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Round Island

Duration: Half Day

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Scattered like sparkling gems in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles stretch from the coast of East Africa to India. This stunning archipelago, which comprises 115 granite and coral islands, are remnants of the ancient Gondwanaland continent, left scattered in the ocean millions of years ago when the Indian subcontinent broke off from Africa. The Seychelles is an alluring paradise and a popular honeymoon destination, but these romantic islands are not just renowned for their pristine white-sand beaches and clear, azure waters. You will also dramatic scenery, found nowhere else in the world; exotic flora and fauna, rare birds, stunning coral reefs and fantastic food.

The Seychelles is the most famous of all the Indian Ocean islands for its authentic Créole cuisine. The small but beautiful Round Island is renowned for its mouth-watering lunches at Chez Gaby restaurant, made by owner Doris Calais, who has earned herself an excellent reputation for her fine Creole cuisine. Local residents and holiday makers alike flock here to enjoy some of the best food in the Seychelles, savouring the taste of marinated tuna steaks, aubergine fritters, fried eggplant, fish curry and other delicious Creole delicacies.

Your tour starts by taking a scenic boat ride on sparkling turquoise waters to St Anne Marine National Park, located about 5km from Victoria, the capital city of the Seychelles. The Marine Park is made up of six islands, including Round Island, and was one of the first of its kind in the Indian Ocean, created in 1973 for the preservation of local wildlife. Here you will descend deep into the clear waters of the Indian Ocean via a semi-submersible sub sea viewer. This is an excellent way to get close to the beautiful coral reefs and colourful tropical fish without getting wet. Over 150 species of fish can be found here, as well as green turtles, hawksbill turtles, starfish, spiny lobsters, octopus, stingrays and many other fascinating marine creatures.

Afterwards, you can actually feed the fish and snorkel at Round Island, where you can experience this awe-inspiring underwater world firsthand. With a surface area of just over three hectares, this beautiful coral island can easily be explored on foot. For several years, until 1942, the island was used as a quarantine area for female lepers. Today it is a small piece of paradise, dense with lush vegetation.

After lunch, relax and enjoy a short siesta in the shade under the trees or spend more time snorkeling and swimming in the calm, crystal clear waters. This is a day of blissful tranquility and relaxation.

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