Location: East Africa
If you are looking for the best beaches in Africa then Seychelles should definitely top your list. It is not the most standard destination as it is a little off the beaten track. This stunning archipelago lies in the middle of the Indian Ocean 1,500km from the mainland of East Africa. Unfortunately many travelers think the Seychelles is a place for the rich and famous only and out of reach for the normal traveler, but even here you can travel on a budget.
There are affordable guesthouses and local food and transportation is not too expensive either. Who thinks Seychelles is a boring beach destination is wrong! In the mountainous inlands you can find amazing bush hikes with waterfalls and jungle treks. There are also a dozen coastal walks that connect those gorgeous bays. Of course you have to make sure to go to Le Digue the most famous boulder beach of the Seychelles with the crystal clear water that is shown on almost every postcard from this country.