Things to do on Praslin while staying a Villa Belle Plage

Daytime Activities on Praslin

Praslin has go some amazing activities to do from day excursion to national parks and  neighbouring islands to lazing on the beach, snorkeling, fishing and diving trips.

Anse Georgette beach

Anse Georgette beach. Half an hour walk from the villas will take you to perhaps this most beautiful beach in Seychelles thanks to its incredible mixture of pristine white sand, bright turquoise ocean surface, and tropical palm trees (access via the resort hotel).  No reservation is needed if you stay at our villa. Entry is free.   


Anse Lazio beach. Spend the day at Anse Lazio, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, perfect for photos, sunbathing, swimming, and snorkelling. A one hour walk from the villas via the hiking trail can  take you there. (or 40mins by car). Entry is free.

Fond Ferdinand Nature Reserve praslin

Valle De Mai national park. Take a hike in the Valle De Mai forest, remnants of the original giant palm jungles which has often been described as a "Garden of Eden" thanks to its secluded and mystical nature. Here you’ll find the Coco de Mer palm tree that produces a heart-shaped fruit of up to 25 kg, the largest and heaviest seeds in the world. Its distinct shape, reminiscent of a woman's pelvic region. Read more here . (15mins by car). Open every day 8.30am to 4.30pm. Close Christmas & New Years Day. Entry fee SCR350 (EUR20 approx)  per person.  


Fond Ferdinand  nature trail. Located at Anse Marie-Louise. A two-three hour guided tour through the thick Coco Der Mer palm forest. A winding path through the valley will take you to the view point where you can enjoy a beautiful view of Praslin itself, as well as the other inner islands of the Seychelles. It takes 24mins by car from the villas. Open with guided tour only on Mon – Fri 9.30, 11.00, 12.30, and 1.30      Weekend 9.30 and 11.30  Close public holidays   Entry fee is SCR120 (EUR8 approx) included guide.  FREE transfer from your hotel available. Tel 2722846 / 4237316 to book for transfer 24 hours before the tour

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Cote D'Or beach/Anse Volbert beach (14km) The incredible variety of activities that you can do here, including swimming, snorkelling, surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing, and sailing. There are a variety of restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops. 

For Big Game Fishing read more here

For Island Excursions read more here

For diving trip read more here


Praslin Museum. Located at Cote D’Or/Anse Volbert. (13km) Praslin's first museum displays the traditions and culture of the Seychellois. Visitors can actively participate in activities such as opening coconuts, grilling breadfruit, or take part in various other traditional activities. The garden is also home to many endemic and medicinal plants. 

WARNING

Please observe all swimming signs. Wear aqua shoes on the beaches.  Carry insect repellents and sunscreens. For mountain hikes wear sneakers and carry water bottles  

 A must have map on your mobile phone. Download 'Maps.me' for Seychelles now. Works off-line and has GPS location. 

Island excursions from Praslin

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Curieuse & St Pierre island day excursion

Experience this most exciting trip of a life time to be amongst the giant land tortoises in the wild.

Take a full day boat excursion to Curieuse island where you can feed the giant tortoises and pet their babies followed by a BBQ lunch. Then a guided walk round the island will take you to a crystal clear ocean where you can snorkel and swim and feed the many fishes that come really close to you. The final stop on the tour is at St. Pierre for snorkeling, allowing you to discover the unique marine life of the region Read more. This is a full day small group excursion which includes entry fee, Creole BBQ lunch & drinks, snorkeling & gears and hotel pick up & drop off. Also includes a free guided tour of the island. Just ask us to organise it for you.


 You can also do a 3 hour visit to Curieuse island only, by taxi boat from Anse Volbert. All you get is island drop off and pick up. Does not include hotel pick up,BBQ lunch & drinks, snorkeling and guided tour. Just ask us to organise it for you. See pictures of Curieuse trip 

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Sisters & Coco island day excursion

Three splendid uninhabited islands surrounded by a coral reef form one of the most extraordinary site of this marine park North of La Digue. It's an underwater paradise and surely on of the best snorkeling spot of the inner islands Read more. This is a full day small group excursion which includes entry fee, BBQ and drinks, norkeling gears and hotel pick up & drop off.Just ask us to organise it for you.

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La Digue island day trip

Take a day trip to La Digue by ferry and jump on a bicycle to visit Anse Source D’Argent, reputed to be the most beautiful and photographed beach in the world. There are shops, restaurants and takeaways for something to eat on La Digue. You can organise this trip yourself. Buy your ticket on the day at the jetty in Baie St Anne. (Bring your passport with you when you by the ticket in person). Check the ferry schedule to La Digue at https://www.iif-catrose.com/schedule.php Ferry costs EUR14 per adult one way. (23min by car to the jetty and 15mins by ferry to la Digue)


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Cousin island nature reserve half day excursion

A fantastic and rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the fearless wildlife. This is a classic desert island scenario, lots of different birds, lizards and several tortoises. You’ll also learn about the different kinds of plants, trees and the ecological system on this island  Read more

This is a half day small group excursion. Children under 12 years free.  Just ask us to organise it for you.

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Mahe island day trip

Catch the fast ferry early in the day, for an hour trip to Mahe from Baie Saint Anne jetty. Hire a car there for the day to explore the island, including Beau Vallon beach, and return to Praslin in the evening. You can organise the trip yourself.

