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Beach "Anse Gouvernement" · Praslin

  • Anse Gouvernement, Praslin
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The close proximity to some of Praslin’s hotels and the wide range of possible activities mean that there is something for everyone at this beach.

Facts:

  • 600m x 5m - not very busy
  • Shallow - seaweed in March
  • Normal tide - small waves
  • Attractive bay on the northern coast of Praslin
  • Good for swimming and snorkelling

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Beautiful curved bay in the north of Praslin, close to the Hotel l’Archipel.
  • With shallow water and small, calm waves, the beach is good for families, couples, and solo travellers alike.
  • Close to some hotels, and also accessible by car.
  • Good facilities, and there are equipment rentals available, including snorkelling, fishing, and sailing.
  • Shade provided by palm trees ensures protection from the tropical sun.

Description:

Anse Gouvernement is a beautiful beach on the northern coast of Praslin, the Seychelles’ second-largest island. With shallow water and small waves, the bay is generally peaceful and calm. There are also not many visitors here, except for in front of the Hotel l’Archipel, which is located right on the beach. This fact makes Anse Gouvernement especially popular amongst guests of this hotel, but in truth there are a number of reasons to come from further afield to enjoy this bay.

Thankfully, getting to the beach is quite simple thanks to the nearby road. There is also parking available next to the road and at the hotels, so stopping for a while is no problem at all. The surrounding area, besides some hotels, offers various restaurants, and the Cote d’Or is just a short distance along the coast from Anse Gouvernement.

The beach itself offers a wide variety of different activities, so anyone can find something to like about Anse Gouvernement. The water is shallow, making it ideal for swimming and snorkelling, while it is also possible to rent snorkelling equipment, as well as fishing and sailing gear. The sand here is also great for relaxing, either in the sun or under one of the palm trees that line the beach. Finally, there are some great views to be had, including a view of Anse Volbert/the Cote d’Or, just along the coast from this spot.

Usually only frequented by guests of the nearby hotels, there are nevertheless a variety of reasons to make a trip to Anse Gouvernement. We recommend obtaining permission from the hotels that are located on the beach if arriving by land, while guests arriving by sea can simply enjoy the beach as soon as they get there, as they will not have to cross any private land to reach the beach.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Acajou Hotel-Restaurant "Les Boucaniers"
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 0.6 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 38 53 00
      E-mail:
      acajou@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.acajouseychelles.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7.30am - 10am
      7.30pm - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Côte d'Or
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The main restaurant of the Acajou Hotel serves up excellent local cuisine as well as international delicacies in this unique atmosphere, surrounded by hibiscus plants and takamaka trees.

    • Feuille d'Or
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 0.8 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 28 47 00
      E-mail:
      archipel@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.larchipel.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
      Address:
      Hotel L'Archipel, Anse Gouvernement
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The l'Archipel Hotel restaurant serves up a choice of Creole dishes and international delicacies, as well as a beautiful view of the Cote d'Or bay. There is also live music on offer twice each week.

    • La Gigolette
    • creole, international 
    • 4.5 of 5 16 Reviews  
    • 0.8 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 28 47 00
      E-mail:
      archipel@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.larchipel.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7.30pm - 11pm
      Address:
      Hotel L'Archipel, Anse Gouvernement
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The restaurant of the Hotel l'Archipel is located on the beach of Anse Gouvernement, and offers an incredible à la carte menu consisting of local cuisine and international food. Now and then, the restaurant also offers barbeques, Creole buffets, live music, and much more besides.

    • Les Lauriers Restaurant
    • creole 
    • 4.5 of 5 546 Reviews  
    • 0.8 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 22 41
      E-mail:
      laurier@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.laurier-seychelles.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7pm - 10.30pm
      (Wednesdays closed)
      Address:
      Les Lauriers Hotel, Côte d'Or
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Les Lauriers is a restaurant that serves up traditional grilled Creole cuisine every evening (except Wednesday), including different fish and meat specialties which are prepared before your eyes. Besides that, there is also a buffet where you can help yourself to different salads and curries, and after the meal enjoy a delicious dessert.

    • Pirogue Restaurant & Bar
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 935 Reviews  
    • 1.0 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 66 77
      E-mail:
      info@piroguerestaurant.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 8.30am - 11pm
      Address:
      Cote D’or
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The excellent Pirogue Restaurant and Bar is located on the Cote d'Or on Praslin, and its Creole cuisine and international delicacies are fantastic. From time to time, local bands perform live music here, which only adds to the atmosphere. Besides the delicious food, the restaurant's bar serve up delicious cocktails and wines.

    • La Goulue
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 502 Reviews  
    • 1.0 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 22 23
      E-mail:
      richmond@seychelles.net
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat: 8am - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Côte d'Or
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This small restaurant includes a café and a beautiful view of Anse Volbert. It serves up delicious Creole cuisine at a fair price.

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