Anse Volbert, Praslin

(Last Updated On: December 10, 2020)

We are anchored between Anse Volbert and Chauve Souris Island, just off Praslin. It is a stunning spot, especially between rain showers.

It looks like a wonderful place to snorkel, but Anse Volbert Village beckons. There are boat errands to run (garbage and recycling to drop off, spices and rum to buy) and personal shopping to do – it will still be a few more days before Lane and I have luggage again and we suspect our boat mates would appreciate some additions to our very limited wardrobe. A pair of sunglasses would be nice too.

From the shore, there it is no doubt about the beauty of this beach.


The village is tiny, but we do ok on our garbage disposal and boat shopping. Lane and I find a couple tee-shirts and I find a cover-up, but cheap sunglasses prove elusive. There’s not much between basic necessities and silly tourist items.


At the end of the town’s single street, we come to the art gallery at the Hotel and Café des Arts. We have arrived just before it reopens for the evening. While this was the one place in the islands I had hoped to do some shopping, the sun is hot now and I’m tired. I’d rather find our boat mates or other friends and have a drink.

Maybe I’ll have time for some shopping when we return for dinner tonight.

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