In collaboration with Desroches Island Developments Limited, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has shed light on Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, scheduled to open in 2017 following extensive renovations on an existing property.
Desroches Island, located among the Amirantes Islands, comprises of 14km of white-sand beaches, coconut groves, crystal clear waters and colourful coral reefs.
Upon opening, the resort will be home to 40 exclusive beach suites featuring private plunge pools, tropical gardens and luxurious outdoor living spaces, as well as 11 private residence villas, offering an intimate escape and direct access to unspoiled beaches.
Chairman, Desroches Island Developments Limited, Ali Albwardy, who is also the chairman and founder of Albwardy Investment commented: “The Seychelles has always held a special place in my heart and has been a favourite holiday destination for our family for many years. I fell in love with Desroches from the first moment that I set foot on the remote, unspoiled and beautiful island, and knew immediately that Desroches would perfectly complement Four Seasons Resort Seychelles in Mahé.
“Bringing Four Seasons to an outer island is a culmination of my own dreams, as well as a great legacy and accolade to the Islands Development Company (IDC), who are entrusted with preserving and promoting this piece of paradise. We look forward to many years of sunshine and success as we partner with the IDC to create something magical on an already magnificent island,” he further enthused.
Also remarking on the news was president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, J. Allen Smith: “This is an exciting opportunity to extend our presence in the Seychelles and build on our successful partnership with Albwardy Investment, the owner of several Four Seasons properties around the world. Four Seasons Resort Seychelles in Mahé is one of the most desirable resorts in our global portfolio, and we look forward to deepening our commitment to this important destination with the addition of a second property.”
As for facilities, the resort will feature two restaurants and a lounge bar; and an expanded six-suite spa offering locally-inspired treatments and wellness classes, plus more.
Visitors to the exclusive property can make the most of diving, fishing, snorkeling and water sports, while the inland forests and coconut trees provide picturesque paths for cycling and hiking. The island will also include a Marine Conservation Discovery Centre and Giant Tortoise Sanctuary.