When you are on the Praslin island in the Seychelles, you do not need any reasons to love it – the emotions come out naturally. But if you must know, here are six of the many reasons that makes Praslin a great place to visit.
#1 Rent a Boat
These are available in abundance for many activities you can go for. Just head out for a picnic in the ocean, go snorkelling, lunch on the beaches, dive deep into the waters, or look out for wildlife on surrounding islands. All priced reasonably.
# 2 Rent a Car
The best way to get around the island. Not expensive, you can pick one starting at around 40 Euros a day. And you cannot spend more than 10 Euros of fuel in a day. If you get one, rent the classic Mini Moke – it’s a delightful little machine, even if a little underpowered for steep inclines.
# 3 Eating Out
You will be spoilt for choice at the many restaurants and cafes – and the settings on beaches and hills just add to the experience.
#4 Best Beaches in the World
Seychelles boasts some of the most pristine and clean beaches in the world – and there are no madding crowds and vendors making you feel it is your private space.
#5 Sense of Security
Cops have little to do in Seychelles. Crime is almost unheard of. People leave their houses and offices open, with bags and mobiles lying around. The country is one big happy and trusting family.
#6 Home to the Sexy Nut
Don’t miss out on visiting the Vallee de Mai, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a reserve for the endangered Coco De Mer nut. It is expensive to buy and illegal to steal. But have one look at it and you will know why it is called the sexy nut. Don’t get ideas though.