Anse Source d'Argent, La Digue, Seychelles

  Anse Source d'Argent is a ribbon of white sand on the Seychelles third-largest island, La Dique, mixes white and flamingo-pink sands to create one of the most photographed beaches in the world. La Dique is also the most preferred beach for movie makers in Asia. Water in this beach is calm because of the reef, so make the most of rental snorkels to explore the shallow waters, after which you can explore inland granite boulders. To reach here from the Seychelles main island of Mahe, take a ferry to the jetty at La Passe, on La Dique Island. Theres a small entrance fee for non-residents.

   With their dramatic rock formations, the beaches of La Digue Island frequently top the lists for being among the best in the world, but its hard to go wrong with any of the beaches in the Seychelles. Tourists should take time to island-hop, from the main island of Mahe to the smaller, picturesque Praslin. As you drive around the nearly deserted island of Praslin, youll see one perfect, deserted beach after the other, with nary a footprint in the sand. The water is absolutely clear, flat and warm, and some of the best beaches are at lagoons such as Anse Lazio, which also has a superb seaside Creole restaurant, called Bon Bon Plume.

   The Seychelles islands in general have a warm temperature all year round, thanks to their location near the equator, they get frequent showers and sometimes heavy rainfall. On La Digue, rainfall can be very heavy, but it usually lasts for just one hour or less. The day temperatures on La Digue normally stay between 24°C and 32°C and the nights do not get too much colder than that. Most of the rainfall occurs from October to March and least rainfall is recorded July.