The Location: Desroches Island (Île Desroches) is one of the Amirante Islands, a group of coral islands and atolls that are part of the Seychelles off the east coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean.
The Activity: Fishing
Fishing in the Seychelles has become the stuff of legend for flats enthusiasts. The small island of Desroches — with a population of about 50 people, just one small resort, and 9 miles of tropical white sand beaches — defines the natural beauty and solitude of saltwater fly-fishing. Here, bonefish, trevally, triggerfish, shark, and permit inhabit the flats, and further offshore sailfish and tuna swim. Because this place is so remote (it takes a minimum of 24 hours to get to Desroches from anywhere in the Western world), and because you’ll want to hit all the legendary fishing spots, including sailing out to both Poivre Atoll and St. Joseph’s Atoll, it’s not a bad idea to opt for a guided trip.
What Else to Do: Guests at the Desroches Island Resort and Villas have complimentary access to snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, and sea kayaking equipment, as well as bicycles to pedal the island’s numerous paths. Nature lovers can watch whales, check out an ancient tortoise colony, and observe nesting sea turtles.
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