Astove Atoll Seychelles is a nature lover's paradise of sand dunes, expansive flats, an enormous lagoon and a diverse variety of land and marine animals. The famous biologist Jacques Cousteau once filmed just offshore here and the undisturbed landscapes make it ideal for numerous species of birds. Discovery of nature at its finest awaits guests on a holiday to Astove Atoll.
Astove is wonderfully unique and managed by Blue Safari Seychelles. Accommodation is within Coral House, the original house of the Veevers-Carter family who owned the atoll in the late sixties. Surrounding a central communal courtyard, just six comfortable en-suite rooms provide a relaxed environment and a real taste of how life would have been when the atoll was a coconut plantation. Astove is open to guests between November and April each year.
Attentive service is provided by a team of dedicated staff. Superb dining options include full English breakfast, buffet or picnic lunch to enjoy on location, and a buffet dinner served either in the indoor or outdoor dining areas. For the most part, the food is inspired by Seychellois Creole cuisine with much use of freshly caught fish.
A key part of a stay on Astove Atoll Seychelles is to try some of the unique activities on offer and these include several complimentary experiences. Two social highlights include: evening sundowners at a nearby spot on the beach - the perfect chance to deliberate the day's events; plus, every Sunday, guests are invited to the de-tackling drinks & snacks with the fishing guides team. While they de-tackle, enjoy a refreshing beer or cocktail and learn more about the week's sights and achievements.
In addition to the above, other complimentary activities include: Reef flats expedition with guide; seasonal turtle nesting viewings; flats lunch; plus snorkelling, kayaking, stand-up paddle boards and running paths. A host of other activities and excursions can be booked including a mangrove nature hike, a half-day atoll skiff excursion, guided snorkelling trips, as well as various diving and fishing expeditions. All are subject to tide and weather conditions.
With its commitment to conservation of the islands, all guests are required to pay a Conservation donation of $175 per adult ($25 per day). This will be added to the final invoice.
3-hour light aircraft flight from Mahe (via Alphonse Island). (Mondays & Thursdays, November to April only).
Essentials & amenities include: air-conditioning, en-suite facilities, beach towels, laundry service, mosquito repellent, large lounge area, public Wi-fi. Complimentary activities include: kayaking, stand-up paddle boards, snorkelling, running paths, reef flats expedition, seasonal turtle nesting viewing, sundowners on the beach, flats lunch, plus de-tackling drinks & snacks. All other experiences are chargeable including Astove 'The Wall' snorkelling, scuba diving, lagoon mangrove nature hike, atoll exploration skiff excursion, and all fishing trips.
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