Alphonse - Seychelles
Alphonse Island lies in the heart of the Indian Ocean, 7° South of the Equator and 450 kms South West of Mahé, in the Outer Seychelles. She is a part of the Alphonse Group that extends 16 kms from North to South and comprises three islands: Alphonse in the North, Bijoutier and St Francois in the South.
The isolation of Alphonse acts as a magnet to migratory birds and Seychelles Bird Records Committee has recorded more bird species here than anywhere south of the granitics apart from Aldabra.
Things to See & Do
* Bird watching
* Marine life
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Seychellois rupee (SCR)
Language – French, English, Seychellois Creole
Population – 300 approx
Land Area - 1.74 km²
Electricity – 2 vertical square pins and one perpendicular below British style
Time – GMT plus four hours
International Country Telephone Code – + 248
Travel Links – The only international gateway to the Seychelles is Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) near Victoria. Flights are available