Praslin Island along with Mahe constitutes the core of Seychelles tourism. Praslin is conveniently placed north-east of Mahe, the main island of Seychelles and visitors can reach Praslin from Mahe by means of boat or plane.
A long time ago this island was a hideout of pirates and Arab merchants. Even today, Praslin is sparsely populated with just over 6,000-7,000 people residing on it. This three-mile wide and seven-mile long island however has plenty of resorts and hotels on it that adhere to international standards. The growing tourism industry has provided employment to a large number of residents while the rest earn a living by fishing. Baie Ste Anne and Grand Anse are the two main villages and Grand Anse is where you will find most of the banks; in Baie Ste Anne you will find a travel information office.