As one of the most visited islands in the archipelago, Praslin Island is a must-see if you’re planning on taking a trip to the Seychelles. With many beautiful beaches, nature reserves and restaurants on the island, you’ll never run out of things to do, and you’ll return with lasting memories. Here’s what to do when you’re on the island.


While many of the islands in the archipelago have snorkelling attractions, what makes the snorkelling on Praslin unique is the fact that you can snorkel right off the shore. This is ideal for beginners as land is always a short distance away. Then, once you’ve grown accustomed to the shore, you can take a trip out into the open sea for snorkelling and fishing. There are many day excursions to surrounding islands, which feature snorkelling as well as beach time with food and drinks.

Nature reserves

A big contributor to Praslin’s breath-taking beauty is the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve. This spectacular attraction is home to exotic flora that you’re not likely to see anywhere else in the world. One such example is the coco de mer palm. It produces the coco de mer seed, which is one of the largest in the world. This is definitely a must-see when visiting Praslin.

Dining out

Since Praslin is an island in the Seychelles, it offers the picture-perfect views you’d come to expect. The restaurants and dining spots on Praslin also offer stunning views in addition to their exquisite menus. Take a look at some of the best restaurants on Praslin.

Les Lauriers

Food type: Italian

Opening times: 19h00 - 22h30, except Wednesday

Expect to pay: Rs 475 (adult), Rs 200 (children 3 - 11)

La Goulue

Food type: seafood, Creole and Cajun

Opening times: 09h00 - 14h30 and 18h00 - 21h30 (Tues - Sun)

Expect to pay: Rs 180 – 350

Takamaka Beach Bar

Food type: Sushi and vegetarian-friendly

Opening times: 10h00 - 19h00 daily

Bonbon Plume

Food type: Creole, seafood, vegetarian-friendly

Opening times: 12h00 - 15h00 (Mon - Sun), dinner only by request for at least 10 people

Expect to pay: Rs 85 - 350

Coco Rouge takeaway and cafe

Food type: Fast-food, vegetarian, vegan-friendly

Opening times: 11h00 - 21h00

PK's @ Pasquiere Restaurant & Gastropub

Food type: Seafood, vegetarian-friendly

Opening times: 11h00 - 20h00

Expect to pay: Rs 100 - 500


If you’re in search of an island destination with turquoise waters and white sandy beaches, Praslin is the place to be! It’s known for beaches that remind you of movie scenes and postcards. Here are some of the best beaches to visit during your stay on Praslin.

Anse Lazio

Anse Lazio is one of the most visited beaches on Praslin. This comes as no surprise if you consider the large granite formations, crystal-clear water and stretch of white sand, all of which adds to its splendour.

Anse Georgette

This beautiful beach is accessible by boat and offers guests the opportunity to swim and snorkel in pristine waters. The crisp blue ocean is framed by lush, green vegetation, white sands and stunning granite formations.

Petite Anse Kerlan

Just beyond Grande Anse Kerlan lies a small cove with still waters and a beach slanted just enough for enjoyable swimming, also ideal for snorkelling.

Accommodation on Praslin


One of the most popular hotels on Praslin based on bookings is the Raffles Seychelles. Situated on Anse Takamaka, this 5-star hotel boasts with breath-taking island views reminiscent of postcards. It’s decked out with four restaurants, two bars, a rooftop terrace and ample parking, so you’re sure to have a very comfortable stay.

Another fabulous hotel to visit is the Coco de Mer Hotel on Anse Bois de Rose. This 4-star hotel is perched right on the beachfront, so the view is spectacular. And with a selection of bars, restaurants, and even a spa, your time spent at the hotel will also be adventurous.


Praslin also offers a variety of self-catering accommodation options. Explore self-catering venues like Sea View Lodge, Le Tropique Villa, and Hide Away Holiday Apartments. These accommodation options offer a solution to those looking to keep the cost of their holiday low. Plus, you’re able to decide exactly what meal options you’d like to have instead of being steered by the options presented in a hotel.

If you’re ready to jet to this idyllic island, view our flights to Praslin, Seychelles here.