Friday, 4 July 2014

Seychelles in the Spotlight

Anse Lazio recognised as one of the Top Ten Beaches in the World

Trip Advisor, the world`s largest travel site, has recognized Anse Lazio beach on Praslin Island in the Seychelles as one of the 2014 winners of its Travelers` Choice ™ awards for Beaches.

“Picture perfect in every way. Gorgeous beach and the bluest water ever!” – This is how the site described Anse Lazio Beach which has always been seen as one of Seychelles` top beaches offering unrivaled swimming.

More than 320 beaches are recognized globally, with Seychelles` Anse Lazio Beach also earning recognition to be among the best. 

Other beaches that have also been listed in this Trip Advisor Travelers` Choice are: Baia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha in Brazil; Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; Flamenco Beach, Culebra in Puerto Rico; Rabbit Beach, Lampedusa in Italy; Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island in Australia; Playa de ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain; Hawaii`s Lanikai Beach, Kailua in Oahu; Rhossili Bay in Swansea Wales; and Playa Norte in Isla Mujeres Mexico.

Winners of the Travelers` Choice Beaches Award were chosen based on the quality and quantity of traveler reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.

Seychelles is renowned for its beaches that are described to be of exceptional beauty. The islands have a weather pattern that has given them the name of the islands with perpetual summer. The beaches of Seychelles are white and clean and lapped by the warm turquoise blue sea of the tropics. 

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, has welcomed the latest recognition of the island`s beaches. “We are known to be a country promoting eco-tourism since the launch of our tourism industry. We intensified our conservation approach declaring over 50% of our total land area as protected national parks and embarking on the sustainable tourism approach. Today the world at large is recognizing the tenacity with which the people of Seychelles have embraced the concept of being seen to be good custodians of the natural beauty of our mid-ocean islands,” said Minister St.Ange.

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