Escape To Where Nature Thrives
Having re-opened to the public this time last year, Cousine Island is a gem hidden in the
Seychelles that one won’t soon forget. A unique opportunity for both the prestigious traveller and the nature reserve itself, the model is the first eco-luxury private island in the world to adopt a conservation based approach in which all revenue generated by the hotel is reinvested for long term sustainability of conservation and biodiversity.
The island reservation now boasts a Presidential Villa as well as a tailored Guest Ambassador program where guests can take part in conservation activities to support the efforts and connect savvy travellers with the wildlife of what is internationally recognized as one of the most ecologically important private islands in the world.
Guests are not only offered up the epitome in luxury retreats, but also the adventure of being part of the conservation work of the island.
Guests are encouraged to plant indigenous trees from the Cousine Island nursery, or assist island ecologists in monitoring the critically endangered marine turtles and birds that use the Seychelles as a resting and nesting area.
Being immersed in the natural wonder of one of the least disturbed areas 1000 miles off
the African coast influences each guest with understanding of the importance and a greater understanding of our natural world and place within it.
However, even if you choose not to be directly involved with these efforts, you are rewarded in knowing that your choice to stay on the island is having a positive impact and gives a real sense of belonging to such an important effort and a guided tour of rare experiences will leave you with treasured memories.
Of course the Cousine Island retreat provides you with an elite list of luxuries from the Ligne St Barth Spa to the restaurant where there is no menu. The chef discusses with each guest the possibilities using local ingredients and fusing Creole, Western and Asian cuisine ensuring personal satisfaction. From snorkeling and diving to a jaunt across to one of the surrounding islands on the solar powered catamaran there is an array of activities to take part in.
Obviously, the opportunity to just relax and enjoy immersing yourself in one of the most
pristine natural gems in the world, is also an option. The island boasts only four Luxury Villas and one Presidential Villa to keep guests with the highest level of privacy and to keep human impact to a minimum. The Presidential Pavilion takes the experience a few steps further than the Luxury Villas and offers a study area, gym, private outside bar as well as the comfort of a full time butler and onsite accommodations for a private au pair.
All bedrooms open directly onto the sugar white beaches offering magical ocean views as
the sun rises and sets.
Surrounded by the lush vegetation you can relax in a private infinity pool or head to the
Grand Pavilion to enjoy the private library, bar, open air dining or lounge.
Cousine Island, where nature thrives and we are just the silent observers, offers a truly unique natural experience in the comforts of unparalleled luxury.
From arrival to departure and beyond one becomes a part of the island family and is the
perfect location for those seeking maximum privacy and complete escapism.