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Lying off the west coast of Praslin, and accessible by helicopter from Mahé, Cousine Island offers an exclusive island experience with complete seclusion found in very few other places.
This remote, privately owned nature reserve is home to rare birds and breeding turtles, offering a very private tropical island experience. A maximum of eight guests are accommodated at any one time.
The individual villas, built in French Colonial style, are dotted around the natural vegetation, a short hop from the beach. Each villa is positioned to ensure maximum privacy and offers the highest degree of comfort with spacious bedrooms, separate sitting room, large bathroom with Jacuzzi and shower (inside and outside), as well as front and rear patios. Each villa is fully air-conditioned and has fantastic sea views, with the islands of Cousin, Praslin, and Aride in the background.
Private dining is available in your villa, and The Pavilion has an open-plan dining room, bar, lounge and an air-conditioned library, all overlooking the large freshwater swimming pool.
Activities include fishing and diving, a rustic spa, fitness centre, snorkelling, and guided walks by the conservation officer.
Why we love it
If you're visiting between September and January, you should be lucky enough to see the hawksbill turtles breeding and hatching.
Eleanor, Original Traveller