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Beach "Anse Bois de Rose" · Praslin

  • Anse Bois de Rose, Praslin
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The calm atmosphere and the complete lack of visitors ensure that if you manage to reach the beach, you will almost certainly be alone, ideal for anyone looking for a bit of peace, quiet, and solitude.

Facts:

  • 400m x 100m - always empty
  • Shallow water - seaweed present from May to November
  • Beach may disappear at high tide - small, calm waves
  • Small, relatively inaccessible beach on Praslin
  • Good for snorkelling, but tricky to access

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At a Glance:

  • Small, calm beach in the larger bay of the same name.
  • Good spot for snorkelling, but the beach can be tricky to access.
  • There is private property located adjacent to the beach, with signs forbidding trespassing.
  • Therefore, access is only possible by climbing down from the road.
  • Shade provides protection from the sun.

Description:

Anse Bois de Rose is a small beach, located in the south of Praslin, within the larger bay that shares its name with this spot of sand. A calm, tranquil atmosphere awaits any who reach the beach, but this can be difficult for a number of reasons, so the area is virtually always deserted.

As mentioned, getting to the beach is difficult. While there is a road nearby, including a bus stop, you then have to climb down to reach the actual beach itself, which isn’t as simple as it could be. The private property that lines other areas of the beaches provides its own obstacles, as there are signs which forbid trespassing to obtain access to Anse Bois de Rose. Therefore, the beach is almost always deserted.

However, if you do manage to gain access, you will find a small, shaded, beautiful little cove that has great scenery and tranquil water, making it a great spot to relax. The area is also good for snorkelling, and an offshore coral reef protects the bay from the open ocean as well as providing underwater scenery to enjoy. The beach can suffer from seaweed being present from May to November, but besides that is clear and offers pristine sand, as with almost everywhere else in the Seychelles.

Anse Bois de Rose offers some small rewards to those who manage to reach the beach, but doing this is difficult enough that many would rather choose another nearby beach for their seaside visit. While we would possibly recommend this thanks to the wealth of other beach options in the area, Anse Bois de Rose is a beautiful little bay for anyone who decides they want a spot all to themselves.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Hibiscus Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 0.9 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 05 55
      E-mail:
      cocodeme@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.cocodemer.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
      Address:
      Hotel Coco de Mer, Anse Bois de Rose
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Hibiscus Restaurant aims for quality, with professionally-presented dishes, good service, and lots of variety. On Wednesdays, there is a Creole buffet served in the evening. Each morning, there is an English breakfast on offer, alongside warm and cold dishes, tropical fruits, italian coffee, croissants, and much more.

    • Curieuse Pool Bar
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 1.7 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 60 00
      E-mail:
      dining.praslin@raffles.com
      Website:
      www.raffles.com/praslin
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm - 3pm
      Address:
      Anse Takamaka
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Relaxing by the swimming pool and enjoying a fruity cocktail, that would be great, wouldn’t it? In the Poolbar “Curieuse” you’ll have a large choice of tasty drinks: Non-alcoholic cocktails, iced teas, iced coffees and ice cream. The atmosphere is relaxed and harmonic.

    • Port Side Café
    • international 
    •  
    • 1.9 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 77 35 18
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7.30am - 6pm
      Address:
      Baie Ste. Anne Jetty
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $)

      Here, guests can enjoy a wonderful snack or a coffee by the Baie St. Anne jetty with a great view of the beautiful yachts and boats in the bay.

    • Chateau de Feuilles
    • creole, international 
    • 4.5 of 5 55 Reviews  
    • 2.0 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 00 00
      E-mail:
      info@chateaudefeuilles.com
      Website:
      www.chateaudefeuilles.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7.30am - 11pm
      Address:
      Pointe Cabris, Baie Ste Anne
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This elegant restaurant is located on the estate of the Relais and Chateaux, and offers an incredible view of the surrounding island and the ocean. With years of experience, the head chef has built a restaurant that ranks among the best in the Seychelles. The house specialties include Grilled Lobster with Garlic Butter and Creole Chicken Curry with Green Papaya Chutney.

    • Coco Rouge Take Away & Cafeteria
    • creole 
    • 4.0 of 5 134 Reviews  
    • 2.6 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 58 10 14
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 9am - 2.30pm
      6.30pm - 10pm
      Address:
      Baie Ste Anne
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $)

      Delicious local cuisine is the order of the day here, at a low price too! Those who think of fast food will be pleasantly surprised at the excellent quality and low price of the food here.

    • Ogani Bar & Take Away
    • creole 
    • 4.5 of 5 64 Reviews  
    • 2.9 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 56 57 99
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun (expect wednesdays)
      12pm - 2.30pm,
      7pm - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Baie St Anne
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $)

      Delicious local food is available here at a good price. Those who think of fast food will be pleasantly surprised, as takeaways here offer great food at low prices. The octopus curry ranks among the best on the island.

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