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*From October 2017

Beach "Anse la Farine" · Praslin

  • Anse la Farine, Praslin
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The scenery here is quite unique. This area has been affected by erosion over the years, causing a number of trees to fall over, which can be quite impressive. Additionally, the granite formations at one end of the beach are great for photographs.

Facts:

  • 800m x 200m - few visitors, mostly from the Emerald Cove Hotel
  • Shallow, calm water - seaweed depends on the weather
  • At low tide the beach is larger and at high tide the beach can disappear
  • Calm, tranquil beach next to the Emerald Cove Hotel
  • Good for swimming, snorkelling, and kayaking

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Calm, shallow-watered bay on the south-east coast of Praslin.
  • The beach is located in front of the Emerald Cove Hotel, and is almost exclusively visited by patrons of this hotel.
  • The beach can only be reached by boat, with the hotel running a service between the beach and Baie St. Anne a few times each day.
  • Shade provides protection from the sun, while rocky formations make for a scenic location.
  • Good beach for snorkelling, swimming, kayaking, and windsurfing.

Description:

Anse la Farine is a smallish, calm, tranquil bay on the south-east coast of Praslin, near the island’s hub around the Baie St. Anne region. The water here is protected by a coral reef, ensuring relatively calm, shallow water that is safe for holidaymakers of all ages and swimming abilities. The tides here can be rather strong, with the beach disappearing at high tide, and the sand extending at low tide, so timing your visit correctly is key to making the most of Anse la Farine.

Arriving at the beach can be tricky unless you are a guest of the nearby hotel, the Emerald Cove. The vast majority of the visitors to Anse la Farine will be guests of this hotel, as the only way to reach the beach from elsewhere on the island is by boat. The hotel runs a service a few times each day between Anse la Farine and Baie St. Anne, but visitors will need permission from the hotel to use this service. It is, of course, possible to make your own way to this beach by boat, but it is courteous to ask permission from the hotel beforehand.

At the beach, visitors will be met by shallow, calm water and impressive rocky formations at one end of the beach. The water here is good for numerous watersports, including snorkelling, swimming, windsurfing, and kayaking, and there is snorkelling and kayaking equipment available for rental at the hotel. Due to the isolation of the beach, the hotel’s facilities are also the only that are available in the vicinity of the beach.

The vast majority of people who make their way to Anse la Farine will be guests of the Emerald Cove Hotel, who are lucky to have such a beautiful, well-rounded beach on their doorstep. For those coming from further afield, there is plenty on offer here, but the difficulty of access via boat may put some people off. That said, the impressive scenery, especially the granite formations, make this a really good spot for photographers, and the general lack of patrons means that it is possible to find a quiet spot here to relax and enjoy the sunshine, away from the island’s busier tourist spots.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Villa Anse La Blague
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 1.3 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 55 73 12
      E-mail:
      anselablague@outlook.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11.00am – 9.00pm
      Address:
      Villa Anse La Blague, Anse La Blague
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The concept of the restaurant is one where no fixed a la carte menu is in place, but rather a daily changing variety of fresh fare in which the products are sourced daily from local producers and is skillfully prepared in order to enable diners to enjoy a combination of flavours and textures. Not your typical traditional creole cuisine, but a lighter interpretation.

    • Port Side Café
    • international 
    •  
    • 2.7 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.

    • Chateau de Feuilles
    • creole, international 
    • 4.5 of 5 57 Reviews  
    • 2.8 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 5 149 Reviews  
    • 3.1 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.

    • La Gigolette
    • creole, international 
    • 4.5 of 5 18 Reviews  
    • 3.2 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.

    • Feuille d'Or
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 3.2 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.

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