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:

Fleur de Sel

Guesthouse · Mahé
4.5 of 5 107 Reviews
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Distance: 3.27 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2
Beach: 10 m
For 2 people / night
€ 138
Service: B

Captain's Villa

Guesthouse · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.5 of 5 128 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
€ 88 - € 110
Service: B

Chalets Bougainville

Apartement · Mahé · Takamaka
4.7 of 5 21 Reviews
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Distance: 1.39 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 100 m
Studio Cocos
For 2 people / night
€ 109 - € 155
Service: B

Au Fond de Mer View

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Royale
5.0 of 5 729 Reviews
Distance: 4.22 km
Rooms: 6
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 200 m
Apartment without sea view
For 2 people / night
€ 68 - € 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

La Villa Therese Holiday Apartments

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.5 of 5 125 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 76 Reviews
Distance: 3.20 km
Rooms: 8
Pers.: 2 - 5
Beach: 20 m
Queen Garden View Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 165
Service: 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
€ 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

Domaine Desaubin Luxury Villas

Guesthouse · Mahé · Takamaka
4.0 of 5 1 Reviews
Distance: 2.99 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 1 - 2
Beach: 50 m
Deluxe Villa with 1 Bedroom
For 2 people / night
€ 126 - € 150
Service: B
Carefree Cancellation Policy

For this accommodation, for all bookings made from 12.12.2020 on, our special “carefree booking” cancellation policy based on the travel conditions in section 6.3.c) applies. The remaining regulations remain unaffected.

up to 15 days before departure:
no fees
3-14 days before departure:
cancellation fee of 75%
0-2 days before departure (or in case of no-show):
cancellation fee of 90%

In addition, SeyVillas alternatively grants you the right to change your booking free of charge up to 4 days prior to departure to another date of the same value (= same season, surcharges for higher seasonal rates may apply).

The aforementioned cancellation fees will not be charged by SeyVillas in any case even if the Federal Foreign Office has issued a travel warning or an absolute travel ban for German citizens.


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