On a recent trip to the Seychelles, Alice Gully visited Alphonse Island and found a fisherman’s paradise.
Catches of up to 15 fish a day are common on Alphonse Island’s atoll flats, while head out to sea and you’ll soon see why this part of the Indian Ocean is also known for its marlin, sailfish and yellow fin tuna. All in all, this is one of the world’s finest destinations for keen anglers.
It is also pretty perfect for non-fishers. Superb white-sand beaches, excellent snorkelling and sheltered lagoon for windsurfing waters make it perfect for a beach break, with a lovely pool where sun lovers can soak up the rays. Accommodation is in comfortable air-conditioned chalets each with a beautiful view of the ocean beyond. The resort has a friendly bar, a billiard room and an excellent restaurant serving traditional Creole cuisine. About an hour’s flight from the main island, Mahe, Alphonse should be high on any angler’s wish-list.