Seychelles Beach Guide
The Seychelles is renowned for dazzling white sandy beaches, dramatic glacis rock formations, lush vegetation and warm and clear turquoise water.
Infact, the Seychelles probably has the most photogenic beaches in the world, including the world-famous beach of Anse Source d’Argent on La Digue Island – the iconic image of emerald waters, white sands and sea-smoothed granite rocks.
Anse Source d’Argent (La Digue Island)
This stunning beach flows from one hidden cove to another; its pink crescents of soft sand separated from each other by gigantic sculpted pink and rust-coloured granite boulders that are famous for their unusual curves eroded by time and weather.
Swim through warm, luminescent waters of greens and pastel blues. Sheltered by a reef, the beach is ideal for snorkeling, sun bathing and horseback riding. Arguably the most beautiful beach in the Seychelles and ironically often empty – perfect for a secluded embrace.
Anse Lazio (Praslin Isle)
This is possibly the second best beach in the Seychelles and also one of the most popular, located in Bay Chevalier on the north-west corner of Praslin Isle.
This photogenic beach is a perfect crescent of soft, fine-grained white sand, fringed by stands of Takamaka and palm trees that extend past huge rounded granite boulders into the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
A sheltered area to the east of the beach is protected by a reef and is perfect for swimming and snorkelling. The water is shallow, warm and safe. There are no sports rental facilities here so make sure you bring your own snorkel gear.
The seaside ‘feet in the sand’ Bon Bon Plume restaurant is an excellent lunch spot offering superb Creole cooking. For shade use the palm trees, but beware of falling coconuts and remember to bring enough water to last the day, as you’re far from any shops.