After a tranquil few days, a tiny propeller plane jetted us to our next stop, the remote and magical island of Desroches for a true castaway experience. Four Seasons Desroches is a world away, a tropical sanctuary edged by miles of pristine white-sands, a coral reef and it’s very own airport and runway. If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of reality, this is the place for you. The villas are intimate and giant tortoises roam the gardens and sanctuary. A glance down at our IWC Ingenieur, and it was time for some food — dinner is as magical as the resort itself, fresh seafood and steak by candlelight in the island’s sky-high lighthouse which is only a cycle or buggy ride away from the villas.
Our third and final stop was the legendary Six Senses Zil Pasyon, an exclusive hideaway accessed only by boat or helicopter, just twenty minutes from the island of Praslin. Located on the private island of Felicité, Six Senses Zil Pasyon is an ecological jewel hidden amongst fascinating granite formations, bringing guests in tune with the harmony of nature while epitomising the art of simple, yet sumptuous luxury. Untouched, lush jungle covers much of this conscious island; the resort radiates wellness and sustainability. The villas are the closest thing to contemporary, minimalist treehouses: floored in local Balau wood, fronted in glass that allow the surroundings to take centre stage, and decked out in calming ocean hues.