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Praslin

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Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles.

Just off the coast are several small islands:

  • Aride Island
  • Cousin Islands
  • Curieuse Island

Cities[edit]

  • Anse Kerlan
  • Anse Boudin
  • Grande Anse
  • Baie Sainte Anne

Other destinations[edit]

Curieuse Island is just off Praslin's coast. The island is home to more than 500 giant tortoises and to black parrots. The waters around the island form Curieuse Marine National Park. It is filled with parrot-fishes. Curieuse is accessible by water taxi from Anse Volbert, Praslin. The island was once a leper colony, so you will also find the ruins of the former colony.

Cousin Island is a Nature Reserve and is home to Seychelles rarest birds.

Understand[edit]

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Praslin Airport, at Grande Anse. You can book your flight with Airseychelles.

By ferry[edit]
  • Cat Cocos - The ferry company operates from Victoria Pier, Mahé, and arrives at Baie Sainte Anne jetty, Praslin. The crossing takes about 1 hour. It is advised to book in advance.
  • Inter Island Ferry - The ferry company operates from La Pass Quay, La Dique, and arrives at Baie Sainte Anne jetty, Praslin. The crossing takes about 15 minutes. It is advised to book in advance.

Get around[edit]

A local bus service is available Monday to Friday, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Retting a car is maybe the best option, as this will give you more freedom. Renting a car for one day will cost you about 1,300 SCR.

Taxis is the most expensive option, but it can be a good option if you spend most of your time in a resort and wish to go out occasionaly.

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Itineraries[edit]

Anse Lazio is a beach situated in the northwest of Praslin Island, Seychelles, considered by Lonely Planet to be the best beach on Praslin, and one of the best in the archipelago.[1] Located to the north east of Madagascar, east of Zanzibar and south of Socotra, in the middle of the Indian Ocean, it has clear, pure waters, great snorkeling and swimming and a wide horizon line that is known to bring in the main part of Praslin's tourism during the year.

Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve is a nature park and UNESCO World Heritage Site (inscribed in 1983) located on the island of Praslin, Seychelles. It was officially declared a nature reserve on 18 April 1966. It consists of a well-preserved palm forest made up of the endemic Coco de Mer, as well as five other endemic palms. The Coco de Mer has the largest seeds of any plant in the world; the leaves growing up to 6 m wide and 14 m long. Also unique to the park is its wildlife, including birds such as the rare Seychelles Black Parrot, mammals, crustaceans, snails, and reptiles.

Côte D’Or, on the North of the island, hosts Praslin most beaches. You will find many hotels, restaurants, water sports and diving operators. Beaches have white sand and the waters are usually calm. On the western end of the bay, you will see granite boulders.

Fond Ferdinand Nature Reserve is a 122 hectares reserve with all kinds of wild animals. At the top, you will enjoy nice view points.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Praslin Pearl Farm, [1]. Guided tour of black pearl cultivation. You will be able to buy pearls at this local and traditional business.  edit
  • Lemuria Golf, Anse Kerlan, Praslin, Seychelles, +248 4 281 281, [2]. Three 18 hole golf courses with great panoramas.  edit

There are many dive sites to explore in Praslin. The depth varies from 8 to 20 meters, so there is something for all level divers. You can meet turtles, rays, colourful reef fishes and shark!

Praslin is also a great place to go fishing. You can spend the day with a local captain to learn more about fishing.

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Berjaya Praslin Resort, Anse Volbert Praslin, +248 286286 (, fax: +248 232244), [3]. checkin: 2pm; checkout: 11am. A 3 star hotel located in Praslin, second largest island in Seychelles. It consists of 79 rooms and suites and it features 3 restaurants & bars along with wedding facilities. Starting from USD 96. (-4.315218,55.743525) edit

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Get out[edit]

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