The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands located off the east coast of Africa and surrounded by the Indian Ocean. 44 of theses islands are inhabited and are collectively known as the ‘Inner Islands’. The picture-perfect landscapes radiate impressive exotic vibes that make this place one the most photographed areas in the world. The Seychelles is the perfect destination for tourists who love to unwind on white sandy beaches or swim in the warm and tranquil emerald waters.
The majority of visitors stay in one of the 3 most popular islands: Mahe, Praslin and La Digue. These are highly developed and home to the nation’s best accommodation facilities. Mahe Island is the biggest one, measuring 28 kilometers in length, with 38 beaches. Praslin is a medium size island with 22 beaches and La Digue is famous for being one of the most magnificent islands in the whole of the Seychelles. All three islands offer amazing opportunities for boat tours of the surrounding islands.
Mahe is the nation’s cultural and financial hub and all visitors’ first point of contact. Approximately 90% of the population lives here and is a place that is ethnically diverse, and its people hail from many different corners of the earth. With almost 40 beaches to choose from, there is something in Mahe for everyone.
The northern part of the island is also the busiest one. Beau Vallon is Mahe’s most popular beach. It offers calm waters for swimming and is a hot spot for snorkelling and diving owing to the crystal clear water. Anse Major is considered one of the most beautiful secluded beaches of the island. This is not an easily accessible beach. The fact that you can only get to it either by boat or by following a hiking trail means that this part of the island is completely unspoiled. Further down, Anse Takamaka is the perfect place to relax and unwind far from the madding crowds of the north.
Praslin is a magical paradise that is home to UNESCO Heritage site Vallee de Mai. The island is covered in a jungle with rare species of flora and fauna and it is home to 2 beaches that have consistently appeared on the Top 10 list of the world’s best beaches:
Anse Lazio is the perfect Seychelles post-card beach. With a very long stretch of fine white sand and deep turquoise water, this is what dreams are made of. It is exceptionally well maintained and child friendly with a lifeguard on site.
You can enter Anse Georgette via the adjacent golf club. This is a more secluded beach and therefore ideal for romantic getaways. Friendly vendors on the beach offer coconut water and other refreshments.
This gem is famous for its breath-taking beaches. Anse Coco is reminiscent of the scenery in the old classic Blue Lagoon. Perfect calm sea, clean sand and a backdrop of lush greenery make for a very tranquil and otherworldly landscape. Anse Source D’Argent offers yet another slice of paradise. Get lost in the majestic ocean in the background of granite boulders and swaying palm trees.