Discover the Treasures of the St. Anne Marine Park - Our 'Backyard'
Today, we invite you to explore our backyard, the magnificent St. Anne Marine Park in Seychelles. As neighbours to this ecological gem, we take pride in sharing its wonders with you.
Imagine a pristine marine sanctuary where turquoise waters embrace vibrant coral reefs and lush green islands dot the horizon. Welcome to our backyard - a treasure trove of biodiversity and natural beauty that promises an unforgettable experience like no other.
What is it?
Nestled just a few nautical miles from the main island of Mahe, the St. Anne Marine Park is a haven of marine conservation and a testament to Seychelles' commitment to preserving its natural treasures. Established in 1973, this marine park covers approximately 6 square kilometers (2.3 square miles) of protected waters and five captivating islands.
What Makes it so Special?
What sets the St. Anne Marine Park apart is its thriving marine ecosystem, which encompasses seagrass beds, coral reefs, and mangrove habitats. The crystal-clear waters are home to a diverse array of marine species, from colourful reef fish to graceful sea turtles and rays. Snorkelers and divers are in for a treat, as the park invites them to witness the mesmerising dance of life beneath the waves.
Islands of the St. Anne Marine Park
St. Anne Island
The largest island in the marine park, St. Anne, is a true tropical paradise. Fringed with pristine beaches and surrounded by clear waters, it offers excellent snorkeling and swimming opportunities. Visit the historic St. Anne Marine National Park Centre to learn about the park's conservation efforts and its significance to Seychelles' biodiversity.
Known as the "Robinson Crusoe" island, Moyenne exudes a tranquil charm. Heralded the 'World's Smallest Nature Reserve' you can embark on a nature walk through the island's lush vegetation and spot endemic bird species, giant tortoises and a treasure trove of historical artefacts.
The smallest island ion our list, round island was once a sanctuary for giant tortoises. Now it hosts a small eco-friendly hotel, which you can visit for lunch with a reservation. Not hungry, you can still enjoy the beaches of Round Island.
As its name suggests, Long Island is the elongated jewel of the marine park. Uninhabited and undeveloped, it presents an untouched slice of Seychellois wilderness. Explore its rocky shores and discover hidden coves that provide a serene escape from the world.
The last but certainly not least on our list is Cerf Island. Boasting idyllic beaches and a relaxed atmosphere, its calm waters are perfect for kayaking, while the lush interior begs to be explored. Cerf Island is the ideal spot for a laid-back day amid nature's splendour.
We hope that you have enjoyed this quick tour of Eden Island Marina's most beautiful neighbour. We hope you've been enticed you to add a visit to your list!
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