Cousine Island – Seychelles http://www.cousineisland.com Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:54:21 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Fishing in the Seychelles http://www.cousineisland.com/fishing-in-the-seychelles-2/ http://www.cousineisland.com/fishing-in-the-seychelles-2/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 09:00:56 +0000 http://www.cousineisland.com/?p=6434 Could you imagine yourself standing knee deep in the warm tropical waters of an exclusive private island, fly rod in hand, ready to score the catch of the day while fishing for an array of exotic marine life? If your answer is yes, then you’ll be pleased to learn that that dream is not as […]

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Could you imagine yourself standing knee deep in the warm tropical waters of an exclusive private island, fly rod in hand, ready to score the catch of the day while fishing for an array of exotic marine life? If your answer is yes, then you’ll be pleased to learn that that dream is not as far away as it may seem. Cousine Island in the Seychelles is an exclusive luxury island destination, the waters of which are teeming with a variety of fish for the serious fisherman.

Hook, line and sinker

Standing on the granitic shores of the island, or from the deck of a yacht with your rod in hand, these are some of the magnificent species of fish that you can expect to sport with.

Wahoo

Wahoo, which are found around the world’s warm tropical waters, provide excellent sport for fisherman. Their remarkable speed and the quality of their flesh make them challenging prey, and a prize catch. Specimens of Wahoo have been known to grow up to 2.5 meters long with a weight of around 83kg, yet in spite of their size and weight, they are regarded to be some of the fastest fish in the sea

Sailfish

Since they are capable of growing up to 1.5 meters, these exceptional fish will put up a good fight on the other end of the line. Identified by their characteristically large dorsal fins and elongated bills, these fish are prised by sportsman all over the world, and are often termed billfish amongst sport-fishing circles.

Dorado

If it’s a fight you’re looking for, then the Dorado is the game for you. Weighing in at only 20 or so kg, one would expect that this species couldn’t put up much of a fight. Yet the population of Hawaii have aptly named this member of the Coryphaenidae family ‘mahi-mahi’, which roughly translates in English to ‘very strong’. They are sought after by fisherman the world over for their beauty, size and quality flesh.

Tuna

As one of the largest and heaviest game fish in the sea, tuna are highly prised and valued by fisherman everywhere. Not only do they put up an incredible fight with their extensive size and weight, but their flesh can fetch an incredible amount of money in prizes or on the market. They are comparatively sluggish next to wahoo and Dorado, but can grow to lengths of up to 4.5 meters and weigh over 600kg when fully grown. They are estimated to have a 50 year lifespan depending on their species, some of which are highly endangered. Yet those that are not make for extremely good sport and a challenging experience.

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Nature and Nurture: the Miracle of Cousine Island’s Wildlife http://www.cousineisland.com/nature-nurture-miracle-cousine-islands-wildlife-2/ http://www.cousineisland.com/nature-nurture-miracle-cousine-islands-wildlife-2/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 09:00:48 +0000 http://www.cousineisland.com/?p=6430 In the face of an ever growing awareness of man’s impact on nature, and attempts to reverse the damage caused by humans to the planet, many NGOs and institutions have arisen as the protectors of Mother Nature. Unfortunately it can sometimes feel like too little too late with news of new species of plants and […]

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In the face of an ever growing awareness of man’s impact on nature, and attempts to reverse the damage caused by humans to the planet, many NGOs and institutions have arisen as the protectors of Mother Nature. Unfortunately it can sometimes feel like too little too late with news of new species of plants and animals being added to the endangered list, deforestation spreading, and the threat of Global Warming always hanging in the not-too-distant future. It is only when individuals or entire communities shoulder the responsibility for nature’s rehabilitation that a quantifiable difference can be made. And so inspire optimism and galvanise action in this regard, here is a true conservational success story, and it takes place on Cousine Island in the Seychells.

Cousine’s blackened history

Some two hundred years ago, what it now known as Cousine Island in the Seychelles, came under French occupation. During this time, an extensive ravaging of the island’s seemingly endless natural bounties came to slowly but surely rob it of its wildlife, its nesting birds and the once vibrant array of sea creatures that once called its corralled shores home. The waters surrounding the island were severely overfished to supply surrounding islands with nutrients, endemic forests were levelled to make way for cash crops displacing those animals that called the vegetation home, and local wildlife of all kinds were all but hunted to extinction and harvested for ornamental materials from turtle-shells, delicacies from bird and turtle eggs, and lumber from the islands endemic trees.

