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Anse Georgette Beach
Anse Georgette is one of the two most beautiful beaches on Praslin. with turquoise ocean water, pristine white sand, and incredible palm trees. Despite Seychelles’ growing popularity as a tourist destination, Anse Georgette has maintained its sense of seclusion, making it an ideal place for those seeking privacy. Both the resort and the beach can be found on Praslin’s northwest coast, about 3 miles north of the Praslin Airport.
Anse Georgette, Constance Lemuria Resort hotel
Anse Georgette is owned by Constance Lemuria Resort hotel near the beach, but Anse Georgette is open to all. Entry into this place is free of cost even if you’re not a guest at the resort, however, prior booking is recommended. The hotel offers golf-cart transfers to Anse Georgette on a frequent basis. Non-guests should inform the hotel of the visit, as only 30 non-guests are allowed on the beach at any given time, and then make the 30-minute walk down to the hotel yourself. Guests of the resort can rent snorkelling equipment from the hotel itself in order to fully enjoy the beautiful underwater world of the island. There is also a golf course in the hotel premises.
Anse Georgette, Residence Praslinoise
In the island there is also a far more affordable Residence Praslinoise, who will arrange entry for you into Constance Lemuria. This property is 2 minutes walk from the beach and is close to restaurants and shops. The self-catering accommodations here will provide you with air conditioning and a kitchenette. Barbecue facilities are also available. A damage deposit of EUR 100 is required on arrival. This will be collected by credit card. On check-out your deposit will be refunded in full via credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.
Alternatively, it is also possible to reach Anse Georgette by boat, with some sailing tours stopping in this beautiful bay to enjoy the scenery.
The water does get deep rather quickly, however, as there is no protection from an offshore coral reef, so children and unconfident swimmers should be supervised at all times in the water.
When to visit Anse Georgette
Northeastern monsoons dominate from December to April in the Seychelles. It is quite hot and humid, with heavy rains with air temperature reaching a maximum of 33 °C. Water in the ocean warms up to + 30 °C. From June to October, the southeast monsoons prevail with humidity lowering significantly, along with the temperature lowering to + 27-29 °C.
The best time for swimming, diving, snorkeling is October and November, as well as the period from February to May. For surfing and sailing, October to March would be the best time.
For more information, visit the Seychelles Tourism Board’s Anse Georgette page or the Constance Lemuria Resort’s website.