blue safari Seychelles Launches A Brand New Eco Camp On Cosmoledo Atoll
Part of the exceptional and adventurous, brand-new Blue Safari Seychelles concept, Cosmoledo Atoll, one of the most remote wildernesses in the Seychelles, will launch an innovative eco-camp, which will open and welcome guests from November 2018. Comprised of just eight sympathetically restored shipping containers which adhere to the ecological ethos of Blue Safari Seychelles and have been repurposed and intelligently redesigned to form exceptional accommodation for guests visiting one of the most remote and untouched atolls in the Seychelles.
Cosmoledo Eco Camp will be only accommodation available in the wild Cosmoledo Atoll, a cluster of 21 islands located 1,030km (560 nautical miles) from the Seychelles main island of Mahé. It is one of the most remote groups of outer islands in the Seychelles, its perimeter covered with vast, sand flats dotted with islands of various shapes and sizes. A nature lover’s paradise, the ecosystem is pristine and unspoilt.
Cosmoledo Eco Camp forms part of the new Blue Safari Seychelles concept, which aims to promote conservation of the outer atolls through low-impact eco-tourism projects. It is committed to the preservation and protection of the natural resources of the Seychelles outer islands.
Each of the eight Eco Pods has been beautifully designed to minimise environmental impact while maximising guest comfort. Interiors use local woods and a palette of soft neutrals to ensure each pod blends in seamlessly with the sand, surrounding palm trees and dune shrubs.
A fully retractable front wall means guests can look right out onto the ocean from every aspect and enjoy sea breezes – although air-conditioning is available – and the covered terrace makes a blissful spot to share a drink as the waves lap nearby. Old tree trunks have been repurposed as tables and fishing nets as hanging lamps.
“The camp is completely eco-friendly with the eco-pods sitting on precast plinths rather than cement slabs. All the amenities are eco-friendly, and all cleaning products are fully biodegradable. The entire eco-camp can be completely removed without any footprint. It is temporary, and we have chosen the best possible position where there are no nesting birds.” explains owner Keith Rose-Innes.
The dining and entertainment area will be a laid-back area with beach floors and a fully stocked bar with ice-cold beers and chilled cocktails. Three excellent meals a day are included in all stays – a breakfast buffet, delicious lunch which can be taken on-site or packed up for beach picnics or boat trips, and a dinner of Seychellois Creole cuisine, which heavily relies on fresh line-caught fish and vegetables grown on nearby Alphonse Island.
In the daytime, guests can explore 17km-long Wizard Island, boat-hop to the other 20 islands in the atoll, take a Blue Safari snorkelling experience, travel to undiscovered dive sites as well as try their hands at world-class fishing. Guided kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and Wizard Island tour, plus a few changing luxury experiences – such as sundowners or lunch with your legs in the water on the flats – are included in every stay.
The Cosmoledo Atoll is famous for its blue-water and fly fishing, with many Giant Trevally, Milkfish, Bonefish and Barracudas in the waters. And new coral reefs and dive sites are being discovered all the time, so you could even be the first to experience a new site.
The atoll is also a great spot for birders, with the Seychelles’ last viable population of Brown Boobies, the endemic Great Frigatebird, endangered Madagascar Pond Heron and the rare Jouanin’s Petrel. Guided birdwatching expeditions can be arranged.
Each Eco Pod in Cosmoledo Eco Camp sleeps two adults, has 38 square meters of space, and costs from $885 per person, per night based on two people sharing.
For further information regarding Blue Safari Seychelles, please do not hesitate to contact Jordyn Mackenzie via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +248 4229705 (GMT + 04:00).