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23 October

Anonyme

Island Group :   Inner Islands Group   
Area :   0.096 sq.km   

Description

Anonyme Island is only a stone’s throw from the international airport on the main island of Mahé.

Amid numerous ghost stories and tales of fabulous buried treasure, Anonyme plays a colourful role in the folklore of the islands that belies its small size.

Once owned by the St Jorre family who were among Seychelles' earliest settlers, Anonyme was destined to play an important role in the construction of the airport, becoming the chosen location for the storage of the explosives needed to accomplish the task.

Plant life on Anonyme is plentiful upon its area of 9.6 hectares, and the island plays host to rare species of trees such as bois noir (iron wood) as well as a magnificent banyan tree reputed to be more than 100 years old.

Anonyme boasts more than its fair share of bird life, and fruit bats are also to be found along with a number of giant land tortoises. The waters surrounding this tiny island are ideal for snorkelling and the isle commands spectacular views of sunsets and the other neighbouring inner islands.