Astove Coral House is located on the Astove Atoll, one of the most remote and inhabited islands in Seychelles.
There are only six minimalist double rooms with an en-suite bath on the island. Rooms are spaced around a central courtyard within walking distance to the white sand beach.
Meet with the other guests in the lounge and feast on Creole-inspired cuisine focusing mainly on freshly-caught fish. Count the stars overhead as lamps flicker all around in the outdoor seating area. Start off the morning with an English breakfast, followed by a buffet lunch or you could take a picnic basket and explore the island at your leisure. Sip on a sundowner as the sky turns from blue to bright pink and orange.
Despite all the beauty on land, there’s even more underwater. It’s a thriving world of majestic whales and fish. Spinner dolphins put on a show, jumping and playing when you head out on a boat ride. Monitor the sea creatures on the reef flats with a marine biologist. Eagle rays, lemon sharks, juvenile turtles, and eels are just some of the incredible marine animals that call these pristine reefs home.
Peer down into the deep abyss off an area called “The Wall”-popular with scuba divers.
Snorkelers are greeted by a charismatic, colorful world of butterfly fish. Curious rays sometimes swim right by. Adventure-seekers head out into deeper waters in search of sailfish.
Seabirds soar and swoop above the surf. These remote islands are a bird watcher’s paradise. Document the various species with your local guide, or lend a hand planting a tree.
Visit the conservation facility to learn more about the various eco-projects and find out how they have positively impacted the Astove Atoll’s delicate ecosystem.
The Astove Coral House is closed every year from April to November. Contact your Ker & Downey Designer to plan a journey to the Seychelles.