Make Your Desroches Surfing Easy
Situated some 1500km East of Africa in the blue waters of the Indian Ocean, the republic of Seychelles is a destination out of the ordinary. Located on the outer reaches of the 115-island archipelago is Four Seasons Resort at Desroches Island. Here you may encounter giant tortoises, surf empty tropical waves with jet-ski assist, meander by bicycle through lush rainforest and picnic at deserted beaches.
Split Stay with Four Seasons Mahe
Four Seasons Seychelles on Mahe is another remarkable property that offers a very different and complementary experience. It’s a stunning hillside resort with granite outcroppings, dense jungle and some impressive cliff-hanging homes with panoramic views. From here you can explore the Seychelles’ main island, its world-leading beaches, scenic mountains, boutiques and restaurants by car and enjoy a different kind of adventure. Of course Tropicsurf is on location here as well to take you surfing.
Waves at Four Seasons Desroches
If ever there was a surfer’s paradise, this could be it. Desroches is blessed with an extraordinary count of reef passes, almost all of them with a peeling wave of varying quality. In fact there are over twenty surfable waves on the island. Wave types vary from cruisy longboard sliders with rides up to 300 metres long, slabbing barrels, shreddable long walls and a dreamy sand-bottomed beginner break.
Empty Surf For All Levels
There are friendly reef breaks suitable to all board types and surfing levels. But the best and most unique aspect is the virtual guarantee of an empty line-up. Put simply – there are normally no other surfers here! Combining long rides, empty line-ups and our jetski service, Tropicsurfers can hope to enjoy personal wave counts at an all-time high.
Jet Ski Assist
Rest assured we will deliver you to the surf in the most practical way possible. Zip from wave to wave from the comfort of Tropicsurf's very own jet-ski. The surf lies a long paddle from the resort’s white sand beaches, however, with jet ski assist, we will have you in the line-up of your choice in a matter of minutes.
We love the Sand Patch! It’s arguably the dreamiest place we know for beginners to learn a progression of skills in safety, ease and privacy. The sand-bottom feels as powdery and fluffy as talcum powder. The wave has a gentle, spilling take-off. You can ride straight at first while you find your feet and then it ends happily in a deep, safe exit area. As your skills progress you can learn to angle both left and right – or both for that matter. It’s perfect for learning how to turn and maneuver a longer board. Sand patch is consistent and still fun even in onshore winds. And the best part is that there’s normally nobody there. Tropicsurf scours the planet looking for beginner surf spots and this is as good as they come!
Four Seasons Resort at Desroches
Four Seasons is the only resort on the island. Some local villages and residents exist further along and the island is big. The resort features a beachfront pool close to the main restaurant, deli and bar. A water sports (non-motorized) area, teen centre and marine education centre are located alongside a small gym and the tennis court. It’s all close to the kids club. Most guests get around by bicycle (the resort bikes are excellent) and there are numerous riding trails through-out the island. Peace and quiet abounds all over the entire island.
George the giant Aldabra tortoise
Desroches is home to the Aldabra giant tortoise, which are a native species vulnerable extinction. Feel free to give one of these friendly tortoises a pat as they slowly move around the lush island in search of fruit. The kids will love meeting the island’s oldest resident, George the giant Aldabra tortoise, who at around eighty years of age waits to be found grazing his favorite patches.
Join Four Seasons Desroches very talented in-house yoga instructor, Ganja, in your choice of a variety of different breathing and pose classes offered by the resort including Hatha, Nidra (meaning yodic sleep), Meditation, Pranayama and much more. Having been trained in the discipline of Reiki, Ganja uses her experience as a healer to complement her approach to teaching yoga.
The Four Seasons is world-renowned for their exceptional service, and Desroches is no exception. Upon touching down on the island, the Four Seasons staff welcome you with such genuineness it feels as if you have arrived home. The team at Desroches take pride in doing everything in their power (there is no detail too small) to make sure your holiday is one you will never forget.
Rooms at Four Seasons Desroches
Relax in your private pool cabana, watch waves from your hammock strung between palm trees and plunge into your private pool. Four Seasons’ Villas, Suites and Residences are elegantly appointed with clean, stylish, interiors with a modern African twist. Each room category features a private terrace and pool. Rooms are extra spacious, very private and feature all modern amenities.
Families at Four Seasons Desroches
Extraordinary experiences are best shared with loved ones. Desroches is ideal for families seeking to dis-connect from the internet and re-connect with nature. Bike ride the island trails in search of your favorite beach. Immerse in the resort’s tranquil lagoon or discover the joys of surfing for the first time. You will surely leave this island paradise rich with cherished memories that will last forever.
With an outdoor playground, a play pavilion and air-conditioned relaxation rooms, the resort's dedicated kids' program, Kids For All Seasons, led by specially trained staff will make little ones feel like island explorers, while the grown-ups enjoy some well-earned time to themselves. Baby-sitting services are also available.
Private planes (size-dependent) can land on the island runway. Upon arrival, the Tropicsurf / Four Season’s team will make you feel like royalty. Should you choose one of the larger residences, you may tailor your dining experiences with a private in-villa chef, who will nuance every dining delight to your personal taste. Your friendly Residence Host will take care of everything from topping-up your poolside daiquiri to arranging your action-packed activities for the day. A private surf guide, boat and filmer can be booked in advance (subject to availability) to round out an exclusive and very private holiday with an extraordinarily impressive personal wave count.
Four Seasons Resort at Desroches Islands
Amirante Islands, Seychelles
Steve was exceptional
Everything was excellent from the hotel to the staff and the whole surf experience with Steve was amazing! I really enjoyed my experience with Steve and his assistant Chamath. Steve was exceptional. Very welcoming, friendly, professional and made my surfing experience enjoyable that i would love to do it again.Yousef, via email