We all get excited about finding, enjoying and photographing the best beaches in the world, but with so many shores and such infinite options, how can we be objective about what the best tropical destinations. I will tell you right now: it's simply impossible. They say that the beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder and right they are. But for what is worth, I've decided to tell you, what are the best beaches in the world, according to my humble opinion. Yes, they are in the Seychelles as you might have guessed, and no...the top one is not Anse Source d'Argent.
What to expect from the best beaches in the world?
In the Seychelles, I enjoyed 30C daily. Even during cloudy days, the temperatures were high. It was beautiful. Of course I'm bound to say that, coming from the city of Bristol, anything but rain and cold sounds good to me.
A great beach will have white, fine sand and crystal clear water. Ideally the beaches need to be lined with tropical, lush vegetation. Most famous beaches will offer all these, but note that they are the ones which tend to be busy.
What are the world best beaches?
I believe that it would be impossible to find beaches which are more beautiful than those in the Seychelles. The sands are fine, the blue waters are rich in marine life and the weather makes it perfect for swimming and snorkeling all year round. Hard to beat that, right? Beyond all these, the Seychelles look incredible. If you ever came across that perfect HD beach wallpaper, chances are, it was photographed in the Seychelles. I would have never imagined such place could be real. If paradise exists, then it's a plane ticket away to the Seychelles.
Seychelles is amongst the best holiday destinations and it is home to some of the best beaches in the world, with Anse Source d'Argent being amongst the most renowned. I travelled to Mahé, Praslin and La Digue and here are the best beaches in the Seychelles according to my personal preference.
In fifth place is... Petite Anse (La Digue)
Think of a white sandy beach, with crystal clear water, massive waves, all lined with granite boulders and wild tropical jungle; this sums up the Petite Anse on La Digue. It's quite difficult to reach this beach, expect to walk or cycle for quite sometime. Also, please respect the signs which state there is no swimming allowed at any time, due to incredibly strong currents. The waves are massive!
In fourth place is... Anse Patates (La Digue)
I stumbled across this beach by complete coincidence as I was enjoying a relaxing evening walk. I've visited almost all beaches on La Digue (apart from Anse Cocos which I couldn't get to on foot), and although I liked most of them, none compared to this super tiny beauty, Anse Patates. Unfortunately what I found with La Digue is that most beaches tend to be busy. Even the so called secluded ones, even the ones with crazy massive waves: there was no such thing as a quiet paradise corner. However, in terms of looks, Anse Patates is definitely a real gem.
In third place is... Anse Georgette (Praslin)
To access Anse Georgette you need to either stay at the luxurious Constance Lemuria, or make a reservation at your hotel reception 24 hours in advance. They are strict, I know. Unfortunately, during my stay in the Seychelles, Constance Lemuria was undergoing a refurbishment, which meant I couldn't have stayed there even if I wanted to. Nonetheless, the beach was still open to the general public, so naturally I wanted to check it out. Amazing doesn't even cover it. Again, sandy beaches, crystal clear water, and an incredibly abundant marine life. I mean, I was literally swimming with colourful fish. Amazing beach trip? Absolutely!
In second place is... Anse Lazio (Praslin)
I absolutely loved Anse Lazio. However, although Anse Lazio is more visually appealing and way bigger than my favorite beach in the world (see bellow), it's also more popular, not as neatly maintained and of course has no free wifi. Anse Lazio is amazing as the water is incredible for snorkeling and swimming. On my second day at Anse Lazio, I've had the pleasure of swimming with sting rays and tons of different fish. In terms of looks, Anse Lazio ticks all the boxes.
In first place is... Petite Anse (Mahé)
And the winner is.... Petite Anse! Ladies and gentlemen, this is, in my opinion, the most beautiful beach in the world. Petite Anse on Mahé is a private beach, part of the Four Seasons Hotel. Worry not, even if you don't stay in the Four Seasons, you can access the beach. Simply park the car outside of the hotel and talk to the staff at the gate. Fill in your name, your address in the Seychelles, the date and the time and enjoy one of the worlds best beaches. Why is it so amazing? Because the sand is perfectly white and incredibly fine, the water is crystal clear and superb for swimming and snorkeling, the beach is lined with tropical lush vegetation and you have access to free wifi. To me this was a great bonus as I could work during lunch hours whilst chilling on the beach. Yup, that's right, this was the only beach with wifi I could find in the Seychelles. Practical paradise. There are facilities such as toilets, restaurants and bars as part of the Four Seasons Hotel. Petite Anse is one of the best beaches for sunsets too. Sheer perfection.
Do you agree with my world best beach or have a different favorite which I should be aware of? Please let me know in the comments section bellow.