Reservations & Enquiries:
Tel: (248) 4321107 / 2713418
Fax: (248) 4323805
P O Box 977
The island is 25 hectares (62 acres) in size; approximately 1.4km in length, 800m in width and is 100% dedicated to the preservation of the Seychelles environment.
The vegetation consists of 95% endemic plants and is home to more than 7 land birds (Seychelles Magpie Robin, Seychelles White-eye, Seychelles Brush Warbler, Seychelles Fody/Tok Tok, Madagascan Fody, Seychelles Turtle Dove and the Seychelles Blue Pigeon) and 9 breeding seabirds (Wedge-tailed Shearwater, Audobon Shearwater, Brown Noddy, Lessor Noddy, Sooty Tern, Fairy Tern, Bridal Tern, White-tailed Tropic Bird, Red-tailed tropic bird) as well as a variety of migratory birds – the remaining 5% of vegetation is made up of indigenous fruit trees and vegetable plants which is used as a food source for the staff and guests. Fruit bats feed on the Ficus trees and the island's undergrowth is home to a variety of amphibians.
Migratory birds consider Cousine home during 6 months of the year. Hawksbill Turtles come ashore to nest and Green Turtles, rare to the Seychelles, nest occasionally throughout the year. Cousine Island is one of the few islands in the Seychelles to be completely free of alien mammals.
There are 4 elegant French Colonial Villas nestled in lush endemic vegetation and positioned 30 meters from the beach. The air-conditioned Villas have a surface of 175 m² each and are in full view of the ocean with front & rear verandah, each with its own outside showers in your own Garden of Eden.
The large bedroom opens up onto the beach allowing you to breathe the fresh sea air and to enjoy the magical view as the sun rises and sets.
The spacious bathroom has a twin shower with twin vanity and Jacuzzi bath. Luxurious Ligne St Barth products with exotic tropical scents have been specially selected to allow you to relax and indulge, candle light ensures that your bath is not just a necessity but a longed for occasion.
The lounge and dining area has been furnished to ensure maximum homely comforts. Satellite television, DVD player, Ipod docking station and international dial telephone ensure that you can still get in touch with the outside world.
By staying on Cousine Island the guests contribute to the funding needed to secure its future. All funds generated from the Villas are used to run the island. The guests’ information pack states that “tourism development is the only revenue generating activity purely to ensure the long-term sustainability of conservation.”
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!
Relax and unwind in our rustic spa which is located at the old Beach House. Our spa features the exclusive Ligne St Barth product range which is a very luxurious and all natural skincare range.
You will be taken on a sensory journey that will leave you tingling with delight from head to toe. Enjoy our home-made ginger and peppermint tea on the verandah overlooking the ocean.
The powder white beach overlooking the turquoise blue water with palm trees swaying gently in the mid-afternoon breeze, offering the perfect setting to celebrate your perfect wedding. Whether it is a grand affair with pastor & choir or barefoot on the beach, your wedding is sure to be remembered forever!
A perfect day rounded off by a romantic beach barbeque with a bon-fire and a starlit sky…or a feast in the pavilion with family and friends.
No more worries - let us take care of it all!
“We had a fabulous honeymoon. Can’t imagine a better start to our life together.”
Paul & Michelle Barrett, UK
“The island is truly fantastic….this has been the most relaxing holiday we’ve ever had and the perfect place to spend our honeymoon!”
Lilian and Graham Bahan, UK
Your honeymoon - a time to relax after the wedding. Kick off your shoes, settle under a palm tree and read your favourite book or let our spa therapist work away at the stress and tension left over from your wedding. We make sure that your time spent here with us will be enjoyed to the fullest. Dinners on the beach, therapeutic spa treatments and candle lit coconut cream Jacuzzi baths are just a few of the things that we have up our sleeves…