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*From October 2017

Beach "Anse Forbans" · Mahé

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

Highlights:

The proximity to a number of popular accommodations and the nearby bus stop ensure easy access to this beautiful shallow bay with calm water, ideal for bathing.

Facts:

  • 1000m x 15m - moderately busy
  • Very shallow water - seaweed June to September
  • Some of the beach disappears at high tide - small waves
  • Calm bay with very shallow water
  • Good for bathing, snorkelling, and fishing

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Relatively popular bay in the south-east of Mahé, close to several guesthouses and accommodations.
  • Great for families thanks to the shallow water and the lack of sharp drop-off.
  • Easy to reach via bus thanks to the nearby bus stop.
  • Shade provides protection from the tropical sun.

Description:

Anse Forbans is located in the south-east of Mahé, just along the coast from other beaches such as Turtle Bay and Anse aux Pins. As with all the beaches in this region, Anse Forbans benefits from an offshore coral reef which protects it from the open ocean, ensuring a calm surface to the water and a shallow depth, making it an excellent prospect for families and children.

The beach itself is located near to a number of accommodations, including some small guesthouses and hotels, as well as larger resorts such as the Hilton Allamanda Resort. Guests of these hotels make up a large part of the visitors to Anse Forbans thanks to the short walk to the sea. That said, it is also possible to reach the beach by bus thanks to the nearby bus stop. Rental cars can reach the beach, but there is no parking next to Anse Forbans, so cars must park along the main road.

Once you get to Anse Forbans, you’ll be greeted by shallow, calm water with no sharp drop-off, making it safe for children and unconfident swimmers to bathe or paddle in. Additionally, guests of the Hilton Allamanda Resort can borrow snorkelling equipment, and often come here to enjoy the underwater scenery. Guests of other accommodations can ask their hotels for information if they also wish to snorkel here.

Anse Forbans shares many characteristics with its neighbouring beaches, and this whole stretch of coastline has much to offer, making a visit to the area well worthwhile for any Seychelles holidaymaker.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Surfers Beach Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 540 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 Reduit Restaurant
    • creole 
    • 4.5 of 5 98 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!

    • Saffron
    • creole, international, asian 
    •  
    • 3.1 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.

    • Au Jardin d'Epices
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 493 Reviews  
    • 3.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 38 35 00
      E-mail:
      reservations@banyantree.com
      Website:
      www.banyantree.com/en/em-seychelles/au-jardin-depices?_ga=1.43884261.13343770.1445509399
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7.30am - 10.30am
      12.00pm - 3.00pm
      7.00pm - 10.00pm
      Address:
      Banyan Tree Seychelles
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The wonderful restaurant of the Banyan Tree resort is located in the stunning bay of Anse Intendance on Mahé, and serves its guests a mixture of traditional Creole cuisine and Mediterranean or African dishes. From the terrace, guests can enjoy a stunning view of the turquoise ocean.

    • Le Relax Hotel & Restaurant
    • creole, international, indian 
    • 3.5 of 5 70 Reviews  
    • 4.2 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.

    • Cap Lazare
    • creole 
    •  
    • 4.3 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.

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4.5 of 5 57 Reviews

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4 of 5 649 Reviews

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Apartment · Mahé · Distance: 1.6 km · Map

4 of 5 35 Reviews

Apartment · Mahé · Distance: 1.7 km · Map

4.5 of 5 7 Reviews

Guesthouse · Mahé · Distance: 1.8 km · Map

4.5 of 5 9 Reviews