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*From October 2017

Beach "Anse Barbarons" · Mahé

  • Anse Barbarons, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The beach offers wonderful white sand and shade, and the water is great at all times of the day for various activities. At high tide it is ideal for swimming, while at low tide there is a gorgeous sandy beach to enjoy.

Facts:

  • 900m x 15m - mostly visitors from the hotel
  • Water depth depends on tide - some seaweed present
  • Waves are higher than average - coral reef present
  • Beautiful beach next to the AVANI resort
  • Good for swimming and snorkelling at high tide

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Beautiful curved bay on Mahé.
  • At low tide, the water is too shallow to swim, but at high tide it offers great swimming conditions.
  • The nearby AVANI resort offers facilities including two restaurants and WCs.
  • Beautiful scenery thanks to the gorgeous white sand.
  • Natural shade ensures protection from the sun.

Description:

Anse Barbarons is a curved bay on the west coast of Mahé, the Seychelles’ largest island, just a short distance along the coast from Grand Anse, and located right next to the AVANI Barbarons Resort and Spa, one of the longest-standing hotels in the Seychelles. The water here changes depth depending on the tide, but if you time your visit correctly then you’ll find beautiful water that is ideal for swimming or snorkelling. At low tide, the beach is great for sunbathing, but the water is too shallow to swim properly.

In terms of visitors, the beach is primarily frequented by guests of the AVANI resort, with very few other tourists making the trip here. At the weekend, you may find some local Seychellois residents on the beach, which adds to its Creole charm. For those that do wish to visit from further afield than the resort, the beach is relatively easy to access thanks to the nearby road, and the parking spaces that are available at the resort.

Once at the beach, visitors will find themselves on a beautiful white sandy beach, lined with stunning palm trees that also provide protection from the sun. The water changes depth depending on the tide, with differences of nearly two metres in depth depending on the time of day. Despite this, the beach never disappears beneath the waves, so there is always something to enjoy no matter what the time of day is. The nearby resort ensures that there are enough facilities for a longer visit, including two restaurants, one of which serves Asian food, and one of which serves quicker snack food, such as burgers or wraps. The resort also offers snorkelling equipment to its guests, who can then use this to enjoy the beautiful coral scenery of Anse Barbarons.

Guests of the AVANI resort really couldn’t have it much better. This beautiful beach is located right on the doorstep of the hotel, so it is no wonder that Anse Barbarons is popular amongst patrons of the resort. That said, there are enough positives to draw some visitors from further afield, and the presence of some local Seychellois residents at the weekends speaks to the appeal of the beach. With easy-access, good facilities, and beautiful scenery, Anse Barbarons is a great little beach on Mahé’s west coast.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Veranda Café & Restaurant
    • international 
    • 4.5 of 5 131 Reviews  
    • 0.2 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 59 49 87
      Website:
      www.facebook.com/VerandaCafeSeychelles#_=_
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat:11am - 6pm
      (Wednesdays closed)
      Address:
      Barbarons Grand Anse, Barbarons
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Good coffee, tea, cakes, and desserts can be found in the Café in Barbados, located near to Grand Anse. The chef and owner, Jenny, serves up evening meals consisting of fish dishes, curries, and much more besides. This is definitely an insiders' tip on Mahé! Reservations are strongly recommended.

    • Chez Plume Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 187 Reviews  
    • 3.0 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!

    • Helios
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 4.2 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 39 50 00
      E-mail:
      Info@epheliaresort.com
      Website:
      www.epheliaresort.com
      Opening hours:
      Mo-So: 12pm - 5pm,
      7pm - 10.30 pm
      Address:
      Constance Ephelia Resort, Port Launay
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This restaurant is located in Port Launay on Mahé, and offers a varied buffet with influences from various countries, including France, Spain, Morocco, and Lebanon. In the afternoons, guests can even enjoy delicious ice cream and cakes here.

    • Aubergine Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 4.8 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 67 07 00
      E-mail:
      thewharf@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.wharfseychelles.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 6am - 11pm
      Address:
      The Wharf Hotel & Marina, Providence
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Aubergine restaurant of The Wharf hotel offers a first-class selection of foods in a breathtaking atmosphere, emphasised by the incredible views of the turquoise Indian Ocean. This will surely get you in the holiday mood!

    • The Station
    •  
    •  
    • 5.0 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 225 709
      E-mail:
      thestation@seychelles.net
      Website:
      http://www.thestationseychelles.com/the-cafe--restaurant.html
      Opening hours:
      Tue-Sun: 8.00am – 4.00pm
      Address:
      The Station

      The Station Café and Restaurant is vegetarian. The focus here is on local, healthy, and tasty vegetarian meals. The Station Café and Restaurant is open daily for breakfast and lunch. Each day, the lunch menu features a “Meal of the Day”, a filling value–added meal with starter, main course and dessert at an affordable price.

    • Breizh Café
    • creole, international 
    • 4.5 of 5 47 Reviews  
    • 5.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 55 89 43
      E-mail:
      breizhcafe@yahoo.com
      Website:
      www.facebook.com/cafebreizh#_=_
      Opening hours:
      Mon: 8am - 2pm
      Tue-Thu: 8am - 9.30pm
      Fri+Sun: 8am - 12pm
      Sun: 10am - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Angel Fish Marina, Roche Caiman, Eden Bridge
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This restaurant on Eden Island offers a wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, and affordable prices for its guests.

Nearby accommodation:

Resort · Mahé · Distance: 0.1 km · Map

4 of 5 1091 Reviews