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Curieuse Island

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Praslin Island, Seychelles
+248 4 225 115
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A good day visit from Praslin

This is a really beutiful island only 5-10 minutes by boat from Praslin Island. Free roaming giant... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Micke937
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Stockholm, Sweden
Worth it

You learn about tortoise in general... How they look right from 5 months to a couple of years old... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rashmi P
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This island is strictly protected to allow Giant tortoises to prosper.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trip” (40 reviews)
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Praslin Island, Seychelles
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really beutiful island only 5-10 minutes by boat from Praslin Island. Free roaming giant tortoises and good beaches.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You learn about tortoise in general... How they look right from 5 months to a couple of years old to a well grown 60 year old. Feeding them is fun A short trail takes you to a beach where you could swim and have lunch

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hired a taxi boat through Sagittarius taxi from the Paradise Sun Hotel - 10 minute crossing to a gorgeous beach and then we walked 40 minutes to the tortoise sanctuary - a long walk and not for anyone not able bodied to be honest...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Turtles are great! You can touch and caress them. There is a really very nice beach on the other side of the island with clear waters, deep ocean and very few of algae!

Thank Irina B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very much worth a visit on its own to see the giant tortoises – best reached by a walk across the island from the main landing point (a museum is also worth a quick stop). Otherwise from Praslin, the island can be combines with Cousin...More

Thank Alexander P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have taken curieuse and st pierre half day excursion trip and man, curieuse island is mind blowing. Its a small island which is dedicated ti preservation of giant tortoises and you can see hundreds of them roaming around. But you are supposed walk across...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a day trip from our hotel on Praslin to Curieuse. As we pulled up we met a giant tortoise on the beach, little did I know they’d be loads just a stones throw away. The tortoises were so friendly and seemed to...More

Thank Eady89
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Curieuse is an excellent location for those whose looking to have some relaxation enjoy with friends. The barbecue location is excellent.. the history of the island itself gives mystery to it... was worth while. Visited the island more than once nd there's always something new...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

We had visited Curieuse Island through a private boat tour via Angel Tours. This also included snorkeling near St. Pierre which is picture perfect island shown on all Seychelles photos. However, Curieuse was the highlight of our day - possibly our entire trip. The island...More

Thank SerendipityIndia
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Well we visited Curieuse island as a day trip from Cote D’Or beach. Is was quite nice, some very old turtles, mangroves, palms, crabs and more. The beaches are very white and the water crystal-clear! But at BBQ time (around 1 pm) it is full...More

Thank Miguel H
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hazarassaf
29 April 2018|
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Response from gillianweatherburn | Reviewed this property |
Hi. There is a tourist information office on Praslin. I’m sure you could sort it once you are there.
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Ankush G
18 August 2017|
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Response from Agi94 | Reviewed this property |
We went with a rubber boat to the island, therefore we landed just at the beginning of the sand. A bit of wet feet. Not really difficult other than to jump out of the rubber boat with the help of the other people.
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tango333
20 February 2017|
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Response from Evelyn H | Reviewed this property |
I recommend you go on an organized tour, e.g. we went with Ziblo. We were brought there, they gave us background information and then we were "let lose" to discover the island on our own, so we went on an easy hike (if... More
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