Felicite Island, La Digue Island

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Félicité Island is a small heavy forested granitic island 4km east of La Digue in the Seychelles. It is the fifth largest island in the Seychelles archipelago, measuring 2.68km2.
Up until the 1970s it was a coconut plantation that had a population of about 50. In the late 19th century, Félicité was home to Sultan Abdullah of Perak, who was exiled here by the British.
In 2007, the Seychelles government granted a 99-year lease for the then-uninhabited island, which was taken over by Singaporean real estate developer Kishore Buxani in 2013. Buxani and Mukesh Valabhji, a Seychellois developer, started the construction of a resort in mid-2013. Today, the Six Senses Zil Pasyon resort, with 30 villas and a spa, covers a third of the island.
Félicité and four granitic neighboring islands are considered "satellite islands" of La Digue. These four islands are routinely visited by tourists:
Ile Cocos: a tiny islet (.017 km²) off the north coast of Félicité which has been part of a marine park since 1996. Les Soeurs (The Sisters): which consists of Grande Soeur at 0.84km2 and Petite Soeur at 0.34km2. For much of the 20th century they were coconut plantations. Marianne Island: An island of 238acre east of Félicité. The southern tip of Marianne is considered a "world class" diving location.

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  • We did a day snorkelling boat trip and the place was amazing. Crystal clear water with variety of fish ... all beautiful colours ... just amazing.  more »
  • Isolotto mostly private and occupied by a prestigious hotel. This island is included in the snorkeling excursion of the 3 islands (Great Soeur, Coco Island and Felicitè Island), which I booked at the port with Mr. Hyacinthe Bouchreau. Since we are not all snorkelling enthusiasts it is necessary, before confirming, to negotiate the descent on foot on this island that could have happened without problems as long as you are on the free beach next to the hotel.
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  • Félicité island - beautiful nature, colorful fish, underwater fun with turtles. Clear water with corals.
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