Grande Soeur Island (aka Big Sister, and East Sister) is part of the Seychelles archipelago (Indian Ocean). The isle is located north of La Digue Island. Grande Soeur, together with the smaller Petite Soeur, are part of Iles Soeurs.
Covered with tropical forests, Grande Soeur covers a total area of 0,8 km2 (0,3 ml2), coastline of approx 4,8 km (3 ml) and highest elevation point 113 m (371 ft). During the 20th century, there was a little coconut plantation on it.
Grande Soeur is a privately owned island. In 2005, it was purchased by the Chateau de Feuilles hotel (Praslin Island). It is often visited by the hotel's guests, and mainly for diving. After the purchase, a helipad (helicopter landing platform) was built, as well as several villas for overnight stays.
As the Seychelles are blessed with a year-round warm, tropical climate, it is always a good time for snorkeling, diving and swimming. The water temperature often reaches 27 C and the visibility is 30+ m (100+ ft). Located a few minutes walk from the hotel is the white-sand beach Anse Marie-Louise.
Grande Soeur Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Grande Soeur Island dock (anchor) at Baie Sainte Anne - port town on the southeastern coast of Praslin Island.
The Grande Soeur Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Grande Soeur Island, Seychelles.
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