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 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 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 the faintest roman…
Top Choice Buffet in Praslin

Les Lauriers

Charismatic Edwin and his Belgian spouse prepare a spectacular Creole buffet at dinner. It begins with fine hors d'oeuvre displayed on a boat-shaped table (the avocado salad is to die for), followed by sizzling meat…
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 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…
Ice Cream in Praslin

Gelateria de Luca

Praslin's prime ice-cream parlour will leave you a drooling mess. Order a coppa tropicale, and you'll see why. It also whips up pasta, pizza and various snacks at lunchtime, while dinner is a more formal affair, wit…
International in Praslin

La Pirogue

This cheerful cafe-restaurant serves simple but well-prepared meals, including salads you can tuck into without hesitation. There's a good selection of fish and meat dishes, as well as vegetarian options and sandwic…
Beach in Praslin

Anse La Blague

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 world's end. It has no facilities, other than shady takamaka tr…
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…