Skip Cancún: Upgrade Your Beach Vacation in The Seychelles

Cancun is lovely at any time of the year, with its warm temperatures, sparkling water, and soft sandy beaches.  However, if you are looking for a phenomenal beach vacation, you may want to consider a vacation within The Seychelles instead.  These paradise-like islands will offer you so much more and you will have plenty of adventures available to you in between your trips to the golden strips of sand. 

Here are the best beaches that you must consider visiting while in The Seychelles:

Anse Georgette

The gorgeous Anse Georgette can be found on Praslin Island and it is often considered as one of the top ten beaches within the entire world.  It is not easy to earn this designation, especially numerous years in a row, so you know that this beach must be special.  The only way to reach this beach is via a ferry, but once you arrive, you will be thrilled to know that there are very few people wandering around.  The tranquil privacy is exactly what you may crave for your next beach vacation. 

Anse Aux Pins

Anse Aux Pins can be found on a long sandy stretch of land along the southeastern coast of Mahé.  It is nearby Turtle Bay, so you will find yourself falling in love with two bodies of water at once.  While you can spend hours swimming and snorkeling at this magnificent beach, you may have more fun when the tide is low.  The reason for this that you can walk far out in the water to see marine life that has become trapped within the rock pools.  It is amazing what you will see during those times, including the local fishermen venturing out to see if their traps caught anything. 

Anse Source D’Argent

Not every beach in The Seychelles is what you would expect, but Anse Source D’Argent is where you will find the unique blue water, the pink rocks, and the white powdery sand that you think should be on every beach on these islands.  This beach can be found on La Digue Island within the L’Union Estate.  The estate is on the western coast of the island and while you will love taking pictures during your visit, you won’t be able to do much of anything else.  The rocks and coral make it difficult to walk and since the estate closes before sunset, you will never capture a photograph of the sun glowing as it sets over the sand and the water of this beach. 

Anse Bonnet Carré

The Anse Bonnet Carré is right next door to Anse Source D’Argent on La Digue Island.  You will need to walk to this beach, as it is the only way to get there, but we highly recommend it so you can wander along the sand on your own.  Hardly anyone visits this beach, which is a shame since it has soft sand that has fewer rocks than many of the other beaches on the islands.  While you can swim when you are at this beach, you may prefer to float along the top of the water instead, as it is more relaxing. 

Anse Lazio

Anse Lazio is also on Praslin Island and the best time to visit is early in the morning, as it gets crowded as the hours go by.  While it is normally about the sun during beach vacations, you will come to appreciate the massive Takamaka trees that will offer you plenty of shade when you need it the most.  We recommended grabbing a spot under one of these trees early in the day or you will lose out on your shade later on.  Another thing to note, is that it is best to swim within the netted area in the water, as there were a couple of shark attacks at this beach a few years ago.  Some people feel more comfortable and will swim anywhere now, but we always say that you might want to be safe instead of sorry. 

Anse Intendance

Anse Intendance can be found in the southern section of Mahé Island and it is the beach for you if you love surfing.  The waves are much larger at this beach, mainly because there is no reef underneath the water.  If you are newer to the sport of surfing, we recommend visiting during the north-west trade winds, as the waves are much calmer during that season.  Those same waves reach massive heights when the strong south-east trade winds arrive. 

Now, you may have noticed that many of these beaches are on different islands.  While you may think that this is problematic and that there is no way that you can successfully experience all the ones that you want to see, we can tell you that you can!  Island hopping is a fantastic option when it comes to beach vacations and it is something that we think will turn your trip to The Seychelles into one that will give you memories for a lifetime.