Île St. Pierre
An Island to Make Snorkellers' Hearts Beat Faster
St. Pierre is just one of the many small islands in the Côte d'Or bay on Praslin's north-west coast. This tiny, 5,000 square-metre island lies about 1.5 km away from the beach of Anse Volbert.
The granite rock that towers out of the turquoise sea, with its small palm crown, epitomises the Seychelles perfectly. St. Pierre is popular with snorkellers and sailors, and you can also swim here if you like. Almost every boat trip from the neighbouring island of Praslin finishes its tour with a snorkelling excursion here. In addition to countless colourful reef fish, you will also likely see sea turtles here, while, high above the island, white-tailed tropical birds fly around, surveying the area.
Until 1972, guano was mined on the island, and since 1979, the island has been a part of the Curieuse Marine National Park. The latest information on boat rides and snorkelling trips to St. Pierre can be obtained from your holiday accommodation.