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The 5 most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles


Most people think the Seychelles are just a beach destination, albeit a spectacular one. They are wrong! The islands have far more to offer. But of course you do also find the most amazing ones in the world here. So in this blog post, I will start with the obvious: the most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles.

​​5.) Anse Lazio, Praslin 600m x 25m - busy Suitable for swimming and snorkeling, fairly deep water - lifeguard often present.

Anse Lazio is probably the most famous beach on Praslin thanks to its picturesque postcard scenery including perfect white sand, crystal-clear water and imposing palm trees. Ranked the sixth-best beach in the world by TripAdvisor in 2015, it’s easy to see why Anse Lazio is so popular amongst holidaymakers! You can access it by public bus from the north side -get out at the very last stop and continue on the path for another 10 minutes. Alternatively, take the bus to Mount Plaisir in the south and hike from there for about 30 minutes - a really beautiful path down to the beach. The further north you go, the quieter the beach gets. There are two little bays, the last one has a cozy beach bar. Follow the sign “Honesty Bar” a few steps above the beach.

4.) Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue 1100m x 20m - lots of visitors Shallow water & coral reef Good for swimming and snorkeling, You can also book kayaks. You have to pay around 8€ admission fee to enter the Union Estate on which the beach is located. Anse Source d'Argent is perhaps the best-known beach in the Seychelles, and certainly one of its most spectacular locations. The powdery sand, crystal-clear water, and imposing granite boulders make this a postcard perfect beach, and undoubtedly worth a visit. There are many rocks which got their names from animals or plants. So when you go there, see if you can find the shark or the Coco de Mer rock!

3.) Anse Georgette, Praslin 260m x 12m - popular beach Shallow water, nice waves, good snorkeling. Anse Georgette is my personal favourite on Praslin, and certainly one of the best in the Seychelles thanks to its incredible mixture of pristine white sand, bright turquoise ocean surface, and tropical palm trees. You can only access the beach from the sea or via a half-hour hike from Mount Plaisir, which you can reach by public bus (on the way back you can return through the golf course which is quicker and easier), or by special access with permission from the golf-course - better check in advance.

2.) Anse Badamier, Curieuse 200m x20m – nearly no visitors Very rocky beach, not suitable for swimming due to strong currents. Even if Anse Badamier is not the best beach for swimming, it is certainly worth the 40 minutes detour from the main path. As hardly any tourists come here, you will feel like Robinson Crusoe sitting under the a palm tree and looking at the red granite boulders in the turquoise sea – a unique experience!

1.) Anse Coco, La Digue 450m x 20m - few visitors Shallow water at low tide & natural pools at the rocks, which are good for snorkelling. Here comes the most beautiful beach I have ever seen: Anse Cocos is a picturesque beach in the east of La Digue, offering crystal-clear water, pristine white sand and impressive rock formations. Thanks to the extensive natural shade and the shallow pools of water, Anse Cocos is a great location for a relaxing beach day on La Digue. You can cycle to Grande Anse and hike for about half an hour via Petite Anse to this beautiful beach. There is a little beach shack in the far southern corner. The beautiful rocks are on the other side.

General Info:

www.seychelles.travel/ is the official website of the Seychelles.

EU citizens do not need a visa to enter the country, only a valid passport.

​​Getting there:

Condor flies non-stop four times a week from Frankfurt to Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles. From € 450

www.condor.com

Getting Around:

Between the main islands, two providers offer ferry connections several times a day. From Mahé to Praslin (approx. € 50) the crossing takes one hour and from Praslin to La Digue (approx. € 15) 15 minutes. http://www.catcocos.com and www.iif-catrose.com (La Digue - Praslin only).

There is a well-developed bus network on Mahé and Praslin. Each trip costs the equivalent of 50 cents. The bus timetables can be downloaded here: http://www.sptc.sc/schedule/

On La Digue, with a few exceptions, only bicycles are allowed, these can be rented for around € 8 per day from any accommodation or on the street around the boat launch.

The best way to visit the island of Curieuse is to book a water taxi to escape the crowds. For example at www.bellavitacharter.eu, or directly via Whatsapp +248 2883463. The Swiss Simone Lesperance speaks German. Transfer to Curieuse and snorkeling at St Pierre incl. Equipment for two people € 50 + national park fees.

There are other providers on the beach in Côte d'Or.

The three-hour crystal kayak tour in a transparent kayak on La Digue can either be booked online for 40 € at https://tourbookers.com or directly with Anis Jakob via Whatsapp +2482747457. Plus. Admission of the equivalent of € 8 for the L'Union Estate Park, in which the dream beach Anse Source d'Argent is located.

Sleep:

​​​​Praslin: The self-catering apartments located directly on the beach offer the best place for romantic sunsets. There is a bus stop, shops and a restaurant nearby. Islander Apartments, Anse Kerlan. Apartment for 2 people from € 88 per night

www.seyvillas.com/115/appartement-islander

La Digue: Chez Michelin's bungalows are located in a tropical garden only separated from the sea by a barely used road. Optionally with kitchen or only bookable as a room - from 80 €. The very beautiful beach of Anse Severe and the jetty can both be reached in about 10 minutes on foot.

https://www.pensionresidence.com

Eat:

​​Eating out is not cheap in the Seychelles. If you have to pay attention to the budget, it is best to take care of yourself or with one of the numerous take-away options. Everything is offered, from pizza to Creole seafood curry.

La Digue: The Rey & Josh Café Takeaway is on the way to Grand Anse. Here you can also eat the delicious Creole food on beer banks. Per dish about 5 €

Praslin: The Capricorn Restaurant belongs to the Islanders Guesthouse. Here you can enjoy authentic, local cuisine at reasonable prices.

Anse Kerlan, +2484233224

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