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*From October 2017

Beach "Port Launay North Beach" · Mahé

  • Port Launay North Beach, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Scuba diving
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The numerous different watersport activities, including kayaking, canoeing, sunset cruises, and scuba diving make this beach a unique prospect compared to some of the other Seychelles beaches.

Facts:

  • 415m x 25m - many visitors, mostly from the nearby Constance Ephelia Resort
  • Shallow water that gradually deepens - seaweed from June to September
  • Small waves - calm ocean surface
  • Popular beach in a Marine Park on Mahé
  • Great for a range of activities

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Beautiful sandy beach located in the Port Launay Marine Park, near to the Constance Ephelia Resort.
  • Calm, shallow water means the beach is great for couples and families alike.
  • Easy-access via the nearby road with rental car, taxi, or bus.
  • The restaurants of the nearby resort and some small local shops ensure guests can spend a whole day here if they wish.
  • Extensive rental options ensure there are plenty of chances to try something new, including kayaking, scuba diving, sunset cruises, and fishing trips.
  • Ample shade provides protection from the sun.

Description:

Port Launay Marine Park can be found in the north-west of the Seychelles’ largest island, Mahe. Containing a number of beaches and small offshore islands, the area has plenty to offer in terms of beauty and intrigue. Thankfully, Port Launay (North) doesn’t disappoint, and lives up to this billing with gorgeous scenery, calm, shallow water, and plenty in the way of activities and attractions.

The beach is especially popular with guests of the nearby Constance Ephelia Resort, who can easily reach the sand on-foot. However, guests coming from further afield will have no problems getting here thanks to the nearby road. Here, parking spaces and bus stops ensure that arrival by car, taxi, or bus is simple for all.

Upon arrival, visitors may be struck at the sheer variety of activities available here. The calm ocean surface lends itself well to swimming and snorkelling, while the numerous rental options mean that visitors can try their hand at surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, scuba diving, fishing, sailing, or even kayaking and canoeing. Such a variety of activities is rare in the Seychelles, making this beach a great option for the more active Seychelles holidaymaker.

That’s not to say that you can’t relax here either. The beautiful sandy surface and ample shade ensure that long, laid-back days relaxing in the tropical sunshine are just as rewarding as days spent surfing or scuba-diving.

While the vast majority of visitors will likely be guests of the Constance Ephelia Resort, Port Launay (North) offers plenty to those willing to come from further afield. Extensive equipment rentals such as those on offer here are a rarity in the Seychelles, so be sure to make the most of it during your holiday on Mahé!

Nearby restaurants:

    • The Sea Shell at Port Launay
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 0.0 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 32 40 26
      E-mail:
      cruises@seychelles.net
      Opening hours:
      Opening hours at weekly activity schedule
      Address:
      Port Launay
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $)

      The Sea Shell restaurant is located on a boat, and offers a weekly menu. - Every day (except Tuesday and Sunday): traditional lunchtime meal from 11am. - Every Monday, Thursday, and Friday: evening meal under the stars, from 5pm. - Tuesday and Sunday: day cruise to Baie Ternay from 9am until 4pm, including lunch and afternoon meal. - Wednesday and Saturday: sunset cruise with dinner included from 5pm until 9pm.

    • Adam & Eve
    • creole, international 
    • 4.5 of 5 3587 Reviews  
    • 0.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 39 50 00
      E-mail:
      Info@epheliaresort.com
      Website:
      www.epheliaresort.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm - 3pm
      7pm - 10.30pm
      Address:
      Constance Ephelia Resort, Port Launay
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The beautiful Adam and Eve restaurant is located on the beach in the south of Mahé, and offers guests African-style cuisine with the sand between their toes, letting you enjoy a real culinary dream. Lots of different dishes are prepared using the delicious home-made chutney, while there are also fish and meat dishes on the menu.

    • Corossol
    • international 
    •  
    • 0.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 39 50 00
      E-mail:
      info@epheliaresort.com
      Website:
      www.epheliaresort.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7am - 10.30am
      6.30pm - 10.30pm
      Address:
      Constance Ephelia Resort , Port Launay
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The charming Corossol restaurant serves up international dishes in a buffet style. The delicious cuisine here will suit any taste buds, and the desserts especially shouldn't be missed. Besides dinner, Corossol also offers a delicious breakfast buffet, guaranteeing the perfect start to any day!

    • Del Place Bar & Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.5 of 5 748 Reviews  
    • 1.3 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!

    • The Maharajas
    • indian 
    • 4.0 of 5 230 Reviews  
    • 1.9 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 34 68 69
      E-mail:
      rm@themaharajasseychelles.com
      Website:
      www.themaharajasseychelles.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon: from 6.30pm
      Tue-Sun: 12pm - 10.45pm
      Address:
      Eden Island
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This restaurant is located in the middle of Eden Island, and offers a romantic location right on the water. Enjoy traditional Indian dishes, prepared using charcoal ovens, giving them a really exciting range of aromas.

    • Seselwa Bar
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 3.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 39 50 00
      E-mail:
      Info@epheliaresort.com
      Website:
      www.constancehotels.com/en/hotels-resorts/seychelles/ephelia
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 10am - 12pm
      Address:
      Constance Ephelia Resort , Port Launay
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      In the Seselwa restaurant, guests can find something to eat at all times of the day. In the morning, there is a rich and varied buffet; at lunchtime and in the evenings, delicious Creole cuisine is served up using a variety of ingredients. Finally, guests can also see their seafood being prepared in front of their eyes.

Nearby accommodation:

Resort · Mahé · Distance: 0.8 km · Map

4.5 of 5 3586 Reviews

Villa · Mahé · Distance: 1.9 km · Map

5 of 5 218 Reviews