An idyllic getaway in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is one of the most popular destinations in the world for those looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy life on an island paradise. Made up of 115 islands, the Seychelles is home to breathtaking beaches and stunning flora and fauna that make it an ideal place to visit for nature lovers and those looking for an unforgettable outdoor adventure. One natural site of interest worth visiting is the Curieuse Marine National Park.
Located on Curieuse Island, this park boasts a rich biodiversity and the waters around the island are teeming with a wide range of marine life. Home to the iconic Coco de Mer palms, which can be found only on two islands in the Seychelles, Curieuse Island is also worth exploring.
A tour of the Curieuse Marine National Park usually begins at Baie Laraie where one will find such fascinating sights as giant tortoises. As you make your way through to Anse José, you will pass lush mangrove forests and the ruins of what was once a former leper colony, offering a truly remarkable sightseeing experience and outdoor excursion. Curieuse Island is also home to a large Aldabra Giant Tortoise population and provides plenty of photographic opportunities.
Not to be missed is a visit to the ‘Doctor’s House’ which showcases Creole colonial style architecture and which is now a museum offering insightful information regarding Curieuse Island. Nearby is an idyllic beach area frequented by sea turtles that are known to lay their eggs here.
Those planning to explore the awe-inspiring underwater world that lies beneath the sea around the island can undertake diving expeditions at such sites as Pointe Rouge and Coral Garden. Visitors in search of more relaxed outdoor activities can also try snorkelling at nearby St. Pierre.
Those heading to this enchanting destination and looking for a luxury hotel in Seychelles can stay at Raffles Praslin Seychelles. Located on the picturesque island of Praslin, this Seychelles hotel offers luxurious accommodation, a range of leisure facilities and also features its very own spa where one can find true peace of mind and rejuvenation amidst stunning coastal beauty.