In the Azure Waters of the Indian Ocean there is an Island like no other. Where Nature thrives and man is just a silent observer. Just below the equator and 1000 miles east of Africa, Cousine Island is one of the most untouched granitic islands of the Seychelles archipelago and it is also recognized internationally as one of the most ecologically important private islands on earth.
To ensure the highest levels of privacy and that human impact is kept to a minimum, Cousine Island has four elegantly designed French colonial Luxury Villas and a Presidential Villa nestled in lush endemic vegetation, within a few meters from the beach. Each villa has been uniquely furnished with individually handcrafted furniture to ensure your utmost comfort.
The mission is to promote and practice nature conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources and surroundings, by contributing directly to the region's biodiversity. Guests are encouraged to participate in the conservation work on the island, from planting indigenous trees from the island's nursery, to assisting island ecologists monitor critically endangered marine turtles and birds.
All Villas are in full view of the ocean and overlook Cousine Island's powder white beach offering a front & rear veranda and each with its own private swimming pool and outside showers. The expansive bedrooms open directly onto the beach offering magical views as the sun rises and sets. All villas offer spacious bathrooms with twin showers, twin vanities and Jacuzzi baths.
The Presidential Villa is certainly unique with two master bedrooms with magnificent ensuite bathrooms & outdoor shower rooms, study area, gym, outside bar and living area as well as onsite accommodation for personal staff.
Accommodation rates include all meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner + selected beverages - soft drinks, mineral water and fruit juices.
Influenced by Creole, Asian and European cuisine, sophisticated dishes are presented to satisfy each guest's individual taste. Fresh produce is sourced locally and guests are encouraged to enjoy their own catch of the day.
Wellness & Beauty
The Spa on Cousine Island is the ideal place to relax your body, soul and mind. All products used for treatments contain ingredients of plants, fruits and flowers.
Fitness equipment can be brought to your villa on request.
- Bird watching
- Guided nature walks
- Shore fishing
- Stand-up paddle boarding
- Creole cooking lessons
- Tree planting
- Coral reef exploration
- Turtle tracking, emergences & hatchling release
- Romantic candle lit dinners on the beach
ALSO, AT AN ADDITONAL CHARGE:
- Scuba Diving
- Solar catamaran excursions to surrounding islands
- Guided snorkeling excursions
- Fishing excursions
- Guided water activities
Seasons on Cousine Island
- October-April is the turtle breeding season, during these months Hawksbill turtles come on the island to lay their eggs. It is also possible to see hatchlings from December-April
- April-October it is the bird breeding season, when about 90,000 pairs of Lesser Noddy Birds breed on the island. They mainly breed in the forest areas on the hill. These months are drier and the South East trade winds blow then.
- Throughout the year the Fairy Terns and White-Tailed tropicbirds are seen breeding.
Access to Cousine Island is available via boat transfer, or Helicopter transfer from Seychelles International Airport on Mahe Island or from Praslin Island Airport
The Helicopter seats a maximum of 4 guests per transfer and a maximum of 20kg soft bag baggage allowance per person.
Room Facilities • Air Conditioning • Cable TV • DVD player • Hair dryer • IDD Telephone • Ipod docking station • Kitchen accessories • Mini-bar • Open-air/outdoor shower • Private veranda • Room fan • Room safe • Tea and coffee making facility • Telephone • TV
Site Facilities • Babysitting • BBQ grill • Boutique • Business services • Disabled facilities • Excursions • Gym • Helipad • Hotspots (wireless internet connection) • Internet access • Ironing facilities • Laundry facilities • Massage facility • Reception safe • Restaurant(s) • Room service • Spa • Swimming pool • Watersports
Check-in: 14h00 / Check-out: 11h00
Early check-in and/or late check-out can be allowed at no additional cost, if villa is available.
You can spend your days lazing on an exquisite white beach surrounded by striking granite outcrops or observing the fauna and flora in their natural surroundings...