Praslin Island Attractions
Visit Vallée de Mai
Vallée de Mai is a nature reserve and is the Seychelles’ second UNESCO World Heritage Site and belongs to the Praslin attractions. The Vallee de Mai is often described as the ‘the Garden of Eden’ because the unique primeval forest is home of the famous endemic Coco de Mer palm tree, with its giant double coconuts and the endangered species of Black Parrots. A visit to Vallée de Mai is one of the highlights on Praslin, the reserve and can be found at the road between Baie Ste Anne and Grand Anse.
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 8am – 5.30pm, Payment: Cash
Phone: +248 4 32 17 35, Web: www.sif.sc
Visit Praslin Museum
The private-owned Praslin Museum is the only one of its kind in the Seychelles giving visitors a better understanding of the traditions and cultures on the Seychelles. The museum is exhibiting a rare collection of traditional artefacts and traditional musical instruments and has a vanilla, patchouli and citronelle plantation. They are proud to have the only traditional kitchen still in operation in the Seychelles. One thing you should not miss, is the feeding of the flying foxes. The museum is located at Côte d’Or.
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday: 9am-5pm, Payment: Cash
Phone: +248 2 52 46 18, Web: www.praslinmuseum.sc
Visit Casino des Iles Praslin
Casino – Art Gallery , Bar and Restaurant Tante Mimi specialises in Creole cuisine. Something to get dress-up and go to, where you feel special with the guarantee of enjoying your visit. The place provides you excellent nighttime activity. The Casino des Iles offers a nice gaming atmosphere for its customers. The gaming space features 2 table games such as Blackjack, Roulette and 42 gaming machines. The Casino de Îles is hosting the George Camille Art Gallery where you will also get to see some of the best relief collages, silk paintings, pastel and pencil drawings, and watercolours from the George Camille Art Gallery. These paintings depict the spirit and colour of Creole life and culture. Some of these paintings are available as souvenirs. The Casino des Iles Praslin is located at Cote d’Dor
Minimum age: 18 years
Dress code: Smart casual , no shorts or sandals after 7:00pm
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 12:30pm-2:30am, Phone: +248 232 500
Visit Black Pearl Seychelles Ltd.
The pearl production area is located between Anse Possession and Curieuse Island, the area can be seen, but is closed for the public. The Company can be visited to get more in depth information about pearl harvesting and treatment. The integrated shop is offering genuine and unique pearl products and jewellery like earrings, necklaces, bracelets and pendants. You can visit the Black Pearl Company at Anse Kerlan, vis-a-vis the airport.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 4pm, Saturday: 9am – 12am, Payment: Cash, Mastercard, Visa
Phone: +248 4 23 31 50, Web: www.blackpearlseychelles.com