Curieuse Island, Praslin Island

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#1 of 13 in Nature in Seychelles
A small and pristine landmass floating on the cerulean Indian Ocean, Curieuse Island remains a slice of undisturbed paradise. Covering just 2.86 sq km (1.1 sq mi), this tiny speck off the north coast of Praslin features deep red earth and bio-reserve forests. Walk through dense mangrove forests--home to the extremely rare and iconic Coco de Mer palm--and keep an eye out for the giant Aldabra tortoise colony and a rare sighting of a Seychelles black parrot. Most visitors to the island choose to visit with a tour operator, as there are no restaurants or facilities on site. Arrange to visit Curieuse Island and other attractions in Praslin Island using our Praslin Island tour itinerary maker tool .
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  • The trip to Curiuse should be done first and foremost to see up close the typical giant tortoises of the Seychelles, but also to cross the mangrove forest to get to the doctor's house where lepers were once confined. Beautiful daily
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  • A little gem just a few minutes' boat ride from Praslin on the side of Anse Volbert, this island enchants for the giant turtles that live in absolute freedom. They do not fear the human presence, they allow themselves to be caressed and willingly eat the fallen leaves offered by visitors. Although, alas, mankind always stands out, as evidenced by the signs urging them not to spoil the vegetation because turtles know how to feed themselves... Beautiful sea, lovely beach and, for the most sporty, the possibility to trek inside the island Excursion not to be missed!
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  • Nice view, good guides, very interesting information about turtle, coco de mare, beaches are nice
  • This island was originally used by the British and French as a dumping ground for unwanted slaves with leprosy. Just an interesting fact.
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