Chauve Souris is only an island at high tide. At low tide, it is part of a peninsula extending from Praslin Island, and guests can freely walk from one to the other. Chauve Souris is its own little world, partially separate but enjoying the facilities and activities of the larger island.
Like all the Seychelles, Chauve Souris and Praslin Island have a history filled with color and adventure. These islands have not always been the lush tourist attractions they are today. They began appearing on European maps in the early 16th century , but they were too isolated to arouse much interest. Only when the spice trade opened up with India did the nations of Europe start noticing the Seychelles because of their strategic position in the Indian Ocean.