Holidays to Praslin Island

Holidays to Praslin Island

Laidback, welcoming and incredibly gorgeous… holidays to Praslin Island are the pinnacle of Indian Ocean getaways. The second largest island in the Seychelles archipelago is home to impressive granite boulders, a lushly green interior and Anse Lazio, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. A delightfully manageable size, you’ll find it easy to get around and our Indian Ocean travel experts are a phone call away to help plan your next trip – we can recommend our favourite luxury hotels and suggest the best destinations to combine Praslin Island with for an exciting twin-centre getaway.

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Praslin Island Travel Information

Flights from UK airports land in Mahé, the Seychelles main island. You’ll then need to take an additional flight or ferry transfer to Praslin Island.

  • Currency: Seychelles rupee 
  • Time difference: (GMT +3) 
  • Flight from UK: 10 hours 30 minutes to Mahé plus transfer time to Praslin Island 
  • Visa: Not required 
  • Language: English, French and Creole 
  • National drink: Locally made palm wine 
  • National dish: Fresh fish, grilled
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Travel Tips & Advice for Praslin Island

Praslin Island Activities


As an island holiday destination, it’s no wonder that water-based activities top the list of ‘things to do’ in Praslin. Use the island as your launch pad to smaller outer islets, travelling by catamaran cruise of boating excursion. Or dip below the waves as you snorkel or dive the coral reef – look out for sting rays, barracuda and docile nurse sharks.

Praslin Island Food & Drink


Inspired and influenced by a variety of cultures, food on Praslin Island (and throughout the Seychelles) is a fusion of French, Asian and Indian cuisine – with local spices adding a burst of flavour. Drawing on the waters around it, seafood and fish are popular items on any menu, with grilled fish a local favourite. Try home-made palm wine or coconut milk for a refreshing drink.

Praslin Island Attractions


Gracing the list of the world’s “most beautiful”, it’ll come as no surprise that Praslin’s main attraction are its white sand, palm-fringed beaches. Beyond the dazzling coastline you’ll find Vallée de Mai, a World Heritage Listed nature reserve home to the rare coco der mer palm and the Seychelles’ national bird – the black parrot. Explore further to Curieuse Island to see giant Aldabra tortoises.

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