10 Breathtaking Beaches on Praslin, Seychelles (+ Map!)

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Are you looking for the best beaches on Praslin island in the Seychelles? This guide uncovers my favorites (along with other popular ones). Keep reading!

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🇸🇨 Top activities and tours in the Seychelles:

  1. Day trip from Mahe to La Digue and Praslin (top-rated day tour)
  2. Customizable private tour of Mahe island (brilliant – I did this!)
  3. Day trip to Moyenne from Mahe (includes snorkeling)

🛌🏻 Places I stayed in the Seychelles:

  1. Chez Bea Luxury Villa (my lodging on Praslin)
  2. Oceanic View Apartments (my lodging in Beau Vallon on Mahe)
  3. Chalets Anse Reunion (my lodging on La Digue)

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These Praslin beaches are located in various places on the island and I recommend visiting as many of them as you can!

Best beaches on Praslin (Seychelles)
Best beaches on Praslin (Seychelles)

Did I miss any of the best Praslin beaches in this guide? Let me know your favorites in the comments. Thanks!

Best Beaches on Praslin

1. Anse Lazio

Anse Lazio is undoubtedly one of the best beaches on Praslin. Famous for its lapis lazuli waters, pristine white sands, and striking boulders, the beauty of this place is undeniable and it offers something for everyone.

Snorkeling is popular at Anse Lazio as the water is so clear. If you’re lucky, you may even spot turtles!

Anse Lazio- one of the most famous Praslin beaches
Anse Lazio- one of the most famous Praslin beaches

It’s also a great beach for swimming, especially for families, as there’s sometimes a lifeguard present. Just be aware that the water gets deep quickly. 

After taking a dip or sunbathing, head to Mabuya Restaurant. This place is known for its delicious food, tasty cocktails, and awesome service.

If you want to stay nearby, check out Anse Lazio Lodge. This beachfront property offers gorgeous suites, an on-site restaurant, and a beautiful garden area where guests can relax. 

2. Cote D’Or Beach (Anse Volbert)

Cote D’Or Beach (also known as Anse Volbert) boasts a central location alongside Anse Volbert Village.

At 2600 meters (1.6 miles) long, it’s the island’s longest beach and is also one of the most popular, so you can expect crowds here. 

The highlight of visiting Anse Volbert is that there’s something for everyone. Thanks to the calm waves, this beach is an excellent swimming spot. Watersports are also popular here, including surfing, windsurfing, sailing, and scuba diving.

Cote D'Or Beach
Cote D’Or Beach

Just be aware that vendors will approach you with boat tours, but some don’t have an official license, so it’s best to book these elsewhere. 

Cote D’Or Beach is the perfect destination for a luxury getaway, with Les Lauriers Eco Hotel located here.

This place offers excellent facilities, including an outdoor pool, restaurant, and bar, and they prioritize responsible travel.

3. Anse Georgette

Anse Georgette is also a fantastic choice and is one of Praslin’s most popular beaches. With its swaying palm trees, turquoise waters, and pristine white sands, it’s one of the Seychelle’s most beautiful spots. 

Anse Georgette is a great place for sunbathing, as there’s natural shade for when you need a break from the heat.

Anse Georgette
Anse Georgette

Snorkeling is also popular here, and you can rent equipment from the nearby hotel if you don’t have any yourself. 

Just make sure children are supervised at all times, as the water does get deep quickly!

Anse Georgette
Anse Georgette

To visit, you need to call the Constance Lemuria Resort in advance.

They sometimes limit people if the beach is too busy, and you’ll then need to walk over the golf course to reach Anse Georgette. It’s around a 20–30 minute walk. 

4. Anse Boudin

Anse Boudin is another of the best beaches on Praslin. Unlike many others in this guide, you can appreciate the local life here as you watch fishermen head out in their boats, and locals playing a game of football on the shore. 

This beach is also perfect for families, as the waters are extremely shallow, especially at low tide, making it a great swimming spot for young children. 

Anse Boudin
Anse Boudin

At Anse Boudin, you’ll find an excursion counter that offers boat trips to the islands of Curieuse (worth visiting) and Cousin (worth visiting if mosquitoes hold a special place in your heart), so this place does have something for everyone! 

If you’re after a luxurious getaway in the Seychelles, then check out Raffles Seychelles, which is located here.

This hotel offers luxurious villas with a private pool, along with fantastic facilities including an on-site spa, fitness center, and several dining options.

5. Anse La Farine

Next up is Anse La Farine, one of the quieter beaches on Praslin. Although visitors used to come here from the now-derelict hotel, this beach is only accessible by boat or jungle hike, so it doesn’t attract many visitors nowadays.

