TORONTO — Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts will manage the only resort offering on the remote tropical island of Desroches in the Seychelles. After undergoing extensive renovations, the existing property will re-open in 2017 as Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island.
Featuring 40 exclusive beach suites and 11 private residence villas, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island will be one of the company’s most intimate properties, offering direct access to beaches. Suites will also feature private plunge pools, tropical gardens and luxurious outdoor living spaces.
“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,” says J. Allen Smith, president and CEO, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. “Together with Desroches Island Developments Limited, we are creating something unique and special on Desroches Island, a true island hideaway that delivers the highest standards of quality and the most genuine and personal service — the markers of a Four Seasons stay the world over.”
The resort will feature two restaurants and a lounge bar in a casual, beach-front setting and an expanded six-suite spa offering locally inspired treatments and wellness classes. The waters of the Indian Ocean and surrounding reefs also make for world-class diving, fishing, snorkelling and water sports, while the inland forests and coconut trees provide picturesque paths for cycling and hiking. For guests looking to explore the many natural wonders of the Indian Ocean, the island will also include a Marine Conservation Discovery Centre and Giant Tortoise Sanctuary.