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Praslin Island

Praslin Island

Praslin is the second largest island and 15 minutes by light aircraft from Mahé. Home to exquisite beaches Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette, both appearing on the top-10 list of world’s best beaches in recent years and the Vallée de Mai, one of Seychelles’s two UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

This island village has a population of just 6,500 people. Measuring 10km x 3.7km, a leisurely tour around the island by car will take approximately 2 hours. Prior to settlement of the islands by the French in the mid-18th century, Praslin's Côte d'Or was a favourite haunt of pirates.

The island was named Praslin after the Duc de Praslin, the French minister of marine in 1768 when the original 'Stone of Possession' was erected on the island in what is still known as Anse Possession. Almost a century and a half later the visiting General Gordon (of Khartoum fame) became convinced that the Vallee de Mai was the original site of the Garden of Eden. This is where the legendary Coco-de-Mer, the world's heaviest nut, grows high on ancient palms in a primeval forest. The Vallée de Mai is host to six species of palm to be found only in Seychelles.

Praslin stands at the forefront of Seychelles’ tourism industry with a strong tradition of hospitality and wide range of accommodation facilities. It also provides a base for excursions to neighbouring islands, some of which are important sanctuaries nurturing rare species of endemic flora and fauna.

 
Rate from  110  EUR per night
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Iles des Palmes Resort / Praslin ☼☼☼ Rate on room only basis. Ideal for families! This charming self-catering property just off Praslin's Côte d'Or tourist district, comprises& ...
Rate from  115  EUR per night
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Ocean Jewels Resort / Praslin ☼☼☼ Newly renovated and under new management, this charming self-catering establishment comprises 6 spacious modern chalets complete with air-conditi ...
Rate from  110  EUR per night
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Le Tropique Villa / Praslin ☼☼ Located on the south-west coast of Praslin, this small family-run establishment has a reputation of being welcoming and friendly with an ideal ambienc ...
Rate from  110  EUR per night
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Palm Beach Hotel / Praslin ☼☼☼ Rate includes breakfast. Palm Beach Hotel on the south-west coast of Praslin, is surrounded by lush vegetation and fringed by the warm waters of ...
Rate from  212  EUR per night
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Le Duc de Praslin / Praslin ☼☼☼+ Rate includes breakfast. Situated next to the famous Côte d’Or beach in tropical and orchid gardens, this small hotel' ...
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Le Domaine de La Reserve / Praslin ☼☼☼☼☼ Rate includes breakfast. Located along a secluded private beach in a Marine National Park north-east Praslin, this much loved hote ...
Rate from  253  EUR per night
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Acajou Hotel / Praslin ☼☼☼☼+ Re-opening 1 November 2014 after renovation. Acajou is ideally located on the Cote d'Or beach of Praslin. Surrounded by a large tropical garden, ...
Rate from  177  EUR per night
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Village du Pêcheur / Praslin ☼☼☼+ Rate includes breakfast. Village du Pêcheur is situated right on the beach of Cote d'Or, which is one of Praslin's nicest and most attractive be ...
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