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"Paradise Found: Exploring the 10 Best Seychelles Beaches"


A great deserted beach on the southeast of Mahé Island. The coast is very beautiful with palms and sand, and you can comfortably swim in the water. If you swim about 10 meters offshore, there’s excellent snorkeling.
Grand Anse, Mahe

The Seychelles is one of the world's top beach destinations, boasting some of the best beaches for swimming, snorkeling, diving, and water sports. Here are the ten best beaches on the three main islands of the Seychelles - Mahé, Praslin, and La Digue - to help you choose where to spend your day!


Anse Lazio, Praslin


The best beach on Praslin Island. Often considered one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Located in a sheltered bay, the water is almost always calm. It's a relatively large beach with plenty of shade. There's also an excellent fish restaurant, Bon Bon Plume, and the guesthouse Le Chevalier Bay, which has a restaurant too.


Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue


Anse Source d'Argent is so beautiful that several commercials have been filmed here, and it is often called the most beautiful beach in the Seychelles, if not the world. Located on the western coast of La Digue in the L'Union Estate area. If you want to take a classic Seychelles beach photo, this is a must-visit: typical pink granite boulders, turquoise water, and a shore covered with soft white sand against a backdrop of lush tropical greenery.


Anse Georgette, Praslin


One of the most picturesque beaches on Praslin Island, hidden within the Constance Lemuria resort. The hotel allows a limited number of outsiders to visit the beach, but advanced booking is required. Alternatively, you can hike from Mont Plaisir to the beach.


Grand Anse, La Digue


Voted the best beach in the world by CNN in 2013, Grand Anse combines white sand with crashing waves, turquoise water, all surrounded by tropics – what could be better? However, despite its calm appearance, Grand Anse has very strong undertows, so caution is advised.


Anse Intendance, Mahé


One of the most famous beaches in the Seychelles, wild and stunningly beautiful on the far southwest of Mahé. Featuring a half-mile stretch of white sand. With no reefs, the waves here are much larger than at most other beaches around the island, making it more suitable for surfing than swimming.


Anse Cocos, La Digue


A scenic beach on the southeast of La Digue with clear water and soft white sand. With plenty of shady spots and shallow natural pools, Anse Cocos is a perfect spot for a peaceful beach day on La Digue. With stunning landscapes, white sand, rocks, and generally calm water, this is truly an epic beach worth visiting!




Anse Major, Mahé


A very beautiful beach on the southwest coast of Mahé with a small secluded pool, beautiful white sand, and stunning granite landscapes. There’s no road to Anse Major – instead, you have to hike, which takes between half an hour to an hour, depending on your pace. However, the walk is worth it, as you climb a granite rock with stunning views in all directions. Finally, you’ll be rewarded with an incredible beach, a secluded bay whose remoteness usually makes it quieter.


Anse Louis, Mahé


Almost every epic beach on Mahé now has a luxury resort, and Anse Louis is no exception – the granite hillside above the beach is dotted with luxury chalets and infinity pools forming the MAIA resort. This doesn’t detract from the beach, which is conveniently located right off the main coastal road, making it easy to reach by private car, taxi, or local bus. The south end of the beach (by the river and parking lot) is my favorite, as it’s best for swimming – as you go further north along the beach, it gets a bit rocky.


Port Launay, Mahé


One of the best beaches on Mahé Island. Technically, it's the coast of the Constance Ephelia hotel, but the beach is open to everyone – as is everywhere in the Seychelles. If the southern bay is quite average, the northern bay is exactly what you need. There are many trees and palms, perfect white sand, a gentle entry into the water, always calm water, and good snorkeling on the rocks at the edges of the bay. Additionally, there are usually not too many people, and there are no problems with tides – you can swim comfortably at any time of day.


Anse Forbans, Mahé


A great deserted beach on the southeast of Mahé Island. The coast is very beautiful with palms and sand, and you can comfortably swim in the water. Swimming about 10 meters offshore offers excellent snorkeling.




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