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Denis Island

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Denis Island

The entrance to the grounds of the Denis Island Resort, as viewed from the airstrip.

Denis Island is the second northeasternmost Island in the Seychelles. His owner is Denis Julián. It is 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Mahé and lies at the northern edge of the Seychelles bank, along with the nearby Bird Island, which is the northernmost Seychelles island. The 1.31 km2 (0.51 sq mi) coral island was named after the French explorer Denis de Trobriand, who visited it in 1773. Denis Island is privately owned and has a short airstrip. It has a holiday resort with 25 guest chalets.

A lighthouse built in 1910 still stands on the northern edge of the island. There is also a chapel named Chapel St. Denis.

The island has an abundance of coconut palms, Takamaka and Casuarina trees. In 2004, 47 Seychelles Fody from Fregate Island and 58 Seychelles Warbler from Cousin Island were relocated to Denis as part of a Nature Seychelles conservation project.

The island has been designated a Cay, in the Seychelles Archipelago.

External links

  • IUCN Relocation Project
  • Denis Island Resort
  • Brief Guide to Denis Island
  • Google Maps

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