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West Falkland Islands
Self-catering accommodation
A Natural Paradise

Welcome to Saunders Island, 3 miles off the North coast of the West Falkland.
This was the site of Port Egmont, the first British settlement in 1765. Its ruins can be seen about 30 minutes walk away from the settlement.

Saunders Island Settlement June 2002

King Penguin nesting at the Neck, Saunders Island

Fluffy Albatross

King Penguins

There are two self-catering cottages in the settlement. The larger of the two can sleep up to 10 people.In 2 twin rooms, 1 single, a double room and 1 3-bedded room. It has central heating throughout, 4 bedrooms, shower room, bathroom and toilet. There is a kitchen with gas cooker and fridges, sitting room with radio and TV and a dining room. Duvets,bed linen, crockery and utensils are supplied. (beds are always made for guests arrival)

Black Browed Albatrosses

Jackass Penguins in the surf

There is a stone cottage built in 1875 Extensively modernised, it has kitchen, toilet, bathroom(bath shower and WC) scullery and 3 bedrooms, one double-room, two twin rooms central heating through out. This cottage is in the settlement and has a beautful view of the harbour. The kitchen is well equipped with washing machine fridge and gas cooker. Duvets, bed linen crockery and utensils are provided. There is also a television and radio. A small store is in the settlement where basic tinned and dried Goods may be purcashed.HOWEVER THESE MUST BE PURCHASED IN CASH STERLING.Land rover excursions are available to the Black Browed Albatross colonies and also the prime wildlife location on Saunders at "The Neck". and

Black Browed Albatross

There is basic accommodation in a Two-roomed Portacabin at the Neck, which is 10 miles (1 hours drive) from the airstrip. Carpeted throughout, the accommodation has a gas cooker, heater and gas water heater. There is one room with two sets of bunk beds and 2 single beds in the kitchen area. There is a bathroom consisting of bath, sink and WC, which have been built onto the cabin. Duvets, bed linen, crockery and utensils are all provided.The Neck offers superb wildlife at your door but is isolated-you may see no one from the time you are transported to the cabin until early on the morning of the day of departure.There is superb walking but no vehicular excursions. The Neck, is a narrow sandy isthmus, is one of Falklands supreme wildlife sites.Either in sight of the cabin or a stroll away are all the Falklands more common breeding varieties of penguin: Magallenic,Gentoo and Rockhopper. There is also a colony of King Penguins, also to be seen by the sharp-eyed is a lonely chinstrap who sits with the gentoo penguins. Close by is one of Saunders Islands miles of cliff top Black Browed Albatross colonies-truly a breathtaking site. A little futher away, but still within walking distance, there are Elephant Seals.

Gentoo Penguin on the Beach


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