Astove Coral House is located on the Astove Atoll, one of the most remote and inhabited islands in Seychelles. Its seclusion makes encounters with a giant tortoise or a gliding manta ray much more likely than elsewhere on the average Seychelles journey.
There are only six double rooms on the island, each minimalist and simple but kept comfortable with an en-suite bath. The rooms are spaced around a central courtyard and are within walking distance of the white sand beach, making it easy to go back and forth. Inside, the colors of nature add a tropical touch to your bedroom.
Meet with the other guests in the lounge and feast on Creole-inspired cuisine which focuses mainly on freshly-caught fish. 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. As the sky turns from blue to bright pink and orange, sip on a sundowner. Enjoy the catch of the day in the outdoor dining area with stars overhead and lamps all around.
A stay at Astove Coral House surrounds you with waters that are a thriving world of majestic whales, fish, and seabirds. These remote islands are a bird watcher’s paradise. Document the various species with your local guide, or lend a hand planting a tree to further the grow the island’s lush vegetation.
Visit the conservation facility to learn more about the various projects and how they have positively impacted the island ecosystems. Spinner dolphins put on a show of 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.
The Astove Atoll is known for an area called “The Wall.” When you look down at the edge of the reef flats, you will be peering into the deep, blue abyss. This is a coveted spot for in-the-know scuba divers. When you snorkel, you will be greeted by a charismatic, colorful world of butterfly fish. Curious rays sometimes swim right up to underwater explorers. More adventurous guests will want to go further out to deeper water to snorkel with sailfish.