I am definitely a summer person! I just love those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer when life simply gets better! There are several places on this planet where summer never ends and I had the pleasure to spend two marvelous weeks in such a wonderland for our honeymoon. Seychelles…which is pretty much Heaven on Earth. Having this experience, I am certain now that I lived there in my past life because it felt like I belonged on those white beaches, in my bikini, drinking coconut water and looking for a shadow under the palmtrees.
Info! The Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago and country in the Indian Ocean. The 115-island country, whose capital is Victoria, lies 1,500 kilometers (932 mi) east of mainland East Africa. The majority of the islands are uninhabited, with many dedicated as nature reserves.
For me, just being there and admiring the beautiful nature surrounding me, got me thinking about how tiny we are and also how lucky we were to be part of this great work of God. During our stay there we have explored some of the islands and each of them had something special for us, but most of all, each island had its own perfect sweet escape on the beach and I will present our top 5 most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles.
5. Anse Volbert, Praslin
Quite extensive beach with white sand, turquoise water and smaller islands around providing a delightful view. The sea level is shallow making the ocean change its color and also a great place for children or people like me who don’t swim. This beach is the perfect spot to book some trips to other island such as Curieuse and St. Pierre, to snorkle or to hire a boat for a romantic tour to see the sun set in the Indian Ocean.
4. Anse Lazio, Praslin
Described as a crescent shaped moon of paradise, Anse Lazio is ranked as one of the top 10 beaches in the world thanks to its pristine golden sand crystal-clear ocean water, a thick fringe of palm and takamaka trees and beautiful granite boulder formations at each extremity. The beach is suitable for swimming, although parents should mind their children as the water deepens quickly. There is, however, sometimes a lifeguard present.
3. Baie Lazare, Mahe
Definitely the best public beach on Mahe, Baie Lazare is a beautiful sweeping bay with hanging palms, lapis lazuli waters and tranquility. Also, the site is known for the buried pirate treasure once discovered by the locals. The waters here can be rough during summer, but the beach is often empty and the views are stunning, making it a great place for a walk even if the waves are a little large. Once you arrive, you may be struck by its beauty with the sand having a gorgeous bright shade that contrasts the ocean brilliantly. This interplay of colors means that the bay is a picture-perfect location where no filters are needed. In the evening, the beach offers a great place to watch the sun set from the shade of the almond trees.
2. Anse Source D’Argent, La Digue
Perhaps the most photographed beach in the world, Anse Source D’Argent is the star of the Seychelles and the image that haunts everyone who plans a trip to the islands. At first you start wondering if the place is real or just a photoshop fake, but once you get there you realize it’s even better than the pictures. The beach is protected from the open ocean by a coral reef, ensuring the water is shallow and calm, with small waves. The absolutely breathtaking scenery was a true highlight of our honeymoon. We were so impressed by the view: dazzling white sand beach backed by massive grey boulders and lapped by super clear waters. The landscape is out of this world and all we did was to get a fruit platter from the cute bars along the shore and lay in the sand, watching God’s creation. To get there is pretty simple, you have to ride the bike from the Jetty and through the old L’Union Estate coconut plantation admiring also the vanilla fields and the other attractions along the way.
1. Anse Georgette, Praslin
Want a beach that is a truly tropical heaven? Anse Georgette is the one for you. The incredible natural beauty of this little bay will truly take your breath away. One of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Anse Georgette ends up as many people’s favorite Seychelles memory, being one of the few real untouched beaches in the Seychelles. offering a postcard view all day long. Its unique feature is that there isn’t a single rock or piece of coral in the bay, allowing the white sands on the sea bed to create a wonderful turquoise colored water that is unblemished. Definitely the most attractive beach on the island, Anse Georgette is hidden away in the grounds of the Constance Lemuria resort making it a bit difficult to visit because the resort seeks to limit the number of visitors in order to preserve this magical place. The only solution is to call the hotel and plan your trip there and enjoy that day at its fullest. Be careful though because it is unsafe to swim due to strong waves and currents that threaten to pull you out to sea.
Have you ever seen such wonderful places during your trips? If so, feel free the share them in the comment section below and to describe the beauty of that beach in a few words. The Tans will fade but the memories will last forever so just close your eyes and you will be there…on your favorite beach with a Pina Colada in your hand.