The Seychelles islands are blessed with some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. In fact, a quick Google search of “the most photographed” or “the most photogenic” beach in the world will return many results for Anse Source D’argent on La Digue island. Many travelers will also list it as one of their most memorable places in the Seychelles.

As for me, my favorite one is Beau Vallon on the main island of Mahé. It is probably the most frequented beach on the island. Its white sand has been finely grounded throughout the ages. On a clear and sunny day, the waters will be composed of a wide gradient of blue. There’s also a lovely little restaurant built right on the sand where you can enjoy some delicious pizzas whilst gazing at the view of Silhouette island in the distance.

That’s not why I love this place though. I love it because it’s the only beach in the whole country that is clearly present in my childhood memories. It’s the only beach where I remember playing in the sand and digging for “tek tek” (small shellfish) with family and friends when I was still a kid. It’s the only beach that when mentioned, takes me right back to my childhood.


Christian is a Montreal based traveler and hobbyist photographer. He has a regular 9 to 5 job but will use his passport whenever he can. His photos are nothing to write home about but he likes to share them nonetheless. Talk to him about all things Japan. English is not his strong point so please let him know if you spot any mistakes.

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