Beach "Anse Takamaka"

Mahé
Anse Takamaka, Mahé
Swimming
Snorkeling
Surfing
WC
Restaurant
Shade
Family-friendly
Parking
Bus stop
Video
Photo-friendly

Highlights:

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.

Facts:

  • 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

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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.

Description:

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:

Takamaka Green Village

Guesthouse · Mahé · Takamaka
4.5 of 5 128 Reviews
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Distance: 0.59 km
Rooms: 12
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 500 m
Standard Double Room with Kingsize Bed
For 2 people / night
€ 141 - € 185
Service: B&B

Lazare Picault Hotel

Small Hotel · Mahé · Takamaka
4.0 of 5 89 Reviews
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SeyVillas Flex Option

This accommodation can be booked with the SeyVillas Flex Option. With this option, your trip can be cancelled up to 31 days before departure free of charge. For any flights booked through SeyVillas, the terms and conditions of the airline apply.

Distance: 1.30 km
Rooms: 11
Pers.: 1 - 2
Beach: 100 m
Standard Room
For 2 people / night
€ 165
Service: B&B

Villa Gazebo

Villa · Mahé · Takamaka
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SeyVillas Flex Option

This accommodation can be booked with the SeyVillas Flex Option. With this option, your trip can be cancelled up to 31 days before departure free of charge. For any flights booked through SeyVillas, the terms and conditions of the airline apply.

Distance: 2.02 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 2 - 6
Beach: 400 m
Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 225
Service: B

Coté Sud

Apartment · Mahé · Takamaka
4.5 of 5 47 Reviews
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This accommodation can be booked with the SeyVillas Flex Option. With this option, your trip can be cancelled up to 31 days before departure free of charge. For any flights booked through SeyVillas, the terms and conditions of the airline apply.

Distance: 2.22 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 1500 m
Apartment il Girasole
For 2 people / night
€ 94 - € 100
Service: B

Bougainvillea

Apartment · Mahé · Takamaka
4.4 of 5 9 Reviews
SeyVillas Flex Option

This accommodation can be booked with the SeyVillas Flex Option. With this option, your trip can be cancelled up to 31 days before departure free of charge. For any flights booked through SeyVillas, the terms and conditions of the airline apply.

Distance: 2.54 km
Rooms: 6
Pers.: 4 - 10
Beach: 1500 m
Apartment Frangipani
For 4 people / night
€ 167 - € 185
Service: B

Pebbles Cove

Apartment · Mahé · Baie Lazare
3.0 of 5 2 Reviews
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Distance: 2.84 km
Rooms: 2
Pers.: 2 - 6
Beach: 50 m
Studio
For 2 people / night
€ 90
Service: B

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Resort · Mahé · Baie Lazare
4.5 of 5 2606 Reviews
Distance: 2.85 km
Rooms: 147
Pers.: 1 - 3
Beach: 10 m
Hill View Room
For 2 people / night
€ 314 - € 765
Service: B&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 - € 220
Service: B

Valmer Resort

Hotel · Mahé · Baie Lazare
4.0 of 5 430 Reviews
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Distance: 3.10 km
Rooms: 25
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 800 m
Ocean View Suites
For 2 people / night
€ 241 - € 321
Service: B&B

Chalets Bougainville

Apartment · Mahé · Takamaka
4.6 of 5 31 Reviews
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This accommodation can be booked with the SeyVillas Flex Option. With this option, your trip can be cancelled up to 31 days before departure free of charge. For any flights booked through SeyVillas, the terms and conditions of the airline apply.

Distance: 3.13 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 100 m
Chalet Guava
For 2 people / night
€ 153 - € 185
Service: B
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