Monthly Archives: July 2018
Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles, but for many it is also the best place for honeymoon or couple holidays. With is pristine beaches and lush vegetation, the island is ideal if you’re looking for a change in scenery.
While some will want to spend most of their holiday time in the prestigious hotels in Praslin, explorers will find a wide range of interesting places to see and activities to try. We’ve found the 2 most popular activities in Praslin:
- Discover the pristine beaches
It’s no secret Praslin owes its reputation to its heavenly beaches. Characterized by their white sands, turquoise blue water and green coconut trees, beaches on Praslin are as natural as it gets. It is easy to find a deserted beach, you just have to trek or rent a bicycle, you’ll come across one in minutes.
The most popular is Anse Lazio, situated in the northwest of the island although there are many others where it is also worth swimming, snorkeling, or just enjoy the tranquility sunbathing in the sand. Grand Anse and Cote d’Or beaches are also very popular touristic beaches where swimming is a must. Anse Georgette, Anse Petit Cour, Anse Volbert and Anse Possession are amongst the other top-rated beaches on Praslin.
- Trekking the lush interior
Praslin is not just a beach destination. The island has an endless number of trekking possibilities with incredible mountain areas covered by a kind of Jurassic jungle. If you’re a nature lover, perhaps it is the reason you’re visiting Praslin, May Valley Nature Reserve. This natural forest is a dream for any botanist or bird watcher.
Vallée de Mai as it is locally called is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is home to the Sea Coconut (Coco de Mer), endemic plant and one of the symbols of Seychelles. The Coco de Mer is a species of coconut that can only be found in Praslin and Curieuse, the neighboring island. As a fact, this species produces the largest seed in the world, which can weigh up to 20 kilos!
May Valley also preserves some endemic bird species, such as the black parrot, the Seychelles bulbul or the blue wild pigeon, some of the rarerest Seychellois bird species. We recommend booking a day just for May Valley, and if you can ask for the services of a local guide at the entrance, you’ll discover much more.
Enjoy your holiday on Praslin. Book your hotel in Praslin Seychelles without any further delay.