Needless to say, after a relatively short time, the island became an icon of man’s negative impact on the environment, since its once lively terrain and waters came to represent a natural ghost town. However all of that changed in 1991, when the island was purchased by Cousine Island Company Limited with the intention of revitalising it to its natural state.

Transformation through hard work

In setting up a resort on the island where funds could be generated to finance its rehabilitation, Cousine Island Company Limited began the first steps towards a long and difficult process of turning the island back into a natural wonderland. For its owners, there was no reason why the island could not be a safe haven for its native species of birds, plants and animals, while man could still enjoy the location as a simple observer without upsetting the balance of nature. And so their philosophy of conservation led to the development of a unique conservation-based management system, whereby setting up a resort could assist in giving something back to the environment, proving that one could exist in the presence of the other.

Funds derived from the resort began to be used to finance reforestation schemes where alien vegetation could be painstakingly removed and replaced with the islands original flora. Livestock and invading pests such as feral cats were also removed from the island, since they posed a danger to those creatures who have always called it home. Hawksbill turtles, and Sooty Terns, along with many of the islands original inhabitants were purchased or rescued from around the world and reintroduced into the island, where they could safely roam in peace around their natural habitat.

It has been no more than a mere twenty years since the start of the island’s rehabilitation, and already it is thriving and continuing to return to its natural state. Breeding pairs of birds now flock to the island by the hundreds as they used to, turtles, manta-rays and even whale sharks can be seen cruising the crystal clear waters around the island, and the vegetation which is now made up of purely indigenous species spread in lush patches all over this revitalised terrain.

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The most secluded Places in the World http://www.cousineisland.com/secluded-places-world/ http://www.cousineisland.com/secluded-places-world/#respond Tue, 09 May 2017 09:00:03 +0000 http://www.cousineisland.com/?p=6426 It’s coming towards the end of the year which usually means that the stress of business, family, friends, relationships and the big city with its hoards of bustling and energetic busy-bodies are finally coming to a crescendo. So it is about that time of the year when plenty of people start dreaming of ways to […]

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It’s coming towards the end of the year which usually means that the stress of business, family, friends, relationships and the big city with its hoards of bustling and energetic busy-bodies are finally coming to a crescendo. So it is about that time of the year when plenty of people start dreaming of ways to escape the hustle and bustle of their daily routines by winding down in a place where they can just get away from it all, even if just for a little while. If the notion of jetting off into the sunset to as remote a location as you can find sounds like an appealing one to you, then these are exactly the kind of destinations you might find on your wish-list.

Easter Island

Easter Island which is around 2000 miles away from the Chilean West Coast, is well known for its iconic head-shaped sculptures which have been the topic of much speculation since the island’s discovery. A less well known fact about the island, is that it is also one of the most secluded destinations in the world. Considering that the island is no larger than 70 square miles and is inhabited by only 4000 people, this historically wondrous location is also a great place for those in search of isolation.

Cape York Peninsula

Australia already receives quite a bit of praise for its wide open spaces and sparse population density, but it is the locations at its northern tip which best portray this seclusion. The peninsula is particularly difficult to get to without four-wheel trucks or Jeeps due to its underdevelopment (which only adds to its beauty), and has a native population of only 18000 people, with some of its regions only barely vieable by helicopter.

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How you can do your part for Cousine Island’s Rehabilitation http://www.cousineisland.com/can-part-cousine-islands-rehabilitation/ http://www.cousineisland.com/can-part-cousine-islands-rehabilitation/#respond Tue, 02 May 2017 09:00:55 +0000 http://www.cousineisland.com/?p=6422 We have come to a point in human history where we are becoming brutally aware of man’s impact on our environment, and the news isn’t always good. This has put many of us in a position where we feel the need to do something about it; but often enough we feel like there is only […]

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We have come to a point in human history where we are becoming brutally aware of man’s impact on our environment, and the news isn’t always good. This has put many of us in a position where we feel the need to do something about it; but often enough we feel like there is only so much that one person can do to make a difference. If you have been looking for a way to do your part for the environment which offers you a pleasurable experience while still making a significant difference, you’ll be glad to hear about the unique conservational management structure employed by the owners of Cousine Island in the Seychelles.

