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Beach "Fairyland Beach (Relax Beach)" · Mahé

  • Fairyland Beach (Relax Beach), Mahé
    • Fishing
    • Swimming
    • Snorkeling
    • Coral reef
    • Shade
    • Family-friendly
    • WC
    • Parking
    • Bus stop


The view of the offshore island of Chauvre Souris, which you can even swim to if you wish, is excellent. Besides that, the calm, shallow water makes this a great beach for families.


  • 50m x 15m - often busy
  • Shallow water - seaweed present June to September
  • Beach disappears at high tide - small, calm waves
  • Small, popular gem of a beach in the south of Mahé
  • Good for snorkelling and swimming


At a Glance:

  • Small, popular beach in the south of Mahé, close to the large, expansive Anse Royale bay.
  • Great for families thanks to the shallow water, calm waves, and coral reef protection.
  • Numerous shops and accommodations nearby ensure excellent facilities.
  • Ample shade provides protection from the worst of the midday sun.
  • Easy-access via nearby bus stop and parking.


Fairyland Beach, also known as Relax Beach to some, is a small, extremely popular beach in the south-east of the Seychelles’ largest island Mahé. Located along the coast from the famous Anse Royale, Fairyland Beach shares many characteristics with its neighbour, including protection from the open ocean thanks to a coral reef, ensuring calm, shallow ocean water that is great for swimming and snorkelling.

Getting to the beach is simple thanks to the excellent transport links in the region. The coastal road passes near to the beach, and there is also parking available, so anyone coming by car can easily find a spot to leave their vehicle during their beach day. Arrival by bus is also simple, with a bus stop located close to the beach. Finally, there are a number of nearby accommodations, including small hotels and guesthouses, so patrons of these hotels can simply stroll to the beach at their leisure.

Fairyland Beach offers beautiful scenery, shallow, calm water, and an excellent view of the small offshore island of Chauvre Souris. As with most of the beaches in the south-east of Mahé, there is an offshore coral reef that protects the bay from the worst of the open ocean, so the waves are rarely high here. This means that the bay is safe for children and unconfident swimmers alike, who can easily bathe and snorkel in the ocean here. The nearby shops ensure that families can find all they need for a picnic if they so wish, and the plentiful shade means that you won’t have to spend too long out in the sun if you don’t want to.

There are a number of reasons to like Fairyland Beach, including close proximity to accommodations, easy-access, and a safe, calm, beautiful environment once you’re there. Those who are feeling slightly adventurous can even try swimming to the offshore island of Chauvre Souris. Otherwise, simply sit back, relax, and enjoy the Seychelles sun in the south-east of Mahé.

Nearby restaurants:

    • Le Relax Hotel & Restaurant
    • creole, international, indian 
    • 3.5 of 5 85 Reviews  
    • 0.1 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 38 29 00
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sat: 7:30am until late
      Anse Royale
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      A mixture of Indian food, Creole cuisine, and other international dishes awaits you here, along with quality, friendly service. The Le Relax Hotel and Restaurant has many reasons to visit, making it a must-visit for an unforgettable Seychelles holiday.

    • Le Jardin du Roi
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 549 Reviews  
    • 2.0 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 37 13 13
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 10am - 5.30pm
      Domaine de L'enfoncement, Anse Royale, Victoria
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      Surrounded by a spice garden which started up in the eighteenth century to provide herbs and spices for the French colony, is the beautiul Jardin du Roi restaurant. Fans of nature will feel right at home here, and can enjoy a wander through the botanical garden, followed by a delicious meal, prepared using the very spices they find in the garden! The menu is à la carte.

    • Surfers Beach Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 4.0 of 5 662 Reviews  
    • 3.4 km
    • Phone:
      +248 2 78 37 03
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11.30pm - 10pm
      Anse Parnel, Takamaka
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This is a good place to meet locals, who often come here to meet up with friends and family in the middle of the day or in the evening, often to enjoy a meal or an evening drink together. The atmosphere is relaxing and friendly, and the food is traditional and fresh. This is really a good place to see the authentic Seychellois lifestyle first-hand.

    • Café Lazare Restaurant
    • creole, international, asian 
    • 4.2 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 38 66 66
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7am - 10.30am,
      7pm - 10.30 pm
      Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Baie Lazare, Victoria
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Open Air Restaurant is located in the Kempinski Seychelles resort, and is the ideal place to enjoy exquisite cuisine in beautiful surroundings. Whether you partake in a delicious breakfast, varied buffet, or simply a coffee, you'll find that this restaurant has something to offer everyone.

    • Restaurant L'Indochine
    • creole, asian 
    • 4.5 of 5 100 Reviews  
    • 4.2 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 38 66 52
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 7pm - 10.30pm
      Kempinski Seychelles Resort, Baie Lazare, Victoria
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      This restaurant is located in the Kempinski Resort in the south-west of Mahé, and specialises in seafood. Anyone looking for first-class cuisine should try this restaurant out. Reservation recommended.

    • Carefree Restaurant
    • creole, international 
    • 3.5 of 5 8 Reviews  
    • 4.6 km
    • Phone:
      +248 4 37 52 37
      Opening hours:
      Mon-Sun: 11.30am - 10pm
      Anse Aux Pins
      cash (SCR / € / $), credit card

      The Carefree Guesthouse and Restaurant serves up a mix of different Creole and international dishes, many of which are created using seafood ingredients. Thanks to the restaurant's location on a green, rocky slope, guests can enjoy their meal while surrounded by nature, with a great view of the ocean too.

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5 of 5 5 Reviews

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