Praslin Island – Seychelles Honeymoon Guide
Praslin Island is the second-largest island in the Seychelles, home to a series of stunning white-sand beaches and the magical Vallée de Mai.
Explore the magical Vallée de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing the unusual 'coco de mer' double coconut (photo) palm tree and three of the world's rarest birds – the black parrot, fruit pigeon and Seychelles bulbul.
Discover idyllic beaches such as Anse Lazio, a perfect crescent of soft, fine-grained white sand fringed by stands of Takamaka and palm trees and offering perfect conditions for swimming and snorkelling.
Other gorgeous beaches on Praslin include: Anse la Blague, a secluded beach near the port that is ideal for snorkelling; Anse Volbert, a sheltered and gently shelving beach perfect for families; Anse Possession and Anse Georgette, both pretty beaches that are good for sunbathing, swimming and snorkelling.
Praslin is located 34km northeast of Mahé.
Rent a car and drive around the nearly deserted Praslin Island: you’ll discover one secluded beach after the other – perfect for making your footprints the only set in the sand.
Discover the idyllic beach of Anse Lazio located in Bay Chevalier on the north-west corner of Praslin Isle. This photogenic beach is a perfect crescent of soft, fine-grained white sand, fringed by stands of Takamaka and palm trees that extend past huge rounded granite boulders into the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
A sheltered area to the east of the beach is protected by a reef and is perfect for swimming and snorkelling. The water is shallow, warm and safe. There are no sports rental facilities here so make sure you bring your own snorkel gear. The seaside ‘feet in the sand’ Bon Bon Plume restaurant is an excellent lunch spot offering superb Creole cooking.
For shade use the palm trees, but beware of falling coconuts and remember to bring enough water to last the day, as you’re far from any shops.
Read more about Anse Lazio Beach…
Unwind on the soft powder-white sand of this stunning beach that lies framed by granite boulders, with good snorkelling and swimming. Arrive by sea or stay longer at Lémuria Resort.
A secluded beach near the port, ideal for snorkelling. Walk along the shore past Petite Anse and up the hill towards Anse la Farine (on the other side of the headland) for stunning views over Le Ronde and to La Digue Island.
A sheltered and gently shelving beach also ideal for families. Stroll along the beach or snorkel around the boulders at the northern end and around nearby Chauve Souris Island or St Pierre Islet.
Praslin Island offers an excellent choice of accommodation options to suit most honeymoon budgets, including the following resorts…
Raffles Praslin Seychelles
Location: Anse Takamaka, Praslin Island
Ave nightly price: AUD1,456 per room
Description: Closely located to one the world’s most beautiful beaches – Anse Lazio, Raffles Praslin Seychelles offers luxurious villas on the island of Praslin, easily accessible via a 15-minute flight from Mahe International Airport. It offers private plunge pools and 2 infinity pools. Each with free WiFi access, the modern villas have open-air balconies overlooking the garden, the ocean, or the surrounding area. The spacious, air-conditioned villas have a flat-screen TV with cable channels, and also come with a minibar and a Nespresso coffee machine. Facilities offered include a beauty salon, the Sugar Palm Kid’s Club, and 6 restaurants and lounges from fresh Mediterranean cuisine at Losean restaurant, a rooftop terrace and shisha lounge to private dinners on the beach. Raffles Spa features private outdoor treatment rooms overlooking the serene blue ocean and tropical landscape. The resort is located close to the Vallee de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and is also a 15-minute ferry ride away from Curieuse Island, home to 500 giant tortoise and La Digue, famous for its secluded beaches, diving and snorkeling.
Location: Petite Anse Kerlan, Praslin Island
Ave nightly price: AUD1,377 per room
Description: Featuring a three level pool and spacious suites and villas, the Constance Lemuria Resort includes a spa surrounded by a lush garden and 3 restaurants. It also has 4 bars and free Wi-Fi access. All the air-conditioned units at the Constance Lemuria are decorated with wooden furniture and some of them have thatched roofs. They all have en suite bathrooms with bathtubs and a hairdryer. They all include a safe, a satellite TV with a DVD player, and a telephone. The restaurants offer a variety of local and international dishes, with both buffet and á la carte options. The bars allow guests to choose among different atmospheres and scenarios to have some entertaining during the day or simply relax after dinner. Le Spa de Constance offers a variety of massages and treatments to relax surrounded by bamboo and palm trees. Sports facilities include an 18-hole golf course, 2 tennis courts, snorkelling trips, and windsurfing. The Constance Lemuria is located a 5-minute drive from Praslin Airport.
Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites
Location: Anse Bois de Rose, Praslin Island
Ave nightly price: AUD516 per room
Description: Situated along a private beach area in Anse Bois de Rose, Coco de Mer Hotel and Black Parrot Suites offers a swimming pool, two restaurants and spa. It is nestled in 200 acres of tropical gardens. The spacious, air-conditioned rooms and suites all feature a terrace and Indian Ocean views. They also come with a seating area, satellite TV and minibar. The en suite bathrooms include a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Guests can enjoy international and Creole cuisine at The Hibiscus Restaurant and The Mango Terrace Bar and Restaurant. Drinks are available at the Coconut Bar. Guests can enjoy massages and treatments at The Waterfront Spa. They can also relax by the pool or on sun loungers at the beach. Island excursions, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing expeditions can be arranged by the hotel. Coco de Mer is located just 1 km from Anse Takamaka Beach and 5 km from Grand Anse Beach. Praslin Island Airport is 8 km from the hotel.
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Latest update about Praslin Island Seychelles honeymoon: 20 February, 2017