Roughly 20 minutes from Mahé by slow boat, this Marine National Park has one of the largest areas of sea grass of the granitic islands where green and hawksbill turtles are often found. Bottlenose Dolphins also frequent the park. There are Creole restaurants on the islands of Moyenne and Cerf with a number of excellent gourmet restaurants on Ste. Anne itself. Ste. Anne Island was the location of Seychelles’ first settlement in 1770, away from the once crocodile-infested swamps on Mahé. Once a whaling station, during the Second World War Ste. Anne was also a base for the Royal Marines defending Victoria Harbor. It is alleged that there is a rich treasure buried on nearby Moyenne Island while Round Island was once a leper colony. The Ste. Anne Marine National Park is an important part of the natural and cultural heritage of the Seychellois people. We ask that you leave behind nothing but your footsteps and take away no more than photographs and memories.