The Vallée de Mai on the island of Praslin has won a 2020 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award. This also comes as Seychelles prepares to open borders on October 1.
The Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve is a nature park and UNESCO World Heritage Site that consists of a well-preserved palm forest that is home to the endemic coco de mer, along with five other palm species that are only found on the island.
Vallée de Mai Site Manager, Marc Jean-Baptiste expressed his joy over the award. He said, “This achievement reflects our team’s hard work and determination in protecting and managing this site’s outstanding universal values.
It also shows the effort we are making to meet and exceed the expectations of our esteemed visitors while ensuring sustainability, as prioritised by ourselves and UNESCO.”
Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean off East Africa, best known for its beautiful beaches, colourful coral reefs, world-class diving, and outstanding nature reserves packed with rare wildlife.
Home to the world’s most beautiful (and mostly empty) beaches, the tropical waters surrounding the islands are one big playground for various water sports, including snorkelling, diving, fishing, and kayaking.
Often described as the most idyllic beach in Seychelles, Anse Lazio (Praslin) is a perfect spot for swimming and snorkelling with shallow, calm waters most of the year.
The gorgeous sandy stretches of Mahé are always famous, with crescents of gleaming, white sand pricked with coconut palms, and boasting a variety of activities, such as parasailing, snorkelling, diving, and sailing to enjoy.