See & experience

Vallée de Mai

In the heart of Praslin, you will find Vallée de Mai, a national forrest that was untouched until the 1930s and still has its ancient palm forrest in a natural state. This palm forrest includes the interesting and exclusive Coco de Mer tree, that carries the largest cocoa-nut in the world. The nut is also known as a religious symbol and Valle de Mai has historically been called “Garden of Eden” and Coco de Mer was the “Tree of Knowledge”. In addition, Valle de Mai has five other species of endemic palm trees, the only place in the Seychelles where all five are gathered together.

If you are lucky you will get the chance to see the Black Parrot, that is completely dependent of Valle de Mai and the surrounding, protective wood.