The Praslin Museum
Visiting the Praslin Museum is one of the best ways to experience the cultural and historical face of Seychelles. This aspect too often neglected by travelers is however fascinating. Dedicated to the arts and popular traditions, this museum is not managed by the state but by a young enthusiast who has decided to dedicate two rooms of his house to exhibitions of photos and objects from the colonial period. Outside, there is also a collection of medicinal and endemic plants, such as bwa jolicoeur, which helps fight diabetes. Visitors are also encouraged to actively participate in local customs by learning, for example, how to shell a coconut.
Bay of Sainte-Anne
Considered the commercial center of Praslin, Baie Sainte-Anne is the island’s most important port since it is here that schooners from La Digue and Mahé dock. At the back, the village of the same name is the largest in the area with its hospital, school and superb white church. But that’s not all, because it is also in the heart of the bay that some of the nicest beaches on the island can be found. We will cite in particular Anse Bonnet Carré, Anse Madge, Anse Badamier. So many sumptuous beaches where you will have the opportunity to relax and soak up the sun.
The aquaculture farm
Guardian of the Seychelles aquaculture traditions, Praslin is home to the giant clam farm where we discover the cultivation of black pearls, a new variety of rare black pearls with copper nuances. Visiting the Praslin Aquaculture Farm allows you to learn more about these amazing black-lipped clams and how these exceptional jewels are produced and harvested. At the end of the tour, you will even have the opportunity to purchase a souvenir in the form of a ring, bracelet, necklace or earrings.
Excursions to neighboring islands
To explore Praslin in depth, travelers should definitely go on an excursion to explore the neighboring islands. Appreciated for its concentration of giant tortoises, the island of Curieuse is a must-see. The same goes for Cousin Island where we will suggest you visit a nature reserve inhabited by a multitude of endemic bird species and hawksbill turtles. North of Praslin, Aride Island is also a favorite stopover for its lush vegetation and impressive biodiversity.
Domaine de la Reserve
The Domaine de la Reserve remains the most essential place to visit on the island because this hotel in Praslin is by far a true paradise on Earth. With quality, quiet weather in one of the most protected areas of Praslin Island and the Seychelles. It is a haven of peace where all your stresses will disappear.