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Mauritius: Construction project of ten eco-tourist bungalows on the Island of Cocos in the archipelago of Saint-Brandon

Photo Renaud Vandermeeren
Photo Renaud Vandermeeren
An eco-tourism project was presented in January 2013 at the Ministry of Local Government for the construction of a dozen bungalows on Cocos Island, the largest island of the archipelago of St. Brandon, wildlife and exceptional flora.
The Cocos Island hosts on its territory a high population of birds and sea turtles also lay their eggs on the beaches of the island during the year.
It is the fishing company, Raphael Fishing, which has 13 of the 28 islands of St. Brandon stewardship that initiated this singular eco-t
Transfer of tourists will thus be undertaken by seaplane with one to two flights per week depending on the period of the year you choose, since the boat crossing between Mauritius and Saint-Brandon is 27 hours on average.
The eco-tourism project encrypted between 220 and 275 million rupees (5,500,000 and 6.875.000 euros) aims a wealthy clientele and wants to attract to Cocos Island, about 320 tourists each year.
The latter will pay 20,000 rupees (500 euros) overnight to be hosted in the eco-tourism bungalows on the Cocos Island, as indicated in the newspaper Défi Quotidien.

Fabrice François

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