Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island


Seychelles retreat

The only resort on a captivating coral island in the remote southwestern corner of the archipelago, skirted by some 14km of white sand beaches and warm Indian Ocean water, with typically on-point Four Seasons service.

There are 10 sumptuous suites and 61 villas ranging from handsome one-bedroom abodes to the sprawling seven-bedroom presidential villa ideal for families and groups after privacy. Simple, natural luxury, with vintage touches that echo the era of 19th-century explorers, every accommodation features its own private pool, garden, outdoor showers and direct beach access.

Let the whole island become your playground as you discover endless opportunities for adventure both on land and at sea. From tortoise feeding to water sports and island explorations, to wellness experiences and Creole cooking classes, there’s something for everyone on Desroches.


At a glance

  • 10 suites and 61 villas

  • Three restaurants and bar

  • Spa and gym

  • Water sports centre

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    Explore the island

    Learn about the island’s native flora and fauna on guided nature walks. Meeting the resident giant tortoises is always a highlight.

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    Water sports

    Take to the ocean for your choice of adventure. Choose from stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkelling and more, all available at the Castaway Centre.

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    Coaching is available for beginners in the calm waters of Sunset Beach and its surrounding sand-bottomed waves, as well as intermediate and competent riders on the outer coral reef breaks around Desroches Island.


Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island are committed to preserving and regenerating the environment and leaving a positive, enduring impact on the local community.

Energy is sourced from renewable or carbon-free sources, including an on-island solar farm, the second largest in the Seychelles. Water heated at the Resort by a combination of a heat recovery system and solar power, with electrical water heating used only when surplus demand cannot be met Water is sourced from the ocean through desalination, treated and bottled for guest consumption on site, with grey water recycled and used to water the gardens and flush toilets

Menus make the most of local, sustainable and seasonal menu items available. For example, a significant portion of our eggs and fresh produce are sourced from the island’s agricultural farm, which is operated by the Island Development Company (IDC). Vegan and vegetarian menus are also encouraged. Single use plastic usage has been minimised with organic waste composted and a recycling program in place for glass and kitchen oils.

Community and culture

Guests can engage in educational tours at local, natural, cultural, historical or heritage sites to learn more about the local community. Employees volunteer in the local community through the Island Conservation Society, who organize beach cleanups, where plastics washed ashore are removed and sent for recycling.


A biodiversity support program in place through a partnership with the Island Conservation Society (ICS) that hosts activities including tortoise feeding, tortoise adoption and beach walks at the on-resort Tortoise Sanctuary that helps conserve these animals.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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