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Cousine Island Reserve, Cousine, Seychelles
A private nature reserve, Cousine Island has just 4 individual Old French Colonial style villas and accommodates a maximum of 10 guests at any one time. Each villa is just 30m from the beach and nestles amid natural vegetation; each is positioned to ensure maximum privacy.
The ultra-luxury, truly eco-friendly concept of Cousine Island, with profits being returned to fund the islands conservation work, will appeal to a select few.
Cousine Island is located some 6km off the north western coast of Praslin - it is therefore a short helicopter flight from Praslin Airport or for the more adventurous a ten / fifteen minute ride by the islands small power boat from beach to beach (there are no jetty facilities at either end). The island has nice balance of wild natural coastline and wonderful sandy beaches; the entire island measures approximately a quarter of a square kilometre, has no roads but does operate several electric golf cart style buggies on its few tracks.
Once a coconut plantation, Cousine Island is now home to a superb resort that offers an exceptional experience within a private nature reserve. The island is first and foremost a nature reserve.
At the heart of the tourism aspect of Cousine Island is The Pavillion which houses the dining area, Gecko bar, fresh water swimming pool, lounge and library. Here the chef prepares meals to order with Creole, Asian and Eastern influence. On Cousine Island each meal is an adventure, the open plan cooker allows guests to interact with chef while he prepares meals from the freshest local ingredients. For those seeking total seclusion, meals may be taken in the privacy of their own villa. The island maintains a fine wine list but guests are encouraged to let their taste be known so as not to be disappointed.
Recreation on Cousine Island is - exploring the island, with or without the island's resident ecologists, or relaxing in one's own company with a book. The reserve does have an amply proportioned pool and with a maximum of ten guests on the island at any one time, it is rarely "crowded".
Year round there are opportunities to observe, at very close range, the animal and bird life of the island - the majority of which know little or no danger of human beings. Being able to share in the experience of watching fledgling turtles, at certain times of the year, leave their nest and head for the open ocean is one of life's truly great privileges.
Cousine Islands' Resort
exists solely to fund the conservation of the endemic flowers, fauna and creatures island home - the resort enables a privileged few people each year to experience and be a part of this unique experience.
Value rating: Excellent
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