When it comes to beaches, Seychelles just keep on giving! This stunning archipelago in the heart of the Indian Ocean is exactly what we imagine when we think of paradise - images of crystalline beaches backed by granite boulders and palm trees have graced many a computer wallpaper over the years. I mean, who hasn't daydreamed to lie on a stunning Seychellois beach on a cold winter's day, swapping a hot cup of coffee for a refreshing coconut drink?

However, many don't know that in Seychelles, not all beaches are created equal. There are honeymoon beaches, beaches to enjoy water sports, offbeat beaches where you'll be alone with nature, beaches perfect for diving and snorkeling - and there's no better way to explore the best beaches in Seychelles than sailing with local operator, eager to share their favourite spots with you. 

Here are 7 of the best beaches in Seychelles, all located on the three main islands of the archipelago - Mahé, Praslin and La Digue. 

Anse Intendance

Anse Intendance in Mahé is considered one of most beautiful beaches in Seychelles, and for a very good reason. The entire beach is composed of perfectly powdered sand, along with waters that immediately stand out with their turquoise beauty. This is a very relaxing beach and it's also very picturesque, as the surrounding granite formations add an extra charm for photographs.

One of the best things about Anse Intendance is that never seems to be crowded - it usually doesn’t get a lot of visitors, because by land it's accessed by a forest trail, which makes the whole experience even more special. 

Anse Lazio

As one of the most popular beaches on Praslin island, Anse Lazio is the perfect beach for all sorts of watersports - not to mention, it's truly breathtaking. There's soft golden sand, palm trees that gently sway in the wind, and imposing boulder formations in the background. There is a lifeguard that’s generally present, because the water gets deep pretty quickly, which is why it’s so popular for snorkeling and diving.

The gorgeous aesthetic of Anse Lazio means that this beach is popular with Instagrammers (and wannabes) - but it remains an ideal relaxing holiday spot, for anything from watersports to sunbathing.

Anse Source d’Argent

This gorgeous beach on La Digue is on the bucket list of many Seychelles visitors. That’s because this beach is not only close to most resorts, but its scenic aesthetics are stunning. The white sand beach that’s bordered by granite boulders creates the perfect backdrop for the beach’s stunning emerald waters. However, because of its popularity, it can get pretty crowded, and in high tide, there’s barely room.

On the other hand, late afternoons are ideal for photography, because that’s when the beach almost entirely empties of people. Even though it’s not ideal for swimming because of shallow waters, it is definitely worth a visit.

Anse Georgette

Seychelles are very well-known for their astounding scenic beaches, and many of them are very underappreciated. That is exactly the case with Anse Georgette. It’s a beach found on the northeastern tip of Praslin island, and even though it’s smaller in size since a resort takes up much of its space, it’s still a gorgeous beach nonetheless. It’s surrounded by a stunning vista, and its waters are breathtaking, so it’s definitely worth a mention in this shortlist of most beautiful beaches in Seychelles - perfect for snorkeling, or merely lounging on its fine sand.

Petite Anse

The sister beach to the famous Grande Anse, Petite Anse on the island of La Digue is one of the most underrated beaches on Seychelles. It’s a wild beach, perfect for watery escapades, as the waters can get pretty hectic at times which allows for some of the best surfing on Seychelles. The atmosphere Petite Anse is pretty much the same as Grande Anse, which means it’s calm and relaxing all the time. Although it’s not ideal for swimming as the sea can get wild, this is arguably the best beach on Seychelles to have a feeling of living free and wild.

Anse Cocos

Anse Cocos, located on La Digue, is one of the most secluded beaches in Seychelles, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth the visit. It’s not easy to reach, as it’s about a 30-minute hike from Grande Anse, but the hike is absolutely worth it for the feeling of discovering this beautiful beach for yourself. The scenery is picture-perfect, as it’s one of those beaches that would fit perfectly on a postcard, and the imposing boulder is at least as beautiful as those on the more famous (and crowded) Anse Source d’Argent. Once you reach it you’ll be greeted by relaxing sands and emerald waters, and one of the best atmospheres on Seychelles.

Beau Vallon

Beau Vallon in Mahé is probably not the most beautiful Seychelles beach, but it's definitely one of the most popular! It’s located on Mahe, and it’s a beach that’s regularly densely packed with people, because of its vicinity to many resorts and wide variety of activities. It’s very easy to reach, and the parking is ample, so the ambiance on the beach is always very welcoming and friendly. One of the best aspects of Beau Vallon are is the views, especially in the late afternoon, because watching the sunset there is definitely a treat for the soul! If you happen tp be around on a Wednesday, don't miss the night market, a great way to meet locals and listen to live Seychelles music!

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