Doctor's House


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

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Praslin attractions

1. Giant Tortoise Farm

0.59 MILES

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…

2. Anse Lazio

1.68 MILES

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…

3. Rita's Art Studio & Gallery

2.04 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…

4. Anse Volbert

2.26 MILES

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…

5. Church

2.72 MILES

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

6. Grand Anse

2.77 MILES

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

7. 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…

8. Vallée de Mai

3.03 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…