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Praslin has got some amazing activities to do from day excursions to national parks and neighbouring islands to lazing on the beach, snorkeling, fishing and diving trips.
Anse Georgette beach. Half an hour walk from the villas will take you to perhaps this most beautiful beaches 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 for access 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 best place on Praslin for snorkelling. A one hour walk from the villas via the Mont Plaisir hiking trail can take you there. (or 40 mins by car). Entry is free. Car parking available at a fee.
Valle De Mai national park. (Tel 4236220)
Take a walk 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 . (15 mins by car). Open from 9.00am to 4.00pm every day. Christmas & New Years Day closed. Entry fee SCR450 per person. You can pay for entry fee online and save at http://www.sif.sc/sfw/tickets/purchase Park guided tours also available.
Fond Ferdinand nature trail. (Tel 4237316)
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, 12.00, and 1.00 Weekend and public holidays closed. Entry fee is SCR300 including guide. You can pay for entry fee online and save at http://www.sif.sc/sfw/tickets/purchase Tel 4237316 to confirm guided tour time.
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.
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.
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 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. Cost per adult from €95*. Just ask us to organise it for you.
You can also do half day visit to Curieuse & snorkelling at St Pierre island by taxi boat from Anse Volbert. Includes island drop off and pick up, guided tour of Curieuse island, hotel pick up and drop off. Does not include food & drinks Cost per adult from €75* from Anse Volbert. Just ask us to organise it for you. See pictures of Curieuse trip
*Note this is a group excursion of 4 - 14 person. Price varies depending on season, departure points and providers. All our providers are licenced and certified by the local health authorities. We can also offer private tours.
Full Day with BBQ lunch
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. Cost from €130* per adult. Just ask us to organise it for you.
Half Day Snorkelling
You can also do half day snorkeling to Coco, Sistesr and Felicite islands by taxi boat from Anse Volbert. You get Coco island drop off and pick up and snorkeling. Does not include lunch & drinks. Includes hotel pick up and drop off and island entry fees. Cost per adult from €85*. Just ask us to organise it for you.
*Note this is a group excursion of 4 - 14 person. All our providers are certified by the local health authorities. We can also offer private tours.
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. If you take the early ferry you can have breakfast at Gloria's bakery. 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 Ferry costs €16 per adult one way. (23 mins by car to the jetty and 15 mins by ferry to la Digue)
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. Cost per adult €70* for the boat plus SCR600 for nature reserve entry fee. (all up approx €114 per adult). Just ask us to organise it for you.
*Note this is a group excursion of 4 - 10 person. All our providers are certified by the local health authorities. We can also offer private tours.
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 €58 per adult one way in the main cabin. A car hire for the day costs €50 and we can organise the car for you.
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 €600 for half day fishing . Payment in cash Euro or SCR or with credit card. Just ask us to organise it for you.
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.
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.
Here is a list of restaurants nearby in no order of preference:
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 - Sun 12pm to 8pm.
'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 12pm to 7pm. 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 only. Closed Sat & Sun
'Zilwa reggae bar cafeteria take away' - On the left hand side of the road after Grand Anse clinic (5km) - Tel 2594450
'Breeze GardenTakeaway' - Grand Anse (5km) On the left and side of the road from Grand Anse shopping centre just before the Anglican Church
'Island Pizzeria' - Grand Anse (5km) – 4237258 / 2580515 order and pickup. On the left hand side of the road just after Grand Anse Anglican church
'Cloves Takeaway' - Grand Anse (5.50km) On the left hand side of the road just after Island Pizzeria.
BARS & CLUBS
CREOLE ISLAND NIGHT SHOW & BUFFET DINNER