The African continent has carved a unique place in international tourist trails. Indeed the vast African savannahs that are home to majestic lions among other animal species have made the region one of the most popular safari destinations. However did you know, that Africa offers more than just tribal culture and wildlife? The idyllic Seychelles islands offer visitors the ultimate beachside getaway with some hotels like AVANI Seychelles Barbarons Resort & Spa rivalling some of the most luxurious European resorts.
Former French and British colonies, the Republic of Seychelles comprises of 115 islands that lie 1500 kilometres off mainland Africa. Tourism continues to play a pivotal role in the country’s economy with many a luxury Seychelles Beach Resort taking advantage of the Islands’ breathtaking coastlines to woo high-end travellers. Blessed with year-round good weather and mesmerizing views of the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is the ideal coastal getaway.
Boasting pristine sands that border a brilliant, turquoise-blue ocean scattered with majestic rock formations, Seychelles has some of the best beaches in the world including the famous Anse Source D’Argent beach and Praslin Island’s Anse Lazio beach. If you want to escape from the crowd and enjoy blissful tranquillity, visit the sheltered beaches of Anse Major and Anse A La Mouche beaches in Mahe Island. Enjoy a swim in the calm waters of Anse Aux Pins and Turtle Bay before venturing to Anse Boileau beach in Mahe’s south-western coast for snorkelling. Spend a quiet afternoon in Port Launay bay, Seychelles’ Marine National Park, and be amazed by the colourful fish and corals found there.
Although many of Seychelles beaches are ideal for relaxation, there are some that aim to thrill action seekers. The large waves of Anse Intendance are a surfer’s paradise as the absence of a reef creates tall waves that are perfect for surfing. Lined by luxury beachside resorts and water sports and diving centres, the bustling Beau Vallon beach is not merely for sunbathers. However, few surpass the joy of visiting Anse Bonnet Carré beach, accessible only by foot to discover an isolated beach that looks towards the breathtaking sea.
Chandrishan Williams is a travel writer who writes under the pen name, Caleb Falcon. He specializes in writing content based on the many exciting world adventures that await intrepid travellers.