Rays, Turtles, Moray Eels, Barracuda, Wahoo, Sharks, Tuna, Grouper, Snapper, Trevally and many more; make dives exceptionally memorable. Thirteen Alphonse dive sites are suitable for all categories, making the area accessible for both beginners and advanced divers. The fully equipped dive centre and professional team of international instructors will make your experience personal, safe and unforgettable. Sheer drop-offs, rich currents and abundant sea life surrounding the Alphonse Atolls make it one of the most exciting and diverse dive destinations in Seychelles.
Considered a fly anglers paradise, the expansive sea flats surrounding the atolls of Alphonse and St Francois provide the fly fishing experience of a lifetime. This spectacular wilderness has ten thousand acres of white sand flats, which provide easy wading and world class site fishing. The atolls are home to incredibly large populations of Bonefish, 3 different types of Triggerfish, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Permit, Parrotfish, 8 species of Trevally (including the Giant Trevally), and the incomparable Milkfish. To ensure guests the ultimate fishing experience, an international team of guides and qualified managers are on hand to share their passion for this unique fishery and its environment. Alphonse practices a strict catch and release policy for all fish caught on the flats.
Due to our conservation minded policies, no conventional angling is permitted next to or on the reef that surrounds our majestic paradise, which helps preserve its unique abundance.


Bird Island is situated to the north of Mahe, this 101 hectares island is a paradise for bird and nature lovers. The sea is teemingwith fish, the beaches are superb, swimming is safe and the fishing is great. Esmeralda, reputedly the oldest giant tortoise in the world lives on Bird Island. The island is home to millions of marine birds, and this privately owned nature reserve and bird sanctuary will give you an authentic island experience.
Bird island is 30 mins by small plane from Mahe

Island Resort  -  Tel (248) 422 49 25 - Fax (248) 422 50 74   -  -

- from: 456 € / night for 2 persons / room-chalet - Full Board basis.
- capacity: 96 persons
24 chalets (2 adults +2 children or 3 adults + 1 child) with spacious verandah, king size bed, room fan, corner lounge, 2 sofas convertible (single bed). No TV/no telephones.


A 30 minute flight from Mahé gives the first stunning impressions of this coral cay island.
The east and south sides are surrounded by a protective barrier reef which is home to many varieties of colourful tropical fish making for some great snorkelling and the rest is an open beach which offers superb safe swimming.
Located on the edge of the Seychelles Bank, 'Bird Island offers excellent snorkeling and kayaking, as well as shore fishing. From May to October, part of the island is home to over a million nesting sooty terns and with a year-round population of at least 25 other bird species it is an ornithologist’s heaven. This little island is also an important nesting site for turtles and boasts the world’s largest land tortoise, Esmeralda.
Bird Island has for many years been involved in various conservation projects and has won many awards for its efforts. It is hailed as a true ‘ecotourism’ destination where the balance between nature and tourism has been successfully upheld for over 35 years.


Cerf Island is a small island about 1.5 km long by 1 km wide and borders the St Anne Marine park which is on the northern side of Mahe. It is known for its great snorkeling. The island has lush forest, home to fruit bats. The restaurants on the islands offer excellent creole cuisine and it takes 15 mins by boat to reach Cerf island from Mahe.

Tel (248)252 10 60   -  -

- from: 195 € / night for 2 persons BB. 800 € / night for 12 persons, BB
- capacity: 12 persons
Fully equipped villas on the beach with exterior gazebo, ensuite bathrooms & pool.
Daily housekeeping.
On request: extra bed & Dinner.


Ideally situated, Cerf Sanctuary is at the heart of a protected marine park on Cerf Island. It is surrounded by many other beautiful granitic islands: Saint-Anne island, Round island, Moyenne island, Long island and last but not the least Mahe Island which holds the capital Victoria. The island has no road, no car and walking barefoot is advised!
We organize boat transfert from Eden Island (with additional charge). If you are coming from the airport, Eden Island is 6km away and it is very easy to find a taxi.
Cerf Sanctuary
Right in front of the beach, Cerf Sanctuary is an intimate villa style hotel with only two villas, a swimming pool, a kiosk and a kiln from the 19th century. The main villa has three bedrooms and the beach villa has two bedrooms.


56 k east of Mahe, Fregate Island highest point is Signal Hill which is 125m above sea level. The vegetation is luxuriant and it is home to more than 100 species of birds including the critically endangered Magpie Robin. Giant tortoises roam free on the island. Snorkelling is great straight from the beach. Legend says that the island used to be a safe haven for pirates and that there is treasure buried somewhere on the island.
Fregate is a 15min helicopter flight from Mahe.

Island Resort -  Tel: Reservation (+49) 7221 900 9922 -  Sales & Marketing (+49) 7221 900 80 71    -   Fax (+49) 7221 900 8079 -  -

- from: 3100 € Seasonal rates (01/07-30/09 2016)
- capacity: 44 persons.
Our Jewel of Conservation - with one of its seven beaches frequently voted the world’s best; our private island offers an exclusive ambiance in an unsurpassable setting. Guests may choose between 16 Private Pool Residences for the ultimate in comfort and privacy.


All of them beautifully crafted and nestle nicely into the coastal line, naturally screened from each other. Together with the Banyan Hill Estate located on a hilltop on a secluded peninsula, all residences combine a high level of luxury.
- 13 Private Pool Residence: (One Bedroom) based on two adults and two children sharing per Residence. The Private Pool Residences is approximately 400-450 sqm and includes a living-room, one large bedroom, two bathrooms, an inside shower and two outside showers, a large vanity area, generous private sundeck and a large private infinity pool with Jacuzzi, daybed and a dining pavilion
- 3 Private Pool Twin Residence: (Two Bedrooms and a separate living room) based on four adults and two children sharing per Residence. The Private Pool Twin Residence is approximately 600-750 sqm and includes a living room as well as two separate bedrooms. The second bedroom is equipped with two twin beds and has the space for an extra bed for the third person. The Residences have two bathrooms, two outside and one inside shower, a large vanity area, generous private sundeck and a large infinity pool with Jacuzzi, a daybed and dining pavilion. One of the three twin residences can be used as a private pool spa residence. In this villa the second bedroom can be rebuild to a private spa where guests can enjoy our spa treatments in their own privacy.


Round Island is a tiny little island is in the middle of the Ste Anne Marine Park near Mahe. It also offers great snorkeling and fantastic little beaches in between huge granite boulders, which is a characteristic of the Seychelles
Round Island will enchant you and is 15min by boat from Mahe.

Boutique Resort - Managed by JA Resorts & Hotels  -  Tel: (248) 467 27 27 - Central reservation (971) 4814 56 78
Fax (248) 467 27 00 -  -

- from: 600 € /villa, Bed and Breakfast (excluded VAT & service charges)
Capacity: 24 persons . (2 adults & 1 child / villa)
10 private creole style villas
International & creole cuisine.


Enchanted Island Resort is a secluded island hideaway in the Seychelles, featuring just ten private beautifully decorated creole style villas with own plunge pools, beach access, king size beds, french bathtubs and outdoor rain showers. Surrounded by the indian ocean's blue waters and vibrant marine life, guests can enjoy contemporary international and creole cuisine at our Bounty Restaurant, while the Casteway Bar offers cocktails and aperitifs.
The Spa overlooks the sea and features a Yoga Pavillon, couple treatment suite, and two individual treatment pavillons with their own private steam rooms, showers and terraces.
Guests may also snorkel, go kayaking, or relax at the Resort's infinity pool.
Enchanted Island Resort is memebre of the Ja Resort & Hotels.