Escape to one of 22 Beach Bungalows at Alphonse Island Lodge. Kids love the two, four-bedroom Beach Villas, making it a cinch for them to hit the sand fast. Each villa is hidden within a lush plantation-a peaceful place to call home for the next few days.

Start your blissful day kicking back on your patio lounger with a coffee as the sun rises to a symphony of gentle waves. You won’t want to be inside much, but when you are, the slanted ceilings will cocoon you for a restful night in a comfortable bed. Soak in the deep tub when you aren’t splashing in the sea or connect with nature in the private outdoor shower.

The lounge is decorated with elements of local Creole culture adding visual interest among a mostly white, sand, and grey color palette.

Keep the relaxed mood going in the spa where a masseuse can help you unwind from head to toe with a tailor-made treatment. Meals are prepared with just as much bespoke care. International and Creole flavors are paired with wine and prepared with garden-grown produce and fresh fish.

Prolific underwater life thrives in the crystal clear blues surrounding Alphonse Island Lodge. These islands in the heart of the Indian Ocean are one of the world’s healthiest climates with preserved coral reefs. Hawksbill turtles have been protected in the Seychelles since 1994. Alongside local conservationists you will look for turtle tracks, mark new nests, tag nesting turtles, and sometimes guide newly hatched ones out to sea.

Pack your binoculars—there are 130 bird species that call this paradise home too.

From Alphonse Island Lodge it is easy to hop from one picture-perfect island to the next. Hike along St. Francois-an uninhabited enclave. Snorkel in the crystal clear water of Bijoutier Island-its name means “jewel” in French and you will indeed feel like you have found your own treasure.

Ready to set off to paradise? Contact your Ker & Downey designer to visit Alphonse Island Lodge open year-round.