One of the top possible locations in Seychelles is surely the Praslin island. It is a part of Mahe group of inner islands which are the old granite islands. Praslin is one of the bigger of the Seychellan group of islands. It is also surrounded by a few beautiful satellite islands like Aride, Ronde and Curieuse. It sure feels like heaven being here as it is the idyllic location for all nature loving visitors.
Explore the Praslin wildness
If you have arrived to the main city Victorio on the main island Mahe, Praslin lies in direct proximity of less then 50 km. This means you can get there in just a few minutes with a plane or about one hour if you decide to go by water – both are very scenic routes. There’s plenty of opportunities to rent a boat and explore the islands. Praslin is not as mountainous as Mahe but it is a bit smaller and less populated. It’s truly a perfect place for a relaxing vacation.
Here you will find amazing beaches like Anse Lazio, Petite Anse Kerlan or Anse Possession beach. These are all a fantastic opportunity for quiet, refreshing walks along the coast. At the same time you will be able to explore the wondrous interior beauty of the island as well. Vallee de Mai is a forest of palms, or more correctly a true jungle with a few endemic species that can grow up to 20-30 meters high. The forest is so incredible that UNESCO protected it as part of the world heritage treasures.
Plan your trip in this Seychelles island
Here also grows coco de mer, a type of coconut so special and rare that it reaches remarkably high prices on foreign markets. Many routes along the Vallee de Mai park are well marked and for visitors there is also a kind of a special “learning” trail on which you can explore many special jewels of this still relatively small area.
Praslin is truly dedicated to people enjoying themselves. Excellent cuisine, services and hotels attract and satisfy even the most demanding customers. We advise you to book hotel in Praslin before you arrive so you can be sure you have a place to stay. But nothing is as special as nature herself, the picturesque of the island and its gorgeous ancient forest.
Best Praslin attractions
Vallee de Mai natuarl park (UNESCO Heritage), Anse Lazio beach, Petite Anse Kerlan beach, Anse Possession beach