Aride Island Nature Reserve

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Aride Island Nature Reserve

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JNDK12
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia13 contributions
A protected nature reserve worth the trip. We took a helicopter (Zilair) to Aride and the experience was wonderful. This island is not for regular tourists but for those interested in birds & lizards. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We loved our visit here.
Written September 27, 2015
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pepePortsmouth
portsmouth8 contributions
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There are so many birds and lizards plus nature at its best its hard to beat it for lovers of nature. Its a bit of a trek uphill to the viewpoint but worth it to see the magnificent frigatebirds and the view from the top. Theres fairy terns, noddys, white tailed tropicbirds and magpie robins plus all their chicks everywhere in touching distance. You can take a boat from cote dor beach for a reasonable amount, the landing fee is 32euro or 600 roupees. The taxi boatmen prefer to go to cousin or curiese as they are nearer for them but you would be missing the best island in the seychelles, they dont have the same abundance of nature in either and the tour in cousin is much smaller. If you also have a bbq arranged by the boatman you get to stay on the fabulous beach for longer. You will get wet in the boat. All proceeds go to the conservation of the island. It is closed during the SE monsoon and in bad weather.
Written August 15, 2012
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Nello C
Rio de Janeiro, RJ3 contributions
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Private Island with white sand, perfect to relax with friends, family or honeymooners. Great food!! We had the best sushi ever.
Written June 17, 2019
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Deryn H
Waterlooville, UK2,222 contributions
Couples
We came to this island as a group, part of a general tour of the islands. We had to rely on locals to take us to the beach and the wet landing onto the beach which was quite a shock as we hit the beach at such a rate. Not for the frail! We were split into small groups and each had a local guide. We were taken on a nice walk along the inner shoreline spotting baby white tailed tropic bird, fairy terns on eggs, sooty terns, finches, Tropical Sheerwater, Manx sheerwater nests, all along the path, loads of skinks, Bronze eyed geckos etc. Then we started to climb to 100 metres elevation to a viewpoint. It was very humid and quite hot despite being early, with some steep rocky paths. The view wasn’t that spectacular but because of our elevation we did get some nice top shots of frigate birds and terns. We came back down the same way. We went a slightly different route back when we got to the bottom and passed by a massive ‘Shoots’ tree which is like a large mangrove tree with massive frond hanging down. I wouldn't recommend going to the top unless you want a challenge, the view definitely wasn't spectacular.
Written February 6, 2018
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K_Vanhinsbergh
Ipswich, UK8 contributions
We arranged our own trip to Aride through our hotel with Angel tours. Arrival on the island is exciting and memorable! If you are into birdwatching it is a must do visit, your only chance to see Magpie Robins in the wild. Magical place with views of many birds at close quarters. Excellent guided walk. My only regret is I couldn't buy a T shirt as we were pressed for time and the wardens were busy getting everyone off the island. Loved every minute!
Written January 27, 2018
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Aarthi M
Seychelles41 contributions
Friends
It's a gift to be in aride island... we went with the nature walk organised by the NSC it was indeed a great experience to be with the unique flora fauna.. some of them exclusively at aride like the Wright's gardina Flower... the noddy birds and the geckos... and what an amazing view point... not to forget the extraordinary team of staffs and volunteers... remember to take plenty of water...
Written December 11, 2016
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Ela R
23 contributions
Friends
Amazing beach, amazing birds, amazing views! However you need to remember to bring a lot of water with you, as it is not always possible to buy it there.
Written February 1, 2016
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Sue B
Yeovil, UK87 contributions
Family
Still a bit of a secret. Birds are the main reason for visiting here and it's well worth it. Everything is mainly as nature intended.
Written June 1, 2015
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MikeGrahamHermanus
Hermanus248 contributions
Couples
Despite its small size Aride is a wonderful experience to get close to nature and the birds that live and nest there. The trip isn't cheap (13000 SCR for a private charter) + landing fees but it is well worth the few hours there. A guided walk along the beach, through the pisonia trees and forest and up to the look-out point is an experience. The guide we had was very knowledgeable and you get so close to the nesting birds for wonderful photos. The island needs to project itself more as a tourist attraction I think. They have a nice shop there but it is CASH ONLY and that stops a lot of visitors from buying anything. Prices are cheap compared to other shops. Trips are limited by the wind and best time is March to May when the wind id lightest. It is closed for 3 months of the year because of wind/swell conditions.
Written May 9, 2014
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Viajera Argentina
Argentina214 contributions
Family
For a complete glimpse of Seychelles natural environment you can choose to visit this very well kept natural reserve. Most of the bird marvels you get into contact with in Bird Island are also here waiting to be photographed. A very kind guide leads you along the nature paths and promptly answers any question. The best part? The roller -coaster -like landing of the zodiac on the beach! Be careful to hold your belongings fast!
Written June 26, 2012
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