Mahé

Anse à la Mouche · Mahé

Anse à la Mouche, Mahé
  • Fishing
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse à la Mouche is an open, curved bay in the south-west of Mahé with extremely flat, calm, shallow water, as well as beautiful scenery and a wonderful relaxing atmosphere. Great for families, snorkelling, and swimming, the beach is rarely empty, but never crowded.

Anse aux Poules Bleues · Mahé

Anse aux Poules Bleues, Mahé
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Parking
  • Bus stop

Anse aux Poules Bleues is an oft-deserted bay in the south-west of Mahé, just along the coast from Anse à la Mouche. While not the most attractive beach on the island, the shallow, calm water and nearby art studio provide a few reasons to make a trip worthwhile.

Anse aux Pins · Mahé

Anse aux Pins, Mahé
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop

Anse aux Pins is a long, shallow bay on the east coast of Mahé, the Seychelles’ largest island. With nearby shops and restaurants, as well as a 9-hole golf course, the surrounding area offers plenty to keep you busy during your visit to this beautiful bay.

Anse Boileau · Mahé

Anse Boileau, Mahé
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Boileau is a long, stretched bay on the west coast of Mahé, just north of Anse à la Mouche. The surrounding region is relatively built-up, including a police station, shops, guesthouses, and supermarkets, and the beach itself offers calm, shallow water that is great for swimming, snorkelling, and windsurfing.

Anse Forbans · Mahé

Anse Forbans, Mahé
  • Fishing
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Forbans is a popular beach in the south-east of the Seychelles’ largest island, Mahé. With shallow water and close proximity to a number of accommodations, this beach is great prospect for families who have children looking for a relaxing beach day.

Anse Intendance · Mahé

Anse Intendance, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Intendance is a well-known, wild beach in the south of Mahé. The incredible white sand is framed on both sides by granite boulders, making this beach one of the most beautiful beaches in the Seychelles. During the south-east trade winds (May to September), swimming can be dangerous, and is not to be recommended.

Anse Marie-Louise · Mahé

Anse Marie-Louise, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Bus stop
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Marie-Louise is situated in the south-east of Mahé, right next to Anse Forbans. While not particularly well-known amongst tourists, it’s not uncommon to see small groups of locals here, either enjoying picnics or a few drinks on this beautiful sandy beach.

Anse Parnel · Mahé

Anse Parnel, Mahé
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Parnel is less famous than other beaches on Mahé but every bit as charming and beautiful. With gorgeous white sand and stunning clear water, Anse Parnel offers plenty to keep the Seychelles holidaymaker occupied.

Anse Royale · Mahé

Anse Royale, Mahé
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Royale is one of Mahé’s most popular beaches thanks to its wide variety of activities, beautiful scenery, and proximity to a number of different hotels and guesthouses. Located in the south-east of Mahé, it could even be described as the Beau Vallon of the south, due to its excellent range of activities and facilities.

Anse Soleil · Mahé

Anse Soleil, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Soleil is a beautiful bay with crystal-clear water and pristine white sand. As the name suggests, this beach is often bathed in sunlight, making it a bright, welcoming prospect for your holiday on Mahé.

Anse Takamaka · Mahé

Anse Takamaka, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Takamaka is a beautiful, picturesque bay in the south-west of Mahé. Here, visitors can enjoy pristine sand and incredible turquoise water, as well as the stunning takamaka trees that give the beach its name. Finally, Anse Takamaka is a snorkelling paradise.

Baie Lazare · Mahé

Baie Lazare, Mahé
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Baie Lazare is well-known thanks to its name, which it shares with French explorer Lazare Picault, who is credited with claiming the island for France in 1742. These days, it offers beautiful scenery and a vision of colour for the Seychelles holidaymaker.

Beau Vallon · Mahé

Beau Vallon, Mahé
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Beau Vallon is perhaps the most famous beach in the Seychelles, well-known throughout the country by locals and tourists alike thanks to its beautiful atmosphere, extensive facilities, stunning sandy surface, and proximity to some of the Seychelles’ best-loved accommodations.

