The South-West of Praslin
Sights and Activities on the South-West Coast of Praslin
Anse Consolation & Grand Anse
From the headland in Baie St. Anne, you can reach the idyllic Anse Consolation (caution: the road is steep and not in the best condition). From the southern tip of the island, you can enjoy a really nice stretch of coastline with several beaches, including Anse Takamaka, Anse Cimitière, Anse Bateau, Anse Citron, Fond de l’Anse, and Grand Anse, as well as the Ile des Palmes Airport.
Grand Anse is a good starting point for hiking on the island, and public bus connections are good.
Black Pearl Ocean
It's definitely worth visiting the Black Pearl Seychelles farm, the only pearl oyster farm in the Indian Ocean. Here, you can make great discoveries and see numerous giant clams in large tanks. Besides that, take a look at how the pearls are processed in the workshop. And, anyone who wants to purchase custom-made beaded jewellery can find it in the farm's boutique (open Mon-Fri: 10.00 - 16.00, Sat 10.00 - 12.00, fee for adults €3/SCR 50, Amitié, tel. +248 423 3150 or +248 251 2150).
There are additional beds in the channel between Praslin and Curieuse which are used for pearl production, especially the valuable black pearls.
Anse Kerlan & Petite Anse Kerlan
Behind the farm is a road which arches around to the interior of the island before returning to the coast between Anse Kerlan and Petite Anse Kerlan. Here, you can enjoy beautiful views of the neighbouring island of Cousin.
Since their completion in 2001, the airport and the Lémuria Resort's Golf Course have ensured that this stretch of coast is significantly more attractive than before. Restaurants and guesthouses have also made their way to the area, as well as shops, ice cream parlours, and cafés. Behind the rocks at the end of Petite Anse Kerlan lies the beautiful Anse Georgette, which can only be accessed via the ocean or through the grounds of the resort (prior registration required).
Lémuria Resort Golf Course
One of the most attractive and challenging golf courses around (18 holes, par 70) was opened at the Constance Lémuria Resort in 2002, the Lémuria Resort Golf Course. It extends along white beaches and dense jungles, as well as through coconut plantations. The Constance Group is responsible for the management and maintenance of the course, while they also manage two first-class courses in Mauritius. The shade that can be found here makes it particularly welcome on hot days! The first twelve holes wind through palm trees and the shimmering sunlight. From hole 13 onwards, the course leads through thickly-wooded hills, from whose heights golfers can enjoy beautiful views! Professionals and newcomers alike will all enjoy playing the 5.5 km course.
The road ends at this north-western tip, forcing you to about-turn in order to explore more of the island. Approximately 1 km after Grand Anse, you can take a left turn to the Vallée de Mai National Park, which is just a few kilometres away from Baie Sainte Anne.