The Seychelles islands are best known for their stunning beaches – a reputation that is well deserved. While our very own Baie Lazare is certainly one of our very favourite beaches, here are a few other beaches you may not want to miss:
Just a few kilometres from Kempinski Seychelles Resort, this neighbouring beach can be reached on foot and offers wonderful snorkelling and views of scattered islands on the horizon. Anse Soleil Café, a casual beachside restaurant, provides local dishes and refreshing beverages at lunchtime. This is also an excellent place to watch the sunset.
How to get to Anse Soleil: A 20 minute walk from our main gate (enquire at reception for a complimentary shuttle to the gate).
Another of our favourite southern beaches: less than 10 km from Kempinski Seychelles Resort you’ll find one of the most pristine beaches on Mahé. With bright turquoise waters and pure-white sand, this picture-perfect location is well worth a visit. Pack a picnic and spend the day watching sandpipers dart between the waves. Be warned, however, that swimming is strongly discouraged due to powerful waves and strong currents in the area.
How to get to Anse Intendance: A taxi from the hotel costs roughly EUR 20*. Or hire a car for the day and head south on the West Coast Road for 5.5 km, before turning right down Intendance Rd.
The Port Launay National Marine Park is located on the north-west coast of Mahé and is one of the best beaches for swimming and snorkelling in the Seychelles. This protected area is home to magnificent corals and countless species of colourful fish. There is also plenty of shade, provided by the numerous trees that fringe this protected bay. A visit to nearby Del Place restaurant for a delicious lunch or refreshing cocktails is also recommended.
How to get to Port Launay: A taxi from the hotel costs roughly EUR 40*. Or hire a car for the day and head north on the West Coast Road for 20 km.
Arguably the most popular beach on the island, Beau Vallon exudes a vibrant atmosphere that attracts thousands of tourists to its shores each year. One of the longest beaches in the Seychelles, this lively strip is bordered by various restaurants and hotels and offers a multitude of dining options, including the ever-popular Bazaar Labrin on Wednesday nights.
How to get to Beau Vallon: Beau Vallon is roughly one hour from the hotel, in the north of Mahé. A taxi from the hotel costs roughly EUR 55*.
A regular feature in the World’s Best Beaches lists, Anse Lazio is possibly the most famous beach in the
Seychelles. This long stretch of uninterrupted white sand, bookended by imposing granite boulders, is the quintessential image of a tropical paradise and thus the famed location for many films and television advertisements. Unlike most beaches on the islands, this unique location offers both excellent swimming and snorkelling as the coral reefs are located on the sides of the bay (look for the boulders on either end), leaving the centre free for swimming.
How to get to Anse Lazio: Anse Lazio is located in the north of Praslin – consult our Island-Hopping guide for more information.
ANSE SOURCE D’ARGENT:
Rumoured to be the most-photographed beach in the world, Anse Source d’Argent is a spectacular sight to behold. Turquoise waters, speckled with gardens of seagrass, lap against towering pink-hued boulders in a sequence of smaller beaches that attract both tourists and locals to their picturesque shores. Set back from the beach, in the shade of the palm trees, handmade huts and bars full of local character sell fresh fruit juice and coconut water, making this tropical experience complete.
How to get to Anse Source d’Argent: Anse Source d’Argent is located within L’Union Estate. An entrance fee of SCR 100 (roughly EUR 7*) is chargeable to foreigners and grants you access to the spice garden, a traditional shipyard and the L’Union Museum, as well as the beach. Anse Source d’Argent is located in the south-east of La Digue – consult our Island-Hopping guide for more information.
For more information about the best beaches to visit in the Seychelles, please contact us at email@example.com or on +248 438 6666.
*Prices are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change and fluctuating exchange rates.