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*From October 2017

Beach "Anse Royale" · Mahé

  • Anse Royale, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Scuba diving
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

Numerous activities, beautiful scenery, clear, shallow water, and easy-access make this beach a fantastic all-rounder which everyone can enjoy.

Facts:

  • 1500m x 15m - often busy
  • Fairly shallow water, about 2m deep - seaweed June to September
  • High tides - calm waves
  • Busy, beautiful beach with lots to see and do
  • Good for numerous activities, including swimming and snorkelling

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Long bay consisting of many smaller beaches, with beautiful water and coral reef protection.
  • Ideal for families thanks to the shallow, clear water.
  • Many shops and some restaurants nearby, as well as banks, hospital, the Seychelles university, and various accommodations.
  • A great beach for numerous activities, including swimming, snorkelling, and windsurfing, kitesurfing.
  • Natural shade provides protection from the sun.

Description:

Anse Royale is one of the most popular beaches on Mahé, located on the south-east coast of the island. The small town that lies next to the beach shares the name “Anse Royale”, and contains numerous different facilities, including a petrol station, hospital, banks, the Seychelles university, and a number of different accommodations.

Getting to the beach is simple, thanks to the nearby public parking and bus stop. The beach is also close to numerous different accommodations, so can be reached on-foot for many guests.

As mentioned, Anse Royale is a long, stretching bay that consists of a number of smaller beach sections. What they all share, however, is the protection afforded to them by the offshore coral reef. This fact, combined with the ideal swimming depth of the ocean (2 to 3 metres), ensures that the water is usually calm and ideally-suited to swimming or snorkelling. Meanwhile, Anse Royale is also good for windsurfing, especially when the trade winds blow in the summer months (June - September).

Besides the inviting water, the nearby village ensures that there are plenty of restaurants and shops for guests to enjoy. Some of these shops will even rent equipment for fishing, snorkelling, or scuba diving, allowing you to make the most of the beach. This wide range of facilities and the safe nature of the beach ensures that Anse Royale has something to offer everyone from families with children to couples looking for a romantic setting.

The beach is also home to a rich history, as this was the location where, in 1772, the first of the Seychelles’ spice gardens were set up. There is also a large church overlooking the water here, which contrasts the tropical scenery that surrounds it.

With so much to offer, it’s little wonder that Anse Royale is one of the most popular beaches on Mahé - but don’t let its popularity put you off. The beach is plenty big enough that you will find your own spot to enjoy, and the huge array of activities and sights here make it a must-see for anyone staying on the Seychelles’ largest island.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Le Relax Hotel & Restaurant
    • creole, international, indian 
    • 3.5 of 5 58 Reviews  
    • 1.0 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 5 462 Reviews  
    • 1.5 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.

    • Surfers Beach Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 475 Reviews  
    • 2.6 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.

    • Café Lazare Restaurant
    • creole, international, asian 
    •  
    • 3.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 38 66 66
      E-mail:
      cafelazare.seychelles@kempinski.com
      Website:
      www.kempinski.com/en/baie-lazare/seychelles-resort/dining/restaurants/cafe-lazare/
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7am - 10.30am,
      7pm - 10.30 pm
      Address:
      Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Baie Lazare, Victoria
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Open Air Restaurant is located in the Kempinski Seychelles resort, and is the ideal place to enjoy exquisite cuisine in beautiful surroundings. Whether you partake in a delicious breakfast, varied buffet, or simply a coffee, you'll find that this restaurant has something to offer everyone.

    • Restaurant L'Indochine
    • creole, asian 
    • 4.5 of 5 73 Reviews  
    • 3.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 38 66 52
      E-mail:
      lindochine.seychelles@kempinski.com
      Website:
      www.kempinski.com/en/baie-lazare/seychelles-resort/dining
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7pm - 10.30pm
      Address:
      Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Baie Lazare, Victoria
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This restaurant is located in the Kempinski Resort in the south-west of Mahé, and specialises in seafood. Anyone looking for first-class cuisine should try this restaurant out. Reservation recommended.

    • Lazare Picault Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 3.9 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 36 11 11
      E-mail:
      lazarpco@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.lazarepicaulthotel.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat: 6.30pm - 9pm
      (Sundays closed)
      Address:
      Baie Lazare
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Try a bit of the exotic thanks to the Creole cuisine on offer here. Fish curries, chutneys, and lovingly-prepared seafood dishes are amongst the best dishes you can try here.

Nearby accommodation:

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4.5 of 5 61 Reviews

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5 of 5 58 Reviews

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5 of 5 433 Reviews

Villa · Mahé · Distance: 1 km · Map

4.5 of 5 11 Reviews

Guesthouse · Mahé · Distance: 1.8 km · Map

4.5 of 5 8 Reviews

Hotel · Mahé · Distance: 1.9 km · Map

4.5 of 5 132 Reviews

Villa · Mahé · Distance: 1.9 km · Map

5 of 5 33 Reviews

Guesthouse · Mahé · Distance: 2 km · Map

4 of 5 84 Reviews