That’s all part of the beach’s charm, as you may even get this spot to yourself! 

Anse La Farine
Anse La Farine

Anse La Farine is protected by a coral reef, so it offers calm, shallow waters, perfect for those looking to swim.

It’s also a fantastic spot for snorkeling as the sea is so clear, but you’ll need your own equipment since the Emerald Cove Hotel has been shut for years.

The one thing to mention is that you’ll need to time your visit appropriately. At high tide, the beach can disappear depending on conditions so there will be nowhere to relax. 

6. Petite Anse Kerlan 

Petite Anse Kerlan is found in the northwest of Praslin, just a 10-minute drive from the island’s airport.

Boasting high boulders, epic coastal views, and plenty of natural shade, this beach is perfect for keen sunbathers. 

Petite Anse Kerlan 
Petite Anse Kerlan

Petite Anse Kerlan is also a great spot for families, especially those who are staying at the nearby resort, as the waters are calm and shallow. Again, you’ll just need to be cautious of high tide, as there will be less room. 

As with Anse Georgette, you’ll need to ring the Constance Lemuria Resort in advance for access, as you’ll be crossing private land to reach the beach.

Alternatively, if you have no luck, book a reservation at The Nest Restaurant or Takamaka Beach Bar, which are located right along the beach.

7. Anse Possession

Anse Possession is located between Anse Pasiquière and Anse Petite Coeur in the northeast of Praslin. It is a Seychelles hidden gem and worth visiting!

It’s just a 5-minute drive from Anse Volbert Village too, so is easily accessible, especially for those with rental cars. 

This beach is another great spot for families, as the water is very shallow, making it great for paddling and swimming. The drop-off is quite a way out too, making it safe for even nervous swimmers. 

Anse Possession
Anse Possession

Due to the various guesthouses in the area, you’ll find that the east end of Anse Possession tends to be busier. For those looking to appreciate the beach’s laid-back vibe, head to the west end instead. 

If you want to stay along the beachfront, check out Villa Face Mer. This place offers spacious sea-view apartments sleeping up to 6 people, and they feature an outside terrace area that overlooks the Indian Ocean. 

8. Anse Gouvernement

Next up is Anse Gouvernement, which stretches for around 600 meters (about 1/3 of a mile). Compared to some of Praslin’s other beaches, this place is relatively quiet, apart from guests who are staying at the nearby hotels. 

Thanks to the area’s shallow waters and calm waves, Anse Gouvernement is an excellent swimming spot. It’s also a great beach for snorkeling, especially as you can hire equipment nearby. If you’re a keen sunbather, there’s plenty of space to catch some rays, as well as natural shade provided by the swaying palm trees. 

Hotel L’Archipel is located right along this beach and is known for its gorgeous suites and excellent facilities, which include an outdoor swimming pool, beachside restaurant, and pool bar. 

If arriving by land, you may need permission from the nearby hotels as you’ll be crossing private land. Alternatively, you can arrive by boat. 

9. Anse Kerlan

Anse Kerlan is just a short drive from the airport and is located near Petite Anse Kerlan.

It’s more of a collection of small beaches, so it is generally pretty quiet, making it a great option for those after a secluded spot. 

Anse Kerlan
Anse Kerlan

From here, you’ll be treated to striking views of the Curieuse and Cousin islands. It’s also a fantastic spot for watching the sun go down. 

Despite relatively strong currents, Anse Kerlan is typically suitable for swimming, although you’ll want to check out the conditions first. Windsurfing is another popular activity at this beach, or you can just kick back and relax.

For those looking to stay near Anse Kerlan, there are various accommodation options. Treasure Island Retreat is one of my top picks, as it offers sea-view apartments, BBQ facilities, and a garden area. 

10. Petite Anse Lazio

Finally, we have Petite Anse Lazio, one of Praslin’s more hidden gems. With turquoise waters, white sands, and swaying palms, this beach is undeniably beautiful, making it a great place to take photographs (especially if you have a drone).

Petite Anse Lazio is just a 10-minute hike from Anse Lazio, so you’ll be close to plenty of amenities. If you decide you want something to eat, you can simply head back to Mabuya Restaurant.

Petite Anse Lazio
Petite Anse Lazio

The great thing about this beach is that it doesn’t attract many people. You may even get this place all to yourself. Just make sure you don’t visit during high tide, as there won’t be much room to sunbathe. 

As you’ll be hiking to get here, you’ll need sturdy shoes. Sometimes there are sharp pieces of coral lining the beach too. 

Best Praslin Beaches: On a Map!

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