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Beach "Glacis Beach" · Mahé

  • Glacis Beach, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The beautiful views of Beau Vallon to the south and Silhouette Island to the north-west are a real eye-catcher, while the beautiful mixture of rocks and palm trees give the beach a pleasing atmosphere.

Facts:

  • 320m x 15m, divided into two halves - often empty
  • Deep water at high tide - seaweed present November to March
  • High tide covers the beach - small waves
  • Beautiful bay that is split into different sections of beach
  • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Map:

At a Glance:

  • This stretch of coastline is really made up of two smaller beaches that are divided by rock formations.
  • Safe for families, but the water can be rather deep, especially at high tide.
  • Bliss Hotel is located on the beach, and non-guests should inform the hotel before accessing the beach.
  • Plenty of shade provides protection from the sun.
  • Offers a beautiful view of Beau Vallon to the south and Silhouette Island to the north-west.

Description:

Glacis Beach is a collection of smaller beach sections in the north-west of Mahé, located in front of the popular Bliss Hotel. The water here is not protected by a coral reef, so the depth increases the further you get from shore. In addition, the water gets quite deep at high tide. However, it is still safe for all visitors, as there are no strong currents.

Getting to the beach is simple, especially if you are staying in one of the nearby accommodations. Anyone who is not a guest of the Bliss Hotel should seek permission to access the beach, as it requires crossing the hotel’s grounds. In terms of transport, there is unfortunately no bus stop near the beach, but arriving by rental car is easy thanks to the parking spaces available at the larger section of the beach.

Once you get there, you will be greeted by beautiful scenery, including rocky formations that separate the two sections of beach. There are also plenty of palm trees, providing shade from the sun under which you can relax. The water here is fairly deep, especially at high tide. That said, it is still safe for swimming and snorkelling. In terms of facilities, the closest restaurant and WCs are at the Bliss Hotel, located on one of the sections of the beach.

Glacis Beach is unusual in that it is really two beaches, separated by rocks, but it nevertheless offers enough to make a visit worthwhile, especially if you are staying in one of the nearby accommodations. There is an excellent view of Beau Vallon and Silhouette Island from the beach, great for photographers and for anyone just looking to explore the island a bit.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Silhouette Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 1.5 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 26 11 11
      E-mail:
      sunset@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.thesunsethotelgroup.com/content.asp?rid=1&pid=3
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm - 3pm
      7.30pm - 10pm
      Address:
      Sunset Beach Resort, Glacis
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Silhouette restaurant offers a beautiful panoramic view and incredible Creole/French cuisine, served up under the open sky. The On the Rocks Bar also offers fruity cocktails and snacks.

    • Hilltop Restaurant
    • creole, international, asian 
    • 4.5 of 5 21 Reviews  
    • 2.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 90 00
      E-mail:
      Reservations.Seychelles@hilton.com
      Website:
      www.hiltonworldresorts.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 6.30pm - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort & Spa, Glacis
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Champagne for breakfast? No problem! It can be hard to choose here between Creole, Asian, Italian, or Indian food; there really is everything! Friday is special, in that they serve up delicious seafood, fresh from the Indian Ocean, which is a real treat!

    • Baobab Pizzeria
    • creole, italian 
    • 3.5 of 5 782 Reviews  
    • 4.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 24 71 67
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm -10.30pm
      Address:
      Beau Vallon Beach
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Pizza on the beach? That's perfectly possible here! This restaurant is located in Beau Vallon bay in the north of Mahé. The delicious pizza and pasta dishes here make it easy to enjoy great food for a low price in the Seychelles!

    • Phone:
      +248 4 24 78 98
      E-mail:
      richardmancienne@live.com
      Website:
      www.boathouse.sc
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm - 3pm
      from 7.30pm
      Address:
      Beau Vallon
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The elegant Boat House restaurant is located near to Beau Vallon beach, and serves up a daily buffet with over 20 traditional Creole dishes. From different curries to breadfruit chips or delicious fish dishes, here, guests can find something to fit their personal tastes without any problem!

    • La Plage Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 1013 Reviews  
    • 4.5 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 62 02 40
      E-mail:
      almare@seychelles.sc
      Website:
      www.facebook.com/Restaurant-La-Plage-Seychelles-205237496193049/#_=_
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm - 9.45pm
      Address:
      Beau Vallon
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      La Plage is located on one of the most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles, Beau Vallon on Mahé. In this fantastic location on the beach, guests can enjoy delicious Italian and Creole cuisine, or sip on a delicious cocktail as the day fades away in the evening.

    • Island Trader
    • creole, international, asian 
    •  
    • 4.6 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 10 00
      E-mail:
      info@coralstrand.sc
      Website:
      www.coralstrand.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 6.30am - 10am,
      7pm - 10pm
      Address:
      Coral Strand Hotel, Beau Vallon
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This restaurant belongs to the Coral Beach Hotel, and is located in the north of Mahé. From here, guests have a beautiful view of the Indian Ocean, with the two islands of Silhouette and North on the horizon. Let the delicious cuisine of the restaurant, prepared by the head chef, win you over, and enjoy this fantastic Creole buffet.

Nearby accommodation:

Villa · Mahé · Distance: 0.5 km · Map

Villa · Mahé · Distance: 1.3 km · Map

5 of 5 42 Reviews

Villa · Mahé · Distance: 1.4 km · Map

5 of 5 8 Reviews