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Beach "Anse à la Mouche" · Mahé

  • Anse à la Mouche, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The incredibly calm, shallow water, along with the beautiful scenery that is great for photographers both during the day and at sunset.

Facts:

  • 1450m x 12m - some visitors
  • Shallow water - seaweed present June to September
  • Beach disappears at high tide - extremely calm water
  • Beautiful family-friendly beach in the south-west of Mahé
  • Calm water makes it great for swimming and snorkelling

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Large, calm bay on the south-east coast of Mahé, the Seychelles’ largest island.
  • Ideal for families thanks to its shallow water, plentiful shade, and easy-access.
  • Shops and restaurants can be found nearby, allowing you to enjoy a delicious meal or stock up on supplies for a beach picnic.
  • Plentiful shade ensures that there is protection from the sun.
  • Easy-access via car or bus.

Description:

Anse à la Mouche is a long, curved bay in the south-west of Mahé, the Seychelles largest island. Its size ensures that there are usually some visitors there, in stark contrast to many of the Seychelles’ other deserted beaches. That said, this is not a drawback, as the beach is plenty large enough for everyone to find a spot to relax in, either on the sand or under one of the trees that line the beach.

Getting to Anse à la Mouche is unproblematic thanks to its proximity to a main road. This ensures that visitors can reach the beach by car or bus. Although parking along the road is limited, there are some spaces, and the bus stop is near the beach on the main road, ensuring a swift journey from bus to beach. As with almost all the Seychelles’ beaches, the beach is completely open to the public, so there’s nothing to stop you enjoying a trip to Anse à la Mouche.

Once there, you’ll be surprised at just how shallow and calm the ocean surface is. These conditions lend themselves very well to swimming and snorkelling, with the water being safe even for unconfident swimmers and children, as long as they stay close to the shore. Besides that, you will sometimes see people windsurfing or kitesurfing across the ocean surface, or even trying their hand at some fishing. In terms of facilities, there are some shops and restaurants nearby, so you can spend the day at the beach before enjoying a delicious evening meal just a short walk away.

In fact, evenings on Anse à la Mouche are especially special thanks to the gorgeous sunset views from the beach. For any budding photographers amongst you, these sunset vistas will also make a great photograph to go along with your memories of a fantastic beach day at Anse à la Mouche.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Kaz Kreol Restaurant
    • creole, asian 
    •  
    • 0.7 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 37 16 80
      E-mail:
      chefinparadise@hotmail.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 8.30am - 9.30pm
      Fri-Sun: until 10.30pm
      Address:
      Anse Royale
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This small beach pizzeria is located right on Anse Royale in the south of Mahé. Those looking for something to keep the hunger at bay, or something to enjoy as the day fades away, will find delicious Italian, Creole, and Chinese dishes here.

    • Le Jardin du Roi
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 442 Reviews  
    • 1.5 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 37 13 13
      E-mail:
      brymich@seychelles.net
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 10am - 5.30pm
      Address:
      Domaine de L'enfoncement, Anse Royale, Victoria
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Surrounded by a spice garden which started up in the eighteenth century to provide herbs and spices for the French colony, is the beautiul Jardin du Roi restaurant. Fans of nature will feel right at home here, and can enjoy a wander through the botanical garden, followed by a delicious meal, prepared using the very spices they find in the garden! The menu is à la carte.

    • Café Lazare Restaurant
    • creole, international, asian 
    •  
    • 1.5 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 38 66 66
      E-mail:
      cafelazare.seychelles@kempinski.com
      Website:
      www.kempinski.com/en/baie-lazare/seychelles-resort/dining/restaurants/cafe-lazare/
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7am - 10.30am,
      7pm - 10.30 pm
      Address:
      Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Baie Lazare, Victoria
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Open Air Restaurant is located in the Kempinski Seychelles resort, and is the ideal place to enjoy exquisite cuisine in beautiful surroundings. Whether you partake in a delicious breakfast, varied buffet, or simply a coffee, you'll find that this restaurant has something to offer everyone.

    • Restaurant L'Indochine
    • creole, asian 
    • 4.5 of 5 70 Reviews  
    • 1.5 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 38 66 52
      E-mail:
      lindochine.seychelles@kempinski.com
      Website:
      www.kempinski.com/en/baie-lazare/seychelles-resort/dining
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7pm - 10.30pm
      Address:
      Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Baie Lazare, Victoria
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This restaurant is located in the Kempinski Resort in the south-west of Mahé, and specialises in seafood. Anyone looking for first-class cuisine should try this restaurant out. Reservation recommended.

    • Lazare Picault Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 2.5 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 36 11 11
      E-mail:
      lazarpco@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.lazarepicaulthotel.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat: 6.30pm - 9pm
      (Sundays closed)
      Address:
      Baie Lazare
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Try a bit of the exotic thanks to the Creole cuisine on offer here. Fish curries, chutneys, and lovingly-prepared seafood dishes are amongst the best dishes you can try here.

    • Anse Soleil Café
    • creole 
    • 3.0 of 5 359 Reviews  
    • 2.8 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 36 10 85
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 10am - 8pm
      Address:
      Anse Soleil
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Anse Soleil Café is located on one of the most beautiful beaches on Mahé, and draws its guests in thanks to its incredible Creole cuisine, the aroma of which is carried by the sea breeze all around the restaurant. Guests can also enjoy the breathtaking view from the restaurant as they eat.

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