Bird Island Lodge - Outlying Islands - Seychelles

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Bird Island, perched on the edge of the Seychelles continental shelf is the most northerly island of the Seychelles archipelago. A thirty minute flight from Mahé by light aircraft gives the first stunning impressions of this tiny coral cay. Shades of turquoise and blue warm Indian Ocean which define the reef and continental shelf contrast vividly with the long beaches of soft, white sand and tropical green island vegetation.

 The Seychelles are a year round holiday destination, with the best months possibly being from October to May. For those looking to see turtle hatchlings, this is generaly mid Jauary to mid March. For the bird enthusiasts, October/November and February/March are the optimum months to view migrant birds. 

Bird Island Lodge is the only hotel on the island; apart from the guests and staff, there are no other human inhabitants. The lodge offers a unique blend of hospitality, relaxation and simplicity in a non sophisticated and natural environment. The east and south sides are surrounded by a protective barrier reef which is home to many varieties of colourful tropical fish and the rest is an open beach which offers superb safe swimming.

The main hotel building is situated a couple of minutes walk from the airstrip where guests arrive on the only flight each day. Twenty four simple but very comfortable individual chalets nestle amongst what remains of the island's old coconut plantation. Each has a king-sized bed, large shower room and separate toilet, lounge corner and spacious patio overlooking the gardens to the sea beyond. Each chalet will accommodate a third adult and child or two extra children.

The buffet style restaurant serves local cuisine in an informal setting using mostly fresh produce including fresh fish and vegetables from the island.

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