Eden Island, man-made though by first time visitors often mistaken as a ‘real island’ continues to be the success story it was intended to become, when the idea was first launched a few years ago.
Now largely complete, with shopping, offices, apartments, condominiums, residences and of course the all important marina, the island today has 580 completed residential units available, of which some 460 have now been sold.
As a gated estate, entry is across a guarded bridge with entrance controls similar to when entering a resort or hotel, security is second to none and with all amenities now complete, residents – should they so wish – could happily stay for weeks at end on Eden Island, though would of course miss the splendid attractions and sights of elsewhere on the archipelago’s main island of Mahe. Notably have the developers paid particular attention to the landscaping across the island and created a nursery for local trees, shrubs and flowers, all of which were then planted to not just ‘green’ the island but also to create that unique flair the Seychelles are known for, colourful scented flowers, shrubs and palms lining the roads and gracing the gardens.
(Eden Island as seen through the lense of this correspondent’s camera from an elevated view point over the capital Victoria)
No wonder did the Eden Island Development Company start 2014 with the good news of having bagged three awards at a property development award ceremony in Dubai recently, namely ‘Best Development: Multiple Units in Seychelles‘ and also ‘Best Development Multiple Units for Africa‘. Eden Island also received a Highly Commended accolade in the Development Marketing category.
Eden Island is open for tourist visitors who can rent an apartment or a residence, while owners are on purchase granted residency rights in the Seychelles, and with most properties a mooring place for a yacht coming as part of the deal, sailors from around the world have been eyeing Eden Island as a place where the climate is all summer, all year round, offering excellent sailing around not just Mahe but across the seas of the entire archipelago.
Seychelles, truly Another World. Visit www.seychelles.travel for more information about accommodation as well as the attractions the islands hold for visitors and it is worth to remember, the Seychelles require NO VISA from visitors no matter where they come from.