Beach "Anse Takamaka"

Anse Takamaka, Mahé
Bus stop


The picturesque scenery and the stunning takamaka trees that give the beach its name create an unforgettable image that you’ll remember long after you leave the Seychelles.


  • 500m x 20m - frequent visitors
  • Shallow water - seaweed June to September
  • Normal tide - relatively tall waves
  • Beautiful beach in the south-west of Mahé
  • Ideal for snorkelling


At a Glance:

  • Stunning, picturesque beach with beautiful golden sand and impressive palm trees, as well as the takamaka trees that give the beach its name.
  • Great for families thanks to the shallow water and lack of drop-off, although the waves and currents can be strong, so children should be supervised.
  • There is parking and a bus stop within 50m of the beach, ensuring easy access for anyone staying on Mahé.
  • Lots of shade provides protection from the sun.
  • A fantastic beach for snorkelling; just make sure to bring your own equipment, as there is no rental available on-site.


Anse Takamaka is often described using words such as ‘picturesque’, ‘stunning’, and ‘breathtaking’. Once you arrive here, it’s very easy to see why. The beautiful scenery, crystal-clear water, and gorgeous sandy surface combine to create an incredible beach location in the south-west of Mahé, the largest of the Seychelles islands. Getting to the beach is simple thanks to the nearby bus stop (just 20 metres from the beach), and the presence of parking, ensuring that anyone staying on Mahé can reach Anse Takamaka with ease. There are also a few different accommodations near the beach, so guests of these establishments can enjoy the short walk to this gorgeous little bay. In terms of activities, Anse Takamaka is best-suited to snorkelling thanks to its crystal-clear water and abundance of marine life. Visitors should be sure to bring along their own flippers and mask, however, as there is no equipment rental on-site. The beach is also ideal for swimming, and the water is shallow enough that children and unconfident swimmers can still bathe in the ocean without fear. Away from the sand, there is a popular Creole restaurant, Chez Batista, right next to the beach, as well as a giant tortoise pen nearby. Please note, however, that you should not disturb the tortoises, so please avoid flash photography when admiring them. Anse Takamaka is one of Mahé’s most beautiful beaches, and is well worth a visit for anyone looking for the picturesque beaches they see on postcards, as well as try out a bit of snorkelling in the beautiful waters of the Indian Ocean.

Nearby restaurants

Nearby accommodation:

Captain's Villa

Guesthouse · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.5 of 5 132 Reviews
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Distance: 3.34 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: 3.13 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 100 m
Villa Lemon
For 2 people / night
€ 113 - € 160
Service: B

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Resort · Mahé · Baie Lazare
4.5 of 5 2554 Reviews
Distance: 2.85 km
Rooms: 147
Pers.: 1 - 3
Beach: 10 m
Hill View Room
For 2 people / night
€ 276 - € 735
Service: B&B

Ixora Villa

Villa · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.5 of 5 13 Reviews
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Distance: 3.63 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 4
Beach: 1000 m
For 4 people / night
€ 140
Service: B

Demeure de Cap Maçon

Guesthouse · Mahé · Takamaka
4.5 of 5 87 Reviews
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Distance: 3.39 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: 3.68 km
Rooms: 7
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 50 m
Ocean View Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 108 - € 120
Service: B

Domaine Desaubin Luxury Villas

Guesthouse · Mahé · Takamaka
4.0 of 5 1 Reviews
Distance: 3.01 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 1 - 2
Beach: 50 m
Deluxe Villa with 1 Bedroom
For 2 people / night
€ 140 - € 150
Service: B

La Résidence

Apartement · Mahé
4.5 of 5 166 Reviews
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Distance: 3.71 km
Rooms: 8
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 50 m
Studio Upper Floor
For 2 people / night
€ 90 - € 110
Service: B

Coté Sud

Apartement · Mahé · Takamaka
4.5 of 5 47 Reviews
Distance: 2.22 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 1500 m
Apartment il Girasole
For 2 people / night
€ 94 - € 100
Service: B

Valmer Resort

Hotel · Mahé · Baie Lazare
4.0 of 5 415 Reviews
Distance: 3.10 km
Rooms: 25
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 200 m
Ocean View Suites
For 2 people / night
€ 225 - € 321
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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