The Travel Architect visits Desroches Island – The Seychelles

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.






Oil Nut Bay – Virgin Gorda

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 !





Peter Island Resort and Spa – Sunset Loop

Every evening you can head up to Sunset Loop to watch the sun go down.

This needs to be booked in advance as accommodates around 18 people.

It’s a 5 mile drive from reception to the vantage point and once there you are served with a cheese and fruit platter and wine, champagne, beer, basically your drink of choice.