Escape to a World of Warmth and Colour in the Seychelles: Home to the Most Stunning Shorelines on Earth
Tired of the rain and grey skies of the UK? Then, escape to a world of warmth and colour in the Seychelles, a picturesque paradise made up of 115 individual islands off East Africa in the Indian Ocean. With so many islands to choose from, each with an enchanting charm and character all its own, and over 65 beaches on the principal island of Mahé alone, visitors are sure to find their own piece of paradise for a little down time in the sun and sand. Read on to see a small selection of Seychelles’ best beaches and learn why the island nation is the ideal destination for those seeking a rejuvenating beach getaway.
Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue
Even as one of the most photographed spots in the world, Source d’Argent is sure to exceed all expectations - thanks to its mixture of clear, shallow waters, pale pink sands and awe- inspiring granite formations, which present stunning backdrops and vivid views for visitors of all types. The beach is protected by a coral reef, ensuring shallow, calm water that’s suitable and safe for children, and palm trees provide natural shade and protection from the sun. With nearby restaurants, charming fruit stands, ample parking and modern facilities to top it all off, it’s not only one of the most beautiful places in the world but also a family-friendly and convenient destination that should be at the top of every beachgoer’s list.
Beau Vallon, Mahé
As Mahé’s most popular beach resort, both visitors and locals alike are drawn to the white sands and crystal clear, sapphires waters of Beau Vallon. Its calm surf and lifeguard service makes for a safe swimming area, especially for kids, and with numerous hotels, water sports and diving centres in the area, there’s always something fun to do.
Anse Intendance, Mahé
Located just 15 kilometres from Seychelles International Airport, the renowned Anse Intendance offers a small and secluded oasis with green palm trees framing its powdery shores. Trade winds from the southeast and a lack of a reef make it a top destination for surfing rather than swimming, but it’s also a popular beach with sunbathers and photographers for good reason.
Anse Lazio, Praslin
Showcasing stunning scenery that’s fit for a postcard, Anse Lazio is often and rightfully listed as one of the world’s top ten beaches. Towering takamaka trees provide patches of shade while dazzling white sands framed by giant granite boulders gently lead into pleasant, royal blue waters. Great visibility and a mild gradient make this beach excellent for snorkeling. A designated swimming area with on-duty lifeguards also make it an excellent choice for families with children.
Anse Volbert, Praslin
Also known as Côte d'Or and arguably the most popular beach of Praslin, the second largest island of the Seychelles, boasts a sun-soaked stretch of golden sand, gentle currents and a vibrant coral reef just offshore - excellent for a wide variety of water
sports. There’s also plenty of hotels, restaurants and shops in close proximity to the coastline, so visitors can rest up, indulge in delicious Seychellois cuisine and browse the local wares in between bouts of swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, fishing, windsurfing and sailing.
No matter where you find yourself in Seychelles, expect unspoilt shores with glittering, soft sands, inviting waters and lush foliage to set the scene. Just lay back, bask in the tropical ambiance and enjoy some of the most spectacular shorelines on earth. Discover even more of the Seychelles’ stunning beaches at www.seychelles.travel/en/explore/beaches.
The Republic of Seychelles is a beautiful archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean consisting of 115 fascinating islands and is a member of the
Commonwealth. Seychelles’ tourism, as a major contributor to the country’s GDP, is outstanding, attracting worldwide hotel companies. Its unrivalled beaches, exceptional hospitality and magnificent fauna and flora make for a perfect holiday destination. British nationals do not need a visa to visit the Seychelles.