Anse Lazio, Praslin

Anse Lazio

A brief overview

Walking trail from Anse Boudin

Accessible by car and public transport

Perfect for swimming and snorkeling, and sea animals watchers

1500m x 50m – Anse Lazio can get crowded

Car park near the beach

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.

Information

Between May to October the water temperature is between 25 to 30°C / 77 to 86°F.

Seaweed is sometimes present in the area and on the beach.

To avoid crowds at Anse Lazio, visit the beach early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

A small restaurant is located near the beach that serves a variety of local and international cuisine.

Getting There

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.

Entrance fee

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.

Weather: The Seychelles has a tropical climate, with warm temperatures and high humidity year-round.

Crowds: Anse Lazio is a popular beach, and it can get crowded during the peak tourist season, especially from December to February. If you prefer a quieter and more secluded experience, you might consider visiting during the shoulder seasons (May to June or September to October) when the weather is still favorable, but there are fewer visitors.

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.

Nearby Hotels and Resorts: If you’re staying at a hotel or resort near Anse Lazio, you can explore the dining options available within your accommodation. Many hotels and resorts on Praslin Island have on-site restaurants offering a variety of cuisines, from local flavors to international dishes.

Bonbon Plume Restaurant: Located just a short distance from Anse Lazio, Bonbon Plume Restaurant offers Creole and international cuisine in a picturesque setting. You can savor fresh seafood, grilled specialties, and traditional Seychellois dishes while enjoying views of the surrounding tropical garden. The restaurant provides a relaxing and laid-back atmosphere.

Pirogue Restaurant & Bar: Situated in Côte d’Or, which is not far from Anse Lazio, Pirogue Restaurant & Bar offers a blend of Creole and international cuisine. Enjoy a range of dishes, including seafood, grilled meats, and vegetarian options. The restaurant has indoor and outdoor seating, and its beachfront location provides a beautiful setting for a meal.

Les Lauriers Restaurant: Located in Grand Anse, this restaurant offers a tranquil atmosphere and serves a variety of dishes, including local Creole specialties and international cuisine. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor seating options, and its charming garden setting provides a relaxed dining experience.

Anse Boudin Restaurant: Situated near Anse Boudin beach, which is within walking distance from Anse Lazio, this restaurant serves Seychellois and international cuisine. It offers a casual dining experience with a cozy ambiance and an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy your meal.

Anse Boudin Restaurant: Situated near Anse Boudin beach, which is within walking distance from Anse Lazio, this restaurant serves Seychellois and international cuisine. It offers a casual dining experience with a cozy ambiance and an outdoor terrace where you can enjoy your meal.

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