Denis Island, fringed by coral reefs, sparkling white sands and coconut palms represents an unspoilt paradise for those wishing to escape from the daily stresses of life. Guests may simply relax and enjoy the sublime tranquility the resort has to offer, or go on the exploration trail by following one of the island's many meandering pathways. Diving, windsurfing, sailing or game-fishing are other options available. Each of the spacious deluxe cottages is decorated in a natural Creole style with a sea-facing verandah, and private courtyard with outdoor shower. The seas surrounding Denis Island are renowned for their rich marine life and there is a variety of watersports available. A reputation for delicious cuisine and the ideal setting for enjoying spectacular sunsets make Taj Dennis Island a very popular choice.
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Location: On the north-west tip of Denis Island. Transfer Times: 30 minute flight from Mahe. Rooms: 25 deluxe cottages. Restaurants: 1 Water Activities: Snorkelling and windsurfing are free, with a charge for fly fishing, deep-sea fishing and scuba diving. Land Activities: Tennis, table tennis, volleyball and billiards. Shops Boutique. Board Basis: Half Board
Things to do
“The island is yours – Do as you will, without disturbing others” is the owner’s motto.
Whether sunbathing on the beach, bathing in the lagoon, enjoying the pool or simply relaxing on your terrace, one pleasure folds into another.
Wander through the forest echoing with calls of land and sea birds and discover the island’s flora. Join our resident experts on a bird feeding or nature tour, or for a presentation on the island’s history, wildlife or conservation projects in the Library. Visit the Old Village craft workshops, farm and the giant tortoise colony. The pace is unhurried, going with the flow and savour the moment.
Equally, a jog around the island, a game of snooker or a chess challenge in the Library, canoeing around the island or sunset sortie into the lagoon is yours for the asking. And should you wish to venture further afield, we can also organise for day excursions to another island.
The diversity of experiences is not limited to land. The Denis Private Island lagoon is indeed a great fascination–triggerfish, clownfish, parrotfish, pirouetting rays, gliding turtles all in radiant livery compete in splendour in the dance of the coral reef – a morning spent snorkelling will unveil myriad life-forms and stunning backdrops.
Or, plunge into the heart of the ocean for incomparable diving. Our small, professional dive centre with PADI accreditation offers diving courses for novice and advanced divers. Sightings of turtles, white tip and reef sharks, rays, sailfish, tuna are common; dolphins and whales also frequent. Whale sharks and manta rays often sighted from September to November. Snorkelling and dive equipment are available.
Just a few miles north of the island, the sea floor drops rapidly into the oceanic abyss spawning a frantic cascade of life from algae through to the big game fish. Daily charts are available with the experienced crews and fishing equipment. Opt for a taste of adventure on one of our fishing expeditions. Experience the scream of a reel and the sight of your catch burst clear of the water; the tug of a deep-water giant on a hand line; the challenge of fly-fishing on the flats.
However you choose to enjoy this primal universe, it is sure to become a passion.
Our therapists are on hand to pamper you with a selection of therapies inspired by Seychellois, Indian and Swedish techniques, wonderfully complementing Denis’ naturally holistic lifestyle.
Using island essential oils, fine sand from our pristine beaches and other natural products. In the privacy of your garden courtyard, there can be few more idyllic places to rejuvenate and reconnect with the transforming power of nature.
Children are welcome on Denis and parents can enjoy their holiday whilst experiencing the island’s adventurous magic and treasures with their children.
Non-motorised water sports and ocean-based activities ensure that the younger ones can explore the wonders of the rich marine life around Denis. Through the PADI affiliated dive centre, families can participate in dive courses and excursions’ available for beginners and advanced divers alike.
Nature tours of the island offer guided information on the conservation projects and the sustainable programme on the island; this includes a fascinating visit of the farm and estate, in addition friendly walks around the island will guarantee a surprise encounter! Interesting presentations of the island’s history and environmental talks are conducted occasionally. A summary of the activities include canoeing, swimming, diving, fishing, board games, jogging bird watching and a pool table is also available.
