If you are searching for the warm blue waters of the Seychelles and looking for something to excite you and whet your appetite for a tropical getaway, we have some exciting news from the Seychelles Alphonse Island. See below for how and why we think you should take delight in this exciting news:
Alphonse Island is now a year-round destination with special offers to entice you available too – Stay 7 nights and only pay for 5 nights if you are staying within the months of May through to the end of September (Flights operate on a Saturday to Saturday, 7 night basis) the inclusion of June, July and August highlights the investment, upgrading and development of accommodation, activities and services over the past two years and now positions Alphonse Island perfectly as a leading ‘soft adventure’ destination during a key travel time for families, couples and those looking for conservation, marine and unpolluted outer island adventure, without compromising on luxury.
With 22 remodelled Beach Bungalows and 5 Beach Suites which are perfect for families, all with private plunge pools – Alphonse offers the ultimate in Barefoot luxury, relaxed and a varied selection of island and marine activities, hosted by a qualified and dedicated team of experts and conservationists. July, August and September are the best months for game fishing too!
These months are the driest in island calendar and unlike other destinations, Alphonse sits outside any cyclonic belt with no tropical depressions forming. This makes for comfortable sunshine activities and dry evenings, when beach and destination dining are enjoyed most days. Although potentially windier, the beach bar on the Northern part of Alphonse is a favourite offering idyllic sunbathing and swimming in sheltered conditions.
Alphonse island is the starting point for exploring the islands and atolls that form the amazing experiential concept. Located 400 kilometres south-west of the mainland of Mahe. Alphonse Island is reached by a one-hour flight from Mahe. It is part of the Alphonse Group of Islands, which also includes the wildlife haven of St Francois home to the red-footed boobies, frigates and wild mangroves and the petite, yet stunning island of Bijoutier. Diving, snorkelling, cycling, tennis and a host of conservation and adventures are offered on this, the gateway to the outermost destinations in the Seychelles, once only the preserve of explorers and marine navigators.
Astove Atoll has a rich history and gained notoriety when the famed marine biologist Jacques Cousteau filmed the acclaimed underwater documentary – The Slient World – along the edge of ‘The Wall’ on the atoll in 1956. ‘The Wall’ on the Astove is breathtakingly beautiful and is often described as looking down into the Grand Canyon. ‘The Wall’ is known as one of the best dive sights on the planet.
Cosmoledo Atoll is located 1,030 Km south-west of Mahe, Cosmoledo Atoll is a stone’s throw away from the world heritage site of Aldabra. Measuring 17km from North to South, it is one of the largest atolls. Cosmoledo is truly a nature lover’s paradise of incomprehensible proportions. Its outstanding seabird colonies and migratory waders led to its designation as an important bird area by Birdlife International.
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