Seychelles: Alphonse Island Resort and St Francois Atoll
The ultimate saltwater fly-fishing destination combining unparalleled service, comfort and exclusivity
The Seychelles, located in the eastern Indian Ocean, consists of 41 spectacular granite islands and 74 sparkling sand cays and out-of-the-way atolls. There are more than 100 atolls and islands, which are scattered over an area of some 1,400,000 square kilometres. For the fly-fisherman however one location stands head and shoulders above the rest - Alphonse Island Resort and St Francois atoll where you will live in unparalleled comfort and fish some of the most pristine and well-protected flats in the world.
The Accommodation at Alphonse Island
Alphonse Island Resort has recently undergone a major facelift turning what was already a stunning location into one of the most luxurious fishing lodges in the world. Catering for just 10 anglers per week each person is housed in an individual ocean view chalet. All are air-conditioned and come complete with Jacuzzi bath, satellite television and international direct access telephone. The restaurant on the beach offers guests the choice to either eat at the bar or with ones feet in the sand at one of the more intimate tables nearby.
The Fishing at Alphonse & St Francois
Each day you will depart from Alphonse in Tam Tam, a comfortable and fast mothership, which will take you on a 40 minute journey to the uninhabited atoll of St Francois. Consisting of a central lagoon, vast hard white-sand flats and a coral perimeter reef it is considered by many to be the worlds most exquisite and diverse saltwater fishery. Sixty different species of fish are available to be caught on fly however it is the Bonefish, Milkfish and Giant Trevally for which it is has obtained its almost mythical status amongst saltwater anglers.
Non-Fishing Options at Alphonse Island
Over and above the fishing there is a freshwater pool, tennis court and a range of non-motorized watersports including kayaks, windsurfers, peddle boats and lazer sailboats. For a more relaxed stay there are sublime ocean walks and great snorkelling. All additional activities are free for guests use whilst at Alphonse.
Getting to Alphonse
Guests fly to Mahe International Airport in the Seychelles, a 10 hr flight from the UK and 7 hrs from South Africa. You will be met on arrival and then take a 1hr charter flight to Alphonse.
Best Times to go to Alphonse
The season is from October to May. Only a limited number of set weeks are available, so please enquire well in advance for availability.
Availability and Pricing for the 2017/18 Season
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