Seychelles, renowned for its beaches that are described to be of exceptional beauty, has received an award from Trip Advisor at the 2014 Travelers' Choice (TM) Awards for Beaches.
Anse Lazio beach on Praslin Island in the Seychelles is listed at the TripAdvisor’s 2014 Travelers' Choice (TM) Awards for Beaches.
Other beaches that have also been listed in this Trip Advisor Travelers' Choice:- 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 traveller reviews and ratings for beaches on TripAdvisor gathered over a 12-month period.
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 are as protected National Parks and embarking on the sustainable tourism approach. Today the world at large are recognising 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.