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Sainte Anne National Park – A place for your family postcard photos

By Rahul - May 22, 2020
Seychelles Island | Photo by Ian Badenhorst on Unsplash

Directly connecting with nature is what people nowadays miss out on. People want an escape all of this stress. The main stress is that people are just stuck with their phones more than nature. Even when they are with nature, all they want is a picture and nothing else.. Well connecting with nature is what Seychelles is all about. Planning a holiday getaway to just relieve your stress, this is the best place to lose it. The fresh air against your face, the constant crashing of the waves and the fresh air that you breathe in rejuvenates you very much. Seychelles is an archipelagic island country in the Indian Ocean, 1500 km from mainland Africa. This article is all about the most famous Sainte Anne Marine National Park.

Seychelles Boulders on beach
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Sainte Anne National Park

The colourful Coral reefs, Pristine beaches, dive sites and a wide variety of marine wildlife are all about the Sainte Anne National Park. This is a complete fantasy land to one who enters it for the first time. Indulge in the raging water sports here surrounded by turquoise water around you. This place is 5 km from Victoria Island and it covers up to 14.4 sq. km. This is an all-round destination but the best time to visit this place is November through February. The water sports are a must-do activity at the Sainte Anne National Park. This national park is a 20-minute ferry ride from the Victoria port to the Sainte Anne Island.

Coral reefs in Seychelles (Sainte Anne National Park)
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Timings & Tickets:

The timings of the Sainte Anne National Park will be from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. It is open throughout the week except for the Sundays. One of the best things about the place is that there are no entrance fees for the park.

The Rich wildlife of the Sainte Anne National Park:

The region has 75 endemic species of fauna. These contain the moss seaweeds, algae, plantations and coastal shrubs. Likewise, the island has more than 1000 different species of marine animals. These consist of the Fishes, amphibians and reptiles. A very vibrant set of animals are found here like the Eagle rays, Pipefish, bottlenose dolphins and sea turtles. These are the main reasons why people flock to this park.

Turtles at Seychelles (Sainte Anne National Park)
P.C – Nici Keil from Pixabay

Things to do

Snorkelling:

Known for its colourful sets of coral reefs, Snorkelling is a most sought after activity here. Between Sainte Anne island and Moyenne island is the most popular spot for Snorkeling and Scuba diving. Apart from the reefs, you will be able to see various flora and fauna present. This is one great opportunity to explore the hidden gems of the sea.

Scuba Diving at Seychelles
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Glass Bottom Boat ride:

Another great reason to see the flora and the fauna but without coming in contact with the water. Most families prefer this activity as this is less dangerous and also get to see the colourful reefs and the diversified marine life.

Coral Reefs in Sainte Anne National Park
Image credits –  Zhou C.X on Unsplash

Swimming and Surfing:

Swimming and surfing are allowed in few of the island of this national park. Long Island, Cerf Island and Round Island have shallow water and are perfect for swimming and family picnics. An ideal way to spend your holidays is by lazing around in the natural and man-made pools.

A man Surfing, Seychelles
Image credits – Anton Repponen on Unsplash

Seychelles is one such place which is on top of the bucket list for most travellers as this place offers everything. Never miss out on visiting this Park while visiting Seychelles. Customise your own Seychelles itinerary with Majority activities by yourself in the Pickyourtrail Website. Create the best of the Seychelles Holiday Packages with our tour experts. Also, look out on fresh contents on travel on our website.

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