Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Bird Island, Seychelles, East Africa, Africa

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Bird Island, Seychelles, East Africa, Africa

Bird Island is one of the islands forming the island country, Seychelles, in the Indian Ocean. The island is spread over an area of 0.70 km², mainly noted for diverse bird population, including fairy terns, common noddie and sooty terns. Bird Island is located around 60 miles away from Mahe Island in Seychelles and is home to a small airport and private resort with 26 bungalows.

Formerly called Ile aux Vaches, Bird Island is famous among visitors for bird watching, for which from March to October is the best time. The island is developed with the main objective of the preservation of birdlife and Hawksbill Turtle nesting sites. Bird Island is geographically positioned between 3°43′ S latitude and 55°12′ E longitude.


How to reach Bird Island?

Bird Island holds an airport with charter flights from Mahé Island, served by Air Seychelles. The country’s prime airport, the Seychelles International Airport, is situated around 60 miles away from Bird Island and operates scheduled flights from and to Colombo, Dubai, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Mauritius, Paris Praslin, Frankfurt, Abu Dhabi and Nairobi.

Bird Island is small, can easily be explored by foot and for easy exploration of the island, visitors can hire a guided tour.


Food and Shopping in Bird Island:

Bird Island Lodge is the main accommodation centre on Bird Island, where visitors can find restaurants and gift shops. For more options, Mahe Island can be considered.


What to do in Bird Island?

  • Bird watching
  • Walking


What to see in Bird Island?


Bird watching tour:

Being a heaven for bird lovers, Bird Island itself is one of the top tourist destinations in Seychelles. Generally birds arrive the island by the late May and lay eggs and remains until the end of October. There are many tour operators offering affordable bird watching tours in Bird Island and in Mahe Island.


Bird Island Airport:

The Bird Island Airport is a small and well constructed airport on Bird Island, located at an elevation of 3 meters. The airport receives only charter flights and its pleasant surrounding will be a half day trip for visitors.


Mahe Island:

Mahe Island is the most important island in Seychelles, situated around 60 miles away from Bird Island. The island is home to the capital, Victoria and the most famous beach in Seychelles, Beau Vallon. Mahe Island is connected to Bird Island by charter flight service, catered by Air Seychelles.


Other places of interest in Bird Island and Mahe Island (around 60 miles) include:

  • Moyenne Island
  • Petite Anse Beach
  • Anse Intendance Beach
  • Morne Blanc
  • Seychelles National Botanical Gardens
  • Trois Freres Trail
  • Seychelles Natural History Museum
  • Spiaggia Anse Soleil
  • Victoria Market
  • Bel Ombre Beach
  • Clock Tower in Victoria
  • Spiaggia Anse Royale
  • Spiaggia Sunset Beach
  • Baie Ternay Marine National Park
  • Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden


When to visit Bird Island?

As bird watching is the main activity on the island, from May to October is the ideal time to visit Bird Island.


Where to stay in Bird Island?

The Bird Island Lodge is the prime option for accommodation on Bird Island and the lodge itself is large, offering all sorts of upgraded amenities. During high season, the lodge gets full packed, so it is advised for visitors to book rooms well in advance. In below list, the only first hotel on Bird Island and the rest of the hotels are on Mahe Island (around 60 miles from Bird Island):

  • Bird Island Lodge
  • Petit Amour Villa
  • Four Seasons Resort Seychelles
  • Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa
  • Constance Ephelia
  • Maia Luxury Resort & Spa
  • Banyan Tree Seychelles
  • Kempinski Seychelles Resort
  • Clef des Iles
  • Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove
  • Ocean View Guest House
  • Romance Bungalows
  • The Station Seychelles
  • Sunset Beach Hotel
  • Anse Soleil Beachcomber

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