Blue Safari – Cosmoledo Atoll and Astove Atoll
Situated in the heart of the Indian Ocean in one of the last untouched frontiers, Blue Safari are pioneering a new style of distinctive lodging and experiential travel, all while actively conserving this pristine region.
With 4 pristine atolls, an estimated 320 coral species, 1000 coastal fish species, 25 species of cetaceans, 2 marine turtle species, and 238 bird species, Blue Safari provides privileged access to the remote outer islands of the Seychelles while working to conserve these hidden gems. Here we look at two of their remote atolls where you can stay.
The remote location makes Cosmoledo a place of wild, natural splendor. The environment includes sand dunes, expansive flats, mangroves, grassland and a dramatically fluctuating lagoon. This unique combination creates a hotspot of biodiversity. The lagoon and its sandy beaches are favored by large populations of hawksbill and green turtles for nesting. Cosmoledo is known to have the biggest population of giant trevally in the Seychelles.
Cosmoledo’s Eco Camp is situated on Wizard Island where nature meets creative, eco-friendly hospitality. The camp consists of eight double/twin en-suite Eco Pods with a central dining and entertainment area. The rooms are custom-designed, and the central area is a large tent with bare sand floors that allow for the preservation of the natural resources of Cosmoledo.
Situated 1,055km south-west of Mahé, Astove Atoll spans just 6km from north to south. A dramatic landscape with limestone rock and sand dunes which rise against the horizon, Astove is nothing short of spectacular. Astove’s large lagoon and white sandy beaches are home to a vast array of bird and fish species. The imposing “Astove Wall” boasts an impressive sheer underwater drop-off which makes you feel like you’re staring down the Grand Canyon. A nature lover’s paradise!
Surrounding a central courtyard, the Coral House has 6 charming and comfortable rooms. With en-suite bathrooms, the rooms offer relaxed accommodation in one of the most remote locations in the world.
With limited transport options, these islands are intentionally restricted to only a few lucky visitors, simultaneously funding conservation efforts while protecting them from disruptive human influence.