Praslin Travel Guide
True island living with a slowed-down pace, friendly locals ready-to-dance and always-smiling, impossibly pretty white sand beaches, exceptional snorkeling and a tropical jungle that’s captured the imagination for centuries.
Praslin is the second biggest island in the Seychelles collection of 115. At just 12km long and a little over 4km wide however it isn’t so big, and you can drive end to end in less than 30 minutes. The population is around 7000 and locals are as laid-back as you might expect from a palm fringed island where the weather is a steady 30. The Creole culture reflects colonial influence and African roots in everything from the language to what’s for dinner.
Beach lovers get more than enough options from the “world’s best” of Anse Lazio, the hard to find and hard to leave Anse Georgette and the shallow bath-warm waters and powder soft sand of Cote d’Or in front of Paradise Sun Hotel. Snorkel, dive and discover a world of coral and granite shapes hiding turtles and a tropical rainbow of sea life. Explore dense jungle just minutes from the beach, with shafts of light breaking through the canopy. Praslin jungle is home to endemic palms including the coco de mer and vanilla orchids as well as the shy Seychelles black parrot and the tiger chameleon.