Beach "Grand Anse"

Grand Anse, Mahé
Bus stop


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.


  • 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


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.


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.

Nearby restaurants

Nearby accommodation:

Eden Bleu Hotel

Hotel · Mahé · Greater Victoria
4.0 of 5 507 Reviews
Distance: 5.20 km
Rooms: 86
Pers.: 1 - 2
Beach: 350 m
Deluxe Room with Garden View
For 2 people / night
€ 357 - € 495
Service: B&B

Villas de Jardin

Villa · Mahé · Port Glaud
5.0 of 5 302 Reviews
Distance: 3.99 km
Rooms: 7
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 100 m
1 bedroom Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 238 - € 300
Service: B

Constance Ephelia Seychelles

Resort · Mahé · Port Glaud
4.5 of 5 5468 Reviews
Distance: 5.14 km
Rooms: 266
Pers.: 1 - 6
Beach: 50 m
Junior Suite
For 2 people / night
€ 465 - € 1,090
Service: B&B

Anantara Maia Seychelles Villas

Resort · Mahé · Anse Boileau
5.0 of 5 438 Reviews
Distance: 5.62 km
Rooms: 30
Pers.: 2
Beach: 100 m
Ocean View Pool Villa
For 2 people / night
€ 1,613 - € 3,125
Service: FB

Eden Tropical Nest

Apartement · Mahé · Greater Victoria
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Distance: 5.09 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 4
Beach: 50 m
2-Bedroom Apartment
For 4 people / night
€ 349 - € 390
Service: B

Eden Confort

Villa · Mahé · Greater Victoria
Distance: 5.41 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 2 - 6
Beach: 100 m
For 2 people / night
€ 450
Service: B

Chrisent Residence

Guesthouse · Mahé · Port Glaud
5.0 of 5 2 Reviews
Distance: 2.11 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 1 - 4
Beach: 1800 m
2-Bedroom Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 100
Service: B

Coconut Climb

Villa · Mahé · Greater Victoria
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Distance: 4.82 km
Rooms: 3
Pers.: 4 - 8
Beach: 6000 m
Petit Soeur Villa
For 4 people / night
€ 290
Service: B

L'Escale Resort, Marina & Spa

Resort · Mahé · Greater Victoria
5.0 of 5 5 Reviews
Distance: 4.73 km
Rooms: 16
Pers.: 2
Beach: 9300 m
Classic Room Mountain View
For 2 people / night
Price on demand
Service: B&B

Petit Barbaron Villa

Apartement · Mahé · Anse Boileau
Distance: 3.93 km
Rooms: 1
Pers.: 2 - 4
Beach: 850 m
2-Bedroom Apartment
For 2 people / night
€ 111 - € 130
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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