The 5 Star Desroches Island Resort in the Seychelles provides an ideal option for anglers wishing to spend some well earned time away with the family. Desroches offers over the top luxury throughout and will appeal to both the dedicated angler as well as any non-fishing guests looking to be pampered in paradise.

This gorgeous island has 14 km of immaculate beaches, endless crystal blue waters and is protected on its south-east side by its own coral reef, offering its guests an authentic taste of paradise! A member of the Amirantes group, this idyllic setting is situated approximately 230km south-east of Mah and forms an ideal base for accessing the flats fisheries of St Josephs and Pouvre. Desroches also offers some superb blue water fishing with the opportunity to target a range of reef and pelagic species.

Desroches also offers extremely memorable diving and snorkeling. Boating and kayaking is also offered and together with the Coconut Spa, guests are sure to experience endless fun and relaxation. Desroches Island Resort and Villas sits on the idyllic north-west facing beaches of the island and offers guests an exclusive and private luxury experience. Each fully equipped villa includes its own private swimming pool, central living room and gathering area, and a modern, fully equipped kitchen where your meals will be prepared by private chef. Villas also offer a mini-bar, plasma television, dvd players internet connection, laundry service, personal butler, and a golf cart for exploring the island. Each villa has up to four double rooms with the main living area shared among the fishing party staying on the island at the time. All bedrooms are air-conditioned and have en suite bathroom, a private deck, and outdoor shower.

Desroches Island Spa is run by experienced and fully trained balinese masseuses who offer a range of soothing and energizing spa treatments. Enjoy a relaxing and refreshing message treatment at the Spa Centre, your private suite, or on the beach, under the palm trees.

There are a variety of menus available including international cuisine, seafood barbeques, and creole buffets all complemented with a very special international wine selection.Non-anglers will enjoy the beautiful natural aspect of Desroches Island. There is an ancient tortoise colony, nesting seas turtles, and a wide array of marine life nearby including whales and sailfish. There are bike tours of the island’s jungle, a tennis court, private swimming pools, beautiful beaches, a full service spa, private cruises, a full service diving centre with instruction and certification courses available, guided snorkelling, and sea kayaking. A babysitter service is also available.

The fishing

Desroches is an hour away by boat from St Josephs and 45 minutes from Poivre. These atolls have over the years become renowned not only for the Bonefish which reside there but more importantly the amount of resident Indo-Pacific Permit. These atolls comprise of a string of small idyllic islands linked together by large sand flats and turtle grass patches. Experienced anglers can rack up good numbers of bones or set out after the atolls population of Indo-Pacific Permit. The blue water and reef fishing around all these atolls is simply superb.

Fishing in the Seychelles is well known for incredible diversity as well as huge numbers of bonefish. On the flats, you will hunt for Bonefish and Indo-Pecific Permit. Off shore, your targets include Dogtooth tuna, Yellowfin tuna, Dorado, Marlin, Wahoo and Sailfish. Fishing over the reef will bring even more diversity and possible species include Tropical Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Emperors, Jobfish, and more.


Cost: $7,600 single accommodation, sharing guide and boat. $4,750 non-fisher based on sharing a room.

Single supplements: Available on request.

Max Pax: 6


  • Full board accommodation on Desroches with a private chef.
  • Six days guided fishing.
  • Scheduled charter flight Mahe / Desroches / Mahe.
  • All drinks.


  • International flights.
  • Hotel nights and additional airport transfers on Mahe.
  • Gratuities to the hotel staff and fishing guides.
  • Items of a personal nature.

Location: Desroches is a member of the Amirantes island group and is situated approximately 230km south-east of Mah.

Getting there: It takes 45 minutes by air from Mahe.

Target Species: The main flats species will be Bonefish and Indo-Pecific Permit. Offshore Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Dorado, Marlin, Wahoo, Sailfish, Tropical Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, Emperor, Jobfish, and more.

Fishing Season: October – May

Additional: Packages run from a Saturday to Saturday and Tuesday to Tuesday

Pre trip

Time Difference: GMT +4 hours

Flight Times: 

  • London – Paris: 1 hr 15 mins
  • Paris – Mah: 9 hrs 35 mins
  • Mah – Desroches Island: 40 mins
  • South Africa Mah 5 hrs

Visa requirements: UK, US, EU, USSR and RSA passport holders do not require a visa for entering into the Seychelles for vacation purposes.

Medical & Health Requirements: Manditory emergency medical evacuation insurance. A Yellow Fever certificate is required if ravelling from a Yellow Fever infected area.

Currency: The currency of Seychelles is the Seychelles Rupee (SCR). US Dollar or Euro are however widely accepted and are the preferred currency for gratuities and expenditure at Desroches.

Language: Creole, English and French are spoken widely. All staff members and guides are fluent in English Language:

Weather: Temperatures range between 30 – 35C with high humidity.

Communications: Desroches is equipped with a satalite link which can be used to make phone calls as well as send e-mail. This will be charged to the guests at an additional cost.

Tackle and Kit: Tackle & Gear: Single-handed 9ft #9wt & 12wt saltwater outfits with matching tropical floating lines. A comprehensive tackle and gear list along with an order form (should you wish to purchase your tackle through us) is issued after your booking has been confirmed.