Grand Anse · Mahé

Grand Anse, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Surfing
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Grand Anse on Mahé is one of the island’s longest beaches, and certainly the longest stretch of sand on Mahé's western coast. The beautiful beach scenery contrasts nicely with the surrounding mountainous landscape, making for a truly spectacular location. The nearby Avani Barbarons Resort offers restaurants and much more.

Northolme Beach · Mahé

Northolme Beach, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Photo-friendly

Northolme Beach is the small, private beach of the Hilton Seychelles Northolme Resort and Spa, and is almost exclusively frequented by patrons of the resort. This bisected beach is suitable for swimming and especially good for snorkelling, with equipment rentals available to guests of the resort.

Pointe au Sel · Mahé

Pointe au Sel, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Photo-friendly

Pointe au Sel is the name for this peninsular that juts out of the eastern coast of Mahé. The water here is shallow and calm, and the atmosphere of the beach in general is peaceful and relaxing. Suitable for swimming, snorkelling, and windsurfing, this beach perhaps best serves as a quiet spot for couples or families to enjoy a picnic.

Port Glaud · Mahé

Port Glaud, Mahé
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Photo-friendly

Port Glaud Beach is a small and oft-deserted beach, located on Mahé’s west coast, just along from the large national park of Port Launay. In fact, the beach shares much of the appeal of Port Launay’s south beach, with calm, shallow water, beautiful scenery, and stunning views of some of Mahé’s nearby neighbouring islands.

Port Launay North Beach · Mahé

Port Launay North Beach, Mahé
  • Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Surfing
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

North Beach in the Port Launay Marine Park is located close to one of Mahé’s most popular resorts, the Constance Ephelia. Thanks to this, it is very popular with guests of the resort, but anyone can find something to keep them busy here thanks to the incredible beauty of the bay, as well as multiple activities and good facilities.

Port Launay South Beach · Mahé

Port Launay South Beach, Mahé
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

South Beach in the Port Launay Marine Park is less popular than the beach on the other side of the park, but still offers plenty to attract visitors from all over the island. The unique views of smaller offshore islands, as well as the calm, shallow water and the pristine sandy surface of the beach make South Beach every bit as appealing as its cousin.

Sunset Beach · Mahé

Sunset Beach, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Bus stop
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Sunset Beach is a small yet popular beach, located in the north-west of Mahé, close to the Sunset Beach Hotel. With picturesque scenery, crystal-clear water, and nearby shops and restaurants, there are a number of reasons to take a trip to Sunset Beach during your stay on Mahé.

Turtle Bay · Mahé

Turtle Bay, Mahé
  • Fishing
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop
  • Photo-friendly

Turtle Bay is a popular, shallow-watered beach in the south of Mahé, on the east coast of the island. Thanks to the offshore coral reef, the water here is protected, making it extremely flat and calm, perfect for swimming and snorkelling. This beach shares its bay with Anse aux Pins.

Glacis Beach · Mahé

Glacis Beach, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Glacis Beach is more two beaches than one, with the two distinct sections separated from each other by rocky formations. The water here is deeper than elsewhere, but still safe for swimming and snorkelling. There is also an excellent view of Beau Vallon and Silhouette Island from the beach.

Anse Marie-Laure · Mahé

Anse Marie-Laure, Mahé
  • Swimming
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Bus stop

Anse Marie Laure is a small beach in the north-west of Mahé. Due to its close proximity to the island’s most popular beach, Beau Vallon, Anse Marie Laure is virtually always deserted, lending it a peaceful, quiet atmosphere that stands out compared with the other beaches in the area.

Anse Barbarons · Mahé

Anse Barbarons, Mahé
  • Coral reef
  • Swimming
  • Snorkeling
  • WC
  • Restaurant
  • Shade
  • Family-friendly
  • Parking
  • Video
  • Photo-friendly

Anse Barbarons is a beautiful bay on the west coast of Mahé, located in front of the AVANI resort. Great for families at low tide and for swimming at high tide, the beach offers something for everyone, making it well worth a visit for patrons of the hotel, and certainly worth consideration for anyone staying in the west of Mahé.

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