Alphonse Island is a remote island resort, part of the Alphonse group of islands, which includes St Francois and Bijoutier, in the Seychelles Archipelago.
This ecosystem in the heart of the Indian Ocean is surrounded by miles of pristine shoreline, lagoons, sea flats and protected coral reefs with perfect beaches lining the edges of a lush tropical forest.
In addition to their existing 22 private Beach Bungalows and five Beach Suites, all overlooking the Indian Ocean, Alphonse Island is launching two spectacular four-bedroom Beach Villas aimed at families and large parties this November, just in time for winter sun.
Set amongst the swaying palms trees, moments from the beach, the new Beach Villas designed by Lisa Rorich, a highly experienced architect in designing luxury island projects in the Seychelles as well as safari camps, blend traditional Creole style such as thatched roofs using local materials with polished screed floors and chandeliers reflecting a sophisticated fresh island style for the 21st Century.
Interior design duo Andrew Irving and Mario Rodrigues complement Lisa Rorich’s architecture by sourcing natural artfully recycled wood furniture and soft lighting. Dark wood walls blend with high whitewashed ceilings and soft furnishings in neutral shades to create a relaxed, tropical idyll.
Both Beach Villas offer spectacular panoramic ocean and garden views. Each is 600 square metres in size with four generously appointed double bedrooms, all with luxurious island-style en-suite bathrooms. Large, light-filled open-plan living, and dining areas include a fully equipped kitchen and lead to a sun deck and private plunge pool. A private chef can be arranged upon request to create bespoke menus for in-villa dining. Both villas include their own golf buggy.
Alphonse Island is also famous for being the best scuba diving destination in the Seychelles with 30 dive sites surrounding the island which is rich with multiple marine species such as green turtles, eagle rays, nurse sharks and rainbow-hued tropical fish. This area is also an internationally renowned fly fishing destination.
Designed to allow guests to reconnect with nature while respecting it, the Island Conservation Society (ICS) team offers activities such as turtle patrol, beach clean ups and bird watching to create an island that is intimately connected to the natural environment, which guests are encouraged to join.
Alphonse Island is part of Blue Safari Seychelles (www.bluesafari.com). Exclusive to the atolls and outer islands, Blue Safari Seychelles enables the unexplored to be explored. Its philosophy is a combination of sustainable travel with luxury accommodation and with over 120 Blue Safari members of staff; guests can be assured of an unforgettable experience combined with the highest level of attentive service. The range of exceptional accommodation varies from an Alphonse Island Bungalow, Suite or Villa, to the Astove Coral Lodge or a Cosmoledo Eco Pod. The choices of exploration are endless with a selection of sailing schooners, motor-yachts, private planes and helicopters.