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Praslin, the second largest island of the Seychelles, located approximately forty kilometers from Mahe , is home to real natural treasures. Despite the tourist boom, it has managed to maintain its authenticity and peaceful atmosphere. A holiday on Praslin allows you to immerse yourself in the very heart of Seychelles culture! It has a rich history, as it once served as a pirate den! And now Praslin is the perfect place for a fantastic beach holiday and island solitude! To help you navigate the island, we will tell you about the main attractions of Praslin .

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Vallée de Mai National Reserve

The Vallée de Mai nature reserve is a paradise for wildlife lovers and photographers. This palm forest spreads over an area of more than 19.5 hectares. Include it in your Seychelles itinerary to explore pristine forests and see amazing flora and fauna. Perhaps only here you will meet the rare black parrot in its natural habitat, and see the endangered Coco de Mer palm trees . This reserve is practically the only known place where these amazing trees grow: they can still be found only on Curieuse Island . Just thanks The park is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

And tourists try to get here for bright photos, because the huge fruits of the unique tree are completely unusual! We advise you to walk along the hiking trails and delve into the very heart of the reserve. Stroll along well-marked nature trails for an unforgettable Seychelles experience !

Meet the bronze-eyed geckos and Coco de Mer snails that may be hiding among those very palm fruits. Follow the well-marked paths to the viewpoint and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding Praslin highlands . One of the most impressive routes in Praslin National Park is Glacis Noire , a hiking trail that covers the entire region and offers spectacular views of the coast and the tropics. Along the way, you will be able to meet rare species of birds and animals, and also enjoy the magnificence of granite rocks and waterfalls, creating a breathtaking picture of nature.

Opening hours : from 8:00 to 16:30 (Saturday to Thursday), from 8:00 to 13:00 (Friday)


Praslin Museum

Praslin Museum is one of the best ways to discover the cultural and historical makeup of the Seychelles. Dedicated to art and folk traditions, this museum is not run by the state, but by an enthusiast who decided to devote two rooms of his house to exhibitions of photographs and objects from the colonial period. There is also a collection of rare medicinal herbs and plants that grow only in the Seychelles . Some of them help fight diabetes! The museum is not boring at all: here you will be taught how to properly peel a coconut or grill a breadfruit, which can only be found in the Seychelles ! And here you will have the opportunity to see fruit bats and giant turtles, as well as buy various locally made items as souvenirs.

Opening hours : from 9:00 to 17:00 daily.

Saint Anne Bay

Bay Sainte-Anne , considered the commercial center of Praslin , is the most important port on the island as it is where schooners from La Digue and Mahe dock . There is also a village with the same name, the largest on the island. See the local hospital, school, and admire the charming white church. And in the heart of the bay you will find several beautiful beaches: Anse Bonnet Carré , Anse Madge , Anse Badamier , where you will have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the sun.


Pearl farm in Praslin

On the island of Praslin in the Seychelles there is a unique Black Pearl farm, the only pearl farm in the Indian Ocean. Here visitors can see how a pearl is born and even buy some jewelry for themselves!

The farm was founded by a Norwegian family many years ago and they have long been involved in aquaculture and marine development. Today the farm is a complex that includes incubators, trays, jewelry workshops and a pearl jewelry store. The pearl farm itself is a body of water, which, unfortunately, is closed to visitors. But guests can watch the process of creating pearls and get acquainted with its processing.

To obtain cultured pearls, the farm uses the Pinctada black-lipped oyster Margaritifera . They also breed giant Tridacna clams. Maxima , which are rare species and are listed as endangered.

After a tour of the farm, visitors can visit the Pearl Gallery store and workshop, which offers a wide selection of pearl jewelry. All of them are created by hand by local jewelers.

Farmed pearls are not necessarily black. There are all shades, from light silver to dark gray, as well as green, pink, purple, blue, copper, bronze and gold. Pearls have different shapes: round, oval, teardrop , button and baroque.

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Coconut oil factory

Island Coco Enterprises on Praslin Island is a journey into the world of natural coconut oil and one of the best places to experience the sights of Praslin . You will be able to learn about the process of cold processing of fresh organic coconuts and purchase 100% natural virgin coconut oil. It preserves the fresh aroma and taste of coconuts! This is an ideal way to take home a real, natural product from Seychelles to give it to your friends and family as a souvenir from the exotic islands.

