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Cousin Island, Seychelles

An ideal refuge for seabirds and mangrove forests in Seychelles

Tourism in Seychelles

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Apr - May, Oct - Nov
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4-5 Days
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  • Watersports
  • Nature
  • Sightseeing

About Cousin Island In Seychelles

A birdwatcher’s paradise, Cousin Island is a beautiful granitic island in Seychelles. Comprising an area of 34 hectares, the island is located 2 kilometers west of Praslin. Mahe to Cousin Island distance is about 50 km. The entire island is protected as a Special Reserve since 1975. Cousin Island in Seychelles is overlooked by Nature Seychelles, a nonprofit organization working with BirdLife International.

Cousin Island was a coconut plantation in the 1900s and today, it is a diverse ecosystem sheltering endemic species of land birds. A plateau with indigenous woodland covers most of the island, which is almost surrounded by a sandy beach. The southern coast of the island is rocky. A 69-meter tall hill rises in the island’s southern half.

There is an area covered with mangrove forests and three freshwater swamps. A marine reserve, protecting coral reef formations, extends about 400 meters into the sea from the shoreline. Its woodland is dominated by Morinda citrifolia, Pisonia grandis, and Ochrosia oppositifolia trees. Casuarina equisetifolia trees and coconut palms cover the coast. The rocky southern side of the island features tall herbs and ferns.

Cousin Island Activities

It is generally a safe and rewarding experience to swim or snorkel in the waters surrounding Cousin Island Seychelles. However, it is recommended that swimmers always wear aqua shoes or diving boots to avoid sharp coral, stonefish, urchins, scorpion fish and rocks. The best time to visit Cousin Island is early morning or evening. The island is open to visitors Monday to Friday. It remains closed on weekends. There is no entry fee of Cousin Island.

Cousin Island Tour

Day trips from Mahe to Cousin Island are provided regularly by local operators. Five of the 11 endemic bird species of Seychelles are found on Cousin Island. The island is home to over 300,000 nesting seabirds. It is one of the only four islands that are home to the Seychelles fody, the Seychelles warbler, and Seychelles magpie-robin. Pairs of brown noddies are present from May to September. Year-round breeding birds include white and bridled terns, white-tailed tropicbirds, and Audubon's shearwaters.

Conservation of Cousin Island

There are many critial animal and plant species at the Cousin Island which needs to be protected. Regular efforts to protect the natural habitat of the sea turtles resting here are underway. A few reptiles, mainly lizards, are also under constant conservation. The reserve area stretches for about 400 km around the island. The coral reeds around the island are also a vital part of the ecosystem.

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    Krishneet's 8 days trip to Seychelles

    Atul is an excellent travel agent. He was always readily available on call thorughout the planning stage and during the trip. All transfers organised were very punctual and the cabs were very clean. Would definitely recommend Atul and Trip Nexa.
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    Nikhil's 6 days trip to Seychelles

    We had a wonderful time thanks to the excellent planning work done by the agents. The only feedback would be to try and find an optimal rate for extension of checkouts as in Seychelles the hotels had check out at 10 or 11 whilst most check-ins are at 2.
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    Suhas Ts

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    Suhas's 7 days trip to Seychelles

    Travel agent was responsive throughout which was good but on the arrival we were informed about a change in the hotel which was unexpected and the reasons were not clear enough. Thankfully the replacement hotel turned out to be a good experience. We were promised bicycles at La Digue but on arrival
    were told they were not available and we had to pay from our pockets. Apart from these 2 situations, everything else was taken care. But there is a need for improvement with travel agents
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    Shubham's 6 days trip to Seychelles

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    Rupam's 4 days trip to Seychelles

    A decent experience, they places they choose for the stay were amazing. The on land and sea transfers, pickup & drop services were very good and really helpful. They even took care for our small needs like bicycle service on island. All in all it was a great experience. Special thanks to Atul who wa
    s supervising the whole process at every step and was making sure that we don't have any trouble in foreign lands.
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    Bhubaneswar

    Dash's 5 days trip to Seychelles

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    Agarwal Dipali

    Bengaluru

    Agarwal's 5 days trip to Seychelles

    Overall the trip was pretty good. Only thing that I would like to point out is about the complimentary coupons provided by holiday box. Many of those restaurants are now closed.
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    Mumbai

    Suyash's 8 days trip to Seychelles

    We plannned honeymoon trip to Seychelles with travel triangle and holidays box. It was great experience and we didn't feel any hassle anywhere. All the itinerary was preplanned along with transport so we just have to chill and not to worry about small small details like ferry timings and all , gui
    dance from Meghna was there from start which helped alot . And creole team in Seychelles was super helpful . Overall best trip . Cerf island resort and lag digue beaches
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    Pune

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    Hyderabad

    Sai's 4 days trip to Seychelles

    Thank you "Dream Travels" for making our honeymoon very memorable. Let me start with few details: 1) Trip booking and options Thanks for giving us the most flexible options for our trip. The overall booking experience was smooth and amazing. Our travel agent was always available on phone and even
    though we were in different time zones she made sure to be available to take my phone call and accommodate all out needs. 2) Pick up and drop off On our arrival at the airport the local travel agent and car driver in Seychelles were already waiting for us. They gave us a warm welcome and on the way to resort explained us about the trip details, They gave their contact no and made sure to call them anytime if needed. 3)Hotel Resort The hotel resort was amazing. We stayed in Carana Beach Resort (1N - Ocean view chalet and 2N- Ocean View Chalet with pool). Pros: Private Beach Amazing views Friendly and helpful staff Cons: Food ( The food in the resort was not that great) Wifi in hotels (Unlike other hotels , this resort will only hand over limited wifi code which did not work) 4) Day outing - Full day glass bottom tour with lunch. This was by far the best experience we had in Seychelles. The lunch was awesome.

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