A brief overview
Anse Lazio is located on the northwest coast of Praslin Island in the Seychelles. It is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is a popular destination for tourists of all ages. To visit Anse Lazio, you will have to obtain an approved eTA Seychelles.
Anse Lazio is located on the northwest coast of Praslin. Once you arrive in the vicinity, you’ll need to walk a short distance to reach the beach. There are signs directing the visitors to Anse Lazio, and the path is well-marked.
If you travel from Mahé, you’ll need to take a domestic flight or a ferry to Praslin, where Anse Lazio is located. Domestic flights are available from Mahé to Praslin, and the flight duration is approximately 15 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a ferry from Mahé to Praslin, which takes around 1 hour. Once you reach Praslin, you have a few options to reach Anse Lazio:
- Taxi: You can hire a taxi from the airport or the ferry terminal to take you directly to Anse Lazio. Taxis are readily available on the island.
- Rental Car: Renting a car is a popular option on Praslin, as it offers flexibility and convenience. You can rent a car from the airport or various rental agencies on the island.
- Public Bus: Praslin has a public bus system that connects different parts of the island. You can take a bus from the airport or the ferry terminal to Anse Lazio, although the frequency of buses might be limited.
Anse Lazio is a public beach and is free to visit. However, facilities such as car parking, beach seats and umbrellas may be charged. To visit Anse Lazio, you will have to obtain the Seychelles online travel authorization – eTA which will allow you to visit all the beautiful beaches on all the islands.
When to Go?
Anse Lazio is a beautiful beach that can be enjoyed throughout the year, but the best time to visit can depend on your preferences and priorities.
Wildlife: The months from October to February are known as the nesting season for hawksbill turtles and green turtles in the Seychelles. Anse Lazio is a nesting site, and if you visit during this time, you might have the opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures laying their eggs or hatchlings making their way to the sea.
Things to Do
Anse Lazio is the perfect place for turtle watching. During the nesting season (October to February), the tourists can witness sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs or see baby turtles making their way to the sea. Local conservation efforts ensure the protection of these endangered species, and guided tours may be available to observe this incredible natural phenomenon.
The clear Seychelles’ waters attract snorkeling and swimming lovers. The beach is also perfect for picnicking. Anse Lazio’s natural beauty provides a fantastic backdrop for photography enthusiasts. Once on Anse Lazio, do not forget that the Vallée de Mai Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is where tourists can see unique palm forest and rare bird species.
What to Bring?
Do not forget the beach essentials – the beach umbrella and the towel, the sunscreen cream, the first aid kit, the hat, and the sunglasses. Since the place is perfect for picnicking, feel free to take light food and water, and your favorite board games!
Tips for Visiting
Arrive Early. Anse Lazio can get crowded, especially during peak tourist seasons or on weekends. To enjoy the beach in a more serene setting and secure a good spot, try to arrive early in the day before the crowds arrive.
Where to have lunch?
Anse Lazio itself doesn’t have any restaurants or eateries directly on the beach. However, there are several dining options nearby where you can enjoy a delicious meal after your beach activities.