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Beach "Anse Consolation" · Praslin

  • Anse Consolation, Praslin
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The unique mix of coral, rocks, and small pools make Anse Consolation a one-of-a-kind experience on Praslin.

Facts:

  • 300m x 5m - not very busy
  • Extremely shallow water, impossible to swim
  • Normal tide - tall waves
  • Beautiful rocky beach on Praslin
  • Good for photographs and sunbathing

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Interesting beach on Praslin, with a mixture of rocks, sand, and extremely shallow turquoise water.
  • Accessible via bus or car, and there are also some accommodations nearby.
  • A small shop at one end of the beach offers limited facilities.
  • Shade provides protection from the sun.

Description:

Anse Consolation is a unique beach on Praslin’s southernmost coastline. This smallish bay is not very busy, probably due to the lack of swimming possibility here, as the water is simply too shallow to even bathe in. That said, it is protected by rocks and a coral reef, making this a safe bay for families. The coral and rock formations also give Anse Consolation a unique look and feel, making this a great spot for photography, or simply for relaxing on the sand.

Getting to Anse Consolation is easiest with the bus, as there is a bus stop next to the beach. There is limited parking next to the road, and no designated car park of any sorts, so coming by car can be problematic. There are several small houses and self-catering guesthouse nearby, however, so the beach can be reached on-foot by some.

Unfortunately, the shallow water and rocky formations prevent you from swimming or snorkelling here, so if that’s your aim then you should look elsewhere. Anse Consolation is still worth a visit, however, especially for amateur photographers, couples looking for a quiet spot to sunbathe, or families searching for a beach where they can enjoy some beach games or a picnic. In fact, the coral pools here are a great way for children to discover some of the fauna that lives on the Seychelles beaches, as well as providing a sheltered space for them to play.

Anse Consolation is probably not the kind of beach that most people think of when they dream of the Seychelles, but that does not mean that it should be ignored. The uniquely beautiful scenery here is really different to what can be found elsewhere on the island, making it a great place to take photographs, or simply to lie on the sand and listen to the calming sounds of the Indian Ocean lapping the shore.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Hibiscus Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 1.5 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.

    • Chateau de Feuilles
    • creole, international 
    • 4.5 of 5 55 Reviews  
    • 1.6 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.

    • Port Side Café
    • international 
    •  
    • 1.7 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.

    • Curieuse Pool Bar
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 2.3 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.

    • Coco Rouge Take Away & Cafeteria
    • creole 
    • 4.0 of 5 134 Reviews  
    • 2.8 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  
    • 3.4 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.

Nearby accommodation:

Hotel · Praslin · Distance: 1.5 km · Map

4.5 of 5 716 Reviews

Apartment · Praslin · Distance: 1.7 km · Map

Guesthouse · Praslin · Distance: 1.7 km · Map

4 of 5 218 Reviews

Guesthouse · Praslin · Distance: 1.7 km · Map

4.5 of 5 245 Reviews

Villa · Praslin · Distance: 2 km · Map