A private island offering peace and tranquillity for a maximum of 50 guests. The island offers a true "castaway" feeling and is yours to explore comfortably on foot...
Bird Island, the most northerly of the Seychelles Archipelago, is a coral cay surrounded by white sand beaches offering excellent swimming and snorkelling. Its 170 acres of tropical vegetation includes shady casuarina groves and provides a natural habitat for many bird species - hence the name! The island's interior can be explored on foot as there are several marked trails that lead to secluded spots.
Daily 30 minute flights connect Mahé with Bird Island Seychelles where guests are accommodated in just 24 comfortable individual bungalows. Each spacious room has its own patio overlooking the gardens with the sea only a few steps away. The restaurant offers full breakfasts, Creole lunches and European style dinners. A reputation for good cuisine and a convivial atmosphere complement great opportunities for snorkelling, deep sea fishing, and nature watching par excellence!
From May to October, the island is home to tens of thousands of Sooty Terns that nest at the northern end of the island. Bird Island in Seychelles is also home to a year round population of other birds (at least 20 species) making it an ornithological haven. You will also be in for a treat, as the world's heaviest land tortoise, Esmeralda, has made Bird Island his home. Handsome Esmerelda weighs in at a modest 304kg - quite hefty indeed!
Complimentary guided nature tours are organised for guests interested in the wonders of this Seychelles island. It supports a variety of plants including hundreds of coconut palms that once covered the whole island as well as being a sanctuary for several species of fauna. Marked trails lead across the island to secluded beaches.
Guests are also encouraged to participate in Bird Island's successful programme of protecting sea-turtle nests. Hawksbill turtles choose the island's beaches as their breeding home from November to February. The peak season is December, when they are commonly seen during the day coming up the beach to lay their eggs. The best time to see turtle hatchlings tends to be from mid January until April/May with the peak in February/March. Read more about the nature and ecology of Bird Island.
Combine a few nights on Bird Island with stays on other Seychelles islands, including Mahe, Praslin or La Digue. It's the best way to see Seychelles! We'll tailor any itinerary for you with our Seychelles island-hopping ititeraries.
Inter-island flight from Mahé - approx. 30 minutes.
Bird Island has 24 fan-cooled bungalows with four-poster king-sized bed, mosquito net, lounge area, large shower room, safe and patio.
From £1649 per person for 7 nights on Full Board in a Bungalow.
Stay 7 nights and receive a complimentary bottle of wine on your last night. Book by 7 March 2017.
All price examples shown include return flights from London (as shown) & transfers. Offers subject to availability & other terms & conditions. Call for details.
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Relaxed and informal with comfortable accommodation. An escapist's paradise and a true retreat from today's busy world. Please ask for details of the island's voluntourism scheme for turtle monitoring.
“A Twitchers paradise… with over 24 bird species recorded. Not forgetting Famous Esmeralda, a giant tortoise over 200 years old.” Stacey Stovell, Reservations Consultant
“Bird Island is something else. We have spent a lot of time on islands like this and really enjoyed the feeling of isolation and the close contact with 'things natural'. The accommodation was fine and staff really friendly and tried really hard to look after you.”
Thomas Dewdney – September 2011
6 nights at L'Archipel on Half Board & 4 nights on Bird Island (Full Board) from £2195pp in May, incl flights from London, all inter-island flights & transfers.
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