Relax and feel part of the family in this homey, converted farmhouse. The food here is famous, and for good reason--delicious and plentiful, meals are prepared using the island's organically produced meats, dairy products, and vegetables.
Accommodation is provided within en suite rooms in the main house or the adjoining cottage. The house can accommodate up to 8 people in 1 double and 3 twin rooms all of which have ensuite bathroom facilities. All meals are taken with the family.
Carcass Island is self-sufficient in organic vegetables, meat and dairy products, all of which you will be able to sample as it is prepared. Visitors have the pleasure of eating the Island's own organically grown food which is both delicious and plentiful.
MANAGER'S HOUSE AMENITIES
* 1 double room, 3 twin rooms, 1 triple room
* En-suite bathrooms for double and twin rooms
* Full-board accommodations (packed lunches provided on tours)
* Comfortable sun room, large lounge and honesty bar
* Within walking distance of lush gardens
* Full-day excursion by boat to West Point Island available
About Carcass Island
Lying to the northwest of the Falklands archipelago, this is one of the most picturesque outer-lying islands. In its 100 plus years of habitation it has had only three environmentally conscious owners and an absence of cats and rats, making the luxuriant, well established hedges and trees an attractive home to many small birds such as the Cobb's wren, Black-chinned siskins and Falklands thrush. The sandy beaches, rolling hills and low cliffs are superb platforms from which to view the multitude of sea and shore birds that either breed or feed on and around Carcass Island. These include the Gentoo and Magellanic penguin, Yellow-billed pintail and Flightless steamer duck, Magellanic oystercatcher, Rock shag, Striated caracara and Red-backed hawk.
From here you will be able to enjoy the settlement gardens which have almost a tropical feel with their Monterey cypress trees, New Zealand cabbage palms and flax, and colourful array of flowers.
Stanley Hill, just behind the settlement, gives commanding views across Byron sound to West Falkland, and from Mount Byng (304m) one can see as far as the Jasons and Pebble Island on one side and away to New Island on the other.
Both the north and south of the island provide great hiking opportunities, taking in beaches (some good beachcombing), and interesting flora, penguin colonies, and sheltered dunes which make great picnic spots,
The care and freedom from predation has left Carcass Island with a slightly different ambiance to anywhere else in the Falklands which is immediately evident and which really needs to be experienced rather than described. As there are no guided excursions you will have plenty of time to explore this very special small island completely at your own leisure.
Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.