Anse Beach Lazio

Travel to the northwestern part of Praslin and discover the splendor of Anse Beach Lazio . This is a place that is lonely Described by Planet as the "Best Beach on Praslin ", consistently included in "Best Beaches in the World" lists. Once you are here, it will become clear why it is so popular.

Anse Lazio embodies everything you would expect from the perfect Seychelles beach: white sand, palms and takamaka trees gently swaying in the cool sea breeze, and, of course, the ocean, shaded with a vibrant turquoise and blue palette. This is a place where you can forget about reality and completely immerse yourself in the world of relaxation and the beauty of nature.

Here you are sure to meet turtles swimming in their own rhythm, and enjoy the view of huge schools of colorful fish and bright, rare corals. Refresh yourself at the bar and stroll along the beautiful coastline.


Cote d'Or Beach

This beach is a true magnet for lovers of outdoor activities and those who want to experience the life of the Seychelles in its entirety. On one side you can enjoy a peaceful walk along the coastline, while on the other side of the road there are plenty of local shops, cafes and restaurants. This unique balance between peace and liveliness creates a special atmosphere. Here you can enjoy a game of volleyball or beach soccer with friends, or try your hand at kayaking, kayaking and canoeing.

Among the many beaches in the Seychelles archipelago, Côte d'Or occupies a special place, thanks to its more than two kilometers of soft white sand. Majestic granite boulders surrounding tropical gardens and turquoise waters only add to its charm and appeal.

Stretching along the coast, Cote Beach d'Or seems endless and invites you to enjoy the beautiful underwater world. Here you can enjoy diving and snorkeling.


Anse Georgette Beach

The magical beach is surrounded by lush palm trees, majestic coral reefs and turquoise blue water. Anse Georgette is a true gem, captivating with its natural beauty and ideal for photographs that present you with unique views of nature. This beach is not only famous for its excellent swimming and surfing conditions, but also attracts locals and tourists, attracted by its natural elegance. Here everyone will find their own pleasure - be it communication with nature or photography.

Don't miss the opportunity to witness a stunning sunset at Anse Georgette Beach . Thanks to its location near the equator, Praslin Island offers warm evenings and breathtaking scenery as the sun leaves the horizon. Among the many places where you can enjoy this enchanting spectacle, Anse Georgette occupies a special place, offering the unique beauty of the sunset.

Plan a day trip to this magical beach and after a few calm and refreshing minutes on the shore, head to Lemuria Golf Course for stunning sunset views.


Anse Beach Consolation

This beach shines with aesthetics, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the view of the setting sun painting the horizon in subtle hues. Here you can take a romantic walk in solitude or simply relax surrounded by the unique nature of Praslin . Although the water here is too shallow for swimming and snorkeling , it is protected by rocks and a coral reef, creating a safe cove for a family picnic. You can enjoy the pleasant breeze, listen to the birds singing and feel the tranquility that nature has given to this secluded corner.


Camille Art Gallery

Camille Art Gallery is known for its relief collages, silk paintings, pencil drawings and watercolors. And all the art and sculptures mainly depict the life and culture of the Creoles. You can even buy some of these paintings as souvenirs.

Opening hours : from 9:00 to 16:00.

Nature Reserve Fond Ferdinand

One of the most picturesque places in the Seychelles, the Fond Ferdinand Nature Reserve is home to hundreds of native species of flora, including the famous Coco de Mer palms and birds and animals. And here you will meet the giant Aldabra tortoise , which all tourists arriving in the Seychelles want to see !

Walk along the winding path through the valley to encounter wildlife, and climb to the observation deck for 360-degree views of Praslin and the surrounding islands.

Opening hours : from 9:30 to 16:00 (Monday to Friday), from 9:30 to 13:00 (Saturday and Sunday).


Lemuria Golf Course

Lémuria Golf Course has been voted the best golf resort in the Indian Ocean by World Travel Award . It appeared in October 2000. The course is huge, overlooking three stunning beaches and the expanse of the stunning Indian Ocean. It was designed by world-renowned American architect Rodney Wright and is the first and only par 18 golf course in the Seychelles. The first 12 holes are located in the Grande Anse Kerlan valley , while the last 6 holes are elevated on small slopes with spectacular views. The 15th hole offers incredible views of Anse Georgette , one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Constance Lemuria
Constance Lemuria

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Praslin Island is home to some of the most beautiful beaches not only in Seychelles , but in the world! Don't miss the opportunity to get acquainted with the Creole past of Seychelles and take photos with giant turtles!


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