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Many of the most beautiful places in the Seychelles are located on Praslin, which you should definitely not neglect for your next Seychelles trip. Not only do some of the most beautiful beaches in the world await you there, but there is a pristine island atmosphere on Praslin.
Mahé may have the most beaches and the most beautiful hotel in the Seychelles, but Praslin has something unique to offer, that is; ultimate privacy. What you get on Praslin, is private, uncrowded and pristine beaches just for you. That’s why the island is said to be perfect for honeymooners and couple holidays.
The second largest island in the Seychelles also holds another record: on Praslin the endemic Sea Coconut (Coco de Mer), the heaviest nut of the world, is still growing wild and being preserved. In this article, you will discover some of the most beautiful places to see and things to do in Praslin. We hope you have the most amazing holiday time ever here and if you need any help or accommodation on Praslin, Le Domaine de la Reserve is here for these.
Praslin is for us one of the most interesting islands in the Seychelles and offers everything you need for a varied holiday. Most travellers will not forget Praslin, especially because of the breath-taking beaches, but there’s a lot more, to see.
The most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles
One of the most popular and beautiful beaches is Anse Lazio in the northwest of Praslin. If you walk from the car park to the remote beach, there you will find plenty of sea creatures and a wonderful opportunity for snorkelling.
The western part of the beach is somewhat a secret place in Anse Lazio. At first glance from a distance, it is not immediately apparent, but if you go there through palm trees and granitic rocks, a beautiful view opens up on a small secluded paradise. It is just what you think of when you imagine a deserted beach somewhere on an abandoned island. To know more, just stroll to the end of the beach and pick your favourite spot.
Just like Anse Lazio, Anse Georgette is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The beach is located behind the course of a hotel and the management only allows access to a limited extent, so that there are not too many tourists at once on the beach. But there’s another option if you are feeling a little adventurous.
A hiking trail leads to Anse Georgette, for which you should plan for about 2-3 hours. The starting point may be Anse Lazio or the terminus of bus line 61 (Mont Plaisir). The hiking trail leads you completely over open terrain, so you do not need permission from the hotel.
Another popular beach is Anse Volbert, because there are many accommodations here. Also, this beach is very spacious and offers a magnificent view of the offshore islands. But this might not be the best option for you if you like intimacy.
After a day on the beach enjoying the full load of activities, you can also stroll through the souvenir shops at Anse Volbert. There are also small supermarkets and numerous restaurants.
As beautiful as the beach is, at Anse Volbert you should pay more attention to your valuables. It is one beach where minor crime is more frequent that other beaches on the island. We also advise you book boat tours with your accommodation or registered tour operators only.
Anse Petite Cour
If we could only choose only one beach on Praslin, it has to be the small private beach of Anse Petite Cour. It is not just because our hotel is located right on this private beach but also because it is simply one of the most luxurious beaches in the Seychelles archipelago.
If you are looking for an animated beach with lot of people, this is not the beach for you. Anse Petite Cour is a natural treasure reserved for the guests of Le Domaine de la Reserve hotel which has been built in harmony with its surroundings. The beach is perfect for honeymooners, couples, family or holidays with friends.
This beach face one of the rare national marine parks of the Seychelles. And, snorkelling in such a preserved environment is just a couple of metres away. Learn more about this beach following the link below, we’ve got some stunning hotel-front pictures:
The best sights on Praslin
In addition to the many beautiful beaches Praslin there are other attractions, which are worth a trip.
Valle de Mai
One of the most well-known attractions is the Vallee de Mai, a world-famous nature reserve where the Sea Coconut and five other endemic palm trees grow.
The seed of the Coco de Mer can grow up to 30 kilograms, simply the heaviest plant seeds of the world. The nut has a very curious shape and fascinates many visitors. Vallee de Mai is now part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Free guided tours are available daily 9am and 2pm.
If necessary, you can book a guide for you personally. This is definitely useful to learn more about the unique flora and fauna of Seychelles.
Entrance fee: 350 Seychelles rupees
Opening hours: 8:00 – 17:30
Another way to marvel at the rich biodiversity of the island of Praslin is in the Fond Ferdinand Reserve. Also, in this park you can see the endemic palms and learn a lot about the natural habitats on Praslin. In contrast to May Valley, Fond Ferdinand may only be entered with a guided tour. The entrance fee therefore always includes an experienced guide. You also have a good view of the coast of Praslin and the neighbouring islands.
Entrance Fee: 125 Seychelles rupees
Opening Hours: Tours start at 9:30, 11:00 and 12:30
We hope you enjoyed reading this article about what best the island has to offer to visitors in addition to luxurious Praslin Hotels. You can dig deeper about Praslin following the link below: