Curieuse Island is a small island in Seychelles off the coast of Praslin Island. This small granite island is one of the most popular places to visit while in Seychelles for those seeking some of the most authentic island experiences.
From hikes to beaches to tortoise sanctuaries, Curieuse Island has it all. It is one of the most popular day trips from all major islands in Seychelles and a must-see during your visit. As one of the most beautiful islands in Seychelles, it really is a top island to see! Keep reading for a complete guide on how to get here, the best tours, and what to do!
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How to get to Curieuse island
Mahe to Curieuse Island
The best way to get from Mahe to Curieuse Island is with one of the many island-hopping day trips that depart daily.
Praslin to Curieuse Island
The best way to get from Praslin to Curieuse Island is with one of the many island-hopping day trips that depart daily.
La Digue to Curieuse Island
The best way to get from La Digue to Curieuse Island is with one of the many island-hopping day trips that depart daily.
Curieuse Island Tour
Curieuse Island Day Trip
The best place to take the Curieuse Island day trip is Praslin. Praslin is the closest island to Curieuse Island and the journey between the two is much shorter. With this option, you can enjoy more island hopping and time exploring without having to spend hours on board.
Things to do on Curieuse island
Hike Through the Jungle
Hiking through the jungle is one of the best ways to see and experience the lush flora of the island. With a guide, you will get detailed information on the trees, buildings, and animals which is super interesting. One of the most amazing things you will see is the mangrove trees lining the shore! Mangroves thrive on this island and take in the salt water and turn it into fresh water to feed themselves.
Be sure to get a guide so you can learn along the way.
Visit the Tortoise Sanctuary
There are hundreds of endemic Giant Tortoises on Curieuse Island roaming freely and happily. Seeing them here is easily one of the best things to do in Seychelles. In the late 1970s giant tortoises were relocated to Curieuse Island as part of a conservation project and have lived in a Turtle Sanctuary since. This is the best place in Seychelles to see them in their natural habitat with no enclosures or boundaries.
Enjoy a Day on the Beach
The beaches on Curieuse Island are simply beautiful. With the granite rocks, white sand and bright blue water it is about as heavenly as it gets. Spending some time swimming and enjoying the warm clean water is amazing!
View St. Pierre Island
St. Pierre Island is a small island with no inhabitants. You cannot land on the island and explore, but it’s a great place for snorkelling and viewing. If you visit Curious Island on a boat tour you will likely be allowed to swim around the island and admire all the fish is amazing.