Seychelles

Most instagrammable spots in Seychelles | Photo locations in Mahe, Praslin & La Digue

posted by Liza 11th January 2019 4 Comments
Praslin vs Mahe

Last updated on March 1st, 2019

Hey guys, it’s been almost three months since I published the last post from the series of the most Instagrammable spots and photo locations around the world. Now it’s time to share with you the most Instagrammable spots in Seychelles as well as the best photo locations in Mahe, Praslin and La Digue, the three main islands in Seychelles.

I just spent five fantastic days in Seychelles and managed to visit all the three islands in only five days, and it wasn’t tiring or exhausting. We managed to see almost everything in Seychelles, and I found Seychelles very beautiful and fantastic for taking photos. Before we start discussing the best locations for photos in Seychelles, I would like to share with you my post about my itinerary for 5 days in Seychelles (can easily be extended to 7 days or even 10 days) in case you haven’t finalised your Seychelles plans yet and the post about the best island to stay in Seychelles: Mahe, Praslin or La Digue (and what are the main differences between them).

In this post, however, I wanted to focus on the most Instagrammable places or the best photo locations in Seychelles. So without further ado, let’s get started!

Most Instagrammable spots in Seychelles

Most Instagrammable spots in Seychelles & the best photo locations in Mahe, La Digue & Praslin

Anse Source D’Argent in La Digue & the Reserve

My number one spot of the Instagrammable places in Seychelles is of, course, the Insta-famous beach Anse Source D’Argent and its surroundings. You need to pay around $9 to enter the reserve and be able to visit the beach; however, it’s worth it. Inside you can see amazing photogenic rocks, Tortoise rock, palm tree forest and of course, the beautiful sandy beach that is naturally divided into a few small areas. These are the photos you can take around the Anse Source D’Argent, and of course, you can be creative and shoot more. We also launched the drone from one of the sections of the beach, so it’s also great for that (don’t fly over the people though and respect everyone’s privacy).

Most Instagrammable spots in Seychelles

Grand Anse in La Digue

Another photogenic spot in Seychelles is the beach called Grand Anse in La Digue. Located just a short bike ride away from Anse Source D’Argent (not more than 20 min by bike), it’s a fabulous beach to take photos at. It’s generally not very crowded during the hours with the most active sun, because there are no palm trees and there’s no place to hide from the sun. We spent around 30 minutes at Grand Anse, but we managed to take quite a few shots at the rocks at the end of the beach, which appeared to be good for photos.

Grand Anse La Digue

If you’re interested, what gear do I use to take photos, I have Sony A7 III with Samyang 35 mm prime lens. I edit all my photos with Adobe Lightroom – it’s super easy to use and it allows to apply one preset (filter) to multiple photos. Check Adobe Lightroom out now!

Anse Takaman in La Digue

The last (but not least) easily accessible spot in La Digue is Anse Takaman. This beach could be a bit crowded. However, the rocks are almost always empty so that you can take some dreamy shots. Also, the view of the beach from the road is pretty nice so that you can take photos from there as well.

Anse Takaman

Vallee de Mai in Praslin & waterfall

Let’s switch to another island – Praslin, as we already discussed the best photo locations in La Digue in Seychelles. Praslin is a bigger island compared to La Digue, and there are more places to visit, however, the beaches in Praslin aren’t as photogenic as the ones in La Digue. One of the spots to take good photos in Praslin is the Nature Reserve Vallee de Mai, which is basically a giant jungle with beautiful palm trees. However, keep in mind the fact that the entrance to the reserve is not free and you will have to pay something like $25 per person (at least).

If you walk a bit further (down the road for around 15 minutes), you will see a beautiful waterfall, which I consider one of the best Instagrammable spots in Seychelles. The way to the waterfall isn’t nice, as you need to walk on the “highway” and there’s no place to park the car nearby, so you have to walk. However, the views and the photos are worth it, just be careful on the road.

