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*From October 2017

Beach "Turtle Bay" · Mahé

  • Turtle Bay, Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The beach is very popular amongst the locals. Seychellois families often come here for weekend picnics, while the calm sea also makes it a great place for local fishermen to moor their boats.

Facts:

  • 725m x 20m - often empty
  • Very shallow water - seaweed from June to September
  • Strong tides - small, calm waves
  • Popular, family-friendly beach on Mahé
  • Great for swimming, snorkelling, and windsurfing

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Beautiful beach with shallow water and small, calm waves.
  • Great for families as the beach is protected by a reef, and there is no sharp drop-off.
  • The beach is close to a main road, ensuring easy-access via car or bus.
  • There are a few restaurants nearby (the Vye Marmit and the Tyfoo), as well as some local shops too.
  • The calm sea lends itself well to swimming, snorkelling, kitesurfing, and windsurfing.
  • Turtle Bay is especially popular with the locals; families come here for weekend picnics and the local fishermen sometimes leave their boats harboured in the bay.

Description:

Turtle Bay is a popular beach in the south-east of Mahé, well-known for its shallow, calm water and beautiful sandy surface. The beach is protected from the open ocean by a coral reef, ensuring there is a gradual slope into the sea, with no sharp drop-off. This fact makes the beach just as popular amongst families as it is with couples looking for a romantic stroll along the sand.

Thankfully, the beach is easy to reach, as it lies close to one of the main coastal roads on Mahé. Whether by rental car, taxi, or bus, access to the beach is unproblematic for all. There are bus stops and parking spaces near to the beach too, so you won’t need to worry about walking too far to get to the ocean!

Once you reach the beach, you’ll be struck by just how calm the sea is. The calm ocean surface makes Turtle Bay ideally-suited to swimmers, snorkelers, and windsurfers, while the peaceful atmosphere of the beach lends itself well to picnickers and sunbathers. This means that, whatever your tastes, you’ll find something to like about Turtle Bay.

A great all-rounder, Turtle Bay offers plenty to make a trip worthwhile. The uninterrupted views of the ocean are ideal for photographers and sightseers, while the shallow water and calm ocean surface ensure that watersports are possible here. With easy-access, ample facilities, and plenty to do, Turtle Bay is sure to be a highlight of any holiday on the Seychelles’ largest island.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Carefree Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 1.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 37 52 37
      E-mail:
      honey@seychelles.net
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11.30am - 10pm
      Address:
      Anse Aux Pins
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Carefree Guesthouse and Restaurant serves up a mix of different Creole and international dishes, many of which are created using seafood ingredients. Thanks to the restaurant's location on a green, rocky slope, guests can enjoy their meal while surrounded by nature, with a great view of the ocean too.

    • Le Relax Hotel & Restaurant
    • creole, international, indian 
    • 3.5 of 5 59 Reviews  
    • 3.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 38 29 00
      E-mail:
      helpdesk@lerelax.com
      Website:
      www.lerelaxhotel.com/cuisine
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat: 7:30am until late
      Address:
      Anse Royale
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      A mixture of Indian food, Creole cuisine, and other international dishes awaits you here, along with quality, friendly service. The Le Relax Hotel and Restaurant has many reasons to visit, making it a must-visit for an unforgettable Seychelles holiday.

    • Le Jardin du Roi
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 462 Reviews  
    • 4.2 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 37 13 13
      E-mail:
      brymich@seychelles.net
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 10am - 5.30pm
      Address:
      Domaine de L'enfoncement, Anse Royale, Victoria
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Surrounded by a spice garden which started up in the eighteenth century to provide herbs and spices for the French colony, is the beautiul Jardin du Roi restaurant. Fans of nature will feel right at home here, and can enjoy a wander through the botanical garden, followed by a delicious meal, prepared using the very spices they find in the garden! The menu is à la carte.

    • Chez Plume Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 184 Reviews  
    • 5.3 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!

    • Café Lazare Restaurant
    • creole, international, asian 
    •  
    • 6.2 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.

    • Restaurant L'Indochine
    • creole, asian 
    • 4.5 of 5 74 Reviews  
    • 6.2 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.

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