The Seychelles bring up visuals of white soft powdery beaches, clear blue seas and utter blissful relaxation. Praslin is the one of the islands of the Seychelles and is in fact its second largest. This island boasts of some of the most beautiful beaches in the country.
But the Seychelles and in fact Praslin is more than just the beaches and its beauty. The country and island has its own set of unique traditions, culture, history, cuisine and hospitality traits that are interesting and well worth the time to get to know.
The Praslin Museum plays a vital role in this awareness and offers a hands on experience; it is the only one if its kind in the country. It is a privately owned museum and as such is administered in like manner. Visitors to the Praslin Museum are not only able to simply see and read about the history of the country and view artefacts, utensils, instruments and such equipment of yesteryear but instead get an up close experience.
Those visiting the museum are encouraged to participate in the many activities available such as the de-husking of coconuts, grilling of breadfruit, watching how palm trees are tapped for palm wine, participating in traditional games especially for children, feeding the fruit bats, trying your hand at making authentic creole cuisine and much, much more.
In fact the Praslin Museum boasts of the only surviving authentic traditional kitchen in which authentic creole cuisine is made. Visitors can therefore appreciate and experience this unique practice for themselves.
The gardens in and around the Praslin Museum too are worth the visit with its own large cultivation of citronella, vanilla and patchouli. Medicinal and endemic herbs and plants are found in abundance here and makes for an interesting spot for nature lovers and even researchers to visit.
If you wish to visit the beautiful island nation and are on the lookout for a Seychelles hotel and more specifically a Praslin hotel then you will most certainly find comfort and luxury at Raffles Praslin Seychelles. It offers a truly idyllic getaway where one can enjoy some serious rest and relaxation while also making a great base from which to set out on your many adventures.