Sainte ( Ste ) Anne, the largest island in the Ste Anne Marine National Park, lies 4km off the east coast of Mahé and in close proximity to its neighbours, Cerf Island, Round Island and Moyenne Island
First settled in 1170 by French explorers, Sainte Anne Island is set in the middle of what is now the Sainte Anne Marine National Park; it is approximately 3 miles off the east coast of Mahe Island, Seychelles. Sainte Anne Island is a small, private island covering approximately 500 acres and is reached by private speedboat from mainland Mahe in around five minutes, the total time to reach Sainte Anne Island from Seychelles International Airport should be no more than fifteen minutes.
Sainte Anne Island is quite unspoilt with lush green tropical wooded areas which visitors to the island should take the opportunity to explore - there are many footpaths and trails through the forest which lead ultimately to height of some 800ft to the top of Sainte Anne Islands highest peak.
With three superb beaches, which in the right season it is still possible to see sea turtles laying their eggs or see the little ones scurrying down to the sea, Sainte Anne Island offers everything from relaxing waters, lazy woodland strolls to demanding mountain hikes.
Sainte Anne Island has been a luxury 5 Star resort with 87 villas of differing grades since 2002