Probably the best reason for visiting Praslin Island is Vallée de Mai – This renowned UNESCO World Heritage site is an amazing prehistoric forest that is said by some to be the original Garden of Eden. Vegetation towers over you, ripe fruit hangs from trees and the caws of wild birds surround your senses.
There are a number of trails that lead you through the vegetation and on a good day you might even catch sight of the very rare black parrot. Whatever path you take, prepare to be breathless. Pay an entrance fee and a little more for a guide who will give you extra insight into this truly astonishing nature reserve.