Established in 1973, Sainte Anne Marine National Park was among the Indian Ocean’s first marine parks. It protects life both in the water and on the park’s eight tiny islands, which form a part of the island nation of Seychelles. Its eight square miles are perfect for snorkeling, scuba-diving, wind-surfing, and boat cruises in glass-bottomed vessels that allow you to see the ocean world below.
The park is just a few miles from Seychelles’ main island of Mahé, making it easily accessible for day trips. Visitors can also stay on a resort within the park for seclusion and luxury amid an idyllic natural setting.
Sainte Anne Marine National Park offers sanctuary to a unique concentration of underwater ecosystems. Explore the colorful coral reefs and abundant seagrass meadows for tropical fishes, manta rays, sea turtles, and the occasional bottlenose dolphin. Motorsports like water- and jet-skiing are forbidden, so you’re guaranteed a peaceful environment in which to enjoy nature’s gifts.