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 you will find ancient ambling tortoises, scurrying crabs and an interesting array of bird species. Escape to the exquisite simplicity of a tropical island paradise, leaving behind the impositions of everyday life. Experience the raw beauty of an untouched natural sanctuary and one of the prime protected fisheries in the far reaches of the Indian Ocean.
Alphonse Island features a single resort with accommodation comprising of Beach Bungalows and Beach Villas built alongside the water’s edge, each with spectacular ocean views.
Alphonse Island’s remote geographical location lends itself to an atmosphere of undisturbed solitude, allowing you to feel like you are the only person on a deserted island; yet offering all the amenities and facilities that will make your stay extremely comfortable and enjoyable.
Enjoy the sense of space, both indoors and out, with glimpses of the ocean from your patio and unblemished beaches just a few paces away.
Wellness & Beauty
Relax and Refresh your Mind, Body and Soul. Unwind after long, hot days spent fishing, diving or relaxing beside the pool. Our qualified masseuses work magic on tired bodies in need of special attention or those simply wanting to indulge.
From head and shoulder treatments to full body massages, we are able to tailor treatments to each individual and their needs. Special packages such as the Fishermen’s Massage for instance would concentrate on key muscles and pressure points overused or strained during a day on the flats to ensure you leave feeling pampered and rejuvenated.
An Inspired Fusion of International and Creole Flavors. The central dining and bar area allows guests to socialize alongside the sparkling pool and shoreline, with diverse cuisine inspired by the sensuous island atmosphere and complemented by a comprehensive wine list.
With the use of indigenous flora and fish, along with our garden produce, the menus at Alphonse Island Lodge are built around freshness. Entwining the influences of local Seychellois Creole and French cuisine, our dishes overflow with inspiration from all corners of the Indian Ocean.
Fresh fish is available daily along with garden and forest harvests. With all these resources available to our Chefs, their creativity is endless and their desire to exceed your expectations in the culinary department is unchallenged, aiming to cater for all dietary requirements and special requests.
Guided Nature Walks
Where it is Always Summer, situated only 7º south of the equator and outside of the cyclone belt, Alphonse Island is blessed with one of the world’s healthiest climates and gorgeous, consistent weather. Alphonse offers guests year-round summer days with temperatures seldom dropping below 22°C (72°F).
The North-West trade winds prevails from December to March, which are the hottest and wettest months with humidity averaging 65%. Tropical rain showers are usually short and sharp, doing nothing to dampen your spirits or a day out and about.
Although it’s always a good time to visit the Seychelles, different times of year may be better suited to your particular interests. The South-East trade winds blow from May to September, resulting in rougher waters and less-than-ideal visibility as well as slightly lower temperatures and less humidity.
Alphonse Island is a 60-minute flight from the Seychelles capital of Mahé. There is a weekly scheduled flight departing from Mahé every Saturday at 11:00, with the return flight departing from Alphonse Island at 12:30. Alphonse Island is also accessible through private charter flights. Guests are required to fly into Mahé at least 4 hours before the flight is scheduled to depart.