Praslin is easily accessible from Mahé, with regular flights running throughout the day to and from Praslin airport.
What to do?
Some of Seychelles most famous beaches are to be found here, including Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette.
The Vallée de Mai nature reserve is located in the centre of the island and is some of the most pristine forest in Seychelles. A UNESCO World Heritage site, it is home to the endemic Coco de Mer (sea coconut), and several species of birds that can only be found in the Seychelles. In the 19th century, a British General propagated the myth that Vallée de Mai was in fact the Garden of Eden. He proposed that the Coco de Mer was the forbidden fruit that had tempted Adam and Eve.
Snorkelers should head to the northern beaches. Anse Lazio has rocky areas at either end of the beach that are home to many fish. Off-shore, a boat trip to St Pierre Island offers a high chance of snorkeling with turtles, rays and reef sharks.
When to go?
The best time to visit Praslin is either April and May, or October or November when the wind is calmest. Outside of those months it’s important to choose which side of the island to stay on. The wind blows from the north west from December to March, and from south east from June to September.