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Alphonse Island is one of three small islands in the Alphonse atoll, which is considered by many to be one of the most pristine, untouched areas of the world and a nature-lovers paradise. The island is skirted by a brilliant white beach in the centre of which you’ll find old coconut plantations and dense forest.
If you have the heart to tear yourself away from your luxury bungalow or beach suite with its undisturbed ocean views, you can explore the island by foot or on a bicycle. Stroll beneath the lush green canopy to find ambling Giant Aldabra Tortoises and a cacophony of birdlife; the second highest amount of birdlife in the Seychelles, in fact. At the right time of day you may even lucky enough to spot the Seychelles’ protected Green and Hawkesbill Turtles nesting here.
If you’re a water lover, then take to the seas to go island hoping, snorkelling, diving and swimming with dolphins and manta rays. Keen fishermen and fisherwomen will thrive aboard a guided fishing trip which yields Sailfish, Wahoo, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and Dorado on any given day.
No matter where you’re exploring or kicking back on and around Alphonse you’re serenaded by the gentle swish of the tropical jungle dancing in the sea breeze and the quiet, calming lap of waves onto the island’s pristine white sand beaches. Paradise? We certainly think so.