• Travel: Best beaches for making a splash
    You have the beachwear, now all you need is a place to parade it. These pristine stretches of coastline have it all – from the perfect seas to swim in by day, to relaxed beachside glamor by night. Welcome to your own special paradise. By MARK C.O’FLAHERTY

    Côte d’Or,

    Praslin, Seychelles

    Anse Source d’Argent may be the most photogenic beach in the Seychelles, but it can get crowded. Côte d’Or on Praslin is a better bet: the bright-blue sea and white sand seem limitless, so there is plenty of space. It is actually two ajoining beaches, Anse Volbert and Anse Gouvernement, and with many bars and cafés nearby, it’s popular with locals and tourists alike. The Paradise Sun (paradisesunhotel.com) is the area’s best luxe property for water proximity and the jaw-dropping view – snorkel in front of your chalet and imagine Côte d’Or is your private beach.

    The view of your dreams from Côte d’Or’s Paradise Sun hotel restaurant

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