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.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Praslin attractions

1. Vallée de Mai

0.15 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…

2. Rita's Art Studio & Gallery

1.14 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…

3. Anse Volbert

1.17 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…

4. Church

1.38 MILES

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

5. Grand Anse

2.11 MILES

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

6. Anse Marie-Louise

2.31 MILES

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…

7. Anse Consolation

2.41 MILES

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

8. Doctor's House


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