No visa required for holiday or business purposes.
Children of all ages are welcome at Desroches Island
Babysitters are available (€22 per hour per child)
What to take
Diving license (should you have one)
Cellular/ Mobile Phones
Please note that there is no cellular/mobile phone reception on the island.
Internet in public area
Staying connected to the outside world is important. Free Internet Access area is provided within the main resort reception area and the restaurant for your convenience.
Internet Access in Villas and Luxury Beach Suites
Free Wi-Fi connection.
220-240V. Power is provided by three generators.
The Island is Malaria Free.
A qualified medical person is on call to deal with any emergencies.
Desroches Island has its own desalination plant where salt water is purified into fresh, drinkable water. Water is pumped from a borehole through the desalination plant and is stored in huge tanks before use. Before it reaches our tap, the water will rotate through various UV tubes to kill any bacteria that may remain in the water. The tap water is safe to drink, however should you prefer bottled water it is available at either the Restaurant, Pool Bar and also from the Minibar in your room.
Due to the close proximity to the equator, the sun on the Seychelles is exceptionally strong, with the white sand increasing its effect. It is not advisable to lie in direct sunlight during the first few days of your vacation.
A strong suntan lotion or sun block is recommended, as is wearing a hat, protecting your head from direct sunlight. For water sports, (such as snorkelling), a T-shirt should be worn.
Money and Transactions
All accounts are billed in Seychellois Rupees and can be paid in US, GBP, EURO. We accept MasterCArd, VISA, Amex and travellers cheques. VAT (Value Added Tax) of 15% and a service charge of 10% is chargeable on all items.
Credit Card Exchange
The following credit cards are accepted: Amex, MasterCard and Visa.
A surcharge will apply for accommodation payments by credit card.
Euro and Seychellois Rupees.
A stable growing economy and part of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), Southern African Development Community (SADC), La Francophonie (the union of French speaking countries) and the Commonwealth.