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Beach "Baie Lazare" · Mahé

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

Highlights:

The history of this beach is really interesting; it is named after French explorer Lazare Picault, and it is also the site where some Seychelles locals once discovered some buried pirate treasure.

Facts:

  • 1000m x 20m - lots of visitors
  • Relatively shallow water - seaweed June to September
  • Normal tide - small waves
  • Famous bay named after French explorer Lazare Picault
  • Good for swimming and windsurfing

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At a Glance:

  • Long, curved bay in the south-west of Mahé, named after French explorer Lazare Picault.
  • Easily-accessible thanks to the nearby parking and bus stop.
  • In close proximity to some resorts and hotels.
  • Plentiful shade provides protection from the sun.
  • A good beach for swimming, snorkelling, and windsurfing.

Description:

In 1742, French explorer Lazare Picault landed on Mahé and claimed the island for France and its empire. These days, Baie Lazare is named for this historic moment and its protagonist. This popular, half-moon bay offers beautiful scenery and incredible turquoise water, as well as other staples of the Seychelles, such as pristine white sand and beautiful granite boulders, all of which combine to create a stunning beach environment for your visit.

Getting to the beach is simple, especially if you decide to spend part of your Seychelles holiday in one of the nearby resorts, including the Valmer Resort and the Kempinski Seychelles resort, both of which reside in this bay. Otherwise, there is a bus stop nearby, and parking available close to the beach, ensuring that arrival by car, taxi, or bus is simple and hassle-free.

Once at the beach, you may be struck by the beautiful colours of the sand and the ocean here. The water is pristine and turquoise, while the sand is a gorgeous bright shade that contrasts the ocean brilliantly. This interplay of colours means that the bay is excellent for photographs, with the impressive granite formations rounding off the scenery nicely. The water here is not very deep at all, so swimming is usually no problem. Other activities that Baie Lazare lends itself well to include snorkelling and windsurfing.

The intrigue surrounding Baie Lazare is well-founded thanks to its history. As mentioned, it is named after the French explorer Lazare Picault, but Baie Lazare is also well-known as the location where some locals once found some buried pirate treasure. These days, this treasure can be seen in the national museum.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Lazare Picault Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 0.3 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.

    • Cap Lazare
    • creole 
    •  
    • 1.1 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.

    • Restaurant L'Indochine
    • creole, asian 
    • 4.5 of 5 70 Reviews  
    • 1.1 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.

    • Café Lazare Restaurant
    • creole, international, asian 
    •  
    • 1.1 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.

    • Kaz Kreol Restaurant
    • creole, asian 
    •  
    • 2.0 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 37 16 80
      E-mail:
      chefinparadise@hotmail.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 8.30am - 9.30pm
      Fri-Sun: until 10.30pm
      Address:
      Anse Royale
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This small beach pizzeria is located right on Anse Royale in the south of Mahé. Those looking for something to keep the hunger at bay, or something to enjoy as the day fades away, will find delicious Italian, Creole, and Chinese dishes here.

    • Anse Soleil Café
    • creole 
    • 3.0 of 5 358 Reviews  
    • 2.3 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 36 10 85
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 10am - 8pm
      Address:
      Anse Soleil
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Anse Soleil Café is located on one of the most beautiful beaches on Mahé, and draws its guests in thanks to its incredible Creole cuisine, the aroma of which is carried by the sea breeze all around the restaurant. Guests can also enjoy the breathtaking view from the restaurant as they eat.

Nearby accommodation:

Resort · Mahé · Distance: 0.6 km · Map

4.5 of 5 1265 Reviews

Hotel · Mahé · Distance: 0.8 km · Map

4 of 5 221 Reviews

Resort · Mahé · Distance: 1.7 km · Map

4.5 of 5 958 Reviews

Apartment · Mahé · Distance: 1.9 km · Map

4.5 of 5 108 Reviews

Villa · Mahé · Distance: 1.9 km · Map

5 of 5 4 Reviews