Talcum-powder beaches lapped by topaz waters, lush hills, a sublime laid-back tempo; these dreams of a tropical paradise become reality in the Seychelles.
Curieuse Island is a small granitic island (1.78 sq mi) in the Seychelles close to the north coast of the island of Praslin. Curieuse is notable for its bare red earth intermingled with the unique Coco de Mer palms, one of the cultural icons of the Seychelles, only being present on the two islands.
Aride Island, one of the finest jewels in the Indian Ocean, is also one of the world�s most important Nature Reserves. Blessed with a wealth of natural treasures Aride has remained a wild and beautiful paradise. The island was bought as a Nature Reserve in 1973 by Christopher Cadbury, and today is managed by the Island Conservation Society.
Ste Anne Marine National Park, off Victoria, consists of six islands, two of which rank among the most accessible of the Seychelles 115 islands � day trippers are permitted to land on Cerf Island and Moyenne Island. There's good snorkelling and each island has its own personality.