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Praslin, an essential stop during your cruise to Seychelles

 

The Seychelles archipelago, a true paradise, is full of treasures just waiting to be discovered. Among these you will find the island of Praslin, located 44 km north-east of Mahé and the second largest island in the archipelago. It is a must when renting a catamaran in the Seychelles. In Praslin, a beautiful protected island, you will be able to make magnificent discoveries: turquoise waters, paradisiacal beaches classified among the most beautiful in the world and lush vegetation. In this article you will discover this little corner of paradise and its must-see places. We guarantee that you will be amazed by the beauty of this island! 

Surprise yourself in the heart of the Vallée de Mai 

With boat hire in Praslin in the Seychelles, you will discover one of the most beautiful treasures of the Seychelles archipelago: the Vallée de Mai and its exceptional fauna and flora. Located in the heart of the island, the Vallée de Mai is a nature reserve that has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983. Your excursion to the heart of this tropical forest, described as the "Garden of Eden" for its primitive state and the absence of any human activity, will be unforgettable. Since 1966, the Vallée de Mai has been under protection because it is home to several species of palm trees and many animal species. Among the species of palms, there is the sea coconut which gives one of the largest vegetable seeds, the famous "coco-fesse" which takes its name from its original form. Among the animal species, you can have the chance to see the black parrot, a rare bird that is at risk of extinction. We suggest you to discover this wonder during your trip on the marked paths between magnificent waterfalls, beautiful palms, some of which are present since prehistoric times, surrounded by rare animals and exceptional beauty. The Vallée de Mai is a world of its own that will make you live a moment suspended in the middle of a unique place considered by many a replica of the original paradise. 

 
 
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Enjoy the beaches in a heavenly setting 

As well as offering exceptional flora and fauna, the island of Praslin in the Seychelles is home to beaches that look like postcard landscapes. Praslin's beaches are paradisiacal and are among the most beautiful beaches in the world. What makes the beaches of Praslin so fascinating is the presence of large pink granite rocks set along the white sandy beaches. Many of these beaches have been used as film sets and you will understand why.

  • Anse Lazio Beach: located north of Praslin, Anse Lazio is the most famous beach on the island of Praslin in the Seychelles and is also one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. When renting a catamaran in the Seychelles, don't miss the mooring in this paradisiacal beach among white sand, granite rocks and turquoise sea. The ideal place to take the most beautiful photos of your holiday. Also, if you avoid the tourist beaches, you will be fascinated by this beach with its preserved landscape. However, be careful when swimming, as the water is deep and there are no coral reefs, and also the current can sometimes be strong.

  • Anse Georgette beach: much more "discreet" than the previous one, Anse Georgette is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of the island of Praslin in the Seychelles. What differentiates it from other beaches is the absence of rocks or coral in the bay, which makes the water almost hypnotizing turquoise color. The beach, which is difficult to access, is protected from mass tourism. You will be in the middle of nature, with giant palm trees, white sand and turquoise water.

  • Anse La Joke beach: much less known than the two previous beaches, Anze la Joke is a beautiful isolated beach. If you are looking for peace and quietness, this extremely quiet beach is ideal for you. It is also perfect for swimming or snorkeling thanks to its very calm water.

  • Anse Pasquière Beach: located to the north-east of Praslin, this uncrowded beach will offer you a breathtaking view of the island of Curieuse, the island of turtles. This beach is ideal if you are travelling with your family because the water is very shallow. However, it is not the ideal beach for those who want to swim in the high water. Nature lovers will be fascinated by this beach, which is home to many species of birds.

 
 
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During your cruise to Seychelles, don't miss out on a trip to Praslin Island. Once you get there, you will not want to leave this island: this little corner of paradise will seduce you with its unique vegetation, its turquoise waters, its paradisiacal beaches and its giant palms. The island of Praslin has preserved its authenticity: the hospitality of its inhabitants and the sweetness of the island make it one of the most popular islands for the newlyweds. Once your stay in Praslin is over, sail to nearby islands such as the island of Curieuse, known as the island of Turtles, Cousin Island or the island of the Dike.


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