Praslin Island Airport is the gateway to Seychelles’ second-largest island, and the endpoint of one of the world’s most scenic scheduled flights. Praslin Island itself covers just 14 square miles, so finding a hotel near Praslin International Airport is easy – you can choose almost any location on the island.
Scenic Journeys to a Seychelles Favourite
The 20-minute flight from Seychelles’ main airport to Praslin Island takes you over a stretch of the glistening Indian Ocean, with smaller islands visible in the distance and Praslin itself coming into focus as you circle around to land. It’s a glorious way to arrive, and you’ll immediately see why Praslin is one of the most popular islands in Seychelles.
A Stylish and Modern Airport
Praslin Island Airport – also known as Iles des Palmes Airport – was renovated at the start of the 21st century, and despite its small size it comes equipped with modern facilities to make your journey a smooth one. Enjoy a drink at the on-site bar or shop for Seychelles souvenirs while you wait for your flight. To get away from the airport, hire a car at one of the terminal’s kiosks or take a shuttle bus to your accommodation.
Find a Hotel near Praslin Island Airport
There is a wide range of hotels near Praslin International Airport. The airport is in Grand Anse on the southwest coast of Praslin, and nearby accommodation includes low-cost bungalows and charming oceanfront villas. And if you’re looking for luxury Praslin Island Airport accommodation, you’ll find a few five-star resorts within one or two miles of the terminal.
Staying Further Afield on Praslin Island
You can stay anywhere on Praslin and still be within reach of Praslin Island Airport. Take the scenic road around the edge of the island to reach Cote D’Or, where you can find stunning resorts and spacious apartments facing some of Praslin’s best beaches. Praslin is compact enough that even hotels on the opposite side of the island, around picturesque Baie Sainte Anne, are just 30 minutes’ drive from Praslin Island Airport.
Beautiful Beaches and Marine Encounters
Praslin Island’s sandy beaches are dotted with granite rock formations and leafy palm trees, while its waters are crystal clear and teeming with marine life. Take a snorkelling or scuba diving expedition to places such as Booby Island or Cousin Island to meet some of the ocean’s most interesting creatures, including sea turtles, manta rays and nurse sharks.
Explore Praslin’s Tropical Forests
Head inland to the Vallée de Mai, a tropical forest bursting with life. In this UNESCO-protected nature reserve you can walk beneath the shade of rare Coco de Mer trees, which grow the largest seed in the plant kingdom. Listen out for the chatter of the Seychelles black parrot; Praslin is the only place in the world you can spot this rare bird.
Book a hotel near Praslin Island Airport and you’ll have all this Seychelles beauty on your doorstep – plus easy access to the other main islands by air.