Seychelles hospitality news update – Desroches Island Resort opens new ‘Escape Spa’



(Picture courtesy of STB sources)

The Descroches Island Resort, the ONLY resort on the Amirantes island of Descroches, has over the weekend officially launched a brand new Spa facility, described by a source from the archipelago as ‘World Class’.

Owned by the Island Development Company the resort, a luxury facility by any standards, offers the privacy of an entire island dedicated to its guests, and being over 200 kilometres from the main island of Mahe, is a guarantee for as exclusive a vacation as it possible comes. Access comes mainly by air, using a private charter by fixed wing or helicopter transport or the Air Seychelles domestic flight, on which the ‘outer islands’ depend to get their visitors on site and keep ‘paparazzi’ away from them.

The new ‘Escape Spa’ is set a distance away from the main resort complex and the accommodation units, which comprise 20 beach suites, 4 beach one bedroom beach villas, 23 luxurious four bedroom beach villas and a presidential villa with a staggering 750 square metres of space for the occupants.

At hand for the official launch was Alain St. Ange, representing the Seychelles Tourist Board and government at large, but also Glenn Savy, CEO of the Island Development Company, invited senior management of the archipelago’s leading DMC’s as well as members of the media covering the event.

Mr. St. Ange said at the opening about this latest facility: ‘Our visitors expect nothing less than the best and the [Desroches] island’s new spa complex is a great addition and a needed addition. Seychelles has diversity of islands as one of its unique selling points and to maximise on these unique selling points we need committed established operators to get our visitors out of their hotels to appreciate our natural assets. The experience of our visitors is enhanced when visitors are given the possibility to appreciate the diversity of our islands and it is so important for our hotel network to appreciate that unique aspect of Seychelles’.

The Seychelles, truly ‘Another World’ altogether!