Seychelles, a collection of 115 exquisite islands, is situated northeast of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa. Five main islands – Praslin, La Digue, Mahé, Frégate, and North Island – comprise the bulk of the beaches while the many smaller islands are devoted to protective sanctuaries that encompass a magnificent array of flora and fauna. Seychelles is famed for its stunning beaches with many of the shores below considered to be some of the finest in the world.
Located on the northern side of Mahé, Beau Vallon stands as one of the popular locations with visitors. Featuring splendid views of North Island and Silhouette, this beach possesses a long, sandy stretch of shore. Beau Vallon also presents various options for diving and water sports. Teddy’s Glass Bottom Boat Tours is a favorite choice among tourists for its enjoyable excursions.
A safe swimming haven, this beach is naturally protected from rough seas. The longest beach on Mahé, Anse Royale, offers the opportunity for excellent swimming and beach activities from May through October
A favorite of surfers, this exceptionally wide beach offers gargantuan, oceanic swells. Swimming is more difficult due to Intendance Beach’s multi-directional currents. The Banyan Tree resort always informs swimmers of potentially treacherous conditions with signal flags. This one of the few locations in which turtles still nest.
Rather secluded, Cimitiere is hidden from view. A time of crashing waves and vicious surf, monsoon season lasts from May to October. This beach features some natural swimming pools due to arrangements of protective rocks on the shore. For the adventurous, Cimitiere’s inland forest may be investigated by horses from the Riding Centre Utegangar.
Considered to be one of the most exquisite beaches on Mahé, Port Launay is found on the western portion of the island. Weekends usually attract a large number of beach lovers. The swimming is reputed to be excellent and the beach is fastidiously maintained.
Anse Georgette holds the distinction of being rated one of the top ten beaches in the world. Situated on the island of Praslin, this beach is only accessible by boat. The luxurious Lemuria Resort is located on the Anse Georgette. A favorite of honeymooners, this beach affords quiet and privacy for a relaxing shore escape.
Anse Bois de Rose
Anse Bois de Rose is renowned for its many fishing opportunities in Seychelles. Next to the Hotel Coco de Mer, is an excellent area for swimming and water sports.
Anse Source D’Argent
Anse Source D’Argent is a fashionable, popular beach in Seychelles. Separated by large granite boulders from Anse Lazio, this shore is a favorite location for films, television programs, and photographs. Fashion magazines often use it as a backdrop to their editorial shoots.
Positioned on the island of Frégate, this beach plays host to the premiere hotel of Seychelles. There are some moderate currents but they fortunately pose no danger to careful swimmers. A lifeguard stationed at Anse Bamboos keeps an eagle eye out for any changes in conditions. Settle down with a good book on one of the many sun chairs lining the beach. Featuring large umbrellas, these chairs offer an excellent opportunity for sunbathing and relaxing.
Found on the eastern side of the North Island, Anse d’Est features large coral beds located near the beach. The North Island Lodge comes equipped with many wonderful amenities including a pool, library, a computer center, a diving center, and a restaurant.