Beach "Anse Forbans"

Anse Forbans, Mahé
Coral reef
Bus stop


The proximity to a number of popular accommodations and the nearby bus stop ensure easy access to this beautiful shallow bay with calm water, ideal for bathing.


  • 1000m x 15m - moderately busy
  • Very shallow water - seaweed June to September
  • Some of the beach disappears at high tide - small waves
  • Calm bay with very shallow water
  • Good for bathing, snorkelling, and fishing


At a Glance:

  • Relatively popular bay in the south-east of Mahé, close to several guesthouses and accommodations.
  • Great for families thanks to the shallow water and the lack of sharp drop-off.
  • Easy to reach via bus thanks to the nearby bus stop.
  • Shade provides protection from the tropical sun.


Anse Forbans is located in the south-east of Mahé, just along the coast from other beaches such as Turtle Bay and Anse aux Pins. As with all the beaches in this region, Anse Forbans benefits from an offshore coral reef which protects it from the open ocean, ensuring a calm surface to the water and a shallow depth, making it an excellent prospect for families and children. The beach itself is located near to a number of accommodations, including some small guesthouses and hotels, as well as larger resorts such as the Hilton Allamanda Resort. Guests of these hotels make up a large part of the visitors to Anse Forbans thanks to the short walk to the sea. That said, it is also possible to reach the beach by bus thanks to the nearby bus stop. Rental cars can reach the beach, but there is no parking next to Anse Forbans, so cars must park along the main road. Once you get to Anse Forbans, you’ll be greeted by shallow, calm water with no sharp drop-off, making it safe for children and unconfident swimmers to bathe or paddle in. Additionally, guests of the Hilton Allamanda Resort can borrow snorkelling equipment, and often come here to enjoy the underwater scenery. Guests of other accommodations can ask their hotels for information if they also wish to snorkel here. Anse Forbans shares many characteristics with its neighbouring beaches, and this whole stretch of coastline has much to offer, making a visit to the area well worthwhile for any Seychelles holidaymaker.

Nearby restaurants

Nearby accommodation:

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Distance: 0.27 km
Rooms: 30
Pers.: 1 - 2
Beach: 10 m
King Deluxe Ocean View Room
For 2 people / night
€ 255 - € 600
Service: B&B

Chalets Bougainville

Apartement · Mahé · Takamaka
4.7 of 5 19 Reviews
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Distance: 1.39 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 100 m
Villa Lemon
For 2 people / night
€ 124 - € 155
Service: B

Au Fond de Mer View

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Royale
5.0 of 5 698 Reviews
Distance: 4.22 km
Rooms: 6
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 200 m
Apartment without sea view
For 2 people / night
€ 72 - € 80
Service: B

Ixora Villa

Villa · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.5 of 5 13 Reviews
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Distance: 3.78 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 4
Beach: 1000 m
For 4 people / night
€ 140
Service: B

Captain's Villa

Guesthouse · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.5 of 5 124 Reviews
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Distance: 0.08 km
Rooms: 9
Pers.: 2 - 5
Beach: 100 m
Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
For 2 people / night
€ 110
Service: B

La Villa Therese Holiday Apartments

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.5 of 5 121 Reviews
Distance: 3.99 km
Rooms: 12
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 100 m
1-Bedroom Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 100
Service: B

Le Nautique Luxury Beachfront Apartments

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Royale
5.0 of 5 67 Reviews
Distance: 3.20 km
Rooms: 5
Pers.: 2 - 5
Beach: 20 m
Queen Beachfront Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 163
Service: B

Le Relax Hotel & Restaurant

Hotel · Mahé · Anse Royale
3.4 of 5 177 Reviews
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Distance: 4.24 km
Rooms: 15
Pers.: 1 - 2
Beach: 250 m
Standard Room
For 2 people / night
€ 132 - € 243
Service: B&B

Demeure de Cap Maçon

Guesthouse · Mahé · Takamaka
4.5 of 5 87 Reviews
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Distance: 0.26 km
Rooms: 6
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 150 m
Standard Suite
For 2 people / night
€ 119 - € 170
Service: B&B

Coco Blanche

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Royale
5.0 of 5 80 Reviews
Distance: 3.02 km
Rooms: 7
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 50 m
Ocean View Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 120
Service: B

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