Why Stay on Praslin Island?

Of the 115 islands that make up the Seychelles, Praslin stands out as having its most iconic features and distinctions.

On this small but stunningly diverse island, the beaches merely scratch the surface of the wonders to be found here. And what you might have thought was simply a sun, sea and sand holiday destination soon gives way to the notion that there’s a much more primal, even mystic, quality about the island…one that defies explanation for most.

The famous British general, Charles George Gordon, could be counted among those who would attempt to figure out why, and he arrived at a startling conclusion. During his time in the Seychelles, he became convinced that the Vallée de Mai, the ancient palm forest on Praslin which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was the original Garden of Eden.

Between century-old giant tortoises, the rare and endangered black parrot, waterfalls, mountain trails through canopied palm forests, and of course, beaches of world renown for their uniqueness and beauty, Praslin is an island that must be seen to be believed.

And at the heart of it all, along the magnificent strip of white sand known as Cote D’or on the northern coast, lies the Acajou Beach Resort, where we invite you to experience every aspect of Praslin with an abundance of local hospitality and authentic charm.

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