It is the only place on the entire world where the famous Coco de Mer palms grow spontaneously! It is well worth a visit, just to see these incredible plams! The are so tall and their leaves are so huge that I felt really like Gulliver in the land of gigants!And the sound thieir leaves make when shaken by the wind!!! Like tin plate crashing one...more
Take a look at this great vegetation, it looks great in the first moment but the climate is also very hot and the worst is the humidity, that makes you a totally wet shirt within quite a short time even without sweating so much. That heat is also not really good for your camera and other electronic devices, so you better keep them inside a bag,...more
Anse Volbert Village is quite a large village around the Berjaya Beach Hotel and some other, smaller Hotels. There are souvenirshops, an internetcafe, a pizzeria, some smaller supermarkets, art-galleries etc. and lots of noble villas with nice parks around of them. Anse Volbert Village is certainly a great place to go for a longer vacation.more
I recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a very romantic and unique honeymoon. You are treated...more
Friendly staff and excellent location made my stay magnificent! I can highly recommend this resort...more
We chose the Cote Mer Chalets because they are near the oier from where the ferry leaves to go to...more
all i want everybody who visit that sites see is that seens mr.patrick as the last managment has gone and have new replacement. i would like to pass you a msg. they use to done take-away for sandwich. i use to call and order the sandwich almost every day but it was just a waste of my money which was the was the fries was half cook and the bread...more
This restaurant seems to be one of the most famous places for eating out in Praslin and you will find lots of stories about it in the internet, also in the link below. It got my attention for the fact that the name "Tante Mimi" makes me believe that the owners must be germans or austrians, because "tante" is our expression for aunt, and who-else...more
This is the pizzeria of Berjaya Beach Resort and it is situated directely at the beach, with a nice terrace where you can eat out in the sun (my 2nd and 3rd pic) or inside the covered restaurant like in my main photograph. I had just the welcomdrink, that was included in our tour-package, but some people of our group had lunch there and enjoyed it...more
There does not seem a lot of a "nightlife" in Praslin, except this tiny "nightclub" next to a shop in Anse Volbert Village, but the hut will not have place for more than 10 people inside and just a few people standing in front of it in the main-street.There is also a Casino that I read about, it is next to the restaurant "Tante Mimi" but I did not...more
All the restaurants close at 9 p.m. and the last bus to take you back to your hotel, leaves about the same time. It's common in Praslin to take a All Inclusive package otherwise prepare to eat the local creole fish with rise and tomatosauce every night.....Hotels have some events or dancing in the night but you can forget all the discos and stuff....more
There is a fast ferry from Baie Ste Anne/Praslin to La Dique several times a day and that fast catamaran will get there within less than 20 minutes. We have taken this catamaran, that may take around 200-300 passengers maybe, in order to explore La Dique by ox-wagon, a really funny way to drive through the island - read more about it in my La...more
This is the only type of bus that is available in Praslin / Seychelles. They dont have an aircondition but at least you will be able to open the windows, that was really a big help, also in order to take better photographs out of the window, totally without any reflections, you simply had to make sure that you are not hit by trees or branches, when...more
You will find great souvenirs in Praslin and the coco-de-mer is certainly one of the favorite souvenirs to take home. On my main photo you will see a bottle of spritits made in the shape of a coco-de-mer, that might be a funny and very special souvenir. Of course it is also possible to buy a real coco-de-mer (my last 2 pics), but you have to...more
Well not quiet a cultural tip - but in some countries a beer is part of culture isn't it. Since the first bottle rolled off the production line of Seychelles Breweries Ltd in June 1972, SeyBrew Lager has been the favourite beer of Seychelles. SeyBrew is brewed with the finest malt and hops imported from Europe, Australia and South Africa. And after a hot day it is the best drink on the islands to squench your thirst!!
You might get the idea to save some money and walk along the road to the national park, BUT that road is ment for cars only and at many places there is no space at all for hikers and cardrivers will also not expect anyone when going around one of the many bends in the jungle. There might be a seperate path uphill from the village, but I dont...more
Be careful when walking around Vallee de Mai, because many of the palmtrees have thorns and they are hard to be seen, but it will be very hard to get these thorns out of your skin again when you have touched them once. Insects are no problem in that national park, we saw a few snails and some spiders, but they were not poisonous.more
spent a few hours on cote d or, was eaten alive by sand flies, they leave nasty bites which turn into red weeping spots and then bllod blisters.Required two weeks of medical treatment to get rid of the bites. Dont be complacent, they are most uncomfortable and there are NO LOCAL WARNINGSmore
I don't know that this would be a tourist trap but when thinking about coming to the Seychelles remember that is is not a budget destination.Camping is forbidden. If you stay in a small guesthouse, eat in a small local cafe, and don't rent a car or do any watersports, you MIGHT get by on $50+ a day.more
Do not believe everything the local touroperator may tell you. The recommendations they make could be based on a fee they receive from the particular company and could therefor be ABSOLUTELY NOT what you asked for. Just check out the companies you want to work with yourself. For example bike rental businesses and dive schools. Your own instinct...more
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Luggage and bags:
Travel light, you will be going on boats and small planes between the islands.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light, loose cotton clothing is best all year. T-shirts, shorts, and sandals are the most common thing for vistors to wear. Some of the larger hotels require men to wear long pants in the evening. Swim attire is not permitted away from the beaches or hotels. Nude bathing is not allowed on public beaches but women may go topless.
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You probably can find some toliletries but you will pay up for them.
Best to take what medical supplies that you must have.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Camping not allowed.
Miscellaneous: Beware of the sun, be sure to apply lots of sunscreen.
This snail is a bit larger than snails in Europe and it is eating flesh ! They are eating mainly smaller insects of course, but you never know, so you better be carful not to touch it so you wont get a bite !I saw this snail under the top of the hut, where we waited for our bus at Valee du Mai.My last 2 photos : a giant spider that builds the net...more
When taking the higher path through the national reserve of Valee de Mai you will get to this clear spring of fresh water that has drinking quality. Some members of our group tasted the water and told me that it tastes special (and all of them survived) so maybe you should take a cup with you and taste it for yourself !more
We booked our boat excursions to neighboring islands at Hotel Maison des Palmes.The Tra-la-la took us to Curieuse Island, Cousin Island, and Aride Isalnd with a stop at St Pierre for snorkeling.The hotel furnished our lunch which we took along on the boat. We ate it out on the islands, along with fresly caught and grilled fish.more
The only 18 hole golf course in the Seychelles can be found on Praslin Island. The championship golf course is situated on the grounds of the Le Lemuria Resort. A club house is available for golf equipment and caddies can be hired. The layout is quiet challenging with beautiful views of the island the adjacent coast line. Tee times can be booked...more
One of the main attractions of the Seychelles is to explore the clean, crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Whitetip Divers launches daily dive trips to the reefs around Praslin. I did one stunning dive with them seeing Whitetip Sharks and enjoying a relaxing dive in the warm waters. They are operating a superb operation! All equipment can be...more
There was a male Madagascar Fody building a nest, in a palm tree, across from our patio. We spent many hours sitting there watching him.The Madagascar Fody male is a very brigt red during mating season and oh so pretty. That is without a doubt why they were introduced here years ago.The nest becomes a woven hanging basket made of grasses, coconut...more