I am halfway through a 4 night stay at Desroches which is a 30 minute plane transfer from Mahe. It is 230 kms South of Mahe and is a coral island 6.4 kms long, surrounded by white sandy beaches and a protective reef, home to some of the best diving sites in The Seychelles.
Desroches was originally named Wood Island by the British because of its dense tree vegetation.
The island had a small population of around 100 and has luxury villas and suites which are separated by the airstrip which runs the whole width of the island.
Bicycles and kayaks are provided or if you want to have a lazy time you can call for a golf cart to get around.
There is a selection of accommodation types on Oil Nut Bay ranging from 2 – 6 bedroomed villas and 2 different types of one bedroomed suites.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to see the penthouse cliff suite as it was occupied. It is perched on the rocky cliffs overlooking the Caribbean with dramatic views.
The Nut House is where the kids club is situated with a full range of activities and programmes designed for kids of all ages.
Next to it, is the Nature Center and within the next week there are going to be 2 new residents on the island as 2 turtles are arriving.
I had the pleasure of visiting the private island of Oil Nut Bay on my recent visit to the Caribbean and being shown round the island by the lovely Courtney.
Oil Nut Bay has a variety of accommodation offering guests the quiet seclusion of their own private island with all the comforts and amenities of a full service resort.
Thanks for all the lovely gifts and I look forward to returning in the future to stay !
Wow – that’s my impression of the 6 bedroomed Falcons Nest Villa which sleeps 12 but can take up to 16 people.
Your own beautiful private pool with waterfalls and swim up bar, an enormous bath where the water comes out of the ceiling to fill it up !
There are many quirky pieces of art in the villa – here are some images of some if my favourite pieces