Natural landmarks on Curieuse island, part of the beautiful Seychelles. The Granite Island is relatively small about three square kilometers and is located near the Praslin island . The soil on the Curieuse island is red as well as the smooth granite stones located on the shore.
They are the main landmark on Curieuse, as well as the coco de mer palm trees, which also grow on the neighboring islands of La Digue and Praslin. The name of the Curieuse island comes from the French schnauzer La Curieuse under the command of Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne.
In 1768, when the French stepped on the Seychelles, a massacre of giant turtles began massing. Three years later, the same Frenchmen set fire to all the palm trees to make it easier to harvest the coco de mer. The fire has destroyed many types of vegetation and animal life.
Traces of fire can also be seen in some parts of the Curieuse island . Another interesting historical fact is the colony of lepers, which existed from 1829 to 1965. It is precisely during these years that the Curieuse island manages to recover completely in its present shine. Today, the residence of the French doctor Anse St. Joseph was turned into a museum.
Again, a major fire broke out in 1967, destroying a large part of the plants in this fabulous place. The government then imposed serious prohibitions to preserve and preserve this island. In 1979 it was declared a Curieuse Marine National Park.
Aldabra attorney was brought 300 giant turtles to fill the population that was destroyed. All this can be seen if you visit the Curieuse island . For this purpose several pedestrian eco paths have been created in the park. In addition to the coco de mer palm trees, you can see from a few species of parrots, a number of crows and local endemic species of animals.
Most visitors choose the beautiful beaches on the island, which is understandable of course. The shallow warm water, the lack of large waves and the fine white sand are enough for an unforgettable holiday in the Seychelles. There is an eco path between Baie Laraie and Anse St. Jose.
It passes through the mangrove forest, then through the ruins of the buildings of the lepers, reaches the colonial house of physician William MacGregor, who has been turned into a museum. Right on the beach you can see the giant turtles nesting their eggs if you are in the right season. Here is the device, the only volunteer of Global Vision International, who monitors the environment.
He gathers data on the fish in the lagoon, the coral, the turtles and the coco de mer palms. There is no possibility to stay on the Curieuse island because there are no hotels. Most tourists staying on the nearby island of Praslin come only here during the day with motor boats or yachts.
The distance is several kilometers on the water. The western part of the island of Kurus is stony and not suitable for sunbathing. That's why the eastern part is perfect for bathing and snorkelling. Get ready for a true vacation in the Seychelles because it's one way to live.