Seychelles is a picture-perfect destination that many desire to travel to. The beaches here feel like they have been intricately carved by the creator making it an unforgettable sight. Seychelles is an archipelago that comprises 115 islands that are surrounded by the Indian Ocean off East Africa.
Among the beautiful beaches present around the world, Seychelles gives a tough competition and usually tops people’s preferences.
The gorgeous and scenic beaches in Seychelles are filled with powdery soft white sand and crystal clear turquoise waters. The shorelines are backed by towering palm trees and big rocky boulders. The lush forests and flourishing hills make this place seem like paradise on Earth.
Seychelles’ rich underwater diversity and an abundance of sea turtles make this an exciting place to visit. Whether you want to relax or experience something out of the ordinary, the beaches of Seychelles are ideal.
In recent years, several luxurious resorts have opened their doors to add to your everlasting comfort. With so many beaches to visit, it is hard to choose just one:
Here are the best beaches in Seychelles that should go straight onto your travel list:
1. Petite Anse, Mahe Island
Located on Mahe’s island’s west coast, Petite Anse is one of the most beautiful beaches in Seychelles. It has soft white sand, pristine waters and remains isolated. As it stands on the main island of Seychelles, it has a dense forest and two giant granite cliffs.
The beach offers perfect weather conditions due to its great inclines. Here, swimming and snorkeling are ideal activities. You are also exposed to the hypnotizing views of the verdant peaks in Mahe.
2. Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue
Anse Source d’Argent in La Digue island is one of the most photographed beaches. Featured in several films, advertisements, and campaigns, it is an embodiment of a dream vacation. The beach has huge granite boulders and is sheltered by reefs, making it appear calm and shallow.
The beach’s popularity is the palm shade huts as well as local stands that sell refreshing drinks. If you want to get away from crowds, the further south of Anse Soruce d’ Argent is quiet but just as beautiful.
The aquamarine water at this beach is extremely clear and requires no mask or snorkel to view fishes. The only way to access the beach is by paying an entrance fee to the privately-owned plantation, L’ Union Estate.
3. Anse Georgette, Praslin
Anse Georgette is a magnificent beach and is situated on the grounds of the affluent Constance Lemuria, although it is open to the public. Surround by the beauty of Praslin Island, the beach is known to offer a quiet gateway in Seychelles.
It is recommended to visit the beach by residing at the Constance Lemuria Resort. This resort limits non-guests and their access to the beach. Thus, getting to the beach by the resort’s golf cart transfers becomes easier. You can also access it yourself by taking a short 30-minute walk.
If you are not a guest, it is better to inform the resort so that they can reserve the beach visit for you.
Once you arrive, Anse Georgette offers impeccable views of the bay and unblemished ocean. Although the strong currents are not safe for swimming, you can still enjoy snorkeling and the lush tropical foliage of the beach.
4. Beau Vallon, Mahe Island
Beau Vallon is one of the largest beaches of Seychelles. It is surrounded by a magnificent stretch of soft sand and droopy palm trees. The clear waters of this beach on the north-western coast of Mahe island have a safe swimming area.
With various water sports available, Beau Vallon allows for energetic activities other than sunbathing. One of the aspects that make this beach popular and different from others is the hotels and restaurants lined up. Although the beach is commercialized, the crowds are kept at bay.
Beau Vallon is famous among families and kids can freely swim around as there are no strong currents, rocks, or corals underfoot. Other beach activities like parasailing, paraboarding, and even banana boating can be enjoyed.
5. Anse La Passe, Silhouette Island
Anse La Passe is a remarkable beach and the third largest in Seychelles. It is part of the luxurious all-villa Hilton Seychelles Labriz Resort.
This beach is ideal for a quiet vacation as Silhouette Island is home to only 100 people. The ocean surrounding the beach is a protected marine park and boasts a thriving aquatic life. Just 200 meters further lies a vibrant coral reef for you to explore.
As Anse La Passe is located close to the resort, several exciting activities can be undertaken. Biking, sailing, fishing, and snorkeling are a few to name. You can hop on bike rides and hike through the Anse Mondon trail that has the rare Coco de Mer palm trees.
6. Anse Intendance, Mahe Islands
Anse Intendnace is known for its azure waters, huge boulders, and tropically lush forests, located at the far south of Mahe islands. This beach has half a mile of the whitest sands you can ever come across.
The only thing Anse Intendance lacks is coral reef. However, no reef results in excellent surfing. The waves here are much larger than other beaches in Seychelles. Moreover, the rough currents and tides attract surfers rather than swimmers.
During the southeast trade winds, waves climb at an enormous height but remain calm in the northwest trade wind season. This secluded beach is perfect for sunbathing and experiencing genuine relaxation.
Seychelles is a beautiful beach destination that has a lot to offer. From quiet to lively beaches, it is hard not to fall for its jaw-dropping landscapes. You are bound to enjoy a luxurious and surreal experience the moment you set your foot in the soft sands. Making it a perfect place for beach hopping, the six listed beaches cannot be overlooked.
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