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:

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Distance: 3.36 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: 3.13 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 100 m
Villa Lemon
For 2 people / night
€ 124 - € 155
Service: B

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Resort · Mahé · Baie Lazare
4.5 of 5 2467 Reviews
Distance: 2.85 km
Rooms: 147
Pers.: 1 - 3
Beach: 10 m
Hill View Room
For 2 people / night
€ 265 - € 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

Captain's Villa

Guesthouse · Mahé · Anse Royale
4.5 of 5 124 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
€ 110
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
€ 119 - € 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
€ 120
Service: B

La Résidence

Apartement · Mahé
4.5 of 5 163 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 46 Reviews
Distance: 2.22 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 1500 m
Apartment il Girasole
For 2 people / night
€ 100
Service: B

Valmer Resort

Hotel · Mahé · Baie Lazare
4.0 of 5 403 Reviews
Distance: 3.10 km
Rooms: 29
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 200 m
Garden Studio
For 2 people / night
€ 192 - € 256
Service: B&B

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