Probably Praslin's best restaurant, Café des Arts is a funky, brightly colored haven of divine cuisine, located right on Cote d'Or, one of Seychelles' most beautiful beaches. Though the decor is a fine and festive combination of high-low—mixing elements like coconut-shell lamps with a ceiling swathed in cinnamon-color silks—the food here is all high, meeting the fussiest fine diner's expectations. The octopus gratin with lobster and the tuna carpaccio with a caper,
garlic, and olive oil dip are highly recommended. Save room for the desserts, which are fabulously decadent. The cheesy music is forgiven by the excellent and incredibly friendly service. Lunch consists of a lighter menu, served on the wooden deck set right on the beach.