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Beach "Anse St Sauveur" · Praslin

  • Anse St Sauveur, Praslin
    • Fishing
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

This is one of the best places to see beautiful coconut palm trees overhanging the beach, making it popular amongst photographers, for the scenery, and families, for the excellent shade afforded by the trees.

Facts:

  • 600m x 100m - many passing visitors, but usually empty
  • Shallow water - lots between May and October
  • Normal tide - small, calm waves
  • Beautiful tree-lined beach on Praslin
  • Good for snorkelling and fishing

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Smallish beach on Praslin that has many passing visitors but is usually empty.
  • Numerous trees provide both shade and ensure wonderful scenery.
  • Great for families thanks to the shallow water and the offshore coral reef.
  • Some small shops can be found nearby, and fishing equipment can be rented here too.
  • Offers a beautiful view of Mahé, the main Seychelles island, in the distance.

Description:

Anse St. Sauveur is a tree-lined beach in the south of Praslin, the second-largest island in the Seychelles archipelago. The calm, shallow water here is fairly typical of the region, and is ideal for families and less-confident swimmers, who can enjoy the warmth of the Indian Ocean without having to worry too much about currents or strong waves.

Getting to Anse St. Sauveur is fairly simple, as there are both parking spaces nearby and a main road, on which you will also find bus stops. Therefore, even guests staying at one of the island’s further-flung accommodations can make their way to the south of the island if they wish. Timing is key with this area on Praslin, however, as the beaches can become rather full of seaweed between the months of May and October. That said, the rest of the year, you will find beautiful white sand and clear water, making it perfect for a beach day during this period.

Anse St. Sauveur is a good beach for swimming, but there are better on the island. The underwater coral reef ensures that this is, however, a great spot for snorkelling, and the beach is also popular for fishing. The beautiful sand, the view of Mahé, and the imposing coconut trees that hang over the ocean ensure beautiful scenery is to be had, making this a great spot to snap some holiday photographs as well.

All in all, there are a few good reasons to make a trip to Anse St. Sauveur, but despite this, the beach is usually only visited in passing. That said, this can actually work in favour of the beach, allowing you to enjoy beautiful scenery, a calm and tranquil, atmosphere, and some (limited) facilities in relative peace and quiet compared to some of Praslin’s more popular beaches.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Curieuse Pool Bar
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 0.6 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.

    • Hibiscus Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 1.4 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.

    • Le Relax Beach Resort
    • creole 
    • 4.0 of 5 27 Reviews  
    • 2.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 46 46
      E-mail:
      beachresort@lerelaxhotel.com
      Website:
      www.lerelaxhotel.com/cuisine
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7.30am until late
      Address:
      Le Relax Beach Resort, Grand Anse
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This hotel restaurant is situated directly on Grand Anse, giving it a truly exceptional location. Indulge your taste buds here with an excellet mix of Indian and Creole cuisine.

    • Ogani Bar & Take Away
    • creole 
    • 4.5 of 5 64 Reviews  
    • 2.6 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.

    • Le Kato Noir
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 2.7 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 02 90
      E-mail:
      palmbeach@seychelles.sc
      Website:
      www.seychelles-palmbeachhotel.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11am - 11pm
      Address:
      Palm Beach Hotel, Grande Anse
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The restaurant of the Palm Beach Hotel is called Le Kato, and employs experienced chefs who truly understand their craft. The traditional Seychelles cuisine, excellent international meals, and the seafood dishes on offer here are all fantastic.

    • Britannia Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    •  
    • 3.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 23 32 15
      E-mail:
      info@britanniapraslin.com
      Website:
      www.britanniapraslin.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 12pm - 2pm
      7pm - 9.30pm
      Address:
      Britannia Hotel, Grand Anse
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Britannia Hotel restaurant will satisfy even the most discerning tastebuds thanks to its incredible menus. Besides local Creole cuisine, the restaurant also offers international dishes, ideal for discerning holidaymakers. The peaceful atmosphere of this family-run hotel is also a prominent feature of the restaurant.

Nearby accommodation:

Villa · Praslin · Distance: 1 km · Map

Hotel · Praslin · Distance: 1.4 km · Map

4.5 of 5 716 Reviews