Praslin is the second largest island in Seychelles, and is located in the Inner Islands. This 38.5 square kilometer (14.87 square miles) island, surely is a beauty! The island used to be called Isle de Palmes when it was a hideaway for pirates in the 1700's, but then got changed to Praslin. It is also home to the nature park, Vallée de Mai which is an UNESCO World Heritage Site! I got to the island of Praslin by a short flight out of Mahé.
Paradise Sun Hotel I knew immediately where I wanted to stay on this beautiful island, right on the most beautiful beach in Praslin, Côte-d'Or/Anse Volbert, at Paradise Sun Hotel. This flawless five star resort was serious perfection. I stayed in a Superior Room, right along the beachfront and it was just stunning! The food was absolutely delicious, the pool & beach areas were so serene, and the staff was amazing. This lovely resort truly lived up to the "paradise" within its name! I had such a stunning view from my room, only three steps until my feet hit the sand!
Côte d'Or, Anse Volbert, &Vallée de Mai As soon as I walked out onto the beach of Côte d'Or/Anse Volbert, I was taken back by its beauty. The waves would slowly roll in along the white sand, underneath the leaning palm trees. It was like something in a screen saver! Be sure to explore the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vallée de Mai. This gorgeous palm forest is home to the Coco de Mer is a tree that has the largest double nut seed in the world! What a remarkable, peaceful island to explore!