Giant Tortoise Farm


Curieuse is a breeding centre for giant Aldabra tortoises. The wardens at the giant tortoise farm show visitors around the pens, after which you're free to explore the rest of the island. You can only visit on an organised boat excursion to the island; the entry fee to the farm is included in that price.

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Nearby Praslin attractions

1. Doctor's House

0.59 MILES

On Curieuse Island at Anse St José, this former doctor's home contains a small historical museum.

2. Anse Lazio

2.17 MILES

Anse Lazio, on the northwest tip of the island, is picture-perfect everywhere you look and often turns up in lists of the world's most beautiful beaches…

3. Rita's Art Studio & Gallery

2.23 MILES

Bright Seychellois landscapes and still lifes (think exotic flowers) bring much cheer to this gallery owned and run by local artist, Rita Morel, who can…

4. Anse Volbert


This long, gently arching beach is among the most popular strands on the island. It's great for safe swimming and sunbathing, and it's also good for water…

5. Praslin National Park

3.22 MILES

This national park is spread across the hills of Praslin's interior. At its core is the Unesco World Heritage–listed Vallée de Mai, one of the most…

6. Church

3.23 MILES

This sturdy local church will help you get your bearings along Praslin's west coast.

7. Grand Anse

3.33 MILES

Grand Anse has a long, typically beautiful beach, but swimming is only average, with shallow waters and a profusion of algae.

8. Vallée de Mai

3.34 MILES

Gorgeous World Heritage–listed Vallée de Mai is one of only two places in the world where the rare coco de mer palm grows in its natural state (the other…