Some quick history

After coming under French occupation in 1818, Cousine Island became the victim of natural pillaging during the colonial era. As time went on, deforestation of its vegetation took its toll on the local wildlife, who were also hunted to near extinction and forced, in many situations to abandon their island, their nesting grounds, their home. The surrounding waters were severely overfished, dwindling stock to next to nothing, and in a short space of time, the island became an icon of man’s destructive tendencies.

The island was eventually purchased in 1991 with the express purpose of reversing the damage done, and continually nurturing and protecting it. Indigenous plants were reintroduced while alien vegetation and animals were painstakingly removed. Endemic animals and birds were reintroduced and the waters were protected to such a degree that marine life began to make a strong comeback. But these kinds of conservation efforts come at a hefty price, and require manpower for their implementation. And it was through the setting up of the island’s luxury resort that this could be done.

And this is where you come in

Funds raised to nurture the island and preserve it were acquired through the profits of the resort. You might be aware that the cost of staying on a private island resort is a considerable one, and so by setting up such a resort, guests would automatically be doing their part for the island’s upkeep.

Though for many, simply throwing money at a problem doesn’t make it go away, which is why Cousine Island offers an awareness and conservational approach to the activities that can be partaken in on the island. Nature treks are done with the philosophy of conservation in mind, and guests can take the opportunity to track endangered birds and animals to monitor their progress, or can take part in planting endemic trees, leaving their mark and memory on the shores of the island for its betterment. Rather than taking a souvenir of turtle shell or coral and leaving a negative mark on the island, they could give something back, something that they know will remain a part of the island for years to come.

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The unique Territories of the Seychelles http://www.cousineisland.com/unique-territories-seychelles/ http://www.cousineisland.com/unique-territories-seychelles/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:16 +0000 http://www.cousineisland.com/?p=6418 The Seychelles have been a popular destination for holiday makers for a long time now, and this is because of the diverse range of islands, climates, terrains and cultural experiences offered by each unique territory within. With over 50 unique destinations to experience in this paradisiac cluster of islands, the Seychelles makes for a rich […]

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The Seychelles have been a popular destination for holiday makers for a long time now, and this is because of the diverse range of islands, climates, terrains and cultural experiences offered by each unique territory within. With over 50 unique destinations to experience in this paradisiac cluster of islands, the Seychelles makes for a rich experience regardless of what kind of holiday you are looking for.

The Seychelles’ climate

Temperatures and weather conditions in the Seychelles rarely vary throughout the year. It’s warm, tropical climate endures, making it a great summer destination throughout the year. Most of her islands are granitic and lush with vegetation, wildlife and marine-life rarely found elsewhere in the world. Temperatures in the cool months drop just below 24 °C, while they can climb to around  30 °C in the summer.

The Outer Islands

The outer cluster of island’s in the Seychelles make up over 46% of its size at around 211 km2, yet  less than 1% of the region’s population call these islands home. This is because of the lack of naturally occurring fresh water on these islands, which makes the task of sustaining human life there a difficult one. As a result, these islands are typically better suited to vacationers, hotels and resorts that give a tropical island experience. The outer islands of the Seychelles include the Southern Coral Group which is made up of Ile Platte and Coetivy Island; the Amirante Islands; the Alphonse Group; the Aldabra Group and the Farquhar Group.

The Inner Islands

The 45 inner islands of the Seychelles make up the remaining 54% of the Seychelles with a land mass of 247.2 km2. The largest of these islands is Mahe at 156.7 km2. Most of the islands in the inner region are granitic and fall within a 53km radius of the main island. Out of these areas, the most popular holiday destinations are Praslin and Silhouette Island, but they also hold secluded jewels where luxury private resorts such as those found on Cousine Island reside.