 Just buy your ticket online for Catcoco at https://booking.catcocos.com  Or in person at at the jetty in Baie Saint Anne. (Bring your passport with you when you buy the ticket in person).  It cost EUR47 per adult one way in the main cabin. A car hire for the day costs EUR45 and we can organise the car for you.

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Big Game Fishing Adventures

  

Catching the big one has always been the dream of the avid fisherman. With Million of Kilo meters of sea water the playing field becomes very large. The options available become limited to your imagination. Of course fishing is an art and experience plays a big role in finding, catching and keeping it without loosing the excitements it brings. Find out more

Cost per boat from EUR600 for half day fishing . Payment in cash Euro or SCR or with credit card. Just ask us to organise it for you.

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Diving trip

Located on one of Praslin’s nicest beaches, Anse Volbert/Cot D’Ore beach, the Dive Club is another reputable Praslin dive centre. Voted as one of the world’s top 100 scuba diving centres by German magazine Unterwasser, they offer daily dive excursions, a full range of PADI dive courses, night diving and snorkelling trips. Find out more. Payment in cash Euro or SCR or with credit card. Just ask us to organise it for you.

Hire a car and explore the island of Praslin

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Rent a car for the day or even a few days

Praslin is a beautiful island and there is a lot to see and do: small empty beaches, snorkeling spots, sight seeings stops, art galleries, restaurants, caffes and places of interest. For convenience and to properly explore the island it is recommended to do it by self-drive car. The rental car is small enough to fit on the main road and driving on the left  is not a problem, it just takes only a few minutes of practise and you're ready to go.

All inclusive: insurance, deliver and return anywhere, unlimited mileage, baby car seat, automatic or manual, air-condition.  Payment in cash Euro or SCR or with credit card.  Just ask us to organise it for you.

Night time activities

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EATING OUT

Here is a list of restaurants nearby in no order of preference:

  • Capricorn Restaurant - Anse Kerlan (within walking distance) - 4233224 / 2781224
  • Sea View Restaurant at Castelo Hotel  - Anse Kerlan (within walking distance) - 4298900
  • Chateau Sans Souci - Anse Kerlan (within walking distance) -  4233 020 
  • Restaurant Paradisier -  Amitie (4km) - 423 75 37 / 272 87 88
  • The Pond at Dhevatara - Amitie (4km) - 4237333
  • Rose Restaurant at Oasis - Grand Anse (4.5km) – 4233533 
  • Le Relax Beach - Grand Anse (4.5km) - 4233238
  • Indian Ocean Lodge - Grand Anse (4.5km) - 4283838
  • Breeze Garden Restaurant - Grand Anse (5km) - 4237000
  • Island Pizzeria - Grand Anse (5km) – 4237258
  • Britannia Restaurant - Grand Anse (5km) - 4233215
  • Les Rochers Restaurant - Anse St Sauver (10km) – 4233803 / 2514034

For a full list of restaurants on Praslin and to find out more about some of the restaurants listed above read more  


CAFES

Whole Foods Market & Cafe - Amitie (4km) On the left hand side of the road some 2km after the airport


Airport Cafe - (2km) opens during the day


TAKEAWAY FOOD

Takeaway food is safe to eat by visitors. They open for lunch from 12pm to 2pm and for dinner from 6pm to 8pm. It cost less than EUR4 for a meal. Here is a list of all takeaways nearby:


'Happiness Takeaway' - Anse Kerlan (within walking distance). On the left hand side of the road on the way to Grand Anse just before MAS mini-market . Opens Mon - Sat 12pm to 9pm. Sun closed.  


'Vero's Takeaway' - Anse Kerlan (within walking distance). A food van on the left hand side of the road on the way to Grand Anse after MAS mini-market . Open Mon - Sat 10am to 8pm. Sun closed.  


'Village Takeaway' - Grand Anse (4km) On the left hand side of the road on the way to Granse Anse just after Oasis Hotel Open only lunch time Mon - Fri and Dinner time Fri only. Closed Sat & Sun 


'Breeze Takeaway' - Grand Anse (5km) On the left and side of the road from Grand Anse shopping centre just before the Anglican Church 

  

'Paradise Taste Takeaway' - Grand Anse  (5km) On the left hand side of the road just after Grand Anse shopping centre when you take the bend  

  

'Island Pizzeria' - Grand Anse  (5km) – 4237258 / 2580515 order and pickup or home delivery ( Deliver only once a day at around 7.30pm). On the left hand side of the road just after Grand Anse Anglican church   


BARS & CLUBS

  • Castelo Hotel/Bar/Restaurant (within walking distance)
  • Chateau Sans Souci Hotel/Bar/Restaurant (within walking distance)
  • Chill Out Tapas Lounge Bar - Cote D'Or (14km)
  • Oxygen Night Club - Baie Ste Anne (11km)


CASINOS

  • Pallagames Casino -  (1.5km) House 2000, Grande Anse
  • The Oasis Slots & Bar - (4.5km) at the Oasis Hotel in Grand Anse

CREOLE ISLAND NIGHT SHOW & BUFFET DINNER

  • Indian ocean lodge Hotel/Restaurant -  (4.5km) Grande Anse. On Wed & Sat only - 4283838
  • Paradise Sun Hotel/Restaurant - (20km) Cote D'Or. On Tue & Fri on