Aride - Seychelles
Aride Island is the northernmost granitic island in the Seychelles. It is located 10 km north of Praslin and is 68 hectares in area. A nature reserve, it is leased and managed by the Island Conservation Society of Seychelles. The only inhabitants are the reserve's staff.
Over 1.25 million seabirds regularly breed on Aride including the world's largest colony of Lesser Noddy, the largest Seychelles population of Roseate Terns and the world's largest colony of Tropical Shearwater. There is also an enormous roost of non-breeding frigatebirds.
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
Port Location - To prevent rats and other pests from coming ashore, there is no landing dock. Visitors are rowed in from the boat by pirogue (canoe) and that can be quite an experience, especially when the surfs up.
Travel Links – Aride is accessible by boat from Praslin (30 mins).
The only international gateway to the Seychelles is Seychelles International Airport (SEZ) near Victoria. Flights