Fairyland Beach

Beach in East Coast

Most of the Seychelles' postcard-stunning beaches are on Praslin and La Digue, but Fairyland Beach when seen from the south is a real looker, with a lovely arc of sand fringed with palm trees and granite boulders. Sadly, it's not a great beach for swimming – waters are shallow and there's plenty of algae, Mahé's east coast curse. There's good snorkelling around tiny Île Souris, just offshore.