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Things to do in Praslin

Being the second largest island located in the Seychelles, Praslin offers much to explore. This includes its jungle, curvy hills, not to mention its popular beaches like Anse Lazio and Anse Geogette. The island features golf as well as the exotic plant called Coco De Mer. It is home to sea birds and tortoise. You can always enjoy a swim or go scuba diving when on the island of Praslin.

Praslin Seychelles

With stunning white sand beaches and lush tropical forests covering the hills, Praslin Syecheels is a delight. Despite being the second biggest island in the Seychelles it has fraction of the population, inhabited by a mere 6,500 people. It is sleepy, laid back and far less developed than neighbouring Mahe, yet still large enough to explore when you tire of your nearest beach. The beaches on Praslin stand out, with famous names like Anse Lazio and Anse Geogette frequently making top ten lists of best beaches and most beautiful destinations worldwide, and with good reason. Cote D'Or is another great draw too. But Praslin Seychells is also the only island where you can enjoy an 18 hole round of golf on a championship course, or discover the amazing Coco De Mer, an exotic plant that lead to the belief the Seychelles were the true Garden of Eden. It's a great base for day trips to neighbouring islands, too; where you can visit the amazing sea birds on Cousine Island, explore the hills and mangroves and meet giant tortoises in the wild on Curieuse, or go swimming or scuba diving around St Pierre or any one of the fantastic dive sites around the island.


Prasin Attractions


The Praslin attractions has three main settlements - Baie St Anne, where the catamaran docks bringing passengers to and from Mahe and La Digue, Grande Anse on the south coast near the airstrip, and Anse Volbert / Cote D'Or on the north coast. None of these feel much larger than a village, but are handy places to eat or stock up on supplies at the supermarkets. Between these main towns the island is sparsely inhabited, adding to the feeling of being on your own desert island. The beaches around the island are all dreamlike, picture postcards of white sand and shallow, turquoise seas which are the main Praslin attractions. That said, the beaches of the south coast are extremely shallow, making swimming off Grande Anse less enjoyable than in Cote D'Or, and from May to October seaweed washes up on the southern shores making the beaches a little less appealing, while this isn't a problem on the north coast.

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Anse Volbert, Côte d'Or

Anse Volbert, Côte d'Or

Anse Volbert, otherwise called Praslin's own one of a kind Cote d'Or, is likely the most prevalent shoreline on the island, and positively the longest. It is so long, indeed, that it offers a wide range of facilities, guaranteeing that there is a constant flow of guests on the shoreline. Given the scenic views it offers, the dominant part of the guests’ stay will be inside, in one of the lodging that lie on the shoreline itself. Be that as it may, for the individuals who are originating from further away from home, it is conceivable to reach Anse Volbert via auto, transport, or even pontoon.

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Vallée de Mai National Park

Vallée de Mai National Park

Vallée de Mai Natural Park ("May Valley") is a nature stop and UNESCO World Heritage Site on the island of Praslin, Seychelles. It comprises of a very much protected palm woods, lead species made up of the island endemic coco de mer, and in addition five other endemic palms. The coco de mer (Lodoicea maldivica), a monocot tree in the Arecaceae (palm family), has the biggest seeds of any plant on the planet. Likewise exceptional to the recreation center is its natural life, including winged animals, for example, the uncommon Seychelles dark parrot, well evolved creatures, shellfish, snails, and reptiles. There has been a decided push to dispose of all the presented colorful types of plants from the range. However, this has not been effective in wiping out espresso, pineapple, and decorative palms so far.

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Aride Island Nature Reserve

Aride Island Nature Reserve

Aride Island Natural Reserve is the northernmost granitic island in the Seychelles (Bird Island is the northernmost Seychelles island by and large). A nature save, it is rented and overseen by the Island Conservation Society of Seychelles.The name "Aride" first shows up on nautical outlines after French voyages of investigation in 1770 and 1771. The primary composed record was in 1787 by Jean-Baptiste Malavois, French commandant of Seychelles, who portrayed it as being "… close to a heap of rocks secured with a couple shrubberies." Between 1817 and 1829, Aride was potentially an informal outsider state. In 1868, the Irishman Perceval Wright, who gave his name to Aride's novel gardenia and one of its endemic reptiles, went to Aride. In 1883, the British craftsman Marianne North painted a scene on the island, detailing only one huge tree