The Perfect Island Visit!
A sanctuary for flora and fauna, Curieuse Marine national Park, brings you as close to nature as anyone could wish. On this relatively small island there is an intriguing unique biodiversity. Curieuse is home to a significant collection of Seychelles' endemic species, from giant tortoises introduced from Aldabra and endemic birds, to the worlds biggest nut, the legendary coco de mer.
The island is the only other place, apart from the Vallee de Mai world heritage site, where the coco de mer palm grows naturally.
Visitors to this paradise are offered an array of outdoor experiences. One can follow the guided nature trails, which includes the Baie Laraie to Anse Jose, and the Anse badamier Trail, bird watching of both land birds, sea birds and the abundant moorhen, barbeques, snorkeling and diving. Visitors who follow the marked trail around the island soon discover the full extent of its natural treasures.
In 1979 Curieuse and surrounding waters were declared the Curieuse Marine National Park in order to protect the native wildlife. Today it is the home of roughly 500 Aldabra Giant Tortoise, 300 of which live at the Ranger's Station and approximately 200 in the wild.