Beach "Anse Royale"

Anse Royale, Mahé
Scuba diving
Bus stop


Numerous activities, beautiful scenery, clear, shallow water, and easy-access make this beach a fantastic all-rounder which everyone can enjoy.


  • 1500m x 15m - often busy
  • Fairly shallow water, about 2m deep - seaweed June to September
  • High tides - calm waves
  • Busy, beautiful beach with lots to see and do
  • Good for numerous activities, including swimming and snorkelling


At a Glance:

  • Long bay consisting of many smaller beaches, with beautiful water and coral reef protection.
  • Ideal for families thanks to the shallow, clear water.
  • Many shops and some restaurants nearby, as well as banks, hospital, the Seychelles university, and various accommodations.
  • A great beach for numerous activities, including swimming, snorkelling, and windsurfing, kitesurfing.
  • Natural shade provides protection from the sun.


Anse Royale is one of the most popular beaches on Mahé, located on the south-east coast of the island. The small town that lies next to the beach shares the name “Anse Royale”, and contains numerous different facilities, including a petrol station, hospital, banks, the Seychelles university, and a number of different accommodations. Getting to the beach is simple, thanks to the nearby public parking and bus stop. The beach is also close to numerous different accommodations, so can be reached on-foot for many guests. As mentioned, Anse Royale is a long, stretching bay that consists of a number of smaller beach sections. What they all share, however, is the protection afforded to them by the offshore coral reef. This fact, combined with the ideal swimming depth of the ocean (2 to 3 metres), ensures that the water is usually calm and ideally-suited to swimming or snorkelling. Meanwhile, Anse Royale is also good for windsurfing, especially when the trade winds blow in the summer months (June - September). Besides the inviting water, the nearby village ensures that there are plenty of restaurants and shops for guests to enjoy. Some of these shops will even rent equipment for fishing, snorkelling, or scuba diving, allowing you to make the most of the beach. This wide range of facilities and the safe nature of the beach ensures that Anse Royale has something to offer everyone from families with children to couples looking for a romantic setting. The beach is also home to a rich history, as this was the location where, in 1772, the first of the Seychelles’ spice gardens were set up. There is also a large church overlooking the water here, which contrasts the tropical scenery that surrounds it. With so much to offer, it’s little wonder that Anse Royale is one of the most popular beaches on Mahé - but don’t let its popularity put you off. The beach is plenty big enough that you will find your own spot to enjoy, and the huge array of activities and sights here make it a must-see for anyone staying on the Seychelles’ largest island.

Nearby restaurants

Nearby accommodation:

Fleur de Sel

Guesthouse · Mahé
4.5 of 5 110 Reviews
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Distance: 0.24 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2
Beach: 10 m
For 2 people / night
€ 138 - € 158
Service: B

Chalets Bougainville

Apartement · Mahé · Takamaka
4.6 of 5 24 Reviews
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Distance: 2.09 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 100 m
Studio Cocos
For 2 people / night
€ 140 - € 165
Service: B

Au Fond de Mer View

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Royale
5.0 of 5 789 Reviews
Distance: 1.02 km
Rooms: 6
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 200 m
Apartment without sea view
For 2 people / night
€ 72 - € 80
Service: B

Crown Beach Hotel

Hotel · Mahé · Au Cap
4.4 of 5 272 Reviews
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Distance: 1.89 km
Rooms: 14
Pers.: 1 - 3
Beach: 20 m
Junior Suite Mountain View
For 2 people / night
€ 169 - € 331
Service: B&B

Felicie Cottage & Residence (Seychelles)

Guesthouse · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.7 of 5 33 Reviews
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Distance: 1.89 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 2 - 3
Beach: 140 m
Cottage 1
For 2 people / night
€ 175 - € 210
Service: B

Ixora Villa

Villa · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.5 of 5 13 Reviews
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Distance: 1.05 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 4
Beach: 1000 m
For 4 people / night
€ 140 - € 150
Service: B

Villa Kordia

Villa · Mahé · Au Cap
4.5 of 5 75 Reviews
Distance: 1.93 km
Rooms: 2
Pers.: 2 - 6
Beach: 100 m
Two Bedroom Villa Sea
For 2 people / night
€ 150
Service: B

La Villa Therese Holiday Apartments

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.5 of 5 134 Reviews
Distance: 0.58 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 95 Reviews
Distance: 0.31 km
Rooms: 8
Pers.: 2 - 5
Beach: 20 m
Queen Garden View Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 165
Service: B

Le Relax Hotel & Restaurant

Hotel · Mahé · Anse Royale
3.5 of 5 206 Reviews
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Distance: 1.01 km
Rooms: 15
Pers.: 1 - 2
Beach: 250 m
Standard Room
For 2 people / night
€ 138 - € 183
Service: B&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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