Holiday to Praslin in the Seychelles islands

April 26-29, 2003

Are you looking for information on Praslin island? In this section of travel-tour-guide.com you will find details on the most important attractions on Praslin that shouldn't be missed, like the unique Valle De Mai forest hosting the Coco de Mer palm tree (symbol of Seychelles), or the wonderful Anse Lazio beach with its super fine white sand. All is documented with lot of photos.

Coco de Mer
The day trip in Praslin starts with a short bus ride to Vallee De Mai, a national forest on Praslin declared by UNESCO as world's heritage site. Here is the only place where the Coco de Mer palm grows, producing heart shaped fruits.

 

Coco de mer palm tree
Picture of Coco de Mer palm tree with its huge leave.

 

Vallee de mai forest Vallee de mai forest
Photos of Coco De Mer fruits, still not heart shaped, because too young.

 

Vallee de mai forest Vallee de mai forest
Hiking the Vallee De Mai forest on Praslin.

 

Forest on Praslin island Forest on Praslin island
The Coco De Mer leaves are huge and sized several meters.

 

Anse Lazio - Praslin beach (Seychelles)
The day continues with a bus ride to Anse Lazio, a beautiful white sand beach on Praslin.

 

Anse Lazio - Praslin beach (Seychelles) Anse Lazio - Praslin beach (Seychelles)
Photos of Praslin and Anse Lazio beach. The sand is very soft and extremely white.



 

Anse Lazio - Praslin beach (Seychelles) Anse Lazio - Praslin beach (Seychelles)
This white sand beach is also very wide with lot of room for the people coming here. In my opinion, this is the most beautiful beach through Alphonse, Mahe, La Digue, Bird Island and Praslin.

 

Anse Lazio - Praslin beach (Seychelles) Anse Lazio - Praslin beach (Seychelles)
Huge granitic stones stay on the sides of the beach.

 

Anse Lazio - Praslin beach (Seychelles) Anse Lazio - Praslin beach (Seychelles)
It is very relaxing to law down on the sand between the stones.



 

Anse Lazio - Praslin beach (Seychelles) Anse Lazio - Praslin beach (Seychelles)

 

Anse Lazio - Praslin beach (Seychelles)
A panoramic view of Anse Lazio beach from one end.

 

Giant bat
A giant bat.

 

Bus transport on Praslin island Bus transport on Praslin island
Bus transportation on Praslin. I finally go back to my hotel by public bus, a convenient way to move around in Praslin.

 

Hybiscus Bouganvillea
Seychelles flowers Once back at the hotel, I enjoy taking pictures of some wild flowers.

 

Cinnamon tree Papata tree
From left to right: a cinnamon tree, a papaya and a strange trees with fruits growing directly on its trunk.

 

Seychelles flowers Mango
Seychelles flowers Other beautiful wild flower and, on the top-right picture, a mango-tree.

 

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