As one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations Praslin Island offers newlyweds a pristine piece of paradise all to themselves. Littered with Seychelles honeymoon resorts and hotels including the likes of Berjaya Praslin Resort and countless others, honeymooners are spoiled for choice when it comes to holiday packages in Praslin. Less than 29 miles from Mahé the island is the second biggest island in the country in both scale and populace. Lined with verdant valleys and forests of palm the island is a tranquil alternative to the more tourist congested Mahé.
Renowned for its white, sandy beaches and stunning coastlines couples can expect to find a beach holiday destination ideal for their first vacation as a married couple. The island’s most popular beaches include Anse Lazio which is frequently dubbed ‘The best beach in the world’ by many a travel publication and poll. Ideal for swimming activities, the granite boulder laden beach is also home to two scenic coves and serves as one of the best snorkelling destinations in the Seychelles. The beach is especially breathtaking at first light. The beach, however, is not all there is to marvel at when in Praslin as the iconic Vallée de Mai, the globe’s most extensive coco de mer forest and World Heritage Site, is also found here. The forest is perhaps best known as the leafy home of all six endemic species of palm trees in the Seychelles.
As an island which attracts many an artist, culturally inclined couples can also explore the many art spaces and galleries occupying the island including Galerie Passerose. The Cap Samy Art Gallery commands a captivating location 300m above sea level on a hillside location. Honeymooners can also venture inland to visit the biggest human settlement in Praslin named Grand Anse where local restaurants and other recreational facilities are found. The country’s national bird, the black parrot is also frequently spotted here, especially close to the Church of St. Matthew and its vicinity.
Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+