If you’re searching for the perfect beach getaway, look no further than the stunning archipelago of Seychelles. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, powdery white sand, and lush tropical landscapes, Seychelles is a dream destination for beach lovers and sunseekers alike.
Due to the 115 islands that Seychelles consists of, you have a variety of beaches to choose from, whether you wish to swim, snorkel, relax, or take wonderful photographs. Seychelles beaches are known not only for the powdery soft white sand and turquoise waters but mostly for the granite rocks which can’t be found anywhere else in the world.
All beaches in Seychelles are gorgeous, many of them are on the list of the world’s best beaches, so you can’t get wrong with any of them, but I understand it is hard to decide which one to choose for your holiday.
The good news is, you can visit several beaches while holidaying in Seychelles. For example, we stayed on Beau Vallon Beach on Mahe Island and then we visited a few beaches on Mahe, Praslin, and LaDigue Islands.
In this blog post, I will take you on a tour of the 13 best beaches in Seychelles, where you can immerse yourself in pure bliss and make your dream holiday.
13 Best Beaches In Seychelles For Your Dream Holiday
1. Anse Lazio, Praslin
Anse Lazio is located on the second largest island, Praslin, and is known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Turquoise water and soft and white sand feel like walking on flour, symbolic granite rocks and palm trees will take your breath away.
This beach is perfect for romantic holidays as well as for families with children with the possibility to swim and snorkel. Due to the palm trees, you can stay on this beach the whole day and relax in their shade.
There are car parks close to the beach, however, you can arrive by bus as well but the bus stop is a little bit farther. On each side of the beach, you can find restaurants and shops.
Anse Lazio Beach is also a favorite among photographers and the sunset here is spectacular.
As this beach is popular among tourists and locals, it is not empty, however, it doesn’t get too busy like beaches somewhere else in the world. It is recommended to come in the morning though.
2. Anse Intendance, Mahe
Anse Intendance Beach is located on Mahe Island and is one of the most stunning beaches in the Seychelles. The beach has soft white sand, like all beaches in Seychelles, coconut palm trees are behind, and granite rocks from each side.
The water here gets deep very quickly and also waves are much stronger than on other beaches, particularly between May and September. Therefore, this beach is not suitable for swimming but is a great place for surfers.
Also, no snorkeling is possible here as there are no coral reefs. However, this beach is a perfect spot for photographers.
The beach can be accessed by bus or car within a few minutes walk. Alternatively, you can stay at Banyan Tree Resort.
3. Petite Anse, Mahe
Petite Anse is a little bit of an isolated beach located on the southwest of Mahe Island, the main and largest island of Seychelles. This beach is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, or picnicking, with a gulf, soft white sand, and rich forest.
If you like this beach, you can stay at Four Seasons Resort Seychelles which is located just above the beach.
This beach is still open to the public, there is a car park close by, but the walking distance to the beach will take you about 20 minutes downhill. You will also have to register with the security at the gate to get access to the beach.
4. Anse Georgette, Praslin
Anse Georgette is located on Praslin Island. This beach is the second most beautiful beach in the world, right after Anse Lazio Beach. The crystal clear turquoise water with powder white sand and palm trees will make you feel you are in paradise.
It is an ideal beach for swimming, snorkeling, or sunbathing. However, the water gets deep very quickly, therefore unconfident swimmers should be under supervision.
In case you would love to stay at this beach, there is Lemuria Resort located here. Another way to get here is by 30-minute walk and you should inform the resort about your visit as they try to keep a limited number of people here.
Another way is to take a boat tour to reach this beautiful beach and enjoy the day here.
5. Beau Vallon, Mahe
Beau Vallon is the most famous, longest, and busier beach than other secluded beaches in Seychelles. This beach is very popular among tourists and locals due to the many hotels and restaurants located here.
As the beach has a gradual entrance to the sea, it is safe for swimming and snorkeling, and therefore ideal for families with kids. Soft white sand under your feet will make you walk along the beach from one side to another, where you can take stunning pictures with granite rocks.
This beach offers a lot of water activities, like diving, snorkeling, fishing, jet skis, kitesurfing, surfing, and many more with rental possibilities. A lot of tours and excursions can be bought here too.
If you are not staying in one of the hotels at this beach, there is easy access by car or by bus as bus stops are on the road along the beach.
As we stayed in one of the resorts here, I can highly recommend this beach for families with children and people looking for an active holiday with restaurants, bars, and shops around.
6. Anse Louis, Mahe
Anse Louis is home to the luxurious Maia Resort on Mahe Island. Anse Louis is a small bay with soft white sand and deeper water than on other beaches.
On one side the waves are bigger, therefore, it is an ideal beach for surfers. If you are not staying in the resort, you can come by bus or car as the road is close by.
