Thanks to the sustainable way of tourism Socotra goes for the island stays clean from hotel resorts and mass tourism attractions. However, local people are prepared to provide tourist services such as guides, cars, boats, meals and to help you to get easily around.
Hotels with TV, running water and restaurants can be found only in Hadibu. Around the island, you can also sleep in an eco-lodge or in campsites where facilities are simpler. Anyway, you will usually get running water, a shower and toilets. The price includes three meals but you won’t be charged for meals you skip.
You need to bring your own camping gear or you can hire it. The campsites offering their services are now: Dihamri, Homhill, Amak, Rosh and Skund. More campsites are planned to be managed by local communities in the future.
For snorkeling and diving, you can hire equipment at the spot for decent prices. Pay attention to a dive instructor since strong currents flow around the island having resulted in deaths of several tourists.
An “endemic” species is one that is restricted in distribution. In other words, it can be found in only one place in the world and does not occur anywhere else. Socotra has many endemics.