Top things to do in Praslin

Top Choice Beach in Praslin

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. The long beach has lapis lazuli waters with great waves, a th…
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 International in Praslin

Café des Arts

Praslin's most stylish restaurant is in the Le Duc de Praslin hotel. Flickering candles, colourful paintings, swaying palms, a breezy terrace and the sound of waves washing the beach will rekindle even the faintest …
Top Choice Seafood in Praslin

Les Rochers

The approach to seafood is all about freshness and interfering as little as possible with the ingredients: just the way we like it. A few Creole inflections liven things up a little, but we really like the grilled p…
Top Choice Buffet in Praslin

Les Lauriers

Charismatic Edwin and his Belgian spouse have for years prepared a spectacular Creole buffet at dinner. Closed for a major renovation when we visited, they assured us it would soon return in all its glory. Expect fi…
Top Choice International in Praslin

Restaurant Paradisier

Considered one of the best restaurants in Grand Anse, this place concocts Creole classics, copious sandwiches and tasty pizzas that you can enjoy in an atmospheric garden terrace complete with wrought-iron furnishin…
Top Choice International in Praslin

PK's @ Pasquière & Gastropub

You can see this place from the coastal road thanks to its distinctive position in a secluded hillside property with pretty coastal views. Tables are widely spaced and the menu has a lightness of touch missing from …
Top Choice Beach in Praslin

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 sports. There are plenty of facilities, including restaurant…
Seafood in Praslin

Bonbon Plume

Tourist trap or front-row seat for paradise? Both perhaps. With such a location – the palm-thatched canopy is right on the beach at gorgeous Anse Lazio – tables are in high demand: ring ahead if you want your feet i…
Ice Cream in Praslin

Gelateria de Luca

Praslin's prime ice-cream parlour does some interesting flavours such as crème caramel, as well as a mean coppa tropicale; takeaway scoop sizes could be larger. It also whips up pasta, pizza and various snacks at lu…