10 Must See Luxury Beaches in the Seychelles
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10 Must See Luxury Beaches in the Seychelles

10 Must See Luxury Beaches in the Seychelles

The Seychelles is synonymous with luxury and for good reason. The 115 island country situated in the Indian Ocean is home to some of the best beaches the world has to offer. With temperatures rarely dropping below 24°C (75°F) and over 2,500 hours of sunshine a year, it certainly is the perfect country to top up your tan on a powdery beach. Anse D’Argent Found on La Digue, the Seychelles third most inhabited island. This beach is said to be the most photographed in the world. The white sand is powder soft underfoot and the coral reef ensures the crystal clear, turquoise water stays calm. The large boulders on the beaches, carved by the elements of hundreds of years offers the perfect place to lean against whilst sampling the local drink, palm wine.

                                             

Anse Lazio Protected by granite rocks, this beach found on the northwest of Praslin Island this is the epitome of a luxury beach. Often featured in the world’s top ten beaches list, this beach is perfect for swimming, relaxing and with two quality restaurants nearby, there’s no reason to leave when hungry!   Port Launay This beach is situated on the northwest of the Seychelles largest island, Mahé – where the critically endangered jellyfish tree and the carnivorous pitcher plant can be found. This beautiful beach is perfect for snorkelling due to the abundance of colourful tropical fish. There is also an impressive array of shells and coral that get washed up on the shoreline, but as the beach is a Marine National Park it is illegal to take any with you.   Anse Royale Found on the opposite side of Mayé to Port Launay and just down from the enchantingly named Fairyland, this beach offers, arguably the best snorkelling in the Seychelles. The coral reef serves to keep the waters calm, offer a safe haven for the brightly colored smaller fish and keep out the predators. Anse Takamaka Like the Anse Royale this beach, located on the southwest of Mahé, this beach is also famed for its extensive marine life. Even the name conjures up feelings of a tropical paradise, let alone the sea turtles and the pairs of stingrays which can often be spotted from the golden sand of this Marine National Park.   Intendance Beach Also found in the south of Mahé, this half a mile stretch of powdery sand is a spot that surfers often seek out. There is no reef here so the sea is much choppier, offering up some huge breakers at times. However, it is advised to bring food and drinks along s there are no shops or restaurants nearby.   Anse Coco This secluded beach is only accessible by foot – via a twenty minute walk through a forest. This means it’s rarely busy, great for those looking for a quiet relaxing beach. There are a few waves here and some mild currents as well as coral reef in some parts so take care whilst swimming. That aside a great beach on the eastern coast of La Digue. Denis Island The most northerly off all the beaches in the Seychelles, this stretching expanse is teeming with marine life. A beautiful beach, found on a romantic island which is perfect for newlyweds on a  luxury holiday or honeymoon. Think sandy beach, coconut palms and warm, turquoise water.   Beau Vallon This is the most popular beach resort is Mahé, so expect it to be busy at peak times. The beach is very safe for children, little or no currents and soft sand along with a life guard on duty means they’re ok to explore – just make sure they watch out for sea urchins! For those not looking to laze around with a cocktail there are water sports to sample as well as a diving centre. Well worth a visit if you have children.   Petit Anse La Digue Like the Anse Coco, this is a very secluded beach just a short walk over some rocks from the much larger Grand Anse. There is some strong currents and the waves can pick up at times so be wary if taking a dip. The beach is very quiet with nowhere to eat (except if the fruit and coconut man decides to turn up). Still it’s the perfect place to get away from everything for a while.   Credit to the Seychelles Tourism Board, Gerard Larose and Raymond Sahuquet for images Jake Coughlan Jake is a BJTC accredited journalist with experience producing content for the sports sector following his time working with Notts County FC and covering the Paralympics. He currently works for luxury blogzine Adelto.  
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