four seasons resort

Somewhere between Seychelles’ capital island of Mahe and heaven, lies Desroches. Completely refurbished and opened as a Four Seasons Resort in 2018, it needs to be experienced to be believed.

Think ultimate luxury and personal pampering on a pristine coral island ringed by palm trees and turquoise water, and you start to get the picture. Then there’s the fishing: light spinning or fly on the flats around the island is a very pleasant way to spend a few hours, with a number of the Trevally and other flats species all available.

Blue Safari manages the fishing operations and, as one has come to expect from these professional guides, their ability to find great fish is legendary.

Around Desroches the blue water angling is first rate and, for the more adventurous, charters are offered to the nearby St Joseph’s and Pauve islands. Both are renowned for their permit, plentiful bonefish, with all the resident Trevally species hunting on these flats.

It is a destination that demands you take your better half, with Corden Bleu cuisine and all the services and facilities you’d expect from a 5-star resort. It is the epitome of an opulent holiday for any couple.

Four Seasons Resort

Luxury in Paradise. Every once in a while we do a fishing trip where we stay somewhere so ridiculously luxurious, that I feel guilty walking into my room all salty and sweaty after a day’s fishing. The upside, of course, is that I get a super comfortable night’s rest and wake up refreshed and strong.