Did you know there is a little part of heaven on the Earth? It is known by the name of Seychelles. Seychelles islands are just off East Africa and are one of the most beautiful sights on the planet. There are over a hundred islands in the archipelago. However, here are the top six beaches in seychelles that you must visit if you ever get the chance to.
Best Beaches in Seychelles
Anse Source d’Argent
This is a white sand beach that is pretty famous. The beach is a sight out of some movie. Looking at such a breathtaking view will leave you in awe for a good few minutes. The shallow water provides the perfect swimming and snorkeling opportunities. The high tide can be enjoyed with the bright sun, easily available natural shade, fresh fruits, and delicious food.
Towards the northwest on the Praslin Island in Seychelles, you’ll find Anse Lazio. If you ever imagined a perfect beach that has turquoise water, beautiful palm trees, perfected with the golden sand, then this is the place where your imagination will come to life. This is the ultimate beach that offers some sort of activity for everyone. Anse Lazio proves itself by winning beach awards every year.
A hidden beauty that doesn’t receive a lot of visitors is the beach, Anse Georgette. The water here isn’t appropriate for swimming due to the heavy waves. Other than that, you have a nearby golf course that is easily accessible. The truth about this beach is that only a limited number of tourists can visit it on a yearly basis. For this reason, not many people make the effort and so, the beach isn’t overly crowded.
This beach is one of the easiest to access due to the 15km distance from the airport. It is an ideal place for swimming and surfing as well as for other beach-related activities. If you want a relaxed sunbath that will leave you with a beautiful tan, this is the place to visit.
La Digue offers people who love beautiful sights with a natural water beach that goes by the name of Anse Cocos. With no buildings nearby, it is a completely natural landscape to cherish. Not only is it an amazing sight for swimmers, it is also a perfect location for photographers. Tourists who love a good hike will also find something to enjoy here. The abandoned buildings just add the perfect touch to the entire scene.
Anse Severe can be reached by car, bike or through hiking if you’re feeling extra energetic. You’ll not only find local boutiques but also very aesthetically designed hotels and resorts. This is yet another beach where swimming and snorkeling is a common activity. It is a place safe for kids too.
Coffee in the Seychelles
There are a few cozy cafes on the island, serving a wide variety of different coffee. There are no chains on the island such as Starbucks(although a Whole Foods recently opened) so you’ll find unique mom and pop places.
The Seychelles is off the coast of Eastern Africa, and nearby where some of the best coffee in the world is grown. Nearby Kenya, grows a wide variety of rich flavors at high altitude. Along with it’s rich, flavor, Kenyan coffee is known for it’s deep acidity and pleasant aroma.
Another coffee hotspot, is the nearby Ethiopia. Arabica coffee originated in Ethiopia, and you’ll find plenty of it on the Seychelles. Arabica is smooth and gives a less bitter more. delicate flavor. It is also lower in caffeine.
The Seychelles has recently released their own brand of coffee, ‘Seycafe’ —by the Seychelles Trading Company. is a blend of coffee beans grown on the world’s leading plantations in Brazil, Colombia, Ethiopia and Tanzania. (via: http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/6687/). Be sure to take some home with you.
Seychelles Travel Tips
Best time to go: April, May, October and November are the best times to go as it’s not too humid.
Rainy season: January – February
Major Airport: (SEZ) Seychelles International Airport located on the island of Mahé near the capital city of Victoria.
Cruise Terminal: Mahe Island located in Victoria.
Currency: (SCR) Seychelles rupee is the official currency. You really can’t use any other currencies, but credit/debit cars are widely accepted.
Electrical sockets: Most electrical sockets in the Seychelles are the “British” 3 prong Type G so unless you are coming from the United Kingdom you’ll need a converter.
Passport: No visa is required, but you will need a few things. You will need to show your return ticket and provide proof of your hotel accommodation. You will also need proof that you have sufficient funds of at least $150 per day. You can show them cash or your credit card balance. (Source: WikiTravel)
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