Cousine Island is unique amongst the islands in the region - with a conservation based management structure in which the hotel blends into the natural beauty of the island - on Cousine Island the conservation remains the overall priority!
Cousine contributes directly to the region's biodiversity and conservation simply by doing what it does on a day to day basis. The Island is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the most ecologically important private islands in the world.
In keeping to the island's philosophy, the luxury eco-friendly hotel with its four exclusive private Villas ensures that human impact is kept to a minimum. We believe that eco-tourism is not about sitting and watching but rather it should involve direct and tangible benefits to the environment.
Educational programs initiated and co-funded by Cousine Island allow for the flow of knowledge regarding the best management practices to other islands and ecological managers in the Seychelles and beyond.
Cousine was involved in the construction and management of the 'Island Conservation Centre' on neighbouring Praslin. This centre promotes environmental visitors to the region and it provides a focus for all environmental and ecological work in the area, a resource which has long been ignored in the past. The Island's conservation work is so respected that Cousine is also consulting to national and international groups on various conservation matters, testament to how seriously Cousine Island's own management treats the issue of conservation.
Guests are encouraged to participate with the conservation work on the island. This can take many forms, from the simple but important act of the planting of a tree from the island's nursery of indigenous species, to assisting the island ecologists with the monitoring of critically endangered marine turtles and endangered land birds or by simply relaxing on the beach and enjoying the natural surroundings or even visiting the Spa for a pampering treatment. Guests always leave Cousine with a deeper knowledge of the environment and a sense of belonging to nature. Even if our guests choose not to be involved at all, they are still supporting the conservation and restoration programs by simply visiting Cousine Island!