Praslin Island

At just 6 miles by 2.5, Seychelles' second largest island of Praslin is almost a world away from bustling Mahé. Reached by either a 15-minute flight or a one hour ferry ride from Mahé, it offers a breathtaking landscape of stunning palms and idyllic beaches for your Seychelles holiday. Praslin is famed as being home to the Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage site where the amazing Coco de Mer double-lobed coconut grows - the only place on earth where it can be found in its natural habitat. It is the world's heaviest seed, weighing between 15 and 30kg.

Constance Lemuria aerial Constance Lemuria beach Raffles Anse Boudin Beach

Praslin Highlights

  • Some of the world's best beaches including Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette to name just two
  • Aldabra tortoises at the Curieuse Marine National Park
  • Excellent hotels with magnificent settings
  • Spectacular endemic birdlife, such as the black parrot
  • Vallee de Mai National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the world's largest and heaviest nut, the Coco de Mer
  • Stunning views and sunsets from the top of Grand Fond mountain
  • Easy day trips to the stunning La Digue Island

Apart from its unique fauna and flora, Praslin island has some great walking trails and is home to some of Seychelles most spectacular beaches. With its small population and gentle pace of life, it is ideal for a laid-back Seychelles honeymoon or holiday. There are numerous hotels and resorts dotted around the coastline and Praslin also has Seychelles' only 18-hole championship golf course at Constance Lemuria Resort. Praslin also makes an ideal base from which to make day excursions to the neighbouring island of La Digue as well as several other picturesque small islands including Curieuse, Cousin, Coco and Sisters

While Praslin's interior is spectacular so too is its coastline and the islands found just offshore. Explore an underwater world with snorkelling and diving or take a boat trip to Curieuse Marine National Park and meet Aldabra tortoises or see the breeding ground of hawksbill and green sea turtle. Exclusive hotels make the most of Praslin's breath-taking scenery, with coastal situations opening out onto unspoilt beaches and swaying palms - the luxury of the hotels themselves eclipsed by the luxury of their natural setting.

Main activities on Praslin Island

  • Island-hopping excursions to neighbouring islands
  • Sunset cruises around part of Praslin's coast
  • Sailing & Cruising
  • Guided walks & trails
  • Golf at Constance Lemuria Resort's 18-hole course
  • Diving, Snorkelling & swimming
  • Fishing
  • Spa & Wellness

Selected Praslin Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries, showcasing the best of Praslin

All Seychelles Itineraries
Raffles Hotel on Praslin Seychelles

Mahlatini Signature Island-Hopping Holiday - Raffles Praslin & Enchanted Island

Cost Per Person
From $5,060 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Praslin, Enchanted Island
View from a villa, Raffles

Luxury Raffles & Six Senses Twin Island Seychelles Honeymoon

Cost Per Person
From $8,230 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Praslin, Felicite Island
CaranaBeach oceanview chalet plunge pool

Boutique and Luxury Twin Island Holiday - Mahe & Praslin

Cost Per Person
From $5,600 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Mahe, Praslin
Marine Park Island

Three Island Boutique Seychelles Holiday - Cerf, Bird & Praslin islands

Cost Per Person
From $4,100 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Praslin, Cerf Island, Bird Island

Praslin Accommmodation

All Seychelles accommodations
  • Raffles Praslin
    Aerial view

    An exclusive, award winning hotel set only minutes away from Anse Lazio, one of the best beaches in the world. Expect luxury accommodation, exciting activities and a range of superb facilities.

  • Constance Lemuria Seychelles
    area piscina

    Surrounded by tropical greenery, Constance Lemuria Resort encompasses 3 idyllic beaches and a handsome 18-hole championship golf course. Expect a stunning range of suites and a range if exciting facilities and activities.

  • Hotel L'Archipel
    Hotel L'Archipel

    Luxury hotel set on the east coast of Praslin Island.

  • Indian Ocean Lodge

    Situated on the beachfront of Grand Anse, from this intimate property explore Praslin Island's longest beach, visit Vallee de Mai Nature Reserve and stay in comfort surrounded by lush gardens.