Anse Lazio, Seychelles Overview

Anse Lazio is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world located on Praslin Island. The turquoise sea, soft white sands, boulder-strewn areas and the backdrop of lush green tropical trees make it a picturesque setting. Anse Lazio is ideal for snorkelling, deep-sea fishing, swimming and photography.

The Anse Lazio beach measures only 600 meters in length and 25 meters in breadth and the waters here get deep quickly. It has a designated swimming area with a net and a lifeguard on duty. Restaurants and shops are available at both ends of the beach. The area starts to become crowded slowly as the sun climbs, so try to reach Anse Lazio by 9 AM or earlier to experience it in relative solitude. There are three parking areas here making it convenient to reach the beach by car.

Anse Lazio Highlights

1. Snorkelling

The crystal blue waters of the surrounding Indian Ocean are clear enough for a great snorkelling experience. Look for charters offering some tasty barbeques along with refreshing swims in the warm wat (Read More)ers and enjoying the spectacular underwater vistas. Also, there are secluded coves and pockets in the sea around Anse Lazio beach where you can see unique flora and fauna of the ocean in their glory.

2. Deep-Sea Fishing

For those looking for day-long travel on the seas, deep-sea fishing is a great way to combine sports and sightseeing. Charter a boat for going far into the sea and enjoy the sun in solitude while enga (Read More)ging in sport fishing. Enjoy the surrounding seascapes and finish your tour with a scintillating sunset-at-sea view from your boat.

3. Honesty Bar

The Honesty Bar located at Anse Lazio beach does not employ a waiter, waitress or barmen. The customers can simply serve themselves and pay for what they eat. It overlooks a small alcove providing a b (Read More)eautiful backdrop to enjoy a drink or two.

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How To Reach Anse Lazio

Tourists will be comfortable with flying to Praslin Island Airport from Mahe, or you can take one of the high-speed boat services that connect the main islands in Seychelles. The picturesque ride on the turboprop plane to Praslin takes about 15 minutes, whereas you will get there in 50 minutes or more while travelling through sea.

Praslin Island has a pretty efficient bus service that can take you to Anse Lazio, even though the bus stop is somewhat removed from the actual beach. But you will enjoy the walk through green tropical trees and vegetation and may see the famous Coco-De-Mer tree, an endemic palm species that bears the largest seeds and flowers among its species in the world.

Alternatively, you can hire a taxi or rent a car for the day; there are three parking spots available near Anse Lazio.
Bicycling through the hilly green trails to reach Anse Lazio is another fun way to travel while taking your time to appreciate the surrounding nature’s beauty.

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