Must-see attractions in Praslin

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    Anse Lazio

    Anse Lazio, on the northwest tip of the island, is picture-perfect everywhere you look and often turns up in lists of the world's most beautiful beaches…

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    Vallée de Mai

    Gorgeous World Heritage–listed Vallée de Mai is one of only two places in the world where the rare coco de mer palm grows in its natural state (the other…

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    Anse Volbert

    This long, gently arching beach is among the most popular strands on the island. It's great for safe swimming and sunbathing, and it's also good for water…

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    Anse La Blague

    Head to Anse La Blague on the east coast if you're after a secluded picnic spot. Very few tourists make it to this isolated beach, which feels like the…

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    Giant Tortoise Farm

    Curieuse is a breeding centre for giant Aldabra tortoises. The wardens at the giant tortoise farm show visitors around the pens, after which you're free…

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    Anse Marie-Louise

    At the island's southern tip, Anse Marie-Louise is a pretty spot. There are no facilities and no parking lot; just pull over at the side of the road and…

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    Praslin National Park

    This national park is spread across the hills of Praslin's interior. At its core is the Unesco World Heritage–listed Vallée de Mai, one of the most…

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    Anse Consolation

    Draped along a corner of the island that sees few visitors, Anse Consolation is a fine stretch of sand to spend an afternoon.

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    Grand Anse

    Grand Anse has a long, typically beautiful beach, but swimming is only average, with shallow waters and a profusion of algae.

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    Rita's Art Studio & Gallery

    Bright Seychellois landscapes and still lifes (think exotic flowers) bring much cheer to this gallery owned and run by local artist, Rita Morel, who can…

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    Doctor's House

    On Curieuse Island at Anse St José, this former doctor's home contains a small historical museum.

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    This sturdy local church will help you get your bearings along Praslin's west coast.