Top Choice National Park in Praslin

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 being nearby Curieuse Island). It's also a birding hot spot: …
Top Choice Beach in Praslin

Anse Lazio

Anse Lazio, on the northwest tip of the island, is picture-perfect everywhere you look and it often turns up in lists of the world's most beautiful beaches. The long beach has lapis lazuli waters, a thick fringe of …
Top Choice Beach in Praslin

Anse Volbert

This long, gently arching beach is the most popular strand on the island. It's great for safe swimming and sunbathing, and it's also good for water sports. There are plenty of facilities, including restaurants and h…
Wildlife Reserve in Praslin

Giant Tortoise Farm

Curieuse is a breeding centre for giant Aldabra tortoises. The wardens at the giant tortoise farm show visitors round the pens, after which you're free to explore the rest of the island. You can only visit on an org…
Museum in Praslin

Doctor's House

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


This pretty church is close to the ferry port.
Church in Praslin


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

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 beautiful stands of forest anywhere in the Seychelles.
Beach in Praslin

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.
Beach in Praslin

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 voila – you're at the beach. Continuing along the coastal road…