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*From October 2017

Beach "Anse Marie-Louise" · Mahé

  • Anse Marie-Louise, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

Calm atmosphere and gentle, shallow ocean, where you can sometimes see small boats bobbing up and down on the surface.

Facts:

  • 425m x 15m - often empty
  • Shallow water - seaweed June to September
  • Normal tide and small, calm waves
  • Peaceful, tranquil beach next to Anse Forbans
  • Very good for snorkelling between October and May

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Peaceful, calm bay in the south-east of Mahé, at the end of the eastern coastal road.
  • Good for couples and families thanks to the shallow, calm water, and general lack of tourists.
  • Can be reached from the main road in just 5 minutes, with bus stops nearby.
  • The Hilton Allamanda resort is nearby, providing some facilities for guests.
  • Plenty of shade ensures protection from the sun.

Description:

Anse Marie-Louise is located in the south-east of Mahé, in the same bay as the larger Anse Forbans. In fact, some even refer to Anse Marie-Louise as nothing more than an extension of Anse Forbans. Whatever the case, the two beaches share many characteristics, including flat, shallow water thanks to the coral reef around 100m offshore that protects the bay from the open ocean.

Getting to the beach is simple thanks to its proximity (5 minutes) to the road, where you can arrive by car or by bus thanks to the bus stops that can be found there. Anse Marie-Louise is also close to a few different accommodations, so guests of these hotels can easily reach the beach on-foot.

The atmosphere of the beach can best be described as peaceful, and there are generally very few visitors here, ensuring you will probably have the beach to yourself on most days. The best time to come is between October and May, as the ocean is completely calm and flat during this time, ideal for snorkelling. The water gets a bit rougher between June and September, so be more careful when venturing into the water during these months. That said, the coral reef protects the bay, so it is generally always safe.

This bay may not be particularly famous amongst tourists, but you will occasionally see some locals on the beach, either enjoying picnics or small parties. That said, the beach is generally deserted, so if you’re looking for a quiet spot on Mahé to come and swim, snorkel, or simply relax under the sun or shade, Anse Marie-Louise might be a good idea for you.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Surfers Beach Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 484 Reviews  
    • 2.2 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.

    • Saffron
    • creole, international, asian 
    •  
    • 2.8 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 5 462 Reviews  
    • 2.8 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 Reduit Restaurant
    • creole 
    • 4.0 of 5 79 Reviews  
    • 3.2 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!

    • Cap Lazare
    • creole 
    •  
    • 5.1 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.

    • Le Relax Hotel & Restaurant
    • creole, international, indian 
    • 3.5 of 5 63 Reviews  
    • 5.6 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.

Nearby accommodation:

Hotel · Mahé · Distance: 1.1 km · Map

4 of 5 605 Reviews

Guesthouse · Mahé · Distance: 1.6 km · Map

4.5 of 5 56 Reviews

Apartment · Mahé · Distance: 1.7 km · Map

4 of 5 34 Reviews