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Praslin Island
Praslin Island
Praslin Island

Praslin Island is a beautiful destination with a stunning coastline...

...and a spectacular scenery.

Praslin Island is great for an ultra-relaxing holiday.

Praslin Island

Reviews of holidays to Praslin Island

15 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Praslin Island.

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Miss C & Mr R
London

"Seychelles Dec 2020"

I visited Seychelles between 20 Dec 2020 and 24 Dec 2020
Overall trip
Excellent
Birdman
Chesham

"October 2019 in The Seychelles"

I visited Seychelles between 12 Oct 2019 and 31 Oct 2019
"First and foremost we enjoyed our trip immensely and have no regrets about having gone to The Seychelles.

The comments we have made above are therefore intended to be constructive. We did however feel that, like so many other places, we were visiting about 30 years too late and that what we really wanted to see, like the wildlife, peaceful places and the real Seychelles, had been overtaken by events, tourists and tourist facilities. We are not beach people. Knowing what we know now, we would have revised our itinerary somewhat. But for the poor food, we could have stayed on Bird Island for at least one more night but would definitely have added two days to the Coco de Mer on Praslin. We would however have excluded any nights on La Digue and just covered that island by a day trip from Praslin and a taxi tour.

Mason's Travel had made all our local arrangements and these generally went well and efficiently as did the local trips we booked through the good island representatives. The one hiccough was caused by our delayed Bird Island to Mahe to Praslin flights. We were supported well at Mahe Airport but no message from there to Praslin with our revised details seemed to have got through and we, a French family and a French group were kept waiting at the Mason's desk for some time until staff eventually arrived and transportation or hired cars were sorted out. The staff member at the Praslin Jetty could also have been more helpful and friendly on our last day on that island. Trips to Aride did not seem to be operating while those to Cousin were heavily booked. We did not attempt to go because of my mobility problems, the number of noisy participants, and a major mosquito presence. Chris had already reacted badly to sandfly bites on Bird Island and we didn't want a further similar occurrence. We made quite detailed lists of the wildlife we did see and those I shall send separately to Lucy soon.


Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

None. I shall use Expert Africa again." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 17 on a Seychelles holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs SA
Norfolk

"Seychelles again in 2018"

I visited Seychelles between 6 Oct 2018 and 21 Oct 2018
"More than pleased that we returned to the Seychelles

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Not really just keep up the good work and thanks." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 10 on a Seychelles holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms Heidi
Chicago

"Incredible Honeymoon in Africa"

I visited Tanzania and 2 other countries between 9 Sep 2015 and 25 Sep 2015
"Our trip was incredible! Our first time in Africa and our first trip of this extent and we couldn't be happier. We had the perfect combination of safari, tent, beach, hotel and enjoyment.

We thought Tarangire National Park was the most amazing place for a game drive. The elephants were everywhere!! We particularly enjoyed the night game drive and the seclusion of our camp.

We weren't thrilled about Ngorongoro Crater or Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara seemed like a petting zoo compared to Tarangire and the crater had tons of animals but took so much time to get into and exit out. We didn't like the closed safari vehicles which you have to have in both places and the distance from the animals in both wasn't as fun.

The Serengeti is a MUST stop! We got to see the crossing about 4-5 times which was breathtaking. The camp was unreal and everybody should experience a mobile camp bucket shower :) The staff at both tented camps were out of this world.

We looked Asilia!! They were truly unbelievable. The staff was so reliable, intelligent and just fun to be around. We felt completely at home with them and safe. It was so great to work with them!

We loved visiting the Giraffe Centre and David Sheldrick's elephant orphanage. They were both unforgettable and moving experiences. We learned so much and have a huge appreciation for the work both places are doing for these animals. We also visited Mamba Village (crocodile place) and we were not fans of this at all. It was more like a zoo. Animals were captured and brought into this village to be looked at by guests. We saw injured ostriches and camels with mussels. Not a great experience.

After having such incredible experiences during safari, we were so exited to spend time in Seychelles relaxing. Although the islands are beautiful, they were too secluded for us. We found that the islands didn't have much to offer for activities or enjoyment. We left the hotel every night for dinner which was good, but the taxis were VERY expensive so that was disappointing. The highlight of Seychelles for us was scuba diving. We loved it so much we went 2 days in a row. We had a good time relaxing by the pool and taking in the breathtaking views of the beaches. I don't know if I think the amount of travel to get to Seychelles is necessarily worth it but it allowed us our layover visit in Kenya and we really enjoyed that.

Elizabeth is so great to work with, she made the planning promise seamless! I actually had fun picking out the destinations and accommodations. Ellie also was great in Elizabeth's absence. She helped us with our very minor issues while we were in the Seychelles. Both ladies were extremely responsive and helpful. Expert Africa is a superb travel agency, I hope to use again and I will recommend to all of my friends and family. Thank you for giving up the honeymoon of our dreams!!" Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 8 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Miss C & Mr R
London

"Brilliantly organised -- and a joyful holiday"

I visited Seychelles between 2 Jan 2015 and 16 Jan 2015
"Megan Ingoldby organised this trip so well -- thank you! -- and she and Chris made three excellent suggestions for places to stay in the Seychelles.


