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Island Group :      Amirantes Group        
Population :         19
Distance from Mahé:      230km        
Area :                            3.94                     

Of all the islands in the Amirantes Group, Desroches is the closest to Mahé (230km southwest) and the only island in the group offering accommodation. This coral island measures 5km long and 1.5km wide, boasting 14km of immaculate beaches that fringe a lush grove of coconut palms interspersed by casuarina trees.

Desroches was named after a former French governor of Mauritius, and like many of Seychelles’ islands, was once a prosperous coconut plantation.

The island and its exclusive Desroches Island Resort are serviced by air from Mahé in a flight-time of approximately 50 minutes, and offers spectacular opportunities for deep sea fishing, fly-fishing and diving.


Bombe Bay Beach

Bomb Bay Beach   Bomb Bay Beach 1

This vast expanse of white sand is on the opposite side of the island to the Desroches Island Resort and can be reached by foot or by bicycle. This is the best beach on the island for swimming during the south-eastern trade wind season, and a wonderful location in which to explore, walk and sunbathe throughout the year.

Bombe Bay Beach is suitable for:


How to get there:

Bombe Bay beach is located on Desroches island. Access to this beach is most convenient to guests staying at the island resort. Once on the island, guests of the resort can ask for exact directions to the beach.