Top ChoiceBeach in Praslin

Anse Lazio

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...

Top ChoiceNational Park in Praslin

Vallée de Mai

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...

Top ChoiceInternational 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...

Top ChoiceSeafood 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...

Top ChoiceBuffet 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...

Top ChoiceInternational 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...

Top ChoiceInternational 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...

Top ChoiceBeach in Praslin

Anse Volbert

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...

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...

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...

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...

International in Praslin

Le Chevalier

OK, Le Chevalier is not right on the beach, but the setting is appealing nonetheless and you're very close to glorious Anse Lazio. The menu offers lots of variety from the octopus curry or garlic calamari to...

Bar in Praslin

Chill Out Tapas Lounge Bar

Upstairs from Cafe des Arts, this supercool beach-side spot is Praslin's (and perhaps even the Seychelles') trendiest bar. The resident DJ runs things on Wednesdays, Saturdays and chilled-out Sundays and the...

Arts & Crafts in Praslin


Perhaps the best boutique on Praslin, Kreolor, at the entrance to Vallée de Mai, sells artfully designed wooden crafts (many in the shape of the coco de mer), jewellery, essential oils and other tasteful souvenirs.

Supermarket in Praslin

ISPC Supermarket

As much a deli as a small supermarket, this fab place sells wines and cheeses alongside generally high-quality groceries. Perfect for a Praslin picnic.

Wildlife Reserve in Praslin

Giant Tortoise Farm

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 to explore the rest of the island. You can only visit on an...

Creole in Praslin

Coco Rouge

Tasty Creole cooking is the secret to the success of this roadside restaurant. It features fresh fish and a decent octopus salad. The setting is less than exciting, but the restaurant does takeaway, so why not...

Seafood in Praslin

Village du Pecheur

Classy decor, a sandy floor that segues effortlessly onto lovely Anse Volbert, and dishes such as seafood curry flavoured with cinnamon leaf and served with Creole chutney and rice, or octopus curry with coconut...

International in Praslin

Breeze Garden & The Fish Restaurant

In a verdant property near the west coast's main church, Breeze Garden has agreeably green surroundings and offers salads, curries, pasta dishes and pizzas; try the swordfish kebab or Creole octopus curry....

International in Praslin

La Pirogue

This cheerful cafe-restaurant serves simple but well-prepared meals. There's a good selection of fish and meat dishes, as well as vegetarian options and sandwiches. Start with the Creole mixed salad or fish...