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Cousine Island’s Hawksbill Turtles http://www.cousineisland.com/cousine-islands-hawksbill-turtles-2/ http://www.cousineisland.com/cousine-islands-hawksbill-turtles-2/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:28 +0000 http://www.cousineisland.com/?p=6414 Imagine paddling your kayak through the crystal clear waters of a tropical island, taking in the tranquil sea-breeze while searching for rare species of marine life. A distant shadow appears just below your vessel, gliding gracefully through the water and surfacing like a miracle from a David Attenborough documentary. The creature surfaces, its leathery head […]

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Imagine paddling your kayak through the crystal clear waters of a tropical island, taking in the tranquil sea-breeze while searching for rare species of marine life. A distant shadow appears just below your vessel, gliding gracefully through the water and surfacing like a miracle from a David Attenborough documentary. The creature surfaces, its leathery head brakes the water and immediately recognise it as one of nature’s most endangered miracles, a Hawksbill turtle.

Their struggle in the past

If this image does nothing for you, then perhaps it’s because you are unaware of just how rare a sighting of this magnificent beast actually is. On a global scale, the Hawksbill turtle has faced near extinction as they were harvested for their shells and flesh, their eggs gleaned as nutrient rich delicacies by animals and people alike. The turtles of Cousine Island have not been excluded from this brutal history, but it is around the shores of this beautiful location that they are starting to make a strong comeback, thanks to the efforts of the island’s owners.

In the early 1800’s, the occupation of Cousine Island by the French saw many areas of the islands natural state ravaged and ruined. The giant Hawksbill Turtles, were counted amongst those species of endemic life on the island which were nearly eradicated, or forced to find safer shores to lay their eggs. The tragedy of nearly a century of their abuse left them noticeably absent from the island.

It wasn’t until 1991 that the situation began to be reversed thanks to the hard work and conservative efforts of people. The island was purchased in that year by Cousine Island Company Limited, with the express purpose of setting the island up as an eco-friendly resort, the profits and efforts of which could be directed into the island’s rehabilitation to its natural state. By staying at any of its 5 luxury villas, guests could contribute physically or financially to the island’s upkeep and restoration. In this regard, alien animals and vegetation were removed to be replaced by the island’s embattled endemic life, and in no more than 20 years has been transformed from a ravaged climate to a thriving terrain.

This allowed for the safe reintroduction of the majestic Hawksbill Turtles to the island, where they could now live safely removed from the harm of predators and people. Hawksbill Turtles began to be reintroduced, either purchased for the purpose of giving them a new home, or rescued from the dangers of open waters and captivity. Between 1992 and 2004, around 20 giant tortoises aged between 5 and 120 years old have been reintroduced to the islands shores, and now roam freely and safely around the island and its calm waters.

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Hotel Management to the Benefit of Nature http://www.cousineisland.com/hotel-management-benefit-nature-2/ http://www.cousineisland.com/hotel-management-benefit-nature-2/#respond Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:00:50 +0000 http://www.cousineisland.com/?p=6410 Many previously embattled areas of this world are finally getting the restorative attention that they deserve, thanks to the goodwill and hard work of those that regard the health of the planet to be a crucial aspect of their daily lives. Not all of us have the resources to play our part in the betterment […]

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Many previously embattled areas of this world are finally getting the restorative attention that they deserve, thanks to the goodwill and hard work of those that regard the health of the planet to be a crucial aspect of their daily lives. Not all of us have the resources to play our part in the betterment of the planet, but we do what we can. Then there are those who have dedicated endless time and resources to conserving the virgin beauty of nature, people like those who have been involved in the revitalisation of Cousine Island in the Seychelles.

From endangered to endeared

In the early 1800’s, what is now known as Cousine Island came under French occupation for many years. In this time, the locations lush vegetation was steadily replaced by cash crops and alien plants; the local wildlife was hunted to near extinction to be sold as delicacies or ornamental pieces. The islands surrounding waters were overfished to such a degree that the waters seemed eerily empty in the absence of exotic species of fish and turtles; while the island’s impressive collection of bird-life began to gradually dwindle as mating pairs sought safer shores as their nesting grounds.

Though things gradually, and purposely changed when the island was purchased in 1991 with the express purpose of rehabilitating it from the damage suffered under the occupation of its previous owner who had nearly gleaned the island of its endemic life and natural resources.

By employing a unique, conservation based management structure, the owners of the island’s resort, Cousine Island Company Limited, began dedicating efforts and resources to the islands transformation. Hawksbill and green turtles were purchased or otherwise rescued to repopulate the island where they now roam freely and safely. All alien vegetation, including previously planted cash crops were quickly but gradually removed and replaced by the endemic species which once flourished here.

