Alphonse, Seychelles: A small island that is big on sustainability and ecotourism

TD Editor

Alphonse Island, a part of the Blue Safari Seychelles, is leading the way for sustainable travel in the outer islands of Seychelles. Considered one of the most pristine and untouched Eden’s of the world, Alphonse Island has implemented an array of environmentally responsible procedures that preserve the island’s delicate ecosystem whilst educating guests regarding the importance of global sustainability practices.

Located 400km southwest from the mainland of Mahé, Alphonse Island offers an array of immersive experiences that are enriching, and some cannot be encountered anywhere else in the world. Each activity is guaranteed to create long-lasting memories for the whole family. Snorkelling, scuba diving, turtle hatching, a flats lunch, fly fishing and bird watching are just a few of the adventures available on Alphonse Island.

From May to September 2021, Alphonse Island will also be running their Explorer Season Conservation Experience. Encompassing a series of conservation projects, this unique opportunity will allow guests to gain knowledge and encounter the island’s diverse ecology like never before. From beach clean-ups and tree planting to turtle monitoring and underwater wildlife photography, Alphonse Island’s team of dedicated environmentalists and marine biologists will navigate guests through the island’s exotic ecosystem.

The epitome of barefoot luxury, Alphonse Island features a single lodge compromising of Beach Bungalows, Beach Suites and Beach Villas with scenic ocean views. Exotic simplicity is at the heart of the island and guests can embark on a journey of self-discovery as they explore every inch of the island’s white sand beach and lush tropical forest. Blue Safari implements the above procedures to preserve the pristine environment for future generations to enjoy.

Alphonse Island also offers guests a unique combination of activities, many exclusive to the island, including:

  • Kayaking
  • SUP (Stand Up Paddle-boarding)
  • Floodlit Tennis Courts
  • Table tennis and a pool table
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Giant tortoise feeding
  • PADI five-star diving centre with PADI Courses (extra cost)
  • Explore the island by bicycle with a packed lunch
  • Guided nature walks (extra cost)

Alphonse Island follows Seychelles’ philosophy is a combination of sustainable travel with luxury accommodation, where guests can be assured of an unforgettable experience combined with the highest level of attentive service.
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