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Beach "Grand Anse"

Mahé
Grand Anse, Mahé
Swimming
Surfing
Restaurant
Shade
Family-friendly
Parking
Bus stop
Video
Photo-friendly

Highlights:

The stunning contrast between the sand and sea of Grand Anse and the surrounding mountains and hills of the island’s interior make for a uniquely attractive location on Mahé.

Facts:

  • 1335m x 30m - not very busy
  • Relatively deep water - some seaweed June to September
  • Normal tide - high waves
  • Long, sprawling beach on Mahé’s west coast
  • Good for swimming and surfing

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At a Glance:

  • Beautiful, wide bay on Mahé’s west coast.
  • The spectacular scenery includes incredible mountainous backgrounds and stunning turquoise water.
  • Great for families thanks to the enormous amount of space.
  • Good for swimming, but there are sometimes relatively strong currents, so be careful.
  • The nearby Avani Babarons Resort and Spa offers plenty of facilities for visitors to the beach.

Description:

Grand Anse, as you might expect, is one of the longest beaches on Mahé, and certainly the longest on its western coast. This sprawling bay is incredibly beautiful, with excellent sand and a gorgeous turquoise ocean. The backdrop, meanwhile, consists of Mahé’s imposing mountainous landscape, contrasting the flat, beautiful beach below. The water here is suitable for swimming and surfing, although visitors should be careful, as the current under the water can sometimes be quite strong, and the water is relatively deep compared to other Seychelles beaches. Getting to the beach is simple, as Grand Anse is located next to the coastal road on Mahé. This fact, combined with the parking availability and the bus service that passes the beach make it ideal for many Seychelles holidaymakers to get to with ease. There are also some accommodations nearby, including the large Avani Barbarons Resort and Spa, and Grand Anse can be reached easily on-foot from these hotels. The beach itself offers a lot of space for relaxation, sunbathing, family games, strolls along the sand, and much more besides. The water, as mentioned, can be deep, but is still suitable for confident swimmers and surfing. There is no coral reef here, so the waves are generally large by Seychelles standards, but don’t let that put you off a visit. Grand Anse is also the location of the entrance to the Chemin la Misère, a path that leads across to the other side of the island, as well as the BBC Indian Ocean Relay Station. All in all, as you might imagine, Grand Anse is a large, imposing beach with plenty of beauty and charm. As the longest, most open beach on Mahé’s west coast, it differs from other beaches in the region, giving it a different appeal to entice visitors in.

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Nearby restaurants

Nearby accommodation:

Ogumka Self Catering Beoliere

Villa · Mahé · Port Glaud
3.0 of 5 1 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: 1.44 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 6
Beach: 1100 m
3-Bedroom Villa
For 6 people / night
€ 189 - € 215
Service: B

Jastam House

Villa · Mahé · Grand' Anse
Distance: 1.59 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 6 - 12
Beach: 10 m
Luxury Villa
For 6 people / night
€ 6,900 - € 11,500
Service: B&B

Maison Dora

Villa · Mahé · Greater Victoria
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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: 2.08 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 4700 m
2-Bedroom Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 150
Service: B

Chrisent Residence

Guesthouse · Mahé · Port Glaud
5.0 of 5 2 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: 2.11 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 1800 m
2-Bedroom Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 80 - € 115
Service: B

Amuse Bush

Villa · Mahé · Port Glaud
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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: 2.13 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 2
Beach: 2400 m
1-Bedroom Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 225
Service: B

The Orchard Holiday Home

Guesthouse · Mahé · Grand' Anse
5.0 of 5 1 Reviews
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Distance: 2.33 km
Rooms: 5
Pers.: 2 - 8
Beach: 1200 m
Queen Room
For 2 people / night
€ 99 - € 110
Service: B

Belle Montagne Holiday

Apartment · Mahé · Anse Boileau
4.5 of 5 6 Reviews
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Distance: 2.38 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 200 m
1-Bedroom Apartment Ground Floor
For 2 people / night
€ 66 - € 94
Service: B

Paradise Breeze Apartments

Apartment · Mahé · Greater Victoria
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: 2.74 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 5200 m
1-Bedroom Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 85 - € 125
Service: B

Cliffhanger Villas

Villa · Mahé · Greater Victoria
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Distance: 2.86 km
Rooms: 4
Pers.: 8
Beach: 6000 m
4-Bedroom Villa
For 8 people / night
€ 400 - € 625
Service: B

Villa Salazie

Villa · Mahé · Greater Victoria
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Distance: 3.31 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 6 - 12
Beach: 10300 m
6-Bedroom Villa
For 6 people / night
€ 4,250
Service: B&B
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