Alphonse Island

  • Alphonse is a mile-long coral island located 310 miles south-west of Mahé in the Amirantes archipelago. It is a 60 to 80-minute flight from the capital. The island is world famous for its handline and fly fishing. The island did have a hotel, the Alphonse Island Resort, for a long time but it is now closed....
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Seychelles

Alphonse is a mile-long coral island located 310 miles south-west of Mahé in the Amirantes archipelago. It is a 60 to 80-minute flight from the capital. The island is world famous for its handline and fly fishing. The island did have a hotel, the Alphonse Island Resort, for a long time but it is now closed. Despite this, should you travel to Alphonse Island, you won't leave disappointed.

Alphonse Island: what to do?

For nature enthusiasts, an eco-guide offers free in-depth information on the local fauna and flora. A big game fishing and deep-sea diving centre is located right on the island. There is also the possibility of handline and/or fly fishing for those who are interested.

The beautiful fine sandy beach is protected by a coral reef. The water is particularly clear and enables a clear view of the seabed with just a simple mask. Alphonse Island is home to a large variety of birds: herons, white-tailed tropicbirds, frigates, terns, etc. There are many fabulous and easily accessible sites for divers and fishermen.

  • An exceptional site for diving and game fishing.
  • Heavenly beaches.
  • A world-renowned spot for handline and fly fishing.
  • The distance from Mahé (310 miles).
  • It is difficult to swim during low tide.
  • The presence of seaweed from June to September.

Reminders

At low tide, the water recedes quite far out from the shore. Besides, from June to September, the beach is covered in seaweed which has to be cleared every morning.

To avoid

Alphonse Island is too far from Mahé and is mainly reserved for fans of handline and fly fishing. Don't visit between June and September, as there is too much seaweed during this period.

Alphonse Island: what to eat?

Fans of Creole cuisine, get ready! We hope you like freshly caught fish, as it's the staple local food!

Alphonse Island: what to buy?

A fishing rod.

Alphonse Island Reviewedhotels
  • 8.5 /10
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    Alphonse Island Resort
    Alphonse Island - Seychelles
    Hotel Hotel 5 Etoile(s)

    This hotel located on a virgin Island, would appeal to enthusiasts ...

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