Praslin Island Seychelles

With stunning white sand beaches and lush tropical forests, Praslin Island of the Seychelles is wonderful.  Despite being the second biggest island in the Seychelles, the population is only 6,500 people. It is a sleepy, laid back and far less developed than its neighbor Mahe.  The beaches on Praslin stand out, with the famous Anse Lazio and Anse Geogette frequently making top ten lists of best beaches and most beautiful destinations worldwide. Praslin Island is the only island where you can enjoy an 18 hole round of golf on a championship course, or discover the amazing Coco De Mer, an exotic plant that lead to the belief the Seychelles were the true Garden of Eden.  It makes a great base for day trips to neighboring islands too.  See the amazing sea birds on Cousine Island, explore the hills and mangroves and meet giant tortoises in the wild on Curieuse, or go swimming and scuba diving around St Pierre or any one of the fantastic dive sites around the island.

The beaches around the island are all dreamy, with white sand and shallow, turquoise seas. The beaches of the south coast are extremely shallow, and from May to October seaweed washes up on the southern shores making the beaches a little less appealing, while this isn't a problem on the north coast.  The beaches on the south east of the island can disappear at high tide, while the north east at Anse La Blague is stunningly beautiful but remote, so if you stay here you will want your own transportation. Any beaches between Anse Lazio and Anse Gouvernment on the north coast are all amazing beaches.

If you're looking for sightseeing, Praslin Island may not be the place for you.  For many tourists, this is the charm. The beaches here are so gorgeous you'll have trouble rousing yourself and moving on to the next destination.  But when you do, you're in luck.  It's most likely you'll end up on another equally lovely beach.  Anse Lazio Praslin Island Seychelles is listed as one of the top 20 beaches in the world.  Here you can find information on all of the 20 most beautiful beaches of the world.  Read our Anse Lazio Praslin Island Seychelles Vacations guide to start planning your vacation to this wonderful beach destination.

Praslin Island Weather (When to Visit)

The summer (December – February) weather is the perfect time of year in Praslin Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high temperature is between 87.6°F and 85.6°F.  This time of year is the busiest for  tourists. During the fall (March – May), humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Temperature highs range from 89.8°F to 87.5°F with similar temperatures in the later months.  Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do. The middle months of June – August is winter here.  These months are very comfortable.  June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Praslin Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.  Spring (September – November) has average temperature highs from 87.7°F and 84.8°F, which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind.  Tourism is fairly slow during these months.

Best Praslin Island Beaches

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Anse Georgette is outstandingly beautiful.  It's quiet and hidden away in the grounds of the Constance Lemuria resort which remain empty, untouched and a wonderful shade of blue. What makes it so unique is that there isn't a single rock or piece of coral in the bay, allowing the white sands on the sea bed to create a wonderful turquoise colored water that is unblemished. It is the most attractive beach on the island – but it is unsafe to swim due to strong waves and currents that threaten to pull you out to sea.

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Anse Lazio is possibly the most beautiful beach you will set eyes upon. With half a mile of perfect, fine white sands and gorgeous turquoise waters that are so clear you can watch the fish swim around you, it's no surprise Anse Lazio is frequently called ‘the best beach in the world'.  It's easiest to reach the beach by car. There's no doubt that Anse Lazio deserves its reputation, but its fame has lead to great popularity. To avoid the crowds, time your visit right and get here early in the morning.

Cote d'Or, Anse Lazio Praslin Islands Seychelles, Best beaches in the world, Top Ten beaches in the world, Top 20 beach destinations, beach travel destinations, beach travel, Seychelles beaches, things to do on Praslin Island, best hotels Praslin Island, best restaurants Praslin Island, best bars Praslin Island, best beaches on Praslin IslandCote d’Or

Cote d’Or is one of the beautiful beaches in the island. Its calm waters are ideal for snorkeling. The beach is also an excellent place for finding some of Praslin’s best resorts and hotels. You can explore the beach area on a bicycle or a rented car.

