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Long Island, Seychelles

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Adjacent bodies of water  Indian Ocean
Major islands  Long
Width  0.85 km (0.528 mi)
Area  23 ha
Adjacent body of water  Indian Ocean
Total islands  1
Length  0.35 km (0.217 mi)
Elevation  90 m
Group  Granitic Seychelles
Long Island, Seychelles
Location  Seychelles, Indian Ocean
Archipelago  La Digue and Inner Islands

Long Island is an island in Seychelles, lying in the northeast shores of Mahe.

Contents

Map of Long, Seychelles

Geography

Long Island is located in the midst of the Sainte Anne Marine National Park close to Round and Moyenne Islands. This coconut palm-covered gem reaches an elevation of 90m, and features fabulous powder soft beaches and beautiful turquoise seas.

History

In 1825, a settlement was established on the island. A family of Seychelles purchased the islands of Long, Round and Moyenne. Their village had about 25 people and was located at the west point. In 1900 the village was abandoned and a quarantine station for small-pox sailors was built. The island served as the Seychelles juvenile prison. in 2006 the inmates were transferred to Montagne Posée Prison on the island of Mahe, to do construction work on the new land reclamation projects. The island now hosts the new Pelangi Resort and Spa which consists of 55 villas, 32 one-bedroom villas, 15 two-bedroom villas, 5 four-suite villas and a presidential villa. The hotel features Seychelles’ first funicular – a cable car system – to take guests to its CHI spa facilities and wedding chapel, positioned on the island’s central hilltop. The staff live on the village on the west end, where the former prison was located. along the south coast, a new residential village is being built, with 40 houses, and a new Chapel.

Administration

The island belongs to Mont Fleuri District. Being an island with a small population, there are not any government buildings or services. For many services, people have to go to Victoria.

Tourism

Today, the island's main industry is tourism, and it is known for its beaches. The island is also visited for its wide variety of underwater creatures like fish, sharks and rays.

Transport

the main means of transportation is bicycles.

Cuisine

Fish is the main ingredient.

Flora & Fauna

The reefs and lagoons of the island offer a large amount of flora and fauna. Green sea turtles live on the very edges of the coral reefs, and they sometimes venture closer to the island. There are butterfly fish, eagle rays, Murray eels and many other species of fish.

References

Long Island, Seychelles Wikipedia


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