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*From October 2017

Beach "Anse Machabée" · Mahé

  • Anse Machabée, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Scuba diving
    • Shade
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The beautiful view of Silhouette Island and the calm, deserted atmosphere - you will probably be the only tourists on the beach.

Facts:

  • 135m x 20m - often empty; very few tourists
  • Gradual increase in water depth, but rocks under the surface
  • Water covers beach at high tide - small waves
  • Quiet beach in the north of Mahé
  • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Small, quiet beach in the north of Mahé.
  • Often deserted, especially by tourists.
  • Easy-access via the nearby bus stop, but parking is problematic.
  • Natural shade provides protection from the sun.

Description:

Anse Machabée is located on the northernmost coast of Mahé, the Seychelles’ largest island. This small bay is located just along the North Coast Road from North Point, which serves as the tip of the island. This beach is beautiful, but often overlooked by locals and tourists alike. In fact, most tourists who decide to visit Anse Machabée will probably find that they have this small beach all to themselves for the majority of their visit.

While the beach is located adjacent to one of the island’s main coastal roads, there is little in terms of parking for rental cars. However, the nearby bus stop means that those who decide to come by public transport can reach the beach with ease.

Once you arrive, you will notice that the water isn’t particularly deep here. That said, it is far from the best place to swim, as there are numerous rocks under the water which can cause problems for unconfident swimmers and children. However, don’t let that stop you from taking a dip in the Indian Ocean and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere of this oft-deserted beach. There are also a few shops nearby, so it’s perfectly possible to spend an afternoon here, or even longer, if you wish.

With a beautiful view of Silhouette Island, Anse Machabée is, like most Seychelles beaches, a visual delight. While not packing the same punch in terms of activities as some of Mahé’s other beaches, anyone wanting to relax in a quiet, likely-deserted bay, will find themselves right at home at Anse Machabée.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Silhouette Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 2.9 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 26 11 11
      E-mail:
      sunset@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.thesunsethotelgroup.com/content.asp?rid=1&pid=3
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm - 3pm
      7.30pm - 10pm
      Address:
      Sunset Beach Resort, Glacis
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Silhouette restaurant offers a beautiful panoramic view and incredible Creole/French cuisine, served up under the open sky. The On the Rocks Bar also offers fruity cocktails and snacks.

    • Hilltop Restaurant
    • creole, international, asian 
    • 4.5 of 5 28 Reviews  
    • 3.6 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 90 00
      E-mail:
      Reservations.Seychelles@hilton.com
      Website:
      www.hiltonworldresorts.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, Glacis
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Champagne for breakfast? No problem! It can be hard to choose here between Creole, Asian, Italian, or Indian food; there really is everything! Friday is special, in that they serve up delicious seafood, fresh from the Indian Ocean, which is a real treat!

    • Baobab Pizzeria
    • creole, italian 
    • 4.0 of 5 927 Reviews  
    • 5.2 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 24 71 67
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm -10.30pm
      Address:
      Beau Vallon Beach
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Pizza on the beach? That's perfectly possible here! This restaurant is located in Beau Vallon bay in the north of Mahé. The delicious pizza and pasta dishes here make it easy to enjoy great food for a low price in the Seychelles!

    • Phone:
      +248 4 24 78 98
      E-mail:
      richardmancienne@live.com
      Website:
      www.boathouse.sc
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm - 3pm
      from 7.30pm
      Address:
      Beau Vallon
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The elegant Boat House restaurant is located near to Beau Vallon beach, and serves up a daily buffet with over 20 traditional Creole dishes. From different curries to breadfruit chips or delicious fish dishes, here, guests can find something to fit their personal tastes without any problem!

    • La Plage Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 1178 Reviews  
    • 5.6 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 62 02 40
      E-mail:
      almare@seychelles.sc
      Website:
      www.facebook.com/Restaurant-La-Plage-Seychelles-205237496193049/#_=_
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm - 9.45pm
      Address:
      Beau Vallon
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      La Plage is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles, Beau Vallon on Mahé. In this fantastic location on the beach, guests can enjoy delicious Italian and Creole cuisine, or sip on a delicious cocktail as the day fades away in the evening.

    • La Perle Noir Restaurant
    • creole, international, italian 
    • 4.5 of 5 714 Reviews  
    • 5.8 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 62 02 20
      E-mail:
      eclch@yahoo.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat: 7pm - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Beau Vallon Beach
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Enjoy whatever your heart desires, including spaghetti, lobster in whiskey sauce, spicy prawns, curries, fish and meat dishes, and lots more besides. The bar also offers a great selection of drinks. But it's not just the food and drink that's good here: the atmosphere is typically Creole, and this restaurant was also used for film shoots on serveral occasions.

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