We loved having a car on Praslin -- and explored different beaches and the interior every day. And yet we loved not having a car on Mahe at the tail end of our trip -- so we could just flop. That said, it means we'll have to go back and explore Mahe some time!!

Thank you team Expert Africa.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Try as I might, I struggle to think of anything!

Perhaps a 'don't miss' note for each hotel? Perhaps that's too much work?… e.g. When in Coco de Mer, don't miss doing some paddle boarding, visiting Anse Georgette (the hotel has a relationship with the Hotel Constance Lemuria which means you can access their beach), visiting the Vallee de Mai, etc.

That's me digging deep… it was so well organised with some excellent accommodation choices on your part, and v good logistics linking it all together. THANK YOU! Chris, Megan and the team." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 4 on a Seychelles holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs SA
Norfolk

"Seychelles"

I visited Seychelles between 18 Feb 2013 and 5 Mar 2013
"What a very nice place to go holidaying.................but you know this already.

On their flights with Etihad, they commented:

We hate long haul and this experience was refreshingly not too bad.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Just for the record leaving luggage at Mahe Airport cost us 10 EURO a DAY!
Our one bag for our trip to Bird Island would have paid to a few days car hire!!
The airline said that they would have stored our bag for free [excluding the tip]" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 10 on a Seychelles holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
The B family
Bristol

"My August trip to Seychelles 2012"

I visited Seychelles between 12 Aug 2012 and 25 Aug 2012
"Very good trip to the Seychelles plenty to do, excellent food though very expensive the hotel Larchipel was the best room I think we have ever stayed in facilities were great as they were at Domaine de Lorangeraie, so glad we went and once again Expert Africa were fantastic, thanks Megan.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No none at all, I think your whole service is top class" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Seychelles holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms G
Luxembourg

"Another great trip with EA"

I visited Seychelles between 15 Apr 2012 and 23 Apr 2012
"As on two previous occassions, Expert Africa have outdone themselves - thank you!

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

You are great - just keep up the good work :-)" Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 7 on a Seychelles holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr H
Devon

"Seychelles the islands of rain."

I visited Seychelles between 30 Sep 2011 and 9 Oct 2011
"The poor weather was a problem... rain every day and three days constant rain.

On arrival we were asked to exchange our Expert Africa vouchers for Mason vouchers. Checking these after an overnight flight was difficult but Their vouchers were incorrect. It was a considerable problem to find the first hotel voucher from Mason's was for bed and breakfast and they were not able to sort this out untill after the weekend. it caused considerable problem with the hotel.

Though there was a Masons representative at each point of travel their main interest was to collect vouchers. They came across as complacent and at times rude. Having a voucher for a transfer of two hundred yards from the jetty to hotel in la Digue underlied the farce of it all.

The transfer from Praslin airport to the hotel could have been ten minutes. We were made to wait some forty five minutes and then the bus did a tour of the island dropping off different guests at different hotels.

There was no one to meet us on arrival at mahe. It was in the middle of a storm and the jetty has no shelter. Cases are just stacked up to get soaked in the rain. It was more like local bus travel in Africa.

Overall we felt the Seychelles was an over rated destination.... one or two fabulous beaches but little more. We felt it was inappropriately expensive. Most local people were not friendly. Indeed it was a revelation that workers from Mauritius or Nepal were the most helpful and welcoming.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

I went on the visit Uganda after Mahe. You need to seriously consider expanding their. The people are realy welcoming, facilites well above average. The scenery is stunning and the game has very substantialy recovered." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 3 on a Seychelles holiday
Overall trip
Average
Ms S & Mr C
UK

"We love the Seychelles!"

I visited Seychelles between 3 Jul 2011 and 14 Jul 2011
"Thank you for a wonderful trip! Apart from the flights, every aspect of the trip was excellent. In particular, it was very well organised, with all our transfers going without a hitch.

The Seychelles are a beautiful part of the world, and we can't think of a better place to have spent our honeymoon.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

Keep up the excellent work!" Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 6 on a Seychelles holiday
Overall trip
Excellent
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Where to stay in Praslin Island

Our suggestions for beach lodges in Praslin Island


Coco de Mer Hotel

Coco de Mer Hotel

Coco de Mer Hotel is a cheerful place on the south-west coast of Praslin, which is very well run. More for families than honeymooners, it offers good value and plenty of activities.


97% (6 reviews)
La Reserve

La Reserve

La Reserve is a friendly and well-run resort right on the beach. Stylish without being stuffy, it has a laid-back charm that suits both couples and families.


88% (5 reviews)
Hotel L'Archipel

Hotel L'Archipel

At the end of Côte d'Or, above the secluded beach of Anse Gouvernement, Hotel l'Archipel is a lovely, old-school hotel reminiscent of the island's colonial past.


95% (4 reviews)

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