• Denis Private Island, Seychelles

Denis Private Island

A heavenly island paradise

Denis Private Island is a private island made up of 375 hectares of natural beauty, home to 25 stylish cottages surrounded by exotic bird life, sea life, flowers and fauna — a rare ecosystem. Relax in the privacy of your own private furnished terrace, relishing gorgeous ocean views and tropical tranquility, and dine in the restaurant where 80% of food is locally sourced from the organic farm. This barefoot luxury and personal service is complemented by complimentary kayaking, snorkelling and nature tours to make your trip one that you'll never forget. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £3,999  per person
Hotel Category
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 595 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • Complimentary snorkelling and kayaking
  • Stylish and private beachfront cottages
  • Rich in natural beauty and wildlife
  • PADI Dive Centre

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 25 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 30 minute flight from Mahé Internation Airport

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Watersports

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Barefoot style
  • Hidden gem
  • Private island

Board Basis Options

  • Full Board

For Families

  • Babysitting

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Denis Private Island

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 30 minute flight from Mahé International Airport
595 Reviews 92% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 505
  • Very Good 56
  • Average 20
  • Poor 8
  • Terrible 6

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Mar 03, 2020

If you can afford to stay there, go for it ! It was amazing !

Cape Town, South Africa

My Denis island experience didn't start very well, as due to the bad weather, our flight has been delayed by 3 hours, reducing the duration of my stay. Despite my frustration, when we arrived on the island, almost everything was forgotten... We were welcomed on the landing strip, driven to the lounge where a basil and strawberry ice tea has been offered to us, before to be guided to our respective rooms. As I hadn't eaten since breakfast due to the flight delay, I've asked for a small snack... I was expecting a small fruit platter, or similar, but instead, I've been treated by a late lunch platter with an excellent seafood salad and chicken dish... To make the most of my very short stay (1 night only), I ran around the island and had a exquisite bath in my private open garden bathroom... It was then time for the dinner... A 4 course menu... every dishes were nicely plated and excellent, all this with the sound of live music... The next day, I arrived early at the breakfast. I was first and everything was ready. It was a fully garnished buffet with much choice of fresh ingredients. I ate a little as I was on my way to snorkel, but they let me take some additional items to eat afterwards... Then, I've been provided some snorkelling equipment and driven by cart to the diving spot. I swam with a turtle !!! I had to check out at 10am but they arranged a vacant cottage so that I can take a shower before to go... All the staff were polite and very professional. I've been blown away by the level of communication among them, because they knew everything before I mentioned it... My only regret is to have stayed only one night, but considering the price of the night, this is only what I could afford. If you can afford it, stay a minimum of 2 nights.
Feb 25, 2020

Paradise get away

First time to the Seychelles and absolutely the most tranquil and relaxing, unspoilt place to stay. All the staff from the gardener, farm-hand to managers were both very friendly and polite with just right approach, so we cannot make any special mentions. My wife is gluten and lactose intolerant and despite only giving the island 2 weeks notice, they fell over backwards in ensuring we had almond milk (special and difficult to obtain) and at each meal there was not only careful labelling on the lunchtime buffet but there was always a good dinner choice for her. The lunch and evening dining food was always delicious and a first class experience. The head chef (from South Africa and sorry forgotten his name) produced some excellent dishes and seamlessly provided for my wife. Much of the food is very fresh and grown/raised on the island's farm. Accomodation in the separate spacious villas was good with a refreshingly different outside, open bathroom. Each very private and open garden onto the beach. Despite expectations we hardly experienced any mosquitos problems. The new swimming pool is marvellous and often we were the only ones in. We spent 10 idyllic days there and look forward to returning sometime in the future, although we would probably split with another resort in the Seychelles just to experience more of the Seychelles.
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Denis Private Island


PADI Dive Centre

In this part of the world, diving is extraordinary. Take your first steps into this unforgettable activity or continue your diving journey with PADI accreditation at the island's dive centre.

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Island Tour

With such a vast myriad of fauna, flora, bird life, ocean life and divine island authenticity, island tours of Denis Private Island are a must during your trip. You'll be taken around by an island expert on a buggy, a guide who will point out the most fascinating island inhabitants and lead you through enticing forest trails. This rare eco system is also home to turtle nesting at certain times of the year, and even a working farm where the restaurant grows most of its produce.


Home to books and magazines in a variety of languages, topics and genres; the library is also where you'll find the only television on the island. Complimentary Wi-Fi, internet access and indoor games are also available, as well as presentations occasionally, detailing the efforts of island nature conservation and history.

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Daily Activities

On the island you'll find forest paths to explore, beaches to roam, and waters to relax in, and if you like, the resort offers bicycle hire, a tennis court and billiards. Please note that certain activities may be payable locally.

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Water Sports

Guests are able to enjoy complimentary snorkelling in the house reef which is just a short paddle from the beach, and kayaks are also available free of charge so you can take a trip around the island. Sport Fishing expeditions are also offered. Restrictions: Fishing activities payable locally.

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Spa Treatments

Find your ultimate sense of peace and relaxation with a treatment from the resort's qualified spa staff, all in the privacy of your own cottage. Oils are sourced from the island itself, formulated to really put you in touch with its natural paradise.

Denis Private Island

Room Types

Beach Cottage

The beachfront cottages are stylish and appealing throughout; with comfortable living areas and king-sized beds. You can relax on the furnished verandah or sun loungers down on the sand, and additionally they include wine chillers, minibars, and an open-air bathroom with private courtyard.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Ironing Facilities
  • MP3 dock
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Deluxe Beach Cottage

A more spacious option, these cottages offer style and privacy with open terraces leading to private gardens and the beach. Relax on your own beachfront private deck with sala, daybed and sun loungers down on the sand, and enjoy bright interiors with king-sized beds, living areas, minibars, and an open-air bathroom with rain shower and bath which opens onto a private courtyard.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Fridge
  • Ironing Facilities
  • MP3 dock
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Denis Private Island

Food & Drink


Dining on the island is a delicious assortment of freshly prepared buffets, live cooking stations and themed evening dinners which include local Creole delights, sushi nights, and beach barbecues. Five course table d'hôte meals are also on the menu, offering elegant and memorable food experiences. Denis Private Island restaurant requires a dress code after 19:00pm - gentlemen are requested to wear long trousers in the bar and restaurant. Shoes are not compulsory.


The bar and lounge are decorated with contemporary "rustic chic" styling; a comfortable ambiance for drinks and conversation. You may also like to enjoy a refreshment on the pool deck or down at the beach.

Board Basis Options

Full Board

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in the restaurant including buffet breakfasts and themed dinners as per schedule. Guests can also enjoy complimentary internet access and Wi-Fi in the library, snorkelling equipment hire and kayaks free of charge.

Denis Private Island

Family Friendly Facilities

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Babysitting is available on request so you can leave your little ones in safe hands for a few hours. Subject to an additional charge, to be payed locally.

Denis Private Island

Special Offers

Early booking discount

Save up to 10% on your accommodation

Save up to 10% on your accommodation when your book more that 30 days prior to your stay.

  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Minimum 3 night stay required.
  • Not combinable with any other offer. 

Honeymoon offer

Save up to 25% on your accommodation

Save up to 25% on your accomodation when you are celebrating your honeymoon along with the below addtions: 

- A bottle of champagne
- A private starlight dinner once (weather permit)
- A sunset cocktail per person once
- A voucher for 10 % discount on spa treatments

  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Minimum 4 night stay required.
  • Not combinable with any other offer. 

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