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Anse Source d'Argent

Country
Seychelles
State
Seychelles (General)
City
Anse Source d'Argent
Type of Location
Beach
About Location

For some people, Anse Source d’Argent is the most beautiful beach in the world. And it is somewhat understandable: the beauty of the place is just breathtaking so it is little surprise that it is also one of the most photographed beaches around the globe. Anse Source d’Argent is located on the North coast of the stunning La Digue Island, the 3rd largest island of the Seychelles. The cluster of  155 islands scattered in the clear waters of the Indian Ocean lies to the northeast of Madagascar, some 1600km (1000mi) off the western coast of Africa. Considered an absolute tropical heaven, the Seychelles are one of the world’s most sought-after touristic destination.



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How to Reach

By Air

The Seychelles International Airport (384400), about 8km south of Victoria, is the only ­international airport in the Seychelles.

Air Seychelles  takes care of all interisland flights, whether scheduled or charter. The only scheduled services are between Mahé and Praslin, with around 20 flights per day in each direction. The fare for the 15-minute hop is  The luggage limit is only 20kg  Air Seychelles also flies to Alphonse, Bird, Denis, Desroches, Frégate and North Islands, but on a charter basis – these flights are handled directly by the hotel on the island.

By Boat

The strict controls imposed on cruising yachts in the early 1990s have been gradually lifted and rules and regulations are no longer so complicated. However, some restrictions remain in force, mostly for the sake of environmental protection as most of the islands are surrounded by coral reefs near the surface.

By Bus

Seychelles Public Transport Corporation (SPTC) runs daily bus services on the islands of Praslin and Mahe from morning to evening on nearly every available road on the island. The bus usually passes by every 15 minutes.
Although the bus will get you there, the schedules aren't tight and the drivers are a bit bold on the very narrow roads if you're a nervous passenger.

Key places to visit
Aride Island, Bird Island, Vallee de Mai, Mahe, Ste Anne National Marine Park


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Places to Visit

Aride Island

Aride Island is most unspoilled of all island in Seychelles and is located 10 km North of Praslin. Aride Island is also home to rare species of flora including Wright Gardenia. Water surrounding Aride Island are rich in fish life such Dolphins and Hawksbill

Bird Island

Bird Island is situated 28 miles from Denis Island. Bird Island Lodge is situated 30 minute flight from Mahe, Bird Island is Seychelles most northly island, surrounded by sparkling white beaches and crystal blue waters.

Mahe

Mahe measuring 28 km long by 8 km wide, is the largest island in Seychelles. Mahe is tranportation hub for island-hop and day excursion to neighbouring islands and all other islands within Seychelles.

Vallee de Mai

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the valley contains a prehistoric forest that contains 4,000 examples of the giant coco de mer fruit palm (unique to Seychelles), vanilla orchids, palmiste, latanier, splayed traveller's palm and Chinese fans. The trees form an overhead canopy, and large prehistoric boulders are strewn over the forest floor.

The valley is home to many species of lizards and rare birds such as the Seychelles bulbul, fruit pigeon and the national bird of Seychelles, the black parrot. A nature trail is marked and rated an Easy hike. It takes from 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on your route.

Ste Anne National Marine Park

Ste Anne National Marine Park is enjoyed for its glass-bottom boats and snorkeling though visitors are prohibit from fishing or collecting shells or corals. It became the first national park in the Indian Ocean in 1973. Covering six islands off the coast of Mahe near Victoria, four of the islands, Beacon, Round, Cerf and Moyenne, are open to public.

Ste Anne Island, an important nesting site for hawksbill turtles, is closed though a planned hotel would open it to the public. This granite island features a peak rising 246m/800ft above the surrounding thick tropical vegetation. In spite of it mangroves and crocodiles, the island was the site of a 1770 French settlement, the first in the Seychelles.

Right Time to Visit

December - January
July - August

Temperature

April - June -> 31(°C) - Summer
July - September -> 24(°C) - Winter


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