The island has length of 5.5 km (3.4 ml) and covers a land area of approx 4 km2 (1.6 ml2). Its population is around 100. Its entire coastlibe (13 km / 8 ml) is a fine sand beach.
The island was named after Chevalier des Roches, Governor (between 1767 and 1772) of Ile de France (today Mauritius Island) and Ile Bourbon (today Reunion Island). The island used to be a major producer of copra.
Ile Desroches belongs to Seychelles' Outer Islands District. Its inhabitants are engaged mainly in tourism, as well as in small scale farming and fishing, mainly for local consumption.
Desroches Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Desroches Island dock (anchor) at Victoria (Seychelles' capital on Mahe Island).
Port Desroches Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Desroches Island, Seychelles. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.