Bird Island is like no other place on earth. It is the sanctuary home of the most Sooty Terns on the planet. Nearly 1MM migrate and nest there. About 5 Giant tortoises inhabit Bird Island, as well as a dozen other species of birds. Bring ear plugs for sleeping. There is no AC and the chalets are open-air, allowing for a realistic CO-habitation with non-threatening critters. There is a nest in every area of each tree, on the island. The by-product of a natural bird sanctuary is phosphorous and can irritate people who are sensitive to smells. The food is marginal, but true to Seychellian culture. The staff is more than pleasant. The service is sincere, warm, friendly and knowledgeable. The amenities in the lodge and rooms are dated. For the price-point, do not expect a resort or comforts. The bed is comfortable and the rooms are large, the showers have warm water. But where can you have giant tortoise greet you daily outside your chalet door or on a walk? Come to be awed by nature, beautiful white sand beaches, clear and warm waters, amazing sunsets, roaming with the tortoise and a wild-habitat that you cannot buy anywhere else. A 3 or 4 night stay seems sufficient. Green and Hawksbill Turtles lay their eggs here. Inquire times if you are planning your trip around this wonder. We have been to Bird two years in a row (and are from the states). The weather is high 80’s, low 90’s in spring. We love the outdoors and good people. Come experience a place like no-other on earth.