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 to the west, you'll find numerous coves and other beaches.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Praslin attractions

1. Anse Consolation

0.41 MILES

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

2. Vallée de Mai

2.15 MILES

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…

3. Praslin National Park

2.31 MILES

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…

4. Anse La Blague

2.47 MILES

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…

5. 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…

6. Rita's Art Studio & Gallery

3.07 MILES

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…

7. Church

3.43 MILES

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

8. Grand Anse

4.15 MILES

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