If someone were to offer me a one way ticket to my destination of choice, I would be on my way to Seychelles without doubt. Untouched beaches, scenic hikes, beautiful reefs, amazing wildlife and perfect weather... It couldn't be more perfect. Seychelles has been on my bucket list for years – ever since I began researching the best destinations for swimming with whale sharks – and this selection of stunning Seychelles beaches will make you want to add it to yours too!
Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue
Anse Source d’Argent is the kind of beach that you dream of. Blue-green waters, huge granite rocks, pink sand, and gorgeous snorkelling are just some of the incredible things you will see at this beach. The best part? This beach isn’t crowded, and if you go early in the morning or late in the afternoon, you will likely have the entire beach to yourself.
Anse à la Mouche, Mahé
Anse à la Mouche is a very safe place to swim. It’s a calm bay with sparkling clear waters, and there is a great restaurant right across the street. This is a great beach to take the kids to.
Anse Takamaka, Praslin
Anse Takamaka is a bay on the island of Praslin, and the treasure chests of pirates have even been found here. It really does feel like Treasure Island with its swaying coco de mer palm trees, vibrant teal blue waters, and powder white sands. This Seychelles beach offers a view of the Indian Ocean you don’t want to miss.
Anse Lazio, Praslin
Anse Lazio is often voted not just the best Seychelles beach, but also the best beach in the entire world. Powder soft white sands, huge granite boulders, and the clearest of waters offer a magical setting. This is a great beach for snorkeling or just lying in the sun and letting your cares fade away.
Anse Georgette, Praslin
If you are looking for an absolutely untouched, picturesque beach, then Anse Georgette is the beach for you. It requires a 45-minute hike to get there, but it’s remoteness is part of its charm, making it more of an insider’s beach. Many people see dolphins, sharks, and manta rays at this beach. There are strong waves and currents here, so be careful swimming.
Anse Boudin, Praslin
Anse Boudin has tranquil waters and is perfect for swimming or snorkeling. Many people see sea turtles just off the beach. The sand here is very soft.
Anse Major, Mahé
To get to this beach, you must either hire a fisherman to take you there by boat or hike the Anse Major trail. The intense blue waves crash into the granite rocks making for a soothing lullaby that will make you never want to leave.
Beau Vallon, Mahé
Beau Vallon has beautiful coral reefs and crystal clear waters, and is the Seychelles beach to visit if you want to dive or snorkel. It is the most popular beach on Mahé. There are also water sports here, and the waters are very calm.
Unsurprisingly, Seychelles is the destination of choice for a number of honeymooners, and is definitely a destination that can be seen on a budget. Are you ready to book your flights yet?!
- M x