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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'd read a number of reviews and articles about the incredible fly-fishing from Alphonse and it did not disappoint. If bonefish are your thing you can happily catch 15+ a day on the stunning flats, but what clearly brings many people to Alphonse is the number of species on offer. I was relatively new to salt-water fly-fishing and so merely...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We flew into Alphonse Island expecting a tropical paradise and that is exactly what we got. The island is absolutely stunning and unspoilt. We stayed in a beach villa that was extremely spacious and a great place to lay your head down after a hard days fishing,diving etc. The rooms are immaculate and one would expect this level of luxury...

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Alphonse-Island, General Manager at Alphonse Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi Wayne and Joyce, Thank you for your exceptional review of our slice of paradise and for your glowing feedback on our team. Working in this environment is a privilege, however hosting Guests like yourself even more so. I won't keep you from your desk as we would love to see you both back here sooner rather than later. Thank...

Vail, CO
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Getting to the island all the way from the US is as little fun as one can have................but when you finally arrive, you've truly found a bit of heaven. This has to be the most interesting and well done "fishing camp" on the planet. We spent the prior day on Mahe and left on the morning's IDC flight heading south...

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Alphonse-Island, General Manager at Alphonse Island Resort, responded to this review

Thank You for an amazing review. Let me cover the last points first. 1st week of the 2016/2017 season and coming off the back of a major refurbishment and upgrade, the final tweaks and finishes were still being attended to so apologies for that. Our Restaurant upgrade has also been finalised so all looking great for your next visit. We...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I have travelled to 90 countries and probably 1000 accommodations in my life. This place would be in the top 1% of places I have stayed. Why so great? It's the combination of a pristine private island, high quality accommodation and dining and a relaxed, family feel. This is a place with only one hotel, no roads, so you simply...

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Alphonse-Island, General Manager at Alphonse Island Resort, responded to this review

Anthony, thank you for taking the time to post your positive feedback on Trip Advisor. It was an absolute pleasure hosting the 3 of you during our 1st week of the 2016/2017 season. Your families enthusiasm to experience absolutely everything was refreshing and the staff felt the same way. Visit Africa and then definitely put us back on your future...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 8 April 2016

This is not an easy island to get to but when you arrive it takes your breath away. This is probably the most remote luxury island anywhere in the world and worth the effort to get to. From the moment you arrive the staff treats you as family and that means the wait staff to the fishing guides to the...

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

I travelled to Alphonse with my teenager daughter for a week of scuba diving and a full immersion in the natural life of the island and surrounding waters. We were upgraded and assigned one of the few beautiful, large villas complementing the 22 A-frame chalets. Both types of accomodation are charming and well conceived: while the villas are larger, and...

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Alphonse-Island, Manager at Alphonse Island Resort, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you for such a great review! It was wonderful to host you both as a mother-daughter combo and welcome you to the natural world here including the diving. It was really special to guide you around our various dive sites whilst training your daughter and we hope she goes on to do many more dives with you in...

Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

I went to Alphonse Island to fish and it was a great experience. The fishing and all the staff were great. But I never expected the quality of the diving. I have been daving all over the world and the dive I made in Alphonse Island with Lucy, Sam and Byron, was the best in my life. The clarity of...

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Alphonse-Island, Manager at Alphonse Island Resort, responded to this review

Hello. We are so thrilled to have shared such wonderful dives with you in the Alphonse Group and will never forget your happiness upon surfacing on the very first day of diving. We truly loved sharing such a special moment with you and will never forget that feeling. Thank you for bringing your enthusiasm to our little spot in the...

Reviewed 2 April 2016

This island was for me a totally unique experience - isolated and elemental surrounded by sea and sky and constantly shifting patterns of light . The hotel and its staff were very friendly and helpful The water for scuba diving and snorkelling was crystal clear with lovely coral and absolutely myriads of fish of all colours and sizes, including also...

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Alphonse-Island, Manager at Alphonse Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi again. Thank you for your kind words describing a diving and leisure activity holiday on Alphonse. We are glad that you enjoyed everything that there is on offer in terms of action and relaxation in the tranquil island setting. It was our pleasure to spend time taking you to the best spots and making sure that you did not...

