Best 5 beaches in the Seychelles

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Plunge into paradise! The Seychelles archipelago, a collection of 115 islands scattered like emeralds across the Indian Ocean northeast of Madagascar, is a dream destination for beach lovers.  

With crystal-clear waters, talcum-powder soft sand, and dramatic granite boulders framing the shores, the Seychelles boasts some of the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Here is our selection of the top 5 beaches in Seychelles for you to discover. 

1. Anse Georgette

Anse Georgette, Constance Lemuria, Seychelles

Anse Georgette, Constance Lemuria

While our luxurious Lémuria resort graces the shores of Anse Georgette, our praise for this beach goes far beyond its proximity.   

Accolades speak for themselves: Anse Georgette is in the top 10 Best beaches in the Seychelles by Trip Advisor, solidifying Praslin Island’s reputation as a haven for beach lovers.  But Anse Georgette offers something truly special beyond awards. Imagine a secluded cove, its pristine white sand cupped by granite rocks.   

These very rocks teem with vibrant marine life, offering a glimpse into the underwater wonders of the Seychelles. Anse Georgette is a place to unwind, to soak in the beauty, and to create memories that will last a lifetime. 

2. Anse Source d’Argent

Top beaches in the Seychelles: Anse Source dÔÇÖArgent, La Digue

Anse Source d’Argent, La Digue

A short boat ride from the island of Praslin lies the tranquil gem of La Digue, accessible by ferry or private charter. Unlike Praslin, La Digue offers a car-free escape, with bicycles and ox carts as the main modes of transport. This slower pace allows you to truly soak in the island’s beauty, and that beauty is most evident on its beaches.   

While La Digue boasts numerous stunning stretches of sand, Anse Source d’Argent reigns supreme.  Recently voted the second-best beach in the world by Banana Boat’s The World’s 50 Best Beaches, Anse Source d’Argent is a true showstopper.  

The impossibly white sand with hints of flamingo pink, the dramatic granite boulders sculpted by time and tide, and the stunning coral reefs teeming with life are the reasons it nearly claimed the top spot. 

3. Port Launay

Port Launay, Seychelles

View from hillside villa at Ephelia

Nestled on the northwest coast of Mahé, Port Launay Beach offers a haven of tranquillity. Protected within the Port Launay Marine Park, its calm, shallow waters are ideal for swimming and perfect for families with young children.  

Lush vegetation frames the beach, providing pockets of shade from the tropical sun.  The beach itself boasts a scenic beauty, with granite boulders flanking the soft, white sand and offshore islands adding a touch of dramatic flair.   

Luxury accommodation graces the shores here – the Constance Ephelia Resort offers stunning views overlooking the entire Port Launay Marine Reserve.  This combination of serenity, natural beauty, and high-end amenities makes Port Launay a truly special destination. 

4. Anse Beau Vallon

Beautiful beaches of the Seychelles: Anse Georgette

Dive into paradise on Beau Vallon Beach, Mahé’s crown jewel. Located on the island’s northwest coast, Beau Vallon stretches out in a seemingly endless crescent of gleaming white sand. If you to relax during your holiday, we highly recommend this place. 

The water here lives up to the Seychelles reputation crystal clear and inviting for a refreshing swim. Gaze out across the turquoise expanse towards the silhouettes of Silhouette Island and the exclusive North Island, adding a touch of mystique to the scene.  

Unlike some Seychelles beaches, Beau Vallon offers a delightful mix of seclusion and convenience. While the beach itself is vast, with plenty of space to find your own tranquil corner, a vibrant array of local restaurants and bars line the coast road behind the beach. This means you can easily grab a delicious bite or refreshing drink without ever leaving the beachy atmosphere. 

5. Anse Major

Yellow snappers in Seychelles

Yellow snappers

Unveiling a hidden gem of Mahé, Anse Major beckons adventure seekers and sun worshippers alike. Accessible only by foot or boat, this secluded beach offers a true escape for a proper disconnection from the rest of the world.   

The turquoise waters here are a silent paradise, their calm surface ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Granite boulders flank the beach, providing a dramatic backdrop and sheltering the cove, ensuring privacy and a sense of intimacy.   

Those who take the adventurous route and hike to Anse Major are rewarded not just with breath-taking scenery, but also with the chance to explore the underwater world. The bay’s calm embrace hides a secret world. Vibrant coral reefs burst with colour, a dazzling display of marine life waiting to be discovered by curious snorkellers. 

Anse Major is a beach that promises an unforgettable Seychelles experience. 

Your perfect Seychelles beach is waiting for you

The Seychelles archipelago offers a bounty of beach nirvana, with each island boasting its own unique charm.  

From the tranquillity of La Digue’s Anse Source d’Argent to the vibrant scene of Beau Vallon on Mahé, there’s a perfect stretch of sand for every beach lover. Whether you dream of snorkelling amongst technicolour reefs, unwinding on a secluded cove, or indulging in luxurious beachfront stays, the Seychelles delivers.  

So, we hope this selection of the best 5 beaches in the Seychelles will help you plan your island escape and get ready to sink your toes into the softest sand and swim in the clearest waters imaginable. Your Seychelles beach adventure awaits! 

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