Paradise All Around

First stop for most visitors is the fantastic Vallée de Mai, hidden in virgin forest, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984. In 2001, in partnership with various United Nations organizations, programs were developed to enable the site to preserve it biodiversity while encouraging ecotourism into one of the eco wonders of the world. Apart from the rich variety of plant and animal life, the main attraction is the rare 'coco de mer' palm, which grows the largest nut in the world. The Vallée is also home to three of the world's rarest birds. Praslin also features one of the world’s top 10 beaches, Anse Lazio – secluded stretches of pristine powdery white sand and azure ocean, framed by granite boulders and flowering trees. Enchanted swimmers can paddle the shallows with turtles and snorkel with brilliantly hued schools of fish.

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