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Grand Anse is the longest beach in Praslin. The water here is absolutely incredible. It’s still and warm, almost like an enormous swimming pool. The beach sand is soft and ideal for walking. However, Grand Anse is pretty crowded; but if you love people watching then probably this is the best place for you.

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Anse Georgette is perhaps the most beautiful beach on Praslin, and certainly one of the best in the Seychelles thanks to its incredible mixture of pristine white sand, bright turquoise ocean surface, and tropical palm trees. A real must-see for anyone staying on Praslin Island.

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Praslin Island Activities

Ziblo Boat Charter

Fantastic tours with a maximum of 8 participants or romantic private charter. BBQ with fresh fish , chicken, sausages and delicious salads. Guided excursions.  Telephone:  248 2 595 171  Web:  Ziblo Boat Charters

Whitetip Divers

Dive center on Praslin Island (at the Hotel Paradise Sun) for certificated divers and for beginners. Everyday fun dives, discover scuba diving, PADI certifications and on request half day snorkeling trip. They also offer private boat rental for snorkeling and diving.  Telephone:  258 4 232 282  Web:  Whitetip Divers.

Sagittarius Taxi Boat Excursions

Sagittarius has been in operation since 1999 and is situated on the famous Cote D'or Beach, next to the Paradise Sun Hotel. They do excursions to all the surrounding islands, for snorkeling, fishing, day cruises with bbq, or just a sunset cruise.  For more information call 248 2 513 137, or visit them on the web at Sagittarius Taxi Boat Excursions.

Angel Tours

Angel Tours Pty LTd is a boat charter business which has been in operation since 2003.They cater for big game fishing, island hopping and transfers within neighboring islands.  For more information call 248 2 515 327, or visit them on the web at Angel Tours.

Safari Seychelles

Boat Charter company based in Praslin offering boat tours to the following islands: Cousin, Curieuse, St. Pierre, Aride, Sister Islands, Felicite, Coco and La Digue.  Telephone: 248 2 566 625  Web:  Safari Seychelles

Best Praslin Island Restaurants

Bonbon Plume  $11 – 30

The Bonbon Plume presents a magnificent view of the Anse Lazio beach – tables are in high demand, so call ahead if you want your feet in the sand.  The entire restaurant is made out of eco-friendly materials. It serves delicious Creole dishes.  Try the crab curry in coconut milk or the grilled catch of the day.  Telephone:  248 4 23 2136  Web:  Bonbon Plume

Coco Rouge  $11 – 30

At Coco Rouge you will find high quality Creole cuisine. Dishes made out of local vegetables like breadfruit, and preparations made out of local fresh water fish are simply difficult to resist. It is a family run small restaurant where only cash is accepted.  Telephone:  248 2 581 014  Web:  Coco Rouge

Cafe des Arts  $31 – 60

Praslin's most stylish restaurant is in the Le Duc de Praslin hotel. Flickering candles, colorful paintings, swaying palms, a breezy terrace and the sound of waves washing the beach will rekindle the faintest romantic flame. The food is suitably refined; flavorful Seychellois favorites are whipped into eye-pleasing concoctions (think red-snapper fillet in passion fruit sauce or marinated chicken with tropical fruits).  Telephone:  248 4 294 800  Web: Cafe des Arts

Restaurant Paradisier  $11 – 30

Considered one of the best restaurants in Grand Anse, this place concocts Creole classics, copious sandwiches and tasty pizzas that you can enjoy in an atmospheric garden terrace complete with wrought-iron furnishings. If only it had beach frontage, life would be perfect.  Telephone:  248 4 237 527  Web:  Restaurant Paradisier

Village du Pecheur  $31 – 60

Located in the Sunset Beach Hotel.  Classy decor, a sandy floor that blends effortlessly onto lovely Anse Volbert, and dishes such as seafood curry flavored with cinnamon leaf and served with Creole chutney and rice make this an excellent choice for those keen to eat by the sea.  Telephone:  248 261 111  Web:  Village du Pecheur.

