Praslin Shopping

Where to Shop and What to Buy in Praslin

Shopping in the island of Praslin can turn out to be a refreshing experience for you. You will be unable to spot international shopping chains and megamalls here. Instead, you will find small retail outlets selling locally-made products, and the entire selling process carried out in a relaxed manner.

Interestingly, some of the best places to go shopping are the island’s local hotels. Most of these hotels own gift shops where visitors can select almost anything from textiles to curios, and expensive jewellery to small trinkets. Travellers planning to take back some of the products as souvenirs must be careful about the restriction imposed on some of the export items. You should never buy basketry, textiles, pottery, nut of the coco-de-mer palm, and shells from the local black market.

During their stay on Praslin Island, travellers should also consider the option of buying prints and framed paintings of some of the local artists who have gained international recognition for their unique style.

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Acajou Hotel Gift Shop

The dinner served at Acajou is a combination of buffet and table d’hôte, which features both international and Creole delights. The seating arrangement is quite organized and caters about sixty people for the dinner. However, the story of Acajou does not end here; the hotel also features some small gift shops from where you can buy everything from home décor to jewellery.

  • Opening Hours: 07:30-10:00, 19:30-22:30
  • Location: Côte d'Or, Praslin
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Black Pearl (Seychelles) Ltd

The Black Pearl Shop at Black Pearl (Seychelles) Ltd. is an excellent place for collecting souvenirs. The shop is engaged in selling locally cultivated unique pearls and exclusive gold and diamond jewellery. The shop is known for its great range of pendants, earrings, and matching rings. The designs are unusually beautiful and attractive.

  • Opening Hours:
    * 09:00-16:00 (Monday-Friday)
    * 09:00-12:00 (Saturday)
    * Sundays Closed
  • Location: Black Pearl (Seychelles) Ltd., Amitié, Praslin
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Cap Samy Art Gallery - Praslin Island

Cap Samy is a beautiful seaside gallery which displays the artwork of Sheila Markham, a resident of Seychelles. Her sculptures and figurative paintings depict the people, life and culture on the archipelago. The works are open for sale.

  • Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 10:00 – 17:00 (closed from 11:30 – 13:00)
  • Location: Baie Sainte Anne, Praslin
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Gallery & Art – Praslin Island

The Art Gallery located at the Café des Arts showcases the talent of some of the best artists on Praslin. Christine Harter, Sheila Markham, and Michael Adams are just some of the big names in the long list of fascinating artworks. Coconut and wooden artefacts, jewellery, and sculptures are also put on sale in this art gallery besides paintings.

  • Opening Hours:
    * 09:00-17:00 (Monday-Friday)
    * 09:00 – 15:00 (Saturday)
  • Location: Café Des Arts, Anse Volbert
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George Camille Art Gallery

The Casino de Îles is the place 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.

  • Opening Hours:
    * 09:00-16:00 (Monday-Friday)
    * 10:00-13:00 (Saturday)
  • Location: Casino de Îles, Côte D'Or, Praslin
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Le Duc de Praslin Hotel Gift Store

The gift store inside the hotel is situated in a beautiful orchid garden close to the Cote d’Or beach. The store has a wide range of unique gift items and the prices are reasonable. The hotel has a restaurant catering to the Creole and international cuisine along with internet facility.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00 (Closed for lunch between 12:00-13:00)
  • Location: Anse Volbert, Cote d’Or, Praslin
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Lémuria Resort Boutiques

The Lémuria Resort is placed on the island’s northwest coast. The resort is at a distance of five minutes from the Praslin airstrip. It has more than hundred rooms with a pool bar, restaurant and excellent golf facilities. The boutiques located at the resort premises are a major attraction.

  • Opening Hours: 17:00-21:00
  • Location: Anse Kerlan, Praslin
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New Emerald Cove Boutique

The large coral reef placed in front of New Emerald Cove hotel is ideal for diving and snorkeling. Boating tours and dives can be organized from the hotel itself. New Emerald also has an excellent beach volley court. The boutique at the hotel premises gives you the opportunity to collect expensive gift items.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
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Praslin Museum

The Praslin museum is a great place for experiencing the culture and tradition of the archipelago. In addition, the visitor can view the rare medicinal and endemic plants present all over Seychelles. They can enjoy the fruit bat while sipping a glass of fruit juice or tea. Visitors to the museum are been encouraged to buy curios available on the museum premises as mementoes.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00-17:00 (Monday-Sunday)
  • Location: Côte d’Or, Praslin
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The Black Parrot Suite Souvenir Store

The Black Parrot Suite presents a wonderful hillside view. It is also close to the ocean and Coco de Mer Hotel. From the airport it just takes about fifteen minutes to reach the hotel. It is noted for its warm hospitality. However, the biggest plus is its souvenir boutique store. Gift items of all price range are available here.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00-17:00
  • Location: South West coast of Praslin, Seychelles
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