With elegant sooty and fairy terns swooping above you, giant tortoises roaming by your feet, and the soft sound of waves lapping on the shore, you’ll feel like you’ve found paradise when you firstt step foot on Bird Island. A private nature reserve and bird sanctuary, this gorgeous islet has barefoot luxury and decadent simplicity to a fine art.
Authentic island living is on the cards here, taking each day slowly and spending your time dining on fresh seafood, snorkelling with tropical marine life, sunbathing on the beach, and bird watching. With only one hotel and no residencies, Bird Island provokes a true castaway feel, making you feel like the only people in the world as you look out onto the Indian Ocean.
Why Visit Bird Island
A private nature reserve, Bird Island is teeming with exotic birdlife and marine life.
Bird Island generally has half the annual rainfall as Mahe, meaning the days here are sunnier and less humid.
As this is a private island, it will be just you and the other guests at the small Bird Island hotel, so you can experience a truly intimate experience.
When to Visit Bird Island
This luscious island is home to at least 20 different bird species, and avid twitchers are best visiting in April, May, October and November in order to catch sight of them. If you’re hoping to snorkel alongside tropical fish, you’re best to visit between October and April, whilst November to April’s dark skies are perfect for romantic dinners under the stars.