Cosmoledo Atoll’s pristine and untouched ecosystem boasts vast, wadeable sand flats, beautiful islands of different shapes and sizes as well as a wonderful lagoon. With very little human pressure on its environment over the years the encounters you’ll experience are proof of how remote and preserved this magnificent atoll is.
Cosmoledo Atoll is situated just over 1,000 km from the main island of Mahé, and a mere stone’s throw from the World Heritage Site of Aldabra. Cosmoledo forms part of the Outer Islands of the Seychelles and is one of the last vestiges of conservation in the region.
The Atoll was named after a Portuguese navigator who was part of João da Nova’s crew, and the islands of Menai and Wizard were named after ships that explored the atoll during the Morseby Expedition in 1822. In 1878, the atoll was visited by Sergeant Rivers. One or two men inhabited each of the islands and in 1901 the exploitation of guano was taking place on North-east Island. Later years saw the drying of mangrove bark for export and the atoll used as a fishing and turtle hunting station until 1992 when it was abandoned.
The remote location makes Cosmoledo a place of wild natural splendor. Habitats include sand dunes, expansive flats, mangroves, grassland and a dramatically fluctuating lagoon. This unique combination creates a hotspot of biodiversity. The Atoll with its scattered islands is home to large populations of endemic birds like Boobies, Terns, and Frigatebirds. The lagoon and its sandy beaches are favored by large populations of Hawksbill and Green Turtles for nesting and a host of feisty fish species on the flats.
Get ready for an adventure in an island paradise setting. Guests now get to explore the beauty and natural wonders unique to the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. Are you ready?
Cosmoledo Atoll offers a single eco-camp situated on Wizard Island. With its commitment to the conservation, preservation and protection of the natural resources of Cosmoledo, this truly is where nature meets creative hospitality. The 8 Eco Pods will provide comfort-in-style accommodation with all the luxury amenities needed.
“Our 2 scuba dives were well organised, all equipment brand new and the 2 dive masters extremely professional. We saw an amazing variety of fish and the coral was breathtaking.”
“Snorkelling with the GTs proved a memorable experience, as they zip around like heat-seeking missiles”
The 8 recrafted Eco Pods, draw in a sense of serenity and adventure from the unspoiled beauty of its surroundings, whilst at the same time exuding a unity with its location.
The 8 Eco Pods are custom designed to blend with the natural surroundings.
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