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Praslin in the tropical Seychelles

Listed under Islands in Seychelles.

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The Seychelles offer the traditional tropical island type of holiday experience, white sandy beaches, the soft lapping of waves on clear water and tropical forests and palm trees. Praslin is typical of this experience and made famous as the home of the unusual, suggestively shaped Coco de Mer or double coconut and the Vallee de Mai, a jungle valley home to rare birds and endemic plants and animals. Praslin’s warm waters support many types of corals, sea urchins and around 800 different fish species.

Praslin is fairly quiet and undeveloped with a very small local population - perfect for people wanting a peaceful luxury get away or those who enjoy snorkelling, swimming and sun bathing without too much interruption.

Written by  Lindsay Drury.

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Praslin has a few very good beaches (watch out for sea urchins though). Famous for its coconuts but that's not a reason to go there. If you had a week to spend in the Seychelles and a reasonable but not huge budget, I would choose La Digue and Praslin i… Read more...

Written by  Ian Wilson.

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How is the diving here or in general in the Seychelles?

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I know that the snorkelling is amazing! Really clear water and spectacular ocean life.

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