As a result Cousine Island witnessed a gradual return of nesting birds, the recovery of endemic species of animals and birds, and even the crystal clears shores of the waters surrounding the island began to replenish its stock of endangered marine life.

This transformation was made possible thanks to the reinjection of profits made by the hotel on the island, back into the upkeep of its natural state. Considerable time and effort have also been employed in this regard, with the hotel’s guests even being encouraged to take a hands on approach to the island’s rehabilitation during their stay in one of the island’s luxury villas.

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White-Beach Weddings and Exotic Honeymoons: Some of the most romantic Places on Earth http://www.cousineisland.com/white-beach-weddings-exotic-honeymoons-romantic-places-earth-2/ http://www.cousineisland.com/white-beach-weddings-exotic-honeymoons-romantic-places-earth-2/#respond Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:00:32 +0000 http://www.cousineisland.com/?p=6406 Every couple dreams of finding a secluded destination where they can enjoy one another’s company in a passionate setting, surrounded by nothing but romantic scenery in a private setting. Sipping Champaign while watching the sun descend over a glassy ocean, taking epic and tranquil nature walks while connecting with your significant other in the serenity […]

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Every couple dreams of finding a secluded destination where they can enjoy one another’s company in a passionate setting, surrounded by nothing but romantic scenery in a private setting. Sipping Champaign while watching the sun descend over a glassy ocean, taking epic and tranquil nature walks while connecting with your significant other in the serenity of a tropical rain forest, or snuggling in front of a fire while crisp flakes of snow caress the world outside. We all have our own idea of what makes the ideal romantic setting, but these destinations could spark a fire in even the coldest of hearts.

Kauai: Hawaii

Hawaii has become somewhat of an icon for island weddings and Hollywood honeymoons, and for good reason. Kauai’s natural and quaint setting is regarded by many as an ideal spot to share in romantic moments with your one-and-only. With lush vegetation, a yawning coast of white sands and cascading waterfalls waiting to be discovered, it is easy to see why this is such a popular destination amongst romance seekers.

St. Moritz: Switzerland

The unique beauty and serenity of St. Moritz’s icy peaks and compelling scenery make this winter getaway a superb location for young lovers and seasoned ones wishing to celebrate a wonderful life together. Snuggling up in the cold, taking in the rich, bright scenery of the Upper Engadin while sipping on some hot gluhwein are but a few of the reasons why this destination is one of the most romantic ones out there.

The Berkshires

Come the thick white snow of winter or the vibrant thriving life of summer, the lush vegetation and exotic setting of the Berkshires in Connecticut bring their visitors back into connection with nature. The area has plenty to do for those couples that are not content to simply lay by the fire, including skiing, exploration, or sight-seeing around the town’s quaint streets and boutique shops while taking in the local arts and craft.

Cousine Island: Seychelles

I have saved the best for last. Could you imagine you and your partner settling down in a Jacuzzi bath in your on luxury villa, sipping Champaign and watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean? How about taking secluded strolls over endless white sandy beaches adorned with palms rich with bird-song? Cousine Island is an exclusive destination on a private island resort that has 4 Luxury Villas and one Presidential Villa. Besides seclusion, the island has everything that your romantic heart could desire like private charters to surrounding islands, diving excursions, snorkelling or long, serene nature trails through the heart of a tropical jungle. Everything on the island, from the scenery and accommodation to the food and Pavilion are all set out in such a way to bring the island’s romantic side to life.

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Marine Life around Cousine Island http://www.cousineisland.com/marine-life-around-cousine-island-2/ http://www.cousineisland.com/marine-life-around-cousine-island-2/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:32 +0000 http://www.cousineisland.com/?p=6401 We live in a world where we are constantly reminded of man’s impact on the environment. Even in the face of a rising awareness, efforts for conservation often seem like they come too little, too late; which is why it is always inspiring to hear a true conservational success story. Cousine Island: A natural success […]

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We live in a world where we are constantly reminded of man’s impact on the environment. Even in the face of a rising awareness, efforts for conservation often seem like they come too little, too late; which is why it is always inspiring to hear a true conservational success story.

