USD

Praslin Information

Travel and Local Information Guide

Praslin is precisely located 995 miles East of Kenya and 660 miles northeast of Madagascar. It is the second largest island in Seychelles after Mahe. Praslin’s one and only airport is located just five miles west of the wonderful Vallee de Mai. This world heritage site is a must visit for every tourist in Praslin.

The island of Praslin is a tropical paradise with crystal-clear waters, coral reefs, and palm-fringed beaches. Though the geography of Praslin is not that mountainous compared to Mahe, it shares similarities with Mahe in its granite outcrops, nature and type of vegetation, and red earth. The overall development of the island is still on a very small scale and includes only a handful of shops, markets, tourist boutiques, restaurant and cafes.

Following are some useful information which includes Praslin’s weather, transport and the best time to visit, in order to help you to plan your trip to perfection.

Read More

Getting Around Praslin

Buses are a good way to travel around the island. Cars on rent are available for exploring remote corners of Praslin. Boat trips are ideal if you want to visit neighboring islands like Cousin, Curiese, Aride, and La Digue. It can be arranged by any of the Praslin hotels you choose to stay. Hiring a taxi is also a good option for covering the must see spots of Praslin. And if you are fit enough you can cover the area with the help of a bicycle on your own.

Good to Know

  • In Praslin the sun stays intense and bright almost all throughout the year. Therefore, carrying adequate sunscreen and sunglasses are a must for every traveller.
  • The imported goods in Praslin are priced very high due to its isolated location. However, local goods are reasonably priced in the absence of middlemen.
  • In Praslin, it is not legal to drink alcohol on the road.

Praslin Weather

Praslin Island is situated in the Southern Hemisphere. Summer in Praslin is hot accompanied by a very high level of humidity. Summer usually starts in the month of October and lingers till the early part of May. Monsoon is experienced in the islands from early December. The rainy season continues till March. Intense storm and thunder is experienced all throughout the rainy season.

Praslin winter is a great time of the year. It is the best time to visit the island. The winter is not harsh and remains relatively warm making all the beach activities a comfortable pleasure. Winter is enjoyed in the island from late May and it continues till the early part of September.

Rate This Place: ( votes)

Tours You May Like

Related Pages

  • Praslin Hotels

    All Hotels in Praslin

    Praslin Island, along with Mahe is at the core of Seychelles tourism. So if you are on a Seychelles vacation, you're Read More»

  • Mahe Information

    Mahe Information

    Mahé Island is the most significant island among the 115 that make up the Republic of Seychelles. It is home to a third Read More»

  • What to Eat in Seychelles

    What to Eat in Seychelles

    When "fusion" cuisine came into vogue many Seychellois could have been forgiven for raising an eyebrow at such Read More»

  • Seychelles General Information

    Seychelles Information

    The crime rate is low, and visitors - who make a substantial contribution to the economy - are welcomed everywhere. Read More»

  • Seychelles Hotels: Where to Stay?

    All Hotels in Seychelles

    From island resorts that practically sing 'bling' to more modest Creole-style guesthouses providing bed and breakfast, Read More»

  • Mahe Attractions

    Mahe Attractions

    Tourists love to relax along the white-sand beaches or look down upon the dense rainforests from hilly areas. The Read More»

We try to provide free information that is as up-to-date and accurate as possible. However, if you are planning to travel it's a good idea to double check specific dates and information to avoid surprises.

Hotels.com
Loading...