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Bird Island, Seychelles

Bird Island, Seychelles

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Bird Island is a pristine, privately owned coral island resort that is well-known for its flourishing birdlife and warm turquoise water. The Bird Island Travel Guide gives visitors information on general features, activities and accommodation options in this stunning beach retreat.

Orientation

Bird Island is a beautiful island located in the northernmost region of Seychelles, approximately 60 miles from Mahe. The heavenly retreat boasts of a rich variety of indigenous and migratory birds and is a paradise for bird watchers who flock here to view the island’s aerial wonders. The majestic and vibrant coral reefs are also a visual treat along with the green turtles that charmingly adorn the sands of Bird Island. The island was once a popular cash crops and coconut plantation hotspot and was earlier known as "Ile aux Vaches" because of the army of sea cows that inhabited its waters. Bird Island became a privately owned holiday resort in 1967 and since then there have been several measures to preserve the rich marine and birdlife of the island.

Activities

The lush green tropical island with glistening silvery sand is a great place to just lie back and do nothing. Bird Island with its highly informal relaxed ambiance offers a super exotic feeling of being marooned on a faraway and inaccessible island without any perturbations. There are infinite stretches of the most gorgeous fine coral sands for visitors to de-stress. Head towards the east and south sides of the island that are encircled by a stunning barrier reef, which houses innumerable species of emblazoned tropical fish. This portion of the island is also superb for swimming. The island nestles several species of birds that can be viewed from almost any part of the island. Visitors can get their binoculars and perch on the white coral cay and watch sooty terns, fairy terns, common noddies, hawksbill and a host of other birds whizz past the waters of Bird Island. A striking natural phenomena that is worth witnessing in the island is when millions of birds visit the island for nestling and pick up water droplets from the sea and drop them on the grass patch to start building their nests there. 

Accommodation

Bird Island Lodge is the sole accommodation option on this isolated island and offers a super tranquil and casual holiday ambiance in a no-frills natural setting. The staff is extremely courteous and the property has especially eliminated televisions, air conditioners and telephones to prevent visitors from being distracted from the peaceful ambiance. There are 24 spacious individual chalets that are housed amongst the island’s picturesque palms, with lounge corners and expansive patios offering a spectacular sea vista. The resort also features a nice restaurant and bar and a comfortable lounge.  

Bird Island is a breathtakingly beautiful beach island resort that is famous for its bird species and coral reefs along with endless stretches of white sand and stunning blue waters.

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