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Denis Island, Seychelles Overview

Denis Island is, by all means, the sister Island of Bird Island. Both of these form a part of the granitic islands in Seychelles which in turn are part of the Inner Islands group. Denis Island is approximately 80 kilometres northeast of Mahe and is a beautiful 375-hectare landform lined with white sandy beaches that will make you fall in love with the place. The dazzling island is most famous amongst individuals who wish to unplug themselves from the rest of the world and enjoy their natural surroundings. This is because Denis Island has no service whatsoever and no outside connections to the rest of the world. This also makes it a perfect getaway and vacation spot.

Watersports at Denis Island

Scuba Diving in Seychelles
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While at Denis Island, the most enjoyable and sought after activities majorly involve the vast, calm, turquoise waters that surround the island. The enormous marine life in the waters nearby makes all activities far more fun than they might have been. Individuals can indulge in Sailing, Kayaking, Diving, Snorkelling, and even Fishing, all without worrying about the strong ocean currents as the area is protected from them.

The dive sites around the island are plenty and especially famous. If game fishing is what you choose to do, you will find a lot of variety in fish the most famous of which is the red snapper and the pelagic fish. In fact, individuals have the option to ask the resort's chef to cook the fish you have caught as well. Fishing can also be done right in the middle of the ocean where the water is almost 2000 kilometres deep, and the chances of catching bigger fish are much bigger.

Things to Do at Denis Island

Paradise Flycatcher in Seychelles
Paradise Flycatcher often spotted at Denis Island (Source)

Aside from the marine exploration opportunities, there are a lot of things to do on the island itself. The fauna on this island is unparalleled and should definitely be seen and appreciated. Amongst the fauna, the most famous ones are the turtles, the magpie robins and the paradise flycatchers which are only found on Denis Island. Strolling through the coasts of the crescent-shaped island with its beautiful views and white sand beaches is also a great way to spend a day here.

Staying at Denis Island is always a delight as it gives visitors a private island feel while they can lounge and feel at home in one of the 25 beach cottages that the only resort on the island offers. While staying at Denis, individuals can also explore the island's heritage by visiting sites such as the old dilapidated cemetery, the lighthouse or the only chapel on the island.

Photos of Denis Island

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