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*From October 2017

Beach "Anse aux Pins" · Mahé

  • Anse aux Pins, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop

Highlights:

Nearby attractions such as a 9-hole golf course and the Domaine de Val des Près craft village ensure that Anse aux Pins and its surrounding area have plenty to offer the Seychelles holidaymaker.

Facts:

  • 1100m x 15m - not many visitors
  • Shallow water - seaweed June to September
  • Normal tide - small waves
  • Unique, shallow-watered beach on Mahé
  • Swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing and kitesurfing possible

Map:

At a Glance:

  • A unique beach with extremely shallow water. Sometimes you can even walk to the reef at low tide.
  • Easy-access thanks to the nearby bus stop and road.
  • Many shops nearby, as well as some accommodations and restaurants.
  • Shade provides protection from the sun.
  • There is a 9-hole golf course in proximity to the beach - a rarity in the Seychelles.

Description:

Anse aux Pins is a relatively long bay on Mahé’s east coast that looks out onto the open Indian Ocean. As with many Seychelles beaches, there is a coral reef that lies offshore, protecting the bay from the open ocean, ensuring calm, shallow water all along this stretch of coastline. In fact, the water is so shallow that it is sometimes possible to wade out to the coral reef at low tide.

Getting to the beach is fairly simple thanks to the nearby bus stop. While it is possible to come by car, there is limited parking in direct proximity to the beach, but enough to make it worthwhile. Alternatively, the beach is located close to several shops, restaurants, and some accommodations, so guests of these hotels can simply walk to Anse aux Pins.

The beach itself doesn’t possess a wealth of different activities to offer, but the surrounding area does. Anse aux Pins is the location of one of the Seychelles’ few golf courses, a 9-hole course that is well worth a try for anyone wanting to work on their handicap. The beach is also close to the Domaine de Val des Près craft village, which is located along the bay, next to Anse aux Pin’s sister beach, Turtle Bay. For those who’d rather stay on the beach itself, Anse aux Pins offers shallow, safe water for bathing in, and is also suitable for snorkelling, windsurfing, and kitesurfing.

While not the most exciting beach in the Seychelles, Anse aux Pins nevertheless offers many attractive features that make it worth a visit, especially when combined with some of the surrounding area, including Turtle Bay, the Seychelles golf club, and the nearby restaurants and bars.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Carefree Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 3.5 of 5 8 Reviews  
    • 0.8 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 37 52 37
      E-mail:
      honey@seychelles.net
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11.30am - 10pm
      Address:
      Anse Aux Pins
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Carefree Guesthouse and Restaurant serves up a mix of different Creole and international dishes, many of which are created using seafood ingredients. Thanks to the restaurant's location on a green, rocky slope, guests can enjoy their meal while surrounded by nature, with a great view of the ocean too.

    • Le Relax Hotel & Restaurant
    • creole, international, indian 
    • 3.5 of 5 65 Reviews  
    • 3.7 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 38 29 00
      E-mail:
      helpdesk@lerelax.com
      Website:
      www.lerelaxhotel.com/cuisine
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat: 7:30am until late
      Address:
      Anse Royale
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      A mixture of Indian food, Creole cuisine, and other international dishes awaits you here, along with quality, friendly service. The Le Relax Hotel and Restaurant has many reasons to visit, making it a must-visit for an unforgettable Seychelles holiday.

    • Le Jardin du Roi
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 467 Reviews  
    • 4.5 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.

    • Chez Plume Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 192 Reviews  
    • 5.3 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 35 50 50
      E-mail:
      plume@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.aubergeanseboileau.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat: 7.15pm - 11pm
      (closed on Sundays & June)
      Address:
      Anse Boileau
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      In the beautiful garden of the Auberge Anse Boileau lies the Chez Plume restaurant, which serves up delicious dishes, prepared by the Mauritian head-chef. The restaurant was set up in 1986, and is well-worth a visit thanks to specialties such as the Smoked Swordfish, or Fish Filet in Passion Fruit Sauce. The restaurant could also easily claim to be the best on the island!

    • Café Lazare Restaurant
    • creole, international, asian 
    •  
    • 6.4 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 75 Reviews  
    • 6.4 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.

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4 of 5 153 Reviews

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5 of 5 13 Reviews

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