Beach "Baie Lazare"

Baie Lazare, Mahé
Coral reef
Bus stop


The history of this beach is really interesting; it is named after French explorer Lazare Picault, and it is also the site where some Seychelles locals once discovered some buried pirate treasure.


  • 1000m x 20m - lots of visitors
  • Relatively shallow water - seaweed June to September
  • Normal tide - small waves
  • Famous bay named after French explorer Lazare Picault
  • Good for swimming and windsurfing


At a Glance:

  • Long, curved bay in the south-west of Mahé, named after French explorer Lazare Picault.
  • Easily-accessible thanks to the nearby parking and bus stop.
  • In close proximity to some resorts and hotels.
  • Plentiful shade provides protection from the sun.
  • A good beach for swimming, snorkelling, and windsurfing.


In 1742, French explorer Lazare Picault landed on Mahé and claimed the island for France and its empire. These days, Baie Lazare is named for this historic moment and its protagonist. This popular, half-moon bay offers beautiful scenery and incredible turquoise water, as well as other staples of the Seychelles, such as pristine white sand and beautiful granite boulders, all of which combine to create a stunning beach environment for your visit. Getting to the beach is simple, especially if you decide to spend part of your Seychelles holiday in one of the nearby resorts, including the Valmer Resort and the Kempinski Seychelles resort, both of which reside in this bay. Otherwise, there is a bus stop nearby, and parking available close to the beach, ensuring that arrival by car, taxi, or bus is simple and hassle-free. Once at the beach, you may be struck by the beautiful colours of the sand and the ocean here. The water is pristine and turquoise, while the sand is a gorgeous bright shade that contrasts the ocean brilliantly. This interplay of colours means that the bay is excellent for photographs, with the impressive granite formations rounding off the scenery nicely. The water here is not very deep at all, so swimming is usually no problem. Other activities that Baie Lazare lends itself well to include snorkelling and windsurfing. The intrigue surrounding Baie Lazare is well-founded thanks to its history. As mentioned, it is named after the French explorer Lazare Picault, but Baie Lazare is also well-known as the location where some locals once found some buried pirate treasure. These days, this treasure can be seen in the national museum.

Nearby restaurants

Nearby accommodation:

Grann Kaz

Guesthouse · Mahé · Anse Boileau
4.6 of 5 84 Reviews
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Distance: 2.59 km
Rooms: 6
Pers.: 1 - 3
Beach: 400 m
Standard Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 104 - € 225
Service: B

Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare

Resort · Mahé · Baie Lazare
4.5 of 5 2599 Reviews
Distance: 0.60 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: 3.19 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 4
Beach: 1000 m
For 4 people / night
€ 140 - € 150
Service: B

La Trouvaille

Villa · Mahé · Baie Lazare
Distance: 2.75 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 800 m
1-Bedroom Chalet
For 2 people / night
€ 108 - € 135
Service: B

La Résidence

Apartement · Mahé
4.5 of 5 166 Reviews
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Distance: 1.86 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 4
Beach: 50 m
For 4 people / night
€ 185 - € 225
Service: B

Valmer Resort

Hotel · Mahé · Baie Lazare
4.0 of 5 425 Reviews
Distance: 0.77 km
Rooms: 25
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 200 m
Ocean View Suites
For 2 people / night
€ 241 - € 321
Service: B&B

Evergreen Seychelles

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Boileau
4.6 of 5 18 Reviews
Distance: 2.93 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2
Beach: 2000 m
For 2 people / night
€ 100
Service: B

Maison Soleil

Apartement · Mahé · Baie Lazare
4.5 of 5 137 Reviews
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Distance: 1.46 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 1 - 3
Beach: 750 m
Cinnamon Mini Suite
For 2 people / night
€ 140 - € 165
Service: B

Four Seasons Resort

Resort · Mahé · Baie Lazare
4.5 of 5 1491 Reviews
Distance: 1.73 km
Rooms: 76
Pers.: 2 - 14
Beach: 15 m
Garden View Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 1,198 - € 2,967
Service: HB

Stephna Residence

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Boileau
4.6 of 5 56 Reviews
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Distance: 2.95 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 1000 m
1-Bedroom Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 105
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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