Cousine Island: A natural success story

Picture a scene of a tiny granitic island complete with powdery beaches, lush green vegetation and an assortment of exotic and endangered birds, animals, marine life and plants that are rarely seen anywhere else in the world. Giant and majestic hawksbill turtles glide to the ocean’s surface at sunset, schools of exotic fish flash colours and play amongst coral reefs; melodious bird songs flow through the warm tropical air in a vast choir of life. Cousine Island is practically teeming with life, but if one were to go back just a few decades, this paradisiac slice of heaven was all but plundered of its natural resources, its vibrant array of life stamped out and ravaged.

But things changed in 1991 when the island was purchased by Cousine Island Company Limited, with the express purpose of rehabilitating the island. Extensive efforts to reintroduce the previously endangered species of endemic animals, birds and plants to the island in an environment where they could thrive, uninhibited by the destructive actions of man.

Funds raised by having guests stay in one of the island’s luxury villas have since been injected into the island’s rehabilitation schemes, allowing for the reintroduction and protection of these animals, yet it is the return of those sorely missed species such as the hawksbill turtles and green turtles to the island’s shores which mark the success of this conservation story.

Having once been all but pushed out of the island from overharvesting of flesh, shells and eggs, the return of these animals marks the achievements of Cousine’s conservation. Tropical fish which were all but gleaned in the past by overfishing, as well as the return of marine birds to their nesting grounds after decades of spoilage, give off the illusion that Cousine Island is and always was unspoiled. Yet it is only from the considerable efforts of the island’s resort staff that this became popular.

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How about Your Own private Island

Everybody has their own idea of what constitutes as the perfect getaway. Some dream of foreign streets bursting with exotic energy; rolling, icy mountain retreats blanketed in snow; epic African safaris in an untamed bushveld; or cruising the Mediterranean on your own private yacht. Yet perhaps the most widely spread choice of preference would be to find yourself relaxing on a beach side luxury villa on what may as well be your own private island. Personally I’ve always dreamed of the latter, and it is because of this that I have spent so much time flicking through scores of images on the net while day dreaming of vacationing on an island where I can be by myself, truly disconnected from society for a while in as lush and isolated a destination as I can find.

Voavah: The Maldives

Located in Baa Atoll, Voavah’s exotic and secluded setting is densely populated with lush green jungles and their expected powdered beaches. The Four Seasons Resort located on the island with a total of 7 villas to be occupied by the discerning traveller. As expected, a luxury spa, 5 star dive centre and luxury beach house make this destination great for those who want to live it up while touring the Maldives on a yacht exclusively reserved for themselves, or explore Voavah as though  it were their very own playground.

Laucala Island: Fiji

Being slightly less secluded, the staggering beauty of Laucala island is always apparent, but may be a little populated for some with 25 villas available for guests to reside in. Though the island is a cliché’ tropical paradise with reaching palms and white sands, it also creates a unique cultural experience for guests who want to know a little more about Fijian people, arts and craft.

Thanda Island: Tanzania

Staying at Thanda will get you your own 1.1km private beach on which to stroll and relax in isolation. The villas are akin to extravagant beach houses which even include indoor aquariums, a grand piano and a glass-rim swimming pool. Everything about Thanda Island screams opulence and is catered for those who want to live it up while winding down.

Cousine Island: Seychelles

I’ve truly saved the best for last here. Accessed through an exclusive island charter, Cousine Island is a tiny granitic slice of heaven just off of the African mainland that caters to the exclusivity and comfort of each of their guests with unobtrusive hospitality designed to make the island feel like a second home to its sojourner. A score of exotic and endangered animals and birds which are protected by the island can be experienced as you wonder through its green forests or kayak through its crystal waters. Each villa is equipped with luxury pools, outside bars and large open spaces to make you feel at home. The island’s pavilion is a great social sphere for guests who want to use its well-stocked library and private gym, or to enjoy a specially prepared meal by the boutique’s chef. There are endless activities to take part in, from water sports to spa treatments and inter-island excursions. Though perhaps the best thing about this island is the conservational philosophy that its resort takes in its operations. Everything done on the island is done so to better its natural condition while creating a sustainable and paradisiac environment for its local flora and fauna.

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