Yes, this is where fantasy meets reality, where the world’s most beautiful beaches sprawl for miles upon miles. Whether you’re headed to the main islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue or the outer isles, sun-drenched sands and seas lie in wait for you. Those situated close to the large hotels naturally attract a lot of people, but venture a little farther afield and you will be richly rewarded – beaches all the more breathtaking, and all yours!
Our favourites on Mahé include Anse Intendance (in the south) and Anse Takamaka (south-west). Part of Anse Intendance is home to the popular Banyan Tree Hotel, but you need only move from the northern region to the southern region to shake off the crowds and experience your own private paradise, in the cool shade of coconut palms! At Anse Takamaka, there are forests of palms and takamaka fringing 2km of white sands, creating a picture-perfect setting. And the beach even boasts its own rustic restaurant, Chez Batista, for fish, curries and cocktails! It is a little busier than Anse Intendance, but the sheer size of Anse Takamaka is enough for everyone to enjoy some quiet time.
On Praslin, we love Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette. Situated on the north-western coast of the island, Anse Lazio is one of the highest-rated beaches on the Seychelles. It is considered particularly fantastic for families due to its shallow and tranquil waters, while keen swimmers and snorkelers describe it as idyllic! Big boulders and verdant vegetation frame a stretch of sand glinting silver in the sun – and there is ample privacy. Even quieter, is Anse Georgette, also in the north-west. This beach lies in the grounds of Constance Lémuria. The resort seeks to limit visitor numbers to maintain a pristine environment, but if you take the time to book a trip the effort is well worth while – simply put, it’s a dream destination!
La Digue has a couple of corkers too. The least populated of the three main islands, and feeling well off the tourist trail, La Digue is appreciated for its laidback living – and the beaches here are some of the quietest in the Seychelles. In the north, Anse Source d’Argent has all the features of the finest beaches, with the exception of the crowds! And the east of the island is host to Petite Anse, just 15 minutes’ walk from Grande Anse. This is a delightful half-moon of silky sand and cerulean shallows – small yet fabulously formed!
The outer islands boast their fair share of remote coastline, with all we sell deserving a mention – North, Fregate, Denis, Desroches, Cousine and Bird. And if you are a nature lover, Bird will find a special place in your heart. The crystal-clear waters themselves fairly frolic with an amazing assortment of sea life – depending on the time of year you visit, you can see dolphins, sharks, and of course the island’s wonderful turtles, which lay their eggs on the shore! And all the while, the island’s brilliant bird population flies overhead – terns, tropicbirds, noddies and so many more.
Just get in touch with us for further information on experiencing these and other beautiful beaches in the Seychelles!