Air Seychelles flies direct to Mahé from Johannesburg, the flight leaves aroundmidnight on a Sunday & a Friday night, & arrives in Mahé around6.30am. You can then either catch another flight on the “island hopper” with AirSeychelles to Praslin (around 15 minutes flying time) or you can catch the shuttle from Mahé airport to the jetty, and take the ferry from there to Praslin.
Pralsin is a wonderful place to take a vacation any time of the year. In the Seychelles the temperature seldom drops below 24˚C, or rises above 32˚C, making it the ideal destination for sun worshippers and any others searching for the perfect tropical paradise.
Don’t forget to pick up a complimentary map of theSeychellesfrom one of the brochure stands at the airport!
There are many island excursions available (e.g. to Bird Island, Cousin Island, St Pierre etc) & you can book any these at the main jetty in Praslin. On Praslin itself you can visit Cotê d’Or (Ka-dor as the locals pronounce it!) where there are several stunning beaches and the shopping there is quite good. The local bus service runs from the Praslin jetty every 20-30 minutes.
A visit to Anse Lazio is a fabulous option and has been voted the most beautiful beach in the world! To get thereYou will board a bus at the Praslin jetty & travel for about half an hour. After the short bus ride, it’s a short if rigorous 1km hike from the bus stop to the gorgeous beach. You also have the option to hire a taxi at the jetty to take you there, however, be prepared to pay a lot more for the trip.
A day at La Digue Island is an absolute must! The schooner to La Dingue leaves from the jetty at Praslin at regular intervals throughout the day Leave, but you will be able to make the most of the island by early in the morning. On arrival at La Digue, you may hire a bicycle (about SCR200 a day or a little less than $14) and visit the beach at Grand Anse, the giant tortoise sanctuary, visit the vanilla plantation or go birdwatching. You can easily cycle around most of the island during the course of a single day.
The Vallei de Mai on Praslin is a World Heritage Site and while there you can enjoy the majestic splendor of it’s forest and find all six of theSeychelles’ endemic palms plus an array of other exotic trees & plants.
Timetables for most of the ferry departures are available upon request from our office, but please bear in mind that these may be subject to change without notice.