Whether in Caprice or Pecheur, Tortue or Galate, reclusive relaxation and privacy are yours. No keys, televisions or mobile phones here.
Stretched along the beach on northwestern tip of the island, each nestling in its lush surrounds and separated from each other by gardens and hedges, our 25 Cottages are well appointed with generously proportioned, open living spaces, offering unpretentious comfort with the talcum-soft beaches just steps away.
The luxury of open-air bathrooms and al-fresco showers of private garden courtyards. All conspiring towards your delight.
This luxury villa has a private beachfront and is 325m² in size; it has an extensive outdoor living and relaxation area with a private courtyard featuring twin alfresco showers.
‘The Villa features a sala and daybed, plunge pool, and an outdoor dining and barbeque area.’ Interior: King-size bed, lounge area, IPOD docking station, writing desk, IDD telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge, wine chiller, iron/ ironing board, air conditioning, ceiling fan in bedroom and on veranda. Bathroom opening onto private courtyard, double vanity, bath, shower, WC, bidet, comprehensive amenity kit, and hair dryer.
Maximum occupancy: 2 adults and 2 children.
This individual cottage is 169m² in size and is a one bed room cottage with a wide beachfront area perfect for families. The lounge is seperate from the bedroom making it ideal as a second bedroom for children. The Family Cottage has a large sea-facing private deck with a sitting and dining area. The private garden courtyard features a separate entrance to the open-air bathroom featuring an alfresco shower, double vanity, shower, bath, WC, bidet, comprehensive amenity kit and hair dryer.
Interior: Master bedroom with king size bed, furnished lounge with two permanent twin beds, dressing table, IDD telephone, IPOD docking station, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge, wine chiller, iron/ ironing board, safe, air conditioning and ceiling fan in bedroom and lounge. Maximum occupancy; 2 adults and 3 children.
Beach Front Cottage Spa
Beachfront Spa Cottages – No. 2, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 28, 29 – 10 units each 150 m2. These exquisite cottages lie directly on the beachfront; with lounge chairs in the verandah; sun loungers on the beachfront; and your own personal sala and daybed. Interior: King-size bed, lounge area, IPOD docking station, writing desk, IDD telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge, wine chiller, iron/ ironing board, air conditioning, ceiling fan. Open air bathroom leading into private courtyard, and massage and wellness zone.
Deluxe Beach Cottages
Deluxe Beach Cottages – 10 units of 110 m ² – No. 1, 3, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21, 25. Sea facing and with open terrace leading into a private garden and onto the beach; With sun loungers and personal sala and daybed. Interior: King-size bed, small living room, IPOD docking station, writing desk, IDD telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge, wine chiller, iron/ ironing board, air conditioning, ceiling fan. Open air bathroom opening onto private courtyard.
Beach Cottages – No. 4, 22 & 26 – 3 units each 90 m2. These cottages lie directly on the beachfront; with chairs to lounge on in the verandah or on the sun loungers on the beachfront. Interior: King-size bed, small living room, IPOD docking station, writing desk, IDD telephone, tea and coffee making facilities, mini fridge, wine chiller, iron/ ironing board, air conditioning, ceiling fan. Open air bathroom opening onto private courtyard.
Lemuria Resort Golf Course of the island of Praslin is the only course in the Seychelles. Residents enjoy free green fees on the 18-hole championship golf course, which winds its way through the forest from one outstanding beach to another - a truly remarkable setting. We particularily enjoyed playing off the elevated tees with panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding islands, the 15th hole is the one you’ll remember most of all.
The course was opened in October 2000 and offers a great challenge to all levels of players, professionals and amateurs alike. This spectacular course borders the enchanting beaches of both the Small Kerlan Cove and the Grand Kerlan Cove. Palm trees, allowing the light to intermittently filter through, fringe the first 12 holes. From the 13th hole, the course extends over the steep slopes of a thickly forested hill, with breathtaking vistas.