Name: Cousine Island.
Where: The Seychelles. 6 km south-west of Praslin Island.
What: A little private tropical paradise caressed by the waves of the Indian Ocean, Cousine Island had until recently only had four pretty villas decorated in a graceful colonial style. A new presidential villa was launched in April this year. Nestled amid the luxuriant vegetation, but at only 30 m from the beach, the 625 sqm villa contains two spacious suites with bathrooms, a study, living room, dining room, gym and spa. To get around, guests use the electric golf carts. Capacity: 16 to 20 persons for the five villas.
Services: For the presidential villa: A butler, a chef and a chambermaid.
Extras: The Guest Conservation Ambassador, an ambitious ecosystem sustainability programme that encourages guests to participate in the conservation of this exceptional natural environment.
Price: On request. www.cousineisland.com