A paradise for the many visitors who enjoy a holiday in the sun, Seychelles boasts some of the best beaches in the world. To indulge those who seek sanctuary in small secluded coves or for those who would prefer expansive bays and water-based leisure activities, there really is something for everyone - including honeymoon couples, families and sun-seekers who simply wish to sit back and relax along the glorious shores of the charming Seychelles’ islands.
1. Beau Vallon, Mahé
The famous Beau Vallon beach is possibly the most popular beach in the whole of Seychelles, attracting both visitors and locals alike. Despite its popularity, it still enjoys a surprisingly calm and tranquil atmosphere, offering extensive facilities, a smooth sandy surface and shallow water in the 1,750m x 30m bay. Marvel the stunning sunsets and join the Wednesday market, where you can buy souvenirs and fresh local food. Activities include jet skiing, parasailing and snorkelling.
2. Anse Lazio, Praslin
Anse Lazio is Praslin's most famous beach. Featuring picture postcard scenery, you can relax on the perfect white sands and swim in the crystal-clear water, surrounded by a backdrop of palm trees and imposing boulders. Trip Advisor ranked Anse Lazio the sixth best beach in the world in 2015 - and it's easy to see why it's so popular! The water is fairly deep and is suitable for snorkelling and swimming.
3. Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue
A famous and popular beach, Anse Source d'Argent boasts breathtaking scenery, making it the highlight of any holiday. The shallow crystal-clear waters and golden sands are surrounded by interesting granite formations that make it one of the most beautiful beaches, not only in Seychelles but anywhere in the world. The water is protected by coral reef, adding a further point of interest for visitors. It offers excellent conditions for swimming and snorkelling and is the place to be if you like the buzz of a busy beach.
4. Anse Forbans, Mahé
Anse Forbans is located on the south-east coast of Mahé. Renowned for being a family-friendly beach with shallow water that is ideal for paddling, swimming or snorkelling - or simply for sitting and relaxing - the bay is divided into three smaller beaches by granite rocks, giving the feeling of a private beach. It is surrounded by beautifully calm seas and a natural lagoon formed by a reef.
5. Takamaka Beach, Cerf
Takamaka Beach is the longest beach on Cerf - a smaller island next to Mahé. As it has shallow water surrounded by a protecting coral reef, it provides ideal conditions for many activities including scuba diving, swimming, fishing, canoeing and snorkelling. It also has two beach restaurants and some unique attractions, such as a night-time aquarium and a guided snorkelling trail. It is popular with couples, families and solo travellers, thanks to the diverse range of things to do.
When you're searching for Seychelles’ beach resorts with an island paradise setting, check into Savoy Seychelles Resort and Spa located on Beau Vallon beach. Offering the finest holiday experiences in the luxurious facilities of a five-star luxury hotel... well, who could ask for anything more?