Sainte Anne Island is the biggest island (2.27 km2 /0.88 ml2) in the Marine National Park located off Mahe in the Seychelles, Indian Ocean. The isle was discovered on Sainte Anne's Day, and was the first spot the early French settlers lived prior to colonising nearby Mahe. The highest peak on the island of Sainte Anne is 246 m (807 ft). In 2014 the population was just 40 people.
The French explorer Lazare Picault (fl.mid-18th century) first discovered the isle in 1742, and the first French settlement in Seychelles was founded here in 1770. During the early 20th century Saint Abbs Whaling Company maintained a whaling station on Sainte Anne Island, the ruins of which are still found.
In recent history, Sainte Anne Island has been used as a site of refuge for escaped prisoners as well as a whaling base during early 20th century. Currently, it is home to Sainte Anne Resort & Spa which opened on the southwest point in 2002 with 87 luxury villas. Sainte Anne village is located next to the hotel and contains park rangers' quarters, restaurants and dive shop. Some employees live in the village, while others do a daily trip from Victoria.
Sainte Anne Island boasts the Marine National Park which is home to over 150 species of fish and beautiful white sandy beaches with marine life.
Highlights: Resort, beaches teeming with marine life
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