Aride Island Nature Reserve


Aride-Island   Aride Island Nature Reserve

Type of Attraction :  Nature Reserve, Eco tourism site

Address :                Grand Anse, Praslin

Tel :                       +248 4 32 16 00 / 4 32 48 07

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Aride Island, one of the finest jewels in the Indian Ocean, is also one of the world’s most important Nature Reserves. Blessed with a wealth of natural treasures Aride has remained a wild and beautiful paradise.

The island was bought as a Nature Reserve in 1973 by Christopher Cadbury, and today is managed by the Island Conservation Society.

Aride is home to one million breeding seabirds of ten species, endemic birds such as Magpie Robins, Fodies, Brush Warblers and Blue Pigeon, Endemic Plants like wrights Gardenia and Turtle beaches and rich marine life.

No vessels other than those of the reserve are allowed to land on Aride Island. As such visitors will have to disembark from their vessel and board the islands' boat for transfer onto the island.


Landing fee (includes guided walk):

Adults: SCR500 p.p.

Professional Photographer fees: Euro100 per day

Filming fees: Euro400 per day

Children between the ages of 5-14: SCR250

Children under the age of 5: Free


Opening hours:

Sundays-Thursdays: Landing Time 0930hrs - 1000hrs

Fridays & Saturdays by appointment only.