7. Anse Forbans, Mahe
Anse Forbans is a gorgeous beach with shallow water due to the coral reef that is protecting it from the ocean. Therefore, it is an ideal beach for families with children but also couples searching for relaxing and peaceful sunbathing.
There are several guest houses or hotels, like Hilton Allamanda Resort. This beach is moderately busy and can be also reached by bus.
8. Grand Anse, La Digue
Grand Anse is a wild beach, empty most of the time. This beach provides beautiful scenery, powder white sand, and turquoise water.
However, the water here is quite deep and waves tend to be very strong. Therefore, this beach is more suitable for surfers as swimming is a little bit dangerous. Also, the shade doesn’t reach the sand, so you will not be protected from the strong sun for the whole day.
However, this beach is quiet and perfect for photos and romantic walks. You can reach Grand Anse Beach by bike. If you like to spend the whole day here, restaurants and restrooms are available here.
9. Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue
Anse Source d’Argent is the most popular beach on La Digue Island which is a small island where bicycles and ox carts are the most common way of transportation. This beach is the world’s most photographed beach and became famous due to some movies, like Crusoe.
It is a magnificent beach with powder-soft sand, crystal-clear water, and coconut trees. However, what makes this beach so special are the granite rocks.
The water here is very shallow with coral reefs making it a great place for swimming and snorkeling. Therefore, this beach is a great place for families with children.
There are some restaurants nearby and some fruit and drink stand on the beach. This beach tends to get very busy but should not be missed when visiting Seychelles. It is better to come early in the morning to grab a good spot.
The entrance to the beach is through the Union Estate where you need to pay an entrance fee of 115 Rupees. You can also visit the Copra plantation, vanilla plantation, plantation house, and see giant tortoises.
10. Anse Cocos, La Digue
Anse Cocos is a gorgeous beach with shallow natural pools. However, there could be strong currents on some parts of the beach, so be careful. The crystal clear water, powder sand, palm trees, and lovely scenery are the reasons to visit this beach and spend your day here.
The only disadvantage is that you can reach it only by 30 minutes walk from Grand Anse Beach. There are also no facilities at the beach, the closest ones are on Grand Anse beach. Therefore, it may happen that you will be the only one in this peace of paradise.
11. Anse Marron, La Digue
Anse Marron is another paradise on La Digue Island. However, it is a hidden treasure. Meaning, it is not easy to find and most tourists are hiring a tour guide to visit this beach.
It is a long tour with slippery and not easy terrain, therefore it is not suitable for children. Once you reach the beach you will be gifted with gorgeous scenery of soft white sand, and granite rocks that form small natural pools around them from the seawater.
It is not advisable to go behind the pools to the open ocean as the water gets very deep and it is not safe. Fascinating pictures will be your memories from this lovely beach.
12. Anse Volbert, Praslin
Anse Volbert is the most popular beach on Praslin Island. Not only it is the most popular, but also the longest.
This beach is perfect for families with children as the water is calm and shallow. Also, the palm trees provide shade from the midday strong sun.
You can swim, snorkel, dive, surf, fish, or sail here. The equipment can be rented here too.
There are several accommodations available here. If you are not staying in the hotels located here, you can easily come here by car, bus, or boat.
Not only hotels but also restaurants and shops can be found here. Also, many cruises and excursions start from this beach and can be purchased here.
13. Anse St. Sauveur, Praslin
Anse St. Sauveur is a small usually empty beach on Praslin Island. This beach has soft white sand, and crystal clear shallow water ideal for families with children.
More than swimming, the beach is better for snorkeling with an underwater coral reef and it is also popular for fishing. Fishing equipment can be rented in small shops located nearby.
This beach is an amazing spot for photographs thanks to the most beautiful coconut trees. Access to this beach is fairly easy due to the main road with bus stops and a car park.
Bonus-Sunset Beach, Mahe
Maybe for some not the most beautiful beach in Seychelles, but for me Sunset Beach on Mahe Island is a cute little beach that deserves the bonus spot in my article.
Sunset Beach is a small but not very busy beach with a Sunset Beach Resort standing on one side. On the other side, there is a huge rock from which you will be gifted with a stunning view of the ocean.
The water is shallow at the beginning, perfect for children, but also gets deeper ideal for swimming. Close to the hotel are coral reefs where you can snorkel, while on the other side, you can try to jump into the ocean from a rock.
The sunset on this beach is the most spectacular, so be sure not to miss it. You can reach this beach by car or bus.
Conclusion-13 Best beaches in Seychelles for your dream holiday
As I conclude the journey through the 13 best beaches in Seychelles, it’s clear that this tropical paradise is a beach lover’s utopia.
Whether you are a couple, a family with children, a photographer, an adventurer, a surfer, or just wish to spend a lazy day on a beach, Seychelles has it all.
The pristine waters teeming with marine life, the soft sands beckoning you to lounge under the swaying palm trees, exceptional granite rocks, and the warm sun kissing your skin – these are the moments that dreams are made of.