Flats Fishing with a Crusoe Twist
Cast for bonefish and more on Desroches Island—this is flats fishing with a Crusoe twist
When you think fly-fishing, you typically don’t envision white sand beaches, wild jungles, and miles of untouched coastline. That’s exactly what Desroches Island in the Seychelles has to offer. Voted by Forbes Magazine as one of the Top 10 Remote Hotels in the World, Desroches is more than just a world-class angling destination, it’s the ultimate combination of saltwater fly-fishing, game-fishing and undiluted luxury. Paradise, found.
Desroches Island is part of the Amirante Islands in the Archipelago, far off the coast of Africa. Being the only property on the island, nine miles of pristine white beaches are entirely untouched and begging to be explored. Summer weather graces the island year round, leaving unparalleled access to the jungle environment as well as that on the water. And the lack of tourists means your experience is as custom and private as you could ever dream. Whether you’re looking for the fishing story you’ll tell friends years from now or planning a family escape, it’s just a cast away on Desroches Island.
Reel It In
The Seychelles islands are legendary for fishing, and Desroches is no exception. Fly-fish the aqua flats by skiff or venture into the blue for some deep-sea game-fishing. The Seychelles are rich with milkfish, dogfish, tuna, barracuda, sailfish, wahoo and bonefish – just to name a few. All anglers should be prepared to leave their heart in this Indian Ocean, as no tug will ever feel as sweet as that of a potential Permit. This tropic fishery is unlike any other, and for good reason, as it is virtually un-fished.
Get up and GO
It’s not all about the fish. While Desroches Island is inspired by the angler, there are boundless opportunities for island exploration and fun for the entire family. Balmy days offer up an endless array of activities to explore on land and in the water for those not rod-obsessed. Think unspoiled nature trails alongside ancient tortoise colonies, hiking and cycling along tropical routes with unbelievable scenery, and spoiling yourself with a jungle picnic. Salt-water activities include scuba diving, deep-sea diving, and guided snorkeling trips. Hours can be spent exploring the reefs and coves with a sea kayak, or for the more adventurous, try your hand at a bit of windsurfing.
Surrounded by crystal clear magical waters, Desroches Island offers guests a slice of paradise extending beyond sunlit adventures. This is the island where time stands still. Days are endless, and nights are spent cocooned in one of the beach-side suites or villas which offer tastefully modern designs that blend seamlessly into the exotic island vegetation, with artfully crafted finishes that make for a truly exclusive island escape. Book a romantic bungalow for two or take over the entire island. Whichever way you go, you’re not going to want to leave.
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