Praslin is the second largest island of the Seychelles and is easily accessed by boat or plane. The island offers a wide range of accommodation options and is most famous for its pristine beaches.
Located to the northeast of Mahé, the island is quieter and less developed yet of similar topography with lush rainforests, granite boulders and soft white sand beaches, some of which are often mentioned amongst the world’s finest. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Vallée de Mai is home to six species of endemic palm tree and the famous Coco de Mer.
The main communities include Baie St. Anne, Grande Anse in the south and Cote d’Or on the north coast. It’s here on the picturesque beach of Anse Volbert that the dive centres are located.
Dive sites are shallow and full of life, from tiny critters through to large rays and fish all vying for space amongst the soft corals and granite boulders. Expect to see blennies and spiny lobster, turtles, white-tip reef sharks, grouper and barracuda.
Praslin island is a short 15-minute flight or one hour boat ride from the main island of Mahé. Whilst the Seychelles enjoy a year round tropical climate, the hottest and least windy months are Mar-May and Oct-Nov.
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