Photo locations in Seychelles

Anse Lazio in Praslin

Another beautiful photo location in Seychelles is Anse Lazio, the beach that always makes it to the top beaches of the world. Anse Lazio is huge and has incredibly soft white sand and turquoise water. Anse Lazio is also perfect for swimming, and it has a couple of secluded sections at the left part of the beach, which you can reach by merely following a small path at the end of the beach. There are significantly fewer people in these sections, and you can take beautiful photos there.

Anse Lazio Photo locations in Seychelles

Fond Ferdinand in Praslin

Another location for photos in Seychelles is Fond Ferdinand also in Praslin. Fond Ferdinand is another Natural Reserve; however, it’s cheaper than Vallee de Mai and offers better views from the top. We haven’t been on the top, but the locals told us that the views are stunning (you can also check some photos on Tripadvisor here, which prove the point).

We also liked the lovely secluded beach near the entrance to the Fond Ferdinand. This beach is also photogenic and very very calm and quiet especially during the busy times in December and January. Again, there are beautiful rocks (you can always guess Seychelles in the photos based on these rocks and stones), so you can take some photos there. On this positive note, we’re finishing with the Instagrammable spots in Praslin.

Photo locations in Seychelles

Beachfront bars in Beau Vallon, Mahe

Another location that is not a beach (surprise, surprise), are a couple of beachfront bars in Beau Vallon in Mahe. Mahe is the biggest island and has numerous bars, restaurants and just places that could be considered photogenic. We liked some bars in the Beau Vallon area, e.g. Boat House and La Plage.

Photo locations in Mahe

Port Launay in Mahe

Port Launay in Mahe is, in my opinion, the best beach for swimming and snorkelling in Seychelles. If you have proper snorkelling gear and an action camera, you can try to take some great underwater photos and videos with the coral reef that is located in Port Launay.

Sunset in Mahe
Sunset in Mahe

Oscar’s Bar in Mahe

Another Instagrammable spot in Mahe is Oscar’s Bar, which is a beautiful beachfront bar located close to the Grand Anse in Mahe. It’s gorgeous during sunset and the day as well and has some great cocktails and dishes for dinner.

Del Place in Mahe (the best sunset) & the small island

Another one, the best Instagrammable spots in Seychelles, is the Del Place restaurant in Mahe in front of the tiny island, where you can easily walk during the day. Some areas of this island are currently closed because some Russian reality show is being filmed there; however, most of the parts are open to all visitors. Once you are done with the island, head to the restaurant Del Place around the sunset time (the restaurant opens for dinner at 6, but make sure to call and book a table in advance) to see a gorgeous sunset.

Del Place is not cheap, but the dishes were really tasty, and we enjoyed our second anniversary dinner in such a photogenic location.

Sunset in Mahe

Don’t forget to buy a good insect repellent for Seychelles (there are so many mosquitos) and the travel adaptor for the UK-plug

Surfer’s Bar for sunrise

If you like sunrise more than sunset, you need to see it on the opposite side of the island. On the last day, on the way to the airport, we stopped around the Surfer’s bar at the beach to take some photos of the beautiful rising sun. There were some photogenic palm trees, so the photos we took were lovely.

Best things to do in Mahe, Seychelles

Cascade Waterfall in Mahe

And the last, but not least of the most Instagrammable places in Mahe is the beautiful Cascade waterfall. You can swim in the waterfall and take some lovely photos there.

In order to see everything in Mahe and Praslin, you need to rent a car. You can check the availability on Rental Cars.

Okay, that was it with the most Instagrammable places in Seychelles: I hope you found some inspiration for a lovely photo shoot in Seychelles and now you know more about some beautiful photo locations. If you like reading about the photogenic locations all around the world, I have many posts in this category, feel free to check them out.

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Anonymous 13th February 2019 at 7:13 pm

What a wonderful blog. Very informative. Thank you for sharing your experience in Seychelles. Will be there 1st week of April. 😍

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