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Beach "Anse Takamaka" · Mahé

  • Anse Takamaka, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The picturesque scenery and the stunning takamaka trees that give the beach its name create an unforgettable image that you’ll remember long after you leave the Seychelles.

Facts:

  • 500m x 20m - frequent visitors
  • Shallow water - seaweed June to September
  • Normal tide - relatively tall waves
  • Beautiful beach in the south-west of Mahé
  • Ideal for snorkelling

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Stunning, picturesque beach with beautiful golden sand and impressive palm trees, as well as the takamaka trees that give the beach its name.
  • Great for families thanks to the shallow water and lack of drop-off, although the waves and currents can be strong, so children should be supervised.
  • There is parking and a bus stop within 50m of the beach, ensuring easy access for anyone staying on Mahé.
  • Lots of shade provides protection from the sun.
  • A fantastic beach for snorkelling; just make sure to bring your own equipment, as there is no rental available on-site.

Description:

Anse Takamaka is often described using words such as ‘picturesque’, ‘stunning’, and ‘breathtaking’. Once you arrive here, it’s very easy to see why. The beautiful scenery, crystal-clear water, and gorgeous sandy surface combine to create an incredible beach location in the south-west of Mahé, the largest of the Seychelles islands.

Getting to the beach is simple thanks to the nearby bus stop (just 20 metres from the beach), and the presence of parking, ensuring that anyone staying on Mahé can reach Anse Takamaka with ease. There are also a few different accommodations near the beach, so guests of these establishments can enjoy the short walk to this gorgeous little bay.

In terms of activities, Anse Takamaka is best-suited to snorkelling thanks to its crystal-clear water and abundance of marine life. Visitors should be sure to bring along their own flippers and mask, however, as there is no equipment rental on-site. The beach is also ideal for swimming, and the water is shallow enough that children and unconfident swimmers can still bathe in the ocean without fear. Away from the sand, there is a popular Creole restaurant, Chez Batista, right next to the beach, as well as a giant tortoise pen nearby. Please note, however, that you should not disturb the tortoises, so please avoid flash photography when admiring them.

Anse Takamaka is one of Mahé’s most beautiful beaches, and is well worth a visit for anyone looking for the picturesque beaches they see on postcards, as well as try out a bit of snorkelling in the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Le Reduit Restaurant
    • creole 
    • 4.5 of 5 98 Reviews  
    • 0.7 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 
    •  
    • 1.3 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.

    • Saffron
    • creole, international, asian 
    •  
    • 2.2 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  
    • 2.2 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.

    • Lazare Picault Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 2.2 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.

    • Restaurant L'Indochine
    • creole, asian 
    • 4.5 of 5 80 Reviews  
    • 3.0 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.

Nearby accommodation:

Villa · Mahé · Distance: 0.5 km · Map

5 of 5 4 Reviews

Apartment · Mahé · Distance: 0.9 km · Map

Resort · Mahé · Distance: 1 km · Map

4.5 of 5 1079 Reviews