Dotted with coco-de-mer palms and thick stands of mangroves, Curieuse Island yachting is a typical example of the unparalleled beauty you’ll find in the Seychelles. In the distant past, the island was the site of a leper colony. Today, it’s a cruising paradise.
Moorings are available. The best anchorage in northwesterly winds is in the cove of Baie Laraie.
Dinghy dockage: No dinghy dockage is available.
A short hike from Baie Laraie across the island to Anse José takes you on a boardwalk running through a mangrove forest. Amid the foliage are the ruins of the leper colony, and near the beach at Anse José is The Doctor’s House, where the island’s physician lived. Built in the Creole Colonial style, the house is now a museum that highlights the history of the island. On the beach, giant tortoises bask in the sun. Barbecues on the beach are popular, as is snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing. The snorkeling is particularly good around the nearby islet of St. Pierre. Taken together, all these attractions make cruising in Curieuse Island waters a memorable and inspiring adventure.
No facilities for yachts are available.