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Beach "Anse Volbert (Cote d'Or)" · Praslin

  • Anse Volbert (Cote d'Or), Praslin
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Scuba diving
    • Surfing
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • Restaurant
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop
    • Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The incredible variety of activities that you can do here, including swimming, snorkelling, surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing, and sailing.

Facts:

  • 2600m x 6m - lots of visitors
  • Shallow water - some seaweed at the east and west edge of the beach
  • Tide changes quickly - calm waves
  • Arguably Praslin’s most popular beach
  • Wide variety of activities, including rentals

Map:

At a Glance:

  • Probably the most popular beach on Praslin, and certainly the longest.
  • There are numerous accommodations located on the beach at various points, and these spots tend to be the busiest on the beach.
  • Excellent for couples and families, with plenty to offer people of all tastes.
  • Great for swimming, snorkelling, surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing, and sailing.
  • Plenty of shade protects you from the sun.
  • Gorgeous scenery and colours make this a spectacular beach too.

Description:

Anse Volbert, also known as Praslin’s very own Cote d’Or, is probably the most popular beach on the island, and certainly the longest. It is so long, in fact, that it passes by many different accommodations, ensuring that there is a steady stream of visitors on the beach, especially in front of these various establishments.

Access is likely to be simple for the majority of visitors, most of whom will be staying in one of the accommodations that lie on the beach itself. However, for those who are coming from further afield, it is possible to reach Anse Volbert by car, bus, or even boat. There are parking spaces all over the adjacent road, and the bus also stops along this coastal route, ensuring easy-access for all. Please beware - while there are no restrictions in place regarding access to the beach, certain sections contain sun loungers etc. which are intended for the guests of certain hotels, so please avoid using the equipment of a hotel unless you are a guest there or have obtained prior permission.

As you can expect, with such a large beach comes a huge variety of different activities that visitors can enjoy. Besides swimming or snorkelling in the shallow, safe water, guests can enjoy surfing, windsurfing, scuba diving, fishing, and sailing, with plenty of rentals and excursions available. Please note: some vendors will approach you to offer boat tours and excursions, but be sure to only use those with an official license, for your security.

Anse Volbert has plenty of restaurants and shops to suit visitors of all ages. This is one of the rare beaches in the Seychelles that is equally well-suited to families and couples, with safe, shallow water for children, and plenty of space for couples to find a quiet spot to sunbathe or enjoy each others’ company under the shade of a palm tree.

Undoubtedly the most popular beach on Praslin, the Cote d’Or will likely be your first stop if you decide to spend part of your Seychelles holiday on this fantastic island. Thankfully, it won’t disappoint, with an incredible variety of different attractions along with beautiful scenery, there are an incredible number of reasons to recommend Anse Volbert to any Seychelles holidaymaker.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Pirogue Restaurant & Bar
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 1039 Reviews  
    • 0.3 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 5 569 Reviews  
    • 0.3 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.

    • Pizzeria Berjaya Praslin Beach Hotel
    • creole, italian 
    • 2.5 of 5 346 Reviews  
    • 0.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 28 62 86
      E-mail:
      praslin.revn@berjayahotel.com
      Website:
      www.berjayahotel.com/praslin/index.asp
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11am - 10pm
      Address:
      Berjaya Praslin Beach Hotel, Anse Volbert
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The pizzaria of the Barjaya Praslin Beach Hotel is located right on the ocean with a beautiful view of the Cote d'Or and the offshore island of Chauve Souris. Non-guests of the hotel are also welcome to come here to enjoy the delicious Italian food, as well as some Creole specialties.

    • Le Dauphin
    • creole, international 
    • 4.5 of 5 121 Reviews  
    • 0.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 29 48 00
      E-mail:
      leduc@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.leduc-seychelles.com
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7.30am - 10pm
      Address:
      Hotel Le Duc de Praslin, Baie Ste. Anne
      Payment:
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This open restaurant, located in a lush orchid garden with its own fish pond, benefits from a really romantic atmosphere. The restaurant offers the best of the best of Creole cuisine, including fish carpaccio, a choice of different curries with coconut milk and cinnamon, or a variety of different fruity cocktails. These delicacise can also be enjoyed at the pool by candlelight.

    • Les Lauriers Restaurant
    • creole 
    • 4.5 of 5 723 Reviews  
    • 0.5 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.

    • E-mail:
      leduc@seychelles.net
      Website:
      www.cafe.sc
      Address:
      Cote d'Or, Anse Volbert

      Le Duc de Praslin is well-known by locals as a gourmet restaurant. Besides its great beach location and the artistic decoration, the delicious food here is the real star of the show. Enjoy an after dinner drink in the rooftop bar with its astounding view.

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