This Blue Monday and beyond, escape the cold weather, dark nights and post-Christmas gloom of the UK and book an unforgettable experience that will excite the whole family! After a year of online meetings and virtual get-togethers, Alphonse Island’s offering the incredible opportunity for guests to escape to paradise and reconnect with nature. It’s time to turn off the tech and be at one with this incredible and diverse environment. Part of the exceptional Blue Safari Seychelles: Alphonse, Bijoutier and St Francois islands form a pristine paradise in the Seychelles Outer Islands, considered one of the purest, natural idylls in the world. White sand beaches line the edges of lush tropical forest and are surrounded by miles of unblemished shorelines, lagoons, seagrass flats and resilient coral reefs, home to a vast array of wildlife.
From May to September 2021, the Explorer Season Conservation Experience at Alphonse Island will allow guests to gain knowledge and insight and encounter the diverse marine ecology and atoll geography through first-hand coral reef organism identification and local conservation projects. From educational talks and presentations, beach clean-ups and native tree planting to one-on-one interactions with experts in marine biology, ecology and underwater wildlife photography. Guided by Alphonse Island’s team of dedicated marine and environmentalists, guests can be involved in a range of conservation activities and projects which include:
One-on-one interactions with experts in marine biology, conservation and an introduction to underwater wildlife photography
Reef Flats Expedition & Biodiversity Surveys
Introduction to Coral Reef Ecology and Identification of Reef Fish & Corals
Educational Conservation Presentations
Turtle Patrol & Bird Monitoring
Native Tree Planting
Stay in one of the island’s exceptional 22 Beach Bungalows, five Beach Suites or two four-bedroomed Beach Villas, which reflect a fresh island style for the 21st Century. Perfect for families and larger groups, both four-bedroom Beach Villas sleep up to eight adults and four children, seamlessly designed to bring the remote inside with artfully recycled furniture, nature-inspired art and chandeliers. Set amongst the tropical greenery, steps from the beach, the striking A-frame Beach Bungalows offer outdoor showers and patios overlooking the ocean for two adults and one child. Spacious Beach Suites sleep two adults and two children with indoor and outdoor showers, private pools with relaxation areas and easy access to the beach and ocean.
Pay for five nights and stay for seven! Available from 1st of May to the 30th September 2021, the seven-night Explorer Season Conservation Package starts from $5465 per person and includes the conservation activities detailed above, a generous array of non-motorised and land-based activities detailed below (note some carry an extra cost) and charter flight transfers. International flights not included. Alphonse Island is a 60-minute flight from Mahé, which departs every Saturday.
Alphonse Island also offers guests a unique combination of activities, many exclusive to the island, including:
SUP (Stand Up Paddle-boarding)
Floodlit Tennis Courts
Table tennis and a pool table
Giant tortoise feeding
PADI five-star diving centre with PADI Courses (extra cost)
Explore the island by bicycle with a packed lunch
Guided nature walks (extra cost)
Alphonse Island is part of Blue Safari Seychelles, whose philosophy is a combination of sustainable travel with luxury accommodation, where guests can be assured of an unforgettable experience combined with the highest level of attentive service.