Anse Lazio Beach, Praslin Island

If you’re looking for the best beach on Praslin Island in the Seychelles, you’ve come to the right place. Introducing Anse Lazio – a tropical beach that looks like it’s been plucked from a postcard and brought to life. Located on the northwest of the island, Anse Lazio is consistently ranked as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

It’s often compared to the famous Anse Source d’Argent Beach on neighbouring La Digue Island. Like its famous counterpart, Anse Lazio’s huge granite boulders dominate the landscape and are fringed by coconut palms. The sand is white and soft between your toes and the water is incredibly clear. But that’s where the differences end. Anse Lazio Beach is huge – there is so much sand that you won’t need to worry about fighting with tourists for beach real estate. There is also a lot to explore. If you wander down the beach to the south end, you’ll find little coves that are easy to access. We spent most of our time at the first cove, taking drone shots and cooling off under the shady takamaka trees.

How to get to Anse Lazio Beach:

By car: Driving to Anse Lazio by car is the easiest option. We rented a Mini Moke and parked it in the shady carpark right near the entrance to the north end of the beach. There are three carparks in total as the beach is so long!

By shuttle: Some hotels offer shuttle services to Anse Lazio as it’s so famous, so check where you are staying.

By bus: There are public buses that go to Anse Lazio. You’ll need to get off at Anse Boudin and walk the rest of the way to the beach (about 20 minutes/1km). There is a flat fare of Rs 7.

TIL tip: Don’t forget your snorkel – the water is clear and teaming with tropical fish.

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