GENERAL INFO

Passport

No visa required for holiday or business purposes.

Children

  • Children of all ages are welcome at Desroches Island
  • Babysitters are available (€22 per hour per child)


What to take

  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunblock
  • Cameras
  • Swimming costume
  • Diving license (should you have one)

Connectivity


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.

Electricity

220-240V. Power is provided by three generators.

Health


Vaccinations

None needed.

Malaria

The Island is Malaria Free.

Medical Care

A qualified medical person is on call to deal with any emergencies.

Water

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.

Sun Protection

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


Payments

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.


Currency

Euro and Seychellois Rupees.

Economy

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.

ISLAND CONTACT DETAILS

  • Tel: +27 82 320 9320
    Email: tim@desroches-island.com
  • Desroches Island Resort
    P O Box 378, Victoria, Mahé
    Republic of Seychelles

GPS COORDINATES

  • South 05° 41' 7''
    East   53° 39' 0''

REVIEWS


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