Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Alphonse Island, Seychelles

Alphonse Island lies in the heart of the Indian Ocean, 7 degrees south of the Equator and 450 kilometres south west of Mahé. She is a part of the Alphonse Group that extends 16 kilometres from north to south and comprises three islands.

The hotel is located on the east side of the island and features 25 individual chalets and 5 executive villas, all built alongside the lagoon and the beach. The design offers a superb combination of luxury and originality to create a unique ambiance.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant, bar, conference room and a swimming pool.


The 25 Individual Chalets rest on pillars, each with a thatched roof and a private veranda (60m² including the veranda). All are air-conditioned, elegantly furnished and have international direct access telephone, TV, mini-bar, ceiling fan, individual safe, queen-size bed (or twin beds on request), en suite bathroom with bath and African-style outside shower.

The 5 individual Executive Villas are more spacious and modern. The centrepiece of each villa is a large terrace (50m²) with private Jacuzzi. The main room with the bedroom and lounge (60m²) provides facilities for the discerning guest; international direct access telephone, TV, mini-bar, ceiling fan, individual safe, queen-size bed, air-conditioning and luxury en suite with multifunction shower cabin (cascading shower, Turkish bath and turbo massage).


The restaurant Bijoutier opens onto the lagoon and the swimming pool. It offers a refined cuisine that combines the best of local Creole flavours with a strong international influence. Our highly flexible menu options make provisions for any special dietary requirements. The service is attentive, yet unobtrusive.

The bar Le Lys, located in the heart of the hotel, is the right place to meet fellow guests and discuss the catch or the dive of the day, while trying one of the cocktails prepared by our barmen.


There are numerous activities available for guests to enjoy, sensitively located to avoid compromising the tranquil atmosphere of the hotel. These include a range of water sports, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and fly fishing.

Alphonse Dive Sites

Alice In Wonderland
Napoleon Point


Canoes - The best way to discover the Alphonse lagoon. Indoor Games - Scrabble, Chess, Ludo, Cards
Pedalos - 2 Pedalos each holding 4 persons
Sailing - 2 Lasers
Snorkeling - Free equipment for snorkeling
Tennis Court
Windsurfing - 4 Boards and 4 Wind Gliders.

Boat Trips

Excursions to the nearly island Bijoutiers
Round Trip; Alphonse
Sunset Cruise
Snorkeling Trip: 1 Hour
Bottom Fishing (Max 4 Persons)

Deep Sea Fishing

The resort is well positioned for excellent deep sea fishing.
All the fishing sites can be reached in under thirty minutes and teem with fish: Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Barracuda, Dorados and Wahoos will be a typical days catch.
The boat is a SR29 equipped with 2 Yanmar 183HP engines. It carries 5 x 30 lbs rods and 5 x 50 lbs rods. Maximum of 4 fishermen (or women). The season is best from October to April.

Scuba Diving

Excellent for certified divers. The diving facilities of the centre are staffed by PADI qualified professional instructors and dive masters. The Diving Club is equipped to welcome up to 15 divers with new Scubapro equipment. Diving for beginners as well as for certified divers is provided on Alphonse.

World's Premier Fly Fishing Location

St Francois Lagoon is a thirty-minute boat trip from Alphonse. The lagoon is one of the worlds premier fly-fishing locations.

Find out more at http://www.alphonse-resort.com/

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