Pietermaritzburg KZN Natal South Africa
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Alphonse has in the past been marketed mainly to fly fishing fanatics and all the amazing reviews bear testament to its reputation as the best salt water fly fishing in the world. I am hoping that some of the guys considering a trip will read my review and TAKE YOUR WIVES!!! I threatened my husband with the cost of a...

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Alphonse-Island, Manager at Alphonse Island Resort, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for you review. We loved having you on the island and making sure that your trip was as special as possible. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 13 November 2015

During a fly fishing trip in search of Giant Trevally, I could not help but get a couple dives in while in the Indian Ocean. Fortunately, Sam and Lucy of the Alphonse dive team are all about making it happen. After a brief chat with Sam I found that I could work in a dive or two without missing much,...

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Alphonse-Island, Manager at Alphonse Island Resort, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for your very kind review. It was an absolute pleasure to dive with you and we look forward to seeing you here again soon. Best Fishes!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Escape to the exquisite simplicity of a tropical island paradise; experience the raw beauty of an untouched natural sanctuary in the far reaches of the Indian Ocean, leaving behind the impositions of everyday life. The Alphonse group of atolls are considered as one of 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 island group. Seven degrees South of the Equator and 400 kilometers South-West of Mahe, it is blessed with one of the world's healthiest climates, and miles of unblemished shorelines, lagoons and sea flats. HOTEL: Alphonse Island features a single exclusive resort comprising beach bungalows and villas built alongside the waters edge, each with spectacular ocean views. The 'Le Lys' central dining and bar area allows guests to socialize alongside the sparkling pool and shoreline, with cuisine offering the very best of traditional Creole creations inspired by the sensuous island atmosphere. Fresh produce farmed on the island and freshly caught fish are always on the menu, but diversity is key, including Asian inspired dishes and sensational sashimi, complimented by a wine list of distinctive variety. Freedom of movement around the island on foot or bicycle permits self-discovery of the wonders of this special place. Alphonse Island is a refuge for people looking for an authentic but comfortable island experience. FLY FISHING: Considered a fly anglers paradise, the expansive sea flats surrounding the atolls of Alphonse and St Francois provide the fly fishing experience of a lifetime. This spectacular wilderness has ten thousand acres of white sand flats, which provide easy wading and world class site fishing. The atolls are home to incredibly large populations of Bonefish, 3 different types of Triggerfish, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Permit, Parrotfish, 8 species of Trevally (including the Giant Trevally), and the incomparable Milkfish. This diversity gives anglers the opportunity to target a myriad of different species during their stay. The St Francois fishery caters for just 12 fly anglers at a time to maintain exclusivity and sustainability. To ensure guests the ultimate fishing experience, an international team of knowledgeable guides and qualified managers are on hand to share their passion for this unique fishery and its environment. Anglers are transferred for the short run from Alphonse to St Francois lagoon by the 40' mother ship to where the skiffs are kept anchored. The fishing is very much tide dependent so the prevailing conditions will dictate which species you will focus on. You are then able to access the vast expanse of flats, lagoons, channels and reefs which spoil anglers in the choice of environment and species for which they would like to hunt. The accommodation at Alphonse is amongst some of the most comfortable you will encounter at any fly fishing destination in the world. GAME FISHING: The un-spoilt waters of Alphonse and St Francois Atolls are home to the most incredible variety of blue water fish species, translating into a great destination for offshore fishing. The structure and sheer drop-offs are ideal for attracting a variety of pelagic species that can be caught on fly as well as conventional trawling methods. Fish like Sailfish, Wahoo, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado can be challenged on any given day. Anglers can choose to either spend a half or full day targeting some of the hard fighting fish on offer. Due to our conservation minded policies, no conventional angling is permitted next to or on the reef that surrounds our majestic paradise, which helps preserve its unique abundance. ... more   less 

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Address: Alphonse Island, Seychelles
Region: Seychelles > Alphonse Island
Price Range: £545 - £605 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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“The villas are superb. We had #26 which was the second to last one and a great spot.”
 of 5 bubbles MalTorero, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All casitas and villas are steps away from the beach. Villas have more room than casitas which are for 2 persons.”
 of 5 bubbles gerb110, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good, choose the villas if you need more space.”
 of 5 bubbles fztraveller, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are in secluded A frame chalets or villas close to the sea and very well appointed”
 of 5 bubbles Helen480, 2 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All A-frames are right on the beach-there is not a bad room at this resort”
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