"Stay in a stylish custom-made eco-pod, seemingly on the edge of the world. " - Louisa, Reefscape Travel Director
Over 1,000 km from Mahe, Cosmoledo Atoll is accessed only by boat from Astove and is a place of wild, natural splendour. It is just a stone’s throw away from the Aldabra (a Wolrd Heriate Site) and is comprised of 21 islands, encircling a spectacular lagoon. The habitats within this atoll are something to behold, with expansive flats, dramatically fluctuating lagoon, sand dunes and mangroves, all resulting in a hotspot of biodiversity. Needless to say, the presence of Cosmoledo Eco Camp on Wizard Island is the ideal solution to enable this untouched ecosystem to be conserved, protected and thrive.
There are just eight custom-made eco-pods, designed to have minimal footprint whilst being stylish and comfortable all at the same time. They are decorated in natural, soft colours, bringing the outside in and have en-suite bathrooms with outdoor showers. It is hard to think of where you could feel more at one with nature, sitting on the veranda of a Cosmo Eco-pod, staring out across the white sand dunes to the bright turquoise ocean.
A central tented dining and entertainment area is where guests will gather together for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The chef prepares local and international cuisine, using produce from the Alphonse garden and fresh fish.
Due to the sheer size of the atoll, diving at Cosmoledo Eco Camp is done by day boat so divers will be sent of daily with a packed lunch prepared by the chef. The Blue Safari team (PADI 5* accredited) will lead dives to some of the most diverse coral reefs of anywhere in the Seychelles, with a particular highlight being the north-west of Cosmoledo. With 100% coral cover, there is plenty to be seen, including over 100 species of coral and the largest population of Hawksbill turtles in the Aldabra group. Diving is often exploratory here which is one of its charms, so we recommend a minimum of Advanced PADI Open Water.
Beyond the Reef
Whilst exceptional for diving, Cosmoledo is one of the premier spots for salt-water fly-fishing on the planet and is home to one of the largest populations of the much sought-after giant trevally. There is so much to explore across the atoll, and the team can put together all manner of activities, with conservation at the heart of everything they do.