Explore Praslin, an island with exceptional natural riches and a laid back atmosphere
On the northwest tip of the island, is picture-perfect everywhere you look and often turns up in lists of the world’s most beautiful beaches. The long beach has lapis lazuli waters with great waves, a thick fringe of palm and Takamaka trees, and granite boulders at each extremity. There’s some good snorkelling among the rocks along the arms of the bay.
Widely regarded as one of the most stunning beaches in Seychelles, framed by granite boulders, it offers powder soft sand and magnificent swimming. Set within the grounds of Lémuria Resort, the beach is open to the public, but visitors must request a special permission from the hotel. Our staff will more than happy to assist you with booking a spot.
Vallee De Mai National Park
An easy walking hike through the UNESCO World Heritage Site, can take roughly 1 hour or up to 3 hours, depending on the routes you choose and how much of the park you want to explore. In the heart of Praslin, the reserve has the vestiges of a natural palm forest preserved in almost its original state. The famous Coco de Mer, from a palm-tree once believed to grow in the depths of the sea, is the largest seed in the plant kingdom.
Diving & Snorkelling
There a few international diving centres on Praslin so one can enjoy some of the best diving sites along the coast of the Indian Ocean. Discover
an unspoiled aquatic heaven filled with coral gardens, turtles, white tip and nurse sharks and grey reef shark.
Some of the best snorkelling spots around Praslin are Anse Lazio and Anse Boudin.
Curieuse & St. Pierre Islands
On Curieuse you can see the giant tortoises and St. Pierre is a tiny island with great snorkelling grounds.
Sister & Coco Islands
This tour is one of the best you can do among the inner islands of Seychelles. Both islands offer fantastic snorkelling crystal clear waters and beautiful landscapes.
Big Game Fishing
Praslin is surrounded by very good fishing spots for bottom and big game fishing.
Les Rochers Restaurant
Located only a few metres from La Pointe Beach Huts, you can find the Creole restaurant right on the sea with one of the most picturesque views of Praslin.
Black Pearl Farm
Located just outside the airport, you’ll find black pearls from the Seychelles’ black-lip oyster, a specialty of the islands, at the source.