Best Nightlife
Chill Out Tapas Lounge Bar

Upstairs from Cafe des Arts, this supercool beach-side spot is Praslin's (and perhaps even the Seychelles') trendiest bar. The resident DJ runs things on Wednesdays, Saturdays and chilled-out Sundays and the dress code is long pants for men (except on Sundays) and no flip-flops.  Telephone:  248 4 294 800  Web:  Chill Out Tapas Lounge Bar

Danzil Lounge

Taking its name from a local promontory, Danzil serves perfectly prepared drinks against a backdrop of inspiring views towards the ocean. Choose from a rich selection of fine wines, rums, spirits and skillfully-made tropical cocktails.  Danzil Lounge is located in the Raffles Hotel.  Telephone:  248 4 296 000  Web:  Danzil Lounge.

Oxygen Nightclub

When the evening sets in Praslin, the Oxygen Nightclub is the place to be in. It provides a party atmosphere that you would not easily forget. Oxygen however follows a strict dress code and does not permit the entrants to wear sleeveless T-shirts, caps, and sandals. Eighteen years is the required minimum age for enjoying all the fun, the nightclub has on offer.  Telephone:  248 4 512 300.

Gecko Bar

The Gecko Bar at the Savoy Hotel on Beau Vallon is a must visit for anyone staying on Mahe. Stunning sunset views in a ultra cool yet still relaxed environment. You can access the bar directly from the beach. The cocktail menu, with a wide range of international and local spirits available is the highlight here. They also have live evening entertainment three nights a week.  Telephone: 248 4 392 000  Web:  Gecko Bar

The Boardwalk Bar and Grill

Located at the Eden Island Marina, this is the ultimate place to relax during the say. Things liven up in the evenings, especially Wednesday through to Saturdays. Expect typical bar food with burgers, sandwiches, snacks and salads as well as a wide range of cocktails and beers.  Telephone:  248 4 346 222  Web:  The Boardwalk Bar and Grill

Best Hotels
Le Château de Feuilles


Le Château de Feuilles Relais & Chateaux hotel & SPA in Praslin Seychelles invites you for an unique stay where everything is designed to respect your privacy and your comfort.  Exclusive and considered as one of the most beautiful hotels of the Seychelles, Le Château de Feuilles is a member of the prestigious hotel chain Relais & Châteaux.  With only 9 luxury Suites, the property, surrounded majestically with the warm and turquoise waters of Seychelles, offers stunning and unrivaled 180° – 300° panoramas of exception to enjoy the dance of the waves and get carried away by the immensity of the ocean.

Constance Lemuria


Enjoy elegant spacious suites and villas or unwind in swimming pools seemingly crafted by nature.  Indulge in fine food and customized spa treatments at Constance Lemuria.  Fully trained coordinators at the Constance Kids Club will lead your children on wonderful island exploration trips, culinary activities, scavenger hunts and more.

Raffels


Set on a hillside overlooking Anse Takamaka bay on Praslin’s east coast, the luxurious Raffles Seychelles caters mostly to honeymooners and couples seeking seclusion. The 86 villas are contemporary in style and generous in size, offering outdoor pavilions with areas to dine and lounge as well as private plunge pools. The resort’s amenities include three restaurants, a spa, and the largest infinity pool in the Indian Ocean.

Dhevatara Beach Hotel


This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Located on the island of Praslin, surrounded by lush forests and the Indian Ocean, Dhevatara Beach Hotel has spacious accommodation with free WiFi. It features an outdoor pool, a spa centre and barbecue facilities.  Overlooking the eclectic water garden, the property’s à la carte restaurant serves fusion cuisine with Mediterranean, Asian, and Creole flavors. The open-air lounge bar offers fine wines, high tea and exotic cocktails.

