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Beach "Grand Anse" · Mahé

  • Grand Anse, Mahé
    • Swimming
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The stunning contrast between the sand and sea of Grand Anse and the surrounding mountains and hills of the island’s interior make for a uniquely attractive location on Mahé.

Facts:

  • 1335m x 30m - not very busy
  • Relatively deep water - some seaweed June to September
  • Normal tide - high waves
  • Long, sprawling beach on Mahé’s west coast
  • Good for swimming and surfing

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Beautiful, wide bay on Mahé’s west coast.
  • The spectacular scenery includes incredible mountainous backgrounds and stunning turquoise water.
  • Great for families thanks to the enormous amount of space.
  • Good for swimming, but there are sometimes relatively strong currents, so be careful.
  • The nearby Avani Babarons Resort and Spa offers plenty of facilities for visitors to the beach.

Description:

Grand Anse, as you might expect, is one of the longest beaches on Mahé, and certainly the longest on its western coast. This sprawling bay is incredibly beautiful, with excellent sand and a gorgeous turquoise ocean. The backdrop, meanwhile, consists of Mahé’s imposing mountainous landscape, contrasting the flat, beautiful beach below. The water here is suitable for swimming and surfing, although visitors should be careful, as the current under the water can sometimes be quite strong, and the water is relatively deep compared to other Seychelles beaches.

Getting to the beach is simple, as Grand Anse is located next to the coastal road on Mahé. This fact, combined with the parking availability and the bus service that passes the beach make it ideal for many Seychelles holidaymakers to get to with ease. There are also some accommodations nearby, including the large Avani Barbarons Resort and Spa, and Grand Anse can be reached easily on-foot from these hotels.

The beach itself offers a lot of space for relaxation, sunbathing, family games, strolls along the sand, and much more besides. The water, as mentioned, can be deep, but is still suitable for confident swimmers and surfing. There is no coral reef here, so the waves are generally large by Seychelles standards, but don’t let that put you off a visit. Grand Anse is also the location of the entrance to the Chemin la Misère, a path that leads across to the other side of the island, as well as the BBC Indian Ocean Relay Station.

All in all, as you might imagine, Grand Anse is a large, imposing beach with plenty of beauty and charm. As the longest, most open beach on Mahé’s west coast, it differs from other beaches in the region, giving it a different appeal to entice visitors in.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Veranda Café & Restaurant
    • international 
    • 4.5 of 5 131 Reviews  
    • 1.2 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 59 49 87
      Website:
      www.facebook.com/VerandaCafeSeychelles#_=_
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat:11am - 6pm
      (Wednesdays closed)
      Address:
      Barbarons Grand Anse, Barbarons
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Good coffee, tea, cakes, and desserts can be found in the Café in Barbados, located near to Grand Anse. The chef and owner, Jenny, serves up evening meals consisting of fish dishes, curries, and much more besides. This is definitely an insiders' tip on Mahé! Reservations are strongly recommended.

    • Helios
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 3.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 39 50 00
      E-mail:
      Info@epheliaresort.com
      Website:
      www.epheliaresort.com
      Opening hours:
      Mo-So: 12pm - 5pm,
      7pm - 10.30 pm
      Address:
      Constance Ephelia Resort, Port Launay
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This restaurant is located in Port Launay on Mahé, and offers a varied buffet with influences from various countries, including France, Spain, Morocco, and Lebanon. In the afternoons, guests can even enjoy delicious ice cream and cakes here.

    • Chez Plume Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 174 Reviews  
    • 4.2 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 35 50 50
      E-mail:
      plume@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.aubergeanseboileau.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat: 7.15pm - 11pm
      (closed on Sundays & June)
      Address:
      Anse Boileau
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      In the beautiful garden of the Auberge Anse Boileau lies the Chez Plume restaurant, which serves up delicious dishes, prepared by the Mauritian head-chef. The restaurant was set up in 1986, and is well-worth a visit thanks to specialties such as the Smoked Swordfish, or Fish Filet in Passion Fruit Sauce. The restaurant could also easily claim to be the best on the island!

    • Del Place Bar & Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.5 of 5 601 Reviews  
    • 4.6 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 81 41 11
      E-mail:
      pdelplace@yahoo.fr
      Website:
      www.facebook.com/delplacerestaurant
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11am - 10pm
      Address:
      Port Glaud
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      In this well-known restaurant in Port Glaud, guests can enjoy delicious food in an incredible location, right on the ocean. Enjoy Creole and international cuisine while the sun sets before your eyes behind the nearby island, a really beautiful sight!

    • Aubergine Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 4.7 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 67 07 00
      E-mail:
      thewharf@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.wharfseychelles.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 6am - 11pm
      Address:
      The Wharf Hotel & Marina, Providence
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Aubergine restaurant of The Wharf hotel offers a first-class selection of foods in a breathtaking atmosphere, emphasised by the incredible views of the turquoise Indian Ocean. This will surely get you in the holiday mood!

    • Breizh Café
    • creole, international 
    • 4.5 of 5 46 Reviews  
    • 4.9 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 55 89 43
      E-mail:
      breizhcafe@yahoo.com
      Website:
      www.facebook.com/cafebreizh#_=_
      Opening hours:
      Mon: 8am - 2pm
      Tue-Thu: 8am - 9.30pm
      Fri+Sun: 8am - 12pm
      Sun: 10am - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Angel Fish Marina, Roche Caiman, Eden Bridge
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This restaurant on Eden Island offers a wonderful atmosphere, delicious food, and affordable prices for its guests.

Nearby accommodation:

Resort · Mahé · Distance: 1.1 km · Map

4 of 5 994 Reviews