Situated in the north west of the island, Anse Lazio is a truly special beach. Although it is a tourist favourite, it never feels overcrowded. If you’re looking for solitude, arrive early in the morning and you may be lucky enough to get the beach to yourself. Swimming is generally very safe at Anse Lazio, but be aware that waves can be strong even on seemingly calm days. For those who prefer to relax on the sand, huge Takamaka trees provide much welcomed shade along the 500m beach.
Anse Lazio | © Bjørn Christian Tørrissen / wikimedia commons
It’s an easy drive to Anse Lazio, with signposts helpfully guiding the way and a car park ready for your arrival. A bus can also take you most of the way — but will leave you with a steep hill to walk back up on the way home.
When arriving at Anse Lazio, it is impossible to miss the giant net off to the right hand side. This was placed as a result of the two fatal shark attacks in 2011 — the first in 50 years. Initially, bathers favoured to swim within the parameters of the net after it was set up. Now, people tend to swim across the whole of Anse Lazio again. There are two beach restaurants on the beach, Bonbon Plume and Le Chevalier. The food at Bonbon Plume is some of the best Creole food you will find on the island.
Anse Lazio, Seychelles