Monthly Archives: February 2015
Praslin is one of the 115 islands of the Seychelles archipelago but is also the second largest island. Like LaDigue, Praslin island has been preserved. In fact, Praslin is one of the world’s most pristine islands.
The island has been so well conserved that when landing, you might have the feeling that you are the first discovering this place.
Praslin is a small island blessed with amazing nature and perpetual sunshine. If you are visiting the Seychelles archipelago, take at least a weekend to discover Praslin and its natural attractions. Here are the top 5 places of Praslin island:
The May Valley is one of the most exotic places on the planet. If you want to have a sense of what a tropical island looked like centuries ago, the May Valley is the place to be. This natural garden of 20 hectares is a UNESCO world heritage site since 1983. The May Valley is home to more than 100 of plant and animal species and amongst them, the world-famous “coco-fesses”. Since UNESCO took charge of the protection of this site, it is forbidden to collect and eat the coco-fesses as this could lead to its extinction. This curious fruit can only be found in the Seychelles, especially on Curieuse and Praslin island.
The beach of Anse Lazio is definitely the best beach of Praslin and one of Seychelles’ very best. In addition to this, Anse Lazio regularly features in the world’s top 10 beaches.
Praslin is not a deserted island but at the same time is not a mass tourism destination. The same can be said for the beach of Anse Lazio, the beach is free of any hotels and is lined with lush vegetation.
Anse Lazio is perfect for swimming, snorkeling, and even for surfing. Aboveboard, the only drawback of Anse Lazio is its rarefied strong waves asking for some precautions especially with children.
Anse Lazio is one of the most famous beaches of Praslin but not only, the beach tops regularly in the 10 best beaches in the world. Anse Lazio has the finest white sand you can find on earth and is also among the cleanest beaches out there; discovery!
Many see Anse Lazio as a living postcard, a treasure on an already flabbergasting island. The beach is located in the north of Praslin and is an extension to the beach of Côte-d’Or. Anse Lazio is lined by a lush vegetation and is free of any hotels, a true pristine beach.
What makes Anse Lazio so special is its amazing setting of white sand, huge granitic elevations and its dazzling gradient of turquoise to lapis lazuli lagoon. While the beach is one of the most popular in Praslin, it is paradoxically deserted.
This is probably explained by the 15 minutes trek required to reach Anse Lazio when taking the bus, but as for all good things, you have to merit it. Once you reach the beach though, you will find it’s definitely worth the hike, a perfect cocktail of tranquillity, treat and bliss!
If you are newlyweds and looking for a romantic tropical setting, Anse Lazio will fit your requirements like a glove. The beach offers calm crystalline warm water to enjoy the best sport activities, swimming, snorkelling and diving.
Anse Lazio is fairly commodious, nearly half a kilometre of pure white sand, nothing like mass tourism, just a blissful hideaway. There are two beach restaurants nearby and that’s all you will probably find as urbanisation, no street lights and most people get around on bicycles.
The only drawback on Anse Lazio is its strong waves. This is probably great if you have some surfing skills but precautions are to be taken, especially with children.
If you are looking for accommodation near Anse Lazio, Domaine de La Réserve is one of the finest hotels of Seychelles and we are located minutes away from Anse Lazio.