Seychelles: Suzanne's update on the outer islands
17 December 2018

ON LOCATION

I have been immersed in marine adventures for the past week on the remote and remarkable Alphonse Island with BLUE SAFARI SEYCHELLES.

MY KEY TAKE AWAYS?
  1. LOCATION: Alphonse atoll group is one of the most pristine, untouched Edens of the world.
  2. CONSERVATION: The success of the conservation is evident in the abundance of marine and bird life. You literally are in the middle of a wilderness aquarium.
  3. ACTIVITIES: This is not a fly-and-flop experience. We have been active and engage with numerous land and sea activities.
  4. ATMOSPHERE: Totally chilled. Create your own experience at your own pace suited to your interests. Brilliant for families.
  5. BIGGER PICTURE: Extending beyond Alphonse to Astove and Cosmoledo atolls.
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RATES 2018/2019

LOCATION

Not only is this the most remote tourism experience in Seychelles, but the marine geology of these atolls make this a truly remarkable location. The magnificent island threesome comprising Alphonse, St.Francois, and Bijoutier offers extensive miles of unblemished shorelines, lagoons, sea flats, coral reefs and marine shelves in an unfathomable ocean wilderness.

CONSERVATION

The Alphonse Foundation together with Island Conservation Society (ICS) actively protect this area. The success of this is evident in the health of the reefs and the abundance of marine and bird life. We were able to join the ICS team and dedicate an afternoon to removing FAD's (Fish Aggregation Devices) that had been caught on the reef, and visited St. Francois to view breeding colonies of fairy terns and crab plovers.

ACTIVITIES

The options are endless and every day we could select from additional-cost guided activities (private or within a small group) or included activities (some DIY, others guided). The scuba diving and snorkelling are of the best I have ever experienced, we also managed swimming with manta rays (4x) and dolphins (2x) in the week while others hit the flats for some epic saltwater fly fishing. Of the included activities the highlights were the flats lunch (pictured above), house reef snorkelling and walk around Alphonse island.
FACT SHEET

ATMOSPHERE

The essence of Blue Safari Seychelles is to create an intimate savannah-style safari experience within a marine wilderness. Guests can opt to be as isolated as they like or to mingle with others. We met couples and families from all over the world and my children loved the social atmosphere. This is a truly fabulous destination for families and the rate structure is generous with children in their own rooms paying 50% of the sharing adult rate. No surcharge for the first child in their own room.

BIGGER PICTURE

Moving beyond the Alphonse group of atolls, BLUE SAFARI SEYCHELLES also operates in the even more remote areas of Astove and Cosmoledo. Due to high pre-launch demand, accommodation and access to these frontier locations are limited in 2019. However, we are working on an availability sheet for remaining places in the year ahead.
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If you have yet to send guests to BLUE SAFARI SEYCHELLES, I do encourage you to do so as soon as possible.
Happy selling!

Suzanne
Sustainable Africa
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