Paradise Sun Hotel


The highlight of hotel is its gorgeous stretch of beach, a feature that draws both vacationing couples and families with kids, and the hotel does a good job catering to both groups. Amenities include a lovely outdoor pool with a kids' section, a diving center, and a tranquil spa offering a wide list of treatments. The 80 guest rooms are pleasant and feature large furnished terraces. All rates include buffet breakfasts, dinners, and afternoon tea at the beach-facing restaurant.

36 Comments

  1. curtis

    Nice! I was in the Navy from 1976 – 1980 and in 1978 my ship was deployed and we spent 108 days straight in the Indian Ocean without seeing land. Afterwards, we got to anchor in the port of Seychelles and spend two days. What an amazing place. As you said, the tropical forests are great and beautiful. But what stood out was the pure white sand beaches and the unbelievably clear ocean water. You can see down in the water forever.
    As a recent retiree, Seychelles is on my list because I want my wife to see it.
    Thanks for a great review and bring back some cool memories.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I am glad I could bring back some memories for you, and thank you so much for your service. I think your wife would love the Seychelles, and of course Anse Lazio beach! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. sarah

    OMG what a lovely post, I think after reading this post and your recommendations, every reader will plan a holiday. You have done an amazing job and this post will benefit all of us and all readers to plan their holidays, especially with kids. Thank you for your wonderful work, keep it up:)

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Sarah, and thank you for visiting Anse Lazio Praslin Island Seychelles 🙂 If you ever need help planning, just let me know. I would love to help you save money!

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  3. Lee Ann

    Oh how I love to see when you have written a new article.
    If I don’t stay away from your website, Your recommendations will be all that is on my bucket list.
    I honestly can’t decide on which beach to put on my list from this one. I am thinking Anse Lazio.
    Thank you for always providing all the information we need when looking for beautiful places to vacation.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, Anse Lazio is one of the top ten beaches in the world and definitely worth a visit AND a bucket list item. Thanks for reading and coming back to visit Beach Travel Destinations.

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  4. Barbara

    Hi!
    This post is great, very informative. I´ve just made myself a cocktail and pretend to be there.

    Cheers,
    Barbara

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Now you need to start planning Barbara! Thanks for visiting 🙂

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  5. Alenka

    Ah, reading this post is dangerous stuff! Makes me want to pack my suitcase right now and get on the plane to Anse Lazio Praslin Island Seychelles. It truly looks amazing! All the information is really useful and the long travel looks totally worth it!
    Best,
    Alenka

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Alenka! You need to pack and visit here. It is a wonderful beach travel destination for sure. Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. John

    Leahrae,
    The water is so clear in the video, makes you want to jump in. The snorkeling would be fantastic way to spend the day. Getting to Anse Lazio Praslin Island Seychelles may take some effort, it would be worth the journey after you got there. I would have a hard time getting out of the water.
    John

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I have to agree. I spend the day at Clearwater Beach yesterday. Don’t get me wrong, it is an amazing beach (#1 in the U.S.) but, the water is not clear, and it is full of seaweed. So Anse Lazio really is wonderful, and getting out of the water would definitely be tough!

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  7. ty

    jeez…just seeing the pics makes my mouth water for a vacation in Praslin Island right now..didn’t know about the ideal time to travel so i’ve learned something else new today..
    great post…

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Great Ty, glad you learned something while visiting Anse Lazio Praslin Island Seychelles. It is a wonderful beach destination!

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  8. Albert Hoops

    Great info here, you are making me think about going on vacations now! ill use your site for my next vacations. Thank you!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I hope you do Albert, and if you every need any help planning, be sure to shoot me a message. Thanks for stopping by Beach Travel Destinations.

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  9. Francesca King

    Wow!! I knew I was in need of a vacation but this article has left me dying to go. Now I know where I want to go and I have a good idea where to stay. Thank you for all of the information.

    ~ Franchesca

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks for visiting Anse Lazio Island Seychelles Francesca! It is a beautiful place and the perfect location for beach travel!

