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Beach "Anse Bougainville" · Mahé

  • Anse Bougainville, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Parking
    • Bus stop

Highlights:

The secluded, tranquil atmosphere is a real highlight. Anse Bougainville can be difficult to spot from the main road, so visitors will often find themselves the only people on the beach.

Facts:

  • 800m x 15m - often empty
  • Shallow water - seaweed June to September
  • Normal tide - small waves
  • Small, secluded beach on Mahé
  • Suitable for swimming and snorkelling

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Small, secluded beach on Mahé with shallow water and small waves.
  • Safe for families thanks to the water depth and the calm, tranquil atmosphere of the beach.
  • Ample shade provides protection from the sun.
  • Shops and restaurants within walking distance of the beach.

Description:

Anse Bougainville is a small, secluded bay in the south-east of the main Seychelles island, Mahé. Located in the larger bay of Anse Baleine and Anse Royale, this beach benefits from close proximity to a number of facilities and accommodations, as well as a whole host of other beaches. This makes it a great addition to a day trip to the south-east of the island thanks to its shallow, calm water, and general emptiness.

Getting to the beach is easiest by bus, as the bus stops near to the beach itself. Getting here by car is slightly more difficult, as there is only limited parking near the beach, but it is possible. There are also various accommodations nearby, so guests of these establishments can simply walk to Anse Bougainville if they so wish.

The water here is shallow, and protected from the open ocean thanks to the offshore coral reef. That said, the water can be a little murky here, especially compared to some of the Seychelles’ other beaches. In addition, the sand isn’t the whitest here, so in terms of looks there are better options elsewhere on the island. That said, the water is nice and shallow here, making it ideal for swimming or snorkelling, even for unconfident swimmers and children.

The strength of Anse Bougainville is also its ultimate weakness. Thanks to its close proximity to the more popular Anse Royale, visitors can enjoy a number of different facilities just a short distance away, including shops and restaurants. However, Anse Bougainville’s proximity to Anse Royale also means that many tourists choose the more famous beach up the coast, leaving Anse Bougainville a little neglected. However, for those looking for a more quiet, secluded option, this could be the beach for you.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Surfers Beach Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 446 Reviews  
    • 0.8 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 78 37 03
      E-mail:
      surfersbeach@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.facebook.com/surfersbeachrestaurant
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11.30pm - 10pm
      Address:
      Anse Parnel, Takamaka
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This is a good place to meet locals, who often come here to meet up with friends and family in the middle of the day or in the evening, often to enjoy a meal or an evening drink together. The atmosphere is relaxing and friendly, and the food is traditional and fresh. This is really a good place to see the authentic Seychellois lifestyle first-hand.

    • Le Relax Hotel & Restaurant
    • creole, international, indian 
    •  
    • 2.7 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 Reduit Restaurant
    • creole 
    • 4.0 of 5 65 Reviews  
    • 2.8 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 36 61 16
      E-mail:
      lereduit@seychelles.net
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat: 11am - 10pm
      (sundays and public holidays closed)
      Address:
      Victoria
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Le Reduit is a real insiders' tip and is largely frequented by locals. This small, family-run restaurant is surrounded by lush greenery, and offers delicious Creole cuisine to its guests, including flying fox and fresh crab, served in coconut milk; really a must-try for any Seychelles holidaymaker!

    • Le Jardin du Roi
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 442 Reviews  
    • 2.9 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.

    • Cap Lazare
    • creole 
    •  
    • 3.7 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 70 00
      E-mail:
      info@creoletravelservices.com
      Website:
      www.creoletravelservices.com
      Opening hours:
      Mo-Fri: 3pm - 22pm
      Address:
      Victoria
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      A visit to the Cap Lazare is, for many Seychelles holidaymakers, a real must-do. Through a combination of traditional elements such as bamboo, palm leaves, and granite formations, the luxurious interior of this restaurant makes it a real experience for anyone.

    • Saffron
    • creole, international, asian 
    •  
    • 3.9 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 38 35 00
      E-mail:
      reservations@banyantree.com
      Website:
      www.banyantree.com/en/em-seychelles/saffron
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7pm - 10pm
      Address:
      Banyan Tree Seychelles, Intendance
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This thai restaurant is a feast for the senses; exotic cuisine, a top-class atmosphere thanks to the layout of the restaurant, and incredible smells thanks to the Asian herbs and spices. The dress-code is smart casual, so shorts or shirts without collars should be avoided.

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4 of 5 5 Reviews

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4.5 of 5 5 Reviews

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4.5 of 5 55 Reviews

Apartment · Mahé · Distance: 1.4 km · Map

5 of 5 58 Reviews

Guesthouse · Mahé · Distance: 1.7 km · Map

4.5 of 5 61 Reviews

Hotel · Mahé · Distance: 1.8 km · Map

4 of 5 558 Reviews