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Alphonse Island

Alphonse Island - Seychelles Dive Resort

The Alphonse group of atolls is considered one of the most pristine, untouched Edens of the world, making it a nature lover’s paradise. The magnificent island threesome comprising of Alphonse, St Francois and Bijoutier lies in the very heart of the Indian Ocean as part of the Seychelles outer islands.

Beautiful white beaches line the edges of the dense natural forest, interspersed with the remnants of old commercial coconut groves. Here ancient ambling tortoises, scurrying crabs and an interesting array of bird species can be found. Alphonse Island is an escape to the exquisite simplicity of a tropical island paradise, leaving behind the impositions of everyday life.

The raw beauty of an untouched natural sanctuary in one of the prime marine environments in the far reaches of the Indian Ocean can be experienced here...

Alphonse Island - Seychelles Dive Resort
Alphonse Island - Seychelles Dive ResortAlphonse Island - Seychelles Dive Resort
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The Resort

Alphonse Island features a single exclusive lodge, with Beach Bungalows and Beach Suites built alongside the waters edge, each with scenic ocean views.

The central dining and bar area allows guests to socialize alongside the sparkling pool and shoreline, with cuisine offering the very best of traditional Creole creations inspired by the island atmosphere. Fresh produce farmed on the island and freshly caught fish are always on offer. Diversity is key, the menu includes Asian inspired dishes and sensational sashimi, complimented by a comprehensive wine list.

Freedom of movement around the island on foot or bicycle permits self-discovery of the wonders of this special place. Alphonse Island is a refuge for people looking for an authentic but comfortable, unspoilt island experience where internet connectivity is replaced by inter connectivity with friends, family and loved ones.


Latest Developments:

There have been some incredible developments on Alphonse Island. These include a complete revamp of the pool and a full upgrade of the furnishings in the bar. The one-bedroom villas are looking amazing, and it has already been a year since they were redesigned. Our four-bedroom beach retreats, in combination with the villas, have become a highly popular choice for many families, couples, and honeymooners, and our beach bungalows are still enjoyed by many. We are also now seeing many more of our guests booking Alphonse Island as an extension to their African safaris, or holidays in South Africa.

Beach Bungalows

The 22 Beach Bungalows are set amongst lush tropical plantations just metres from the beach. Located on the eastern shoreline of the island, the Beach Bungalows are decorated in a unique style that emphasises the raw and natural beauty of the island. With a layout that keeps guests’ relaxation foremost in mind, the Beach Bungalows are ideally situated to make the most of the beautiful surroundings.

Each Beach Bungalow has its own veranda, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Perfect for watching the sunrise with a cup of coffee or watching the sunset with a cocktail in hand.

Beach Bungalow - Alphonse Island - Seychelles Dive Resort
Arial view of Beach Bungalows - Alphonse Island - Seychelles Dive ResortBathroom in a Beach Bungalow - Alphonse Island - Seychelles Dive Resort
Bedroom in a Beach Bungalow - Alphonse Island - Seychelles Dive Resort

Room Highlights

  • Just steps from the ocean.
  • Own garden, ensuring optimal privacy.
  • Bath & Outdoor shower.
  • Veranda, perfect for watching the sunrise or sunset.

Beach Suites

The five Beach Suites are nestled amongst tropical plants, mere steps away from the white sandy beach. The one-bedroomed Beach Suites are spaced for optimum privacy. Complete with a sun deck, open plan living and bedroom, the Beach Suites are ideal for families, honeymooners and couples alike.

The Beach Suites are decorated in a tranquil natural style. A large patio, overlooking the ocean, provides the ideal spot to chill between island adventures.

Beach Suites - Alphonse Island - Seychelles Dive Resort
Arial view of Beach Suites - Alphonse Island - Seychelles Dive ResortView from a Beach Suite - Alphonse Island - Seychelles Dive Resort
Beach Suites - Alphonse Island - Seychelles Dive Resort
Beach Suites - Alphonse Island - Seychelles Dive ResortBeach Suites - Alphonse Island - Seychelles Dive Resort

Room Highlights

  • Extremely spacious.
  • Easy beach access, with the ocean only meters away.
  • Large lounge area.
  • Indoor & outdoor shower.
  • Additional guest WC.
  • Private deck with sun loungers and relaxation area.

Diving and Snorkelling

The fully equipped PADI dive centre and professional team of international instructors will make your experience personal, safe and unforgettable. Whether you are a seasoned SCUBA diver or wanting to try it for the first time, Alphonse has everything you need. Purpose built dive boats will quickly shuttle you to a wide range of dive sites suitable for all levels. The dive sites are famous for warm crystal clear waters and a diverse range of fish species that make them a par adise for underwater photographers.

boats at Alphonse Island

With a plethora of dive sites waiting to be explored, the island trio of Alphonse, St Francois and Bijoutier is the ultimate destination for divers of all abilities.

The wide range of marine habitats that can be found around these atolls, all contribute to the fantastically diverse ecosystem. Sand flats, seagrass beds and mangroves combined with lagoon, reef and pelagic zones, all within a relatively small area creating a mesmerising spectacle for any underwater enthusiast.

Share the thrill of meeting a pod of spinner dolphins or manta rays which frequent the surrounding waters, and experience the unique bond and kinship they inspire in mankind.

Mantas seen in Alphonse Island

Alphonse Experiences

From our meeting at the airport through the drop off at the end of our trip we felt well taken care of. Blue Safari was terrific. Any question we had were answered and all our requests were promptly fulfilled. Both our time in Mahe and on Alphonse were top notch. Alphonse is known for its fishing but the diving was remarkable. The day before we arrived and due to some cold upwellings from the deep, the first oceanic manta to be spotted in the outer islands was seen. The day after we arrived…we filmed the second one. What a thrill. Endemic species include the Seychelles anemone fish and the Tawny nurse shark. We also saw pink whip tail rays, white mangrove rays, marble rays and a variety of eels, leaf scorpion fish and robust ghost pipe fish. The resort staff was very accommodating and the dive staff safety oriented due to our remote location. The dive staff was great at finding us blue water and calm seas around the island. We experienced groups of 3 or less so the dives were customized to our experience level and preferences. We also took advantage of the spa for massages. Their main masseuse was great but the trainee the second time was not quite as good. The food was of very good quality and they made sure to let my husband know at each meal if there were any worries for his peanut allergy. Our bungalow was perfect for the two of us and we frequently enjoyed chilling on the beach chairs and watching baby sea turtles coming up for air in the lagoon. We will definitely be back for a future visit.

-- Melissa J.

Alphonse Island needs to be experienced to be believed... quiet picnics on secluded beaches, sunset cruises with loved ones, mesmerising encounters with captivating marine life and blissful pampering treatments; all in picture-perfect surroundings that enhance every sensation.

The geographical isolation of Alphonse Island creates an atmosphere of undisturbed solitude where guests forget about the outside world and immerse themselves in all the natural wonders and unique experiences that the island has to offer. An action-packed holiday, romantic sojourn, or an idyllic beach break, Alphonse Island offers both exhilarating and relaxing experiences.

Activities in Alphonse Island
Activities in Alphonse Island
Activities in Alphonse Island