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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  • Beautiful island, unspoiled nature and lanscapes. You can interact closely with the tortoises and there is only one beach you are allowed to swim and snorkel.  more »
  • Just behind a beautiful beach you will find a large number of hungry turtles waiting only af the bananas of the visitors. Wide-ranging, new specimens can be found again and again, and individual animals also appear on other beaches of the island. On a beautiful (signposted) path you can get to a beautiful beach. This is also where lunch is buffet. There are also showers and toilets.
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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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