Felicite Island

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Félicité Island is a small heavy forested granitic island 4 kilometres (2 mi) east of La Digue in the Seychelles. It is 2.68 square kilometres (1.03 sq mi) and today is a resort that can handle up to 20 guests. The highest point on the island is 213 metres (699 ft).

Up until the 1970s it was a coconut plantation that had a native population of about 50. In the late 19th century, Félicité was home to Sultan Abdullah of Perak, who was exiled here by the British.

Félicité and four granitic neighboring islands are considered "satellite islands" of La Digue. These four islands are routinely visited by tourists:

  • Ile Cocos: a tiny islet (.017 km²) off the north coast of Félicité which has been part of a marine park since 1996.
  • Les Soeurs (The Sisters): which consists of Grande Soeur at 0.84 square kilometres (0.32 sq mi) and Petite Soeur at 0.34 square kilometres (0.13 sq mi). For much of the 20th century they were coconut plantations.
  • Marianne Island: An island of 0.96 square kilometres (238 acres) east of Félicité. The southern tip of Marianne is considered a "world class" diving location.

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Coordinates: 4°20′S 55°52′E / 4.333°S 55.867°E / -4.333; 55.867