It isn’t easy to emulate village living in the Seychelles while still offering uncompromising comfort and luxury. However, thanks to the skilful professionals at reputed Singapore-based architectural and design firm, eco.id Architects – responsible for award-winning resorts such as W Maldives - Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island, which opened its doors this March, delivers an immersive Seychellian experience that transports guests to a quintessential tropical paradise nestled amid nature.
Located on the outer edge of the Indian Ocean archipelago, Desroches is a 35-minute flight southwest of Mahé – Seychelles’ main island and capital. The only resort on Desroches Island, Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island is the hospitality group’s second opening in the country (Four Seasons has a resort on Mahé as well). With just 71 bungalows, villas, suites and residences, the resort is almost like a self-contained village, except that each accommodation boasts a luxe island aesthetic, a private pool, a lush garden, and beach access.
“As Desroches is a private island, the intention is to craft a rustic, secluded escape. To welcome guests into an estate on a remote island, the hand-built aesthetic becomes necessary in creating an artisanal feel,” shares director of eco.id Architects, Carol Chng, who helmed the architecture and interior design of the resort.