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  10. Steven

    I am an avid diver and I love salt water fishing! The Anse Lazio Praslin Island Seychelles are definitely now on my bucket list of travel destinations. Everytime I stop by your site I either add a trip to the list or am reminded of how much I loved a trip I’ve already taken. I love your site. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thank you so much Steven! I am glad you enjoy visiting Beach Travel Destinations. If you love diving and fishing, then you will love Anse Lazio Praslin Island Seychelles!

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  11. Mick Krug

    The Seychelles Islands are a place I have heard a lot about. My wife and are beachcombers and these Islands are beautiful. The Ziblo Boat Tour is one excursion we would be interested in. We both like to go all over the island in one hop so as to see the most attractions. Plenty to do with good restaurants and hotels. A great place to take a vacation.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Yes, this is a great vacation for beachcombers 🙂 I think your wife would be in heaven here. Thanks for visiting Beach Travel Destinations.com!

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  12. Shay Smith

    Thank you for your thorough review of this vacation location! I found it very helpful. I love beaches, and this looks so wonderful. All the information you have given is great for planning my next vacation to the Seychelles!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks for stopping by Shay and visiting Anse Lazio Praslin Island Seychelles. You will have a marvelous time here. Especially if you love the beaches!

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  13. Ben

    Amazing place. Dreamy and beautiful beaches. As a French guy I’ve heard about people going to the Seychelles several timew but never went there myself. It’s definitely on my list of places to go in the future. Thanks for this virtual tour.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks for stopping by Ben. Yes it is a dreamy place and most certainly a bucket list item for people who love the beach. Glad you enjoyed the tour!

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  14. Eric

    Anse Lazio Praslin Island Seychelles wow that’s a mouthful and I don’t even understand what each word means :-)I am willing to bet there are many other places that would claim to be Eden like as well. It’s kinda funny though if you started out from there, would you have to be a bird or a fish to leave? This place seems like a wonderful spot to utilize for meditations and visualizations.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree Eric, I think it would be a great place for meditations and visualizations. Perfectly serene and beautiful. I think that not only is this a bucket list item, but so much more. Yes, I know there are other places that do claim to be Eden 🙂 This is just a front runner, right? Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. Garen

    Wow, this is a stunning beach and the weather looks amazing. How is the humidity on the island from September to December? I’m planning a trip and it’s one of the places of interest.

    However, my wife really likes sightseeing and you stated that it might not be the place for you. Are there any other places around there that could be for sightseeing? It’s not a deal breaker, but I know my wife likes to explore and take pictures and everything.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Well to me the natural beauty of everything there is enough for gorgeous pictures. You can also take a boat to the other islands at a very reasonable price. They do have a high humidity. But for me, growing up with it, it doesn’t bother me. It is also great for the skin and hair 😀 A positive way to look at the humidity. You and your wife would absolutely have a wonderful time on Praslin Island in the Seychelles. Thanks for stopping by.

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  16. Ruth Brinson

    Very beautiful beaches and places. Very informative too! Everyone needs a vacation just to relax. I will keep this in mind for my vacation plans.

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Beautiful indeed! Some of the most beautiful in the world. And there are some beautiful secluded beaches where you can definitely relax doing nothing but enjoying! Thanks for reading!

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  17. Melinda

    Great review! I’m so glad that you included the touristy thing to do and the cost of them. It is nice to know what is kid friendly and what is not!

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      I agree Melinda. A lot of people think this is an “adult only” destination, when in fact there are several hotels that cater to the little ones as well as the adults. I know my kids love the beach and playing in the sand. Thanks for visiting Anse Lazio Praslin Island Seychelles.

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  18. Ivan

    Hi!

    This is amazing! I don’t know what to say, except I can’t wait to see the Anse Lazio! You did an awesome job with this post.

    All the best,
    Ivan

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    1. Leahrae (Post author)

      Thanks Ivan! I am glad you enjoyed. Anse Lazio is just one of those beautiful beach destinations that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. I am sure that is why it is at the top of the list! Thanks for visiting Beach Travel Destinations.

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