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*From October 2017

Beach "Anse Parnel" · Mahé

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

Highlights:

The beautiful scenery, including stunning views of Anse Royale, pristine white sand, and crystal-clear water, all of which add up to create this picturesque little bay.

Facts:

  • 275m x 15m - few visitors
  • Shallow water - seaweed June to September
  • Tide comes in quickly - generally small waves
  • Beautiful white sand and crystal-clear water
  • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Quiet beach that sometimes disappears at high tide, leaving crystal-clear water and beautiful scenery.
  • Shallow water and lack of drop-off means the water is safe for most swimmers.
  • Rocks and coral line the sandy seabed, so swimmers should be careful where they step.
  • Shade provides protection from the sun.
  • The popular Surfer’s Beach Restaurant is located nearby.

Description:

Anse Parnel is a relatively secluded little bay, offering beautiful white sand and extremely clear water. The ocean here is relatively shallow, and the lack of sharp drop-off means that the water is safe for children and unconfident swimmers. The seabed is lined with rocks and coral, however, so anyone venturing into the water should be careful about where they put their feet.

Getting to Anse Parnel is simple thanks to the nearby bus stop, as well as the parking available at the popular Surfer’s Beach Restaurant. There are also a few smaller accommodations located near to Anse Parnel, so guests of these establishments should make sure to visit this beautiful bay at least once during their trip.

Once there, you’ll be struck by the peaceful atmosphere and the beautiful appearance of this oft-deserted bay. The ocean water is clear, and not particularly deep, making it largely safe for swimmers of all levels. That said, the seabed itself contains several rocks and bits of coral that can be dangerous, so be careful when venturing into the water. In terms of facilities, the beach itself has little to offer, but there is a restaurant and some accommodation nearby, ensuring that the beach doesn’t feel cut off from the rest of the island.

The beautiful backdrop of the bay along with excellent views of Anse Royale further along the coast make Anse Parnel well worth a visit for anyone who finds themselves nearby. Safe for families and great for anyone wanting to swim or snorkel in the beautiful Indian Ocean, Anse Parnel is a great addition to Mahé’s beach collection.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Surfers Beach Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 551 Reviews  
    • 0.1 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 
    • 4.0 of 5 100 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 
    •  
    • 3.5 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 5 504 Reviews  
    • 3.5 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  
    • 3.5 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 Jardin du Roi
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 504 Reviews  
    • 3.8 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.

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