“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” ― Gary Snyder

Home to a vibrant collection of indigenous wildlife, the fauna and flora of Cousine Island tell their own rich narrative of history and conservation efforts, which have been largely successful in preserving the island’s many examples of endemic and migratory life. Mighty Giant Aldabra tortoises roam freely and naturally around this blip of paradise. Even the delicate Hawksbill and Green turtles, which are critically endangered and exceedingly rare, have chosen this unsullied location as a safe and serene nesting ground for securing their future.

The indigenous and virgin woodlands peppered over the island’s granite boulders are home purely to native species of birds, mammals, reptiles and vegetation. This is mainly attributable to Cousine Island’s unique conservation-based management structure in which tourism ensures that revenue derived from the hotel is reinvested for the long-term sustainability of conservation and preservation of the island’s rich biodiversity.

Conservation is at the heart of the Cousine Island philosophy. We strive to ensure that human impact is kept to a minimum and believe that sustainable tourism should involve direct and tangible benefits to the environment. Our purpose is to inspire and share our philosophy with the world, which is to promote and practise nature conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources and surroundings, by contributing directly to the region’s biodiversity. We view our nature paradise as our home, and we invite our guests to make themselves at home with us – to experience Cousine Island as a welcoming home away from home.